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Business Briefs: Feb. 12

At the groundbreaking for The Primrose School of Ballwin were [from left] Brad Thompson, Christine Thompson, Kurtis Parks, Michelle Parks, Mayor Tim Pogue and West St. Louis County Chamber President Lori Kelling. [Michelle Parks photo]


The Primrose School of Ballwin recently broke ground for its future location at 15031 Manchester Road in Ballwin. The school offers a private preschool experience. The nationally recognized franchise’s Ballwin location is owned and operated by sisters Michelle Parks and Christine Thompson, both of whom have backgrounds in education. Enrollment is open now for summer 2020. For details, visit

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The first St. Louis area Goldfish Swim School opened at 9967 Manchester Road in Warson Woods. Year-round swim lessons for children 4 months to 12 years are offered along with building character through guided play. 


Kirkwood-based Agape Construction has promoted two longtime employees: Ted O’Toole as the chief operating officer and Jon Naum as project manager. Agape also recently hired architect Kurt Kostecki. Agape Construction Company has provided residential architecture, design, remodeling and construction in St. Louis for 35 years.

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Nancy Barrett, American Society of Interior Designers, is celebrating her 25th anniversary as an interior designer and business owner. She is the owner and founder of Beautiful Rooms, LLC in Chesterfield and has received over 35 design awards, including three 2019 ASID Pinnacle Awards.

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Mark Scheller celebrated his 30-year anniversary in real estate by joining forces with Keller Williams. Scheller has represented over 1,400 clients in the purchase of their local homes and condos, an average of 50 transactions annually. 

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Sophie Arp has joined Friends of the Rainforest as development coordinator, replacing Melissa Hoener. Arp earned a degree in media communications and international relations at Webster University in the Netherlands. Studying in the Netherlands and living in Ecuador, Arp is passionate about creating and maintaining cross-cultural connections.


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting at noon [doors open at 11:15 a.m.] on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at The Crossing, 114 N. Eatherton Road in Chesterfield. Guest speakers include Dr. Keith Marty, superintendent of Parkway School District and Dr. Mark Miles, superintendent of Rockwood School District. Admission is $30 for members; $35 for guests. A $5 discount applies for registrations through Feb 14; a $5 surcharge applies to day-of walk-ins; walk-ins will not be guaranteed a meal. Register online at or by calling (636) 532-3399.

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The West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Forest Hills Country Club, 36 Forest Club Drive in Chesterfield. Admission is $25 for members; $30 for nonmember guests. There is a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours prior to the luncheon and for walk-ins. To register, call (636) 230-9900.

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