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Business Briefs: Sept. 23

P'sghetti's in Ballwin
The exterior of the new P’sghetti’s location in Ballwin. (Source: P’sghetti’s Pasta & Sandwiches Facebook photo)


P’sghetti’s is coming to 15069 Manchester Road in Ballwin, which is its fourth location in the greater St. Louis area. Known for its fresh baked homemade bread and a family red sauce recipe, P’sghetti’s offers sandwiches, pasta and salads. Their catering offerings include box lunches, shaped sandwiches and party trays, as well as mobile catering options.

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Salon Elite owners
Stylists and co-founders Carlie Beran and Tasha Thurmond.

Salon Elite has opened in Ellisville at 134 Clarkson Executive Park. Salon Elite offers hair services for women and men including creative and corrective color, balayage, foilyage, smoothing treatments, several types of hair extensions, and treatments for thinning hair and hair loss. Salon Elite has a focus on eco-friendly sustainability and offers products made with natural ingredients.

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Several West County hospitals won top honors as America’s “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report. Missouri Baptist Medical Center ranked No. 2 in St. Louis and No. 3 in Missouri; Mercy Hospital-St. Louis ranked No. 3 in St. Louis and No. 4 in Missouri; and St. Luke’s Hospital-Chesterfield ranked No. 4 in St. Louis and No. 7 in Missouri. Barnes-Jewish West County also received high performing marks. Barnes-Jewish Hospital- St. Louis ranked No. 1 for both the St. Louis area and in Missouri. It also ranked No. 18 in the nation.



Peoples National Bank recently announced that Brenda Bader Tucker has been named metro regional manager and senior vice president at Peoples National Bank. With 40 years of experience in the banking industry, Tucker’s commitment to the community shows through her involvement with several community organizations. She is a member and past board member of both the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce and Progress 64 West. Tucker also has volunteered with Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child and Ballwin Days, an annual event in the city of Ballwin.

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Longtime West County pediatrician Dr. Gerald Lowther joined the Hinton Healthcare Group, effective Sept. 1. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He has been dedicated to helping children of all ages for more than 30 years and is board-certified with the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

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Samantha Yoder

Living Word United Methodist Church welcomed Samantha Yoder, director of children’s ministries, to its staff. Yoder earned her bachelor’s degree from Blackburn College and completed her graduate program in Christian leadership through Grand Canyon University. Prior to joining Living Word, she served as a recruiter with the Girl Scouts, a volunteer director at a history museum, and most recently as the Family Life Minister at Minier Christian Church in Illinois.

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The Veterans Business Resource Center has hired three new employees to assist with the nonprofit organization’s outreach and counseling to military veterans and their family members seeking to start or expand a business. The new hires are: Mitchell Fitzpatrick, outreach coordinator and boots to business instructor. Fitzpatrick, who attained the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army, is training and counseling entrepreneurs across the VBRC’s five-state footprint. Evyn Johnson, digital marketing director and boots to business instructor. Johnson manages the VBRC’s website and digital marketing initiatives. Danielle Lowery, executive assistant, manages the VBRC’s office and is helping to coordinate its Forward 15 fundraising campaign that celebrates the nonprofits’ 15 years in operation. The Veterans Business Resource Center is a nonprofit organization established in 2004 and is the first such center in the nation. It assists all U.S. military veterans, Guard or Reserve members, active-duty personnel transitioning to civilian life and military families to start businesses or expand existing companies. Services include entrepreneurial training, loan application assistance and individual business counseling. Visit


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its virtual general membership meeting at 11:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The guest speaker and topic are to be determined. The meeting is free, but you must register to receive login instructions. For more information, visit

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The West St. Louis Chamber of Commerce hosts its general membership meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Forest Hills Country Club, 36 Forest Club Drive in Chesterfield. Admission is $30 for members; $35 for nonmember guests. There is a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48 hours prior to the luncheon and for walk-ins. This meeting is subject to change to virtual format. To register or for meeting format updates, please check the website at or call (636) 230-9900.

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