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Business Briefs: Oct. 7

PEOPLE

Dr. Dave Candy, owner of Movement 4 Life in Manchester, recently became a No. 1 bestselling author on Amazon with his book, “Chronic Pain: You’re Not Just Getting Older, You’re Not Crazy, and It’s Not All In Your Head – Learn The Secrets To Get Relief.” In the book, Candy reveals common false beliefs about chronic pain, reasons why traditional pain treatments don’t always work, and secret truths about chronic pain that allow people who suffer to get relief.

Dr. Dave Candy
Dr. Dave Candy, owner of Movement 4 Life, is now a published author.

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Abbey Gillen has joined the team of stylists at Bella Gente Salon, 212 THF Blvd. in Chesterfield. Gillen graduates from Grabber School of Hair Design. She brings three years’ experience as a stylist in Washington, Missouri, to the Chesterfield Valley salon. Gillen specializes in doing highlights/lowlights and enhance hair’s dimension and color.

Abby Gillen
Gillen

COMMUNITY CARE

Operation Food Search, a nonprofit hunger relief organization, recently hosted its 10th annual Shop Out Hunger Day and collected more than 53,000 pounds of food.  The event also collected nearly $14,500 in monetary donations, which includes a $5,000 donation from Schnucks. The total donation, which is valued at $103,963, will provide 145,492 meals to the community. That means 42,200 individuals will be fed for one entire day.  

PLACES

BeerSauce has opened its first West County location at 14738 B Manchester Road in Ballwin. The location features 600 craft beers and 200 artisan sauces and rubs to purchase. The dine-in menu features a full BBQ and smoked meat menu with 50 rubs and sauces to choose from. Coming soon is a twice-weekly flavor school, free Saturday afternoon tastings, and a Friday night tap takeover event where special beer from local breweries will be on tap.

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Ballwin Fit Body Boot Camp opened at 689-693 Big Bend Road in Manchester. Its 30-minute workout regiments utilize their signature Afterburn workout formula, which combines two research-backed training methods for effective and sustainable weight loss, including high intensity interval training and active rest training.

AWARDS

Heartlands Building Company was named an award winner of the annual Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri’s Awards Program. The award program honors excellence in the home building industry. In the category Outdoor Living Spaces, Heartlands Building Company was recognized with the Outdoor Living Space of the Year award.

EVENTS

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 chesterfieldmochamber.com.

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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 a virtual format. To register or for meeting format updates, please check the website at westcountychamber.com or call (636) 230-9900.

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