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Business Briefs: Nov. 18


Friendship Village ribbon-cutting
Friendship Village staff, board members, and the mayor of Chesterfield gathered to cut the ribbon to the new Assisted Living & Memory Care Building. (Source: Friendship Village Senior Services)

Friendship Village Chesterfield celebrated the opening of its new Assisted Living & Memory Care building on Sept. 10. The new building is part of the senior living community’s $200 million expansion (split between the Chesterfield and Sunset Hills campuses) and is the Chesterfield campus’ first dedicated Assisted Living & Memory Care building. Residents moving into the new building will have access to many amenities on campus such as an activity kitchen, a private gym, a beauty salon and spa, on-site physicians’ offices, a market and an outdoor pergola.

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Khanna’s Desi Vibes offers authentic North Indian cuisine.

New restaurant Khanna’s Desi Vibes recently opened its doors at 13724 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. The restaurant offers authentic North Indian cuisine with a touch of modern, serving everything from fusion appetizers to timeless classics and desserts. The menu changes with the seasons and offers daily specials.

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Chase Bank has opened its first branch in the Chesterfield area at 16985 Chesterfield Airport Road. The branch offers personal services and welcomes customers in casual meeting spaces, emphasizing a more consultative approach. Self-service transaction areas are available including a digital access bar and one ATM open 24 hours. The branch also features Chase Private Client offices, teller services, a night depository and free Wi-Fi .


The Missouri Historical Society was recently recognized for its “creativity during crisis” by the Association of Midwest Museums. The Missouri Historical Society has been selected to receive the 2020 Silver Lining Award for its responsiveness, resourcefulness and proactive approach to community building during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.


Ashly Fisher, D.O., recently joined Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine, located at 20 The Legends Parkway in Eureka. As a board-certified internal medicine physician, Fisher has special interests in helping patients with hypertension, diabetes and gastroesophageal reflux disease or (GERD). Fisher earned her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

Ashley Fisher

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Rabbi Glestein

Pathways Hospice and Palliative Care celebrated the one-year anniversary of hospice chaplain, Rabbi Larry Glestein. He graduated from Adelphi University in New York with a Bachelor of Arts in education. A year later, he was ordained from Shaarei Torah Rabbinical School. Glestein, was an instrumental figure in establishing Pathways as the first Jewish Hospice program in St. Louis, accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. He also currently serves as the Rabbi and Senior Oncology Chaplain at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.


The Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri donated $11,680 to Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. The donation will be used to install motion-sensor faucets and soap dispensers in shared kitchens and restrooms at the organization’s homes and administrative offices. Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis helps academically motivated middle and high school students rise above disadvantaged backgrounds and become successful in college and beyond. Its goal is to graduate young people who are physically, emotionally and academically prepared for post-secondary education and a productive life, breaking the cycle of poverty.


The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts its virtual general membership meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The topic is workforce development. The meeting is free, registration is required 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, Dec. 17 at Forest Hills Country Club, 36 Forest Club Drive in Chesterfield. Bring a Secret Santa wrapped gift (value between $10-$20) and place a business card in the box. 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, visit westcountychamber.com or call (636) 230-9900.

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