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Business briefs: July 5

PLACES In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, Easterseals Midwest partnered with Valvoline Instant Oil Change to raise awareness and support for children, teens and adults with autism. Participating Valvoline locations hosted Easterseals’ Bright Futures for Autism campaign, which allowed customers to make donations and sign hundreds of colorful pennants that decorated each store’s walls. The Bright Futures campaign raised $15,000 ...

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Business News & Notes: June 21

PEOPLE Chesterfield resident Justin Relihan recently was promoted to vice president of legal services for Nidec Americas Holding Corp. Relihan will develop and implement the legal and compliance strategy for Nidec Americas Holding Corp. and Nidec’s Appliance, Commercial and Industrial Motor Americas operations, while supporting the businesses’ growth objectives. • • • Rep. Bruce DeGroot [R-Chesterfield] recently received the Legislator ...

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Business briefs: June 14

PLACES Kit Whittington, RN, BSN, CDP, started Seniors Home Care in 1987 for her grandmother. On June 8, Whittington, her staff, family and friends celebrated 30 years of care for older adults in their homes and around-the-clock. • • • The Missouri Board of Nursing recently granted approval for Missouri Baptist University [MBU] to offer a BSN, starting in January ...

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Business briefs: June 7

PLACES Breakout Games Operations Manager David O’Hara, his staff and members of the West County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the company’s grand opening with a chain-cutting ceremony. Breakout Games is a life-size problem-solving game with five unique story lines. Participants have 60 minutes to solve the mystery and escape. Breakout Games is located at 14523 Manchester Road in Manchester. ...

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Business briefs: May 24

Michael Hambley [pictured here] was recently hired as executive director of Friendship Village Chesterfield [FVC]. Hambley most recently worked as president and chief executive officer of an Ascension continuing care retirement community in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Local CEO invited to White House

Lisa Nichols, CEO of Chesterfield IT consulting firm Technology Partners, participated in an exclusive roundtable meeting this spring with President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka, Vice President Mike Pence and Linda McMahon, administrator of the Small Business Administration [SBA].

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Business Briefs

PEOPLE Chesterfield resident Anita Howard, chief operating officer of the Chesterfield-based National Wood Flooring Association [NWFA], recently was awarded the Gary Sinise Foundation’s 2017 Above & Beyond award. • • • Lisa Steiner was hired as a home deZigner with DeZign to Sell, a home-staging company located in West County. Steiner is a certified home staging and redesign specialist and ...

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VOYCE honors lifetime achievement of local caregiver

Some would say Jenifer Russell, Friendship Village Chesterfield’s community life services director, skated to the prestigious VOYCE lifetime achievement award, an organization founded in 1979 to honor exceptional work in caregiving and person-centered care.

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