Chesterfield Chamber launches first mobile app, Business News
The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of its first mobile application, Chesterfield2Go! The app allows members to connect with anyone who downloads the app to a smartphone or mobile device and provides live access to the full Chamber member directory; instant member and Chamber news feeds; event updates and notifications; exclusive Chamber offers and deals; Chamber Facebook and Twitter feeds; and mapping and geo-locating services. West Newsmagazine is a sponsor of the app and will be providing Chesterfield news, local sports and local school information.
To download the app, visit chesterfieldmochamber.com. For every download, the Chesterfield Chamber will receive a $1 donation to be used for its programming.
Neurologist Duane Turpin, DO, has joined BJC Medical Group of Missouri. Located at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West HealthCare Center, he soon will add a location in West County.
Rheumatologist Irl Don, M.D., has joined BJC Medical Group, practicing at Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Associates. His primary office is located at 3023 N. Ballas Road.
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Sherry Meadows, of West County, has been hired to the newly created position of community outreach manager of Veterans Care Coordination.
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Terri Gray has been named executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri.
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Erin Swenson has joined Creve Coeur-based Directions in Design as director of business development for the interior architectural/interior design firm.
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Joseph A. Sheehan has been elected to a one-year term as secretary of the board of directors of St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. New members recently elected to St. Luke’s board of directors included Oscar C. Berryman, Philip (Flip) B. Cady, Jr., and Ann McFarland Sullins, each of whom will serve three-year terms.
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Officers elected to the Circle Of Concern in Valley Park board for 2013 are Nancy Parker, president; Doug Schaeffler, vice president; Rod Bishop, treasurer; and Calvin Holderby, secretary. New directors elected to three-year terms are Sue Hoffman, Harry Lemay, June Schroeder and Greg Shoemaker. Chris Pallozola, who joined Circle in September as community relations director and was named acting executive director in November, was promoted to executive director, effective Feb. 1.
AWARDS & HONORS
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. has honored Wildwood resident Jim Zara with its 2013 Southern Region Top Producer Award. Zara is affiliated with Northwestern Mutual-Chesterfield.
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Pulaski Bank has received the 2012 Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) Platinum Award, which recognizes the bank as one of the top-producing lending institutions in the MHDC mortgage program. Four Pulaski Bank loan officers were recognized as top-performing individuals: Terry Pettigrew received the Platinum Award and was the highest producing MHDC lender in Missouri; Kathy Doyle, Richard Heath and Melissa Maxwell were Bronze Award recipients.
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Healthgrades for the seventh consecutive year has named St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals in 2013. According to Healthgrades, patients admitted to a hospital named to 50 Best Hospitals list are more likely to have successful treatment without major complications.
EDUCATION & NETWORKING
The West County Chamber of Commerce holds a Lunch & Learn at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at West County Nissan, 14747 Manchester Road. Susan Stewart, an organization expert, speaks on getting organized to become more effective and productive. Admission is $15. Chamber members may register at westcountychamber.com; non-members may register by calling 230-9900.
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The Wildwood Business Association sponsors “Business Decisions in Today’s Economy” from 4:45-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 at St. Louis Community College, 2645 Generations Drive in Wildwood Pat Pettey, business development specialist and lender for Electro Savings Credit Union, presents the workshop. Networking and light refreshments also are featured. Admission is free and open to all. To register, visit wildwoodba.org.