Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce was on hand to help The Village Green celebrate.
The Village Green, a resale shop on Watson Road, marked its first year in business on April 6 with a ribbon cutting by the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce. The Village Green is a non-profit donation and consignment resale store offering fine upscale homefurnishings, elegant décor, antiques, estate jewelry and collectibles, according to a release from the Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds support the mission of its parent organization, The Village Academy, which helps support St. Louis area families to achieve goals and receive high quality child care and early childhood education through scholarships to accredited early childhood education centers in our community, the Chamber said.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Bonnie Butterfield was honored with the 2013 Bernard J. "Jimmy" Fidler award last week.
Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including Kiwanis' Bernard J. "Jimmy" Fiddler Citizen Service Award winner Bonnie Butterfield. Learn more about Butterfield, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber: The Crestwood/Sunset Hills Kiwanis is pleased to announce Bonnie Butterfield as the 2013 Bernard J. “Jimmy” Fidler Citizen Service Award honoree. In her professional career, Bonnie worked for Quest Diagnostics, first as a medical technologist and then as a compliance officer. At the time of her retirement, she was Director of Compliance for the Central Region of Quest Diagnostics, a region consisting of nine states, and, in that position, coordinated the functions of the …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Brian Kohlberg was honored with the South County Rotary Club's Paul Harris Fellowship Award last week.
Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including the Rotary's Paul Harris Fellowship Award winner Brian Kohlberg. Learn more about Kohlberg, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber: Brian Kohlberg, a St. Louis native, from South County, graduating from Vianney High School in 1999. He was and is still very involved in his beloved high school. Brian is a past President of the Vianney Alumni Association and has chaired alumni events such as Homecoming gatherings, Alumni Golf Tournaments, Trivia Nights and Vianney’s Spring Picnic. Brian is also an annual donor to the Griffin Fund, allowing more affordable education for the young men that chose to spend their high school years in Black …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Cindy Sykes is the manager of Southpointe Apartments.
Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including New Member of the Year Cindy Sykes. Sykes is the manager of Southpointe Apartments. Learn more about Sykes, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber: Cindy Sykes is a wife of 25 years and a mother of three children. After being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years, she went back to work full-time as a leasing consultant for Equity Residential. Her talents and abilities are evidenced by the fact that after only a year as a leasing consultant she was promoted to Assistant Manager, and then Property Manager one year after that. She currently manages Southpointe Apartments for Mills Properties, who took over as manager of the complex five years…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bill Puricelli re-opened his former Imo's franchise as Puricelli's Deli last November.
Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including a Community Improvement Award for the owner of Puricelli's Deli. Learn about Puricelli, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber: Bill Puricelli took a bad situation and made the best out of it. After a kitchen fire in his Imo’s restaurant in March of 2012, he chose to follow his life-long dream and reopen under his family name rather than the Imo’s brand. The Chamber feels like the improvements made to the interior and exterior of the building warrant the Community Improvement Award. In addition to regular deli favorites (roast beef, pastrami & cheese, meatball sandwich, Cuban, salami), the restaurant offers pork tenderloin, …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Mike Raeber was recognized for his contributions to several local volunteer organizations.
Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including Citizen of the Year Michael Raebler. Raebler is a co-founder of Equity Financial Services. Learn more about Raebler, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber: Raeber has lived in the South County area his entire life and attended Lindbergh High School. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Business, he married his high school sweetheart, Ann. They have been married for more than 30 years and have one child, Ali, who is currently a senior at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia. Mike, with his best friend, Tom Brady, founded Equity Financial Services in 1984. They continue to be friends and partners today with their office …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Richard Bayers is a C.P.A. who has been a member of the Chamber since 2004.
Last week the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce honored its 2012 Chamber Award Winners, including Business Person of the Year Richard W. Bayers. Bayers is a C.P.A. Learn more about Bayers, from the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber: Since he graduated from Saint Louis University in 1971, Richard W. Bayers, C.P.A., has provided accounting and tax services to the small business community - providing affordable professional service focused on the clients’ needs. The firm offers an array of services that help small businesses with compliance reporting. Some of the services include tax services for corporations, partnerships, trusts and individuals as well as IRS representation. He prepares monthly, quarterly and annual payroll and sales …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Steve Boggeman, owner of Eraser Top Design, was also last year’s Chamber Business Person of the Year.
A familiar face will be taking over the director’s chair when Mary Ann McWilliams steps down from her seat at the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce at the end of this year. Eraser Top Design owner Steve Boggeman was announced as McWilliams’ replacement during the Chamber’s December luncheon. While McWilliams will be considered ‘retired’ in 2013, she said she would still be on hand to help her successor transition into the role. Boggeman started his own graphic design business in 2006, and has been an active member of the Chamber since 2007. His office is located in the Watson Industrial Park. Boggeman was awarded the Business Person of the Year in 2012 and New Member of the Year in 2008. He’s served on the Chamber’s Board of …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Leah Efken, Megan Rasche and Kelly Weiss are this year's scholarship recipients.
The Crestwood - Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce awarded college scholarships at Tuesday's monthly luncheon to three outstanding high school graduates: Leah Efken, Megan Rasche and Kelly Weiss. Leah Efken graduated ninth in her Lindbergh High School class of 474 students with a GPA of 4.72 out of 5.00. During high school, she participated in the National Honor Society, golf team, pit orchestra, Missouri Youth in Government, Strolling Strings, swim team and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She will attend Xavier University in Cincinnati and major in philosophy, politics and the public. Megan Rasche earned a GPA of 4.24 out of 5.00 when she graduated from Westminster Christian Academy. She participated in the National Honor Society, varsity …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The mid-day soiree reminded members of the power of small business and planning for retirement.
Tuesday's Sunset Hills-Crestwood Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at Bethesda Dilworth had a common theme—planning. Many small business owners and representatives exchanged business cards and talked about planning in this tough economy. "Since losing my job in 2004, I'm now in the business of changing lives," said Keith Kassel, owner of Axxiom Franchise Advisors. After an hour of networking, the luncheon began with an introduction of special guests, along with welcoming new members. Karen Dawson, treasurer of the Chamber, addressed the crowd regarding Monday's golf tournament. "We can still use your help if you're not playing," she said. "You don't need to come out for the whole day—wouldn't you rather be outside than inside in your …