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May 27, 2015





North County Recreational Complex Aquatic Center

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, St. Louis County Councilman Mike O’Mara, and other officials last week cut the ribbon signaling the opening of the new $4.2 million aquatic center at the North County Recreational Complex, 2577 Redman Road. Construction of the aquatic center was funded through the sale of St. Louis County bonds, which were backed by St. Louis County Port Authority. St. Louis Count Parks will operate the pool.



Vera B's Southern Kitchen

The Greater North County Chamber welcomed new member Vera B's Southern Kitchen with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new restaurant located at the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood.  This is a full service restaurant and bar with a delicious menu with something for everyone!  Visit their website at www.veraskitchen.com or stop in and enjoy a great meal.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.





Phancy Fingers & Feet Boutique

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for new member Phancy Fingers & Feet Boutique on May 12.  Shown in the photo cutting the ribbon is owner Bridigette Atkins along with chamber staff, board members and ambassadors.  Stop by and see everything there is to offer at 480 rue St. Francois in Florissant.  Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the event.




SSM Heart Institute at DePaul Health Center

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for member SSM Health Institute at DePaul Health Center in the new Cardio Cath Lab.  Pictured in the photo from left to right are Cardiologists David Theodoro, MD, Christopher Bauer, MD, Elie Azrak, MD, Ayotundo Bamimore, MD,; SSM DePaul Health Center Cardiology Team Leader Al Pease; Carolyn Marty, Chamber President; SSM DePaul Health Center Director of Strategy and Business Development, Rosemary Hodges; Colleen Hannibal, Chamber Board Member; and SSM DePaul Health Center President, Sean Hogan.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.



May Business After Hours

 

A huge Greater North County Chamber thank you to Sharon Johnson and staff at Central Bank of St. Louis for hosting a great business after hours.  All those who attended did some casual networking while enjoying some great food and drink.  Central Bank of St. Louis is located at 10704 West Florissant Ave. (63136).  You may reach them at 314-835-3746.
 



BlueStar Construction Group

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for BlueStar Construction Group on Friday, April 24.  Members of the chamber staff, board, ambassadors, general members, Florissant city officials, friends and family were on hand for the event.  Shown in the photo cutting the ribbon is Mark Kaufman along with Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider. Stop by BlueStar Construction located at 450 Howdershell Road in Florissant for your residential remodeling needs.  You may reach them at 314-837-7000.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.



Welcome Max's Meats & Deli

Chamber President Carolyn Marty stopped by Max's Meats & Deli to present the membership plaque.  Pictured in the photo from left to right are Rusty Kirkpatrick, Tracy Johnson, Berryl Bader, co-owner; Lori Lutz, and Debbie Munizza.  Not shown in the photo is co-owner Mark Jacobs.  Stop by their location at 432 Howdershell Rd. in Florissant and check out the wide variety of meats or have a great lunch in the deli.




60th Anniversary & Business Person of the Year


The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 60th anniversary on Friday, April 17 at Norwood Hills Country Club.  Also celebrated that evening was the 2015 Business Person of the Year, John Ortwig, owner of Florissant Glass and the Florissant Old Town Chapel.  Pictured in the photo at left are Jon Vogt, Chairman of the Board of Directors and John Ortwig.  Check out our Facebook page for additional pictures of the event.
 


2015 Scholarship Winners

 
Congratulations to the six area high school students who each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce during the April 15   Membership Luncheon.
Pictured are, from left to right, Jon Vogt, GNC Chamber Chair; Craig Biernbaum, North County Christian School; Christine Marie Bollinger, North County Christian School; Amanda Blanton, Duchesne High School; Sharne McGill, McCluer High School; Courtney Spink, McCluer High School; and Melissa Rakers, Board member and chair of the Partners in Education Committee.  Not pictured is Joyce Hayu, McCluer High School.
 


Business After Hours at Pirrone's


Thank you to Rick Puckett and staff at Pirrone's Pizzeria and Banquet Center for hosting our April Business After Hours.  Along with the great food and drink we enjoyed music from the Parkerson Twins.  Check out Pirrone's Banquet Center for your next occasion or stop by the restaurant located at 1775 Washington St. in Florissant for a great pizza!





The Best of North County


 

Congratulations to all the winners of the Best of North County Contest.  Pictured in the photo above are the winners that were present at our March membership meeting held on the 18th at Norwood Hills Country Club.  Check out our Facebook page for additional pictures of the event.






Ribbon Cutting for Tidwell's Fish & Shrimp


The chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony for new member Tidwell's Fish & Shrimp on Thursday, March 26.  The dine-in and take-out restaurant is located at 3805 Vaile Ave. (63034).  The phone number is 314-838-2785.  Stop in and check out the wide variety of delicious items on the menu soon.






2015 Business Showcase featuring the Taste of North County


Saturday the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Showcase featuring the Taste of North County! We had over 60 vendors that came out for the Showcase and 10 food vendors for the Taste! Hundreds of people from the community came out and learned about businesses in North County! Thank you to all that came out for this event and our sponsors that helped make this event a success!  For more photos check out our Facebook page!
 



Business After Hours at Johnny Londoff

A huge thank you to Johnny Londoff and his amazing marketing director Kitty Harrison for hosting a fabulous Business After Hours on Tuesday, March 10.  We saw many new faces and some old friends as well.  Kitty highlighted the City of Ferguson by ordering the appetizers from Ferguson restaurants.  Also, the winners of the business card drawings received gifts purchased from the I Love Ferguson store.  If you missed out on last night's great event, mark your calendars for our April 8 Business After Hours at Pirrone's.  Be sure to check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.




Jeans & Jerseys at the Mouse Races


We would like to thank our sponsors of the 2015 “Jeans & Jerseys at the Mouse Races”.  Championship Race Sponsor, Paul Cerame Auto Group; Race #1 Sponsor, Florissant Councilman Tim Lee, Race #2 Sponsor, Citizens National Bank; Race #3 Sponsor, Delmar Gardens North; Race #4 Sponsor, Valley Industries; Race #5 Sponsor, Here Today; Race #6 Sponsor, Zykan Family Partnership; Concession Sponsor, Mattingly’s Sports Bar & Grill; Linen Sponsor, Catering To You Banquet Center; Water Sponsor, Schaefer Autobody Centers and Beverage Sponsor, Grey Eagle Distributing.  We would also like to thank the Hazelwood Police Explorers for volunteering that evening.  Check out our Facebook page for additional photos of the event.
 


Culver's Ribbon Cutting


The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Culver's Restaurant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, January 30.  Shown in the photo cutting the ribbon is franchise owner Jim Shelton.  Also on hand for the event was Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider, members of the Florissant City Council, Chamber board members,ambassadors, staff and members.  Culver's is located at 955 N. Hwy 67 in Florissant at the entrance to Ferdinand Park.




Ribbon Cutting for Sweetie Pies Kitchen

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Sweetie Pies Kitchen with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Sweetie Pies Kitchen is featured on the OWN network and the fim crew was present for the event.  We would like to thank Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider, members of the GNC Chamber board, ambassadors, members and staff for taking the time to attend this ceremony.  We were treated to a sample of the delicious food that Sweetie Pies Kitchen has to offer.  Stop by and have a home cooked meal soon.  They are located at 8180 N. Lindbergh Blvd. in Florissant.