NCI eNews
June 2013

Rebecca Zoll
Rebecca Zoll


A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

It was terrific seeing so many of you at NCI’s 36th Annual Breakfast; with nearly 600 in attendance, it was a wonderful crowd to honor our leadership, business development, community development, and public service award recipients. Congratulations to those honored this year, your work and dedication is amazing and North County benefits from all you do to help make our community great. This year, you can watch the event online at www.NorthStLouisCounty.com. Big thanks to Randy Gardner from the Gateway Television News Network and The City of Black Jack for all his hard work on this television special. Connect here for a photo album of the Annual Breakfast.

Special thanks to St. Louis Community College’s Wesley Bell (a past 30 Leader in their Thirties honoree), Ed Hassinger (MoDOT), Dr. Art McCoy (Ferguson-Florissant School District), Dr. Mark Tranel (PPRC), and Betty Van Uum (University of Missouri St. Louis) for participating in this year’s annual report to our members. These regional partners helped me share information about the work NCI has been doing this past year on behalf of the communities we serve. For a complete list of NCI’s Annual Accomplishments please go to www.northstlouiscounty.com/news/accomp.shtml.

We want to say a special thanks to our sponsors for their support.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

CORPORATE PLUS SPONSORS
METRO
St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
US Bank

CORPORATE SPONSORS
Christian Hospital
Commerce Bank
Community News
Favazza & Associates, LLC
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Johnny Londoff Chevrolet
NorthPark Partners
Paul Cerame Ford-Kia-Quick Lane
SSM Rehabilitation Hospital
St. Louis County
St. Louis County Economic Council
Vantage Credit Union

SUPPORTING SPONSORS
Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, Inc., Citizens National Bank, Hazelwood School District, Independent News, Kent Miller Photography, Lindenwood University, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, Republic Services, Trinity Catholic High School, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Valley Industries, Workforce Solutions Group - St. Louis Community College

 

Front row, left to right: First Row (left to right): Jane Reise, Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy; Sandy Weber, 2012 NCI Board Chair; County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, St. Louis County; Rosemary Johnson, Jennings School District; and Megan McMichael, World Wide Technology, Inc. Second Row (left to right): Dan Link, Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy; Kim Bakker, SSM Health Care – St. Louis; David Reif, National Retail Properties, Inc.; Dr. George Albin III, Ritenour School District; Councilman Dwayne T. James, City of Ferguson; and Joe McGettigan, World Wide Technology, Inc. Photograph courtesy of Kent Miller Photography

 

 

 

 

Thanks U.S. Bank!

NCI’s Board Chairman, Ron McMullen, 2012 Chair Sandy Weber (retired U.S. Bank Vice President and District Manager) and I, accepted a $15,000 check from NCI Board member, U.S. Bank’s Scott Schneider from the U.S. Bank Foundation this past month at the organization’s 36th Annual Breakfast.

“U.S. Bank is proud to support North County Inc.,” said Schneider, branch manager for U.S. Bank’s Waterford branch in Florissant. “NCI is integral in bringing local businesses and community organizations together to create programs that make this area a great place to live.”

U.S. Bank has been a long-time partner and supporter of the work that NCI does on behalf of the businesses and communities that we serve throughout North County. We thank them for their continued support of our economic development initiatives.

NCI’s Board of Directors is hosting an Anniversary celebration and you are invited. This celebration will be an elegant 5-course dinner with wine pairing and silent auction at Hendel’s Market Café and Piano Bar. Come celebrate with us on Sunday, July 21st at 5:30 p.m. with the first course served promptly at 6 p.m. Enjoy the culinary creations by Chef Nathan Bennett while being educated by a wine pairing expert. It is $85 per person and reservations are required. Space is limited to the first 80 paid guests. For more information, visit NorthStLouisCounty.com

Event Media Partners:

SSM DePaul

NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

We, along with media partners the Community News and Gateway Television News Network, are seeking nominations for 2013’s NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties campaign. The 2013 NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties campaign will recognize leaders who are making a significant positive impact on North County through their profession and/or community involvement and are in their thirties. To nominate someone who works and/or lives in North County and is an outstanding professional, excels at his/her company, is a committed volunteer who uses their leadership skills for the betterment of a civic or charity organization, is a municipal employee who, through proactive involvement, is helping create a more livable community, or an entrepreneur who has become successful and is giving back to North County, call the office for a nomination form or go online to www.NorthStLouisCounty.com. All nominations are required by July 12.

The 30 leaders chosen will be honored at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties reception and luncheon. The public is invited to attend this event on Friday, September 27th at Norwood Hills Country Club at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required; the cost is $40.00 per person. If a company is interested in sponsoring this event and supporting North County’s young leaders, sponsorship packages are available. To make a nomination, reservations, or sponsor this event contact the NCI office at (314) 895-6241 or go to www.NorthStLouisCounty.com for more information.

Congrats to NCI board members Mayor Mathew Robinson with the City of Hazelwood on being elected to St. Louis County Municipal League's Board of Directors.

Welcome to new member:

Negwer Materials, Inc.
Scott Negwer
49 Airport Road
St. Louis, MO 63135
314-522-0579
www.negwer.com


President/CEO

In this edition look for:

Old Town Donuts is offering specials for the month of June. For more information, please click here.
Christian Hospital offers community programs and events each month. For programs for the month of June, please click here.
SSM DePaul
SSM DePaul Health Center offers the community many programs and events during the year. For programs and events for the month of May, please click here.
City of Hazelwood’s White Birch Aquatic Center is now open. For more information, please click here.
City of Hazelwood is hosting their 3rd Annual Recycle Day on Saturday, June 1st. The event will be held in the parking lot of St. Louis Outlet Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please call at 314-513-5014 or 314-703-7843
City of Jennings is having their Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($7 for yard sign & listing on city-wide list) Must be registered to participate. Call 314-388-3040 ext. 1 for more details.
City of Jennings Councilwoman Yolanda Austin is sponsoring a Job Fair: Making Preparation to go Back to Work on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jennings Sr. High School.
Grace Lutheran Chapel will be holding a Disaster Relief Donation event on Sunday, June 2, 2013. For more information, please click here.
The Federation of Catholic Schools in the Northeast Deanery is having a Family Picnic on Sunday, June 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Council #2951 Grounds. For more information, please click here.
The Northwest Chamber of Commerce is having their Annual Golf Classic event on Monday, June 3 at Innsbrook Golf Course. For more information, please visit www.northwestchamber.com.
Spanish Lake Community Association is offering a free electronics and appliance Recycling event on Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the parking lot of Trinity Catholic High School. For more information, please click here.
Trinity Catholic High School is having their 2013 Alumni Golf Challenge on Monday, June 10 at Winghaven Country Club in O’Fallon, MO. The four-person scramble event will begin at 1 p.m. and the cost is $95 per player or $380 for a foursome. For reservations and more information, please contact Dan Grumich at 314-741-1333, ext: 223 or email at dgrumich@trinitycatholichigh.org.
Marygrove is asking you to save the date, Tuesday, June 11th for their 20th Annual Jeff Clinton Memorial Golf Classic Dinner and Auction. The event will be at Norwood Hills Country Club. For more information, please click here.
Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce is having their Golf Classic Tournament on Tuesday, June 11 at Whitmoor Country Club. For more information, please click here.
Emerson Family YMCA is offering a Free Movie Night on June 14th. Watch ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ with your family and friends! Register your children today! For more information, please click here.
City of Hazelwood will have the MaxCherry Band on Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hazelwood Summer Concert Series at the Harry S. Truman Park. For details, please click here.
Christian Hospital Foundation is hosting their third-annual Golf Outing on June 18 at Norwood Hills Country Club. For more information, please visit the website at www.christianhospital.org/golf or call Kamille Pope at 314-653-4191
Workforce Solutions Group will be having an Enterprise Sustainability seminar on June 19th, from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Learn ways to reduce your costs by making an impact in your building operations. For details, please click here.
St. Louis County Police Department is introducing a program called Partners in Crime Prevention through Physical Fitness. The kick-off party will be on June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North County Rec. Plex. For more information, please click here.
Florissant Police Department will be conducting their next quarterly business seminar on June 26th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Florissant Police Department. A continental breakfast will be served. Participants are requested to RSVP at 314-830-6042 or ahaarmann@florissantmo.com.
Ritenour School District is offering a Summer Readiness Week for students with preschool experience from July 29th to August 1st. For more information, please click here.
 
 
City of Florissant for being recognized as a member of Tree City USA for the 24th year. For more information, please click here.
Challenger Learning Center on receiving $45,000 in grants to provide STEM programs. For more information, please visit www.clcstlouis.org.

Kristen McPike, senior at McCluer High School, received a check saying unlimited at May's Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education meeting
Ferguson-Florissant School District Kristen McPike on being a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.  With seven recipients of the scholarship to-date, more Gates Scholars have attended McCluer High School than any other high school in the state of Missouri. For more information, please click here.
Ferguson-Florissant School District schools on receiving awards for excellence in implementing of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support. For more information on which school were awarded, please click here.

Kyle Jordan-DeDeaux
Hazelwood School District’s Kyle Jordan- DeDeaux has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar. For more information, please click here.
Hazelwood School District’s Jana Elementary School and Cold Water Elementary School on receiving grants from Lowes’s Charitable and Education Foundation. For more information, please click here.

Dr. Grayling Tobias and awardees
Hazelwood School District students who were honored at the North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice/North County Youth Task Force Youth Appreciation Dinner. For details, please click here.
Ritenour School District’s Early Childhood Education for maintaining its accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Youth Children, a national organization of early childhood professionals. For details, please click here.

Rob Lamb
Pattonville School District’s Rob Lamb on being chosen to receive the Outstanding Young Educator Award from the Educational Technology Association of St. Louis. This annual award is presented to an outstanding young educator under the age of 35 who demonstrates vision, innovation, action and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning.
Pattonville School District’s Holman Middle School, Parkwood Elementary School and Remington Traditional School on earning the state-level “Exemplar School” recognition for the implementation of their School-wide Positive Behavior Support programs. The program is designed to prevent inappropriate student behaviors by teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors and social skills.
Trinity Catholic School District teams that finished in the top three spots for the annual Bridge Engineering Challenge sponsored by the Technical Education Association of Missouri. For details, please click here.
Trinity Catholic School golfers in earning spots in a Missouri Class 2 sectional tournament. Making the accomplishment even more unique was the fact that all of the golfers are graduates of Sacred Heart School in Florissant. For details, please click here.

Jim Goodson
White Auto Body’s Jim Goodson on being recognized and celebrated for his 15th service anniversary by Steve and Valerie White. For more information, please click here.
 
 
Accessible Play re-energizes for new focus. For more information, please click here.
AT&T Missouri is offering free seminars to small businesses. For more information please contact Craig Felzien at craig.felzien@att.com or 636-949-4272 to make arrangements.
City of Black Jack will be accepting applications for performances, artists and groups for the North County Community Festival on June 22. Demo tapes should be sent to: NCCF ACT – City of Black Jack City Hall 12500 Old Jamestown Road, for more information call 314-355-0400 ext. 120.
City of Hazelwood’s White Birch Bay Aquatic Center is now open. For more information, contact the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at 314-731-0980.
City of Hazelwood and NCI Board Member Mayor Matthew Robinson on being elected to the St. Louis County Municipal League.
City of Hazelwood’s City Council has issues a proclamation declaring ‘Emergency Medical Services Week’. For details, please click here.

Christian Hospital Ron McMullen with Midge and Paul McKee, Christian Hospital Foundation board chairman.

Christian Hospital President Ron McMullen with Greater North County Chamber President, Carolyn Marty

Christian Hospital
Hybrid OR

Christian Hospital is kicking off their Hybrid OR campaign. The Christian Hospital Foundation is reaching out to the community as it raises funds a hybrid operating room that will be the first in North County and among only a few in the region. For more information, please click here.
Emerson Family YMCA is offering 6 Sports Camps and more this summer. For more information, please click here.
Ferguson-Florissant School District awarded four of its schools for their sustainable efforts. Each school was judged on five criteria area – energy, recycling/waste reduction, reducing water run-off and erosion, school gardens and environmental awareness for a total of 100 points with 10 bonus points possible. For more information, please click here.
Hazelwood School District had more than 1500 individuals attend the 32nd Annual Hazelwood PTA Council Scholarship Run/Walk event. For details, please click here.
Incarnate Word Academy is offering summer camps for elementary school students. A variety of camps will be available ranging from sports, academic and cooking. For more information, please visit www.iwacademy.org.
Paul Cerame Automotive Group presented Trinity High School with a check for $4500. The money was raised by Paul Cerame Ford and by the efforts of Trinity High students to test drive some of Ford’s newest vehicles. For details, please click here.
Ritenour School District announced the appointment of Dr. Mike LaChance as interim assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the 2013-204 school year. Dr. LaChance was a past NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties award winner. For more information on other admistrator changes, please click here.
Ritenour School District students expanded their global learning by actively engaging in saving the rainforests in Borneo. The Borneo palm oil project was one of several global learning projects in Ritenour that were supported by a $25,000 grant from the Boeing Co. For details, please click here.
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley is offering a New Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program beginning summer 2013. This short-term allied health care program will be offered in partnership with MK Education, an education consulting company that specializes in health career training and curriculum. For more information, contact Diane Sterett at 314-539-5754 or visit the website at www.stlcc.edu/ce.
St. Louis County is offering Summer Volunteer opportunities for college students and school teachers. For more information, please click here.
St. Louis County is offering special homebuyer programs in North County. Available programs provide, to qualified purchasers, $5,000-$15,000+ towards down payment and closing costs. For more information, please visit www.StLouisCo.com or contact Adam Roberts at 314-614-4427.
Trinity Catholic High School is offering summer camps for elementary school students. A variety of camps available ranging from sports, academic and cooking. For more information, visit Trinity’s website at www.trinitycatholichigh.org.
 
 

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