NCI eNews
December 2014

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce "Shop Chamber First" Campaign is running from November 28 - December 31. Shop at a Greater North County Chamber of Commerce member business to enter drawings for prizes. MORE INFO
It's A Wonderful Life: Radio Play will be performed at the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. The beloved holiday classic comes to life as a live, 1940's radio broadcast. MORE INFO

The Local Government Partnership, a collaborative effort of East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the UMSL Public Policy Administration Program and the Center for Ethics in Public Life at UMSL, will be offering an informational workshop, Pathway to Public Office, on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00am - 1:30pm. This workshop is free and open to anyone who is interested in running for public office but is geared toward non-partisan offices in Missouri jurisdictions such as municipal councils, fire protection districts or school boards. MORE INFO
Florissant Old Town Partners invites you to enjoy "Christmas in Old Town Florissant" on Saturday, December 6. Festivities begin at 2:00pm and conclude with the annual Tree Lighting at City Hall. MORE INFO

The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Restaurant Raffle for over $500 worth of restaurant gift cards. One ticket is just $10. The drawing will be held on December 10 at their Holiday Gala. You need not be present to win. Contact the Chamber for more details at (314) 576-6603 or
The Pattonville School District Band Boosters Association will hold its annual Arts and Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Pattonville High School. Admission is free and over 150 vendors will be participating. Contact the Band Boosters at for more information.
SSM DePaul
SSM DePaul invites you to experience Santa's visit to St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles by helicopter on Saturday, December 6 at 9:30 am. There will be photos, games, crafts, prizes, and light refreshments. Please call (314) 776-3627 to register. MORE INFO
SSM DePaul
SSM DePaul St. Mary's Health Center presents their 3rd annual "Santas on the Loose" 5K Run on Saturday, December 6 to benefit the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. MORE INFO
Christian Hospital presents the Just Lose It! Weight Loss Challenge for January 2015. The challenge provides the inspiration you need to make lifestyle changes, get active and lose weight. We provide great guest speakers, free exercise classes, workshops, weekly challenges and incentives for reaching key milestones. MORE INFO
The Ambassadors of Harmony will be performing Sounds of the Season at Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center from December 12-14. The first half of the show is an energetic look at the lighter side of Christmas. Then the chorus puts its heavenly harmonies on classic carols and songs. MORE INFO
The Northwest Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy their annual Unique Treasures Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 13 at the District 9 Machinist Hall in Bridgeton from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Christmas shop with local crafters and business owners and bring the kids to meet Santa. This is a free event. MORE INFO
Former Ferguson-Florissant School District teacher Nancy Schnell received the Missouri Environmental Education Association Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her efforts to promote and provide environmental education leadership. Ms. Schnell received the award on Nov. 8, and will be recognized by the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education for her achievement on Dec.10 at 7 p.m. MORE INFO
Pattonville School District High School's World Quest team placed second out of 25 schools and won a $500 prize after competing in the regional World Quest competition. The team was three correct questions away from winning a free trip to the Washington, D.C. competition. World Quest is a team competition that tests students' knowledge on 70 questions related to history, geography, culture and current events.
For the 13th consecutive year, Ritenour School District has earned the prestigious Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in the preparation of its 2014-2015 annual budget. In addition the award, the district received a clean financial audit of its financial records, accounting practices and compliance with state and federal requirements during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. MORE INFO
Trinity Catholic High School students excelled at the annual Math Contest at Forest Park Community College on November 1. High scorers for the Titans were freshman Kyra Walsh (St. Angela Merici), sophomore Aqeel Glass, junior Vanilla Wang and senior Dan Jedding (St. Rose Philippine Duchesne). The Trinity Catholic team of juniors - Vanilla Wang, Nicole Jedding (St. Rose), Yen Quach (St. Norbert) and Jessica Eaton (St. Rose) - finished eighth as did the team of seniors - Dan Jedding, Alan Scheibel (St. Angela Merici) and Danielle Doherty (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta). Congratulations to all of the students who participated.
On November 13, the I Love Ferguson committee presented a check for $5000 to North County, Inc. for the Reinvest North County Fund which provides relief for businesses and schools impacted by the events of August 2014. The check presentation brings I Love Ferguson’s total contribution to Reinvest North County to $15,000 in just under three months of fundraising.
Christian Hospital is looking for volunteers for evening and weekend duty in the hospital gift shop. Candidates must be dependable and retail experience is a plus. Discover the rewards of volunteering and meet a variety of interesting people while making a difference in our community. If you have any questions or want more details about this opportunity, please contact Lee Shields at 314-653-5032.
City of Florissant Mayor, Thomas P. Schneider, joined students, staff and parents at North County Christian School to help serve the hungry on the school’s annual Crusaders Serve Day on Friday, November 7, 2014. PRESS RELEASE

The City of Hazelwood Fire Protection District recently named two fifth grade students from McNair Elementary School, in the Hazelwood School District, as local winners of a Fire Prevention Essay contest. On Thursday, Nov. 20, in recognition of this honor, students Marissa Carter and Ria McGowen were picked up at their homes by Hazelwood firefighters and transported to school for the entire community to see. MORE INFO
Fourth-graders from three Pattonville School District elementary schools recently participated in safety training through the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. The program was a full-day event designed for students to learn safety and health lessons they can use every day while at home and school and in the community.

Ritenour School District students saluted veterans on November 11 as part of special Veterans Day assemblies at several elementary schools. Fourth-graders at both schools led the singing of patriotic songs at both schools. MORE INFO

The Small Business Relief Program fund has been set up by the State of Missouri, the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, and a coalition of banks to help many impacted small businesses in the area by providing zero-interest loans customized to meet the specific needs of each eligible business. To date the Small Business Relief Fund program has received loan applications from 41 businesses, funded 29 and denied 6 for a total of$350,500 in the community. The team is still working to ensure all of the businesses in the impacted areas are aware of the available resources for their business. MORE INFO

Over 40 St. Louis Outlet Mall stores are hiring more than 250 full- and part-time temporary associates for the holiday season as well as permanent, full- or part-time employees. MORE INFO

A group of anonymous donors, along with the St. Louis Community College Foundation, have created the Ferguson Scholarship at St. Louis Community College Challenge Grant specifically to assist students who reside in the 63135 and 63136 ZIP codes. For more information or to donate, contact the STLCC Foundation at 314-539-5472, or click here.
Trinity Catholic High School is offering tuition scholarships for current eighth grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. Total tuition savings of up to $2,000 per year for all four years of high school are available. Application deadline is February 19. MORE INFO
Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Centers Event Calendar
Christian Hospital Upcoming Events
Community News
Ferguson Citywalk Event Calendar
Ferguson Times November 2014
FloValley News
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter - December 2014
Maryland Heights Chamber Newsletter - November 2014
Our Town - November/December
Ritenour School District News
SSM DePaul
SSM Depaul Health Center Calendar
St. Louis County Direct Newsletter - December 2014
St. Louis Crisis Nursery Upcoming Events
St. Louis Regional Chamber Event Calendar
Trinity Catholic High School Newsletter - December 2014
Workforce Solutions Group News

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