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NCI Names 2016 Chairman of the Board of Directors

Sean Hogan
The Board of Directors for North County Incorporated (NCI) has elected Sean Hogan, FACHE, President, SSM Health DePaul Hospital as the organization’s Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2016. This is a one-year term beginning January 1, 2016. Hogan succeeds Dan Boyle, Esq., who served as NCI’s Board of Directors Chairman in 2015.

“NCI is fortunate to have Sean as the new chairman. He brings significant leadership and collaboration skills that will be beneficial for the organization,” said Boyle, The Boyle Law Firm, LLC.

Sean joined SSM Health DePaul Hospital in 1999 serving in various leadership roles, helping to strategically position the hospital to successfully meet the healthcare needs of the North County community. He was named president of DePaul Hospital in 2012.

Mallinckrodt awards $100,000 grant to North County Inc. to help fund
community programs for North St. Louis County hospitals

Christian Hospital President Ron McMullen and SSM DePaul President Sean Hogan receive Mallinckrodt grant funding for their CHAP programs from NCI President Rebecca Zoll.

North County Incorporated (NCI) is proud to announce the receipt of a $100,000 grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to help fund the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) for Christian Hospital and SSM Health DePaul Hospital, two important hospitals serving patients in North St. Louis County.

Under the program, the hospitals coordinate efforts of their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) resources and Emergency Departments (EDs) to help assure low-income, non-emergent patients – many of whom contact 911 for EMS in times of need – receive the right care from the right resource, at the right time.


Mark Your 2016 Calendar for these NCI Events

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Hendel's Restaurant will be holding a Vino Van Gogh event on February 2nd. Registrants will be shown step by step, how to paint "Love you to the Moon and Back." The event starts at 7:00pm. REGISTER ONLINE
The City of Florissant's Florissant Civic Center Theatre will again host the St. Louis County Regional Poetry Out Loud competition, a national poetry recitation contest open to all high school students throughout all 50 states. The event is open to the public on Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. POETRY OUT LOUD WEBSITE
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be holding the 2016 Civil Rights Contractor Compliance & DBE Training Symposium on Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9 at UMSL. MORE INFORMATION : ITINERARY : REGISTRATION FORM
The Jennings School District will be holding a Student Job Fair on Thursday, February 11 from 4:00-6:00pm at Jennings High School. EVENT FLYER
St. Louis Crisis Nursery will be holding Eat. Shop. Love. at Plaza Frontenac's Canyon Cafe on Thursday, February 11 from 5:00-7:00pm. Free admission, treats and surprises. Happy hour prices on drinks. Raffles and the opportunity to help a Mom in need. MORE INFO
The Northwest Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 3rd annual Trivia Night "Love Is In The Air" on Saturday, February 13 at the Moolah Shrine Temple. Doors open at 5:30pm and trivia starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table. Sponsorships are available. MORE INFO
Steve Robbins, CFP will be presenting a free class "Prevention, Detection & Recovery from ID Theft, Hackers & Scammers" on Thursday, February 18 at 4:00pm at the Robbins Conference Center at 325 St. Francois St. in Florissant. Seating is limited. Please RSVP online or contact Lisa at (314) 839-4600 or

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 4th Annual Night at the Mouse Races on Friday, February 26 at the JFK Community Center. Doors open at 6:00pm and the first race begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 per person or $160 for a table of 8. MORE INFO

St. Louis School-Business Partnership will be holding their Annual “Connecting With Your Future Workforce” Workshop on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at St. Louis Community Corporate College. The Corporate College is located at 3221 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044. ONLINE REGISTRATION
Christian Hospital will be holding their 2016 Heart Fair on Saturday, February 27 in the Detrick Building Atrium. Registration is open form 9:00-11:00am. Screenings and informational booths will be available from 9:00am-noon. Space is limited. Call (314) 747-WELL (9355) to register. MORE INFO
Steve Robbins, CFP will be presenting a free class "Downsizing Your Garden" on Thursday, March 3 at 4:00pm at the Robbins Conference Center at 325 St. Francois St. in Florissant. Seating is limited. Please RSVP online or contact Lisa at (314) 839-4600 or
Northwest Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 25th Annual Casino Night Viva Las Vegas on Friday, March 4 from 6:00-11:00pm in the Moolah Temple Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $50 and include open bar and buffet dinner. MORE INFO
NCI is a proud sponsor of the 9th Annual Mayors' Shamrock Ball benefiting Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop. It will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Garden Villas North from 6:30-11:00pm. $125 per person includes an evening of Irish fare, open bar, and live entertainment by Bob Kuban. MORE INFO
Trinity Catholic High School will be holding a Music Trivia Night on Friday, March 11 at the Trinity Catholic Gym. Doors open at 6:30 and trivia starts at 7:00pm. Tables of 8 cost $120 and include beer and soda. MORE INFO
Jennings School District will be holding The Friends of Jennings School District Scholarship & Awards Gala on Friday, April 1 at Norwood Hills Country Club. Please save the date. Sponsorship packages are available. EVENT FLYER
Christian Hospital Foundation will be holding their 2016 Golf Outing on Monday, May 16 at Norwood Hills Country Club.
The St. Louis Crisis Nursery will be holding their annual Golf Tournament on May 23 at Norwood Hills Country Club. The event will include a day of golf on 18 holes. REGISTRATION PACKETS
Challenger Learning Center will be holding their summer training camps in June and July. Programs include Astronaut Training, Rocketeering, Inventors' Workshops,and Aquatic Robotics. Registration is available now. MORE INFO

North County Incorporated congratulates our members who have been nominated for the 2016 Arcus Awards. Congratulations to AT&T, Commerce Bank, Emerson, Express Scripts, Jennings School District, and Regions Bank.


Congratulations to NCI members who are now serving on the 2016 Board of Directors for the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce. They are: Elizabeth Wade, Chair - Pulaski Bank; Ricky Hopkins, Sr. - A-List Realtors; and Tanya Smith - Life Care Center of Florissant.
NCI congratulates our members who serving on the 2016 Board of Directors for the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce. They are: Fletcher E. Wells, II, Vice Chair – St. Johns Bank; Dr. Mike Fulton, 2017 Board of Directors – Pattonville School District.
NCI congratulates our members who serving on the 2016 Board of Directors for the Northwest Chamber of Commerce. They are: James Marcellino, Treasurer – Enterprise Holdings, Mayor James McGee, Board of Directors – City of Vinita Park, Patty Gould, Board of Directors – Pattonville School District, Melanie Powell-Robinson, Board of Directors – Riverview Gardens School District, Tina Garrison, Board of Directors – SSM DePaul Health Center
St. Louis County Police Officer Robert Brannan has received the award for Officer of the Quarter. Officer Brannan was given this award due to the following actions: 19 felony arrests, 21 crimes cleared, 5 suspects arrested for gun charges (3 of the suspects were federally prosecuted), and multiple pounds of narcotics were seized.

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership VP, Monica Conners and City of St. Ann Mayor Michael G. Corcoran with Rebecca Zoll, NCI President.
Raven Development's Crossings at Northwest celebrated Charter Communications' grand opening of its newest, state-of-the-art customer operations call center in St. Ann, MO. Charter invested more than $16 million to completely renovate the 134,000-plus square foot building, previously Macy's.
Hazelwood School District Hazelwood Central First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Team 289, was part of the winning alliance at the FTC robotics competition held at St. Louis Community College. FTC team, 289 now advances to the Missouri State Championship in Rolla, Missouri. PRESS RELEASE

Back Row: Trenden Everett, Brianna McClain, Ken Franke, Tricia Carothers-Brown; Front Row: Dwayne McCowan
Hazelwood School District Thespians from Hazelwood East performed at the annual Thespian conference in Kansas City, MO this past week. Dwayne McCowan finished with a total score of 59 out of 60. PRESS RELEASE

Catie Mertz and Dr. Rance Thomas of NCCU
Hazelwood School District congratulates three students who were selected as finalist in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory contest, sponsored by the North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU). Students, David Duncan, Catie Mertz, and Maurice Taylor were among twelve finalists chosen from surrounding school districts. PRESS RELEASE
Normandy School Collabroative's Normandy marching and jazz bands were invited to participate in the Auto Zone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN, where they were recognized with several awards for their participation and music mastery. Normandy senior Andrew Roberson, percussionist with the both the marching and jazz bands, received the 2016 Most Valuable Performer.
Pattonville School District's robotic team has qualified for the state robotics championship this March after taking home honors at a contest in St. Louis County. Pattonville won a second-place Inspire Award, which qualified the team for state. The group also earned a first-place Control Award and third-place Think Award. PRESS RELEASE
Four Pattonville School District students earned scholarships after earning first-place finishes in the St. Louis Metro Scholarship Bowling Tournament. PRESS RELEASE

The varsity drill team after the Lindbergh Invitational.

The junior varsity drill team with their Lindbergh trophies.
The Pattonville School District's Pattonville High School varsity and junior varsity drill teams earned first-place awards during the Lindbergh Invitational Competition. The varsity drill team finished first in the hip hop competition and fourth in the pom competition and received the Outstanding Choreography Award. The junior varsity drill team finished first in the pom competition and second in the hip hop competition and also earned the Outstanding Choreography Award. PRESS RELEASE

Riverview Gardens School District has been named one of the 2016 Innovative Districts by the International Center for Leadership in Education. The district will be honored at the 24th Annual Model Schools Conference in June. PRESS RELEASE
Trinity Catholic High School senior, Katie Leonard, was honored by the St. Louis County and Metropolitan Police Departments with the DO THE RIGHT THING AWARD. Katie participated in the Domino’s Transformation Experience contest. She presented a plan to improve health and wellness at Trinity Catholic and took top honors in the competition. PRESS RELEASE
UMSL history alumna Suzanna Long has been named American Society of Engineering Management Fellow.Long’s current research and teaching focuses on systems considered critical to society – energy and transportation. PRESS RELEASE
UMSL has been honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VI with its two first-ever gold platinum awards for outstanding achievement, part of a record-tying four golds among its 11 total awards. UMSL’s platinum awards were the top honors for “Outstanding Achievement in Communications and Marketing” for the UMSL News Portfolio and for “Excellence in Photography” recognizing the outstanding work of UMSL campus photographer August Jennewein. PRESS RELEASE
The City of Berkeley has named James Linhardt as their new Fire Chief.
The City of Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department and the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley have formed a partnership to enhance the recruiting, development, and hiring of qualified individuals as police officers. PRESS RELEASE

The City of Ferguson is seeking public input on the proposed agreement with the Department of Justice. Before the entire City Council makes its final decision and votes on the proposed agreement, the City Council will accept public comments. Comments may be submitted in writing at any time prior to February 9, 2016, and may be directed to the attention of the City Clerk at City Hall. In addition, the City Council will accept public comments in person on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. MORE INFO
Ferguson-Florissant School District was visited by acclaimed actor, author, producer and motivational speaker Thomas "Tommy" Ford as part of the district's Justice Sunday Weekend 2016.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District's Superintendent’s Transition Team convened by Dr. Joseph Davis presented its findings and recommendations to the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education and the community. The report indicates the District's plan to maximize opportunities for students. VIEW PLAN
The City of Hazelwood Police Department Crime Victims' Unit welcomed the St. Louis Rams in a “Random Acts of Kindness” program this holiday season. St. Louis Rams paid a visit to the Hazelwood Police Department earlier this week bearing gifts for its Crime Victims’ Unit. PRESS RELEASE
The City of Hazelwood's new Logistics Center is going up as planned on the 200,000 square-foot spec building being constructed by Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development. The expected completion date is March 2016. This is the first of several buildings that will be built by NorthPoint since the company acquired the 150-acre industrial park with plans to invest more than $70 million dollars. PHOTO GALLERY
The City of Hazelwood welcomes their second Taco Bell Restaurantat 5950 Howdershell Road. The Howdershell location marks the 65th restaurant operated by Bell American in the St. Louis and Metro East region. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District students took part in a “Youth in Government” Conference. The program was sponsored by the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). HSD students, along with students from various districts throughout Missouri, took part in the judicial process by arguing actual court cases, researching, authoring and presenting bills. PRESS RELEASE
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education has recently approved the hire of David McCorkle as Chief Information Officer (CIO). PRESS RELEASE
Missouri's Office of Administration announced a new online application system for minority and women-owned business enterprises that will reduce the amount of time it currently takes to submit the necessary documentation to obtain M/WBE certification. The new system will also reduce the time the Office of Equal Opportunity spends reviewing and tracking information. MORE INFO
St. Louis County has opened two centers offering youths and young adults job training and help in finding work. The Paddock Forest center at 6877 Parker Road and the MET Center at 6347 Plymouth Avenue will serve people ages 16-29. Participants will also have the chance to earn their High School Equivalency certification. To fund the program, County Executive Stenger procured a $2 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the St. Louis Career Pathways Bridge initiative. PRESS RELEASE

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is hiring a full time administrative assistant. MORE INFO
Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis is currently accepting applications for its Humanities Awards. Awards range between $500 - $3,000. These organizations should serve women, girls, families and/or teens in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. MORE INFO : APPLICATION FORM

Trinity Catholic High School has released a new 22 page marketing brochure and YouTube video "This Is Trinity."
The US Small Business Administration is offering financial assistance to qualifying North County businesses affected by severe weather between December 23 - January 9. PRESS RELEASE : FACT SHEET : 3 WAYS TO APPLY : RESOURCE PARTNERS




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