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NCI eNews
July 2011

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll
Rebecca Zoll
Hello. Have a very pleasant and safe Independence Day! If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend be sure to look at NCI’s new attractions website featuring parks and recreation, historic sites, festivals and much more for the entire North County area at www.ExploreNorthStLouisCounty.com.


NOMINATION DEADLINE APPROACHING FAST!

 

Event Media Partners:

We are seeking nominations and sponsors for our NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties campaign. Be sure to nominate an up-and-coming North County leader in their thirties who is making a significant positive impact on our community through their profession and/or community involvement. The 30 Leaders chosen will be recognized at a reception on Friday, September 23rd at Norwood Hills Country Club. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2011. Nomination and sponsorship forms can be found on our website at www.NorthStLouisCounty.com. Be sure to nominate someone today!

We would like to say a big WELCOME to our newest member:

SSM Rehabilitation Hospital
Doug Brewer
6420 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

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President/CEO

NW Chamber
North County Incorporated invites you to mark your calendar for the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties reception on September 23rd, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at Norwood Hills Country Club. To nominate someone for this award CLICK HERE. Sponsorship and advertisement packages are now available. CLICK HERE for more information and/or to view the online forms.
Christian Hospital
Christian Hospital is having their Diabetes Wellness Tour 2011 starting July 1st at the Schnucks Cross Keys from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  For details and other dates and locations, please call 314-747-9355.  For more events being hosted by Christian Hospital, please CLICK HERE

City of Woodson Terrace is having their Woodson Terrace Days from July 15th to the 17th.  This three day event offers fun for the whole family with softball tournaments, live music, a car show, petting zoo and much more.  For details, please visit www.woodsonterrace.net

City of Overland is having their July 4th Fireworks on July 3rd at the Woodson Road Park at 7 p.m.
City of Florissant is having their July 4th Festivities on July 4th on the grounds of the James J. Eagan Civic Center at Florissant Valley Park. Festivities begin with an outdoor concert performance by the Northwinds Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. For details, please CLICK HERE
City of Hazelwood
City of Hazelwood is having their July 4th Pyro-musical Display on Monday, July 4th at White Birch Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. Off-site parking with shuttle bus service beginning at 7 p.m. For information, contact the office at 314-731-0980
SSM DePaul
SSM DePaul offers events to the community all through the year, for the month of July; they are having a Stroke Support Group on Tuesday, July 5th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the May Center. For more information on this and other events going on at DePaul, please CLICK HERE
Ritenour SD
Public Policy Research Center is having a special St. Louis Metropolitan Research Exchange Brown Bag Seminar on Friday, July 8th featuring Dr. Malcolm McLaughlin. The seminar will be held on the SIUE campus in the East St. Louis Higher Education Center, 601 James R Thompson Blvd. East St. Louis, IL 62201, Building D, in the Multi-purpose room. For more information, please CLICK HERE
City of Hazelwood
City of Hazelwood is currently having their Free Summer Concert Series at Truman Park Gazebo. Everything from a tribute to Elvis Presley to the classic rock sounds to the jumpin’ dance tunes performed by the Bob Kuban Band will be featured. For band schedule and more information, please CLICK HERE
Emerson YMCA has partnered with Domino’s Pizza for 20% of sales to benefit the Emerson YMCA. Every 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. at the Domino’s on 9799 West Florissant, Dellwood, MO 63136. For details and more information, please CLICK HERE
Federation of Catholic Schools in the Northeast Deanery is now enrolling for the 2011-2012 school year, for more information, please visit http://www.federationofcatholicschools.org/our-schools
Hendel’s Market Café & Piano Bar is having the Ultimate Happy Hour, Tuesdays-Fridays starting at 4 p.m. For a free drink coupon, please CLICK HERE

Vatterott College’s Salon Cosmetique is taking off 25% on their salon products from now until July 31st. For more details and great deals, please CLICK HERE

Hazelwood SD

Hazelwood School District is having their Annual HSD Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Louis Mills Mall. The fair will take place during the state of Missouri Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. For details, please CLICK HERE

City of Woodson Terrace is having their Woodson Terrace Days from July 15th to the 17th  For details, please visit www.woodsonterrace.net


Blue Tapp Scheffer
Blue Tapp Scheffer, Ferguson resident and owner of Blue’s Arthouse Graphics & Web Design was featured on the Live Well Ferguson E-Newsletter for the month of June. Blue shared advice on starting a healthy lifestyle. For more information, please CLICK HERE
Christian Hospital
Christian Hospital was ranked in the top 5% nationally by HealthGrades for their Hospital Emergency Department. Christian Hospital/Northwest HealthCare Emergency Departments received the 2011 Emergency Medicine Award from HealthGrades for excellence across the board based on patient outcomes. For details, please CLICK HERE
Express Scripts moved up on Fortune magazine’s annual ranking of the largest U.S. companies by revenue and remains atop the St. Louis companies on the list. Express Scripts moved up to number 55 on the list from number 96 last year. For more information, please CLICK HERE
Hazelwood SD

Diana Gulotta
Hazelwood School District and past NCI board member Diana Gulotta was selected as president of the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA). Gulotta served two years as MOSPRA membership chair and two years as its treasurer. For more details, please CLICK HERE
Hazelwood SD
Hazelwood School District for earning recognition from SchoolMatch® for meeting needs of parents. SchoolMatch®, a national firm specializing in rating public schools, recognized Hazelwood School District as one of the 28 Missouri districts to receive a “What Parents Want” award. For more information, please CLICK HERE


Patty Gould, Pattonville’s director of school-business partnerships (right) is shown presenting the award to Maryland Heights chamber representatives (from left) Sherry Huibonhoa, Brian Douglas and Kim Braddy.
Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce for receiving the 2011 School-Business Partners of the Year award from Pattonville School District. These community organizations support programs and events held for Pattonville students. For details, please CLICK HERE
Normandy School District’s Board of Education members Nancy Hartman and Dr. Edward Haynie for being recognized for achievement beyond the mandatory basic school board certification during the recently held Missouri School Boards Association’s 2011 Leadership Summit in Columbia, MO. For more details, please CLICK HERE
Pattonville SD
Pattonville School District’s school board director Tami Hohenstein for achieving Advanced Certification in the Missouri School Boards’ Association certified board member program. The program helps local school board members master the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively.
Ritenour SD

Board members receiving the honor include (first row, l to r) Ruth Greco, Tom Drennan and Brad Thomas; (second row, l to r) former board director Kathy Kuo, Gary Stein, Bob Young and Dr. George Albin III
Ritenour School District’s Board of  Education for being one of 10 in Missouri honored with the Missouri School Boards’ Association 2011 Leadership Team award. The prestigious honor, earned by only 10 of Missouri’s 522 public school districts this year, is based on the boards’ outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development, regional and statewide leadership and to active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools. For details, please CLICK HERE

James Fuhrman
Riverview Gardens School District’s James Fuhrman was selected as the 2010-2011 Riverview Gardens School District Teacher of the Year. For details, please CLICK HERE
Christian Hospital
Christian Hospital’s EMS played an active role providing relief in Joplin after the devastation to that area from the recent tornado activity. Christian Hospital sent three EMS trucks and one supervisor vehicle to assist with FEMA rescue, 911 assistance and patient transfers. For more information, please CLICK HERE
City of Hazelwood
The City of Hazelwood’s Fire Chief Jim Matthies has announced his retirement. He is leaving behind an impressive legacy of many firsts that have elevated the department’s ranking as one of the best in St. Louis County. For details, please CLICK HERE
The City of Jennings recently dedicated a monument in Koeneman Park to Jennings police officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The monument features the names, birthdates and dates of death (“end of watch”) of the officers followed by quotes giving them honor.
Community News is in the process of reconfiguring two papers into a St. Charles County Community News and a St. Louis County Community News.  The refocused St. Louis County Community News will be devoted exclusively to covering news from North County.  Refocusing Community News exclusively for North County, brings Community News back to its roots. Indeed, the tag line on the masthead will be “The Original North County Weekly”.  Hard copy distribution will increase around the area with the addition of newsstands in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Ferguson, Overland, St Ann, St. John. CLICK HERE for the new map and circulation by zip code.
Express Scripts employees volunteered their services to the Normandy School District to landscape the campus and paint East Hall at Normandy High School. Express Scripts employees participate in an employee service project annually. For details, please CLICK HERE
Express Scripts continues on long path to growth, analysts say. In the face of challenges, Express Scripts seems determined to run lead. For the second year in a row, Express Scripts is the Post-Dispatch’s top-performing publicly traded company in the St. Louis region, based on the newspaper’s analysis of revenue size and growth, return on capital and profit growth. It is the fourth time since 1992 that the company has claimed the distinction. For details, please CLICK HERE
Federation of Catholic Schools in the Northeast Deanery was featured in KMOV Channel 4 News. For details, please CLICK HERE
Hazelwood SD

Ann Gibbons
Hazelwood School District’s Ann Gibbons was chosen as a finalist for the Paul Morris Community Service Award by the Missouri School Boards’ Association. Gibbons is one of the 10 regional finalists statewide. For details, please CLICK HERE
Lutheran High School North has chosen Timothy Brackman as their new principal. Brackman has been with Lutheran North for 15 years. He was the registrar, business and computer teacher and longtime varsity soccer coach.
Pattonville SD
Pattonville School District is participating in a state-wide effort to raise funds for the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund. Pattonville is collecting cash or check donations to send in one lump sum to the Joplin Schools via PattCare. Donations should be sent to Pattonville Community Relations, 11097 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann, MO 63074. Donations may also be made online at the district’s website, www.psdr3.org.

Ritenour SD


Karl Guenther
Public Policy Research Center (PPRC) has welcomed Karl Guenther as the Community Development Specialist. As part of the Creating Whole Communities initiative, PPRC and the Des Lee Collaborative are partnering to cultivate a community development network in the St. Louis Area. For details, please CLICK HERE
Ritenour SD
Ritenour School District has appointed Jennifer Reedy as Assistant Principal at Buder Elementary and Brian Rich as Assistant Principal at Ritenour Middle School. For details, please CLICK HERE


Melanie Powell-Robinson
Riverview Gardens School District welcomed Melanie Powell-Robinson as director of Communication. For details, please CLICK HERE
St. Louis Community College welcomed Myrtle E. Dorsey, Ph.D. as their new Chancellor. Dr. Dorsey’s appointment came after Chancellor Zelema Harris, Ph.D. announced her retirement earlier this year. For details, please CLICK HERE
St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley needs families to open their homes to 18 international students arriving with the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development program. The students will arrive in August for the 2011-2012 school year.  For details, please CLICK HERE
St. Louis County Economic Council unveiled the redevelopment plan for Jamestown Mall. The Jamestown Mall Area Plan is the result of nearly two years of planning, studying and public commentary. For more details, please CLICK HERE
St. Louis County is underway with construction for the new St. Louis County Health Campus in the City of Berkeley. County, municipal and state officials, business leaders and supporters participated in a groundbreaking ceremony in Berkeley early June. For more details, please CLICK HERE
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $19,175 to the Greenway Network, Inc. to develop a watershed management plan for the Watkins Creek sub-watershed in northeastern St. Louis County. The watershed includes the communities of Black Jack, Glasgow Village, Spanish Lake and Bellefontaine Neighbors. For details, please CLICK HERE
University of Missouri – St. Louis renamed their Computer Center Building to Express Scripts Hall to recognize the UMSL-Express Scripts collaboration, one of the largest business-university relationships in the country. “We are honored that the university has recognized our partnership,” George Paz, chairman, president and chief executive office of Express Scripts said. “We have always been proud of our association with this outstanding institution with which we have a commitment to the region’s progress and growth.”
St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley needs families to open their homes to 18 international students arriving with the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development program. The students will arrive in August for the 2011-2012 school year.  For details, please CLICK HERE
Federation of Catholic Schools in the Northeast Deanery Newsletter CLICK HERE
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