NCI eNews
JULY 2015




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North County Incorporated Honors Community Leaders
Making a Difference in North St. Louis County

As part of the organization’s 38th Annual Breakfast celebration, North County Incorporated (NCI) recognized several area leaders for making a significant positive impact in North County. At a sold out event in May, more than 600 business, civic, and community leaders gathered to honor this year’s award recipients.

2015 NCI Annual Leadership Award Recipients

Carolyn Marty received the prestigious Elmer Belsha Leadership Award. This award is presented annually to an individual who has made a long-term commitment to NCI and North County, and has had a positive impact on the community and/or public body that they serve.

Marty became president of the Greater North County Chamber in 2014. Prior to joining the chamber, she was the managing editor of the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. Marty’s service to the community includes the North County Inc. Board of Directors since 2011 and the Executive Board since 2013. She has also served on the boards of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce and is a life-long resident of North County.

NCI’s Business Development Award was presented to those whose efforts have positively affected the economic development and business climate of the North County area. This year awards were given to Raven Development for The Crossings at Northwest Plaza and Watlow Electric.

Raven Development's David Glarner, NCI Chair, Dan Boyle, and Watlow's Peter Desloge with the 2015 Business Development Award.

Raven Development for The Crossings at Northwest Plaza, a re-development of the former Northwest Plaza site. The project is expected to create around 100 construction jobs and to date 2,000 other jobs to St. Louis County, with an investment level of $106 million.

Watlow Electric employs 450 employees at their Maryland Heights facility in North St. Louis County. This international corporation well-known for their industrial heating units, controls and temperature sensors, were well-positioned to roll out several new products including thermal solutions & semi-conductors boosting sales to $370 million in 2014. Watlow is investing $30 million in renovating and expanding their current facility. This expansion will include a new center for trouble shooting technology challenges specific to their industry.

Kathy Osborn, Regional Business Council, receives 2015 Excellence in Partnership Award presented by Dan Boyle, NCI Chair

Excellence in Partnership Awards were given to organizations or companies that have partnered with NCI to make a significant impact on the North County community for the betterment of the area’s quality of life through special initiatives and/or projects. The Regional Business Council, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and St. Louis Regional Chamber were this year’s recipients.

Regional Business Council led by Kathy Osborn partnered with NCI to establish the Reinvest North County Fund to immediately help small businesses and the schools in the area during the civil unrest.

NCI Board Chair, Dan Boyle, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership CEO Denny Coleman with 2015 Public Service Award, SLEDP Erica Henderson and President Rodney Crim with Excellence in Partnership Award

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (SLEDP) worked with others to set-up a million dollar loan fund to assist businesses impacted during the crisis. The SLEDP is working closely with NCI to assist with high-touch small business recovery and sustainability initiatives.

St. Louis Regional Chamber partnered with North County Inc. to support the small business community. They assigned a project manager to work with NCI to scale up efforts quickly to achieve a high level of sustainability service to the community and small businesses in regard to the crisis.

St. Louis Regional Chamber President, Joe Reagan, NCI Chair, Dan Boyle, and St. Louis Regional Chamber's Project Manager, Greg Laposa with their 2015 Excellence in Partnership Award

NCI’s Community Development Awards were presented to those whose efforts positively benefit youth, residents, civic organizations, or others through selfless acts. Jack Olson, University of Missouri-St. Louis and Rosemary Whitehead were chosen for this award.

Jack Olson, has served as a community volunteer for the Spanish Lake Community Association for the past twelve years. Olson writes for the quarterly Spanish Lake News and he uses his legal & financial expertise as to assist the organization with legal & financial needs. He also has played an integral role in the renovation of the historic Twillman House in Spanish Lake.

2015 Community Development Award recipients Jack Olson, Rosemary Whitehead, Chancellor Tom George with NCI Chair, Dan Boyle

University of Missouri-St. Louis took an active response to Ferguson events. The University collaborated with the State to train hundreds of area teachers, school administrators and others on ways to work with children experiencing stress and trauma during the civil unrest. The campus’ Missouri Institute for Mental Health was actively engaged with mental health initiatives for area residents and worked with others to develop solutions around social justice and human rights issues.

Rosemary Whitehead, founded Love In Action in 2011. Love in Action offers programs that empowers and motivates youth and young adults, age 12-30. Rosemary also partners with the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors on community service activities like Beautification Action Days, Electronic Recycling Days and resource fairs.

Public Service Awards were presented to outstanding individuals, elected, appointed, or employed by a public body whose long-time service has had a positive impact on the community and/or public body they serve. This year’s awardees are Denny Coleman, CEO, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Mayor Viola Murphy, City of Cool Valley, Chief Robert S. Pruett, City of Bellefontaine Neighbors.

SLECDP's Denny Coleman, Cool Valley's Mayor Viola Murphy, Bellefontaine Neighbors' Chief Bob Pruitt receive 2015 Public Service Award, presented by NCI Chair Dan Boyle

Denny Coleman, CEO, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership has overseen a multitude of economic development initiatives that have earned the St. Louis region, national recognition for outstanding progress in the areas of community revitalization, business development and job creation. He has been instrumental in the redevelopment in Wellston and NorthPark.

Mayor Viola Murphy, City of Cool Valley has committed her life to public service, first as a public school teacher for 30 years with the Ferguson Florissant School District. Since 2008 as Mayor she has worked to improve Cool Valley’s infrastructure with updates, such as sidewalks and lighting along their main commercial corridor.

Chief Robert S. Pruett was sworn in as Chief of Police of Bellefontaine Neighbors in 2001, he is a member of many professional organizations and has served as Chairman of the State’s Certification Program. He pursued a grant to provide additional hours of bike and foot patrol for the summer months to take care of the city’s residents.

Special Recognition Awards were presented to outstanding individuals who through their business and volunteer services exemplify leadership and service to the North County community, are dedicated to helping others, and improving the business environment and/or lives of those they serve. Scott Bonner, and the I ♥ Ferguson Committee are this year’s recipients.

Scott Bonner has been the Director of the Ferguson Library since 2014, Bonner demonstrated commitment to area families by keeping the library open during the community’s civil unrest. He hung a simple sign out front saying “Stay Strong Ferguson. We are family.” He worked with teachers, churches and volunteers to offer educational programming and provide a safe place for up to 200 children a day. The library urged children to check out “healing kits” that included books dealing with trauma and included a stuffed animal gift.

I Love Ferguson Committee Chair, Brian Fletcher, Ferguson Councilman, accepts the 2015 Special Recognition Award.

I ♥ Ferguson Committee, an all-volunteer group sold products, such as mugs and shirts, and earmarked the proceeds to help businesses that were damaged in their community. The Committee generously donated $100,000 to the Reinvest North County Fund to help small businesses with hardships they experienced. The Committee’s chairman is Ferguson Councilman Brian Fletcher.

Sustaining our Community Awards were presented to individuals, organizations or companies that went above and beyond their usual roles to impact North County with programs and resources that sustain or improve quality of life. Emerson, St. Louis Crisis Nursery and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis were honored.

Emerson, St. Louis Crisis Nursery and Urban League receive 2015 Sustaining Our Communities Award, presented by NCI Chair Dan Boyle

Emerson establishing two initiatives in the wake of the Ferguson unrest. Emerson developed the Ferguson Forward and Neighbors Helping Neighbors programs. Ferguson Forward increases educational and job training opportunities especially in the fields of business, science, technology, engineering or math. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors program provides financial and expertise-based assistance for small businesses.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery has had a presence in North County for twenty years serving children and their families. During the civil unrest Crisis Nursery provided families in Ferguson items of necessity, including diapers, formula, baby wipes; food, cleaning supplies and clothing. They assisted ten families with emergency funds to prevent homelessness/utility disconnection and hundreds of hours of counseling for parents and children were provided.

Urban League participated in the Reinvest North County Fund, served over 2,000 Ferguson and surrounding North County residents with hot meals, and provided groceries, school supplies, toiletries, utility and rental assistance at the Dellwood Community Center. The Urban League created the Save Our Sons program in North County which provides a workforce development-focused solution to African American males, ages 18 and over who are unemployed and underemployed.

Annual Breakfast Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers
Bi-State Development Agency/Metro
City of Hazelwood
Fred Weber, Inc.
Hazelwood School District
Hidden Lake, Lutheran Senior Services
Independent News
Kent Miller Photography
Lindenwood University
Negwer Materials Inc.
Paul Cerame Auto Group
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562
Professional Firefighters of Eastern Missouri IAFF Local 2665
Public Policy Research Center (UMSL)
St. Louis Outlet Mall
Trinity Catholic High School
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Valley Industries
Workforce Solutions Group – St. Louis Community College


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North County Incorporated will be holding an Anniversary Fundraiser: Elegant Dinner, Wine Pairing & Auction on Sunday, July 19th at Hendel's Market Cafe and Piano Bar. Tickets are $85 per person. MORE INFO
North County Incorporated will be holding a North County Golf Tournament Dinner & Auction on Friday, September 25 at Emerald Greens Golf Club. Generous sponsorship packages are available. MORE INFO

Riverview Gardens School District student artwork will be exhibited at the St. Charles Foundry Art Center Baue Family Gallery, 520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301, beginning July 8th.  The exhibition is free to the public and will showcase acclaimed selections from elementary, middle and high school students.  Artist Reception and Closing will be Sunday, Sept 6 beginning at 1:00pm.

The Federation of Catholic Schools Northeast Deanery invites readers to join them for Federation Family Night at St. Louis Soccer Park on Saturday, July 11. Kickoff is at 7:30pm. MORE INFO
The City of Woodson Terrace will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with Woodson Terrace Days 2015 from Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19 at John L. Brown Park. The event will include live music, a softball tournaments, a petting zoo, strongman competition, and much more. EVENT FLYER
The City of Florissant's Florissant Old Town Partners will host their annual Flea and Farmers Market on Saturday, July 25 from 8:00am-1:00pm in Old Town Florissant on rue St. Francois. MORE INFO
Ferguson-Florissant School District has partnered with The Boeing Company to offer the Boeing Science Zone, a FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) focused education event for children ages 8 through 18 who reside throughout the North St. Louis County area. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25 at McCluer South-Berkeley High School, 201 Brotherton Ln. Student drop-off time is 10 a.m. and activities will start at 10:30 a.m. PRESS RELEASE
The Federation of Catholic Schools Northeast Deanery is hosting an evening of family fun at The Magic House: St. Louis Children’s Museum on Sunday, August 9 from 6:00-8:00pm. Come and explore this popular St. Louis attraction with other families from North County (museum will be closed to the public). MORE INFO
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery's Back-to-School Supply Drive is taking place now through August 2015. Please CLICK HERE FOR 2015 WISH LIST. You may deliver your donations to any Crisis Nursery Site.
Valley Industries will hold their third annual Golf Outing to Benefit Valley Industries on Monday, September 14 at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, IL. Registration begins at 11:00am, lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1:00pm. Generous sponsorships are available. MORE INFO

St. Louis Community College's Florissant Valley campus is seeking proposals and participants for a 2-day event, "Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace," on September 18 &19, 2015, on the Flo Valley campus at 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson.  For more information, contact Neko Pilarcik-Tellez at MORE INFO

The City of Florissant has been recognized by The Culture Trip, an international website out of London, as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Missouri. Florissant is described as “one of the country’s most popular retirement communities,” with “over 400 acres of park land in the 20 city parks, and within them you will be able to find ample recreation activities.” PRESS RELEASE
Ferguson-Florissant School District employees have received two of the four 2015 Emerson Gold Star Grants. Christine Ries, an elementary science instructional coach, received a $10,000 teamwork grant that will be used to implement a Novel Engineering program at Bermuda Elementary School during the 2015-16 school year. Ken Holzapfel is a work experience teacher at McCluer High School. He received a $2,500 individual grant. Holzapfel will use the grant to form a legal not-for-profit business, owned and operated by McCluer students with disabilities. 

Griffith Elementary is the district's newest Green Ribbon Award recipient. Members of the Griffith Elementary family were presented with a certificate and ecology flag for their sustainability efforts.
Ferguson-Florissant School District schools, Griffith Elementary, Parker Road Elementary, and Cross Keys Middle School, have been recognized by the Green Ribbon Schools program for their efforts in demonstrating sustainable and fiscally responsible practices in five key areas. The award is given annually by the district’s Green Committee for sustainability in energy usage, gardening, recycling/waste reduction, reducing water run-off/erosion and promotion of sustainability practices. PRESS RELEASE

Student members of the CKMS TSA are: Passion Barriere, Josiah Gooden, Marvin Quarells, Grace Ruyle, Emily Thompson, Zachary Tincher with president Josh Geisler and vice president Moses Woods. The club's advisor is Eric Brown.
Ferguson-Florissant School District's newly-formed Technology Student Association (TSA) at Cross Keys Middle School performed exceptionally at the 2015 TSA Spring Distinctions Conference in Rolla, MO. The students participated in several competitions at the conference, with seven students each receiving multiple awards. PRESS RELEASE
The City of Ferguson's Ferguson Twilight Run has awarded $15,000 to the Donnie White Sr. Memorial Ferguson Twilight Run Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries include the Emerson Family YMCA, Marygrove, St. Vincent Home for Children Creative Learning Annex, Girls on the Run St. Louis - Bermuda Elementary Scholarship Fund, Ferguson Youth Initiative, and Friends of Ferguson Disc Golf. PRESS RELEASE
City of Hazelwood Police Officer Scott Schnurbusch has received a 2015 “Officer of the Year” Award issued by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC). PRESS RELEASE
The Hazelwood School District’s graduating class of 2015 collected more than $14.2 million in college scholarships. HSD graduates will be attending various local colleges and universities, as well as those spanning across the country to continue their educational careers this fall. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District baseball players Emmanuel Johnson of Hazelwood East High, left fielder Kyle Porter of Hazelwood West High, and infielder Deon Frank of Hazelwood Central High have been named to the 2014 Delta Dental High School All-Star Team. 32 student athletes were selected from St. Louis-area school districts. PRESS RELEASE
Pattonville School District seniors, Arael Rauls and Delaney Rybarczyk are among the 2,200 winners across the nation who have been awarded a National Merit Scholarship financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Rauls earned a scholarship financed by the University of Texas-Dallas, where she plans to pursue a career in video game design. Rybarczyk earned a scholarship financed by Knox College, where she plans to pursue a career in writing and/or psychology. PRESS RELEASE
Pattonville School District's Parkwood Elementary School earned state-level "Exemplar School" recognition for the implementation of their School-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) programs. The PBS program is designed to prevent inappropriate student behaviors by teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors and social skills. PRESS RELEASE
Pattonville School District students have earned state recognition in the Duke University Talent Identification (TIP) program. Seventh grader, Erin McMahon earned grand recognition, the highest recognition in the program, in addition to state recognition. She was invited to attend the Grand recognition ceremony at Duke University. Other seventh-graders who earned state recognition for their performance on college entrance exams were, from Holman Middle School, Elise Bernthal, Connor McAnnally, Trenton Mulloy and James Pieper; from Pattonville Heights, Chaska Cox-Potter and Ayana Griffin; and from Remington Traditional School, Nathan Moser and Camilla Wilkerson. PRESS RELEASE
Pattonville School District was named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Top Workplaces list for 2015. The district was named among the Top 20 large companies in the St. Louis area with 500 or more employees. PRESS RELEASE
Riverview Gardens School District's Riverview Gardens High School Band was selected to open for Circle Flora's One Summer on Second Street. Riverview Gardens High School will demonstrated their musical talents on five dates as part of front house entertainment immediately preceding Circus Flora's production. PRESS RELEASE
Riverview Gardens School District congratulates fifteen students from Riverview Gardens High School who were selected to attend a week long program at the National Flight Academy in Pensacola, FL, with the help of a grant from Boeing. The program, which uses naval aviation as a motivating theme and educational delivery method, is a formal education venture designed to educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is being awarded a $20,000 grant from Express Scripts in support of the Nursery’s Stopping Overwhelming Stress for Kids program (S.O.S. for Kids).  S.O.S. for Kids is a program dedicated to children whose families are severely burdened; these children receive care and are removed from a potentially abusive situation. 
University of Missouri-St. Louis computer science student, Eryn Cantrell develped an iOS game app which helped him receive a summer programming internship at Asynchrony, an application and mobile development company in St. Louis. PRESS RELEASE

Jennewein poses with his awards from the University Photographers’ Association of America. Jennewein garnered a first place in specialty books for his work on “First, A Dream,” UMSL’s Jubilee book, and second place in printed advertisements for the “I Chose UMSL” campaign billboards. (Photo by Jen Hatton)
University of Missouri-St. Louis campus photographer, August Jennewein, recently won two awards from the University Photographers’ Association of America during an annual symposium at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jennewein won first place in specialty books for his work on “First, A Dream,” UMSL’s Jubilee book, and second place in printed advertisements for the “I Chose UMSL” campaign billboards. PRESS RELEASE
Challenger Learning Center is looking for a full-time, energetic and skilled Administrative Assistant. JOB POSTING : MORE INFO

The City of Ferguson is seeking candidates to fill the position of Human Resources Manager. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the functional components of human resources, specifically in the areas of employee relations, training, recruitment, benefits, worker’s compensation and assist with pension administration. The individual will conduct the administration of staffing strategies, hiring processes, and applicant tracking and analysis. In addition, be responsible for new employee orientation, health & wellness initiatives, and benefit open enrollments. The Human Resources Manager also serves as Deputy City Clerk. VIEW FULL JOB POSTING

The City of Florissant has requested the release of 2015 CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for several housing projects. PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Florissant recent economic activity includes the Walmart formal grand opening that is scheduled for the end of August 2015.  The new Brite Worx car wash on Hwy 67 should be open this week, Jimmy Johns on Hwy 67 and Washington will start work in September, and Imos, along with a strip mall and possible out lots, will start work at the old Wedgewood pool and tennis club on New Halls Ferry later this summer or early fall.  Florissant has completed the purchase of the old Dick Weber Bowling center on Washington St. near 270.  This facility will be renovated to be used primarily for the municipal courts, with courtroom, offices, and storage. The Florissant Police will also have offices in this building, along with sub-stations for St Louis County Police and the MO Highway Patrol. 

Kimberly McKenzie, Director of Communications

Teri Harding, Director of Early Childhood Education

Hazelwood School District has named Kimberly McKenzie as Director of Communications and Media Relations. McKenzie joined HSD in 2012 as a communications and community relations specialist. Teri Harding will join the Hazelwood School District as its new Director of Early Childhood Education. Harding comes to HSD from the City of St. Charles School District where she has served in a variety of roles, most recently as principal of Harris Elementary and district communications arts facilitator. PRESS RELEASE

Greater North County Chamber of Commerce is launching a Capital Campaign to raise funds for improvements to the Chamber office building and grounds. Donors will be recognized in the Chamber Newsletter. MORE INFO

Jennings School District has released a free Jennings School District APP that will be available beginning July 1, 2015. Go to the Apple Store (coming soon) or Google Play Store to download it now for free! This App will contain many of the features of our site as well as additional resources and links for students and parents who want to stay connected with us.
Jennings School District funds a preschool in every school and partners with universities and organizations for a 100% postsecondary or job placement after high school graduation ensuring every child gets a great start into and out of PreK-12 school. These initiatives has led Jennings SD to a 91% 4 year graduation rate. The district took their initiatives a step further this year in taking on the responsibility of placing 100% of the graduates in an opportunity after high school. PRESS RELEASE
Jennings School District Superintendent, Dr. Tiffany Anderson, met with Hillary Clinton and participated in a panel discussion on social justice issues in education at the event where the democratic presidential candidate spoke. PRESS RELEASE
Jennings School District has been collaborating with Regions Bank to invest in and support the success of Jennings students.  Forty-four employees of Regions Bank have adopted the 8th grade students from Jennings Junior High School College Prep Academy. 
MoDOT will be making repairs to the I-270 Bridges over New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road beginning the week of July 6th.  During this work MoDOT will be temporarily closing New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Road below the bridges.  The closures are anticipated to last for one month and during this time there will be no access to or from eastbound I-270 at either location.  Residents are encouraged to plan alternate routes to avoid delays during this work.  MORE INFO: INFORMATION SHEETS
Pattonville School District is cooperating with other St. Louis area school districts to identify specific ways they can assist the Normandy Schools Collaborative and the Riverview Gardens School District in regaining accreditation. Pattonville will work with Washington Elementary School in Normandy on three areas: improving instructional strategies in the classroom; implementing high quality professional development; and conducting research that informs which strategies are most effective in helping students with diverse needs become proficient learners. PRESS RELEASE

St. Louis Community College is offering no-fee, high-value technical job training programs. These training programs are grant funded and offered for limited periods of time at no cost to qualified students. Offerings include training programs in AVIATION, LOGISTICS & WAREHOUSE DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, WELDING, and TRUCK DRIVING.


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