NCI eNews
June 2014

Rebecca Zoll
Rebecca Zoll

Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

From left to right; Back Row: Mayor Norm McCourt, City of Black Jack, Brian Goldman, NWCC, Scott Negwer, Negwer Materials, NCI President Rebecca Zoll, Pete Hall, Charter Communications, Lt. Jerry Fuesting, St. Louis Co. Police for City of Jennings Front Row: Dr. Grayling Tobias, Hazelwood School Dist. Veronica Morrow-Reel, RGSD , Dr. Jerry Dunn, UMSL, Patty Gould, PSD, Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer, SLCC-Florissant Valley

Our Annual Breakfast event was a huge success this year. Our honorees shared the morning with 600+ business, civic, and community leaders from the North County area. We would like to thank all of you for attending and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.

A special thanks to our regional partners who participated in this year’s program by sharing details on their partnership projects with NCI to benefit the community. Those individuals include:

  • Dr. Chris Kilbride of the Ritenour School District on Education in North County
  • Greg Horn of MoDOT on the I-270 Corridor Study
  • Betty Van Uum, University of Missouri- St. Louis and former Senator Rita Days, St. Louis County Board of Elections for discussing the Great Streets Initiative and University Square
  • Katherine Jamboretz, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership for providing insight on marketing campaign for North County.

We would also like to thank all of our event sponsors for supporting our 37th Annual Breakfast. Your support is much appreciated.

Supporting Sponsors

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers
Bommarito Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen, Ford
Independent News
Kent Miller Photography
Hazelwood School District
Lindenwood University
Lutheran North High School
Negwer Materials
Paul Cerame Auto Group, Inc.
Trinity Catholic High School
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Valley Industries
Workforce Solutions Group – St. Louis Community College

Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer and Ruby Curry
Congratulations to NCI Executive Board member Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer, President, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley on her retirement after 34 years of service at the College. She started at Florissant Valley in 1980 and has served as president for the last 12 years. Also a BIG WELCOME to Ruby Curry, who has been appointed interim president of Florissant Valley Community College. Curry has served the college in several different leadership roles for the past 38 years. We look forward to her continued leadership at this new level at the College and Ruby’s involvement with NCI.

Mark your Calendars

NCI in collaboration with the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Chamber of Commerce is hosting a North County Marketing Strategy-Community Engagement Meeting on Friday, June 20 from 11:30am – 2:30pm at the Workforce Solution Group office at SLCC’s Corporate College.

The cost to attend is $15.00 and includes lunch. Reservations and payment are due in advance and no walk-ups will be accepted. This event is open to members of NCI and our partner chambers. We are looking for your opinion so please join us to share your thoughts and ideas on how to make North County a better place.

For more information or a downloadable reservation form click here.

On Sunday, July 27, 2014 we are holding our Anniversary Dinner, Wine Pairing and Silent Auction at Hendel’s Market Café and Piano Bar in Florissant. The event begins at 6pm with the silent auction and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. The cost of tickets is $85.00 per person. Reservations are required and space is limited to the first 80 paid registrations so RSVP quickly. For more information you can visit the event page or contact the NCI office. We are now accepting donations for the auction. Please call Mike at 314-895-6241 if you are able to help us out.

On Friday, September 26th NCI, along with media sponsors GTNN and Community News, will host the annual NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties event at Norwood Hills Country Club. The awards reception begins at 11:30am. We are currently seeking nominations for deserving candidates with the deadline for nominations being July 14. You can nominate online or for a printable form click here.

We have many sponsorship packages available for the event including NEW advertising packages that are available this year through the Community News for our program. For more information on how to become a sponsor or to advertise in our event program you can go to the event webpage here.

I would like to encourage NCI’s membership to please consider attending East-West Gateway’s final presentation of the Drafted Master Plan. The meeting will take place on June 4th from 6-8pm at the Center for Workforce Innovation on St. Louis Community College’s-Florissant Valley campus. East-West Gateway has revised its plan for 2014 as part of an on-going planning process designed to ensure continuous improvement in their efforts to maintain its strong commitment to public involvement. This is your last opportunity to offer input that will influence the final product. For more information go to or click here.


St. Louis Economic Development Partnership is hosting the St. Louis Startup Challenge for the 5th year in a row. The call for applications runs from June 1st to July 15, 2014. Through funds provided by sponsors, the partnership awards the top 3 winners with large cash prizes and office space for their start-ups. To read the full release click here.
Old Town Donuts is offering specials for the month of June. For more information, please click here.

St. Louis Great Streets Initiative and East-West Gateway are hosting a public open house and survey providing community members with the opportunity to give input on the West Florissant Rd. (City of Dellwood and City of Ferguson) project. The event is being held Wednesday, June 4, at St. Louis Community College’s Center for Workforce Innovation from 6-8pm. for more information click here.
East-West Gateway is working on developing the region’s next Transportation Improvement Program and is look for public comment. They have scheduled several open houses across the area to gather input from community members. For more information and a full list of open houses click here.
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its’ annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 6 at The Golf Club of Florissant. There is a noon shotgun start for the event with a cost of $99 per golfer. Sponsorships are available. Please click here or call 314-831-3500 for more information.
Old Town Donuts is teaming up with the Salvation Army for National Donut Day on Friday, June 6th. Old Town will offer 2 free donuts to any active U.S. Military Personnel with ID at either of its 2 locations. For more information contact them at (314) 831-0907.
City of Hazelwood is hosting its 11th Annual Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale on Saturday June 7th at the Hazelwood Community Center located at 1186 Teson Road in White Birch Park. The event takes place from 10am to 2pm and admission is free. For more information contact Hazelwood Parks at 314-731-0980.
Emerson Family YMCA is now accepting registration for its 2014 Summer Camp. The camp will run from June 9 through August 8th. There are a variety of activity and registration options to fit even the craziest of schedules. For more information on the camp and how to register click here.
Trinity Catholic High School is hosting its annual Alumni Golf Challenge on Monday, June 9th at Belk Park Golf Course in Wood River, Illinois. The event begins at 1pm with a shotgun start. Cost is $95 per player or $380 per foursome. All proceeds benefit the Trinity Angel Fund for tuition assistance. For more information call 314-741-1333 or click here.
Christian Hospital is hosting a golf tournament on June 9 to raise money for its foundation. The event will take place at Glen Echo Country Club with registration beginning at 11:30 and the tournament starting at 1pm with a shotgun start. For more information on how to register or get involved contact Jayme Brown at 314-653-4410 or
Hendel’s Market Café is hosting a Vino Van Gogh event on June 10 at 7pm. Participants will learn how to paint “Shadow Pond” while enjoying good wine and good fun. To register for the event go to or call 314-837-2304.
City of Florissant and the Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council #2951 are co-sponsoring a food truck event on June 12th. The event will take place from 5pm to 8pm on the lot near the Old Ferdinand Shrine at 50 rue St. Francois. There will be 15 food trucks in attendance with all proceeds benefiting local non-for-profit charities.
City of Ferguson will be hosting the Citywalk Concert Series at Plaza at 501. The first concert, Hurricane Creek, takes place on Friday, June 13 from 7pm to 9pm. For more information on the concert series please click here.
City of Jennings and the Jennings DO-DADS organization are hosting their 21st Annual Juvenile Justice Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 14 at Eagle Springs Golf Course. The cost is $85 per golfer with a shotgun start kicking things off at 7:30am. For more information on how to register you can visit their website at
City of Ferguson’s City Walk is hosting its’ monthly “Food Truck Monday” on Monday, June 16 from 11am to 2pm at the Plaza at 501. The event will take place the 3rd Monday of every month at 501 S. Florissant Rd. For more information on participating trucks go to
SSM DePaul
SSM Depaul Health Center’s Hear Institute is hosting a “Heart Health” screening on June 18th from 8am – 11am. The screening includes LDL cholesterol, HDL, blood glucose and other screens for just $20. For more information or to register for the event call 866-766-3627 or visit their website at
The Bridge at Florissant will be hosting a Community Garage Sale on Saturday morning, June 21st, from 8am to 1pm at their location on 1101 Garden Plaza Drive. The sale will benefit TEAM (The Emergency Assistance Ministry) food pantry that serves the hungry in the Florissant-Hazelwood area. For more information on how to become a vendor or the event call 314-831-0988 or click here.
Marygrove is hosting their 21st Annual Jeff Clinton Memorial Golf Classic at Norwood Hills Country Club on Monday, June 23, beginning at noon with a shotgun start. The event helps 170 children and young adults each day recover from abuse, neglect or other early childhood traumas to gain foothold on a happy and healthy life. For more information click here.
Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 21st Annual MHCC Golf Classic at Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles on Tuesday June 24th. The event begins at 12:30pm and finishes at 7pm. For more information on how to sponsor or on registering to participate contact Tessa at 314-576-6603 or click here.
Valley Industries - Save the date for their 2nd Annual Golf Outing benefiting Valley Industries on Monday, September 8th at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, IL. Registration begins at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 1pm. For more information call Valley Industries at 314-731-1771 or visit their website at
The NCI sponsored Ferguson Twilight Run on May 17, 2014 was a huge success with over 2000 registered participants this year. NCI’s own Marketing and Membership Coordinator, Mike Aitken, won the 10k with a time of 32:54.

City of Dellwood and the City of Ferguson received the MUNI Award for Collaboration at the St. Louis County Municipal League Installation Dinner on Thursday, May 29. The award is presented annual to organizations and municipalities that work on projects or initiatives that benefit the community.
Ferguson-Florissant School District teacher, Ms. Christine Ries, received the 2014 Academy of Science-St. Louis & SunEdison Teacher of the Year Award. She was recognized for her dedication to fostering science literacy amongst her students and was chosen from more than 200 candidates.
Ferguson-Florissant School District had a record number of schools honored for their excellence in implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Response(SW-PBS). 11 schools in the district achieved this by taking a prevention-oriented approach for encouraging positive student behavior and school climate and culture.
St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley’s Ruby Curry has been appointed interim president. Curry has served the college in several different leadership roles for the past 38 years. He takes over as President after a stint with the Workforce Solutions Group.
Jennings School District’s senior class of 2014 walked away with more than $700,000 in scholarships as they walked across the state on May 23rd. The hard work and dedication of the graduating seniors will afford many of them the opportunity to attend the universities, colleges and trade schools of their choice. To read the full release click here.
Hazelwood School District’s Board of Education was honored by the Missouri School Boards’ Association with the Governance Team Award at their board meeting on May 20th. HSD’s board is one of only 22 districts out of 520 in Missouri to be honored with this distinction for the 2013-14 school year. To see full release click here.
Hazelwood School District’s graduating senior class of 2014 earned a combined $15.3 million in scholarships. As a result of their hard work many of the students will be attending four-year universities, community colleges and trade schools this fall at a significantly reduced cost.
Marygrove was selected by the St. Louis Rams as their recipient of the 2014 Playground Build. On June 11, 100 volunteers from the Rams organization will come to campus to build a new playground for the children. Volunteers will also paint residential “cottages” and will assist with other projects while on site.
Pattonville School District had four schools earn the state-level “Exemplar School” recognition for the implementation of their School-Wide Positive Behavior Programs. PBS is designed to reinforce positive behavior and social skills. Bridgeway Elem., Parkwood Elem., Remington Traditional, and Holman Middle were the schools honored with this distinction.
Pattonville School District students, staff and community members raised a total of $104,546 through their St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser and related activities. More than 300 people took part in the campaign to raise money to assist children that have been diagnosed with cancer.
Ritenour School District celebrated 3 of its schools receiving state awards for positive behavior programs. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education awarded Marvin Elem., Ritenour Middle, and Iveland Elem. with the award for implementing school-wide programs that cultivate a positive student climate.
SLCC-Workforce Solutions Group’s Dr. Roderick Nunn has been appointed interim president of SLCC’s Forest Park campus. Dr. Nunn spent many years leading the charge of the Workforce Solutions Group with many successes being seen in workforce development in North County as a result.
Trinity Catholic High School students did well at the annual High School Physics Contest held at Washington University. The Trinity High school team of Mike Lacy, Daniel Jedding and Ashley Daniels helped Trinity finish first as a school in the small school category.  Also winning individual awards were: Mike Lacy-1st place; Daniel Jedding- 2nd place and Ashley Daniels-3rd place.
University of Missouri-St. Louis optometry student, Devin Sasser, has been elected to his field’s top student leadership position in the nation. The third-year student was named president of the American Optometric Student Association. He is the second UMSL student in 3 years to be elected to the position. To read the full story click here.
University of Missouri-St. Louis alumna, Dr. Danielle Lee, was recently named one of 10 “Champions of Change” for her work to support and accelerate science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities for African American students, schools and communities. Lee earned her doctorate from UMSL in 2010. To read the full story click here.
City of Berkeley is seeking a qualified engineer to function as its Director of Public Works. This position supervises a staff of 19 employees that includes Streets Maintenance, Fleet Maintenance and Inspections Enforcement. To see the full job description and for the full application process click here.
City of Ferguson has several job vacancies with the city that they are looking to fill with qualified applicants. The positions that are available range from Library Director and Lifeguards to Police Dispatchers and Code Enforcement Officers. The city is also looking to hire an Asst. Chief of Police. For more information on the available positions or to apply online please click here.
City of Florissant is looking for qualified applicants for a vacancy on its police force. The salary range for the position starts at $45,136. Qualified applicants can check out the job description and a link to the application process by clicking here.
City of Florissant Police Department hosted an open house and building dedication on Saturday, May 17 at 10am. The event was held at their facility on North Lindbergh. They gave tours of the building and then held a ceremony to re-name the building in honor of former Police Chief and Mayor, Robert G. Lowery Sr.
City of Hazelwood held a dedication ceremony on Saturday, May 24 to commemorate the installation of a historic Lewis and Clark Trail marker at St. Stanislaus Park. The event was hosted by the St. Stanislaus Historical Museum Society and more than 100 people were in attendance. To read the full story click here.
The Christian Hospital Child Development Center (CDC) Summer Camp registration packets are now available. The Summer Camp runs from June 2 - August 15 and is for students aged 6-14. The program includes a variety of activities and field trips. The CDC is state licensed and accredited, and professionally staffed with ongoing programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and includes a full-day kindergarten. Hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call the CDC at 314-653-5600 or click here.
Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Board of Education approved seeking an operating tax levy increase during the upcoming election on August 5th. Voters will be asked to approve Proposition S, an overall tax ceiling increase of $.50 per $100 of property’s assessed value.
Ferguson-Florissant School District will be hosting free summer meals for children and teens this summer at 8 district schools. The free meal program that is sponsored by the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program provides free, nutritious meals to help children get the nutrition they need during the summer months when they are out of school. For a full list of participating schools and times call 314-506-9000 or go to their website
LFCS – Hilltop Child Development Center is now enrolling children from the ages of 2-10 for their school age and summer camp programs as well as their Head Start program. They are currently offering FREE registration which is a $30 savings. For more information call 314-389-1001 or see the attached flyer. Click here.
Jennings School District has partnered with the St. Louis Zoo as part of the STEM and Project Lead the Way engineering and biomedical science programs throughout the high school. The Zoo will be providing its venue to create an extended classroom for College Prep Academy students. For the full release click here.
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is looking for organizations or agencies interested in helping fill 5 positions on MSD’s Rate Commission. The 15 member commission represents a cross section of the entire St. Louis metropolitan area. For more information call Pam Bell at 314-768-6224 or click here.
Ritenour School District announced the hiring of Gary Spiller II as the new principal of Ritenour High School. Spiller is currently the principal at McCluer High School with his position at Ritenour taking effect July 1st.
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley’s Continuing Education Summer 2014 catalog has been released. Registration opened on May 5th. The summer program offerings provide many opportunities to further your education. For more information on how to register and to review the catalog click here.
St. Louis County has several job openings available for qualified applicants. Positions available range from Corrections officers and Bailiff’s to Project Manager’s and a Dentist. If you have interest in seeing more information or in applying for any of these positions please click here.
White Auto Body’s, Steve and Valerie White, recently recognized and celebrated the 10th service anniversary of staff member Nancy Faller. Nancy is a marketing representative for White Auto Body West.
Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Centers Event Calendar
Hazelwood School District E-Mail Extra
Inside Ritenour Newsletter
Federation of Catholic Schools – Northeast Deanery Newsletter
St. Louis Advocate Public Policy Digest
St. Louis Community College Continuing Education News
Trinity Catholic High School Newsletter
St. Louis Crisis Nursery Event Calendar
Northwest Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events
Christian Hospital June Events
The Bridge at Florissant June Event Calendar
St. Louis County Direct Newsletter
City of Hazelwood Summer Newsletter
Pattonville @ Work Newsletter
Maryland Heights Chamber Newsletter
SSM DePaul
SSM Depaul Health Center Calendar
Community News – May 28th
Our Town – May/June
Workforce Solutions Group May Newsletter
FV News Digest

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