North St. Louis County, Missouri

April 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

Be sure to mark your calendar for NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. It is not too late to become a sponsor for this event. You can find all of the information on our website at here. This is NCI’s largest event of the year with nearly 600 business, civic and community leaders coming together to celebrate North County’s accomplishments. To be a part of this exciting event and attend the summer’s largest networking event for our community be sure to get your sponsorships in soon. Individual tickets for the event are also available. The cost is $45.00 per person and reservations are required.

By taking advantage of one of NCI’s Annual Breakfast Sponsorship Packages you can join these companies and organizations that already have chosen to support the work NCI is doing on behalf of the community.


Supporting Sponsors

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers
Bommarito of Hazelwood
Independent News
Kent Miller Photography
Hazelwood School District
Lindenwood University
Paul Cerame Auto Group, Inc.
Trinity Catholic High School
Valley Industries
Workforce Solutions Group – St. Louis Community College

HazelwoodSDCongratulations to Hazelwood School District Superintendent Dr. Grayling Tobias, NCI Executive Board Member, along with three of his staff members for being honored by the Special School District for their work and commitment to special education. The honorees were recognized during the 2014 Special School District Salutes Banquet with the “Special Ambassador Award”, the highest recognition given by SSD to its affiliates.

SSMDePaul2009Congrats to SSM DePaul Health Center and NCI Executive Member Sean Hogan, President of SSM DePaul Heath Center and and Kim Bakker, Director of Community Affairs for SSM Neurosciences Institute at DePaul Health Center (NSI) being certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center –the first and only in St. Louis County. This certification means that DePaul provides the highest level of care for stroke patients, as recognized by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. For more information click here.

GreatStreetsRecently Our Town published a story about the Great Streets Natural Bridge Initiative and the transportation improvements being planned along the Natural Bridge Corridor. NCI has been a proud partner in the Study process for these improvements, along with the City of Normandy, UMSL, East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGCG), and St. Louis County the past few years. The Study was completed by NCI member CH2MHill. Once the Great Streets Natural Bridge Corridor Study had been completed, MoDOT took charge of this project, and it is now under their leadership. The construction will begin this summer with a planned completion date in the fall 2015. The multi-modal plans will increase safety, especially for pedestrian traffic by using “traffic calming” and beautification techniques. This will create a positive energy within the community, improving the business climate and spurring economic growth potential. You can read the full story on the great work being done by clicking here. You can also find more details about the plan itself at


UNIVERSITY-SQUARENorth County Inc. is also proud to be partnered with University of Missouri – St. Louis and the City of Normandy as we launch the Great Streets Natural Bridge Urban Redevelopment Corporation on April 17 for the new University Square area along Natural Bridge. As the Great Streets Natural Bridge project becomes a reality, University Square has been created to foster and promote economic development in the area. A big welcome to their Executive Director, Dick Shepard and their Director of Real Estate Development Barb Featherston. The launch will also coincide with the dedication and unveiling of METRO’s Arts in Transit installation of Catherine Magel’s sculpture, “Changing Identities”. We invite you to join us at 10 am at the UMSL South Metro Station for the celebration. For more information on this event please click here.

I am also pleased to be serving on the Great Streets West Florissant Initiative’s Community Advisory Committee. There will be a Community Workshop today at St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley. The event is being held at the Center for Workforce Innovation from 6pm to 8pm. I encourage you to attend and provide input regarding how to improve streets, sidewalks, shopping, housing and transit along West Florissant Avenue. For more information on the workshop, the project or to take the online survey you can click here.



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North County Incorporated

8225 Florissant Rd., Suite 11
St. Louis, MO 63121
phone: (314) 895-6241


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