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August 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

BackToSchoolA Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and the start of the new school year is upon us. We at NCI would like to wish all of our local member school districts and private schools a terrific 2014-15 school year!

To commemorate North County Incorporated’s (NCI) service to the community, NCI recently had a 37th Anniversary Dinner & Auction at Hendel’s Market Café & Piano Bar.  At a sold out event last Sunday more than 80 business, civic, and community leaders including Sen. Gina Walsh, Rep. Keith English, Rep. Jill Schupp, County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, and County Councilman Steve Stenger and Mayor Tom Schneider of Florissant and Mayor Robert Doerr of Bellefontaine Neighbors enjoyed an elegant dinner with wine pairing and silent auction.

Thanks to NCI Board Member Chef Nathan Bennett, Owner at Hendel’s Market, and Catering Manager Christina Bennett (one of NCI’s past 30 Leaders in their Thirties honorees), and their amazing staff, guests had an evening that tickled their taste buds and pleased their palate! A nod also to: Classic Wines and their sommelier Ryan for the terrific pairings with each course and to NCI Board Member Karen McKay for “blinging” our auction items. And, a BIG THANKS to all of those who joined us or donated auction items for your support of this annual fundraiser.

PropS_sealsmallThe NCI Board of Directors has endorsed the Ferguson-Florissant School Districts Proposition S which will appear on the ballot August 5th. Please remember to get out and vote. You can view all the information on Proposition S via the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s website by clicking here.

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

Thanks to all of you who took the time to nominate someone for a 30 Leader award. The nominations have been submitted to the judges and our winners will be announced soon. Watch our Facebook page and www.NorthStLouisCounty.com for this announcement.

NCI SPOTLIGHT

Metro celebrated the ground breaking for its newNorth County Metro Transit Station in the City of Ferguson on Monday, July 21st. The new station will be located on the site of the old Mazda dealership on Pershall Road between W. Florissant Avenue and New Halls Ferry Road.

North St. Louis County makes up about 20 percent of Metro’s ridership and has the highest increase in ridership over the last 5 years. The transit center will have 10 bus bays, concession stands, a free parking lot and an indoor waiting area.

North County Inc.’s Chairman of the Board, Chief Mike Gantner, and board members, Dan Boyle, and FergusonMayor James Knowles were in attendance for the ceremony. NCI has actively supported the opening of this center so that the residents of North County will have improved public transportation services. It was exciting to witness the ground breaking. The transit center is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

WELCOME
Welcome to NCI’s newest Board Member Ruby Curry, who was recently appointed as Interim President for St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley.  Ruby has been with the college for the past 38 years.  She replaced Marcia Pfeiffer who retired in June.

Our Explore North St. Louis County website now has a new look! Check out the new and improved Explore site by clicking here. We are interested in your feedback so let us know what you think of the new look or if you see any North County asset missing that we should consider including.

Welcome New NCI Member:

Johnny Londoff Chevrolet
It is our goal here at Johnny Londoff Chevrolet to make sure that all of our customers are completely satisfied!

1375 Dunn Road
Florissant, MO 63031
Phone – 314-262-4526
Email – info@londoff.com

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


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July 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

4th-of-JulyA Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

It’s officially summer and all of us at NCI want to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July.

Please consider attending the July 4th celebrations hosted by one of our North County communities!


North County Marketing Strategy-Community Engagement Meeting

NCI in collaboration with theGreater North County Chamber of Commerce,Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce and theNorthwest Chamber of Commerce hosted a North County Marketing Strategy-Community Engagement Meeting at the Workforce Solution Group office at SLCC’s Corporate College.

We want to thank those of you who participated and provided input on North County marketing strategies. We had a terrific turnout of over 70 people for the event and got some great feedback from participants. Thank for your continued support of our work towards a better North County.

Mark your Calendars

On Sunday, July 27, 2014 we are holding ourAnnual Anniversary Dinner, Wine Pairing and Silent Auction at Hendel’s Market Café and Piano Bar in Florissant. Theevent begins at 6pm with the silent auction and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. The cost 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 more information on how to become a sponsor or to advertise in our event program you can go to the event webpage.

NCI SPOTLIGHT

Two of NCI’s Board Member’s City of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles and City of Black Jack Mayor Norm McCourt were recently sworn in by NCI Board Member City of Florissant Mayor Schneider, former President of St. Louis County Municipal League, as new Board Members of the 2013/14 Municipal League. For full release click here.

Congrats to two of our member cities for receiving a St. Louis County Municipal League MUNI award at the annual dinner. The City of Black Jack was honored with the award for “Citizen Engagement” focusing on its efforts to keep the community informed through the city’s new interactive website as well as GTN TV. To read the full release please click hereThe City of Florissant was also honored for the innovation and implementation of its Park Police under the category of ‘public safety’. To read the complete press release click here.

Happy 75th Anniversary to the City of Florissant. It was on June 26th, 1939 that the Florissant Mayor Bangert and his City Council passed an ordinance and officially changed the name of the city from St. Ferdinand to Florissant. You can read the full release by clicking here. You can also watch Mayor Schneider’s interview about this historic event with Fox 2 news clicking here.

Kudos to NCI Board member Bob Cerame ofPaul Cerame Ford. He recently presented a $6,000 check to McCluer North High School of the Ferguson-Florissant School Districtthrough Ford’s “Drive One 4 UR School” program. The dealership partnered with parents, students and faculty members to put on the event. To read the full press release please click here.

I invite you to take a look at the new website for University Squarethat is now available at http://www.universitysquare-umsl.com. If you have any questions regarding this exciting initiative in the North County area please be sure to contact: Barbara Featherston, Real Estate Development Director, University Square/University of Missouri – St. Louis, at featherstonb@umsl.edu.

One of the regional organization that NCI works with throughout the year is East-West Gateway. They have just released their“Where We Stand Update on Transportation” comparing the most recent transportation metrics of the St. Louis region to those of 34 peer Metropolitan Statistical Areas. These peer regions are St. Louis’ domestic competition and provide a consistent yardstick to gauge “Where We Stand.” In June 2015, East-West Gateway will produce the St. Louis region’s next Long Range Transportation Plan (RTP) – Connected 2045. In the year leading up to the publication of the plan, the public will help set priorities that will guide how transportation funding is allocated in the region. Compared to the peer regions, St. Louis provides an extensive transportation network with roads and bridges that are in relatively good condition. This network facilitates economic development by providing businesses with low congestion, tremendous freight assets, and a re

liable system. The region does not provide as many transportation options as many of the peer regions, contributing to less accessibility and higher transportation costs for residents. The Where We Stand Update document on Transportation is available online atwww.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/newsletters/
WWS/WWS6EdNo8.pdf
. You can also view the staff presentation which provides key takeaways of the update made to the East-West Gateway Board of Directors at its June 25 meeting at www.ewgateway.org/pdffiles/library/presentations/2014-June-WWSUpd8.pdf .

MoDOT wants your opinion: Please take time to provide your thoughts and comments by July 3. The transportation projects and improvements listed athttp://www.modot.org/movingforward/Regions/StLouisRegion-MovingForward.htm#.U5tZWpihzfM.facebook represent the work of regional transportation partners and planning agencies from across the St. Louis region.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is required to produce this list prior to August 5, as set forth in the provisions of Constitutional Amendment 7 that will be on the August ballot. The commission will accept public comments through July 3. All public comments and the final projects list will be approved at the July 9 commission meeting. I encourage you to let them know your thoughts on this list of priority projects.

Welcome New NCI Members:

IronRock Capital Partners – Providing high impact funding to entrepreneurs, expanding businesses and developers.

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
314.200.2626
http://ironrockcap.com/

Republic Services – Providing collection, recycling, and disposal services to residential, commercial and industrial customers.

13570 St. Charles Rock Rd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044
314.739.1919
www.republicservices.com

If you would like new information about membership please contact Mike at 314-895-6241.

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June 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

From left to right; Back Row: Mayor Norm McCourt, Brian Goldman, Scott Negwer, NCI President Rebecca Zoll, Pete Hall, Lt. Jerry Fuesting Front Row: Dr. Grayling Tobias, Veronica Morrow-Reel, Dr. Jerry Dunn, Patty Gould, Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer

From left to right; Back Row: Mayor Norm McCourt, Brian Goldman, Scott Negwer, NCI President Rebecca Zoll, Pete Hall, Lt. Jerry Fuesting
Front Row: Dr. Grayling Tobias, Veronica Morrow-Reel, Dr. Jerry Dunn, Patty Gould, Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

 

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.

 

NCIBreakfastSponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers
Metro
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

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.

calendarclipartMark 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.

2014AnniversaryDinnerOn 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.

30LeadersLGOn 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 formclick 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.

EGWLogo-NewGifI 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 www.ewgateway.org or click here.


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North County Incorporated

350B Village Square Drive
Hazelwood, Missouri 63042
phone: (314) 895-6241
email: nci@northcountyinc.com

 

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