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May 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. 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.

There is still time to participate in the summer’s largest networking event in our community. There are limited sponsorship packages available and only 2 tables left so act quickly to ensure your organization doesn’t miss out on this opportunity.

Just want to attend? This is possible, as well for only $45.00 per person, reservations are required and only a few single seats remain available at this time. So call us quickly to reserve yours at 314-895-6241.

Considering joining these companies and organizations that support the work NCI is doing on behalf of the community by taking advantage the following very generous sponsorship packages:

 

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

For sponsorship and ticket information you can click here.

university_square2_818_460A crowd of nearly 200 people gathered on the UMSL campus April 17 for two celebrations, including NCI bard chair Chief Mike Gantner and I, NCI board member’s Kim Bakker, Mayor Patrick Green, Dr. Mark Tranel, and Bill Ray. The first was to launch University Square, a new economic development initiative with communities in the Normandy area and the second was to dedicate Metro’s latest Arts in Transit installation, a towering sculpture called “Changing Identities.”

University Square is a community development corporation and an urban redevelopment corporation that will facilitate the revitalization of the area bordered by St. Charles Rock Road, Interstate 170, Interstate 70 and Lucas and Hunt Road. I, along with NCI Board member Mayor Patrick Green, City of Normandy, Betty Van Uum, former NCI Board member Rita Days, St. Louis County Elections Board, Chris Krehmeyer, Beyond Housing serve on the Board of Directors for University Square. Start-up funding for this initiative has been provided by the St. Louis Port Authority and St. Louis County Economic Partnership.

The impetus for University Square began with the Great Streets–Natural Bridge Initiative. Construction begins this summer to transform Natural Bridge Road between Hanley and Lucas and Hunt Roads into a pedestrian friendly, landscaped boulevard. More than $14 million will be invested in reducing vehicular lanes from four to two, new lighting, on-street parking, along with landscaped medians, and a roundabout and plaza at the intersection of Florissant and Natural Bridge roads. Completion is scheduled for December 2015.

You can review the full event program by clicking here.

NCI is a proud supporter of University Square and on May 4th they are hosting an open house that will be your opportunity to visit and tour the many homes available for sale in the area. The event takes places from 1-4pm beginning at the Hunt House at 7717 Natural Bridge Road. More information is available by clicking here.

Congratulations to NCI Chairman of the Board, Chief Michael Gantner on being presented with the 2014 Citizen of the Year Award by the Old Jamestown Association. The presentation will take place at the Association’s Spring General Meeting on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30.

NCI is a proud supporter of East-West Gateway and they are inviting the public to comment on their new Public Involvement Plan. East-West Gateway has revised its plan for 2014 as part of an on-going planning process designed to ensure continuous improvement in East-West Gateway’s efforts to maintain its strong commitment to public involvement. For more information go to www.ewgateway.org; the comment period ends on May 19.


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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.

BreakfastSponsors

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 http://www.ewgateway.org/nb/.

 

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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March 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

 

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

2014 is already proving to be a very active and exciting year.

 

NCI in partnership with the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Chamber of Commerce and Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce is hosting our Annual North County Legislative Reception this month; as usual we are expecting a full house. A big THANK YOU to Christian Hospital for generously providing their wonderful Atrium Room at the Detrick Building, along with lots of great food and drink. The St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, again this year, helped us out with our invitations. The support of both of these NCI members in making the reception possible is very much appreciated. At the reception, Workforce Solutions at St. Louis Community College’s Ann Brand will provide a brief update on the Partnership’s legislative priorities. NCI and the North County area Chambers represent more than 1,000 business, civic and community members. For a copy of our 2014 North County Legislative Agenda please go to our website at www.NorthStLouisCounty.com. I would like to thank the area Chambers for their participation again this year.

You will want to mark your calendar for NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Tickets for the event are available now and cost $45 per individual. We are currently looking for award nominations and sponsors for the event. You can find all of the information on our website at www.NorthStlouisCounty.com. 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 not miss out on the summer’s largest networking event for our community be sure to get your sponsorships in soon.

NOMINATE SOMEONE TODAY!

As always we are seeking business development, community development, public service and leadership award nominations. Please think about who you could nominate to be honored with one of our prestigious recognition awards. For details on criteria and to see who has been honored in the past click here. The deadline to nominate someone is Thursday, March 17, 2014.

Please be advised that the North County Incorporated (NCI) Board of Directors, in February, voted to support the transfer of jurisdiction oversight of the West Lake Landfill to the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Transferring the jurisdiction oversight to FUSRAP will allow experts in this area to assess the site, provide action plans for the containment or remediation, and long-term management of the site. We have sent letters to our legislators respectfully requesting their support in this matter. A full press release can be accessed here.

I want to congratulate NCI board member Mayor Tom Schneider and the City of Florissant for offering a unique new housing program for potential home buyers. The program will match their down payment on the purchase of a home within the Florissant city limits up to $6,000. This Homeownership Assistance Program is a forgivable loan after 5 years of residency in the home. They also offer assistance to improve the home, as well. You can visit the City of Florissant’s website or click here for more information on this program and how to take advantage of the loan or call Carol O’Mara. North County is already a terrific place to call home and this program will make it a little easier for some to purchase the home of their dreams. If you are aware of other housing programs that are offered to purchase homes in our area, be sure to let us know here at NCI and I will happily mention them our eNewsletter.

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On May 17, 2014, Ferguson Twilight Run will celebrate its 5th year as the only evening race in North St. Louis County. Check out all the different ways to participate in this family friendly event at www.fergtwilightrun.com. Now is the time to get registered!

If you are a regular reader of the NCI you know that for several years we have been participating with MoDOT on studies looking at needed improvements along the I-270 Corridor. MoDOT would like your input and is hosting a public open house event on Tuesday, March 18th at the Hazelwood Civic Center East at 4:30pm as part of the Interstate 270 North Environmental Assessment. The event is free and open to the entire community. Click here for more information or click here for the flyer. I encourage all of you as investors in the North County community and provide your feedback.

As part of our joint Legislative Agenda with area Chambers, North County Inc. has taken a position in support of Medicaid Reform. Here is a quick take on the economics around this issue:

Expanding Medicaid in Missouri will be paid with federal funds completely for the first 3 years so FY2014, FY2015 and FY2016. According to a new report from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) expansion of Medicaid eligibility for adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) is expected to result in the creation of 23, 868 jobs, $9.9 billion in new wages, and $14.6 billion in new Gross State Product (GSP) from 2015-2022. Expansion would also generate $402 million in new state general revenue from 2015 to 2022, including $53 in new general revenue in 2015 alone.

In 2015 alone, the State will save $77.3 million and will see a net positive impact of $94.2 million dollars in general revenue. Even when the state match is at its highest at 10%, the state will still see a positive impact on general revenue of $73 million dollars and will be saving about $33 million a year. Every day we do not expand Medicaid we lose out on these savings and $5 million a day goes to other states that chose to expand last year. Our tax dollars are being sent to other States.

MERIC’s study can be found at www.missourieconomy.org/medicaidreport.pdf.

Expanding Medicaid means an additional 300,000 Missourians will have access to health care and an addition 35,000 in St. Louis County.

Please consider calling on our State Legislature and expressing your concerns regarding this critical issue for the State of Missouri and our local community. Contact information can be found at http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/SenateRoster.htm for the Senate and at http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx for the house.


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February 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

2014 has gotten off to a great start. We have many exciting events planned for this year and are working diligently to make them all a rousing success.

BannerLegislativeReception

Mark Your Calendars! NCI, in partnership with the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce, and Northwest Chamber of Commerce will host our Annual North County Legislative Reception at Christian Hospital on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. This is a free event, but space is limited and reservations are required. You must be a member of all or one of the organizations mentioned above to attend. Call NCI at (314) 895-6241 to reserve a seat.

Mayor Thomas Schneider

Mayor Thomas Schneider

Congrat’s to NCI Board Member Mayor Schneider on the City of Florissant being recognized by national online real estate site MOTOVO as the #1 small city to retire to in the United States.

T.R. Carr

T.R. Carr

 

Congratulations to NCI Board Member T.R. Carr on his unanimous appointment to the St. Louis County Police Board.

 

Another date you will want to mark in your calendar is NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast. It will be held on Friday, May 16 in 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Plan on attending and watch for more details as the date draws closer.

 

ONLY A FEW TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

ShamrockBallLogo2012NCI is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Mayor’s Shamrock Ball on March 8, 2014 at Garden Villas North benefiting Valley Industries. This has become a signature event in North County for Valley Industries and proceeds go to further the sheltered mission to provide dignified meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities. For more information on how you can attend, sponsor or donate to Valley Industries please click here.

FTR_Logo2014On May 17, 2014, Ferguson Twilight Run will celebrate its 5th year as the only evening race in North St. Louis County. This is a premier, family-friendly event for runners and walkers – still focused on fitness, fun and health. NCI is once again a proud sponsor. For more information, go to www.fergtwilightrun.com.

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January 2014 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

HappyNewYearHappy New Year!

2013 proved to be a very busy year and we are looking forward to a successful and prosperous 2014. Please view 2013’s Accomplishments to see NCI’s highlights for 2013. We are excited about working with our membership and regional partners in 2014 on the prosperous opportunities for North County and the challenges facing our community.

Chief Michael Gantner

Chief Michael Gantner

NCI is pleased to announce that Chief Michael Gantner of the Black Jack Fire Protection District has been named Chair of the NCI Executive Board of Directors for the 2014. NCI would also like to thank outgoing Chair, Ron McMullen, for serving in that role in 2013. Ron McMullen commented, “Mike will be a superb NCI Chairman for 2014. He knows, understands, and promotes NCI’s mission of economic development for North County – and he knows the ins and outs of North County. He also has a good sense of humor – which will serve him and NCI well!” The other 2014 Officers will be Vice Chair, Dan Boyle, The Boyle Law Firm, LLC, and Municipal Judge for the City of Florissant, Treasurer, Fletcher Wells II, St. John’s Bank & Trust Co., and Secretary, Dr. Art McCoy II, Ferguson-Florissant School District.

We would also like to introduce the new members of the 2014 NCI Board of Directors. They are as follows: Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent of the Jennings School District, Ms. Rosa Rue-Brown, a representative for the Spanish Lake Community Association, Mr. Robert Cerame, Paul Cerame Auto Group, Inc., Captain Troy Doyle, Commander of the North County Precinct for St. Louis County Police Dept., Ms. Rachel Giffhorn, General Manager of The Bridge at Florissant, Mr. Jim Guyre, Executive Director at Valley Industries, Dr. Scott Spurgeon, Superintendent of the Riverview Gardens School District, and Mr. Don Zykan, Chief Operating Officer at Meridian Waste.

For a complete list of our please see NCI 2014 Board of Directors.

EastWestGateway

Pictured from left to right, Councilman Dwayne James, Coucilman Tim Lee, Don Zykan, Mark Behlmann, Karen Pierre, John Shaw, and Carolyn Marty

Pictured from left to right, Councilman Dwayne James, Coucilman Tim Lee, Don Zykan, Mark Behlmann, Karen Pierre, John Shaw, and Carolyn Marty

Recently, North County Incorporated hosted an East-West Gateway Council of Governments forum to bring several of our community and civic leaders together for a public involvement focus group discussion to ensure quality engagement and interaction with all of the citizens in the St. Louis metropolitan area. East-West Gateway is a regional organization with the mission to recognize, analyze, and promote broad-based understanding of regional problems, issues, and opportunities; and to give special attention to the identification and assessment of emerging issues. We appreciate these leaders’ participation at this meeting: Mark Behlmann, Chancellor Tom George, Councilman Dwayne James, Councilman Tim Lee, Carolyn Marty, Karen Pierre, Mayor Tom Schneider, John Shaw, Fletcher Wells, and Don Zykan. East-West Gateway will be taking the ideas that were presented back to their leadership for evaluation. If you would like to provide your thoughts on how East-West Gateway please click here. I encourage you to take a couple minutes and participate in this opportunity to help this regional organization better understand the best way to communicate with North County.

MoDOTThe Missouri Department of Transportation, another regional organization that NCI works closely with is requesting your opinion on their “A Vision for Missouri’s Transportation Future” long-range plan. Based on input MoDOT received from Missourians across the State they developed four main goals: take care of the current transportation system, keep travelers safe, invest in projects that spur economic growth and create jobs, and give Missourians better transportation choices. Please take a look at the complete plan and provide MoDOT with your thoughts at onthemove@modot.mo.gov.

calendarrNorth County Inc. in partnership with the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Marketing Strategy Meeting – Community Engagement Luncheon on January 31, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis, MO in the Emerson Center building. This information gathering meeting will include lunch. Cost to attend is $12.00.

North County Legislative Reception event will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014. North County Incorporated, Regional Development Association, the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce, and Northwest Chamber of Commerce will again co-sponsor this event. The Legislative Reception will start at 6 p.m. at Christian Hospital, Paul F. Detrick Building, Atrium Room, 11133 Dunn Road, St. Louis, MO (at the intersection of I-270 & Hwy. 367). This year’s Legislative Reception is a community, civic and business collaborative bringing to you one legislative agenda from the local leadership serving the North St. Louis County area and allowing you to meet with both business and community representatives for North County at one time, in one location.

NCI is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Mayor’s Shamrock Ball Benefiting the Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop on March 8, 2014 that will be held at the Garden Villas North. This has become a signature event in North County for Valley Industries and proceeds go to further the sheltered workshops mission to provide dignified meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities. Please submit the amount you would like to give below. For more information on how you can attend, sponsor or donate to Valley Industries please click here.

Another date you will want to mark in your calendar is NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast meeting. Get this on your calendar fast. It will be held on Friday, May 16 in 2014 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Plan on attending and watch for more details as the date draws closer.

On May 17, 2014, Ferguson Twilight Run will celebrate its 5th year as the only evening race in North St. Louis County. In 2010, the race was a community event to encourage fitness and healthy living in a fun way. Now, it’s a premier, family-friendly event for runners and walkers – still focused on fitness, fun and health. NCI is once again a proud sponsor of this event. For more information, go to www.fergtwilightrun.com.

WELCOME NEW NCI MEMBERS for 2014!

NCI 2013 30 Leader in their Thirties
Brandy Dudenhoeffer
(314) 440-8900
BrandySellsStL@gmail.com

Village of Riverview
9699 Lilac Drive
Riverview, MO 63137
Phone: 314-868-0700

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I wish you the best holiday season for you and yours.


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December 2013 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

tree_ornaments_5_happyA Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

The holiday season approaches; a festive time for celebration and cheer. I encourage you to please shop local and support your local businesses as you look for that perfect gift for family and friends this holiday season. Keeping dollars in our community helps strengthen our local economy. This season is also a perfect time to reflect on the accomplishments of this past year and continue to grow into the upcoming year. NCI achieved so much in 2013 and has opened communication with many individuals to continue working on building a stronger community in 2014.

2014 DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW

NCI is a once again the proud sponsor of Valley Industries Mayors’ Shamrock Ball, taking place on March 8, 2014 and The City Ferguson’s Twilight Run/Walk, to take place on May 17, 2014. Please click on the links to learn more about sponsorships, tickets and registration. I encourage you to consider getting involved with these two events in the North County community.

NCI’s Annual Breakfast’s date is set for May 16th at 7:30 am. Also be watching for the date of the North County Legislative Reception which will be announced in the January eNewsletter.

WELCOME NEW NCI MEMBERS for 2014!

Don Zykan
Meridian Waste Services LLC

13524 Northwest Industrial Drive
Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-227-7017
DZykan@MeridianWaste.com
www.MeridianWaste.com

Ms. Christine Shoaf
A 2013 – 30 Leader Award Winner
cshoaf99@yahoo.com

Mr. David Arledge
A 2013 – 30 Leader Award Winner
darledge@rgsd.k12.mo

Dr. Katy Chambers
A 2013 – 30 Leader Award Winner
Kchambers@hazelwoodschools.org

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I wish you the best holiday season for you and yours.


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November 2013 eNews

Rebecca Zoll

Rebecca Zoll

A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

NCI’s Board of Directors has endorsed Pattonville School District’s Tax Levy Proposition P. Please be sure to get out and vote on November 5th and support your local school district. Pattonville is seeking the increase in order to maintain and protect the quality of programs and staffing in the Pattonville School District by overcoming a potential operating budget deficit of $10 million.

NorthwestParkwayOver the past year NCI has served on the Community Advisory Group for St. Louis County’s Northwest Parkway Corridor Study. This past week there was an extremely well attended public meeting on this Corridor Study. Be sure you are informed about the Northwest Parkway Study, a transportation project that is looking at creating an improved, more reliable connection between the residential areas of North St. Louis County and employment centers in the Earth City and Riverport areas. The existing link, consisting largely of two-lane roads in the Missouri River floodplain, is subject to unpredictable flood-related road closures. The closures cause unreliable travel conditions and traffic disruptions.

The current project will identify a transportation alternative that will:

  • Eliminate flood-related detours between Charbonier Road and Earth City Expressway
  • Address capacity needs in northwestern St. Louis County
  • Enhance safety along St. Louis County roadways in the study area
  • Provide access to the economic opportunities within St. Louis County

STLCountySt. Louis County has released their most recent “high-level, data driven” strategic plan Imagining Tomorrow. NCI’s board was given a presentation on the plan late in September by St. Louis County Planning Department’s Glen Powers and Lori Fiegel. At the board meeting St. Louis County representatives made the commitment to communicate and work closely with NCI as they begin implementation and work in the North County area. NCI’s leadership group is excited to move forward on strategies for North County to improve and increase our community’s quality of life. Recently, NCI Board Chair Ron McMullen, Vice-Chair Chief Mike Gantner, Secretary Dan Boyle, Executive Board members Dr. Mark Tranel, Carolyn Marty and I visited with St. Louis County Executive, Charlie Dooley, to discuss the plan and request his commitment that focus and funding be given to advancing North County and to increasing communication between St. Louis County and North County leaders. Please take a moment to look at the plan and provide your comments to St. Louis County.

After NCI linked St. Louis Economic Development Partnership staff with Christian Hospital’s president, Ron McMullen, late last year, we are happy to announce that plans are now underway by St. Louis County and the Partnership to establish a Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation to work on housing initiatives around the Spanish Lake Community. Some funding for this has been identified by the County and Christian Hospital. Be watching for more on this great news soon.

NCI has begun conversations to collaborate with other community stakeholders, including the Greater North County Chamber to explore the possibility of developing a long-term, sustainable marketing campaign to work on advancing the awareness around the positive benefits of our community. We are planning to hold a North County Marketing Strategy-Leadership Engagement planning meeting in December. Please watch for more information about this endeavor over the next month, as we will want our membership’s opinions on this matter.

StLouisCommunityCollegeAdditionally, NCI recently partnered with Executive Board Member, Dr. Marcia Pfeiffer, president, St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, to host the “Growing the Workforce in North County” meeting. This collaborative effort was to bring the business community and higher education leaders at the Community College together to discuss ideas and strategies around developing our future workforce and the programs already in place at the Florissant Valley campus to help ensure that our future workforce is relevant.

SAVE THE DATE: NCI’s Education work group, chaired by Patty Gould, School Business Director for Pattonville School District and Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District is busy working with our local public school superintendents and private school principals to provide a State of Primary Education in North County forum at lunchtime on January 31st at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. NCI is pleased to be able to collaborate with North County’s local Chambers of Commerce on this initiative. The goal of this initiative to provide information on the issues surrounding schools today as well as to inform our community more about the impressive programs they have in place that are designed specifically to get students prepared to enter our workforce. Reservations will be required for this member only event. Be watching for more information on this in December’s eNewsletter.

Another date you will want to mark in your calendar is NCI’s Annual Breakfast meeting. Get this on your calendar fast. It will be held on Friday, May 16 in 2014. Hope you all will be sure to plan on attending.

Dr. Rance Thomas

Dr. Rance Thomas

Congratulations to Dr. Rance Thomas, NCI Board member, cofounder and President of the North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU), on being honored with the Christian Hospital Foundation’s Paul F. Detrick Legacy Leadership Award. The memorial Paul F. Detrick award is presented annually to a person with the vision to help the north St. Louis County area be all it can be. Dr. Thomas definitely deserves this honor.

Mayor Matt Robinson

Mayor Matt Robinson

Congratulations to Executive Board member, Mayor Matt Robinson,City of Hazelwood, on being elected recently to the Missouri Municipal League’s Board of Directors.

Mayor James Knowles III

Mayor James Knowles III

Congratulations to Board member, Mayor James Knowles III, City of Ferguson, on earning the prestigious designation of Certified Municipal Official from the Missouri Municipal League’s Municipal Governance Institute.

Mayor Thomas Schneider

Mayor Thomas Schneider

Congratulations to Board member, Mayor Thomas Schneider, City of Florissant, on receiving the designation of Certified Municipal Official by the Missouri Municipal League.

WELCOME NEW NCI MEMBER!

Danita Smith
My Blooming Health Mobile 
11630 Helenoak Drive
Florissant, MO 63033
(314) 681-7645 
info@mybloominghealth.com
www.mybloominghealth.com

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Hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!HappyThanksgiving


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October 2013 eNews

Rebecca Zoll
Rebecca Zoll

 


A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

Congratulations to the Class of 2013’s 30 Leaders in their Thirties award recipients!  These amazingly talented young leaders were honored September 27th at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties reception.  NCI thanks our campaign partners and event sponsors:

Event Media Partners:

SSM DePaul

EVENT SPONSORS

AT&T
Christian Hospital
City of Woodson Terrrace
Commerce Bank
Favazza & Associates, LLC
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Florissant License Office
Hazelwood School District
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562
SSM DePaul Health Center
St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley
St. Louis County
St. Louis County Economic Council
The Delmar Gardens Family
US Bank
Valley Industries

Congratulations to NCI’s 2013 30 Leaders in their Thirties Award Winners!

North County Inc.'s 2013 Class of North County 30 Leaders in their Thirties

North County Inc.’s 2013 Class of North County 30 Leaders in their Thirties

David Arledge, Riverview Gardens School District
Megan AsikainenCity of Ferguson
Lucinda Bauer, RN, BSNSSM DePaul Health Center
Christina BennettHendel’s Market Cafe & Piano Bar
Tiffany Besse, Pattonville School District
Heather Bowker, Christian Hospital
Katherine Chambers, Ed.D, Hazelwood School District
Jessica Chandler, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Brian Douglas, One Way Construction
Brandy Dudenhoeffer, Prudential Select Properties
Tina Garrison, SSM DePaul Health Center
Andrea Hayes, Hazelwood School District
Carla Hayes, FOCUS St. Louis
Corrie Hendrix, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Rainie Howard, Sisters of Hope, Inc.
Joe Jovanovich, Beyond Housing
Brian Livingston, New Century Armored Logistics, LLC
Chris Masterson, Sacred Heart Catholic School
Regina Oliver, RN, MSN, Delmar Gardens North
Jaime Otto, Ferguson-Florissant School District
Dhari Pearson, Papa Murphy’s Take N Bake Pizza
Kenneth Roumpos, Ritenour School District
Scott Schaefer, Schaefer Autobody Centers
Brian Scheller, Lutheran High School North
Christina Schoaf, RN, BSN, BJC Medical Group-Heart Care Group
Jana Shortt, Ferguson-Florissant School District
Austin Umbenhaur, U.S. Bank
Annie WagganerSt. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
Melissa Watson, City of Hazelwood
Stan Williams, AXA Equitable

ACS CAN’s Molly Daniels, Dr. John R. Seffin and Chris Hansen and Karen McKay

ACS CAN’s Molly Daniels, Dr. John R. Seffin and Chris Hansen and Karen McKay

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

NCI Board Member Karen McKay, Designer-Esthetician, on being named the ACT! Lead of the Year by the American Cancer Society for her public policy advocacy leadership this past month in Washington D.C. Click here for more information.

NCI Executive Board Member Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent of Ferguson-Florissant School District, on being appointed to Harris-Stowe Board of Regents by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Click here for more information.

Dr. Grayling accepting honor from Chancellor George at the UMSL Founders Dinner

Dr. Grayling accepting honor from
Chancellor George at the UMSL Founders Dinner

NCI Board Member Dr. Grayling Tobias, Superintendent of Hazelwood School Distric,t on being honored as a 2013 University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni at the UMSL Founders Dinner. Click here for more information.

NCI’s Board of Directors is endorsing Pattonville School District’s Prop. P. For further details regarding this necessary tax levy please click here.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!

The Bridge at Florissant
1101 Garden Plaza Dr. 
Florissant MO 63033
(314) 831-0988
http://www.bridgeatflorissant.com

The Honorable Mary Nichols
State Representative
State of Missouri
201 West Capitol Avenue, Room 105H
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-1832
(855) 288-2135
marynichols@house.mo.gov

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September 2013 eNews

Rebecca Zoll
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A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

This month we will celebrate 2013’s Class of North County’s 30 Leaders in their Thirties. You are invited to celebrate this honor with these worthy professionals at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Reception on Friday, September 27th at 11:30 a.m. at Norwood Hills Country Club (business attire required). Reservations are required. Call (314) 895-6241 today to be sure to reserve your seat. We have an amazingly talented group of young professionals and community volunteers to honor and would love to see you there.

Event Media Partners:

SSM DePaul

North County Incorporated is proud to announce our
30 Leaders in their Thirties for 2013

David Arledge, Riverview Gardens School District
Megan AsikainenCity of Ferguson
Lucinda Bauer, RN, BSNSSM DePaul Health Center
Christina BennettHendel’s Market Cafe & Piano Bar
Tiffany Besse, Pattonville School District
Heather Bowker, Christian Hospital
Katherine Chambers, Ed.D, Hazelwood School District
Jessica Chandler, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Brian Douglas, One Way Construction
Brandy Dudenhoeffer, Prudential Select Properties
Tina Garrison, SSM DePaul Health Center
Andrea Hayes, Hazelwood School District
Carla Hayes, FOCUS St. Louis
Corrie Hendrix, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Rainie Howard, Sisters of Hope, Inc.
Joe Jovanovich, Beyond Housing
Brian Livingston, New Century Armored Logistics, LLC
Chris Masterson, Sacred Heart Catholic School
Regina Oliver, RN, MSN, Delmar Gardens North
Jaime Otto, Ferguson-Florissant School District
Dhari Pearson, Papa Murphy’s Take N Bake Pizza
Kenneth Roumpos, Ritenour School District
Scott Schaefer, Schaefer Autobody Centers
Brian Scheller, Lutheran High School North
Christina Schoaf, RN, BSN, BJC Medical Group-Heart Care Group
Jana Shortt, Ferguson-Florissant School District
Austin Umbenhaur, U.S. Bank
Annie WagganerSt. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
Melissa Watson, City of Hazelwood
Stan Williams, AXA Equitable

We are still seeking sponsors for our NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties campaign. We have put together very generous and affordable sponsorship packages, along with opportunities to advertise in the event program book. Community News also has special ad packages available if you want to say a special congratulation to a particular award recipient or all 30 of them. Sponsorship forms can be found on our website atwww.NorthStLouisCounty.com.

I want to advise you that NCI has taken action to support North County’s residents, municipalities, schools, business and others. Resulting from the recent article on North County housing published in the Post-Dispatch on August 18th, I have heard from many NCI members, area residents, elected officials and concerned business owners. We have sent a response to the Editor pointing out how the article could have covered the story by incorporating more balance in their report. Please take time to review NCI’s response.CLICK HERE for copy of letter. We have also requested a meeting with the Editor and will keep our membership posted on the results. North County has a tremendous number of assets and offers a great quality of life. Take a look at the recent North County Economic Development Profile produced for us by the Public Policy Research Center to learn more about our great community.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!

The Honorable Mary Nichols
Representative – State of Missouri
11610 Mack Avenue
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 770-9992
marynichols4ward3@yahoo.com

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August 2013 eNews

Rebecca Zoll
Rebecca Zoll


A Message from NCI President/CEO, Rebecca Zoll

If you are looking for something fun to do around town, be sure to check out NCI’s attractions website ExploreNorthStLouisCounty.com, featuring parks and recreation, historic sites, hiking and biking and water park opportunities and many more activities around North County for the entire family.

 

Event Media Partners:

SSM DePaul

We are seeking sponsors for our NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties campaign. We have put together very generous and affordable sponsorship packages, along with opportunities to advertise in the event program book. Community News also has special ad packages available if you want to say a special congratulation to a particular award recipient or all 30 of them. Sponsorship forms can be found on our website atwww.NorthStLouisCounty.com.

We invite you to come and celebrate the 30 Leaders chosen on Friday, September 27th at Norwood Hills Country Club. Reservations and country club attire required. For more information, please call the office at (314) 895-6241. Hope to see you there!


Replace caption with: NCI’s Rebecca Zoll, Venus Martz and Nancy Schiller prepare for a great evening with Hendel’s owner’s Chef Nathan and Christina Bennett and staff.


Anniversary celebration guests: St. Louis County Councilman Mike O’Mara, wife Carol O’Mara, John O’Mara, Denise O’Mara, Rich Kretzler, Jo Kretzler, Debbie O’Laughlin and Mike O’Laughlin

NCI’s Anniversary Dinner and Wine Pairing held on July 21st was a success! Thanks to our members that who attended and supported NCI at this celebration. Also, my kudos to Christina and Nathan Bennett from Hendel’s Market, Cafe & Piano Bar for an excellent job in hosting our event. We hope our guests enjoyed the five-course meal and wine pairing.

NCI’s Board of Directors has endorsed the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Proposition A that will be on the upcoming August 6th ballot. The City of Florissant and Greater North County Chamber of Commerce have also endorsed Proposition A. For more information please click here.

For several years NCI has worked with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) on getting an I-270 Corridor Study scheduled, funded and completed. This study is now complete and MoDOT is now working on the I-270 North Environmental Assessment. They are asking for public feedback on several options being considered. I encourage you to please review the Corridor Study and please share your thoughts with MoDOT. Here is a link to participate, http://www.modot.org/stlouis/I-270NorthVirtualMeeting.htm

A big WELCOME to our newest member:

Ft. Bellefontaine Memorial
American Legion Post 335
800 Chambers Road
St. Louis, MO 63137
(314) 518-3732

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phone: (314) 895-6241
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