Vantage Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its new O’Fallon location at 100 Progress Point Ct. with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 26. In attendance were Dr. Jerry Eichholz, board chairman; Eric Acree, president and CEO; VCU employees and board members; and representatives with the St. Charles Regional Chamber and O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industry. VCU serves nearly 90,000 members and offers a full range of financial services. For more information, call (314) 264-5149 or visit vcu.com.
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Creative Visions Photography celebrated its 15-year anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 7. The company was founded by Kim Lorenz in 2007. Lorenz’s work has won many awards and been featured in multiple publications. Learn more at creativevisionsphotos.com.
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Five Acres Animal Shelter, located at 1099 Pralle Lane in St. Charles, recently received a $7,500 grant investment from Petco Love that will help fund the shelter’s Unicorn Foster Program, which helps train dogs with challenging behaviors to help get them into a forever home. For more information, visit fiveacresanimalshelter.org.
Stacy G. Blum, DO has joined Yoon Dermatology to work with Mohs surgeon, Jaeyoung Yoon, MD, Jacqueline Castagno, PA, and Laura Sills, ANP to provide cosmetic and general dermatology services to patients at both the Fenton office in Suite 106, 1203 Smizer Mill Road and the Wentzville office at 1060 Meyer Road.
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Deana Dothage is the new community engagement and Economic development specialist for the MU Extension-St. Charles County. Originally from St. Charles, she will work to increase residents’ use of the Extension program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice – policing option from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master’s degree in public affairs at the University of Missouri with a graduate certificate in nonprofit management.
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Eli Isele has accepted the position of horticulture field specialist for St. Louis and St. Charles County. Eli holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri and a master’s in sustainable development practice from the University of Florida. Most recently he has been establishing and managing the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Field Research Site.
The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts its membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 at the Christy Banquet Center, 9000 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. in O’Fallon. To register, visit ofallonchamber.org.
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The St. Charles Regional Chamber hosts its Lunch with Leaders from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 at Lindenwood University, 209 S. Kingshighway in St. Charles. The event will take place in the Spellmann Center - Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room (third floor). Registration is $30 for members and $35 for non-member guests. Members who register early will receive a $5 early registration discount. To register, visit stcharlesregionalchamber.com.