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NCI News - April 2018
 
NCI MEMBER MIX & MINGLE 
Thursday, April 12 
4:00-6:00pm
We Hope You'll Join Us! 

NCI invites its members to attend a free membership networking event 4 - 6 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at SSM Health DePaul Hospital's May Center, 12303 DePaul Drive in Bridgeton. We appreciate your membership support and hope you will enjoy the opportunity to network and get to know fellow members as well as past leadership award recipients.

Stop by, say hello, enjoy refreshments and meet business, civic and community leaders who, like you, are making a difference in North County!

To attend, please RSVP to Nancy Schiller. We look forward to seeing you  
April 12!

A special thank you to NCI partner, SSM Health DePaul Hospital for generously hosting our Mix and Mingle on its beautiful campus. 
 
SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE!
NCI invites you to its 41st annual Leadership Breakfast May 18, 2018 at St. Louis Airport Marriott. Generous sponsorship packages are available. EVENT INFO : SPONSORSHIP INFO
Hurry! Sponsor Deadlines: April 16 & May 1. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING NCI MEMBERS WHO RECEIVED GREATER NORTH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BEST OF 2018 AWARDS FROM COMMUNITY NEWS!  
 
ATTORNEY Boyle Law Firm - Patrick & Dan Boyle, AUTO DEALERSHIP Johnny Londoff Chevrolet, AUTO REPAIR
Gary's Automotive Service -Mike Moehlenkamp, BAKERY/ DONUTS Old Town Donut Shop - Keith Took, BANK
Commerce Bank, FUNERAL HOME Hutchens Mortuary - John Hutchens, OPTOMETRIST/VISION CARE Resler-Kerber Optometry - Dr. Deborah Kerber O.D., REHAB / SKILLED NURSING CARE The Bridge at Florissant - Brandy Earls, Ex. Dir, REMODELING / ROOFING
Mississippi Valley Roofing - Henry Darabcsek, RESTAURANT Hendel's Market Café - Nathan & Christina Bennett
 
EVENTS
Metro will be holding a series of informational meeting and public hearings to discuss and gather feedback concerning their new transit plan for the St. Louis region, Metro Reimagined. One remaining North County meeting will be held on Thursday, April 5 at North County Transit Center 2:30-5:30pm. MORE INFO
Jennings School District Scholarship & Awards Gala is at 5pm on Friday, April 6 at Norwood Hills Country Club. Proceeds from this benefit will go towards Friends of Jennings School District Foundation 501(c)(3) student scholarship fund.  MORE INFO
St. Louis Crisis Nursery will hold its annual Razzle Dazzle Ball 2018 on April 7, 2018 at the Westport Sheraton Lakeside Chalet. Sponsorships are available. This event will sell out; R.S.V.P. today! EVENT INFO  
Greater North County Chamber  will hold its 4th annual Saturday Night Fever Music Trivia event on April 7 at the JFK Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tables of eight, $160. VIP tables of eight, $240. Reserve your table today! MORE INFO  
FOCUS St. Louis holds the 4th Annual Partners in Governance Conference on Tuesday, April 10 from 8:30am to 3pm at the Reynolds Alumni Center Ballroom, University of Missouri-Columbia. This year's event will explore "Achieving Balance in Governance in the Post-Truth Era.".  MORE INFO
Touhill Performing Arts Center will host Joanna Mendoza & Friends presented by UMSL Music on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30pm. Award-winning American composer and Professor of Theory and Composition at Wichita State U, Walter Mays, will also speak.  MORE INFO
SSM Health DePaul Hospital will offer a free seminar about chronic shoulder pain treatment options on Wednesday, April 11 from 6-8:30pm in the May Conference Center. A light dinner will be served. Program is free but reservations are required. Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS to register.  
Hazelwood School District Board of Education will host a community forum on Thursday, April 12 from 6-7:30pm at the Hazelwood Central High School Library. This informal panel style discussion will include Superintendent Dr. Collins-Hart, board members and moderated by PTA Council.  MORE INFO
Marygrove's annual Spring Fling will be held on Thursday, April 19 at Norwood Hills Country Club. Doors open at 10:30am. Lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $30 ea. Support treatment and care for children in your own community! MORE INFO  
Northwest Chamber of Commerce's Earth Day Picnic & Kickball Games event will be April 20 from 11am-3pm at Howdershell Park. $20 for preregistration / $25 day of event includes Earth Day T-shirt, lunch, networking and activities. Sponsorships are available.ment and care for children in your own community! MORE INFO  
EarthDance Organic Farm is teaming up with St. Louis Earth Day to offer FREE Organic Farm School classes all day, on-the-hour during the 2018 Earth Day Festival in Forest Park, April 21nd & 22nd! WEBSITE 
EarthDance Organic Farm is hosting a Farm to Table Concert & Awareness Tour featuring the Mighty Pines. Tickets are $48 pp. MORE INFO 
Hazelwood School District will hold its fourth annual Fine Arts Show on Saturday, April 28 from 10am-2pm at Hazelwood Central High School. This event is free and open to the community.
Hazelwood School District PTA Council will host their 37th Annual Run/Walk Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, May 5 at Hazelwood Central High School. Registration begins at 7am. First race begins at 8:30am.  MORE INFO
FOCUS St. Louis presents its 21st annual What's Right with the Region Awards May 10. Nominations are now being accepted.  MORE INFO
St. Louis Crisis Nursery's Golf Classic "Fore the Kids" will be May 14 at Forest Park Golf Club beginning at 10am. Four person Scramble with Shotgun Start includes dinner and open bar, live auction and team prizes.  EVENT INFO  
Metropolitan Sewer District will hold a public hearing regarding a rate increase for impervious (concreted) areas on May 15 at 6PM at the Bridgeton Recreation Center, 4201 Fee Fee Rd.
Northwest Chamber of Commerce will hold their Spring Business Expo on Friday, May 18 from 8:30am-4:30pm at Orlando's. Admission is free.   MORE INFO   
City of Ferguson's eighth annual Twilight 5K/10K & Fun Run will be Saturday, May 19. Race day events begin at 4:30pm at Plaza 501. Enjoy USATF Certified courses through scenic, historic downtown Ferguson. After race entertainment includes live music, food and beer tastings.  MORE INFO 
Marygrove's Golf Tournament will be on Monday, May 21 at Forest Hill Country Club. Join them for a day on the greens in an effort to help children overcome the emotional burden of abuse, neglect or other trauma.  MORE INFO 
Christian Hospital Foundation's 2018 Golf Outing will be Monday, May 21 at Norwood Hills Country Club. $1000 per foursome and $250 per individual registration. Cocktails and Dinner only is $80. Sponsorships are available. MORE INFO
SAVE THE DATE! Greater North County Chamber  will hold its 2018 annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1, at the Florissant Golf Club. $100 per golfer, four person scramble includes lunch and dinner, contest entries, attendance prizes, and unlimited beer, soda and water. MORE INFO  
SAVE THE DATE! Trinity Catholic High School Masters Alumni Golf Challenge will be Saturday, June 9 at Emerald Greens Golf Course starting at 1pm. Foursomes $400 / Player $100 includes green fees and cart, lunch and dinner, beer, soda, and water. Contact Kevin McKenna kmckenna@trinitycatholichigh.org or Nancy Szcesniak szcesniak1@msn.com to register.
SAVE THE DATE! Ritenour School District Pride & Promise Foundaton is sponsoring a golf tournament on June 11 at Old Hickory Golf Club. Registration begins at 7am with shotgun start at 8am. Cost is $400 / foursome and $100 / individual golfer and includes cart, lunch and beverages. MORE INFO 
SAVE THE DATE! UMSL Juvenile Justice 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament by the Jennings Do-Dads will be Saturday, June 23 at Normandie Golf Club. All golfers are welcome. BBQ, refreshments and prizes will be provided. $350 per foursome.. MORE INFO 
KUDOS
Emerson's David Farr recently appeared on CNBC Friday to discuss how tax cuts and regulatory relief are boosting confidence in manufacturing. WATCH VIDEO
Federation of Catholic Schools was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Koch Foundation to be used in support of student retreats in the 2018-19 school year. The retreats will be focused on sacramental preparation, for students receiving the Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time, and for junior high students preparing for Confirmation.
Ferguson-Florissant School District Cross Keys Middle School has received national recognition as a Project Lead The Way Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students. PRESS RELEASE  
Ferguson-Florissant School District Vogt Elementary Sixth Graders now have access to their own individual Chromebooks thanks to a generous donation from the St. Louis Chapter of The Links, Inc. PRESS RELEASE  
City of Florissan t Mayor Tom Schneider was invited to address the 2018 Navy Seabee Ball held near the Naval Station Great Lakes NAVFAC to celebrate their 76th anniversary and "Can Do!" spirit. PRESS RELEASE 
City of Florissan t Superintendent of Parks, Bob Laramie, clocked out for the final time on March 16 after serving the City of Florissant for more than half a century.   PRESS RELEASE 
Hazelwood School District Jana Elementary was recognized as a Missouri Exemplary School for Professional Learning Communities for promoting cultures focused on collaborative learning. PRESS RELEASE

Hazelwood School District Brown Elementary School students Jaylee Jefferson and Beyonce Dominguez were presented with awards from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health for their 2018 Healthy Living Poster/Calendar. PRESS RELEASE

Hazelwood School District McNair Elementary School held their third annual Leadership Day as part of their Leader in Me Program, a whole-school transformation model and process to empower students with leadership and life skills. PRESS RELEASE
Hendel's Restaurant was featured in the St. Louis Magazine's Tour de Toast section in March as one of Florissant's most popular and historic restaurants to enjoy a fabulous lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. READ ARTICLE

Mercy Hospital has been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for the third consecutive year and sixth time. The quality care at Mercy has also been named a CMS Five-Star Hospital, a Leapfrog Straight A Hospital and Leapfrog Top Hospital in recent years. PRESS RELEASE
Normandy Schools Collaborative 7th-8th Grade Center was one of eight St. Louis area schools to receive funding totaling $175,000 from Project Lead the Way and The Toyota USA Foundation to benefit STEM programs. PRESS RELEASE
Normandy Schools Collaborative Early Childhood Center is one of only four Missouri programs selected to showcase at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Conference on the Young Years. PRESS RELEASE
Trinity Catholic High School Seniors, Emily Mach and Kirsten Pfitzner, finished in 1st place at the Billiken BEAMS Competition at St. Louis University. The object of the competition was to see who could design, construct and test the most efficient road bridge of balsa wood according to specifications provided by the university.
Trinity Catholic High School president, Sr. Karl Mary Winkelmann will be retiring at the end of this school year after 54 years in Catholic Education. Fr. Jeff Putthoff, SJ, will be Trinity Catholic High School's next president.
OTHER NEWS
Christian Hospital Wound Care & Hyperbarics Center is offering foot health tips during National Foot Health Awareness Month in April and suggest people take a moment top stand up for their feet.
Gateway Region YMCA will waive joining fees of all who visit their Welcome Center and take a simple risk assessment for prediabetes . MORE INFO
GenerateHealth STL has a new mission and vision to improve maternal and child health in the St. Louis region. They have also started a blog to keep you up to date on what is going on at Generate Health. MORE INFO
Hazelwood School District Lawson Elementary School students were chosen by the Midwest Education Technology Community and EducationPlus to get a sneak peek of the new, unreleased Google Expeditions Augmented Reality. PRESS RELEASE

Mercy Hospital will open more than 30 new location in the St. Louis region by 2019 as part of the continued focus on providing care for patients closer to home. MORE INFO 
Metro transit riders will now have access to reading materials as part of a new partnership which will offer surplus library books at four Metro Transit Centers. This project is designed to encourage people to read while also making their transit experience more enjoyable. PRESS RELEASE
Normandy Schools Collaborative Joint Executive Governing Board has approved the selection of Mr. Pablo Flinn as Principal of Normandy High School, and Dr. Phillip Pusateri as the new Assistant Superintendent of Operations/Chief Financial Officer. Both appointments are effective July 1, 2018.
 

Old Town Donuts
April special is one dozen donuts for only $6.99. COUPON 

St. Louis Crisis Nursery is raffling off a two bedroom, one bathroom Paris apartment during their Razzle Dazzle Ball. Tickets are $100 each and only 100 chances will be sold. All proceed benefit Crisis Nursery . MORE INFO
Trinity Catholic High School participated in a "walk-out" prayer service. They prayed for the school shooting victims in Florida as well as anyone who has been a victim of gun violence. This was a very meaningful prayer service for all Titans.
 
SAVE THE DATE! 

NCI 41st Annual Breakfast 
Friday, May 18, 2018
St. Louis Airport Marriott 
 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE


NCI Anniversary Fundraiser 
Elegant Dinner, Wine Pairing & Auction
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Hendel's Restaurant


NCI Annual 
Golf Tournament 
Fri., October 12, 2018
Emerald Greens 



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