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Career/Networking Fair March 23 At Florissant Valley Campus

St. Louis Community College (SLCC) at Florissant Valley will host a Career and Networking Fair on Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. The campus is located at 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson. Sponsored by Career and Employment Services (CES) at Florissant Valley, the fair offers jobseekers a chance to meet with area employers and learn about full-time and part-time jobs and internships in the community.

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Jobs Coming at Lafayette Industries North Facility

Ground-breaking ceremony for expansion by Lafayette Industries North, Inc.

Ground-breaking ceremony for expansion by Lafayette Industries North, Inc.

Berkeley Expansion Brings 80 New North County Jobs

On Feb. 4, Lafayette Industries North, Inc. broke ground on an expansion to its facility in Berkeley that will add more than 80 new jobs to the area over the next 18 months. The $4.4 million project is being funded by a $2.3 million grant from the Productive Living Board and Lafayette’s “North County Strong” capital campaign to raise $2.1 million. Lafayette’s capital campaign was launched by a $100,000 donation from Emerson, which led to additional individual gifts, as well as a challenge grant by the Mabee Foundation. Combined, the gifts have put the organization halfway toward its overall capital campaign goal.

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Director of Marketing Named for The Valley

Arthur Williams Jr. has been named director of marketing for The Valley, 6768 North. Hwy. 67, a Stone Bridge senior living community. Williams has over twelve years of experience in long-term care, including assisted living but primarily in skilled rehabilitation centers.

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Mary Gettemeier Selected Chamber 2016 Business Person of the Year

   mary GettemeierShe will be honored at luncheon on Jan. 20

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce has selected Mary Gettemeier, owner of The Flower Pot, as its 2016 Business Person of the Year. A member of the Chamber since 1985, Gettemeier will be recognized at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Norwood Hills Country Club.

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Elizabeth Wade to Chair GNCCC Board For 2016, Board Installation Jan. 20

Elizabeth Wade, vice president and bank manager of the Hazelwood Pulaski Bank office, will be installed as the 2016 Chair of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Jan. 20 at Norwood Hills Country Club. The luncheon costs $25 per person and reservations must be made by noon, Friday, Jan. 15. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber at 314-831-3500 or register online at www.greaternorthcountychamber.com.

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Three North County Businesses Win ‘Big Idea Pitch’ Cash, Plan to Grow

Best Insurance Agency, Corners Frameshop & Gallery, and Paw Purfect Pet Salon each received $10,000 after winning the Big Idea Pitch business plan contest. The competition was organized by North County Inc. in partnership with the Regional Business Council and St. Louis Community Foundation and funded by the U.S. Bank Foundation and the Reinvest North County Fund.

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