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Learning More About the Community at The North County Business Showcase

By Nichole Fetters

The 26th Annual Greater North County Business Showcase was a hit at the James J Eagan Center on March 22 with nearly 1000 attending the event, which was the second year in a row at the civic center.  A total of 62 area businesses and services and 11 local restaurants filled the gymnasium with food, freebies, and information on what North County has to offer.

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Scenes from the Business Showcase and Taste of North County

Visitors tried to spin the wheel for prizes at the Commerce Bank booth.

Visitors tried to spin the wheel for prizes at the Commerce Bank booth.

Photos by Bob Lindsey

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Florissant co-sponsored the 26th Anniversary of the Chamber’s Business Showcase, featuring a “Taste of North County.”  The poular event was held Saturday March 22 at the James J. Eagan Community Center in Florissant. More than one thousand people attended the event where they had an opportunity to  learn more about the products and services that the 62 vendors offer to the community.  Special features  included a Kids Korner with activities for children, including a visit from Ronald McDonald,  face painting and Mike’s Balloon Creations.

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St. Catherine’s Stacy Montero is RHF Administrator of the Year

Stacy MonteroStacey Montero, the administrator of  St. Catherine Retirement Community in Florissant, has been named 2014 Administrator of the Year, by Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), the corporate operators of St. Catherine and DeSmet Retirement Center, also in Florissant.

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Pat and Lora Click are Chamber’s 2014 Outstanding Business Persons of the Year

Lora and Pat  Click at the Nite of Stars in December when they first learned they were the chamber’s  2014 Business Persons of the Year.

Lora and Pat Click at the Nite of Stars in December when they first learned they were the chamber’s 2014 Business Persons of the Year.

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce recently selected Pat and Lora Click, owners of Click Heating & Cooling in Old Town Florissant, as its 2014 Outstanding Business Person(s) of the Year.

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From Blogger to Realtor, North County Woman Sees Big Upswing in Area

By Shannon Howard

Fifteen years ago, after moving back to St. Louis from out of state, my husband and I never imagined that we’d buy a home in North County. Though we had both grown up here (him in Bel-Ridge, me near Old Jamestown), the idea of making a major purchase in an area that dozens of our friends and family members had fled seemed absurd. But then we started shopping for houses.

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Keith English Resolution Supporting Keystone XL Pipeline Passes House

The Missouri House has voted 134-12 to adopt a resolution sponsored by state Rep. Keith English, D-Florissant, urging the Obama Administration to approve the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

Part of the existing Keystone Pipeline already runs through part of Missouri. House Concurrent Resolution 4 states that the approval of Keystone XL will help establish North American energy independence, create jobs for American workers and improve the state and national economies.

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