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Thomas H. Brouster, Sr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Reliance Bank
A Locally Owned and Locally Managed Community Bank

Des Peres is a great city, filled with friendly people, outstanding schools, fine city services and vibrant businesses. "It is also a very special place to us because Reliance Bank's first branch, which included our headquarters, opened in Des Peres in 1999." says Reliance Chairman and CEO Thomas H. Brouster Sr.

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Jessica Jax, St Louis Regional Manager
Personalized Estate Planning Made Easy

“The best way to predict the future is to create it,” Abraham Lincoln observed and most estate planners agree. Just ask Jessica Jax, St. Louis Regional Manager of TuckerAllen. “Everyone needs an estate plan. If you own assets of any kind – a home, investments, life insurance or other possessions – then you have an ‘estate’ and you need an estate plan.

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Carol Anderson, BCRN, CANS, Owner
Nouveau, A Medspa
Outstanding Skincare, Services and Products for Women, Men and Teens

If the key ingredients for a successful business includes outstanding products, excellent, customized services, all provided by an experienced staff of professionals with an abundance of enthusiasm, then the Kirkwood-based Nouveau, A Boutique Medspa is poised for an exciting future as word of mouth spreads the news of their amazing plethora of beauty and relaxation services.

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Scott Barthelmass, Owner and President
The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company
Providing outstanding customer service and expert painting services for 94 years!

That wonderful time of the year will soon be here, filled with holiday parties, each brimming with fun and delicious food. This is also the time when many hosts start thinking about freshening up their business and home spaces before the entertainment begins.

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Kelly Jackson, President of KRJ Marketing+
Positioning by DESIGN

Kelly Jackson set upon a course of professional discovery culminating in her establishing and operating her own Kirkwood-based business. It opened in Oct 2011 and was named KRJ Marketing+, with Kelly as President of this award winning marketing, design and web agency for small and mid-sized companies.

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Howard Lederer, MD FACS
General Surgeon and Bariatric Surgeon with Premier Medical Specialists

Howard Lederer, MD’s professional life has been one wonderful step leading to another. As a child, born and raised in Pittsburgh, he learned to love science and developed a strong desire to help others. These interests remained with him, becoming lifelong passions, which led him to attend medical school, learning general surgery and then bariatric surgery.

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Cindy Berry, Rick Hall, Bret Schnitker, Owners
Providing Outstanding Phones, Service, Local Support

In the business world, few skills have a greater impact on the trajectory of your career than your ability to communicate. Having the right tools is critical to your success. Fortunately, Cindy Berry, Rick Hall and Bret Schnitker, owners of SnapCom, can assist you in enhancing your business communications by making your phone service more efficient and cost effective.

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Jennifer Peper
Director of Sales and Marketing, HI 66

When Jennifer Peper, the bright, knowledgeable, talented salesperson and marketer for HI 66, met the Hotel’s amazing owners, the talented husband and wife development team, Armit and Amy Gill, she recognized the opportunity to work with this highly respected couple would be a great opportunity. The Gill’s have built a reputation of restoring and updating historical properties in the metro area as well as Davenport, IA. They are currently re-developing the Grove area in St Louis.

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Rick Hinkson, President
Eureka Contracting, LLC

Rick Hinkson, President of Eureka Contracting, and his company are celebrating significant anniversary milestones this year. It was 35 years ago when Rick established his goal to operate his own business and 5 years ago he opened the doors of Eureka Contracting. With the commitment of always putting the customer’s needs first, the company has experienced steady growth and success.

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Jeff Holper
Founder & President
Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions

Pioneers and experts of St. Louis area pest and animal control

When you meet Jeff Holper, Founder and President of Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions for the first time, don’t be surprised if he looks familiar to you. That may be due to his frequent appearances as a professional pest and animal expert on every St Louis TV station over the years. In addition, he has served as a popular speaker at industry conventions and home and garden shows around the U.S.

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Allison C. Flammang, DO
Family Practice Physician

If you ask Dr. Allison Flammang where she was raised, she’ll likely treat you to a beautiful smile and reply, “I was a ‘nomadic’ child. My father is a minister,” she explains. “I was born in California and10 days later, moved to Pennsylvania, followed by West Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, and then to Missouri.”

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April Porter, Owner
9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres
Dedicated to providing a convenient, energized workout that is effective and fun for all

The client-centered plan owner April Porter created for 9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres is anticipated to meet or surpass her and her husband, Brian’s, three other 9Round locations in Creve Coeur, O’Fallon and Wildwood. Their sound business practices support the ongoing flexibility required to operate within the expanding world of fitness.

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Joshua Wright
Financial Advisor – Vice President
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Since 1894, helping clients invest towards their financial goals and dreams

Josh Wright’s passion for helping others is evident in both his professional and personal life. It serves as a compass for his client’s desire to live life to the fullest by working with him to chart a confident course for their financial future. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for not only being an extraordinarily gifted financial advisor but also as a man possessing outstanding leadership qualities.

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Maurice Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer & Publisher
i2i Media Group
Promoting Positive Change Through Information, Inspiration and Implementation

If you’ve been looking for an interactive, exciting lifestyle magazine, you’re in luck. Meet Maurice Hamilton, the multi-talented, visionary CEO and Publisher of i2i Media Group, the driving force behind the enormously popular Insight2Incite Monthly and the i2i Live Show.

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Stephanie Tyler
Business Development Representative
West Community Credit Union

Stephanie Tyler is passionate about helping others and has been fortunate to work for an organization that shares the same desire for nearly 17 years. Her position as Business Development Representative for West Community Credit Union has allowed her to witness the enormously positive impact the credit union has had on the lives of thousands of members needing financial services.

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Scott Barthelmass, Owner and President
The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company
Outstanding Customer Service, Quality Work, Talented Employees

The Scott Barthelmass Painting Company has earned its fine reputation – one job at a time - for the last 93 years. This highly respected, Kirkwood-based family owned and operated firm is being lead by Scott, a great-grandson of the founder.

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Carola Gloyd
Founder of Warriors Against Melanoma

Carola Gloyd is a woman on a mission and that mission is to save lives. In 2014, she founded Warriors Against Melanoma (WAM), a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness, and fundraising to find better treatments, and eventually a cure for melanoma skin cancer. Carola is a stage III melanoma survivor. She was diagnosed with the disease when she was 28 years old, and was given a 50/50 chance to survive beyond 2 years.

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Jon Kuhlmann
Floral Designer and Manager
Kirkwood Florist

Celebrating 65 Years of Floral Beauty & Excellent Customer Service

The year was 1951. Harry Truman was President of the US; the average family income was $3,700; average cost of a new home was $9,000; gas was 19 cents a gallon; I Love Lucy made its TV debut; entrepreneurs Bill and Madge Kuhlmann, opened the doors of their new business, Kirkwood Florist, in July, 1951 and welcomed their adorable baby boy, Eric, in the same year.

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John Judd, MD, Urogynecologist
Midwest Urogynecology, LLC

Providing Treatment for Urinary Incontinence or Pelvic Prolapse Issues
Improving Women’s Quality of Life

If you are in need of a caring professional with the specialized skills, training, and experience in urogynecologic surgery to assist you by implementing his vast knowledge and in conjunction with the latest technology and medical equipment, Dr. Judd is available and focused on improving the quality of women’s health and lives.

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Dan McElfresh
Business Performance Advisor
Insperity, Inc.
Inspiring Business Performance®

Meet Dan
Dan was raised in Kansas City. He and his wife, Carrie, make their home in St. Charles. He has two children, 8-year old Hannah and 3-year old Ian. He enjoys spending time with his family and sports. Dan enjoys being active in the community and serves on the board for a non-profit in St. Charles.

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Rick Hinkson, President
Eureka Contracting
Wind & Hail Restoration Specialists

Whether it’s in his current post as President of Eureka Contracting, or his past, working on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise in the West Pacific, Rick Hinkson has established a reputation for being a dependable, conscientious, hard working professional who not only meets, but strives to exceed, the expectations of those he serves.

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Carmen Worley, Community Outreach Director
Friendship Villages of St. Louis
Where You Can Live Life Carefree!

Friendship Village has become a recognized leader in senior living during their 40 years. Their sound business practices and visionary approach continue to support the increasing need for flexibility critical to success in serving this expanding segment of modern society.

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Linda Rosso, Branch Manager
The American Eagle Credit Union
Where You’ll Always Be Greeted By Name

Nine years ago American Eagle Credit Union (AECU) moved into its spacious, beautiful quarters, conveniently located on the northwest corner of Manchester and Barrett Station Roads, west of I-270 and it became an immediate attraction for members throughout the Manchester corridor. “We’ve got a prime location. The convenience of quick in and out hits a chord with today’s ultra-busy, hard working, members,” reports Linda Rosso, branch manager.

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Peter Spalitto, DDS
Owner, West County Dental
Introducing you, your family and employees to a better dental experience

If you’ve been looking for an experienced dentist who is highly trained, caring, compassionate, providing pain-free, comprehensive, one-stop service for a myriad of specialties, one who is focused on taking time to listen to each concern so the patient’s overall dental and physical health can be improved, whose goals include promoting outstanding dental practices, take a look at Peter Spalitto, DDS.