Monday, January 7, 2013
The temporary location in the St. Louis Galleria has been selected to become a full line store.
Did you do any Christmas shopping at the "temporary" official Microsoft Store in the St. Louis Galleria Mall? Originally opened just for the holidays, the St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that the store will become a permanent fixture. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the Business Journal, the location is as one of six nationwide chosen by Microsoft to become a full line retail store. The decision was based on the "great success" of the temporary spot. The software giant's rival, Apple, has an official store in the mall as well. Related stories:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Ever wonder what tax breaks and incentives St. Louis area companies are receiving? Here you go!
As part of a series of article about tax incentives, The New York Times has created a searchable database for local companies by state. The tool breaks down the information by state and city, showing you how much was given to what companies. For example, a search for Town and Country shows that Scottrade received $2.6 million in a corporate income tax credit in 2010. Check out the tool for yourself here and search local St. Louis businesses. Simply enter the city or business name in the search box at the bottom of the page.
Friday, November 16, 2012
As Hostess fans flock to the Manchester Road store to purchase the tasty treats before the doors close, they and employees say they're shocked by the news of the shut down.
Friday's announcement by Hostess that it will shut down comes after the company issued striking bakery workers an ultimatum earlier this week. The employees did not return to work so the company said it is closing down. (Read Previous Story: Manchester Road Hostess Closing, Employees Learn on The News) The West County Hostess store, located at 13885 Manchester Rd., was busy Friday as customers flocked to grab their favorite treats. "Absolutely crazy," said store manager Patty Bartholome who said she had lines half-way through the store Friday. Bartholome said she's worked for the company for 19 years and had no idea the company was closing until she heard it on the news. She said she and other employees don't even know their last day. "…
Monday, November 12, 2012
This local chamber of commerce leader now also will assist with statewide economic-related initiatives in Missouri.
Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri (CCEM) members elected new officers for 2013, and one local leader was among them. West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce President Lori Kelling will serve as a director. She starts a three-year term with CCEM in January. (For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce has serviced the communities of Ballwin, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Manchester, Twin Oaks, Valley Park, Wildwood and Winchester for more than 50 years. The state chamber organization is organized to strengthen chamber management through professional growth and development opportunities. Its purpose is to promote increased efficiency of management skills by chamber of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can talk kids health and offer their expertise this week.
With flu season upon us, Patch wants to help find the answers to questions about your kids' health this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local pediatrician or consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Nov. 8. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Manchester Police said the woman never returned a key after she was fired and used it to enter a dry cleaning business to steal cash.
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- Joe Scott
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Manchester Police Department and court documents. It does not indicate a conviction where an arrest was made. A woman is accused of entering her former workplace and stealing $200 from a dry cleaning business in Manchester. Kaitlin Sitze, 22, of Woodlawn Terrace Court in Ellisville, was charged Friday with second-degree burglary and misdemeanor theft. Manchester Police said Sitze never returned a key to Dry Clean Spot, 14332 Manchester Road, after she was fired. She was captured on video entering the store using the key after hours between 5:45 p.m. Oct. 20 and 6 p.m. Oct. 22 and taking $200 from the cash register, police said. Sitze is being held in St. Louis County jail on a $5,000 bond. For …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The full-service human resources provider serves 1,600 members throughout Missouri and Illinois and has a 114-year history.
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Chief Executive Philip Brandt can't say enough good about his new role at St. Louis-based AAIM EA. The full-service human resources (HR) provider offers networking opportunities, education and more. Why is Brandt so excited? While he's only been in his new role for a short time, he has a long history with the organization, having been a member since 1990. From his perspective, the value in AAIM Employers’ Association is evident because of the services it provided to him while he held management positions at businesses such as Ralcorp Holdings, Nestle Purina, GKN Aerospace and Patriot Coal Corporation. What's more, Brandt is someone who loves to solve problems, and he wants to use that skill to help member businesses succeed. AAIM EA dates …
Friday, October 5, 2012
An incentive package to bring Charter Communications’ headquarters to Connecticut has been delayed one month due to the amount of a loan being received by Charter from the state.
Anita Lamont, spokesperson for Charter Communications, tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch the incentives packaged originally approved by Connecticut's Bond Commission is delayed by one month because a loan amount in the package now exceeds what was initially approved by the state. As previously reported by Patch, Charter is relocating its corporate headquarters from Town and Country to Connecticut. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) "The memo to the bond commission was sent out weeks ago...between the time they got that information, they renegotiated a deal, the governor's office did, so those folks were just working with outdated information," Lamont tells Patch. "They didn't have the …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Home Helpers just expanded its only St. Louis area location in Manchester. The company provides at-home health care services.
Home Helpers recently moved locations in Manchester and is now located just off Manchester Road at 115 Woods Mill Road behind Roy's Automotive. (Sign up here for the FREE Patch Newsletter, including Breaking News Alerts.) Previously located on Enchanted Parkway in Manchester, Home Helpers Director of Management Nicole Shelledy tells Town and Country - Manchester Patch the business moved locations to expand. "The growth of the the business, we need more space," Shelledy explained. She said Home Helpers is a home health care company that provides in-home care, typically to older adults who are recuperating from a surgery and/or an illness. Shelledy said the business has been located in Manchester for six years. For more information on Home …
Monday, July 23, 2012
A new law means St. Louis County business owners will be required to show proof they've paid their personal property taxes, or else.
A new legislation in St. Louis County could mean some extra steps and a little pinch for some West County business owners. Beginning on Sept. 4, the new law will prevent business owners from getting the permits and licenses they need in order to run their businesses if they haven’t paid their property taxes. “If you own a Saint Louis County-based company that’s delinquent on any of its personal property taxes, you won’t get any annual license or permit from us until you pay what you owe,” said Eugene Leung, Director of Revenue for Saint Louis County in a press release. He added that while the vast majority of companies who do business in the area pay their personal property taxes on time, there’s approximately $25 to $35 million in unpaid …