Category: Business

Clayton Board of Aldermen set to consider wide range of topics

Clayton could see its first new restaurant of the new year if plans are approved for the operation of Copia II at 7822 Bonhomme Avenue. A transfer of the conditional use permit for the 8,200 square-foot, 160 seat restaurant will be considered by the Clayton Board of Aldermen at Tuesday night’s meeting. Eyad Tammas and Amer Hawatmeh, owners of Clayton Foods, LLC and Copia in downtown, submitted the application and are seeking to open their second […]

Centene Corporation named one of Missouri’s top 50 Corporations

The Missouri Department of Economic Development released its list of the top 50 private-sector employers in Missouri Thursday, which includes several companies based in Clayton. For the second straight year, Centene Corporation, headquartered at 7700 Forsyth Blvd in downtown Clayton, made the list, moving up from 46th to No. 38 this year. Centene broke ground earlier this year on its $770 million expansion in downtown. The campus expansion in the St. Louis suburb will make […]

RELEASE: Institute of Packaging Professionals elects Suzanne Fenton to Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — For a second consecutive term, TricorBraun’s Vice President Brand Marketing Suzanne Fenton is elected to the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Board of Directors. The IoPP is the most prestigious national trade organization representing the packaging industry. In 2013, Fenton was inducted in the organization’s College of Fellows, an honor conferred in recognition of “special and outstanding contributions and service to the field of packaging” and during this year, she received the IoPP […]

St. Louis Zoo to hold two job fairs

The St. Louis Zoo will host two job fairs in the next several weeks. The area’s free and award-winning zoo said in a press release it will hold its first job-searching event on Saturday, Jan. 27, followed by another on Friday, Feb. 9 in The Living World at the North Entrance for those interested in part-time seasonal work. In addition to spring, summer and fall employees, the Zoo also is seeking applicants who have immediate availability this […]

RELEASE: Ford Veteran Jim Benintende Named AutoAlert Chief Operations Officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — AutoAlert is pleased to announce that its new COO is long-time Ford Motor Co. executive Jim Benintende. A Ford employee who started on the assembly line, he eventually became the first President of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) business unit. Benintende led that venture from its 2013 inception until August 2016. During that time, he oversaw a business unit made up of 67 countries and 3,800 employees. Over that period Ford’s Ranger truck production […]

RELEASE: Governor Greitens Outlines Principles for Tax Reform

Today, Governor Eric Greitens announced the principles for his plan for state tax reform. “For too long, our tax system has benefited special interests. Our tax plan puts working families first. We’re simplifying the tax code so small shops can compete with big businesses. We’re cutting taxes on people that work hard so they can keep more money in their pocket. And we’re doing it in a responsible, revenue-neutral way so we don’t put our […]

Clayton real estate developer pleads guilty to insider loan scheme

A Clayton real estate developer has plead guilty to assisting in an unlawful insider loan scheme at the now defunct Excel Bank. Michael Litz, 63, of Ladue, appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to enter his plea of guilty Tuesday. Sentencing is scheduled for April 25. Litz is the third person to plead guilty in a criminal investigation of Excel Bank, which failed in 2012. Former Excel loan officer Tim Murphy pleaded guilty […]

RELEASE: Ameren CEO steps up to lead Variety as New Board Chair

St. Louis (Jan 17, 2018) – Warner Baxter, Chairman, President & CEO, Ameren Corporation, and an active community leader and partner, has accepted the role of board chair of Variety the Children’s Charity. Variety is St. Louis’ best resource for kids with physical and developmental disabilities, also referred to as special needs, and their families. The organization focuses on four core areas that help kids reach their full potential: providing medical equipment, the therapy to use it, and developing unique educational and recreational programs. […]

RELEASE: Purina Pro Plan Partners With Tim Tebow As This Year’s “Barketologist” Of The Purina Pro Plan $1 Million Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Bracket Challenge

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Do you have what it takes to complete a perfect bracket and win big? Find out this February when the Purina Pro Plan $1 Million Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Bracket Challenge returns for the third year in a row, with former professional football quarterback and current professional baseball outfielder, Tim Tebow as the official “barketologist.” Dog lovers and sports enthusiasts are invited to visit and test their bracket skills for a for a chance […]

RELEASE: Edgewell Personal Care announces agreement to acquire Jack Black, L.L.C.

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE: EPC) announced today an agreement to acquire Jack Black, L.L.C., a leading U.S. based luxury men’s skincare products company. Founded in Dallas, TX in 2000, Jack Black was an early pioneer and innovator in the growing men’s skincare industry and today is the #1 brand in the U.S. men’s prestige skincare market.*  Addressing men’s every day personal care needs, the brand offers a full range of products […]