August 2019 Member Business Spotlight, The Grasso’s
The Grasso family have been an active part of CAC since 1984-with emphasis on tennis! You have may have met Mike, Cindy, Francine or Tina out on the court over the last 30+ years playing interclub, sitting by the pool or hitting one of their favorite CAC classes. You may have seen Maria in the weight room or soaking up the rays by the pool. All the girls graduated from St. Joseph Academy and stayed in Missouri to attend colleges. Mike grew up in Ballwin, attended Lafayette HS, Wash U and then UMKC for dental school. Cindy (Geerling) Grasso grew up in Florissant with her big family who are well-known in the soccer community.
Dr. Grass and Cindy can be found on the court (usually early morning Fridays while receiving instruction and clever sayings from Paul) and then heading to a stretch class. Dr. Grasso owns one of the premier dental practices in Chesterfield specializing in general, cosmetic and surgical dentistry. Francine and her kids Mikey and Bella can always be seen on the court at CAC. While Fran and her sister Tina were at St. Joe’s they helped their school win two state tennis championships. Mikey and Bella attend CAC kids camp and they love it!
Tina and her husband Mike Harbison are both chiropractors and own a health and wellness practice in Illinois. Maria and her husband Matt and their kids Natalie and Zach just moved back to St. Louis after stints in Houston, Nashville and Atlanta. She and Matt own a private consulting firm, Life Pulse Inc that focuses on motivation and management and team coaching. She is also a rep for Zyia Activewear www.myzia/com/riarambles – beautifully made activewear that gives back part of their proceeds to children with special needs. What a great family to be part of the CAC!
July 2019 Member Business Spotlight, Doug Gross’ Chesterfield Baseball Cards
A CAC member since 1989, Doug Gross was in the corporate world at McDonald Douglas for over 20 years until they were acquired by EDS. A sports fanatic who had played football for years, Doug decided it was time to make a change so he opened Chesterfield Baseball Cards in 1991.
For the past 29 years, Chesterfield Baseball Cards has been St. Louis’ leading source for 100% authentic sports memorabilia all with a 100% guarantee of authenticity. With their unique inventory of products such as autographed jerseys, sports equipment and photographs, they have the perfect collectors items for gifts or yourself. 70% of their business involves charity fundraising through golf tournaments, church events, trivia nights, schools, sports teams etc., by providing sports related items for silent & oral auctions on a consignment basis.
They also have their own top of the line engraving and framing equipment to provide not only sports related products, but also other customized products. Stop by to view their one-of-a- kind collection of sports memorabilia & unique display cases today at their new location, 16624 Old Chesterfield Road (across from the antique mall.) 636.532.5595.
They also have available now in the CAC pro shop, Blues Stanley Cup Champion plaques for sale in two different sizes and photo options.
June 2019 Member Business Spotlight, Brentwood Travel
CAC member, Stephanie Turner, President & CEO of Brentwood Travel, believes being active isn’t something you should just do at home, but while you’re traveling too! Imagine playing tennis at an all-inclusive resort, taking personalized classes at a wellness resort, going on a multigenerational cruise with specialized kids’ activity clubs to exciting nightlife, or just having “you” time on a relaxing vacation. Brentwood Travel specializes in all forms of travel while providing you with expert knowledge, personalized planning and VIP service.
Mention this ad and receive up to $100 off your next trip with Brentwood Travel!*
May 2019 Member Business Spotlight, STL Axe Throwing & Lumberjack Saloon
CAC Member Rich Barnes (whose wife is this month’s Member Spotlight, Olga) has introduced us to a unique way of entertaining. You read the title right, the art of Axe Throwing. You may already be familiar with it or even be an axe-throwing aficionado, but for the rest of us, this is a pretty cool new form of exercise and fun!
You and your best friends can become an expert with a 1.5lb piece of whirling metal as you learn, practice and then square off toe-to-toe in any variety of different Axeciting games. The Axeperts will show you how to safely handle an axe and chuck it with accuracy while giving you tips on how to capture that illustrious bullseye! Learning the sport in a safe & controlled environment from one of their experienced instructors is a great way to be introduced to the sport. Ready to try out your skills? Contact them online: http://teambuildingstl.com/ or at one of their 2 locations:
St. Louis Axe Throwing: 1862 Scherer Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303 636.757.3033 or
LumberJack Saloon: Axe Throwing Bar & Grill, 720 N 1st St., St. Louis, MO 63102 314.296.3282
February 2019 Member Business Spotlight, Missouri Botanical Gardens
Founded in 1859, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark; a center for science, conservation, education, and horticultural display; and an oasis in the city of St. Louis. In addition, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield and the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit provide opportunities for visitors from all over to explore and learn about the natural world. All three locations offer adventures from scheduled classes to drop-in activities, fun runs to evening strolls, weekend festivals to restorative beauty. For general information call 314-577-5100 or visit online at mobot.org, butterflyhouse.org, and shawnature.org.
Escape the cold by visiting the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House! Be awed by thousands of blue morpho butterflies at Morpho Mardi Gras: Bugs, Butterflies and Beads! Bring your Krewe to the carnival during the month of February to save $1.00 off General Admission. Just mention you are a member of the CAC when purchasing your tickets.
The Butterfly House is located in Faust Park at 15193 Olive Blvd | Chesterfield, MO 63017
Open Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays;
Open President’s Day February 18th) 10am – 4pm
Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis brimming with vibrant blooming orchids at the Orchid Show, a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive living collection.
Peer through lush foliage, bubbling fountains, and trailing vines as you are transported to an exotic hideaway within the Orthwein Floral Display Hall.
Congratulations to CAC Member, Teresa Clark, who was named Vice President of Human Resources for the Missouri Botanical Garden in 2018. Teresa has worked for the Garden since 2014 in the role of Senior HR Manager and prior to joining the Garden in 2014, Clark held senior HR positions at Express Scripts and Citigroup. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in industrial & organizational psychology, both from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.
January 2019 Business Spotlight, Geile/Leon Marketing Communications
This month’s business spotlight features Geile/Leon Marketing Communications, owned by CAC Member, Dave Geile, who, with his business partner, Tim Leon, decided to break out on their own after the advertising agency they were working for went out of business back in 1989. Fast forward to 2019, Geile/Leon has been in business now for 30 years – they have 13 employees, $4 million in revenue, and were recently recognized by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as a 2018 Five-Star Workplace for being one of the best places to work.
Delivering strategic, brand-driven marketing solutions for their clients is what drives Geile/Leon’s success. This close-knit agency resembles more of a family than a business; together they like to do good work and have fun doing it. Their expertise covers countless facets of marketing & advertising with organizations across a number of different industries. As the owner and creative director at Geile/Leon, Dave lives and breathes every aspect of creative development. From conception and storyboards to the discovery of a heading that stands the test of time, it’s what he does.
To learn more, visit them online at: geileon.com, call them at 314.727.5850 or email: email@example.com.
December 2018 Business Spotlight, The Diamond Family
This month’s business spotlight is The Diamond Family, established in 1978 by 2nd generation jeweler Rocky Haddad, father of this month’s member spotlight, Michael Haddad. From the moment you walk in to their beautiful showroom, you are welcomed like family, and their zero pressure, non-commissioned sales environment provides a relaxing, comfortable shopping experience. With their vast diamond selection consisting of over 500 engagement rings in addition to over 1500 other items of fine jewelry and watches, they also offer full custom design capabilities and jewelry repair.
The owners and staff members of The Diamond Family are all trained by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and complete ongoing training to educate consumers about the products they are inquiring about. They are also the area’s only Master IJO Jeweler and one of only 850 in the world.
The Haddad family has incorporated philanthropy into the way they do business with a portion of every sale going to a charity close to their hearts through “Goodmeetsworld.” They also contribute to great charities such as Operation Food Search, the Children’s Miracle Network and Five Acres Animal Shelter to name a few.
They understand there are many options when the time comes to select a jeweler, and they feel honored to be among your choices and work hard to create a difference that can only be felt in The Diamond Family showroom. Stop by and say hello! Visit their showroom at 14441 Manchester Road, online at www.thediamondfamily.com or call 636.391.6622.
November 2018 Business Spotlight, Lindsey Worth & Scout & Cellar Wine
CAC member Lindsey Worth loves wine but she was tired of suffering from wine headaches. She hadn’t put much thought into what is added to mass-produced wine, but after doing some research she was astonished to learn there are over 300 FDA approved pesticides, chemicals, artificial flavorings & dyes as well as gobs of sugar added to mass-produced wine. That’s when Lindsey found Scout & Cellar clean-crafted wine which she began selling in August.
Scout & Cellar wines are different. They are lab tested to detect additives including chemicals, pesticides, dyes, artificial flavoring & sugar and screened by founder, Sarah Shadonix (Level 3 Sommelier), for taste before they are approved to be included in the S&C line up. Lindsey jumped on board after tasting the wine to see for herself how delicious it is, and it really does reduce if not eliminate the wine headache along with many other undesirable side effects.
She will have a table set up in the lobby on Friday, November 9, with more details. Stop by to say hi and learn more about clean-crafted wine – perfect for those upcoming holiday celebrations! www.scoutandcellar.com.
October 2018 Business Spotlight, Mid-America Transplant
Mid-America Transplant changes lives for the better. Since 1974, Mid-America Transplant has facilitated the organ and tissue donation process for a service area of 4.7 million people in eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and northeast Arkansas. With a mission to save lives through excellence in organ and tissue donation, Mid-America Transplant compassionately provides care for donors, transplant recipients and their families. Partnering with 122 hospitals, four transplant centers, seven tissue specialists and multiple community organizations, Mid-America Transplant is a St. Louis based not-for-profit organization and is one of only 58 federally designated organizations of its kind in the United States.
August 2018 Business Spotlight, Mary Tuttle’s and Amelia’s Fine Linens
From beautiful floral design, home décor, and fine dinnerware, to sumptuous sheets, cozy sleepwear, and unforgettable home fragrances, you’ll find exactly what you are looking for at Mary Tuttle’s & Amelia’s Fine Linens. Stop by and say hello to CAC member, Angela Carter and check our their big Anniversary Sale, August 15-25! They are conveniently located in the Chesterfield Valley at 17021 Baxter Road. Call 636.728.0480 or visit them online at: marytuttles.com Ameliaslinens.com .
Platinum members show your membership key tag & receive a 10% discount off any one item!
July 2018 Business Spotlight, Tony Pietoso’s Cafe Napoli & Napoli 2
CAC Member, Tony Pietoso, has been serving up top-flight Italian food as a restaurateur for more than 20 years, but his ticket to the US from his native Italy was actually soccer, not culinary skills.
Today you may see Tony at the club on the racquetball courts or in the gym; tonight you will definitely see him or his sons, Ande and Kye, at his restaurants providing top-notch personal service.
Having one of the most popular restaurants in Clayton, Café Napoli, Tony branched out in 2008 bringing his delicious Italian cooking to West County with Napoli 2. Recently featured on the cover of Evolution Magazine (click image for online issue), you can read more about our beloved “King of Clayton”. For hours & reservations:
www.cafenapoli.com, 314.863.5731 and www.napoli2.com , 636.256.9998.
June 2018 Business Spotlight, Peter Finch’s The UPS Store in Dierberg’s Marketplace
When CAC member, Peter Finch, is not working out at the club, he’s running your friendly UPS Store, which offers much more than just packaging and shipping services. Located in the Dierberg’s Market Place Store at Clarkson & Baxter, owner Peter Finch can also help you with your every printing need.
Is there a wedding or graduation party in your future? Get a custom 12” x 48” banner in as little as one day for only $22!
Need fliers or postcards to promote your event or business? Yep, he can do that, too – quickly and affordably.
To check out the many services they offer, call 636.530.7444, stop by or visit them online: chesterfield-mo-2188.theupsstorelocal.com. Say Hi to Peter while you’re there!
May 2018 Business Spotlight, Total Wine & More
This month’s business spotlight is on the Total Wine & More in Chesterfield located in Clarkson Square at 1781 Clarkson Road. If you’ve ever been to this location, chances are you’ve run into Wine Manager, Mark Barylski, who’s wife, Tisha, is a CAC fitness instructor who is also this month’s featured instructor.
Mark’s been with Total Wine since 2015 and says, “I love my job! I get to work with wine all day, so how tough can it be? In all seriousness though, it is incredibly rewarding. One of the best parts of this job is meeting new people from all walks of life and making personal recommendations for those special occasions and moments we all have in life. I have taken all of our company’s internal certification programs to become a Total Wine Professional, Total Spirits Professional, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server to help provide you with an unparalleled level of service. Whether you need help planning a party, picking out the wines for a big dinner, or just want to chat about the latest beers and bourbons out there, please stop in and ask for me by name!”
With more than 8,000 different wines from every wine-producing region in the world, they also carry more than 2,500 beers from America’s most popular to the hard-to-find microbrews & imports along with over 3,000 different spirits. They’re also committed to having the best prices on wine, spirits and beer every day.
Whether you need an expert recommendation for a wine or just need directions to the right aisle, their goal is to ensure you have an exceptional wine-buying experience. Stop by and ask for Mark today!
1781 Clarkson Road, 636.536.9869 www.totalwine.com
Monday – Saturday 9a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
April 2018 Business Spotlight, Heritage Veterinary Hospital
Heritage Veterinary Hospital has proudly served Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas since January 1974. Being fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), they offer the finest care and most advanced veterinary medicine providing surgical services and wellness care. Their family-focused animal hospital and talented, compassionate veterinary team are dedicated to creating close bonds with their clients & families and they care for your pets as if they were their own. Dr. Grace Long has worked part time at the hospital for over 40 years.
For more information, visit them online at www.heritageveterinary.com or call 314.878.8454
12952 Olive Blvd., Creve Coeur, MO
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The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is to boldly pursue a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability affecting over 50 million, including 300,000 children. The Arthritis Foundation raises funds for research, life-changing resources and a cure. Their annual Walk to Cure Arthritis takes place on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Logan University. Registration is at – 6:30 pm and the walk begins at 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Personal Trainer, Kristina Gerhardt, at 314.397.5214.
The Lung Cancer Connection organizes & funds several community outreach programs aimed at those affected by lung cancer in the St. Louis area providing much needed information to newly-diagnosed patients & families about the diagnosis & treatment of lung cancer. The resource information bags are free, and they are available at most St. Louis area hospitals & cancer centers. Their annual family-friendly event, RUN.WALK.BREATHE, is for adults, children & friendly pets and will be held at the Chesterfield Amphitheater on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Fredbird will kick-off the ceremony at 8:30 a.m. with live music & a timed 5K, short walk or dance session will begin at 9:30 a.m. Every dollar contributed goes towards their free programs that support St. Louis’ lung cancer community & educate the general public about the fight against lung cancer.
Walk to End Lupus Now ™ The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Join the Lupus Foundation of America to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from it. The 1 mile event takes place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Chesterfield Amphitheater, with activities beginning at 8:30am, and walk at 10:30 AM. Contact Beka Rich for more details at 800-958-7876.
February Business Spotlight, STL CRYO, is bringing Whole Body Cryotherapy to CAC members!
Maximizing performance and achieving success in one’s sport is the goal of any athlete. However, muscle soreness and injuries can hinder progress & inhibit the ability to reach your potential. Incorporating whole body cryotherapy (WBC) into your training can help ensure proper recovery & increase your ability to safely push your limits & avoid injury.
WBC is not solely for seasoned athletes and high level fitness cliental, it also benefits those concerned with general health & longevity. The effects aid in overall tissue health, hormonal balance, mood, and energy levels. WBC stimulates collagen production which is essential for repair of damaged bodily tissues including skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage & bone. This has a positive impact on tendonitis, arthritis and other acute or chronic sources of pain. Increased collagen production can also help to combat the visible signs of aging on the skin. Whether you’re an elite athlete, aspiring to get in better shape, or just want to live with less pain, STL CRYO is here to help you and achieve your goals.
Benefits of WBC
- Reduces Inflammation and pain
- Improves circulation & joint function
- Speeds recovery time
- Helps alleviate tendonitis and overused muscles
- Boosts immune system, energy levels & metabolism
On Friday, February 9, STL CRYO will be at CAC from 8am to 2pm to provide WBC sessions to members for only $25 (reg. $65) per person. Each session only takes 3 minutes! To reserve a time, email Shelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 833.785.2796. For more details visit their website @ www.stlcryo.com
Shoeman Water Projects
Collect Shoes. Provide Clean Water. Change the World. That is the mission of Shoeman Water Projects. And thanks to everyone who donated shoes to the shoe drive, we have collected over 400 pairs of shoes to donate! Shoeman Water Projects’ helps provide clean water in developing countries and gives wearable shoes to reuse both locally and globally to those in need which keeps shoes out of landfills.
Shoeman partners with local organizations to donate shoes in our community such as Our Lady’s Inn, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Veterans Administration Hospitals and Mission St. Louis to name a few. On a global level, working together with other US based organizations such as Living Water, their focus is to provide communities with clean water, teach them about water, sanitation and health & hygiene education. Projects have been in Guatemala, Haiti, Uganda and Kenya as well as many others. For more information or to host a shoe drive for a service project at your school or church, visit them online at: www.shoemanwater.org
Lindsay Dickerhoff, MD OB/GYN
This month’s Member Business Spotlight is Lindsay Dickerhoff, MD OB/GYN, a St. Louis native who spent her summers playing soccer & taking in shows at the Muny. Lindsay attended Lutheran High School South which is where she met her husband, Ben and they’ve been together ever since. After graduation, she migrated north to attend the University of Iowa where her affinity for biology, solving complex problems & working well in a team setting set her on a path for a career in medicine. Following her undergraduate years, she went on to medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Rotating through the various medical specialties, she realized she was meant for a career in Obstetrics & Gynecology – a field that offered variety and the ability to perform in-office procedures & surgical operations while still developing strong relationships with her patients.
Lindsay continued her journey north to Milwaukee’s Medical College of Wisconsin OB GYN residency program working at 3 separate hospitals covering Labor & Delivery & gynecology service where she learned the true meaning of “controlled chaos”; it was her job to maintain the “controlled” part and when not managing the inpatient services, she rotated between clinic & operating room. Once her residency training was fulfilled, she and Ben were eager to return back home, so she accepted a position with the SSM Health Medical Group in O’Fallon & Lake Saint Louis.
In their free time, Lindsay & Ben like to spend time checking out different places in St. Louis, particularly new restaurants (they’re still in search of a good sushi restaurant, so if you have one let her know.) They also enjoy spending time at Eberwein Dog Park with their dog, Indi, a Shiba Inu/American Eskimo mix.
Excited to be back in her hometown, Lindsay is looking forward to growing her OB GYN practice and is currently accepting new patients. For more details and to schedule an appointment, call (636) 379-6363 or visit her online: https://www.ssmhealth.com/find-a-doctor/doctor-details/lindsay-a-dickerhoff-md
Dr. Peter Gontarz – November 2017
If you’re a tennis player at the Club, you’ve probably seen Dr. Mike Grasso, playing and regularly being taunted during a lesson with Paul. And recently, Dr. Grasso has taken on a new protégé, both on and off the courts – Dr. Peter Gontarz. Peter started playing tennis here when he was 11 taking lessons from Craig Tidwell in 2001 and later becoming an assistant coach until 2010. Since then, Peter received a full academic scholarship at UMSL graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology, minor in Chemistry, and went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree at the College of Dental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Now, Peter is part of Dr. Grasso’s dental clinic team (Peter pictured far left, Mike far right) and he is welcoming new patients. For the month of November, Dr. Gontarz is offering complimentary home bleaching to new patients after completion of a comprehensive exam and hygiene appointment.
An avid 4.5 tennis player, Dr. Gontarz is currently recovering from rotator cuff surgery on his left arm (his non-dentistry arm, thankfully!) and is eager to return to playing tennis and golfing. In the meantime, he is staying active hiking and riding his Yamaha motorcycle, but also enjoys playing the guitar, participating in church activities and knows his way around in the kitchen.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gontarz, call 636.777.7700, and for more information on their services, visit their website: www.mfgrassodds.com
Treats Unleashed – October 2017
This month’s business spotlight is Treats Unleashed, which features healthy, all-natural pet supplies such as baked-from-scratch treats, all-natural foods and a fantastic selection of toys, collars, beds, and more.
Since 2002, lifelong pet owner & advocate, Teresa Miller, personally approves every all-natural food, treat, supplement, toy and product sold at Treats Unleashed, which is 100% family-owned. Their knowledgeable, friendly staff (including employee of the month, Mary Askey) cater to every pet’s individual needs when it comes to health, diet, grooming and nutrition.
On Friday, October 13, from 9am to 2pm, Treats Unleashed’s eye-catching Treat Truck will be at the Club; stop by for a complimentary tasty treat for your dog! The Treat Truck began as a unique way to participate in community events that benefit rescue groups and animal organizations. In addition to its community involvement, the Treats Unleashed Treat Truck also serves as a rolling classroom – with knowledgeable staff on board to answer questions pet owners may have about the best products for their pets.
Visit them online at treats-unleashed.com or at one of their many St. Louis area locations, including their Chesterfield store at 1677 Clarkson Road (Next to Trader Joe’s), Chesterfield, M0 63017, 636.536.5900.
Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening – September 2017
CAC Member (and Member Spotlight), Abby Carter, is part of the marketing team at Smile Brilliant, this month’s business spotlight. With a multitude of gimmicky teeth whitening products on the market, Smile Brilliant is doing things differently. Their teeth whitening process is backed by decades of research and recommended by dentists across the country. Smile Brilliant’s team is comprised of dental professionals with over 30 years of experience – previously creating custom-fitted whitening trays for local dentists. After realizing that over 70% of the cost and time associated with professional teeth whitening revolved around trips to the dentist (“chair time”), they developed a system allowing customers to create their own dental impressions at home. By eliminating trips to the dentist, they’ve streamlined the professional teeth whitening process, making it possible to achieve the exact same results from the comfort of your home and at a fraction of the price. Who doesn’t want to remove years of staining and get dramatically whiter teeth, right? Smile Brilliant is extending a special offer for CAC members during the month of September – receive $20 off your purchase of a custom-fitted tray kit with code: cacsmiles
Visit them online at: http://www.smilebrilliant.com#cac
New York City’s Brilliant New Cookie Dough Restaurant – August 2017
You may have seen a familiar face recently in People Magazine – if you missed it, read on for a recap.
When Kristen (Page) Tomlan, opened DŌ, her safe-to-eat-raw cookie dough store in New York City in January, she hoped people would be curious enough about her gourmet, nostalgic desserts to come in for a taste. She was shocked when, during the first week of business, two-hour lines had formed around the block. “We were unprepared for how popular it was going to be,” Kristen, 29, tells PEOPLE magazine, “We were turning people away!” She quickly enlisted her husband, Chris, 31, and her parents (CAC Members, Karen & Josey Page), her sisters, her brother & her brother-in-law to do everything from scoop dough to wash dishes.
Today the shop sells up to 2,000 lbs. of dough a day, as well as dough milkshakes, dough pies & fully baked treats. “Our dough is different from a cupcake or a scoop of ice cream,” Kristen says of her recipes, made with pasteurized eggs & heat-treated flour. “It can be eaten raw, baked or made into other treats.”
Kristen may seem like an overnight success, but the entrepreneur turned pastry chef was laying the groundwork for years. As a kid in St. Louis, “I had a sweet tooth,” she says. “I grew up baking and loved experimenting and making a big mess.” That interest continued when she relocated to Manhattan after college to work as a brand-strategy consultant. But she didn’t fully embrace it until she found herself in the burn unit of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for 21 days with a near-fatal reaction to an antibiotic. “After all that happened to me,” she says, “I thought why not do something I really enjoy?”
Kristen began to mention to co-workers her idea for a cookie-dough shop. “I knew nothing about starting a business, but I knew how to bake and I knew about branding & design,” she says, and created preliminary plans & a poppy logo for her dream business. She tested recipes in her tiny 450 sq. ft. Brooklyn apartment, got a food handler’s license, moved in two industrial freezers & launched an online business, selling tubs of dough in classic base flavors like chocolate chip & sugar cookie. “I’d come home from work and make dough until 4 am every night,” she says.
Thanks to social media and word of mouth, business “snowballed so quickly” that she quit her day job and set her sights on a brick-and-mortar location. Although running a small business can be difficult with 15-hour days, “it doesn’t feel like work!” she insists. “This isn’t just my job; this is my life.”
The UPS Store – July 2017
Member, Peter Finch, started The UPS Store in Chesterfield to help small businesses by offering various business services at a one-stop shop. More than just packing and shipping, they offer high quality digital printing & copying for flyers, business cards, menus & banners, and provide office supplies, bound presentations, shredding and graphic design services. Need a notary or passport/ID photo? They offer those services, too, along with mailbox services with 24 hour access and a real street address mailbox. When it comes to the logistics of running your business, whether it is big or small, near or far, the UPS Store has got you covered! The UPS Store is located at 1734 Clarkson Road, in the Dierberg’s building.
For more information, contact them at 636.530.7444 or email: email@example.com
Club Taco – June 2017
When it comes to great food, the LaRuffa family sure does deliver – and they do catering, too! Their Farotto’s Restaurant in Rock Hill has been a St. Louis fan fav for years, but have you been to their newest location, Club Taco, in Kirkwood? As featured in Feast Magazine, ‘Chef-owner Gerard LaRuffa takes a playful gourmet approach to the taco by interpreting a variety of cuisines in creative ways – all within the confines of housemade tortillas. His Deep South taco combines fried chicken breast from Buttonwood Farms, buttery mashed potatoes, roasted sweet-corn relish, spicy pepper sauce, and cilantro in a soft corn tortilla. The Sicilian Kiss tops a flour tortilla with eggplant Parmesan, oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fried garlic chips and fried basil.’ Ay Carumba! And they also hit the mark when it comes to outdoor dining with their 1,500-square-foot patio – perfect for lunch, dinner or happy hour enjoying a fresh Blueberry Mojito. Sleep in on the weekend and join them for brunch on Sat/Sun from 9am-2pm with bottomless mimosas and delicious dishes such as cream cheese berry crepes.
BONUS! CAC members get a complimentary house margarita when you show your membership key tag during the month of June! Club Taco is located at 200 North Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood and open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm, Friday & Saturday from 11am to midnight, and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. For more details, call (314) 858-1488 or online: clubtacostl.com
Buoyant a Float Spa – May 2017
A tranquil place to relax mind & body in a sensory-free, gravity-free environment.
Buoyant is a unique new concept in wellness. The density of salt water in a float pod puts you in an environment where 80% of the gravity we usually feel is no longer affecting our body. A large portion of our mental & physical resources counteract the force of gravity on a moment to moment basis, and the relief of this effort leaves our body with a surplus of energy & processing power at its disposal. When left with this abundance, our body spends its efforts on resting, recuperating & healing anything that needs attention. In addition, the gravity-reduced environment allows our body to decompress, especially throughout the joints & spinal column.
We live in a world that’s over brimming with sensory stimulation. Our brains take in this information & looks for warnings of potential danger. However, our modern world of blinking advertisements, speeding cars, and honking horns overwhelm this system. Our fight-or-flight response is constantly firing creating unwarranted levels of emotional and physical stress.
When you are in a float pod this system is at rest. Our brains look for sights & sounds for warnings, but there are none. The float tank gives us a feeling of safety & comfort that is unparalleled by any other environment. Our fight-or-flight regulates many of the hormones associated with stress, including adrenaline & cortisol. When our fight- or -flight goes dormant, the production of these hormones drops lower & lower, allowing us to relax on a biological level. In response to feeling safe & relaxed, our brains start pumping out dopamine encouraging us to repeat the actions that got us to this state.
Member & Business Spotlight, Carla Grumke & The Everyday People Band
CAC Member, Carla Grumke, thrives on staying busy and loves meeting new people while she balances a hectic schedule being a performer, artist, avid tennis player and mom. Over the last decade at the CAC, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Carla both on the courts and on the stage. Carla’s true passion is singing and she is the female vocalist of the Everyday People Band whom she’s been performing with for over five years playing at various CAC pool parties as well as summer concerts and private events. Everyday People is a 7-8 piece variety band with a brass section who can perform a wide selection of current pop hits as well as classic old time rock n’ roll favorites. For more details and to book an event with The Everyday People Band, visit their website at: https://everydaypeoplestl.com/. When she’s not performing or playing tennis, Carla works full time as a hair stylist at Tony Russo’s Hair Designs in Ellisville. She is always happy to meet new clients, and can be reached for appointments by text or calling 314-435-1873.
Speaking of racquetball, this month’s business spotlight is Ryan Maher’s One 3 Sports. Ryan is our racquetball stringing professional with over 18 years of stringing experience – he can customize any racquet to fit the players’ needs & game style. Ryan has been a member of the MRA for more 7 years, the current Co-National Director for World Outdoor Racquetball, a former Missouri State Open Singles and Doubles State Champion and professional instructor. Whatever your racquet needs, he’s your guy. Call/text Ryan at 314.226.3629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Tuttle’s Florist & Amelia’s Fine Linens
From beautiful floral design, home décor, and fine dinnerware, to sumptuous sheets, cozy sleepwear, and unforgettable home fragrances, you’’ll find exactly what you are looking for at Mary Tuttle’s & Amelia’s Fine Linens.
Stop by and say hello to CAC member, Angela Carter. They are conveniently Located in the Chesterfield Valley at:
ATA Martial Arts
Our November member & business spotlight features ATA Martial Arts, owned by members, Morgan & Janice Shank. A 6th degree Black Belt, Master Certified Instructor & Krav Maga Instructor, Morgan (Master Shank) has impressive background with several Missouri State Titles and as World Top Ten Competitor. His wife & business partner, Janice, is a fierce competitor as well holding a 4th degree black belt and winning World Champ in 2009 and 2010. Together they have trained top world competitors and helped kids have more confidence through martial arts training. They share a real passion for using martial arts to change people’s lives for the better by developing their minds & bodies. At their Chesterfield Martial Arts facility, they foster an environment for children to become more confident, disciplined & focused – thus reaching their full potential while having fun in the process! Their Adult Martial Arts program helps develop an unshakable confidence as self-defense skills rise. Classes are open to men and women, boys and girls of all ages, fitness levels & experience levels. Looking to step it up a notch? Try Krav Maga, this martial arts is adults only and an eclectic hand-to-hand combat system, originally developed in Israel to teach special forces, considered the most practical self-defense system in the world. Master Shank attributes much of his accomplishments to the great discipline & respect that martial arts has allowed him to develop. The Shanks truly believe that anyone can achieve their goals if they are determined to put the work forth to achieving those goals. They invite you to visit ATA Martial Arts online at www.STLATA.com, call 636.532.4282 or 17361 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Blo Blow Dry Bar
October’s Member Business Spotlight, Blo Blow Dry Bar, is tickled pink to have recently opened its first Missouri location in Chesterfield. Tanya Popp, owner, recently relocated to St. Louis from Philadelphia with her husband & three small children and she wanted to bring some of the East Coast to the Midwest. When she heard about the Celebrate Tennis event, Tanya was eager to help – it is near and dear to her heart, as she lost her mother to breast cancer 17 years ago.
Blo focuses on the art of the blowout & offers a menu of 7 signature styles. A blow out is an affordable luxury, like going to Starbucks, so you can afford to look your best on a weekly basis. When a blowout is done right (and with a few touch up tricks) you can keep your style for days. Not only does that mean you’re cutting down on exposing your hair to unnecessary heat damage—but you are allowing for precious extra sleep-in hours!
All of Blo’s stylists speak the same “blowout” language & have gone through extra-special training. Something magical happens when you do one thing all day: You get really, really good at it. Blo’s expertly trained team of stylists will transform your tresses & leave you feeling like the next instagram sensation. Added plus – they offer make up services too!
Call Blo at 636.818.2775 or email at blostlouis@blomedry to reserve your seat! They can’t wait to blo you away!
We are extremely proud of September’s Member Business Spotlight, Synergi MedSpa, who was selected as one of the top 5 Favorite Medical Spas in the Nation by their industry peers, the #1 Sculptra provider in St. Louis, and in the top 7% of injectors of Botox, Juvederm & Voluma in the Nation!
Their cutting-edge technology & skilled staff provide the most advanced procedures, such as such as Botox, Voluma, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma aka Vampire Lift) Ultherapy and Microneedling. Synergi MedSpa offers the newest breakthroughs in aesthetic enhancements in a premier atmosphere. For rejuvenation and repair of facial conditions resulting from aging, illness or injury, their professional team, supervised & trained by Dr. Maack, takes great care of each individual’s needs throughout every stage of the treatment process.
CAC members: Botox special for the month of September, only $10 per unit!
Call to schedule an appointment at 636 530.6100 7000 Baxter Rd. Suite 100 Chesterfield, MO 63005 www.synergimedspa.com
While working full time an account executive for IV & Respiratory Care selling Durable Medical Equipment, managing a busy family life with his wife, Anna & their 2 young boys, (and even working out at the club almost every day!), CAC member, Trent Darnell, found time to start his own video production company in May 2014 called OneEighty, LLC. His passion is to develop & incorporate marketing strategies for businesses by creating video content for websites or social media, and design it to fit their specific needs.
Trent, being the technological guru he is, decided to take it one step further and create PEP (Platinum Edit Plus) to do all the filming & editing for OneEighty. PEP is a video editing app that he launched in the App Store in April 2015 to allow users to combine music with photos & videos on their phone – choosing footage from their own phones’ camera library or recording & editing instantly within the app. The app is free to download and very easy to use – just stop him at the club and he’ll show you how! PEP lets you create quality videos on your phone to share with family and friends or through social media to help promote your business.
Mia Sorella and Trattoria Marcella
In June 1995 Jamie and Steve Komorek opened Trattoria Marcella, named in honor of their mother, offering imaginative Italian cuisine & wine with superior hospitality & value. Throughout the years Trattoria Marcella has consistently been ranked at the top of Zagat Guides & enjoyed critical acclaim from food writers & repeat guests from St. Louis as well as all over the world. Chef Steve Komorek has been named Sauce Magazine Chef of the Year & earned a Masters of Italian Cooking from Slow Food in Jesi, Italy. Call for more details, 314.352.7706 or online at: trattoriamarcella.com
17 years later, the brothers opened Mia Sorella from desire to create fresh, inspired & traditional Italian food that people can share with their family. The success at Trattoria Marcella has allowed the Komorek brothers to grow and be able to share their passion in an even bigger way providing a casual, family dining experience offering fresh pastas and hand spun pizzas just like a family would share in Italy. Call for more details, 636.333.1015 or online at:miasorellastl.com
Since 1973, CAC Member, Stephanie Turner, CEO & President of Brentwood Travel, has been traveling the world escorting groups & scouting out new places for clients. Stephanie’s passion for the travel industry along with her knowledge & expertise helped achieve Brentwood Travel’s title of oldest independent travel agency in the St. Louis area. From leisure, corporate, group & incentive, Brentwood Travel provides the finest travel services possible. Providing expert guidance & personalized service, their experienced staff of 23 knowledgeable travel consultants are ready to assist you in planning your next trip & will take care of all of your travel needs before, during, and after your return.
314.332.2795 – 888.348.8521
CAC Member Bethany Cordes of MickeyTravels, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, is proud to be one of the select few travel agencies in the world that has been designated by Disney
Destinations with Platinum Earmarked status. Recognized nationally as a leader in planning magical Disney Vacations, they have been voted best travel agency by multiple newspapers & magazines throughout the country. Bethany would be honored to assist you in planning every last detail of your Disney vacation whether your destination is Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Vero Beach, Hilton Head, Aulani, Disney Cruise Line or Adventures by Disney (featuring 30 destinations on 6 continents). The best news is that all of Bethany’s services are completely free! You can reach Bethany by phone: 888.280.2525, or email: email@example.com; for more details online: mickeytravels.com/bethany or facebook.com/mickeytravelsbethanycordes
For over 75 years, Mid-West Floor has provided the St. Louis area with the finest floor covering products, the most knowledgeable sales staff and expert union craftsmanship. Member Brian McGee acquired Mid-West Floor in 2011 and pledged to continue Mid-West Floor’s tradition of being the finest flooring company in St. Louis. He believes that in order to provide a customer with a great experience, you must first carry quality products, have the knowledge to address each customer’s specific needs or desires and finally have the craftsmanship to install the product correctly. Mid-West floor carries all types of flooring products including hardwood, carpet, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl as well as sand and finish of new or existing hardwood floors. Visit one of their showrooms at 14816 Clayton Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 or 2714 Breckenridge Industrial Ct, Saint Louis, MO 63144 or online at http://www.mid-westfloor.com/.
With that same quality concept in mind, Brian McGee was excited to open a new company in 2016, Simply Clean Floors. Simply Clean Floors is the newest carpet cleaning company in the St. Louis area with a reputation to match Mid-West Floor’s. Simply Clean Floors was founded on the belief that everyone in the area should have access to a reliable, quality company that is focused on 100% customer satisfaction. Brian believes that in order to maintain the beauty of your carpet it needs to be cleaned regularly. Their pledge to you is that if you are not completely satisfied when the job is complete, Simply Clean Floors will refund your money. Visit Simply Clean Floors online at http://www.simplycleanfloors.com/ or call 314.896.4411.
Mary Tuttle’s & Amelia’s Fine Linens
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! From beautiful fresh flowers & silk arrangements, to Bissinger’s Chocolates, to soft comfy pjs, you’ll find the perfect gifts & exactly what you are looking for at Mary Tuttle’s & Amelias Fine Linens. Stop by & say hello to CAC Member, Angela Carter. Conveniently located in the Chesterfield Valley, Mary Tuttle’s at 17201 Baxter Rd. & Amelia’s Fine Linens at 17041 Baxter Rd., both of which offer gifts & products to make the special person in your life (and yourself!) very happy this month. Call 636.728.0480 to place your order or find them online:
Noxxu was founded by member, Dustyn Arney, who so generously donated two incredible driving experiences for our member promotions in December!
Dustyn said it occurred to him one day that while most people like exotic cars, very few can afford them, and even the ones who do own them rarely drive them. He explored timesharing exotic cars, but plans started at $10k/yr. (more than a brand new Infiniti!) for a car that could only be driven twice during the year, and worse still, on the streets where they couldn’t fully be enjoyed. His goal was to get people out of their video games and into real cars, even if it was only once or twice per year, but at a price they could afford. In the course of doing this, he met people who owned their own exotic cars, and they told him why they didn’t drive them very often. It was not strictly to preserve the value of the car, but it’s actually unsafe to drive them on the streets because other drivers stare and don’t pay attention to the road. So, Dustyn added the token system where people can drive their own cars on the track if they want, and he tries to divide the day so they aren’t on the track at the same time as the novices. In all, Noxxu is about the driving experience. It doesn’t matter if you want to drive an exotic car, find out what your Mini can really do, or burn the tires off your minivan before you replace them, Noxxu provides a safe environment for you to drive.
89th Key Music Studio & Chesterfield Antique Mall
December’s spotlight features two local businesses. Member, Janie Struckman, is the owner & founder of 89th Key Music Studio which offers private lessons in piano, guitar/ukulele, voice, drums, music theory and song writing/composition. A graduate of Webster University with degree in music & emphasis in piano pedagogy, Janie started her business in 2009 to share her true passion for music with others. This holiday, give the gift of music! 89th Key Gift Certificates are available for tuition, music books or merchandise.
89th Key is conveniently located in the heart of historic Chesterfield, right between the Valley & the mall, and directly across the street from hubby, Eddie Struckman’s, Chesterfield Antique Mall. Eddie has always had a knack for finding hidden treasures, and when he saw that Chesterfield had several options for shopping, but no antique malls, he thought Historic Chesterfield would be the perfect spot. From vintage finds, antiques, uniques and re-purposed gifts, they offer a huge selection of items for every taste. Come in and take a look around! Mondays-Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 11am-5pm.
Bright Idea Toys
Member, Nancy Dark, founded Bright Idea Toys in 2006 when she saw the need for an educational toy store. Their store features a wide variety of award winning toys as well as toys for specific developmental needs, all at an exceptional play value. Visit Bright Idea Toys at 1050 Schnucks Woods Mill Plaza, Town & Country, Missouri 63017, 636.386.8300, or online at www.brightideastoys.com
Visit the store or shop online and explore toys, puzzles, books, games, and more! CAC members receive a 15% discount through December 31, 2015. *Not valid with any other offer.
The Celebrate Tennis Fundraiser is on its sixth year fundraising in support of The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program. Last year, the event raised over $20,000 with 100% of the proceeds going to YWBCP. The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program provides support and education programs, conducts research focused on early onset breast cancer, and raises awareness of the issues facing women under 45 who are diagnosed with what is typically the most invasive and aggressive form of the disease. Help support the THE YOUNG WOMEN’S BREAST CANCER PROGRAM (YWBCP) which provides vital support, education & healthy activity programs for young women while conducting targeted research. Check out their Press Release or visit celebrate-events.org for more information.
Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and helped! Celebrate Tennis was a huge success – $23,000 was raised for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program at Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University!
Manav Seva Foundation: Service to Humanity
This month’s business spotlight is Drs. Jitendra Kupta & Santosh Gupta’s foundation, the Manav Seva Foundation, (MSF, meaning service to humanity), a not for profit USA based organization with the mission to provide diabetes care to children in India.
The growing worldwide epidemic of diabetes has the potential for devastating impact upon developing countries. International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has championed the fight against the world-wide diabetes epidemic and have raised the awareness of the fact that 4 out of 5 people with diabetes live in low & middle income countries. India has 70 million people with diabetes and 75 thousand are children under 14 years of age. One third of all the children in the world with diabetes live in India. Resource poor children rarely survive as treatment & insulin are either inaccessible or unaffordable, and there is no government support to help these children. 68% of the population in India makes $2 a day and interestingly India has the 3rd largest number of billionaires.
To learn more about their mission, visit their website: www.manavseva.org
Tri-County Landscape Services
August Business Spotlight is Member, Harry Edwards’ Tri-County Landscape Service, which has been in business since 1982. A sample of their beautiful work can be seen at the Club’s front entrance, and you may have tasted some of their delicious seasonal honey at a vendor show at the Club. From retaining walls to paver patios, landscape maintenance to bed renovation, they do it all! They also provide snow removal services so you don’t have to risk slipping, falling or hurting your back in those cold, wintery months!
For a complimentary estimate, contact Harry Edwards at: 314.330.2735, or visit their website for more ideas: www.Tricountylandscape.com
Berry Door & Window
CAC Members Matt & Debbie Zehner’s own Berry Door & Window. A St. Louis family owned company since 1969. Berry Door & Window features an extensive product line of garage doors, entry doors, interior doors, storm doors, patio doors and windows. Their main goal is to create the greatest level of customer satisfaction and strive to provide superior service, the highest quality products and limitless customization options. The Berry Door & Window service department also offers an extensive 26 Point Gold Star Safety Inspection for your existing garage doors. Visit their showroom of display models located at 714 Goddard Ave. in Chesterfield. A design consultant will be happy to schedule an in-home consultation offering an extensive line of colors and styles to customize your home. Transform and expand your home with natural light today.
For examples of windows and doors, and to set up a consultation, visit www.berrydoorandwindow.com or call 314.209.1500.
DEANA KADYK, DERMATOLOGIST AT DERMATOLOGY AT WINGHAVEN
Deana is a dermatologist who has incredible passion for her career and takes pride in being able to spread skin health awareness to the masses. When spending time outdoors it is crucial to take the necessary precautions to protect your skin from both types of Ultraviolet rays, UVA and UVB. While there is no 100% effective sunblock or sunscreen, applying an SPF product will greatly help in the protection of your skin. Always remember to re-apply your SPF every 2-3 hours while out in the sun. If you have specific questions about sun exposure or the prevention, diagnosis and treatment services for a wide range of skin concerns, you may contact Deana at Dermatology at Winghaven at 636.561.4613 or their website, www.dermwinghaven.com
For cyclists and all those seeking a personal challenge and a world free of MS, Bike MS is the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation making a difference to the 2.3 million people living with MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The cause of MS is still unknown–scientists believe the disease is triggered by as-yet-unidentified environmental factor(s) in a person who is genetically predisposed to respond. To learn more about Bike MS or to sign up for an event click here.
THE COW PROJECT
Member, Sandy Carter, aspires to make a difference through the Cow Project. The vision is eradicating extreme poverty in African communities through micro-financing. Through a comprehensive training program, impoverished families transform their farms to enable caring for a cow. The project requires that the families invest in their farms by building a zero-grazing shed for the cow, planting sufficient grass to feed a cow, and implementing sanitation requirements for the family and the cow, to keep the cow in top health. Once all eligibility requirements are met, the family is granted a living loan of a pregnant cow, valued at $800. Once the calf is born, a cow gives around 20 liters of milk a day. The family uses about two liters for their own nutritional needs and sells the remainder which provides the family a small but steady income. The loan is paid back by raising the calf for 9 to 12 months, and then passing along that calf to another family that is trained and ready. Although the Cow Project is self-sustaining, there are still 2,000 families trained and waiting for a cow to begin their journey out of poverty! Interested in being an integral part of this transformative process? Visit their website at: uganda-cow-project.
The Farotto’s Family of Italian Restaurants goes back over 50 years, and the St. Louis tradition carries on today. Serving the Chesterfield area since 2004, Villa Farotto is an Upscale, Multi-Concept, Tuscan-Style Italian Restaurant conveniently located in the Chesterfield Valley. Enjoy a private dinner, live music, dancing, outdoor seating, carry out, or catering – or celebrate a special occasion in one of the Private Dining Rooms. Delicious Pizzas, Toasted Ravioli, Italian Pastas and Entrees, Fresh Salads, Soups, Sandwiches and more – using all homemade recipes. Address: Long Road and Chesterfield Airport Rd. Contact: 636-519-0048
KIRKWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Kirkwood Animal Hospital is dedicated to excellence in Medicine, Surgery & Service in companion animal medicine. It is housed in a 6,000-sq. ft. state of the art facility and is located in West St. Louis County. Kirkwood Animal Hospital provides all veterinary services for companion animals. Services include laboratory testing, radiology, dentistry, ultrasound, anesthesia & surgery, laser surgery, cryosurgery, endoscopic surgery, flexible gastrointestinal endoscopy, laser therapy, prescription diets and more. They have seven doctors with over 128 years’ experience in veterinary medicine and an exceptionally well trained paraprofessional staff to serve you.
ST. LOUIS MOTOR CARS
Since 2002, St. Louis Motorcars has proudly offered numerous world class motorcar brands, including Bentley, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Lotus, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and Aston Martin. The foundation of St. Louis Motorcars is a pledge to provide the highest possible standards of flawless detail and a distinction of excellence while representing the finest luxury motorcars and supercars in the world. STL Motorcars campus is also stocked with the latest diagnostic equipment from our multiple manufacture franchise and also has a Parts Department full of inventory to quickly provide factory-made parts for efficient technician repairs. There is ample space in the 20 service bay facility to properly conduct operations without crowding and to keep your investment safe and out of the elements. Lastly, the dealership transports their sales and service vehicles without limits if needed, as STL Motorcars central United States location makes the logistics of safely transporting customer cars simple. The trucks used at STL Motorcars are company-owned and the drivers are employed by the company.
REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA
Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated, is one of the world’s leading life reinsurance companies, recognized for its expertise in risk assessment and capital management, its ability to develop new, highly innovative solutions, and its steadfast commitment to serving its clients. The company began operations in 1973 as the reinsurance arm of General American Life Insurance Company; today, RGA has operations in 26 countries around the world, and is the fourth-largest company in Missouri based on 2013 revenues.
This month’s member spotlight is Noboleis Vineyards which is located in the heart of Augusta, MO among the rolling hills of wine country. Family owned and operated, Noboleis is open daily at 11am, offers lunch and has live music every weekend from May-Oct. The tasting room sits on a hilltop overlooking the vineyards that produce their award winning wines and offers a wine for every palate; sweet to dry. Guests can stay for lunch and share a bottle of estate grown wine while sitting under the shade of the tented patio that offers a panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards.
Check the website for live music and featured events, including Barefoot Yoga in the Vineyards the last Saturday of the month from 9:30-11am all summer long.
MISSOURI KARATE ASSOCIATION
The Missouri Karate Association (MKA) is a family-oriented dojo (school) that provides quality instruction in a safe yet challenging environment that is an enjoyable atmosphere for children and adults to practice Traditional Shotokan Karate. Traditional Shotokan Karate maximizes the effectiveness of the body and offers an immediate advantage for self-defense in everyday life. Proper training in Shotokan Karate sharpens both mental and physical aspects of our bodies, improves our ability to focus and helps us control and leverage our potential.
They will be providing a complimentary self-defense seminar on Monday, June 23, at 7pm. Space is limited; please sign up at the Club front desk.
March’s Business Spotlight is also one of our key sponsors for our St. Jude 5K event – Pulaski Bank, and pictured here is Cheri Bliefernick, Executive Vice President. Locally owned & founded in 1922, Pulaski has expanded to 13 locations in the area, yet they have always maintained a personalized, community-feel environment. Whether checking or savings to mortgages or business banking, they get it – and they treat you like you are the most important customer they have. Cheri is also actively involved in the Chesterfield Chamber and shares our passion for supporting the local businesses. To find out more about their many offerings and locations, visit them online at pulaskibank.com.
Synergi MedSpa, one of our premier partners, is known for providing the most advanced procedures in aesthetic enhancements using cutting-edge technology – from Botox to browlifts, laser treatments to Latisse.
Now offering CoolSculpting, voted “Best Body Treatment” for reducing stubborn fat pockets. With permanent results, no surgery and no downtime, we couldn’t agree more!
Stay tuned for an exclusive event for CAC members with special pricing. It’s safe, FDA-cleared and effective. Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months. For more details or to schedule a consultation, contact them at synergimedspa.com 636.530.6100.
Member & physical therapist, Kelly Behlmann, made her dream a reality through DASA, Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) which provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to participate in therapeutic sports & fitness activities designed to improve self-esteem & promote growth & well-being while instilling family values. DASA, the Paralympic Sport Club of St. Louis, has expanded to groom national champions, international record-breakers, & Paralympic athletes. Kelly, along with volunteer students from Wash U & Logan, teach swimming lessons to DASA students at the Club to emphasize core strength, body awareness, endurance and water safety. When interviewing Kelly, she wanted us to extend her appreciation to all the Club members for their patience & understanding with sharing the pool & helping these children feel accepted. DASA also provides community education, personal care training, and social outlets for the children with disabilities and their families. Year-round sports & competition teams are offered in swimming, track & field, sled hockey, archery & power wheelchair soccer. For more details, visit their website: http://www.dasasports.org/ & facebook page the Disabled Athlete Sports Association.
This month’s Business Spotlight is our sister property, Three Sixty Rooftop bar at the Ballpark Hilton. Nearly 400 feet above downtown St. Louis, Three Sixty offers sweeping views in all directions and is rated as one of the top rooftop bars in the country. Open daily at 4 pm, Three Sixty has an extensive wine, beer and cocktail selection as well as a delicious assortment of small plate fare expertly prepared by Chef Rex Hale. Whether you’re entertaining clients or celebrating with friends, Three Sixty has over 6,000 sq. ft. of private and semi-private dining areas for groups up to 400 people.
During the month of December, CAC members may present their member key tag to receive a complimentary pizza with any purchase (one per party). For more info or reservations, call 314-641-8842 or visit them online: 360-stl.com
Our member business spotlight for November is Genovese Jewelers, one of the top St. Louis jewelers since 1981. Known for their high quality diamonds & designer jewelry, they are also one of the largest jewelers in the country with a cutting edge computer-aided design system. When looking for that special gift for the holidays, their extensive inventory and in-house custom-design expertise will provide you with just the right piece at just the right price. Known for their outstanding customer service, their staff of over 30 employees is ready to help you with your holiday shopping! Visit them at the Club on Friday, November 8, at their store at 12460 Olive in Creve Coeur, or online at: www.genovesejewelers.com . 314.878.6203.
CATHY LANDER-GOLDBERG, PHOTOGRAPHER
CAC Member, Cathy Lander-Goldberg, is a pro when it comes to capturing that special moment in a child’s life. From infants to senior photos, in her studio or on location, she can help you cherish that moment forever. Cathy also offers girls photography journaling workshops for self-awareness, is the director of PHOTO EXPLORATIONS, holds a master’s degree in social work from Wash University & has worked with children for more than 25 years. Club Members receive a 10% discount on holiday portrait packages through November 15! Contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been helping children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment since 1962. On average, 7,800 active patients visit the hospital each year and the operating cost is $1.8 million per day which is funded by donations. Their campus has 2.5 million sq.ft. of research, clinical & admin space dedicated to finding cures & saving children. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything. St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20% in 1962 to 80% today. The survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4% – today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94%.
Please support this most worthy cause by participating in our 5K event on September 21. They need our help!
CAC Members Kim & Kyle Blumenberg have been active members of the Chesterfield community since 2006 successfully running their business, Instant Imprints, and running after their 2 active sons!
From businesses to sports teams, schools, clubs and more – they can screenprint and embroider custom designs for you on polos, tees, bags, towels, jackets & hats – and everything in between! Visit their extensive showroom in Hilltown Village Shopping Center next to Harpo’s and see how you can promote your business or event, outfit your team, get new customers or simply personalize a memorable gift. 132 Hilltown Village,
Villa Farotto’s, Lisa LaRuffa’s family-owned Italian restaurant founded in 1956. Their Chesterfield Valley location is offering CAC members a fantastic offer during the month of July: present this email for $10 off a $30 dine-in order in either their café or formal side! (*One offer per table.) Their formal side of the restaurant includes a private wine room for parties up to 60, and the bar features live music weekly which accompanies parties of up to 30 (perfect for birthdays and bachelorette parties!)
If you’re in the mood for casual, their café has the best home-made pizza you’ll find in west county. In addition, they also provide catering for weddings and corporate events customized for groups up to 200. For a fun evening out, come by the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-close for live music on the patio and happy hour prices all evening.
Villa Farotto’s is located at 17417 Chesterfield Airport Road. villafarotto.com 636.519.0048
MAC & BUDDY DOG TREATS
When Adam Herrenbruck is not working out at the gym, he is helping with the family business, Macs & Buddy Dog Treats located in the Chesterfield Valley. Who doesn’t want to keep your pet happy? Their low fat dog treats clean teeth and reduce “doggie breath” in flavors that dogs love… the health benefits that people love! Perfect for small & toy breeds as well as training. CAC members receive a 10% discount online with code: CAC1910 at macsbuddy.com. For more details, call 877.730.3222 or email: email@example.com.
CAC member, Brian Durbin, owner of the local favorite Mongolian Stir Fry, knows the importance of a healthy diet in addition to staying physically fit. This casual, asian stir-fry atmosphere where you ‘build your own bowl’ is colorful, lively,and a lot of fun! Join us for May’s Member Appreciation Day for delicious samples from 11am-1pm on May 10.
For more details: www.genghisgrill.com
THE RESTAURANT AT THE CHESHIRE
WEST NEWS MAGAZINE
In September 1996, CAC Member Sharon Huber and her husband, Doug, decided it was time to get relevant, local news to West County families – and so West Newsmagazine began. Distribution has now grown to over 65,000 West County families, and in 2004 Mid Rivers Newsmagazine was added & distributes to over 60,000 residents in St. Charles county. Sharon & her team of about 35 work diligently to provide up-to-date news, events and articles about our community, our families and our schools – mailed to local residents free of charge.
The paper is Sharon’s passion, but in her free time, Sharon stays active and enjoys traveling, spending time with family & friends and relaxing on the beach with a good book. And never misses a beat on what’s happening back home.
Club members interested in promoting their businesses or events can contact West Newsmagazine for advertising info. New advertisers will receive a free color upgrade with their first ad placement during the month of March. Visit them online or call today. www.newsmagazinenetwork.com 636.591.0010.
Featured member, Angela Carter, is celebrating her success in February and sharing the love with club members! February’s Member Business Spotlight is Mary Tuttle’s Flowers , and club members receive a 10% discount off a $50 purchase by showing their club key tag during the month of February! These family-owned businesses, Mary Tuttle’s & Amelia’s Fine Linens, are local favorites, & convenientely located off Baxter Road in the Chesterfield Valley. Call or visit them today! 636.728.0480 or 636.728.0455; marytuttlesflowers.com and ameliaslinens.com.
CAC Member, Tony Pietoso, has been serving up top-flight Italian food as a restaurateur for more than 20 years, but his ticket to the US from his native Italy was actually soccer, not culinary skills.
Today you may see Tony at the club on the racquetball courts or in the gym; tonight you will definitely see him or his sons, Ande and Kye, at his restaurants providing top notch personal service.
Having one of the most popular restaurants in Clayton, Café Napoli, Tony branched out in 2008 bringing his delicious italian cooking to West County with Napoli 2. Club members can enjoy $10 off an entre during the month of January, 2013,* when presenting their Member ID card at Napoli 2.
Since 1999, Mary McCarthy has been inspiring fellow club members with her spirit, determination and “can-do” attitude. Her latest accompliment is her new book, “Average American Woman“, which has just been released! If you would like to order a copy, call Mary at 314.954.2437.
When it comes to balance, Sarah Stephens has got it. Her career as a successful sales executive with Pedro’s Planet keeps her going non-stop, but the company understands the importance fitness has played on her success. Sarah’s found that taking regular group fitness classes not only increases her energy levels and improves her focus, her productivity has sky-rocketed as well. Scheduling her fitness time daily ensures balance in her life and she’s never felt better!
Locally owned, Pedro’s Planet has been in business over 23 years providing 40,000+ office & janitorial supplies with next day nationwide delivery. Their platform is the environment; if you buy your office supplies from Pedro’s Planet in return you receive a free overall recycling program including free secured & non-secured shredding, aluminum, plastic and toner cartridge recycling.
When Peter Finch first joined club, his goal was to achieve a healthier lifestyle – and that he has. Having lost 40 pounds and incorporating fitness into part of his daily routine has helped him improve his health and have more energy to successfully keep up with his fast-paced business. When Peter is not at the club working out, he is busy making sure our packages are delivered on time at his UPS Store in Chesterfield located in the Dierberg’s Marketplace at the corner of Clarkson and Baxter. Whether it’s sending a package, printing or copying documents, opening a mailbox, or moving your home, office or student to college – he’s got you covered. Members may show your Chesterfield Athletic Club ID and receive a 5% discount on UPS Shipping Services. www.theupsstorelocal.com/2188
Racketman has locations in Chesterfield & Des Peres, and features the largest selection of tennis rackets, accessories, shoes, apparel & equipment in the Midwest from all the top manufacturers. In addition to tennis equipment, they also carry a wide array of racquetball, squash, paddle tennis & badminton rackets & accessories.
Synergi MedSpa offers the most advanced procedures in aesthetic enhancements using cutting-edge technology – from Botox to browlifts, laser treatments to Latisse.
Did you know over 60% of men & women between ages 20 – 40 have tattoos, 40% of which regret their decision and want them removed. Synergi has the best technology available to help significantly fade ink up to 95% without damaging the surrounding skin.
Amelia’s Fine Linens is having the biggest sale of the year now plus 20% off all bedding and toweling special orders! Call 636.728.0455 or visit them online at: www.ameliaslinens.com
Mary Tuttle’s Floral and Gifts , an independent retail boutique in Chesterfield for over 25 years, offers a luxurious collection of eclectic tableware, gifts, and home décor. Their personalized attention ensures you receive extraordinary customer service on every visit. Chesterfield Athletic Club’s platinum rewards partner, Mary Tuttle’s Floral & Gifts, is offering club members a 10% discount off any in-store purchase over $50 during the month of March.
*Must present membership key tag and mention discount at time of purchase.
The UPS Store at the Dierberg’s MarketPlace, proudly serving Chesterfield and the surrounding area with all your printing, copying and notary needs.
Sherri McCann, owner of the 5n2 Boutique is offering 10% off any item from the Etcetera Summer 2012 Collection of women’s clothing to CAC platinum members. Call Sherri at 314.452.4522 or visit her website for more details. 5n2Boutique – Etcetera