Giving back to the community comes naturally to Janet and Erwin Emge, and the couple has passed that generous spirit on to their three children. The Emge family started their own nonprofit—The Pooper Troopers—to help out young moms in…

Cat Yoga

Yoga has been taken to the next level in St. Charles County. Yoga-lovers can take a class with cats or strap themselves to a wall to improve a pose. Five Acres Animal Shelter has invited its resident kitty cats…

Integrity is a word not taken lightly in the Bazzell family. Rob and Diane Bazzell have spent the last 25 years building up Integrity Mortgage of Missouri into a business that is known for its exceptional and honest service….

Beeping Eggs

A technology discovered at a national bomb technician conference has been providing children with disabilities the chance to participate in a tradition that was once impossible. Children of all abilities will have the chance to hunt for specially-designed ‘beeping’…

The traditional office space with workers clocking in to a 9 to 5 job is waning as more companies are offering work-from-home positions and entrepreneurs are seeking shared workspace options. “Telecommuting has become more popular.  And finding a shared…

Last November, a new concept of boutique shopping was launched in Lake Saint Louis, where eight unique boutiques have set up shop—under one roof. Boutique It! Collective opened its doors on November 24, 2017 in The Meadows at Lake…

The Academy of the Sacred Heart had its start nearly 200 years ago in a log cabin in Saint Charles, with just three boarding students and 20 commuting students in 1818. At present, the Catholic elementary educates 250 students…

Rolling Around

Lyle Woodruff remembers watching the trains come through Rochester, Illinois when he was just six-years-old. And he’s been captivated with trains ever since. “Some people like trucks, or race cars or hunting. I’m fascinated with trains,” said Woodruff, who is retired from Nestle Purina.  His…

Even in this age of technology, local experts share that one of the most basic business tools is still a hot commodity. “I believe that business cards are still a great networking tool,” said Dana Wehrli Director of Career…