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LBB | Woman of the Year

LBB | Woman of the Year
In 2016 Little Black Book: Women in Business established The LBB GIVE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that raises money for LBB’s GIVE Campaigns including Toys for Tots, local charities, a Scholarship Fund and the Woman of the Year Business Grant.
Good Meets World

Good Meets World

Since launching in November of 2016, Goodmeetsworld is already having an impressive impact on our world. In 2017 alone, Goodmeetsworld Businesses are on track to give over 200,000 meals to local families in need, donate 400 yoga mats to St. Louis youth, help 20 young girls recover from local sex trafficking, rehabilitate 20 homeless veterans, and provide care for over 250 sick children.

TPH Studios

TPH Studios
The Studios space is broken into two types of studios—photography and videography—each containing an infinity or cyclorama wall. The walls are curved surfaces that blend the floor and wall together so that whatever artist places in front of it—whether an object or a person—will appear to float against a simple and seamless background.

Wallpaper is Back

Wallpaper is Back
Oh the Drama, Wallpaper is back. Heidi Sowatsky of The SWAT Design Team at Decorating Den Interiors shares how wall coverings of all kinds are making a comeback.
Sugar & Spice: General Stores are Back!

Sugar & Spice: General Stores are Back!

“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name.” It was a fine lyric that opened the once-beloved television sitcom “Cheers.” But the reason that we all related to it had nothing to do with a bar, but rather the warm familiarity of a gathering place, complete with drinkables and edibles to comfort our bellies and an almost tangible welcome from the décor as well as the decorum.

The Art of Ties | Fraser Leonard

The Art of Ties | Fraser Leonard
“Art is in all forms. It is in the clothes you wear, the china you eat on, the chairs you sit in. It is all around us,” explains Fraser Leonard, owner of Fraser Leonard Fine Art Studio. His gallery mirrors his beliefs.

Create the Perfect Look Literally from Head to Toe

Create the Perfect Look Literally from Head to Toe
Not sure what look is right for you? Clients at LIJ can rely on the expert stylists at the boutique to find the perfect individual look. Dorantes provides one-on-one customer service, and she has been known to open her shop at special times for clients.
BusinessScape | Best & Brightest Business Ventures

BusinessScape | Best & Brightest Business Ventures

“Cissell Mueller Company provides an uncompromising level of service to help our clients acquire, develop, market, sell, lease, build and invest in commercial properties,” says Cissell. “We have the experience and attention to detail required to handle building codes, permits and legal issues quickly and smoothly. We also act as leasing agents and represent buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions.”

Ameristar: Find Out What's New

Ameristar: Find Out What's New
“If you haven’t been to Ameristar in the last six months, then you haven’t been to Ameristar,” said Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Director of Public Relations, Roxann Kinkade. “We’ve invested millions in the property in the past six months.”

Behind the Apron | Chef Larry Gerstein

Behind the Apron | Chef Larry Gerstein
Larry's Philosophy: Championship Catering combines it's passion for food, integrity, knowledge & experience to deliver five-star catering services and top-notch customer service to your wedding or special event. Championship Catering provides an endless array of delicious, custom food pairings designed specifically for your event and to satisfy everyone’s unique tastes.

Liviara’s Inaugural Collection

Liviara’s Inaugural Collection
Liviara is a new luxury lingerie brand based in St. Charles that embodies the spirit of a woman who knows what she wants and how to acquire it. Founder and St. Charles native Kara Gatto says that she saw an opening for a luxury lingerie line that appealed to the modern American woman. She started working on designs two years ago.

A Seller's Guide: How to Deal with Multiple Offers

A Seller's Guide: How to Deal with Multiple Offers
In today’s competitive market with such low inventory and high demand from buyers, many sellers are receiving multiple offers on their home. But if you’re a seller, which offer should you choose? While you may think the obvious answer is to go with the highest offer, it is actually more complicated than that. Here are some tips to help you navigate any multiple-offer situation....

Extra Sparkle for Your Holiday Decor

Extra Sparkle for Your Holiday Decor
Fall officially began on September 22nd, and winter will be ushered in on December 21st--during which time more changes take place in and around our homes than in most times during the year. Nature has an instinctive way of surviving this change of seasons that brings with it less sunlight and colder temperatures. Gone are the brilliant shades of green, orange, red and purple, leaving us with barren trees and easily found birds’ nests. Though we must also adapt to these changes, our processes...

Care to Learn: Health • Hunger • Hygiene

Care to Learn: Health • Hunger • Hygiene
When Donn Sorensen joined Mercy’s East Communities as regional president in March 2012, he brought with him more than just his health care oversight expertise. The veteran hospital administrator brought Care to Learn, a nonprofit organization with a simple, yet compelling objective—to provide kids with basic necessities to keep focused on learning.

Pinot's Palette: Paint. Drink. Have Fun

Pinot's Palette: Paint. Drink. Have Fun
It is Saturday night, and you have plans with your friends. Well, you have plans to go out with your friends that is. Where to go and what to do are always the big decisions. Movies, dinner and cocktails are the usual suspects. But how about something unique, fun, and entertaining?
Events are a Big Production

Events are a Big Production

Have you ever attended a special occasion that made you feel like you were in a different world? Have you been to a wedding and felt like it was something from a fairy tale or walked into an event and felt like you were on the set of a movie? Perhaps you took a trip to the Polar Express at the St. Louis Union Station. If you did, then you know you felt like you were all but in the movie.

Buy? Sell? Are the Holidays the Right Time?

Buy? Sell? Are the Holidays the Right Time?
Are you hesitating to list or buy a home because you think winter is a horrible time to be in the real estate market? Well, hesitate no more! Despite what you might’ve heard about buying and selling during the winter months, there’s really no reason to wait for spring if you’re thinking of making a move. Interest rates are still at historic lows, and in spite of the common misconception that nothing and nobody moves during the winter, sellers want to sell and buyers will buy.

DIY: Easy Gifts from the Heart

DIY: Easy Gifts from the Heart
Just think... the heat of summer is gone, and the extreme chill of winter hasn’t quite arrived, so spending time outside making your house look good can actually be fun! It is also a time of year when you can use the beauty of nature to help make the inside of your home beautiful, as well. Colorful, long-lasting, and low-maintenance materials for craft and décor projects are at your fingertips, such as leaves, pumpkins, acorns, and cornstalks.

StreetScape Studios

StreetScape Studios
TPH Media’s newest offering utilizes the latest audio/video addition is using technology to add even more flavor and excitement to an already burgeoning brand. StreetScape Studios will soon open to the public from its location at 3501 New Town Blvd. “It’s part of a bigger vision,” said Tom Hannegan, publisher of StreetScape Magazine and founder of TPH Media. StreetScape Magazine’s website, and thus its readers, will be the first to benefit from the Sstudio’s capabilities. “The Str...
Start Planning Now to Unleash a Profitable 2017!

Start Planning Now to Unleash a Profitable 2017!

The end of the year is a time for family and celebrations, but it’s also a time for small business owners to reflect on where their businesses stand: to give some thought to what’s working and what’s not and assess where they thought they’d be versus where they actually are.

Behind the Apron: A Culinary Experience with Chef Pietro "Pete" Pulizzi

Behind the Apron: A Culinary Experience with Chef Pietro
STREETSCAPE: At what restaurant can we find you? CHEF PETE: At Erio’s Ristorante, which I’ve owned since 1971. My wife, Joan, bakes most of the desserts. STREETSCAPE: What inspired you to become a chef? CHEF PETE: I love cooking and eating Sicilian food. My mom loved cooking and I was with her in the kitchen all the time, along with my two sisters, in Sicily. We never went out to eat… we cooked from what we had on the farm. We loved going to the fish market two to three times a week, thoug...

The Wayward Critic: It's Still a Wonderful Life

The Wayward Critic: It's Still a Wonderful Life
The holidays are upon us again, so it’s time to look to the movies for psychological torture and redemption! We’ve been through a grueling election, a nationally shared nightmare, the outcome of which will be leaving at least half the country full of despair and resentment toward their fellow citizens and the other half feeling righteously vindicated.

Holiday Trends

Holiday Trends
The holiday season is coming! Shopping, family events, work parties and more are just around the corner. With all the imminent stress, I am going to help you add some sparkle to the upcoming holiday trends. This season is all about simple styles, but with a different twist.

Nic-Nap Stop

Nic-Nap Stop
Robin Rice was only 12 years old when her mother taught her how to crochet. “I thought it was something old people do,” said Rice, owner of the Nic-Nac Stop in St. Charles. But when her mother became ill with cancer, crocheting with her in the hospital became a bonding experience. “It was peaceful. We didn’t have to talk. We didn’t have to cry. It was nice.”
Outside of the Box and in the Lines

Outside of the Box and in the Lines

Louis Armstrong once sang of this “wonderful world” we live in with “trees of green,” and “red roses too.” As children toting new boxes of 64 sharpened crayons, we were enthralled by this world full of trees, roses, people, land, and sea. These images, depicted in our crisp coloring books, offered us the opportunity to make a rose Brick Red or even Burnt Sienna. Cartoon characters, cars, princesses, superheroes and whatever images were printed on our coloring pages, could easily beco...

Spruce Up Your Home

Spruce Up Your Home
Midtown Home Improvements, located at 130 N. Central in O’Fallon, can help homeowners update both the exterior and interior of their home. The family-owned and operated company specializes in vinyl siding, fences, decks, roofs, doors and windows for the exterior. The company can also help families update the kitchen, bathroom or basement interior.

5 Ways to Manage Your Stress and Stay Positive This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Manage Your Stress and Stay Positive This Holiday Season
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—to stress out. That isn’t the original phrase used in the old Andy William’s song, but it might as well be when you start to think of all of the to-dos on your list as the holiday season approaches. You have family get-togethers, business functions, school pageants, concerts, the gift lists, the potential for inclement weather, the holiday cards that never get out in time, and all of those unhealthy meals, treats, and drinks that come standard whe...

Christmas Traditions on Main Street

Christmas Traditions on Main Street
When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights, to the fresh pine roping and wreaths, to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the Midwest. The stage is set for Saint Charles Christmas Traditions!
Community Anniversary Celebrations

Community Anniversary Celebrations

In 1769, a French hunter and explorer named Louis Blanchette settled on the left bank of the Missouri River, in a settlement then known as “Les Petite Cotes.” The rest, as they say, is history. The history of St. Charles, Missouri, that is. And, thanks to the St. Charles County Historical Society (SCCHS), the stories and relics of early settlers and the residents who followed are preserved for posterity.

It was originally a tiny log church built with a vertical post, located at ...

StreetScape Celebrating 10 Years!

StreetScape Celebrating 10 Years!
A decade ago, Tom Hannegan was selling real estate and working alongside his brothers at Hannegan Real Estate and Construction. A college-educated broker and budding marketing entrepreneur, Hannegan had a vision for a publication that would not only feature his hometown, but document her people’s stories.

Business Spotlight: Mr. Handyman

Business Spotlight:  Mr. Handyman
Mr. Handyman of Central St. Louis County has a new female majority owner and is now serving your area! Mr. Handyman knows how important it is to keep your home and business running smoothly. After all they’ve got busy lives and run a family business just like some of you.

Confluence with Michael Shonrock

Confluence with Michael Shonrock

I recently finished my “freshman year” as president of the Lindenwood University system. In many ways, it was not that different from my “first” freshman year as an undergraduate student at Western Illinois University years ago.

Move-in went well. Karen and I left Kansas on a Friday, and I started at Lindenwood on Monday, my first tasks being to find my parking space and my office. I went back out to the car that morning and encountered a student needing directions to a build...

Farming is Big Business

Farming is Big Business
Some things never change. For centuries, farmers have tilled the ground, planted seeds, and harvested crops. But how they till, plant, and harvest has changed dramatically over time. Farming has gone through an evolution that has built on both the successes and failures of the past, with big advancements in farming practices and machinery occurring over the last 150 years. But in the last decade, innovation and technological advances have taken farming to whole new level of sophistication.
BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Emcee... Sara Dayley

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Emcee... Sara Dayley

Since 2010, StreetScape Magazine has been honoring remarkable leaders in the metro area who give their time, talent, and treasure to make positive changes in our community.

StreetScape is thrilled to have Sara Dayley as this year’s emcee! Get to know this award-winning anchor and reporter, wife, mother of two, and Community Liaison for the West County Fire District who has strong ties to the St. Louis community and a heart for service.

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Keynote Speaker...Bev Randles

BusinessScape: Beyond the Best Keynote Speaker...Bev Randles

The seventh of 12 children, Bev Randles said she learned early in life the value of a strong work ethic and the benefits of a good education.

“My parents instilled in all of us the importance of a good education. There was not a question in their minds that we would all do something important.”

ONE3LED

ONE3LED

A group of young entrepreneurs are working to change the St. Louis business community through the power of giving—one LED lightbulb at a time.

One3LED was founded in 2012 by brothers Zach and Wes Tucker and their father Jim Tucker. “We didn't know the first thing about LED lighting but knew a thing or two about business,” said Zach Tucker. “We saw a need and an opportunity, so we learned everything there was to know about LED and the lighting industry and never looked back....

Home Sweet Home... Camping Out for a Homesite

Home Sweet Home... Camping Out for a Homesite

Sales for new homes in the metro area have been solid over the summer. Great interest rates, higher consumer confidence and an improving economy are major factors.

But as always, it comes down to that old rule of real estate: location location location. In fact, there is much pent up demand for quality new homes in the market. So much so that for one builder, their Grand Openings are looking more like an old fashioned camp ground.

Borromeo Celebrates 225 Years

Borromeo Celebrates 225 Years

It was originally a tiny log church built with a vertical post, located at Jackson and Main Streets in downtown St. Charles. A place of worship for approximately 25 people, it fit seamlessly with the brick-laid streets and rustic buildings. No special signs adorned the building.

Now, St. Charles Borromeo is the third-oldest parish in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Healthworks Kids Museum St. Louis

Healthworks Kids Museum St. Louis

Imagine a place where children and their caregivers can learn about all of the body's systems, climb on an “Interactive Dude,” pretend to shop at a farmers’ market, exercise with a high-tech game, and, if it were possible, even become excited about going to see their doctor. This all happens at HealthWorks Kids’ Museum, which opened Spring 2016.

Mercy Virtual Care Center

Mercy Virtual Care Center
On the first floor of Mercy Virtual stands a reflecting pool that extends from beneath the primary staircase in the lobby of the building, through the all-glass wall, to the outside in front of the main entrance. Every 60 seconds, a drop of water creates a ripple moving outward from the center of the pool to the world outside. Robert Nicholson, PhD, is a psychologist and the director of Customer Solutions at Mercy Virtual. Nicholson said the pool is a reminder of the far-reaching work the vi...
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