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West Newsmagazine 2-14-18

Local news, local politics and community events for West St. Louis County Missouri.

28 I WOMEN IN BUSINESS I

28 I WOMEN IN BUSINESS I February 14, 2018 WEST NEWSMAGAZINE @WESTNEWSMAG WESTNEWSMAGAZINE.COM Leslie North Owner Leslie North understands commitment. As the owner of The North Insurance Agency, Inc., Leslie is dedicated to helping protect families and their homes, cars and more. She’s also committed to helping her clients achieve their financial goals. Based in Wildwood, Leslie has served West County proudly for 19 years. In that time, she’s acquired numerous awards, including Allstate’s “Inner Circle” award, putting her in the top 3 percent of Allstate agents nationwide. Leslie’s commitment to providing exceptional service and quality insurance products sets The North Insurance Agency apart from its competition and puts clients – old and new – In Good Hands. (636) 458-9797 leslienorth@allstate.com 16828 Manchester Road • Wildwood For over 20 years, Chesterfield business owner Nancy Barrett, ASID, has been creating “beautiful rooms” for delighted clients. Barrett has maintained a business philosophy of providing excellent design service on projects large and small, tailored to the client’s needs and wants. Barrett carries an impressive list of interior design credentials. The former graphic artist is a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers and a past chapter president. Her work has been featured in many books and magazines. Over the past 12 years, she has received 31 design awards. In 2014, Kathy Cissell joined Beautiful Rooms with 15 years of design experience. Together, they frequently work as a team on projects. There is no charge for the first meeting with Beautiful Rooms to assess the client’s home or office desires. The designers ask a lot of questions to determine client’s needs and personal style preferences. Then, a plan of action is suggested for the best way to create the space of the client’s dreams within the client’s investment allowance. For those who purchase home or office furnishings from Beautiful Rooms, there is no hourly fee. “We can take care of everything from concept to installation,” Barrett said. “My goal is to make any experience easy and enjoyable for our clients. We use our design expertise and experience to help them avoid costly mistakes and make the most of their decorating dollars. Check out our website for before and after room photos!” Nancy Barrett, ASID Owner/Designer Kathy Cissell Designer 16670 Old Chesterfield Road • Chesterfield • 63017 (636) 519-4090 • www.BeautifulRoomsDesign.com Tammy Noel Owner, Executive Director Tammy Noel, owner of six Sylvan Learning Centers and Prometric Testing Center of St. Louis, has experienced 25 years as a supplemental educational provider, assisting thousands of families by creating personalized learning plans developed at Sylvan to help their children reach their fullest potential academically. “Sylvan has maintained the tutoring edge by providing accountable and individualized learning plans with the perfect blend of professional, caring teachers and technology that excites and engages kids in the learning process. (636) 394-3104 14248 Manchester Road • Ballwin (636) 537-8118 126 Chesterfield Towne Center Chesterfield (636) 587-2525 98 The Legends Parkway • Eureka Melissa Guz Broker Melissa Guz has been a Missouri real estate broker for more than 25 years with a proven track record of successful transactions. She is the owner of RE/MAX Stars, a brokerage firm that offers services in all the major facets of the real estate buying and selling industry, with three offices to serve the St. Louis area. Melissa uses technology to its fullest potential and implements effective communication systems whenever possible in order to make the home buying and selling process smooth and seamless for every client. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, call Melissa Guz today for the perfect real estate experience... love where you live! 14169 Clayton Road • Town & Country (636) 220-3200 www.weststlouisproperties.com Lori Kelling, president of the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce, loves connecting with members and providing them with the tools and resources needed to grow and expand their businesses and to share their passions with others in the community. During her 10 years as president, the Chamber has grown to 450 members and earned the well-deserved reputation as a professional, friendly and energetic organization. West County Chamber members include small business owners, medium and large corporations, nonprofits, churches, professionals and more. Lori and her staff take care to get to know members personally so they can cater to their specific needs. Lori enjoys organizing networking and educational events and providing marketing tools and advocacy initiatives designed to spark business growth for members and improve the quality of life for the West County community. “We sponsor a variety of monthly events with something for everyone, all intended to provide opportunities for marketing and building relationships,” added Lori. “We encourage 20 minutes of table talk at our membership meetings because we are mindful that our members need time to meet one another in order to develop new relationships and deepen existing ones.” Lori and her enthusiastic staff at the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce are what set it apart from other business networking resources. Call and join today. Lori A. Kelling President 15965 Manchester Road · Ellisville (636) 230-9900 • www.westcountychamber.com Sharon Balleau Senior Care Advisor Transitions For Senior Living is a free, hands-on referral service that helps St. Louis seniors and their families find appropriate housing when living independently is no longer a safe option. Sharon Balleau, senior care advisor, works closely with area assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities to find the highest level of care for the individual needs of each client. Certified as a dementia practitioner, with more than seven years in the senior industry, Sharon provides unbiased and professional advice to help make the best decision possible. Transitions for Senior Living is committed to personalized service, because every situation is unique. Call or visit online for more information. 2464 Taylor Road, #178 • Wildwood (314) 207-8630 www.stlseniors.com

CELEBRATING WOMEN inWildwood Leslie North - Owner Allstate North Insurance 16828 Manchester Road (636) 458-9797 leslienorth@allstate.com Wendy Brumitt - Owner Apple Hill Preschool 16290 Pierside Lane (636) 458-4323 www.applehillpreschool.com Stephnie Mulholland - Owner Big Chief Roadhouse 17352 Manchester Road (636) 458-3200 www.bigchiefstl.com Dr. Emily Leonard - Owner Cherry Hills Veterinary 16970 Manchester Road (636) 458-3353 www.cherryhillsvet.net Debbie Rowland - Owner Elegant Child Campus 513 Strecker Road (636) 458-4414 www.elegantchildcampus.com Jenny Goskie - Agency Owner Farmers Insurance 16753 Main Street (636) 432-4939 jgoskie@farmersagent.com Kristy Roderick - Sales Manager Fischer & Frichtel Homes 17690 Wakefield Meadow Court (314) 393-9526 www.fandfhomes.com Rosemary Barry - Owner Heels Boutique 170 Plaza Drive (636) 273-4000 www.heelsboutiquestl.com Jill Gray - Owner Higher Focus Photography 2541 Pond Road (636) 273-6600 www.higherfocus.net Lisa Bax - Owner Letty Lou’s Cafe & Catering 17209 New College Avenue (636) 273-9317 www.lettylouscafe.com Linda McCarthy - Sales Manager Payne Family Homes 2550 Kilare Lane (314) 565-8465 www.paynefamilyhomes.com Holly Ferris Full Service Realtor Realty Executives - Wildwood (314) 920-2877 www.hollyferris.com Amber Roettering - Branch Manager Reliance Bank 2675 Westglen Farms Drive (636) 458-9210 www.reliancebankstl.com Lynn Beebe - Broker/Owner RE/MAX ONE 2422 Taylor Road (636) 333-9191 www.stl1homes.com Susan McClenahan - Exec. Director Stonecrest of Wildwood 251 Plaza Drive (636) 273-3900 www.stonecrestofwildwood.com Beth Williams - Owner Table Three 16765 Main Street (636) 458-4333 www.tablethree.com Jeannie Hood - Owner Three French Hens 16935 Manchester Road (636) 458-8033 www.threefrenchhens.com Jill Dunlap - Owner Wildwood Yoga & Wellness 17237 New College Avenue (636) 541-2424 www.wwyogastl.com