THOMAS CLEMENS of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the Hempstead Financial Group has been named the 2009 Notre Dame Alumnus of the Year by the St. Louis Notre Dame Alumni Club.

Callier & Thompson Kitchens, Baths and Appliances of Manchester was one of 10 businesses to win the TORCH Award from the Better Business Bureau, recognizing exceptionally ethical business practices.

BJC Medical Group has announced the practice of PEI (DAVID) CHUNG, MD, general surgeon, at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur.

Purk & Associates P.C. has appointed JACQUE JAMES as director of business development.

JUSTIN LEE has joined St. Louis Composting as controller.

Nine North, a new condominium development in the CWE, has won the ‘2009 Development of the Year Award’ in recognition of its contribution to economic development in St. Louis.

NGAGE has appointed EMILY RENNARD as senior visual designer and ABBY HUGHES as digital account coordinator.

Mosby Building Arts Ltd. has received the CertainTeed Corporation Award of Excellence for a residential construction project.

SUSAN HARRISON has joined Heartland Bank as VP/manager of loan coordination and documentation.

SCOT BOULTON, a senior partner at Polsinelli Shughart PC, received the 2009 President’s Award at The Missouri Bar’s annual banquet.

BJC Medical Group physicians RUSSELL EGGEBRECHT and BENJAMIN GOLDSTEIN have opened Overland Medical Group at 8888 Ladue Road.

WINTHROP REED III of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh was one of 55 St. Louis area 20-or 30-something lawyers named to the first annual Missouri Lawyers Weekly ‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ list.

Architect BARRY GLANTZ has been selected to serve on the Plan Review panel at the upcoming National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show.

Moneta Group has named WILLIAM HORNBARGER chief market strategist.

Congratulations to accounting firm Abeles and Hoffman P.C., which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has named JOEL FERBER director of advocacy.