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Speaking of sprucing up, The Chase Park Plaza continues to out-do itself. In 2007, the luxury hotel completed a total remodel of its 251 rooms and suites, lobby, meeting rooms and ballrooms. This year it plans to debut Sante, a $2.5 million state-of-the-art fitness and wellness club.
Best wishes to public relations veteran Iris Salsman, who has launched her own company, I. Salsman PR LLC.
Big Bucks for college scholarships…At its recent Jack Buck National Media Person of the Year Award honoring Emmy award-winning sports announcer Joe Buck, The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis raised nearly $100,000 to help fund journalism and communications scholarships.
Kudos to Marta's, which raised more than $12,000 at its recent fashion show for Ranken-Jordan.
Got cabin fever? Here are two good reasons to hit the town: Fox Theatre’s performance of Jesus Christ Superstar Feb. 1 through 3 and the Touhill’s presentation of Puccini’s Tosca Feb. 16.
A tasty partnership…Kemp Auto Museum has added Cuisine D’Art and Villa Farotto to its list of catering partners, which already includes Steven Becker Fine Dining, Russo’s Gourmet Catering and Wolfgang Puck Catering.
Congratulations to the Mary Queen of Peace sixth-grade girls’ soccer team, led by Tom Higgs and Rich Siener, which won the city/county title for the second year in a row. Team members include: Danielle Blossom, Claire Conners, Mary Grace Darland, Leah Brand, Katelyn Drexler, Helene Estes, Sarah Fauska, Julia Walter, Kate Franey, Grace Garrow, Carly Huetel, Kelley Ludbrook, Emilee Madlinger, Maggie Mehan, Caroline Moore, Laney Sward, Alynn Richardson and Madeline Siener.
In the spotlight…An original monolith by St. Louis artist Marceline Saphian graced the cover of the December 2007 issue of American Psychologist, the journal of the American Psychological Association.
Kudos to Sarah Lee Fresh Bakery, which has partnered with Schnucks markets on a campaign during which families register to win a free desktop computer for their classroom of choice! Registration forms are available at area Schnucks stores. The contest will run through April 6, at which time random drawings for winners will take place.