Some of St. Louis’ most cherished companies are celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Join LN as we honor these tried-and-true local establishments. Cheers!
She already had the stove, so Shelley Donaho jokes, “I bought the house to go with the stove.” Before becoming the keeper of one of St. Louis’ architectural gems, Donaho had visited the house before—she had even met the previous owner. Designed by Ernst Janssen, the 12,000-square foot historical marvel was originally built in one year’s time for $49,500; these days, if using the same quality of materials, that isn’t even enough money to repair the exterior railing.
In your 20s, saving for retirement likely is far from top of mind. Even as you get married, have kids and move up in your career, it still may seem part of the distant future. But local financial professionals recommend making investing a priority—at every stage of life.
Twenty years ago, four friends formed a fiduciary wealth management firm out of a lone Clayton office. Today, that firm’s focus on doing right by its clients has helped it grow to seven locations around the nation and $24.7 billion in assets under management.
When you prepare for your retirement, the focus is making sure you’ll be taken care of. But, are you ready to take care of someone else—such as an aging loved one—during that time?
Dr. Samuel Achilefu received the 2014 St. Louis Award for his contributions to medical research and optical imaging technology, specifically for his invention of cancer-detecting glasses that were successfully used in surgery.
Story: Theo Freeman struggles to make ends meet. He’s a small businessman who owns a TV and stereo repair shop, which you might guess isn’t doing a bang-up business in the age of flat-screen televisions and iPads. Still, he perseveres with the help of his wife Georgette and their son Sunny.
A letter promoting a work-from-home opportunity. An email explaining you inherited a fortune overseas. A phone call over spring break asking for bail money. Scams are as varied as they are numbered—and that number is high.
It’s no secret that the cost of college in the U.S. is rising. Although amounts can vary widely, a four-year college education can be more than $150,000, according to CollegeBoard’s 2014 Trends in College Pricing report. That could be a major contributor to why grandparents are increasingly stepping up to help finance their grandchildren’s education: A recent study by Fidelity Investments shows that 53 percent of grandparents are saving, or plan to save for such costs, while 90 percent report that they would do so if asked. We spoke to Sean McClanahan, a VP at Fidelity and head of its Ladue office, about the study.
On March 9, 1960, Mari de Villa welcomed its first guest. But the night before the grand opening, a snowstorm blanketed the drive leading to the senior living community’s front door. In what has become a Mari de Villa tradition—putting guests first—founder Joe Linneman walked out to Clayton Road, and carried the inaugural guest through the snow and into his new home.
Throughout all of history, roses have been a part of every important ceremony and celebration since the time of the ancient Greeks. Roses are, by far, the most-requested choice for weddings, earning the title as the most romantic of flowers.
Two renowned dancers are coming to St. Louis. Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd are retiring as principal dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to become co-artistic directors of dance at COCA.
To keep the mind—and body—active, area retirement communities offer creative courses for seniors. From cooking to painting, these classes make learning a new skill exciting and unique.
JERRY CRYLEN has joined Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, as senior director of development.
These movers and shakers were putting their weight behind a number of deserving causes this year. We caught them at events all around town...
Retiring Queen Katherine Falk Desloge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen F. Desloge
In the past, mammograms always were very stressful for Jamie Jones of O’Fallon. Now 46, the mother of three girls is classified as having ‘dense’ breast tissue, and as a result, every year, she would get a call afterward that there might be a problem, and she needed to come in for more tests.
Two local women just returned from Washington, where they joined more than 100 other volunteers from across the country to decorate the White House for the holidays.
Gateway to Hope, which provides uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients and those at high risk of having breast cancer with comprehensive care at no cost, has announced MARY LEE SALZER as its executive director.
Think for a few moments about your financial goals—they might include saving for a comfortable retirement, preparing for your children’s college education, purchasing a primary or second home, or leaving a legacy to the broader community. Everyone has goals like these, even though they can sometimes take a back seat to day-to-day concerns. A financial adviser’s job is to help you clarify those goals and turn them into a reality, says Brian King, wealth manager at Plancorp. “The goals are set by the clients, and it’s our job to discover them. We’re here to do a reality check, look at those goals and educate our clients about opportunities to achieve them.”
St. Louis is nothing if not tradition-heavy around the holidays, and though some practices have fallen to the wayside, many others are here to stay. John Oldani has literally written the book on local traditions, aptly titled Christmas in St. Louis.
With its wood floor, deli case, sandwich counter and plentiful selection of candies, Hanneke's Westwood Market and Catering was established in 1914. According to Glendale Historical Society, it is the oldest business in Glendale.
STACEY ABELES has been hired as director of special events for the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter. She previously worked at Gateway to Hope and The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.