September 2014

This category contains 18 posts

St. Louis County hosting annual substance abuse training November 19

Lakeside Center’s Victory Substance Abuse Program, a division of the St. Louis County Department of Human Services, will hold its seventh annual training conference November 19 at the Maryland Heights Community Center, located at 2344 McKelvey Rd., Maryland Heights, MO, 63043. Consider attending this conference, which focuses on why people become substance dependent. This year’s seminar … Continue reading

St. Louis County Urges All Residents to get Vaccinated against the Seasonal Flu

Flu season has arrived and the Saint Louis County Department of Health is urging that all residents six months of age and older be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and Dr. Dolores J. Gunn, director of the Saint Louis County Department of Health, were both vaccinated against the seasonal flu … Continue reading

Ferguson Offering Warrant Amnesty Program thru October 15

The Ferguson Municipal Court initiated a program on Sept. 9 intended to help non-violent offenders clear their arrest warrants. Thru Oct. 15, residents can get their warrants for minor traffic violations recalled without bond charges. As of Monday, Sept.  63 warrants have been recalled, Stephanie Karr, municipal attorney for the City of Ferguson, told the St. Louis … Continue reading

St. Louis Community College hosting open house for No Fee Job Training on Oct. 4

In conjunction with National Manufacturing Day, St. Louis Community College (SLCC) will host an open house and provide information on a no fee job training program. The open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Center for Workforce Innovation, located at 3344 Pershall Rd., Ferguson, MO. … Continue reading

Hard Work Ahead

by Denny Coleman, CEO of the St. Louis Economic Partnership  I wanted to thank the hundreds of people who joined us for our Annual Meeting. It’s our way of honoring the best of what the St. Louis region has to offer and supporting the economic development of both the City and the County. We were honored … Continue reading

Anatomy of an Overdose draws a full crowd for discussion on regional heroin issues

A full house assembled in St. Louis County Council Chambers on September 10 to view a short local documentary of and discuss regional heroin issues. The St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, in conjunction with the St. Louis County Department of Health and the St. Louis County Police Department sponsored the lunch n’ learn event featuring … Continue reading

St. Louis County Electronic Recycling Event Set for September 27 at Gotsch Intermediate

St. Louis County is helping residents rid their homes of unwanted electronics and document by hosting a series of recycling events. The next electronic recycling event is going to be on September 27, 2014 at Gotsch Intermediate, located at 8348 Laclede Station Road, St. Louis, MO, 63123. The event will take place from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

St. Louis Mosaic Project launches international student and corporate hiring program

The goal of the St. Louis Mosaic Project is for the St. Louis region  to become the fastest growing foreign-born region by 2020. One part of achieving that goal is through retaining more of the almost 9,000 international students who attend local colleges and universities. A study indicates that 80 percent of international students would … Continue reading

Kick Cancer and Trash to the Curb with Pink Recycling Becomes Me Cans

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Recycling Becomes Me (RBM) program has four brilliantly pink recycling carts that need a home. RBM is sponsoring a Facebook contest in October to give interested residents a chance to win their own pink, 64-gallon cart. To participate, follow these easy steps: “Like” the RBM fan page … Continue reading

Buying a house? Try St. Louis County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program

The St. Louis County Office of Community Development has been working diligently help stabilize neighborhoods on the brink of decline due to the foreclosure crisis with the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  NSP funding has been used to acquire and rehabilitate vacant foreclosed properties in targeted areas of the County to help stabilize property … Continue reading