• Members in the News

  • Are you a U City Chamber member who has received an award or been recognized in the news for your business achievements? Contact us a press release or a news link, and we'll highlight your accomplishments.

     

  • Crown Center Director to Receive Award from Wash U Crown Center Director to Receive Award from Wash U

    Nikki Goldstein, Executive Director, Crown Center for Senior Living has been selected to receive Washington University's 2018 Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults. 

    The purpose of this prestigious award is to recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field through practice, education, advocacy, or research. Eligible nominees must be professionals currently involved in work related to older adults within the St. Louis Metro Region.

    The award is supported by The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Fund and will be presented on behalf of the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Friedman Lecture.

    Nikki will receive the award at the annual Friedman Lecture and Awards on Friday, April 20 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the Washington University Medical Campus.  Doors open for the event at8:30 with award presentation beginning at 9:15.

    Nikki has been the Executive Director at Crown Center for 18 years. 

  • The Melting Pot Receives Wine Spectator's ​Award for 15th Year - 7/13/17 The Melting Pot Receives Wine Spectator's ​Award for 15th Year - 7/13/17

    Congratulations to The Melting Pot, a beloved U City restaurant located in the Delmar Loop, on receiving the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

    The Melting Pot has been honored with this award since 2003, making this their 15th consecutive year. The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants with wine lists that offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers. Every year, these restaurants must submit their wine list and the process they use for training their staff.

    The Chamber is proud to have and support such amazing, unique restaurants and businesses like The Melting Pot in University City. 

    To view The Melting Pot's Wine Spectator profile, click here.

  • Julia Escandon-Rozin Awarded Top Women Business Owners 2015 - 1/26/15 Julia Escandon-Rozin Awarded Top Women Business Owners 2015 - 1/26/15

    Julia Escandon-Rozin, co-owner of AW Healthcare, has been named one of the Top Women Business Owners of 2015 by Small Business Monthly. 

    Along with partners Irina Bursak and Susan Bursak, Escandon-Rozin has built a successful business that provides home care options tailored to the St. Louis area's culturally diverse population. 

    According to Small Business Monthly, "In 2001, the three women joined their skills to found AW (Aging Well) to provide in-home care for patients with post-hospitalization, physical or occupational therapy needs while addressing each specific language and culture." 

    Since then, the company has grown to consist of 500 employees and 3 branches. It serves over 2,000 clients each day in St. Louis, Wentzville and Collinsville. 

    To read Small Business Monthly's article on AW Healthcare, click here.

  • Bill Krenn Named President of Winco Windows - 11/22/17 Bill Krenn Named President of Winco Windows - 11/22/17

    The University City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Bill Krenn, Treasurer of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, has been promoted to President of Winco Windows. 
     
    In this new position, Bill is charged with growing the company through increasing sales outreach and specialty product development, in addition to focusing on educational and governmental markets, two of Winco’s largest business areas. 
     
    The Chamber congratulates Bill on this exciting promotion and thanks him for lending his talents to assist us in our mission. We are proud to have someone with such strong business acumen on our Board of Directors.

    You can learn more about Bill’s role as President of Winco Windows here. 

  • Mound City Shelled Nut Co. 100th Year Anniversary - 7/12/17 Mound City Shelled Nut Co. 100th Year Anniversary - 7/12/17

    Congratulations to Mound City Shelled Nuts Co. on their upcoming centennial! Mound City was founded in November 1917 in the Delmar Loop by Henry Kessel. After Kessel passed, his wife sold the company to the current owners, Byron and Stacy Smyrniotis, in 1973. The new owners relocated the store to Olive, and it has never left.

    Mound City is a staple U City shop that serves a variety of delicious, fresh nuts, but it doesn't stop there. The staff at Mound City has perfected the craft of salted and unsalted nuts, chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate covered strawberries, and pure peanut butter. 

    To learn more about Mound  City Shelled Nut Co., go to theolivelink.com.

  • Quentin Williams Named on Top 40 Under 40 List - 2/12/17 Quentin Williams Named on Top 40 Under 40 List - 2/12/17

    Quentin Williams, general manager at Cintas and former member of the U City Chamber's Board of Directors, has been named on the St. Louis Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 2017 list.

    The list features rising stars in the St. Louis business community who were selected out of a pool of over 450 nominees. These young business professionals stand out for their strong leadership and vital contributions to their companies.

    After 10 years with Cintas, Williams has found great success as general manager of the St. Louis/ Eastern Illinois region.

    Check out Quentin's write up in the St. Louis Business Journal here.

    Learn more about Cintas at theolivelink.com.