Jun 03

Association of Corporate Counsel of St. Louis Chapter Donates $2,500 to St. Louis Area Foodbank

June 3, 2020 (St. Louis) – The Association of Corporate Counsel of St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) recently donated $2,500 to the St. Louis Area Foodbank.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank’s donations received a dollar-for-dollar match from the JTO, BB3 Matching Gift Event, sponsored by The Jayson Taum Foundation, Brad Beal and Lineage Logistics. With every $25.00 raised, the Foodbank will be able to provide 200 meals to children, families and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The impact of the coronavirus has hit every area throughout the St. Louis region. The need has never been greater in recent times to help members of our community with basics such as food, personal care items and cleaning products,” said Brian Parsons, ACC STL president, and Senior Counsel, Macy’s Inc.

“The ACC STL members represent a wide variety of corporations, locally based businesses and start ups, and each of us is committed to investing our personal time and professional resources into making St. Louis a community where we help one another and give one another support to thrive,” added Parsons.

In 2019, ACC STL received the Gold Chapter of Distinction by the national Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The award recognizes the Chapter’s accomplishments in areas including programming, membership recruitment, and governance / operations.  In 2018, ACC STL received the Gold Level Award, and the Innovation Award for Best Membership / Recruitment.

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications
314.485.9499
annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About the ACC STL:

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, was founded in 1987. The St. Louis chapter has more than 550 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 30-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country by the national Association of Corporate Counsel with having received the 2017 and 2019 Gold Level Award and selected for the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Jun 02

AMM Communications Celebrates Twelfth Anniversary

June 1, 2020 (St. Louis) – AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based digital public relations and strategic communications firm, celebrated its 12th anniversary on June 1.

Founded in 2008 by Ed and Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications works with businesses and not-for-profits nationwide serving organizations in the financial services, banking, professional services, technology, and health care industries.

“We want to thank our clients, family and friends for their support for the past 12 years. The future of marketing and public relations is exciting with advancements in Artificial Intelligence, expanding social media platforms and understanding how to embrace technology. The one thing that will never change is the need for focused and clear messaging and communications,” said Ann Mayuga Mayuga, AMM Communications co-founder and partner.

Founded in 2008 by Ann Marie and Ed Mayuga, AMM Communications, a PR digital agency, serves clients throughout the St. Louis region and nationwide. The firm has evolved from its initial offerings of public relations and social media consulting to expanding into one of the only digital public relations firms in St. Louis using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model when working with clients. The PESO model was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

“It is hard to summarize the lessons learned from the past 11 years as an entrepreneur and communication professional. The best lessons we’ve learned is that things change quickly, and we must be ahead of the curve to serve our customers well. Our goal from the first day that we opened our doors for business is to help each customer become wildly successful to grow their businesses by telling their story well, create a thriving culture, and grow their businesses,” added Mayuga.

AMM Communications has also been voted one of the “Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms” by the readers of Small Business Monthly for 10 consecutive years from 2010-19. Also, the firm was selected by Small Business Monthly as one of its “2017 Future 50” companies, an award recognizing privately held companies that are key economic indicators for regional business growth.

About AMM Communications
Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic marketing, PR, and talent acquisition firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, reputation management, and social media consulting for businesses nationwide. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2019. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

May 14

LEGAL SERVICES EXPANDS TO HELP WITH UNEMPLOYMENT

Now offering assistance to those needing to access unemployment benefits

(May 12, 2020) ST. LOUIS – More than 450,000 Missourians have filed for unemployment since March. Nationwide, more than 30 million Americans have filed for the new unemployment benefits available to more unemployed workers under the CARES Act.

In response to this overwhelming need for assistance, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has expanded its services to help people with the unemployment benefits application process.

“Beginning, May 11th people can call for help submitting unemployment applications, responding to denials of benefits and to get general questions answered,” said Dan Glazier, Executive Director and General Counsel of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. “We have always helped with unemployment appeals and other issues, but during this COVID-19 crisis we are expanding our services to help more people gain access to the benefits they need.” Glazier noted. In these difficult times, Legal Services is also providing assistance with applications for food stamps and helping with landlord-tenant disputes, access to healthcare coverage and other non-criminal legal matters.

To see if you qualify for FREE legal help with any of these issues, or for more information about the new CARES Act benefits, call 314.534.4200 in the St. Louis region or 800.444.0514 for those in our extended service area, including Union and Hannibal. You may also visit www.lsem.org or www.facebook.com/LegalServicesofEasternMissouri/ for additional information and resources.

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 64 years. In 2019, 30,000 people in
21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

May 13

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Voted One of the “Best CPA Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly Readers

St. Louis (May 13, 2020) – Tom Dunn CPA Firm was voted by the readers of Small Business Monthly as one of the “Best  St. Louis CPA Firms of 2020.”

“We are honored to be voted one of the best CPA firms in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly readers,” said Dunn. “We are thankful for our clients who allow us to serve their accounting, audit and business needs, and for our community and business partners we work with each day to make the St. Louis region a great place for entrepreneurs to thrive .”

The list of the top 2020 CPA firms is published in the May issue of Small Business Monthly. To view, please click on the following link and turn to page 12:
https://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/94994-STL-SBM-May-2020/flex.html#page/12

Dunn has been selected by Small Business Monthly readers for past multiple awards including one of the most innovative companies in St. Louis, and for best customer service and best in reliability. He has also been voted one of the “Top 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis” in 2017.

Tom Dunn CPA Firm, founded by Tom Dunn, CPA, is a St. Louis-based accounting, business advisory and tax preparation firm that serves small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofits, families and trusts.  Nearly 20 years ago, Tom decided to focus on his passions of accounting and helping entrepreneurs find solutions. Tom and his team can manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their clients by partnering with them so they have a better chance at success, life-changing results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, tomdunncpa.com.

May 02

MTM has partnered along with their customers to develop non emergency medical-related transport with regard to accessing healthcare

For upwards of Two decades, MTM has partnered along with their customers to develop non emergency medical-related transport with regard to accessing healthcare, providing autonomy, & joining community solutions. By means of using quality customer service and also the ability to be able to develop all-inclusive service provider structures, they can enable clients to be able to attain their objectives while achieving their own mission of towns without barriers with Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.

Your wellbeing & safety are a top issue to MTM. In reaction to the present Coronavirus crisis, they are sticking with the instruction provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

MTM is here now to supply a collection of NEMT Brokerage services to use on your most significant obstacles within health-related transportation & Public Travel Services. Right from state non emergency healthcare transport (NEMT) brokerage to booking and sending for key travel organizations, their professional services endeavor to increase member health outcomes while aligning together with customer objectives, reducing program expenditures, & improving fulfillment.

Taking advantage of their detailed understanding of the medical-related transport products and services sector, MTM’s mobility management model gives an effective strategy for synchronized community transportation.

With a wide variety of cordinated, workable transport solutions, mobility management makes sure every aspect of passengers’ mobility needs can be achieved. They show individuals on the transportation methods open to them, and also enable them to pick the ideal method of transportation that best fits their requirements.

As demand continues to increase, mobility management delivers a strategic method for unifying, managing, and coordinating transport services. MTM collaborates with their clients to deliver a family of travel services & options like:

Diverse travel options & modes
Eligibility assessments
Travel training
Helping plan for future system growth
Modular, scalable solutions, up to full turnkey partnerships

Pursuing opportunities for grant funding
Educating passengers on & assigning them to the most cost-effective, appropriate mode of transportation

Performing education & outreach to explain the transit system to stakeholders
Developing strategies for meeting the needs of passenger populations
Pursuing grant opportunities to maximize potential for federal Mobility on Demand “Sandbox” programs

As medical transportation services outsource more services to achieve cost savings, a dedicated Quality Assurance (Quality Assurance) contractor is imperative to accurately track performance metrics, analyze data, & lead the agency and its contractors through continual quality improvement.

In the role of the agency’s eyes a real development of the agency’s own personnel a neutral Quality Assurance professional offers an additional tier of neutrality to keep additional suppliers answerable & pro actively tackle support & conformity challenges. By using knowledge which combines transit & quality assurance, MTM recognizes the way various aspects of Quality Assurance affect any transportation sections operation, & incorporates a specialist model available to help improve compliance & procedure advancement.

The specialized Quality & Compliance unit looks after the delivery of greater than 20 or so million journeys each year by their subcontracted system of transportation providers, with more than 7.5 mil phone calls handled by their own support service centres per year. For every of the much more than 100 agreements, they have internal quality control measures set up and also keep their selves answerable to overall performance specifications and Key Performance Indicators(KPIs).

MTM is a authentic leader in building Quality Assurance procedures intended for the non emergency medical related travel sector, & also has successfully applied such practices within their programs for more than 2 whole decades. In every contract MTM manage, MTM carries out Quality Assurance activities leading them to be distinctively qualified in order to supply unprejudiced assessments, review system general trends, and record crystal-clear results & suggestions.

Using a choice of methods, guidelines, types of procedures, & records produced throughout the last 2 full decades & geared up to be tailored to meet travel specialists specific expectations, MTM is definitely very well geared up to enhance implementation and also make immediate constructive influences on travel organizations of just about any over all size.

Significantly more unique for the transportation sector, MTM partners with travel companies throughout Maryland & Washington, D.C. to give specialized Quality Assurance services. In each case, they cooperate together with the travel companies to be able to put together in depth packages which offer oversight of each of the Administration & Operations within their para transit departments.

Mar 25

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Issues COVID-19 Guidelines Statement

March 24, 2020 (St. Louis) – Legal Services of Eastern Missouri issued a statement today from Dan Glazer, Legal Services Executive Director and General Counsel, about guidelines the organization will use for its business operations and how clients will continue to be served during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Legal Services statement is provided below:

We want the community to know that Legal Services of Eastern Missouri remains dedicated to helping individuals and families during this COVID-19 crisis.

Individuals who need our assistance can continue to call our toll-free number from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The online application for help is available anytime (24/7) at www.lsem.org/get-help-now/. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept walk-in requests for assistance at this time due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Toll-Free Number – 800.444.0514

NOTE: This is the intake number for all 21 counties in our service area.

Legal Services is still “doing business” by having nearly all our staff work remotely. They can be reached by their usual office email or telephone. Each office will respond to clients who call regarding their hearings, appointments, and to inquiries from our community partners.

In keeping with health guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, all the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s offices will not hold any scheduled in-person meetings until further notice.

We know our clients and our communities are being profoundly and adversely affected by this crisis. We are closely monitoring events as they develop and will continue to advocate for clients and communities to ensure they receive critical benefits and protection throughout this health emergency.

For your information, we are posting information about COVID-19 resources on our website at: www.lsem.org/covid-19-updates-march-2020/.

We will continue to provide ACTION. JUSTICE. HOPE. to those we serve during this unprecedented time, just as we have throughout our 64-year history. As always, we thank you for your support and appreciate your commitment to our work on behalf of those in need.

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 64 years. In 2019, 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Mar 11

JUSTICE FOR ALL BALL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

St. Louis’ Premier Legal Soiree raises funds, renews support

ST. LOUIS – The Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s 30th annual Justice For All Ball, hosted was held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. This year’s 30th Anniversary event attracted more than 400 guests to celebrate in style with gourmet banquet stations, music, entertainment, a special “justice-tini” cocktail and a silent auction.

Co-Chairs of the event were Paula Finlay (AT&T) and Priscilla Murray (Husch Blackwell LLP) with Auction Chair Tracy Tabb (Brown & James, P.C.). Special Honorary Chairs for the event were Edna Mae Graham, who founded the event committee and served as its first Chair in 1997, and Doreen Dodson, who served as Honorary Chair in 1997. Also attending the event this year with St. Louis attorney Shevon Harris, was former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.

Presenting Sponsor for the event was Missouri Lawyers Media, with Sustaining Sponsor Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Supporting Sponsors Emerson and Thompson Coburn, LLP. Contributing Sponsors were: Armstrong Teasdale, LLP; Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis; Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C.; Brown & James, P.C.; Capes Sokol; Dowd Bennett LLP; Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.; Husch Blackwell LLP; Newman Bronson & Wallis; Polsinelli PC; Stange Law Firm, PC; The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co. and The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

L to R: Dan Glazier, Executive Director & General Counsel; Paula Finlay and Priscilla Murray, Event Co-Chairs; Tracy Tabb, Auction Chair

L to R: Ryan Turnage, Young Friends Vice President, and his wife Stephanie Turnage

L to R: Legal Services Attorney Latasha Barnes with Sheikera Balentine

L to R: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Charlie Weiss with his wife Suzie

L to R: Seth Crompton, Jennifer Matthew, Missouri Bar President Thomas Bender
with Tina Bender, Missouri Bar Vice President Hon. John Grimm with Angie Grimm, Hon. J.B. Lasater with Julie Lasater

L to R: Honorary Chairs Edna Mae Graham (2nd left) and Doreen Dodson (far right) with their spouses, Marcy Graham (1st left) and Dana Spitzer (2nd right)

Former heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield

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About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 64 years. In 2019, 30,000 people in
21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Feb 24

Tom Dunn, CPA, Selected as Small Business Monthly 2020 “St. Louis Top Business Advisor”

St. Louis (February 24, 2020) – Tom Dunn, CPA, founder and president of Tom Dunn, CPA Firm, was voted one of the “Top St. Louis Business Advisors for 2020” by Small Business Monthly. Dunn’s “Top Business Advisor” profile is published in the February issue.

“It’s a great honor to be selected as one of the top business advisors in St. Louis,” said Dunn. “I want to thank the Small Business Monthly for the wonderful recognition. My team and I work hard each day to find solutions, deliver results and be that accounting team member so our small business clients can focus on growing their businesses.”

To read Dunn’s Top Business Advisor profile, please click on the following link:
https://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/93846-STL-SBM-February-2020/flex.html#page/20

Over the past three years, Dunn and the Tom Dunn CPA Firm has also been selected by the Small Business Monthly readers as “One of the Best Companies in Customer Service in St. Louis” in 2018, “One of the Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis,” in 2019, 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis in 2017,” and “One of the Best Accounting Firms in St. Louis ” for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Tom Dunn, CPA, founder and CEO of St. Louis-based Tom Dunn, CPA Firm, is an accountant, business advisor and CFO who serves small business owners and their families. As a serial entrepreneur, Tom understands the challenges that business owners face each day. After launching several successful businesses, Tom decided to focus on his passion of accounting and helping entrepreneurs more than 20  years ago when he opened his firm. Tom and his team manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their business owner clients by partnering with them so they have life changing results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.

Feb 20

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications, Presents at March 19 St. Louis Society of Association Executives Lunch & Program

Program topic is about how to use data to improve member communications

Feb. 20, 2020 (St. Louis) – Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications LLC, the St. Louis-based strategic communications and public relations firm, will present “The Data Dive: Understand How to Improve Your Member Communications,” at the March 19, 2020 St. Louis Society of Association Executives (SLSAE) Lunch & Program.

The presentation is for SLSAE members and not-for-profit association executives who want to learn how to leverage current and prospective member data. This information can help not-for-profit executives understand and make strategic decisions on how to improve member communications and build a strong communications plan. During this presentation, attendees will learn the following:

  • How to use data to develop and drive a stronger communications program that will help attract and retain members.
  • Understand what the PESO model is and how to use it to improve communications. (Note: Gini Dietrich, Founder of SpinSucks.com, is the creator of the PESO model, https://spinsucks.com/communication/pr-pros-must-embrace-the-peso-model/)
  • Learn how to develop and build an ongoing communications campaign to improve an organization’s online presence.


The program will be held at the Missouri Society of CPAs located at 540 Maryville Centre Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63141, from 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 for SLSAE members and $60.00 for non-members. To register, please click on the following link, https://slsae.org/event-3694482.

Since its founding in 2008, AMM Communications has served the leading companies in their industry sectors providing them with support ranging from media relations and crisis communications to content marketing, and executive communications skills training.  The company, co-founded by Ed and Ann Marie Mayuga, focuses on serving financial institutions, professional services firms, manufacturing and distribution companies, healthcare, government entities and not-for-profits throughout the Midwest.

About AMM Communications
Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the leading St. Louis-based strategic communications and public relations firm, provides media relations, digital marketing, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive communication skills training. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and certified by State of Missouri, St. Louis County and St. Louis City.  The company is federally certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the SBA and is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). AMM Communications has been voted one of the “Best PR Firms in St. Louis” by Small Business Monthly from 2010-2019. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

Feb 18

Tom Dunn, CPA, Featured in Small Business Monthly February 2020 “Time with the Boss”

St. Louis (February 18, 2020) – Tom Dunn, CPA, founder and president of Tom Dunn, CPA Firm, was profiled in the February 2020 issue of Small Business Monthly’s regular column, “Time with the Boss.”

The monthly column features leading St. Louis business owners and not-for-profit executives on their life philosophies, how they spend their day, and how they started their careers.

Dunn’s February “Time with the Boss” profile can be read by clicking on the following link, https://www.sbmon.com/Articles/Article/1618.

Over the past three years, Dunn and the Tom Dunn CPA Firm has also been selected by the Small Business Monthly readers as “One of the Best Companies in Customer Service in St. Louis” in 2018, “One of the Most Innovative Companies in St. Louis,” in 2019, 100 People to Know in Business in St. Louis in 2017,” and “One of the Best Accounting Firms in St. Louis ” for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Tom Dunn, CPA, founder and CEO of St. Louis-based Tom Dunn, CPA Firm, is an accountant, business advisor and CFO who serves small business owners and their families. As a serial entrepreneur, Tom understands the challenges that business owners face each day. After launching several successful businesses, Tom decided to focus on his passion of accounting and helping entrepreneurs for 20 years ago when he opened his firm. Tom and his team manage the business and personal financial, accounting and tax needs of their business owner clients by partnering with them so they have life changing results and peace of mind. To learn more, please visit, http://tomdunncpa.com.