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Feb 12

AMM Communications Earns SBA Certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

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Ann Marie Mayuga is AMM Communications co-founder and principal

AMM Communications, the leading St. Louis-based strategic communications, PR, and talent acquisition firm, is pleased to announce that it received the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) federal certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB).

The Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), was the Third-Party Administrator to conduct the approval process.

Founded in 2008 by Ann Marie and Ed Mayuga, AMM Communications, a PR and digital marketing firm, serves clients throughout the Midwest. The firm has grown from initially offering public relations, media relations and social media consulting more than a decade ago to evolving into one of the only digital communication firms in the Midwest using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model, which was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

“This certification will assist our clients by helping them achieve their diversity initiatives, demonstrating their commitment to fostering diversity, and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs. It also provides our clients with a proven professional services partner holding a certification that is federally accepted by hundreds of major corporations and government entities,” said Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications partner.

AMM Communications is Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by WBENC for national certification; the State of Missouri, and St. Louis County and St. Louis City. The firm is also Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified by the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis County, and the City of St. Louis.

 


 

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, social media consulting, and executive search services 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 2010-2018. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. Hire well. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

Feb 12

Kind Soap Company Focus is on the Natural Soap Products

Recognizing Distinct Ideas And Advice When Thinking Of Natural Scented Soap

Kind Soap Company actually released a new website that could offer a better shopping experience for the individuals who would like to buy homemade soaps. As a handmade soap company, their mission is to deliver the best soap that will not have any negative effects on your skin, help the environment and help people who are in need of assistance. If you’d like to find specific items like baby bum balm, loofah bar soap, and other natural products, you have to look at Kind Soap. Through the intro of a new website, you could find any item that you really want like the Tea Tree Rx Charcoal Facial Soap. Let’s check why this natural soap company is actually among the best in the market.

A primary reason why Kind Soap Company is very popular is due to the ingredients which they are using for their soap products. Apart from being effective, they were also made from natural and organic ingredients. This means that there won’t be any side effects since they are not using dangerous substances. The items that are created with natural ingredients are popular right now, not only the soap products since they offer the best advantages minus the side effects. They are using natural ingredients to be sure that the clients won’t have worries about skin issues while using the products. In case you are planning to buy soap products, you should try to use products that are made from natural ingredients. Our Honey Loofah Bar Soap has built-in natural loofah which is combined with antioxidants to create all natural soap. Kind Soap Company is always focused on eco-friendly items so they use packages that will not damage the environment. This is one of the reasons why lots of individuals are purchasing their goods, especially those who are very aware of the environment.

The best thing about them is that they support charities. For every item that you actually, they might give 10 cents to charities and they’ll also help other folks in many ways. This means that you can definitely purchase the items that you’ll need while you are helping the charities and other folks who need help.

The intro of this new website is part of their endeavors to provide a better shopping experience to all the clients and provide better features as well. This new website will be able to provide different features that would allow consumers to purchase everything they need with no hassle. They even provide free delivery to your orders so you could get the orders on your doorstep with no extra fees. They provide a wide range of products such as cream and lotion, perfume, bar soaps, vanilla buttercream foaming sugar body scrubs, lip products and more. You may visit their website and start shopping there. The mission of Kind Soap Company is to be Kind to your skin through the natural and organic ingredients which they use, be kind to the environment by offering eco-friendly packaging and be Kind to others through their charity work.

Jan 30

The Association for Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Chrissy Teske, senior attorney with Commerce BancsharesThe Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, elected its 2019 Officers and Board of Directors.

The 2019 ACC STL leadership team includes:

  • President: Chrissy Teske, Senior Attorney, Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • President-Elect: Brian Parsons, Senior Counsel, Macy’s Inc.
  • Secretary: John Rebman, Sr. Corporate Counsel, Regulatory Law & Policy, Monsanto Company
  • Treasurer: Sven Fickeler, Senior Corporate Counsel, Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC
  • Immediate Past President and Co-Sponsorship Chair: Toni Douaihy, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Macy’s Inc.
  • Advocacy Co-Chair: Barbara Barrett, Chief Compliance Officer, Reliant Care Management Company
  • Advocacy Co-Chair and Director-at-Large:  John Farmer, Vice President Litigation, Charter Communications
  • Communications Chair and Director-at-Large: Danielle Langeneckert, Director, Contract Design, The Resource Group
  • Corporate Counsel Institute Chair: Ty Ulmer, Chief Counsel, The Boeing Company
  • Diversity Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Tamee Reese, Assistant Vice President Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T Mobility & Entertainment
  • Diversity Co-Chair and Director -at-Large: Denise Whitener, Managing Counsel, Wells Fargo Law Department
  • General Counsel Forum Co-Chair: Kate Molamphy, General Counsel, ICL Americas
  • General Counsel Forum Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Erika Schenk, General Counsel & Vice President of Compliance, World Wide Technologies
  • Annual Golf / Spa Event Co-Chair: Peter Barkofske, Associate General Counsel, Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
  • Annual Golf / Spa Event Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Jay Repaso, Manager Legal Services, Mastercard
  • Law School Relations Chair and Director-at-Large: Kate Krebel, Corporate Counsel, DRS Technologies, Inc.
  • Membership Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Beverly Garner, Associate General Counsel, Bunge N.A.
  • Membership Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Jennifer Feldhaus, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Maritz
  • PAN – Labor & Employment Chair: Latieke Lyles, Counsel, Macy’s Inc.
  • Pro Bono Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Patricia Duft, Vice President, Legal, Medtronics
  • Pro Bono Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Paula Finaly, Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel-Labor & Employment, AT&T
  • Program Chair and Director-at-Large: Jennifer Herner, Associate General Counsel, World Wide Technology
  • Professional Development and Director-at-Large: Sharhonda Shahid, Vice President, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.
  • Social Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Nancy McCahan, Managing General Counsel, Sugar Creek Capital
  • Social Co-Chair and Director-at-Large: Margy Weisman, Assistant General Counsel, ESCO Technologies
  • Sponsorship Co-Chair: Kristol Simms, Corporate Counsel, Ameren
  • Past President Committee Chair: Christopher Goddard, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Associate General Counsel, Washington University

 

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 grown to become one of the leading chapters in the country having been selected as a 2017 Gold Level Award recipient and winning the 2018 Best Membership / Recruitment Award. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Jan 30

Easterseals Celebrates 100th Anniversary Providing Services, Education, and Support for Individuals with Disabilities

This year, Easterseals celebrates their 100th anniversary as a trusted resource for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The organization’s reach touches communities across the country with 71 locations, including Easterseals Midwest. With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Joplin, Springfield, and Cape Girardeau, Easterseals Midwest provides support to more than 5,000 Missourians with disabilities each year.

“Easterseals has a well-defined mission to make a difference in the lives of our program participants, their families, and communities by equipping each person we support with the tools they need to live a vibrant, confidant, and independent life,” said Wendy Sullivan, Easterseals Midwest CEO.

Easterseals unique, inclusive services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families include autism support, employment services, community living services, and an early-childhood program in Kansas City.

 


 

About Easterseals Midwest

Easterseals Midwest is a nonprofit organization changing the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.  The organization employs nearly 2,000 employees delivering services to more than 5,000 individuals statewide through four divisions: Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services and Employment Services.

Jan 29

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Receives Monsanto Fund Grant

Legal Services of Eastern MissouriLegal Services of Eastern Missouri has received a $25,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, to support free legal support services for low-income families with children who need special education services to succeed in school. The services underwritten by the Monsanto Fund grant will be used to support at-risk families and children living in North St. Louis County and will concentrate efforts on children attending schools in the Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Normandy, Pattonville, Ritenour, and Riverview Gardens districts.

“This Children’s Legal Alliance Educational Advocacy Project funded by the Monsanto Fund helps both parents and children get the education needed to succeed.  This includes homeless families and children who, by federal law, are entitled to a quality education,” stated Daniel Underwood, Managing Attorney of the Children’s Legal Alliance Project. “We are very grateful for the Monsanto Fund’s partnership in helping children in under-served communities,” said Underwood.

For more information about the Children’s Legal Alliance Educational Advocacy Project, or any of Legal Services’ programs, call 800-444-0514 or visit www.lsem.org.

 


 

About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 30,000 people in

21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Jan 28

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri to Host Justice For All Ball on Saturday March 9, 2019

Legal Services of Eastern MissouriThe 29th annual Justice For All Ball will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Khorassan Ballroom at the Chase Park Plaza.

In recognition of their lifetime dedication to insuring access to Justice, Legal Services is pleased to announce the 2019 Honorary Co-Chairs are: the Hon. Susan E. Block, Circuit Judge, Retired, 21st Judicial Circuit of Missouri; the Hon. Robert M. Clayton II, Presiding Circuit Judge, Retired, 10th Judicial Circuit of Missouri; and the Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr., U.S. District Judge, Retired.

The Ball attracts more than 500 of the area’s top legal professionals including Judges, Managing Partners and Senior Counsel from the area’s largest firms and companies.

By popular demand, the Ball is returning to the Chase Park Plaza. The 2019 event is a classic cocktail party with a “twist,” featuring upscale food stations, an open bar, complimentary valet parking, a select silent auction and black-tie optional.

Paula Finlay (AT&T) and Priscilla Murray (Husch Blackwell) are the Ball Co-Chairs, with Tracy Tabb (Brown & James) as Auction Chair.

Tickets are available for $250 per person or Underwriting Support at $2,500 with ten tickets. Please visit www.lsem.orgfor more details or contact Louisa Gregory, Associate Director of Development at lmgregory@lsem.org or 314.256.8736.

 


 

About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.

Jan 22

Tom Dunn CPA Firm Hires Eric D. Hansen as a Partner

Eric Hansen, Partner at Tom Dunn CPA FirmThe Tom Dunn CPA Firm hired Eric D. Hansen as a partner. Hansen will handle accounting for mid-sized businesses.

Hansen has more than 10 years of accounting, tax and audit experience with a deep background working with for-profit and nonprofit entities, and family owned businesses.

“We look forward to Eric being an integral part of our team by sharing his experience and knowledge with our clients to help them grow their businesses, and achieve their personal and professional goals,”  says Tom Dunn, owner of the firm.

 

 


About the Tom Dunn CPA Firm, “Our business approach is truly unique. We take a proactive approach, tailor-made for the busy small & mid-sized business owner. We regularly meet with our clients one-on-one to stay in front of the issues as your CPA and business advocate. Our goal is to net you more savings from my services than they cost. In fact, often, the true savings is many times greater.”

Jan 22

AMM Communications Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

image of Ann Marie Mayuga

Ann Marie Mayuga is AMM Communications co-founder and principal

AMM Communications, the leading St. Louis-based PR, digital agency and talent acquisition firm, received the prestigious national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

The WBENC certification for women-owned business is the most recognizable and sought-after certification of its kind. WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection.  The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

Founded in 2008 by Ann Marie, AMM Communications, a PR and digital agency, serves clients throughout the St. Louis region, nationwide and internationally. The firm has grown from initially offering public relations, media relations and social media consulting from 10 years ago to evolving into one of the only digital public relations firms in St. Louis using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model, which was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

This certification benefits our clients by helping them achieve their diversity initiatives, demonstrating their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs. It also provides our clients with a proven professional services partner holding a certification that is nationally accepted by hundreds of major corporations and government entities.

AMM Communications has been certified by the State of Missouri as a WBE since 2011, and by St. Louis County and St. Louis City since 2018. The firm is also certified by the Missouri Department of Transportation as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) since 2018.

 


 

About AMM Communications

Founded in 2008, AMM Communications LLC, the St. Louis-based PR and digital agency, and talent acquisition firm, provides media relations, digital public relation, business development, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, communications skills training, digital marketing, reputation management, social media consulting, and executive search services for businesses nationwide. AMM Communications is a nationally certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council ((WBENC), WBE- certified by State of Missouri, and St. Louis County and St. Louis City, 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 2010-2018. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. Hire well. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.comor call 314.485.9499.

 

About WBENC

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification.

Dec 13

Significant Suggestions When Looking At Product Photography Studios – The Basic Principles

Zone Ten Studios, among the very best website product photography studios in the market, recently polished their ordering system so that consumers will have a better user experience when placing an order. As one of the most well-known e com product photography studios in the marketplace at this time, they always ensure that the clientele will have a quicker and simpler processing of orders. Some businesses would like to do this on their own because they already have access to top quality cameras, but it’s still improvement to employ a photography studio as they determine what they need to do. Zone Ten Studios can actually help corporations on their online selling.

The primary income source for Zone Ten is the pictures of products from e-com websites like Amazon and Shopify. Among the many best factors when selling an item online is to have a great picture of the item that’s being sold. As one of the best product photography studios at this time, Zone Ten is using a white background for the pictures and they are also using the best angles and lighting to be sure that they are able to acquire the best pictures for your items. Zone Ten always stays up to date on all enhancements in product photography online.

Most of the e-commerce sites actually have requirements for photos used and Zone Ten will invariably adhere to the requirements.

Pictures are really essential when you’re selling online as the customers will simply have accessibility to the photos and not the real items sold. This is among the many reasons why Shopify product photography became very well-known lately as the sellers want to make certain that they’ve got the best images of their goods. If you want to sell something in Amazon and other e-commerce sites, you must have a specialist photographer to help you. It should have the best quality and it should also take the right angles.

Lighting will also be a big factor for the images and they cannot be taken by an individual who is not a photographer. We certainly have some access to good quality photos through high-end cameras and phones, but the skills of the photographers must always be regarded as.

Zone Ten can provide the best product photography prices for any company on the web that’s intrigued to get good quality images. One of the best traits of Zone Ten is their quick work without the need to sacrifice the quality of the images. They offer a lot of pricing packages and they ensure that they are going to be able to communicate properly with the consumers to meet their demands. When you need the best product photography, Zone Ten will unquestionably provide the best for your company. Their attention to detail is second to none and they’ll make certain that your images can very easily capture the interest of the potential purchasers.

Zone Ten is the best studio at this time and if you want to obtain the best pictures for your items, they are your best bet. You can contact them directly to learn more about the services that they’re offering.

Zone Ten Studio
5563 Arthur Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 766-4441
http://zonetenstudio.com/

Nov 30

Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Adds Three New Board Members

Loren Menefee, Nino Przulj and Ericka Simpson Conner have joined the Board of the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. The Young Friends are a group of young professionals committed to increasing public awareness of the mission of Legal Services within the community and providing volunteer and financial support for the agency.

Loren Menefee, Corporate Counsel with Bayer’s Crop Science Division

Loren Menefee, Corporate Counsel with Bayer’s Crop Science Division

Loren Menefee, corporate counsel with Bayer’s Crop Science Division, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University in California and a J.D. from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar. She joined Monsanto in 2016 as a corporate attorney and previously interned with The Simon Law Firm, P.C. and Hon. Audrey Fleissig in the Federal District Court of Missouri.

Nino Przulj, Associate with Thompson Coburn

Nino Przulj, Associate with Thompson Coburn

Nino Przulj, an associate with Thompson Coburn holds a Bachelors degree and a J.D. from Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar. He was formerly court clerk for Hon. Paul C. Wilson in the Supreme Court of Missouri and a Board Member of the Bosnian-American Professionals Association and of the Community Development Corporation Board of the International institute. He was named as a “30 under 30” awardee by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2018.

Ericka Simpson Conner, Associate with Husch Blackwell

Ericka Simpson Conner, Associate with Husch Blackwell

Ericka Simpson Conner, an associate with Husch Blackwell, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar. She previously interned with Wells Fargo Advisors, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and the Missouri Court of Appeals.

 


 

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 30,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.