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AMM Communications Voted One of the Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms in 2022 by Small Business Monthly

This is the thirteenth consecutive year for AMM Communications to make the list of Best St. Louis PR Firms.

July 19, 2022 (St. Louis) – AMM Communications LLC, a St. Louis-based strategic communications and marketing firm, focused on public relations, media relations, content marketing, crisis communications, reputation management, executive communication skills training, and social media consulting, was selected as one of the “Best Public Relations Firms in St. Louis in 2022” by Small Business Monthly readers.

AMM Communications has made the list of Small Business Monthly’s Top Public Relations firms for 13 consecutive years from 2010-22.

“This is an incredible honor,” said Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications principal and co-founder. “We want to thank our customers, partners, vendors, family, and friends for selecting us as one of the top public relations firms in St. Louis. To be included with this group of St. Louis firms demonstrates the level of marketing and public relations talent in the St. Louis region.”

Since its founding in 2008, AMM Communications has served customers providing them 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 working with customers in the financial services, banking, professional services, manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, government entities and not-for-profits industries throughout the Midwest.

The list of the top public relations is published in the July 2022 Small Business Monthly. To view the list of the best public relations firms, please click on the link, https://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/105201-STL-SBM-July-2022/sdefault.html#page/14.

 

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, crisis communications, content marketing, internal communications, 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 the 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 2010-2022. “Drive your sales. Communicate better.” For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

The Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter Congratulates Judge Krista S. Peyton

St. Louis (July 12, 2022) – The Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis Chapter (ACC-STL) congratulates member Krista S. Peyton on her appointment as associate circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County by Governor Michael L. Parson.

Judge Peyton was sworn into office Jan., 7, 2022, and began hearing a full civil docket Feb. 7 in Division 41. On any given day, Judge Peyton can touch more than 200 cases ranging from breach of contract to landlord tenant matters and trials de novo that are appealed from small claims court. She is also a co-signor for traffic commissioners and must review and approve their orders for each driver’s license revocations.

Prior to her appointment, Judge Peyton served as general counsel and chief contracting officer for the St. Louis Housing Authority.  When asked about the contrast between her role in-house and the judiciary, Judge Peyton, said, “When you are in-house you are trying to guide the client to make the best choices within a legal framework and can have an isolated view, where as a judge I must have a broader global perspective.”

“I enjoyed working with a collective group of individuals because when you are the general counsel, you get to work with everybody because any legal issue that touches the entity means you are involved. As a judge I have enjoyed being in a decision-making role and have enjoyed the wide spectrum of lawyers I get to work with and see every day,” Judge Peyton added.

In addition to her active involvement in ACC-STL while a member, Judge Peyton participates in bar association sponsored community service such as serving lunch at St. Patrick’s Center and volunteering at the St. Louis Area Food Bank and the Urban League Food Distribution. She is a Northwest Academy of Law High School volunteer and invited students to observe her engage in oral argument at the Court of Appeals.

She is a board member of the Beyond Housing Advocacy Council and serves on the board of Fontbonne University for the College of Education and Allied Health Professions. Judge Peyton is a member of the Junior League of St. Louis and serves on the community impact team. Judge Peyton has served on the walk committee for Autism Speaks and is a former board member of Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment.

Judge Peyton is a St. Louis native having attended Rosati Kain High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University and received a law degree from Syracuse University. During law school, Judge Peyton completed a master’s degree in political science at the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University.

About the Association of Corporate Counsel of St. Louis

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 600 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 35-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the world by the Association of Corporate Counsel.  The St. Louis Chapter has received the Gold Chapter of Distinction Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

AMM Communications Celebrates Fourteenth Anniversary

St. Louis (June 13, 2022) – AMM Communications LLC, the St. Louis-based digital public relations and strategic communications firm, celebrated its fourteenth anniversary 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. Our goal from the first day when we opened for business June 1, 2008, is to help each customer craft and communicate their story effectively to grow their business so that they are wildly successful,” 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 few digital public relations firms in St. Louis using the Paid Earned Social Owned (PESO) model. The PESO model was created by Gini Dietrich, PR-thought leader and founder of the influential blog, http://spinsucks.com.

AMM Communications has also been voted one of the “Best St. Louis Public Relations Firms” by the readers of Small Business Monthly for 12 consecutive years from 2010-21. Also, the firm was selected by Small Business Monthly as one of its 2017 and 2020 “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 2010-2021. We want to help you … Drive your sales. Communicate better. For more information, please visit, http://ammcommunications.com or call 314.485.9499.

The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter, and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Hosted 2022 Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) on May 11

The annual event brings together in-house counsel, local leaders, and attorneys
from across the St. Louis region.

St. Louis (June 7, 2022) – The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, in partnership with the Bar Association of Missouri St. Louis (BAMSL), the largest legal member association in St. Louis, hosted the May 11 Corporate Counsel Institute (CCI) at the Ritz-Carlton.

Two hundred and forty attendees participated in the annual event, which brings together in-house counsel, local leaders, and attorneys for a day of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and networking. The (CLE) presentations were given by the sponsoring firms and covered topics, ranging from labor and employment matters, to litigation, to diversity and inclusion, and the evolving practice of navigating privacy laws.

Ty Ulmer, ACC STL 2022 CCI Chairperson, said, “The CCI would not be possible without the generous support of all the sponsoring law firms and legal industry exhibitors – all of whom gave generously of their time and resources to make the event possible.  A special thank you also to the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis and its staff, who are our partners in the event.  Together our organizations can put together an event of greater depth and breadth than either organization could do on its own.”

The 2022 CCI corporate sponsors include:

  • Husch Blackwell, lunch sponsor and 2022 ACC STL Gold Level Sponsor
  • Thompson Coburn LLP, cocktail reception sponsor and 2022 ACC STL Gold Level Sponsor
  • Dentons, materials book sponsor

When asked about why the partnership between ACC STL and BAMSL is successful, Ulmer added, “The strong partnership between ACC and BAMSL is built on many years of working together, and outstanding leaders in both organizations who recognize each organization brings different, complimenting strengths to the partnership.”

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 600 members who represent more than 100 organizations. During its 35-year-history, the ACC STL has been recognized as one of the leading chapters in the world by the Association of Corporate Counsel.  The St. Louis Chapter has received the Gold Chapter of Distinction Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021. To learn more, please visit, https://www.acc.com/chapters/stlouis/.

Jason Kinser Joins Affinity Law Group, LLC

St. Louis (April 28, 2022) – Affinity Law Group, LLC, a leading St. Louis-based boutique business, estate planning and employment law firm, recently announced that Jason Kinser joined as an Attorney in the Corporate Practice Group.

Kinser brings nearly 20 years of experience to Affinity representing business owners and operators in the health care, manufacturing, construction, and financial services industries. He will concentrate his practice in general business and corporate law, with an emphasis on commercial real estate transactions, and labor and employment matters.

“We are excited to have Jason join Affinity Law Group. He brings an incredible amount of legal experience that will greatly benefit our small business and entrepreneurial clients,” said Bradley Crandall, Affinity Law Group managing partner.

Kinser received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Northern Illinois University and received a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.

Prior to attending law school, Kinser served with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Ft. Campbell, KY, and in Central America, and is an active volunteer with the USO of Missouri.

About Affinity Law Group, LLC

Affinity Law Group’s mission is to partner with its clients to provide strategic counsel and tailored legal services integral to their business and personal success. To learn more, please contact 314.872.3333 or visit, www.affinitylawgrp.com.

Archdiocese of St. Louis Sells Property at 3400 St. Gregory Lane to Jubilee World Church

Sale of the former site of Holy Trinity Parish transaction was brokered by Hal Ball and Peter Newton of Hilliker Corp.

St. Louis (April 28, 2022) – Jubilee World Church recently purchased the former church located at 3400 St. Gregory Lane,  St. Ann, MO 63074 from the Archdiocese of St. Louis in a sale brokered by Hal Ball and Peter Newton of Hilliker Corporation, and Linda M. Jones, a broker with Linda M. Wash Real Estate. 

The 3.42-acre site was the former location of Holy Trinity Parish. The property consists of three buildings including a church that will seat 450, rectory, and a 20,000 sq. ft. school. The property was built in the 1950s as the St. Gregory Parish Church and school complex, and was consolidated in the 2000s to become St. Trinity Parish. The Archdiocese closed the school at the beginning of the Pandemic in 2020.

Hilliker Corporation and Linda M. Wash Real Estate have worked together for more than 20 years assisting the Archdiocese with their real estate transactions with more than 30 completed sales.

The Archdiocese was represented by Hal C. Ball, Hilliker Corporation Senior Vice President, Principal, and Peter Newton, Vice President, Sales.

Jubilee World Church was represented by Linda M. Walsh of Linda M. Walsh Real Estate.

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications

314.485.9499, annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About Hilliker Corporation

The Entrepreneur’s choice for commercial real estate services in the St. Louis region. Hilliker guides business owners through their needs at each stage of the business life cycle. Since 1985, Hilliker Corporation has brokered more than 10,000 transactions including sales and leases of industrial, office, institutional, retail and investment properties. To learn more, please call, (314) 781-0001, or visit, Http://hillikercorp.com.

 

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Meade Summers, Hilliker Corp. President, Selected as One of Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans You Should Know in Business to Succeed”

St. Louis (April 20, 2022) – Meade Summers, Hilliker Corporation President, was recently named as one of Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans You Should Know in Business to Succeed” for 2022.

As president, Summers is innovative and creative, growing Hilliker Corporation by purchasing a significant stake in Westwood Net Lease Advisors where he is also a principal.

He has overseen the redevelopment of over 3,000,000 square feet of building space. Summers has helped clients rehab the historic Falstaff Brewery complex, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Office Building, and the Stupp Brothers Bridge and Iron Works, to name a few. In 1986, Summers joined the company as a real estate agent. He rose to success in the company quickly, being promoted to Vice President in 1988 and becoming a principal in 1990.

Each year, the publication selects 100 leading business owners, professionals, and executives who are nominated as the most influential individuals who make the biggest impact in the St. Louis entrepreneurial committee. More than 4,000 nominations were submitted this year.

To read Meade’s profile in the Small Business Monthly April 2022 issue, please click on the following link: https://bit.ly/3Et50WM.

 

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications

314.485.9499, annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About Hilliker Corporation

The Entrepreneur’s choice for commercial real estate services in the St. Louis region. Hilliker guides business owners through their needs at each stage of the business life cycle. Since 1985, Hilliker Corporation has brokered more than 10,000 transactions including sales and leases of industrial, office, institutional, retail and investment properties. To learn more, please call, (314) 781-0001, or visit, Http://hillikercorp.com.

Ashley Bowersox Joins Hilliker Corporation as a Broker

St. Louis (March 30, 2022) – Ashley Bowersox recently joined Hilliker Corporation as a broker where he will focus on office, retail, industrial / warehouse, and investment properties.

Bowersox brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and development most recently having worked in Savanah, GA.

“I am excited to be part of the Hilliker team and to work with one of the best locally owned commercial real estate brokerage companies,” said Bowersox.

A St. Louis native, Bowersox graduated from St. Louis Country Day School, which is now known as MICDS; and he graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Contact:

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

About Hilliker Corporation

The Entrepreneur’s choice for commercial real estate services in the St. Louis region. Hilliker guides business owners through their needs at each stage of the business life cycle. Since 1985, Hilliker Corporation has brokered more than 10,000 transactions including sales and leases of industrial, office, institutional, retail and investment properties. To learn more, please call, (314) 781-0001, or visit,Http://hillikercorp.com.

Jeff Price Joins Hilliker Corporation as a Broker

St. Louis (March 3, 2022) – Jeff Price recently joined Hilliker Corporation as a broker where he will focus on the sale of undeveloped land, commercial properties, and warehousing.

Price has nearly 15 years of experience as a REALTOR and more than 300 successful transactions including undeveloped tracts of land, existing homes, residential lots, and commercial property. Earlier in his career, Price worked for his family’s residential development business, and became involved with the sales and development of residential lots and soon became a top agent.

“I joined Hilliker Corporation because I saw an amazing opportunity to upgrade my personal business, to better serve my clients, and to grow my own entrepreneurial spirit.  My co-workers are professional, kind, and most importantly, good at their jobs.  With me being surrounded by well-intended and professional co-workers, the sky’s the limit for my clients and myself,” said Price.

Price graduated from Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Art in history. He is an amateur historian and enjoys coaching his children’s sports team. Price lives in Imperial with his wife and three children.

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications

314.485.9499, annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About Hilliker Corporation

The Entrepreneur’s choice for commercial real estate services in the St. Louis region. Hilliker guides business owners through their needs at each stage of the business life cycle. Since 1985, Hilliker Corporation has brokered more than 10,000 transactions including sales and leases of industrial, office, institutional, retail and investment properties. To learn more, please call, (314) 781-0001, or visit,Http://hillikercorp.com.

Will Aschinger Named Hilliker Corporation 2021 Top Producing Broker

St. Louis (February 28, 2022) – Hilliker Corporation recently announced that Will Aschinger, Vice President, Principal, was the top producing broker in 2021 closing 30 transactions including sales and leases totaling $21,182,060.

Simultaneously, Hilliker Corp. / Westwood Agents had a record year of $295,000,000 in sales last year.

Aschinger joined the company in 1991. He helps clients purchase, sell or lease office, industrial, retail properties and investment deals.

“Will has focus, tenacity and commitment to making sure that his clients get premium service and results. He also provides the same type of leadership and encouragement to his colleagues to help them grow as professionals and be at the top of their game,” said Meade Summers, Hilliker President.

Aschinger received his business administration degree from Missouri State University. He has served on the St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Board of Directors, and he was selected 2008 Commercial Realtor Associate of the Year.

Contact:

Ann Marie Mayuga, AMM Communications

314.485.9499, annmarie@ammcommunications.com

About Hilliker Corporation

The Entrepreneur’s choice for commercial real estate services in the St. Louis region. Hilliker guides business owners through their needs at each stage of the business life cycle. Since 1985, Hilliker Corporation has brokered more than 10,000 transactions including sales and leases of industrial, office, institutional, retail and investment properties. To learn more, please call, (314) 781-0001, or visit, Http://hillikercorp.com.

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