Category: Business News

Hilliker Corp. Brokers Buy/Sell 17970 Edison Ave. 

Hal Ball and Jake Shepley handle the sale, and Patrick McKay the purchase

St. Louis (Sept. 29, 2022) – Edison South LLC, the seller, sold this commercial property to Edison Partners LLC to build an 80,000-square-foot office / warehouse building. The property is located at 17970 Edison Ave., Chesterfield, MO 63005. This vacant lot is adjacent to Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and the sale was brokered by Hal Bal and Jake Shepley, both of Hilliker Corporation. 

One of the advantages of engaging Hilliker Corporation is the company’s ability to broker buy/sell agreements internally. Edison Partners LLC was represented by Patrick McKay, also of Hilliker Corporation.






Hal Ball, Senior Vice President, Principal, Hilliker Corporation








John H. “Jake” Shepley, Broker Associate





Patrick McKay, Vice President, Sales






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.

About Westwood Net Lease Advisors

When it comes to selecting a commercial real estate brokerage firm to help you invest your money, you need advisors, not salespeople. Like no other triple net company in the United States, the Westwood team focuses on representing and advising buyers who seek to acquire NNN lease properties for the first time, seasoned commercial real estate investors, and those who wish to use the 1031 exchange.

When you engage Westwood to help you with NNN investing, we guide you through the process from the risk assessment all the way through closing – at no cost to you. Contact us today for your no-obligation consultation. 314-997-5227

 

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Hilliker Corporation Selected as one of Small Business Monthly’s “2022 Future 50” Recipients

St. Louis (Sept. 20, 2022) – Hilliker Corporation, the largest, independently owned commercial real estate company in St. Louis, was named one of Small Business Monthly’s “2020 Future 50” companies, an award recognizing privately held companies that are key economic indicators for regional business growth.

“It is an honor to be selected as one of the Future 50 award recipients. We are thrilled to be included with this amazing group of local companies. Given the caliber of the Future 50 companies, St. Louis has a bright future,” said Meade Summers, Hilliker Corporation President.

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. Under his leadership in 2021, Hilliker Corp. / Westwood Agents had a record year of $295,000,000 in sales last year.

To read Hilliker’s profiled and to learn more about Small Business Monthly’s “Future 50” 2022 recipients, please click on the following link of recipients, https://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/105871-STL-SBM-September-2022/sdefault.html#page/20.

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.

Congratulations to Meade Summers, Hilliker Corp. President, Who Was Selected as One of Small Business Monthly’s “St. Louis’ Best Bosses 2022”

St. Louis (August 8, 2022) – Congratulations to Meade Summers, Hilliker Corporation President, was recently named one of Small Business Monthly’s “St. Louis’ Best Bosses 2022,” where he is profiled in the August issue.

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

Summers 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.

In Summers’ profile, he is asked “What is the best part of your job?” He responded, “Teaching new brokers and really knocking it out of the ballpark for clients.”

Each year, the publication selects a handful of individuals for this honor. This year only six bosses were chosen. To read Meade’s profile in the Small Business Monthly August 2022 issue, please click on the following link: https://bit.ly/3BGKDWE.

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.

The Association for Corporate Counsel of St. Louis Kicks Off 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Summer Internship Program

St. Louis (Aug. 2, 2022) – The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL), the pre-eminent professional development organization serving in-house counsel, kicked off its 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Summer Internship Program last month with 10 law school students participating.

The ACC STL Diversity Internship Program, which started in 2012, provides participants with meaningful exposure to in-house practice. Law school students who participate in the program will learn about the various areas of legal advocacy and general corporate practice that in-house counsel handle, as well as the relationship between providing business and legal advice to clients in a variety of substantive areas.

“The Diversity and Inclusion Summer Internship Program has been an initiative the ACC St. Louis chapter has been very dedicated to in the last several years. Diversity and inclusion efforts must be continuous and thoughtful to enact systemic change. This program allows for one immediate way for our chapter to make steps towards that change, as it gives us the opportunity to do the important work of mentoring and supporting law students who are typically underrepresented in the legal profession,” said Vikas M. Sunkari, ACC STL 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Summer Internship Program Chairperson, and Senior Managing Counsel, SSM Health.

The 2022 ACC STL Summer interns include:

  • Dorothy Alcinord, who attends Saint Louis University School of Law, is interning at Ameren.
  • Kati Austin, who attends Saint Louis University School of Law, is interning at Charter Communications / Spectrum.
  • Madison Beckham, who attends the University of Missouri School of Law, is interning at Emerson Electric.
  • Harry Bell III, who attends the University of Missouri School of Law, is interning at Bunzl Distribution, USA, LLC.
  • Alexandra Griffin, who attends the University of Missouri School of Law, is interning at Rabobank Diversified Services.
  • Jeffrey Lin, who attends Saint Louis University School of Law, is interning at Bayer.
  • Nandi Person, who attends Saint Louis University School of Law, is interning at Washington University’s Office of General Counsel.
  • Dontay (Don) Phillips, who attends Washington University School of Law, is interning at Wells Fargo.
  • LaTrese Robinson, who attends Saint Louis University School of Law, is interning at MiTek, Inc.
  • Melanie Villarino, who attends Washington University School of Law, is interning at Ameren.

Each Diversity Summer Intern is also matched with an in-house attorney mentor, who is an ACC STL member.

“Through the internship program, we hope to increase diversity and inclusion in the St. Louis legal community as these students continue forward in their careers and join law firms and corporate legal departments in the region. We seek to give these students meaningful and immersive experiences in their summer internships and to provide additional educational and networking opportunities throughout the summer and sometimes beyond,” added Sunkari.

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/.

ACC STL Partners with St. Louis Business Journal

To Select 2022 Corporate Counsel Award Recipients 

 St. Louis (July 21, 2022)  – For the past nine years, the Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter (ACC STL) has partnered with the St. Louis Business Journal to recognize the top in-house counsel in the region with the “Corporate Counsel Awards.”

This year’s nine winners are experts in M&A, compliance, human resources, and a slew of other company segments as their roles have continued to evolve to include other aspects of their respective company’s overall strategy. They were selected with the help of a group of ACC STL members along with the Business Journal’s editorial team.

The 2022 Corporate Counsel Award Recipients are:

  • Seth Hawkins, Vice President and General Counsel, Anheuser-Busch*
  • Chris Koster, Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel, Centene*
  • Sarah Holdener, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Moto Inc.*
  • Amit Shah, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, MiTek
  • Christine Carney, Senior Associate General Counsel, Emerson*
  • Jack Terschluse, Corporate Counsel and acting Corporate Secretary, Balto*
  • Jackie Burkhardt, Senior Director of Legal, Core & Main*
  • Katherine Moore, Real Estate Associate Counsel, McBride Homes*
  • Ken Goins, Attorney, Metropolitan Sewer District*

The Association of Corporate Counsel, St. Louis Chapter congratulates the 2022 Corporate Counsel award recipients for being leaders in the corporate counsel field and exemplifying excellence in their careers.

To read about the 2022 Corporate Counsel Award recipients, please click on the link to the June 2, 2022 St. Louis Business Journal article, https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2022/06/02/meet-the-2022-corporate-counsel-awards-winners.html

*Current ACC STL members

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/.

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.