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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.

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 product photography 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/

Sep 12

How to use the Bryzos Bid Blaster

Bryzos is changing the way that steel is being bought and sold. In addition to being able to search for listings, Bryzos has set up the Bid Blaster which allows for both the buyers and sellers to get involved. Bryzos can get these buyers and sellers in contact for steel that is stainless, galvanized, carbon, erw piping, or many other options. The Bid Blaster is an online negotiating system comparable to Amazon that allows buyer and sellers to get in direct contact with each other. Bryzos is revolutionizing the way that consumers are buying and selling steel.

For the buyers, there are a few steps that are needed in order to use the Blaster. The steps include: entering your BOM (Bill of Material), entering specifics about the deal such as origin restrictions or date needed, and then you are able to submit the BOM to the marketplace. Once you submit your BOM,  the sellers will start to get in contact with the buyer by uploading quotes. The buyer can then either reject, accept, or counter to the seller based on his or her steel sizing needs.

As for the seller, there is no cost to quote or list any of his or her material. The seller will only pay Bryzos if there is a sale made so there is no downside to trying. The best part of this marketplace for the seller is that Bryzos will bring your opportunities to sell to consumers that the seller had no idea existed. The seller will have many more opportunities to make money at a lower cost. This marketplace has many benefits to it but one big part is the buyer/seller profile matching system. This system allows the seller to specify what kind of material they want to quote. Bryzos will then put the seller in contact with a buyer based on the material they want to quote that is similar to the buyers needs.

Bryzos is revolutionizing the way that steel is sold in the marketplace. Bryzos will help any buyer or seller find what they are looking for when searching through Bryzos. They are here to help you!

Jul 03

Ohio House Motel Launches New and Improved Website

Affordable Chicago Hotel: 10 Suggestions Why You Need To Appreciate Them

Ohio House Motel recently launched a website to help offer better and more convenient services to their visitors. Through the new website, you are able to now book and reserve rooms no matter where you are in the United States. As a matter of fact, even in case you are from a different country and you wish to visit Chicago, you may always visit their website and book your lodging there. If you will book your lodging online, you are going to get a free breakfast and parking space. If you’d like to consider a Low-cost Downtown Chicago Hotel, you can expect that Ohio House Motel will be your most suitable option.

Ohio House Motel started in 1960 and since then, they have been giving the best lodging for visitors with the best price. It is located at the corner of LaSalle Street and Ohio Street in the center of Downtown Chicago. This is one of the least expensive motels in Chicago right now, but the rooms are actually high class and they’re all very comfortable. This is exactly like staying in a high-class hotel without paying too much. It has experienced multiple refurbishments and restorations to keep with the times and the requirements of guests, but the lodging is still inexpensive so guests around the country are booking here in Ohio House.

The new Ohio House website actually gives a wide range of features that you’ll be able to take advantage of. All the information that you want to understand about the popular motel, the rooms that they give and the amenities that they really have can be seen on their website. The good thing about this is that you can reserve or book a room immediately on their website and you are going to be able to get a free breakfast as well. It means that you’ll be able to access their website anywhere so long as you have a Web connection and reserve your room regardless of where you are. If you would like to give them a call, you are able to find their phone number on the website.

Ohio House Motel also provides some marketing deals every once in awhile, that will make their already inexpensive rates much more inexpensive for the visitors. You are able to also prefer to be a member and you can earn free nights in Ohio House. Ensure that you contact them if you want more info.

They offer free breakfast once you book directly online, free parking and also free WIFI access to make sure that you are going to always be updated with your social media accounts.

If you’d like to be updated on their latest deals and promotions, you can sign up on their website so you are going to be notified for special offers directly on your email.

If you’d like to seek out Chicago Hotel with free parking and a Chicago Hotel with free breakfast, Ohio House is a great choice. You may check out their site to understand more about their services.

Feb 14

The Importance of Nutrition

During the holidays, our personal health tends to fail miserably. As Valentine’s Day and Easter approach, the various candies can be hard to ignore as well. These guilty pleasures are around us all year long, causing it to be extremely difficult to focus on our nutrition. Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of our lives, dealing with the foods we eat and the amount of exercise we are doing. Having good nutrition can affect other aspects of life such as your mood, sleep, self-esteem, and stress.

Many people believe that having good nutrition means that they have to change their entire diet and give up everything they love, but that is not the case. Foods can be eaten in moderations and one chocolate will not be the end of the world. Eating healthier and exercising regularly can be a challenge for many people, therefore there are nutritionists and personal trainers in St. Louis that are there to help. A nutritionist will be there to guide you along the way and help create a plan for your diet. There are many simple ways to do that including tracking foods with an app that will not require too much of your time. These people will be your biggest motivators other than yourself, so it is important to have a strong bond filled with trust. Focusing on your nutrition can be one of the best things to do for your body, and it deserves it.

Sep 25

Walbrandt Technologies Hires Craig Gulley, Audio and Technology Industry Expert, as Vice President of Sales

Craig Gulley, Vice President of Sales at Walbrandt Technologies

Craig Gulley, Vice President of Sales at Walbrandt Technologies

St. Louis (September 25, 2017) – Walbrandt Technologies, the Midwestern leader for high-end residential and commercial audio, lighting, entertainment and smart technology solutions, announced today that Craig Gulley joined as Vice President of Sales.

Gulley, a nationally known, industry expert for residential and commercial integration and automation technology, brings more than 35 years of experience in sales and manufacturing. As the Vice President of Sales, Gulley will oversee new business development and management of the sales team. He will also be involved with identifying and introducing new products and services.

“We are thrilled to have Craig join Walbrandt Technologies. He brings an incredible amount of experience and expertise to our team, and will help our clients select the best solutions for their homes and offices,” said Aaron Walbrandt, Walbrandt Technologies president and founder.

Prior to joining the Company, Gulley worked at Crestron Electronics holding senior level management positions as Director of Sales for the Midwest, and as a top producing sales representative. He also owned Music for Pleasure, a St. Louis company that provided high-end audio systems.

“My goal at Walbrandt Technologies is to combine my love of truly good, reproduced music, and create an experience with entertainment and automation solutions that allow our clients to enjoy and appreciate the time they spend in their homes with family and friends,” said Gulley.

Founded in 2010, Walbrandt Technologies delivers life enhancing technologies with uncompromising award-winning service. Aaron Walbrandt, company founder and president, and the Walbrandt Technologies team have a single-focus and passion to help residential and commercial clients find solutions for home theater and entertainment, high-end music systems, lighting, shade and drapery, and smart home technology. To learn more, visit http://walbrandt.com.

Sep 19

Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics Moves to Larger Downtown St. Louis Office

John Meilink, CEO of Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics

John Meilink, CEO of Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics

September 19, 2017 (St. Louis, MO) – Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics (TPC&G), a St. Charles, MO-based, fourth-generation family owned business, announced today that eight employees from its website design and app development teams moved to a larger St. Louis City office located at 449 N. Euclid, St. Louis, MO, 63108.

TPC&G had an office in the Cortex Innovation Community since early 2016 where the app development team was located. The Company’s headquarters and printing facility remains in St. Charles, MO, located at 601 Kingshighway.

“We are excited about our new location and expanded presence in the downtown business community,” said John Meilink, TPC&G CEO. “We’ve experienced significant growth the past several years and found that being in the City provided us with a more central location to meet with clients throughout the region.”

TPC&G experienced milestones this year, which include:

  • Named one of Small Business Monthly’s Top 2017 Family Owned Businesses and voted by the publication’s readers as one of “Best in Reliability St. Louis Companies in 2017.”
  • Launched new website with time-saving, efficient and secure features for current and prospective clients.
  • Rolled out “$0 to 60,” which provides business owners a free 60-minute consultation with an experienced web developer who will provide a review, diagnosis and offer solutions for a small business’ current website.

Founded in 1905, Thomson Printing, Creative & Graphics (TPC&G), a St. Charles, Mo.-based, fourth-generation family owned business, is one of the leading Midwestern printing, web design, app development, and digital marketing development firms serving clients nationwide. To learn more, visit TPC&G’s website.

May 17

CORE10 Architecture Launches New YouTube Series about Significance of St. Louis Awe-Inspiring Buildings and Landmarks with Drone Videos

St. Louis (May 2, 2017)CORE10 Architecture, a St. Louis-based architectural firm, recently launched a new YouTube channel to celebrate the kickoff of its 10th anniversary in May.

Each month, a new video narrated by Michael Byrd, AIA, CSI, and Tyler Stephens, AIA, CORE10 Architecture Principals and co-founders, will be released featuring a building or landmark throughout St. Louis that has significant design elements and architectural features. A drone is used to film so the viewer can experience the full view of each structure that is highlighted in each video.

The purpose of the newly launched YouTube channel is to celebrate and educate viewers about the historical significance St. Louis has in architecture and design, highlight CORE10’s significant past projects, and kickoff CORE10 Architecture’s 10th anniversary, which is May 10, 2007. The theme for the milestone anniversary is “10 for 10” – 10 years in business on its founding of May 10th.

The first video features the Lindell Terrace Building located at 4501 Lindell Blvd., in the heart of the Central West End. In the video, Stephens guides the viewer through the history of the building and discusses how the building is a landmark for the area.

“The downtown city landscape of St. Louis is full of many incredible buildings, designs and structures,” said Michael Byrd, AIA, CORE10 Architecture Principal and co-founder. “When Tyler and I discussed a way to kick-off the 10th anniversary, we thought that this would be a creative, unique and educational way to share information and showcase the uniqueness of the St. Louis urban landscape.”

The second video, which was released April 28, features the CORE10 project, the Loop Trolley headquarters for the new trolley system that will link University City and Forest Park.

Stephens added, “As architects, we get our inspiration spending time on the streets in the city we love. It gives us context and the visualization to design something that is inspirational, functional and complimentary to the surrounding structures.”

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, CORE10 Architecture is an architectural firm based in the historic Central West End of St. Louis. The team of architects work on a variety of projects nationwide ranging from institutional and mixed-use commercial to multifamily and single family custom residential projects. The goal for each CORE10 Architecture client is the same – to make each design unique and to make the outcome inspirational. To learn more, please visit www.core10arch.com.

Mar 15

New Development Plan In The Hill Neighborhood Moves Forward

 

 

This article was contributed by Rio Vitale of Ciaostl.com

It’s official.  The development plan in the Hill neighborhood is moving forward. The plan is to build apartments, town homes, condos and single-family homes to replace a vacant 11-acre factory complex in the neighborhood. This property on the Hill is bordered on the east between Daggett and Bischoff on Hereford Street, directly behind St. Ambrose Church and South Kingshighway on the west.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Stove Company, Coin Accepters, and other manufacturers occupied the 11-acre site.  These companies once employed many neighborhood residents. The property has been vacant for almost 20 years.

The Sansone Group submitted final plans for this development, which includes a 225-unit apartment complex, 49 town homes, approximately 45 condominiums and 20 single-family homes at 4932 Daggett Avenue. The developer and the neighborhood are hopeful the project will bring younger residents to the Hill and the surrounding area.  As developers have explained, this neighborhood is desirable because of the services available, restaurants, coffee shops, and salons all within walking distance and convenient to major attractions allowing an easy commute.  The main concerns of many residents are the traffic and parking conditions. The proposed structure has its own parking garage, which is not visible from the front of the building.  The Sansone Group has priced these units to attract millennials that enjoy city living, but also the modern conveniences that renting a typical shotgun home in the neighborhood does not provide.  It appears likely for the upwardly mobile residents that they will eventually move into a home in or around the surrounding neighborhoods.

This has been the biggest and the most contested project on the ‘Hill’ since Highway 44 separated the most northern streets from the rest of the neighborhood in the 1972.    Today Highway 44 separates Northrup and Pattison from the southern part of the Hill.  One hundred homes were demolished on the south side of Pattison in order to build Interstate 44. The original plan for this section of I-44 was opposed valiantly by Hill 2000 (the neighborhood organization) lead by Fr. Sal Polizzi. The group was not successful in getting the highway rerouted.  These dedicated citizens were successful in getting approval for an additional overpass on the highway when a committee from the Hill presented the United States Department of Transportation a check for $50,000. The bridge would keep the neighborhood connected so people could continue to walk to work and worship at St. Ambrose Church.

I have spoken and worked with a number of developers for this particular property over the past five years and each one had decided against development projects because of the neighborhood residents’ resistance to any plans that did not include residential homes and other restrictions placed upon the property, which would limited profitability.

This new $40 million development needed some bridges built as well. It required bridging the gap of what the old residents and political environmental wanted to preserve and what the newer younger residents wanted, growth and a potential for progress.  Largely the Sansone Group and the new Board of Directors of the Hill 2000 Neighborhood Organization built the bridge, which brought the two sides together. Thereby, the current development plan was approved.

There were a number of neighborhood meetings help between residents, St. Louis City Alderman Joe Vollmer and the Hill 2000 Neighborhood Association that were heated and exhausting.  There were surveys conducted that were contested, petitions signed trying to stop the project, and other obstacles. The Sansone Group believed in their project was determined not going to give up on the neighborhood.  They had meetings with Alderman Joe Vollmer and Monsignor Vince Bommarito (Pastor of St. Ambrose Church) and came up with a plan that could be acceptable to both community leaders. While many older residents were not in favor of the Sansone plan, it seemed the majority of the residents welcomed the new development.  Alderman Vollmer was then able to proceed with a presentation to the Board of Alderman for final approval of the project.

As more residents move into the neighborhood, there will be a need for businesses to  open on Sundays in the neighborhood.  It is expected that the Hill businesses will want to share in this new growth potential and expand their hours.  This type of activity is very much welcomed around the neighborhood, as traditionally Sunday is a break away from the traffic and tourist that appear daily.  

The Hill is currently undergoing a number of growing pains, which often come with progress.  There have been a number of new homes built, restored or rehabbed. This means large dumpsters on the street, mud flowing into the street due to grading or the demolition of an older home.  While it is understood there will be difficulties and inconveniences during construction, these are the challenges that accompany progress and change.  There is no crystal ball to tell us what is going to happen in five or ten years, but this deal looks to be profitable for all involved.