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Dr. Jacqueline Byrd

Missouri Eye Consultants

What can I do to address my child’s progressing nearsightedness? Interventions are now available to slow down the progression of myopia, which in kids, tends to result in a higher prescription for your child year after year. This not only has a significant impact on day-to-day activities but puts a child at greater risk for […]

Wally Inskeep

Columbia Dent Company

What is paintless dent repair? Paintless dent repair, or PDR, is a relatively new form of automotive dent repair. The PDR process requires no sanding, filling or repainting. Instead, certified technicians use specialized knowledge, training, tools and techniques to restore dents and dings back to factory condition. When done properly, PDR is both safe and […]

Steve Hotsenpiller

Steve’s Pest Control

What is the best way to protect my family and property from insect pests, mice and termites? Call us at Steve’s Pest Control to schedule a free on-site pest evaluation. We will perform a quick assessment of your home or business and identify areas of concern. We also will discuss some commonsense things to help […]

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Aurora Medical Spa

What are the best aesthetic treatments to address the aging process? We cannot stop the aging process, but we can age gracefully. There are several services including Botox, dermal fillers/collagen stimulators, laser treatments, medical grade skin care, bioidentical hormones and weight loss that can all help with graceful aging. The key is to consult with […]

Phyllis Nichols

Having a good work-life balance is what Phyllis Nichols considers to be the key to a happy and full life. She says it’s important not to focus so much on work that you miss out on life. “Don’t forget to make a life while you are making a living,” she says. Thanks to State Farm […]

Sarah Harley

Sarah Harley is passionate about helping others — it’s what led her to real estate, where she works each day to ensure everyone has an opportunity to find a home. “Housing is hard to find, especially for those with lower credit scores, but we all deserve a place to call home,” Harley says. For Harley, […]

Amber Klempke

Amber Klempke and her husband have been helping people buy and sell their homes for the past six years. “We love what we do and wouldn’t change a thing,” she says. For Klempke, working in real estate isn’t just a job; it’s about making a difference in people’s lives while simplifying what can be a […]

Melodi Wisswell

While Melodi Wisswell, owner and stylist at Platinum Paws, has always had a love and passion for animals, she never thought she would end up working as a groomer. “When I was younger, I thought about becoming a veterinarian,” Wisswell says. But, thanks to a job at PetSmart, Wisswell discovered that grooming dogs was where […]

Jen Hedrick

Jen Hedrick has always had a drive to create. As a child, she was always building with Lego bricks and Lincoln Logs, sketching, painting and drawing floor plans. Combined with her natural aptitude for math and science, architecture seemed like a perfect fit for Hedrick. Now president of SOA Architecture, Hedrick is able to put […]

Leslie Shock, M.D.

Becoming a doctor was a childhood dream for Dr. Leslie Shock. Plastic surgery combined her love of art, science and helping people. Following undergraduate study, Dr. Shock spent four years obtaining a medical degree and six years of technical training in plastic surgery. This spring, she opened Shock Plastic Surgery & Spa, a luxury spa and plastic surgery clinic. “We uniquely provide a […]

Yvette Chambers & Angie Nickell

For Angie Nickell and Yvette Chambers, being able to help families is their driving force at ParentLink. “We work with kinship caregivers to prevent what they can, manage what they must and reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences to help children thrive,” says Nickell, associate director of Kinship and New Programming. ParentLink, within the […]

Alissa Gerke

Alissa Gerke, Broker and owner of Select Realty Group, started her company 10 years ago and has worked hard to ensure continuous growth year over year. “Real estate can be a very rewarding and exciting career, but it also requires a lot of problem solving, negotiating and consistent hard work,” Gerke says. “While the real […]

Holly J Greenup

Holly J Greenup has always loved art, but she had always focused more on drawing and painting. It wasn’t until college that she began to find her true passion in film and digital photography, taking photos of friends and family in 2012 and slowly starting to build a client list. In 2019, she launched her […]

Kaitlyn Nolte & Samantha Woolridge

At Regeneration Salon & Spa, the goal has always been to provide a comfortable environment for people to be themselves. “We both wanted a salon and spa where people feel safe to work and experience services,” says Kaitlyn Nolte, co-owner. “We care for people, not just the business side.” Co-owner and stylist Samantha Woolridge agrees, […]

Megan Herzing

Megan Herzing has spent most of her life in the roofing industry. Even before taking on a lead role at Fortified Roofing and Siding, Herzing would accompany her father on inspections and listen to him talk to customers. The experiences in her formative years made Herzing a natural fit to join the business later and, […]

Alice Leeper

Since entering her career in real estate, Alice Leeper has been dedicated to helping people make a huge, stress-free financial commitment. “Buying or selling a house is a major financial commitment for an individual,” she says. “They are looking to you for advice and well-researched recommendations.” As a broker and salesperson at HomeTown COMO Group […]

Dayna Glanz

After being diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2017, Dayna Glanz wasn’t interested in a treatment plan that prioritized pharmaceuticals. Instead, she decided to travel to the St. Louis area once a week for sessions at OsteoStrong in Creve Coeur. She quickly saw the benefits and became more than just a believer; at age 67, Glanz became […]

Sarah René Sticklen-McDonnell

Being able to fight for the underdog is the most meaningful part of Sarah René Sticklen-McDonnell’s job as a lawyer. “I get to know my clients and their stories very well,” she says. “I take great pride in my responsibility to be their voice during such a tough time in their lives.” At Sticklen & […]

Abby McKay

After struggling with her skin in high school and not knowing what products worked best for her, Abby McKay knew she wanted to help people find their confidence. “My whole job is dedicated to making you feel your best, and I love to do it,” says McKay, now owner and operator of Creating Confidence LLC. […]

Heather Martin

Although Heather Martin was recruited into the mortgage industry, she quickly realized it was the perfect fit as she began to connect with people and realize how much she could help in making the home buying process easier. “Everyone deserves to own their home if that is what they want and I want to be […]