November 2019 Sponsor: John Brandvein

John Brandvein, Brandvein & Company Founder

Experienced…trustworthy…knowledgeable. Since 1994, Brandvein & Company, P.C. has been thinking outside the box when serving our client’s unique needs. The founder, John Brandvein, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has been in public accounting since 1958. He also possesses credentials as both a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a Certified Financial Forensics (CFF). Located in Clayton, MO, the company is a full-service accounting firm, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Missouri Society of CPAs.

Our wide range of services includes financial planning, tax preparation, business valuations, litigation support, forensic accounting, due diligence engagements and damage claims.

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October 2019 Sponsor: Mary Kutheis

Mary Kutheis, MCK Coaching + Training

Take time and people management to the next level. Mary, a business coach and confidant, works with business owners and leaders who want to accomplish more with less turmoil, drama and stress.

Through coaching and training, clients gain time management mastery, build collaborative teams, employ clear and effective communication, have better hiring practices, increase focus, improve productivity, create a culture that attracts and retains the best talent and frankly, end up being happier at work. Who doesn't want that?

Let Mary put 34 years of business experience to work for you.

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August 2019 Sponsor: Cathy Sexton

Cathy Sexton

The Productivity Experts work with Small Business owners who maybe caught in the "Time Clutter Syndrome" struggling to move their business forward, working too hard, not making the profit they desire, too many things getting stuck in the bottleneck, low productivity, not enough time, feel like they have don't have any balance in their life. With implementation of the "Biz Life Grind System" they reduce the Bottleneck Battle, Multiply their Money, Reduce the Struggle Conversation, Identify and Work in their Natural Productivity Style and Learn to Let go with a "No Longer list. This system allows them to increase their success, money and enjoyment of life!

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July 2019 Sponsor: Louisee Pooley

Louisee Pooley, Pooley Accounting Services, Inc

Pooley Accounting Services is committed to the small business owner. We provide professional, timely, comprehensive accounting services using a balance of innovation and practicality. Our Accountants are people who reflect the values, ethics and dedication of our profession and our company. We take pride in ensuring the best possible service to every client, on every assignment.

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May 2019 Sponsor: Bill & Ann Prenatt

Bill & Ann Prenatt, Simply Successful

Simply Successful helps business owners and leaders save time and money by solving operations and talent management problems. We do this by using customized systems and solutions.

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April 2019 Sponsor: Karen Wagnon

Karen Wagnon, SelectView Data Solutions

SelectView Data Solutions helps companies achieve efficiencies through custom reporting and data solutions. We automate manual processes and connect field and office through cloud-based solutions.

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March 2019 Sponsor: Tiffany Hoeckelman

Tiffany Hoeckelman, Lone Orange

Lone Orange helps biz owners integrate their clear and compelling brand to ensure an extraordinary client experience.

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February 2019 Sponsor: Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson, The UPS Store

The UPS Store in Oakville is your Small Business Support Center!

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June 2019 Sponsor: James Canada

James Canada, Alliance Technologies, LLC

Alliance Technologies is an IT firm committed to providing world-class managed services, network solutions, staffing and consulting solutions. They stand committed to providing quality processes, delivering high caliber customized solutions, presenting consultants with extensive professional experience, and empowering their consultants to provide the best service possible. With their Managed Services approach there are no complex formulas; instead, they use a simple pay per use formula to keep the cost to your business predictable. Alliance Technologies understands their clients need to maintain a predictable IT cost structure. Their managed services approach allows your business to focus on driving revenue rather than managing technology. Alliance Technologies works to develop strong individual relationships with key decision makers in an effort to foster long-term partnerships and build continued confidence. The goal is to provide a solid return on investment for their clients and to deliver value at every turn. For additional information visit or call 314-219-7887.

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September Sponsor – Bob Zangas

Bob Zangas

Anchor Health Care has been providing private duty home care service in the St. Louis Metropolitan area for over twenty -Five years. Our mission is to relieve the stress for children of the elderly who are working hard to fulfill their parents wishes to remain in their home.
We do this by providing hourly service anything from four hours per day up to twenty-four per day.


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August Sponsor – Kara Gamber

Kara Gamber, Kara Design Group, Inc.

Kara Design Group is a design and marketing company that helps small businesses grow by offering solutions through web design & development, print design, and photography services. Kara Design Group helps free up clients to focus on other aspects of their business while we focus on making their brands live up to their full potential.

Whether it’s creating a logo, shooting product or people images, optimizing an existing site, or launching a full-blown campaign, Kara Design Group values and encourages lifetime customer relationships, and enjoys helping clients flourish in business.

What makes Kara Design Group different from other companies is adherence to Google standards for both mobile-indexing and mobile speed. Why have a website that doesn’t work for you? We build, redesign, and optimize websites to be fast, look good on all devices, and bring clients like you more business.


July Sponsor – Tom Ruwitch

Tom Ruwitch, MarketVolt

MarketVolt is an email software and services firm that simplifies and accelerates the business of attracting leads, keeping prospects interested, closing profitable sales and maximizing the lifetime value of customer relationships. MarketVolt software empowers clients to create, deliver, track and automate email campaigns. MarketVolt also offers services for clients who don’t want to do it all themselves -- including content planning, graphic design, copywriting and editing, email production, marketing automation, and reporting.


June Sponsor – Lisa Oxenhandler

Lisa Oxenhandler, Recruiting For Growth

Kirkwood, MO – May 22, 2018 – Accomplished local recruiter, Lisa Oxenhandler, is now the owner of Recruiting for Growth, a recruiting/HR firm serving the St. Louis area and clients throughout the Midwest. Lisa previously served as a recruiter for Lisa Oxenhandler – HR Partner for Ideal Workplaces.

“We are literally recruiting for growth,” Oxenhandler said, noting her company itself is expanding its team. “Our goal is to use our many years of experience in recruitment management to help other businesses grow and find success through investing in a reliable, professional and productive employee base.”

More specifically, Recruiting for Growth’s mission is to introduce top talent for the appropriate role to companies who are profitable because they are employee-conscious. The company is committed to presenting only top-performing individuals who recognize their career flourishes as they contribute to their employer’s success by consistently exceeding expectations. This goal is backed by Recruiting for Growth’s one-year replacement guarantee to companies using its recruiting division.

“Everyone’s time is valuable, and we are considerate of that fact,” Oxenhandler said. “We pride ourselves in thoroughly screening candidates to ensure a mutually successful outcome.”

To learn more about the services Recruiting for Growth offers or if you are interested in joining their growing team, please visit or visit their LinkedIn page.

May Sponsor – Lori St. Clair

Lori St. Clair, On Target for Profitable Growth

On Target for Profitable Growth is a CFO, accounting and bookkeeping outsource service that helps small- and medium-sized businesses reduce costs, streamline financial processes and pursue profitable growth.



April Sponsor – Marc Metz

Marc Metz, Optimus Sales Group powered by Sales Xceleration

At Optimus Sales Group, we help company Presidents or CEO's of a small to medium size business with $ 1M to $ 25M in revenue that has reached the point where it has become difficult to grow their sales results without Experienced Sales Leadership and Oversight on the sales team.

- I assess your current sales team
- I handle all aspects of leading, developing, coaching and driving your sales team onsite
- I work hands-on with your sales team as they increase their sales readiness
- I deliver and implement your Sales Team's growth capabilities including Hiring, Compensation
Plans, CRM, Forecasting, Defined Sales Process, Sales Plans and much more....

- I work as your Fractional VP of Sales 1, 2 or 3 days per week on-site with your team.
- I execute my deliverables to your company under a written and detailed Scope of Work (SOW) that clearly describes how I deliver the discipline, accountability and needed sales infrastructure to build and grow your sales team and sales strategy.


March Sponsor – Nick Lamia

I bring more than 18 years of financial services experience to my clients and have served as an Edward Jones financial advisor since 1999.

I use an established process to organize, protect, build and transfer wealth by helping others identify key goals. I then personalize tailored solutions to help them work toward those objectives. I partner with my clients throughout their lives to keep them on track.

As a result of reflecting on the past and looking to the future, I continue to enhance my professional vision, which is "to empower people to do the things that inspire them."

Personalized Financial Strategies
Retirement Savings Strategies
Estate & Legacy Strategies
Retirement Income Strategies
College Savings
Insurance & Annuities
Entrepreneurs & Business Owners


January 2019 Sponsor: Richard Terry

Richard Terry, Accolade Kitchen & Bath

Accolade Kitchen & Bath designs and installs luxurious and functional living spaces where my clients feel like they are on vacation. We accomplish this by turning their:

  • Kitchens into gourmet playgrounds
  • Bathrooms into spa-like retreats
  • Closets into personal sanctuaries

So, if you or your friends are feeling frustrated with your living spaces, let us show you how we can create an environment for you that feels like you're on vacation in your own home.

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October 2017 Sponsor: Wendy Breese

Wendy Breese,  Lemongrass Spa

I provide over 400 natural and organic skin care products for the entire family that are indulgent, purposeful and affordable. Our formulas contain beneficial organic essential oils, plant oils and botanical extracts for ultimate healing & health food for the skin! The products contain no harsh, toxic chemicals. Handcrafted items are free of parabens, mineral oil, formaldehyde, sodium laureth sulfate, propylene glycol and gluten.

My greatest passion is promoting our "Honor the Heros Campaign"! It is a way of giving back to those who serve and protect in our community whether they are police officers, firefighters, veterans, parents, teachers, nurses, daycare providers or whoever a hero is to someone!

I also provide an extraordinary opportunity for entrepreneurs to own their own business. It can provide part time or full time income in an exploding industry with one of the fastest growing companies within the industry!

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July 2017 Sponsor: Les Landes

Les Landes

Les Landes is President of Landes & Associates, a management consulting firm that provides services in team/organizational planning, marketing and public/media relations, organizational communication, employee engagement, performance improvement systems, executive coaching and meeting facilitation. The firm serves clients in various industries, as well as government, education and non-profit organizations.

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March 2017 Sponsor: Medici MediaSpace

Medici MediaSpace

Medici MediaSpace is a collaborative, membership-based community located in St. Louis, Missouri. We are dedicated to building and growing businesses, cultivating an abundance mindset, and developing processes that enable people to be part of flexible, but disciplined projects. We are creating an infrastructure of productive collaboration that is valued and rewarded. We are supporting and connecting the next generation of media plus entrepreneurs, innovators and artists by providing industry resources, mentorship, opportunities, workshops and special events.

For more information and our success stories, please visit the Medici MediaSpace website