The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers gave these annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards: Diversity & Inclusion Organization Excellence, Missouri Department of Transportation and Stifel Bank & Trust; Minority & Woman Business Enterprise, Simms Building Group, and Diversity Inclusion Champions, Beth Barton of Tarlton Corp., Dennis Lower of Cortex and Ron Unterreiner of Rhodey Construction.
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Maryland Heights-based BSR Services private snow and ice removal company purchased new liquid salt application machinery plus two tanker trucks for faster and more environmentally friendly road treatment.
First Community Credit Union employees donated more than $2,000, which was used to fill two SUVs full of diapers, wipes and toys that they delivered to Nurses for Newborns Foundation of St. Louis.
Dierbergs Markets employees delivered more than 10,000 donated cans of food to Operation Backpack, Operation Food Search’s program designed to decrease childhood hunger in the St. Louis area. Dierbergs customers purchased and donated the requested canned foods.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Fenton-based Alliance Credit Union merged with St. Louis-based 1st City Credit Union. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sapaugh GM Country off Interstate 55 at Herculaneum is celebrating 30 years in business as a General Motors dealership.
4M Building Solutions was awarded a contract to clean Bank of America Plaza, an 800,000-square-foot high-rise office building in downtown St. Louis.
Holiday Inn Express opened another hotel:
• 4630 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, Mo. 63108
Love’s Travel Stop opened another gas station, restaurant and gift shop:
• Interstate 55
Hamel, Ill. 62046
Contegra Construction Co. completed the build-out of 42,000 square feet of specialty packaging space for Advanced Outsource Solutions at Alton Center Business Park in Alton.
Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis named Kara Smith of Belleville as its 2014 employee of the year for excelling in her roles as education coordinator and licensed practical nurse.
Cornerstone Mortgage Inc. was recognized as a top U.S. Department of Agriculture lender in Missouri for the second year in a row.
Fish Window Cleaning ranked No. 154 on the annual Franchise 500 list published by Entrepreneur magazine.
Commerce Bank ranked No. 9 on Forbes’ annual list of America’s 10 best banks.