Dovetail was awarded Best of Show honors from two insurance marketing associations, the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association and the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Funds, for a video series it produced for Missouri Employers Mutual. The agency also received the Gold Circle award for a membership retention and growth campaign for the American Optometric Association.
Drury Hotels is expanding in Tennessee, with a Drury Plaza Hotel set to open this winter in Nashville. It’s the company’s third location in Nashville and fifth in Tennessee.
Bayer donated $50,000 to the Missouri Farmers Care Drive to Feed Kids to help fight childhood hunger.
Allison Krepel, an attorney with Polsinelli, was named to the board of directors of Girls on the Run St. Louis.
The following were elected members of the advisory council of the Assistance League of St. Louis: Ann Bauer of The Center for Family Law; John Beuerlein, general partner at Edward Jones; Stacy Clay, senior vice president and director of community affairs at First Bank; Frankie Eichenberger, Gallup-certified strengths coach; Claire Vatterott Hundelt, executive director of the Marillac Mission Fund; and Judy Murphy, partner at RubinBrown LLP.
The African-American Credit Union Coalition elected Larry D. Sewell as vice chairman of its executive board of directors. Sewell is vice president of corporate partnerships and advocacy for Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union and its divisions.
Doe Run pledged a total of more than $15,000 to three Missouri school districts that have implemented STEM programs within elementary and middle schools. The funding will help enhance curriculum and buy new equipment for hands-on learning.
The Darden Foundation granted $16,000 to the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Darden Restaurants include Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, and The Capital Grille.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Ownership of Alton Steel Inc. was transferred to the company’s approximately 50 full-time salaried employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Beck Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC is now Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC.
Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of the Hazelwood School District, was named Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents.