Jonathan Babcock, an associate with Forsyth Advisors, and Cale Prokopf, president of Rooftech Consulting Inc., joined the operations board of the Buddy Fund.
American Direct Marketing Resources LLC donated $10,000 to the Veterans Business Resource Center to support programs that assist military veterans and their families with entrepreneurship.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONSEstate planning law firm TuckerAllen announced its spinoff from the law firm of Lewis Rice LLC and subsequent merger with Cordell Planning Partners. The combined entities will operate under the TuckerAllen brand and will operate as an independent law firm.
MILESTONESSIHF Healthcare marked 35 years in service.
Solomon Turner Multimedia Public Relations is celebrating its 30th year in business.
MORE BUSINESSSalama Crown, at 1513 North 13th Street, is now offering U-Haul products and services.
NEW BUSINESSAttorney Jennifer R. Piper opened Family Ally, a law firm specializing in domestic law, at 130 South Bemiston Avenue in Clayton.
Restructuring adviser Lloyd Palans opened a boutique consulting firm, Palans Consulting LLC, to provide strategic business planning for select clients.
OPENINGSBuild-A-Bear Workshop opened a new location:
• 415 South 18th Street, St. Louis
Club Fitness opened a new facility:
• 739 Gravois Bluffs Boulevard, Fenton
PARTNERSHIPLarson Financial Group, which offers financial services to physicians and dentists, is partnering with Mylo, a Lockton company, to provide insurance advice and products. Larson previously met the insurance needs of clients in 48 states through MedInsure Group, an internal division whose client base will now be serviced by Mylo.
PROJECTSConstruction began on a $5 million, 15,000-square-foot early childhood learning center called the Primrose School of Ballwin at 15031 Manchester Road. Scheduled to open this summer, the school will be able to provide education and care to more than 200 children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, plus before- and after-school care for children up to 12 years.