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BEEKEEPERS CONFERENCE

More than the termperature may be sticky next month when local beekeeper Jane Sueme, owner of Isabees.com, addresses colleagues from across the U.S. at a three-day conference of beekeepers July 12-14 at UMSL. . .Stickhead Lacrosse, Missouri’s only lacrosse and field hockey store, has changed its name to Stickstop.  No one will be surprised to learn that it’s located in Frontenac. . .St. Louis’ MarketVolt, owned by Tom Ruwitch, and Wilson Monnig Creative, owned by Melissa Wilson, has struck a partnership.  That on the heels of Wilson Monnig’s recognition at IABC’s Bronze Quill Award with Monsanto, Reliv International and Savvis.

SHAUN HAYES’ LATEST VENTURE

Although bruised, along with three other defendants, with a judgment of more than $10 million in unpaid loans to Bank of America, Shaun Hayes continues to invest.  This time, he’s about to bow more Cecil Whitaker’s pizza stores…Keith Buckner, erstwhile maitre d’ at Balaban’s (now Herbie’s Vintage ’72), has become gm of the Racquet Club-West.  Had Buckner still been at the popular CWE dinery, he would’ve congratulated Mark Schnuck and his glamorous wife, Stephanie, on Schnucks’ Desco real estatery, which Schnuck said “has 97 percent occupancy” among all its holdings. . .Cort Schneider of Schneider Real Estate, was elected 2011 president-elect of the St. Charles County Association of Realtors.  And co-worker Grant Hickman will now sit on the SCCAR board of directors.  Wilson Monnig Creative repped both campaigns. . . Our town’s team of Dan Borgmeyer (Borgmeyer Marketing Group) and Melissa Wilson of Wilson Monnig have been selected to tout the largest pre-owned car dealership in Arkansas in addition to the Breeden Auto Group, whose brands include Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai and Kia. . .KSDK, Channel 5’s talented reporter Ann Rubin and Spencer Maughan of Bay City are getting serious.  “We met in junior high school in Chicago,” sighed Rubin. . .Rebecca Vossmeyer, 19, has been adopted by John Sandberg, a senior partner at Sandberg, Phoenix & Von Gontard, said his wife, Celeste Vossmeyer, of  Thompson Coburn. Rebecca, who is now a Sandberg,  is a student at George Washington University, beamed her mom at Bob’s Seafood, where she sought advice on preparing sea scallops. . .Bistro 1130 has parted company with Chef Marc Felix and owners Eric and Mikki Jones Mirianne have dubbed Karim Bouzzammour as top toque. . .

COL’M LATER STARTERS

The Public Relations Society-St. Louis chapter celebrated its 60th anniversary at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and drew some of our town’s high-powered practitioners. Helmed by its prez Carolyn Green and John G. Boul, manager of global media relations at Edward Jones, who was responsible for luring the keynote speaker – John A. Byrne, editor-in-chief of BusinessWeek.com and exec editor of Business Week magazine. Byrne is also an author of eight books on business.  With his wife, Kate, Byrne had some interesting points he shared with the columnist on the state of the media. “To survive, The New York Times will have to have an endowment unless it reinvents its business model,” he said. “If print survives, subscribers will have to pay or it will have to create something for which people will pay.” Then, Byrne opiined, “Print advertising will never come back. And, online advertising will never offset the decline in print advertising, unless it’s offering something truly valuable.” Turning to Business Week, Byrne lamented, “This is the toughest week in the 80-year history of Business Week in which (parent company) Bloomberg is laying off employees.Kate told a gaggle of guests, that John has 17,000 followers on Twitter. On hand at the celebration was Jeff Cannon,  associate dean and director of undergraduate programs at WashU at the Olin School of Business, who boasted about its offering of majors in healthcare management. “We have 3,000 applicants of which 150 are accepted,” he said. Here ‘n there among the crowd were PR practitioners David Craig, Billy Brennan, Kareem Smith, Gary Ford, Jim Wolfe, Les Landes and Melissa Wilson.

And, to think, PR practitioners are starving in China!


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