October 2017 Around Town 10

POLICE STATION OFFERS 
SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE

Chesterfield police officers have designated a “safe exchange zone” in the city hall parking lot, which offers a meeting place for any legal exchange of goods or transactions. This zone is great to use for internet-initiated buy/trade/sell exchanges. Police officers say the area is well-lit and monitored by surveillance cameras. They add the zone often is used for amicable exchanges of student instruments.

JEWELER CELEBRATES 
Anniversary 
of relocation

While the Saettele Jewelers’ team members are used to helping others celebrate meaningful milestones, it’s their turn to be happy as the company’s employees observe their first business anniversary of relocating to Chesterfield, along with their 71st overall year of operations. The shop, located at 279 Lamp and Lantern Village, is an independent, family-owned store whose professionals sell jewelry, perform appraisals and handle repairs. They also offer an Honoring of Heroes program through which they grant a 15 percent discount to active military personnel, firefighters and police officers.

PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNIZED FOR WELLNESS CULTURE

UnitedHealthcare recognized the Parkway School District with a “Well Deserved” award for the district’s innovative wellness program that produced a culture of better health in the workplace for its employees. Parkway School District was one of 10 organizations across the United States presented with this UnitedHealthcare award. Fifteen wellness programs were implemented across the district for Parkway employees, such as providing an on-site gym, financial wellness education, mindfulness programs and mobile mammography.

NEW ICE ARENA AND 
SPORTS FACILITY COMING?

The former Hardee’s Iceplex in Chesterfield Valley was demolished this summer after the property was sold to a Dallas-based company to be turned into a Topgolf driving range and entertainment center. For the 2017 season, the Chesterfield Hockey Association converted The Field indoor soccer complex in Pacific into a temporary ice facility. Association leaders proposed a new, two ice sheet and multisports facility at the western end of the Valley, south of Interstate 64.

Founded in 1995, CHA is a nonprofit corporation for the development and operation of amateur youth hockey. The group enrolls about 400 players each fall season and hundreds more in the spring and summer leagues. Players range in age from 4 to 17 years old.

TRANQUILITY AWAITS AT NEW FLOAT SPA

Buoyant Float Spa, with sensory-free, gravity-free pod environments, opened July 1 in Chesterfield. Buoyant owner and wellness practitioner Mikell Miller-Rush says float therapy helps negate many health issues, such as joint pain, emotional challenges, post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep-related problems. The approach works through salt water removing 80 percent of the gravity usually felt by bodies.

Each pod room is fully private. Miller-Rush says each float pod is completely emptied of the salt solution between guests, and wiped out before being refilled in front of the next guest. Buoyant Chesterfield has three pods, made for solo experiences only.

Floating was invented by John C. Lilly in 1954 at the National Institute of Mental Health.

FAMILY FUN DAY 
HELPFUL TO ALL

Chesterfield residents recently were treated to Family Fun Day, complete with complimentary gun locks and drug disposal bags from Chesterfield police officers. A mini Safety Town was set up for youth to test their safe driving and street crossing skills. A St. Louis County Police K-9 Unit attended, and participants could view police vehicles and equipment.

WILL CHESTERFIELD 
LICENSE BUREAU REOPEN?

The Missouri license bureau at 1711 Clarkson Road closed this summer after managers of the nonprofit organization operating the office, Mid-America Transplant Services, opted not to renew their management contract. At press time, state Department of Revenue managers were combing through bids from new potential operators.

CHESTERFIELD LIFESTYLE PUBLISHERS SUPPORT SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY

Chesterfield Lifestyle co-publishers Kelley Lamm and Gordon Montgomery served as celebrity waiters at BRAVO! Cucina Italiana restaurant August 24 at West County Center to help generate funds during the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s annual Celebrity Waiters Night. More than $125,000 was raised that evening among celebrities assisting at three restaurants. All proceeds benefit the organization’s mission of assisting abused children and preventing neglect of local youths.

NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR 
JOINS CHESTERFIELD

Joan Jadali became Chesterfield’s new finance director as of September 5 She is responsible for the city’s accounting, budget preparation, grants, payroll and benefit administration and personnel functions, as well as issuing licenses to businesses within Chesterfield.

Previously, Jadali was the assistant city manager and finance director for Webster Groves, Missouri. She has 17 years of experience in finance and municipal government. She is a certified public finance officer and employee benefits specialist who earned her master’s degree from Iowa State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Missouri State University.

Jadali regularly speaks at Government Finance Officers Association conferences.

Mike Geisel, Chesterfield city administrator, says he is confident Jadali will continue the “legacy of exceptionalism” produced by Chesterfield’s staffers.

BLOW-DRY BAR CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY

Blo St. Louis blow dry bar team members at 1644 Clarkson Road just celebrated their one-year anniversary in Chesterfield with giveaways and special prices for customers. “Bloers,” also known as stylists, concentrate only on catwalk-quality hair blowouts, including updos and braids, as well as makeup services. Blo franchise partner Tanya Popp was the first to launch Blo in Missouri and is the only Show-Me State location to date. She says there are no cuts, no color: “Just wash, blo, go.” The Blo hair menu starts with seven distinct options. They can handle wedding parties, groups, private parties and make arrangements to provide on-site services.