Info & Ops: 6/6/12

Hello to All,

I am looking for a salesperson to take over our St Louis West territory. We are an industry leader in providing effective fundraising programs to school and youth groups. Please take a minute to forward these details to family, friends, co-workers and other networking partners. What better accomplishment can you have then finding someone a new career. And we pay $1000 for any referral that results in a hire.

We are looking for someone that is:

1) Wanting or needing to make more money
2) Interested in working for an industry leader
3) A self-motivated person with the desire to succeed
4) An entrepreneurial spirited person that has a strong work ethic

Century has a lot to offer someone:

  • A great starting salary! In most cases, a salary higher than they are currently making.
  • This W-2 position also has the typical benefit package that is offered to corporate employees.
  • Great income potential! In addition to having an attractive starting salary, our sales people have a rapid increase of income.
  • Reps with over 3 years experience typically have an income level in the  $70,000– $75,000 range.
  • A great schedule! Our sales people’s work schedule follows the school schedule. They enjoy the customary break at mid-year, and the extended break in the summer.
  • A great book of business! There is already a foundation of business in place. 
  • The chance to join a great Company! Century has been a leader in the fundraising industry for 32 years.
  • Anyone is welcome to check out our website. (
  • A top-shelf training program! We provide all of our sales people with an excellent training program and all the necessary tools to be successful.

Tough times don’t last; Tough people do

John Carraro

Director of Recruiting
Century Resources, Inc


I’m seeking my next career opportunity in the IT field and I’m happy to relocate for the right position.  My resume that highlights my ability/knowledge/expertise in all computer matters  weather they are hardware or software related and additional skills that add to my knowledge base is enclosed. As a computer technician at my current place of employment, I brought in new accounts for the company and have maintained good relationships with existing accounts by providing customers with excellent service. I have designed and installed a multiple door Infinias keyless entry system for Quincy University, my work was recognized by the university through their interest in having me install the same system throughout their campus. As a testament to my ability to work with team members and provide excellent service to customers, I have been invited regularly at the Chaddock school in Quincy, IL to assist the IT team with computer upgrades and maintenance.  

 If you have questions, please contact me by phone at 636-970-9331 or by e-mail at and I look forward to hearing from you.

Huan Lupescu



 I have a dear friend who is neat, reliable,  has good credit and needs to find one or two bedroom on a first floor with w/d hookup (or included) in a safe neighborhood for $500-600 month.  Preferably St Charles county area as she works for Francis Howell school district……and I’m believing with her that one of our great network of friends has the perfect place.  She doesn’t need it until the fall…..but want to see what’s out there.

Also, I want to say thank you for being the point of contact for this wonderful format J.   I will be sure to stay connected even from back East as I’ll be heading to the east coast by the end of June!

Sherley Bootsma (OLeary)


Good Morning,

 The latest Missouri Women’s Council newsletter highlighting the council’s activities and upcoming events of interest can be found at

 Please mark your calendars for The Competitive Advantage: Women Competing in Business event on August 7th, 2012 in Jefferson City.  Our keynote speaker will be Becky Sheetz-Runkle, the author of Sun Tzu for Women.  The event is targeted towards women in business and/or women that are looking to obtain a competitive edge in the workplace.  If you are interested in more information or to register for the event, please visit

 Thank you for your continued support,

 Missouri Women’s Council


 The website is up and live:

To sign up, just select the “Sign Up Now!” button at the top of the site.

Please send your comments, suggestions, or even complaints to:

We hope you join us as we grow this revolutionary line of high fashion/high quality products. 

Katy Kruze

LumiVid Partner


There is an event coming up in a few weeks that I thought you should know about.  Dr. Stacey Maxwell-Krockenberger has been working with Dr. Jack Canfield to help others Live the Life of their dreams.  Dr. Stacey will present in St. Louis on Saturday, June 9 to a select group of men and women who are ready to establish the Lifestyle they want and deserve.  Here are the details for your consideration and attached is a flyer.

 What is… “Live the Life of Your Dreams with Passion” Event?

Come experience a Dynamic Day that will accelerate positive change in your personal and business life. Be engaged and discover the breakthrough. Be challenged .. overcome roadblocks, secure new building benefits. Your investment will provide you a lasting and sustainable return. Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell-Krockenberger and the Peace Love Wings team has designed this program with goals of measurable positive impact on the lives of fellow achievers.  Simply put, we commit to you that this will be an Opportunity to Accelerate your life and serve your business to the highest potential.

When and where?

On Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 9 am – 5 pm, at the St. Louis Frontenac Hilton Hotel (just south of Highway 40 at Lindbergh).

Why should you come?

Live the Life of Your Dreams with passion event provides learning and sharing with dynamic people to establish the Lifestyle You Deserve. As a person who desires more than the status quo, the “Live the Life of Your Dreams with Passion” Event is the Right Place for YOU! A gathering of professionals from across the globe that unite to meet new people, see old friends, learn new perspectives of thought from leaders on a variety of topics, grow both personally and professionally, share their expertise by giving back to accelerate positive change.

 Who should attend?

  • You are tired of trial and error … Achieve clarity and focus on proven systems and strategies of high-performers with positive channels.
  • You want a specific strategic plan for your business and your life … Create your business plan, Be the entrepreneur, executive leader with Your remarkable difference.
  • You develop a systematic approach to business and life reaching the next level of High Value … make this investment and position yourself to excel.
  • You want to share and exchange ideas, resources and business content with other high-level professionals with Passion. ~

 Expectations for each attendee of the Live the Life of Your Dreams with Passion Event:

  • Acceleration in overcoming roadblocks…turn Stress into Success Acceleration in your Health and Wellness for Life.
  • Acceleration in the intimacy of your most important Relationships.
  • Acceleration in your Contribution to Society and Charitable Endeavors … in the Quality of Your Life.
  • At the conclusion of “Live the Life of Your Dreams with Passion Event” Begin your vision with positive tools to be a catalyst for change and growth of a New Day!

 If YOU are truly ready to position yourself, Own your Power and Strengths in life… this workshop is for YOU!  Dr. Stacey Maxwell is a Premier Life & Business Coach, Bachelor’s of Science Degree Human Biology and Major in Psychology.  Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Medicine, Author, Speaker, Humanitarian and successful business owner of Peace Love Wings® LLC.  Contact her at 636-479-9572 or e-mail: if you have any questions about the event.

 For more information and to secure a ticket please click here:

 To Your Style,
Donna Gamache

Succeeding In Spite of Everything – New #1 Best Seller

Here’s my shameless plug of the year … I’m a co-author in the just released book “Succeeding In Spite of Everything” we’ve already broken into the OVERALL TOP 100 on Amazon with a ranking of #80 on our first day of pre-orders.  I’m now a #1 Best-Selling Author, in not just one, but over half a dozen categories!  How cool is that.  I’m be selling them on my own website very soon wish a special bonus offering … if you can’t wait to order yours go to

Strategic Business Development is a MUST.

Strategic Business Development is a MUST for all entrepreneur and small business owners.  At minimum your team should set business foundational Objectives and goals annually in these four categories:

  1. Financial Objectives
  2. Customer & Sales Objectives
  3. System & Operational Objectives
  4. Team Development & Company Culture Objectives

Often solo-preneurs feel this process is not necessary because the are a one person show and already know what they are after.  However, I must remind entrepreneurs and business owners that a SUCCESSFUL and PROFITABLE business in never a one person show.  Even Solopreneurs have mentors, advisors, administrators, legal advisors, insurance agents, accountants and ofter other outsourced team players that need to know and understand your company’s objectives and timelines.

Part II on setting your Objectives and assigning them resources in a set timeline will be coming next … stay tuned!

Info & Ops 5/7/12


Hello Everyone,

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to get an update out.  It seems my bi-monthly update is becoming a monthly update.  Just too much to get up with parent health issues, client deadline and just plan life to handle so some things have to give once in a while.  I’ve been doing some list combining so I have added some of you to my bi-monthly update so just let me know if you do NOT want to get my updates and I’ll be happy to remove you from this list.  I share anything that comes across my desk that I feel might help someone or be of interest.  Please help me pass this information on to those you know might benefit from it.  You can also always find this information on my blog at .

 I did had some wonderful news at the end of last with one of my clients in Virginia.  I had been working with Karen of The Feeling Friends for the past 9 months setting up her business foundation and preparing her for 2 million in seed funding.  Well, we had our second major pitch to Venture Capitalist last Thursday and she was given a terrific acquisition offer.   I’m so excited for her and I’ve been ask to be a part of her executive team.   Needless to say a lot of negotiations and decision lie ahead. 

 We are looking for an Executive Product Manager… Retail Product Launch Experience a Must.   Please send resumes to

 I hope everyone else is doing well and be sure to drop me a note if there is something I can share for you.  MK





 I am the fellow looking for a System Engineer.  When we sent the job description we didn’t include our contact information and I apologize for that.   Please feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have a referral.   My contact information is below:


O. Sam Ackley, CEO/COO

DCS Holdings Group, LLC

1550 Wall St., Ste 212

St Charles, MO 63303

Ph: 314-282-2357

Cell: 407 739 0897

Fax: 314-558-0051


I am searching for a full-time permanent employee for an International Machine company in Belleville.  This person needs to be familiar with international shipping rates and contracts.  This person will be negotiating the details of the contracts, so a background in logistics, shipping, or purchasing would be preferred.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, but not required.  There will be 10-25% travel. 

 I also have an entry level customer service position for a disability claims company in West Belleville.  This is a temp-to-hire position.  Previous customer service experience is required. 

 Thank you again for your help.  I look forward to networking with you.

 I also have a local chiropractor that is searching for a part-time office assistant to help with scheduling, answering phones, and greeting patients.  This position will also be assisting with insurance claims.  This is a part-time permanent position.  The hours they are looking for are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from noon-6:30.  Thank you

 Thank you,
Jessica Fritz
Employment Solutions, Inc.
Fax: 618-566-9715


Here is our current HotList of positions (See Attachment: St. Louis Territory Hot List) we have an immediate need for. And as always, please go to our website for a list of all our positions at 

 I hope we can help!

Christine Medley

Christine Medley I Business Development Representative I Commercial

W: 636.970.1400 I M: 314.517.6226 I F: 636.970.1422  

5957 Suemandy Drive, St Peters, MO 63376


In case any of your readers are looking for positions, I thought I’d pass along this news release.

NARS is looking for 420+ positions in St. Charles –


Hi Mary Kay,

 I’m a friend of Sheila Rowland’s and she passed along your information to me because I am looking to hire someone.  How does this process usually work?  Do you need me to send you the job description? 

Thank you for your help,

Susan Reno

Pinnacle Billing & Collections, Inc.
ph: (314) 495-6023
fax: (888) 770-2935



 I have worked in the Jan/San Industry for over 20 years.  Holding positions starting as a warehouse person, customer service (service counter), parts department manager and lastly, purchasing agent.  I have experience with satisfying customer needs on the front line as well as behind the scenes in a support role.  My experience in inventory control, people skills, along with my problem solving techniques have gotten me promoted along the way.  I am a perseverant, detail-oriented individual, with excellent negotiating skills that create results.

 I believe Amy has forwarded you my Resume and I am including a cover letter for you as well.  Since I am currently laid off feel free to call me anytime with questions.  I appreciate any opportunities you can send my way.

Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Steven Monko – Resume Attached


Marilyn Westenberger recommended I send you my a resume (see attached resume).  I’m in between jobs at this time and open in regards to my next career move.  As you can see on my resume’, my background is mostly in sales, but also includes buyer experience.

 Marilyn also sent your blog link which will be greatly beneficial to business owners and associates.

 Your time and assistance is appreciated.  I look forward to meeting you someday.


Thank you,


Craig Collier
Phone 636-485-2810
Fax: 636-561-1268


If anyone can be of help please contact John Thrower ( – blessings – Tom

 Charles H Sachse

49 Berkshire Drive – Washington, MO 63090-4628 – (636) 221-1204 –


Executive Summary

Accomplished business professional with extensive account management experience working with Fortune 500

companies across multiple industries. Proven ability to develop and manage business relationships into sales.

Adept at problem solving and able to coordinate diverse teams to implement solutions. Technical background with

the ability to learn new technologies.

  Dr. Tom Hill


FYI – contact Sam if you have any suggestions .   See Entry Level System Engineer Resume attached – T


Dr. Tom Hill



 I want to let you know that the Women’s Financial Education Facebook page: “Women’s Financial Education Zone”, is up and I have my first few posts.

and my BlogCash Chat” is live and I have my first two posts up. 

These will be linked to the WFES website and the Women’s Empowerment Center site shortly.  I just sent the information out to the WFES participants, so hopefully the Facebook page will have enough likes soon to have a simple URL.  If you have a Facebook presence – please feel free to “like” the page!


 Suzanne Zemelman Gellman, M.S., J.D.

Consumer Economics Specialist

University of Missouri Extension






I work with an organization Caliente for the Cure we do a 2 hour Zumba Class the night before the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of the 100% of the registration fees and a portion of the T-shirt sales goes to Susan G. Komen St. Louis.   We are a Susan G. Komen Affiliate this year.  We are looking for Sponsors, Table vendors, and donations for door prizes and raffle items for our event on June 22, 2012.   We expect 1000 attendees this year!


If anyone would like to know more about our sponsor levels, having a table at the event or donating, door prizes or raffle items please contact me and I will be happy to provide additional information.


Thank you,

 Chris Warren

Caliente for the Cure – Registration



Check out  if you need help making all the business card you collect useful – mk


Check out this terrific Women’s Group Organization that offers a lot of FREE and great low cost business webinars among connecting with some terrific women:

 __________________________________________________________________________ Missouri House of Represtatives Report – Week 12 – Attached


MK…a good friend of mine, Sean Keough, has finally decided to sell his home that sits right across the street from Lindenwood.   Anyway, maybe you could send this out with one of your blasts.  It’s not job related, but I know it would help him greatly to sell sooner than later. 



 This is an event that I think  you would enjoy and would appreciate you passing it on to your email list. You would enjoy meeting her as she is also on the same path.  She has been working and training with Jack Canfield for the last  few years.

 Tessa Greenspan




Friday, June 1, 2012

Zonta Club of St. Charles presents

Zonta Yellow Rose Celebration & 50th Anniversary


Motivational Speaker | Personal Power | Confidence and Courage Coach

DeLores Pressley:

Check her out at:

Honoring Outstanding Women of St. Charles County and a “Good Guy”

To benefit the Zonta Marlene Fraser Memorial Scholarship Fund at

St. Charles Community College & Local Community Service Projects



Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Peters

Vendor Expo Area opens at 10:30 am




Yellow Rose Chair: Kelly Haskett    636-398-5000

Vendor Co-Chairs: Mary Morak    636-441-4811

                                   Or – Diana Mayfield   314-583-5599

Table Captain: Roxianne Sheda 314-610-9200

President, Gladys Schubach   636-236-1106





Clean Eating Living Well is proud to be hosting our first “Living Well” event “Dinner on the Doc”

Friday, May 11th at 6:30 pm for an informative evening on how our bodies react and respond to stress
MUST RSVP at to choose your complementary dinner and to read more about Dr. Strakla

Sunday, May 27th This Months Clean Eating Living Well Workshop at 1:00

Topic: The Art of pairing Vinegars & Oils, come taste what all the “FASS” is about!

If you have been reading your labels you know it’s impossible to find a salad dressing or a marinade that is free from chemicals and sugar. I have found the perfect answer for you. Vom Fass! 

Join us for this tasty and very informative field trip! Come ready to eat after we have a personalized tour of the store and learn about the oils and vinegars we get to make our own personal dressing for our salads!

VOM FASS stores house the nation’s widest, cask-borne selection of the finest fruit vinegars, exquisite oils, selected wines, exclusive liqueurs and an incredible choice of spirits, all bought from the cask. Selling straight from the cask to the customer harks back that intimacy originally found when customers used to buy directly from the producer. It’s like going ‘back to the old times, back to our roots’ and brings back memories of the past.

Vom Fass Recipes

VOM FASS St. Louis
7314 Manchester Road
Maplewood MO, 63143
(314) 932-5262


   Maya Café  
   2726 Sutton Blvd  
   Maplewood, MO 63143   

Life is change. I adapt easily to the new. I accept life past, present and future with Joy! LOOK FOR …. Clean Eating Living Well to take on a whole NEW FACE J

 Happy Eating,

Sheila Rowland





On a fun note … please meet the newest addition to our family.  Snickers ;0) … is our second long haired Dashund.  I got him for my birthday last month. Don’t you just love him?

                     11 Lemans Place
                     Lake St Louis, MO 63367
                     Office Phone: 636.352.2229
                     Business Cell: 314.494.8562
                     Fax: 636.352.4147

rethink inc – Founder & Strategic Business Developer






A Must Have: Value Proposition Statement

A value proposition is a statement of the business tangible outcomes or results that you deliver to you clients.  It should clearly and concisely describes the unique value of a company’s products and services. Phrased differently, it is the company’s core objectives, which break through the marketing noise and set it apart from the competition.

Business Drivers of Significance (Primary reason why client need you … compliance, funding, goods, sales, productivity)
Movement (Increase / Decrease/ Strengthen/ Save)
Process (Unique Methods)
Success Factors & Metrics (Time Frame / Dollar Amount / Percentages)

The statement must identify at least one unique value. For example, a small bakery’s value proposition could state that it bakes all its in-store products the same day: “Always fresh. Guaranteed every day.”

Examples of powerful value proposition include “Google is the search engine of the world” and “Wal-Mart is the leader in low prices and huge selection.”

Something has to give.

You love running your own business. The work. The excitement of your idea. The satisfaction of seeing your own work completed.

But running a business is eating you alive. Your time, money and energy. Your business is consuming it all so much so that you never have a chance to work on your business because you are constantly in it.

Something has to give.

I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to make a choice between your life and your business. You can have them both. And enjoy them both.

But you have to get on top of your business first. I’m here to help you do that.

I’m here to help you:

  1. Calm the day-to-day with simple step-by-step process
  2. How to focus your where you need to focus your brilliance
  3. where you are at in the business development sequence
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  5. how to build team to address those challenges as well as how to operate and fund your business until it is sustainable, scaleable and profitable

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