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Chesterfield Sports Fusion

Team Motivation. Employee Recognition. Bond Building.

Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional corporate event or holiday party? Let Chesterfield Sports Fusion be your solution. “We offer corporate recreation and team building events for groups of 20 to 250,” says Greg Hoffmann, managing partner of the local family-owned business. “Whether they are looking for a fun and relaxing ice breaking event or a competitive team building event with specific objectives, we ensure that our clients get what they need.”

Chesterfield Sports Fusion offers a variety of fun, indoor activities that appeal to a broad range of physical abilities. “Our attractions such as laser tag and dodge ball bring groups together in ways other activities cannot,” says Hoffmann. “I hear from groups on a regular basis that their staff is still talking about their event at Sports Fusion for weeks and months after their event.”

As a locally, family owned business itself, the owners of Sports Fusion understand the motivations and goals behind hosting an off-site business event. With a new corporate meeting room that can accommodate up to 80 people for a comfortable off-site meeting venue before or after recreation, the space hosts all types of corporate meetings whether the focus is moral improvement, stress relief, recognition and reward or any other reason a business has to get their people off site and relating to each other in new and exciting ways. “We are a great way for them to create memories and bonds that are not related to the usual work environment,” says Hoffmann.

Carmody MacDonald P.C.


Building Client Relationships and Fostering Business Growth for More Than 30 Years

In 1981, Donald R. Carmody, John E. Hilton, and Leo H. MacDonald, Sr. founded Carmody MacDonald P.C., a law firm that focused on building close relationships with clients and providing premium-quality yet cost-effective legal services. Today, the spirit of collegiality and client-focused culture that began more than 30 years ago has only grown stronger, and its attorneys coordinate among their many years of experience and expertise to provide legal services addressing virtually every realm of corporate and individual needs. “The firm has a tradition of providing value-added legal services and business advice in many different areas,” says Carmody. The firm’s practice areas consist of: banking and finance, business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, financial restructuring and bankruptcy, litigation, real estate, taxation and trade associations, venture capital and private equity, among others.

In addition to the firm’s solid foundation, Carmody believes the unique capabilities and values of each attorney has helped to foster client relationships and guide the firm. “The attorneys [at Carmody MacDonald] bring several quality attributes to the table - enthusiasm, persuasiveness, creativity, persistence, confidence, strategic thinking, diligence, responsiveness, insightfulness and reliability,” he says. “A dedication of time and a commitment to the community are just two more functions of the life of an attorney at Carmody MacDonald.” Carmody says the firm is pleased to represent clients who share in these core values.

While cultivating relationships with clients has always been the focus at the firm, Carmody says his team is narrowing in on the entrepreneurial community. “We have a passion for innovation, collaboration and long-term relationships,” says Carmody. “While we are already a key player in the ‘emerging business’ or entrepreneur community, we are committed to investing more time, energy, and resources into regional startup businesses.” The firm believes its areas of expertise can help foster and fuel innovation in this segment of the St. Louis business community.

As Carmody MacDonald invests in the progress of the community and the firm as a whole, the attorneys aim to never lose sight of changing trends in the industry. “Our more seasoned attorneys mentor the younger attorneys in order to train, teach and support them as they mature and leverage their natural skills while building relationships,” says Carmody. In conclusion, there is a strong emphasis on teamwork and addressing successes when appropriate. Carmody says the successes should always be credited to the employees of the company.



Best Kept Office Furniture Secret in St. Louis

Since 1984, RBF Office Interiors has been serving business owners by fulfilling their office furniture needs at a local and national level. Despite this, many business owners aren’t aware of what RBF can do for them. “We are constantly told by local customers that we’re the best kept office fur­niture secret in St. Louis,” says Zach Mabery of RBF.

With the help of the experts at RBF, business owners can sole source their entire furni­ture purchase from start to finish including design, space planning, color selections, and installation. Offering a huge selection of new, used, and completely remanufactured office furniture, RBF carries such well-known brands as Steelcase, Herman Miller and Knoll. With an enormous warehouse and manufacturing facility you’re not just buying office furniture, you’re getting a complete solution. “We have two full-time designers skilled in Auto-CAD 2013 to assist with design, space planning, and color selections,” says Mabery. “We also have our own delivery and installation crews who have years of experience installing complex projects of several hundred cubicles or just a simple one office installation.”

While fulfilling clients’ needs, RBF is con­tinually developing new ways to stay one of the most environmentally friendly “GREEN” furniture manufactures. “RBF has always been a leader and innovator in the field of remanufactured office furniture looking for new ways to reuse, repurpose, and recycle in an effort to keep as much out of the landfill as possible,” says Mabery



Time to Review Fund Allocations

Since1998 Pension and Retirement Services, Inc. has been providing retirement plan services to businesses with one to 1,000 employees, handling all aspects of retirement planning from administration and education to consulting and investment services.

“Whether a 401(k), profit sharing or defined benefit plan,” says Dave Bruder, president of Pension and Retirement Services, “our services are designed to help everyone retire with dignity on their own terms, reduce plan sponsor liability and enhance employee loyalty.”

In order to help their clients maintain effective plans, the experts at Pension and Retirement Services assist plan sponsors in the monitoring of investments, as well as provide insight on the general savings and investment patterns of employees. “Proper diversification is critical to long-term success,” according to Bruder, “and recent market increases offer an excellent opportunity for employees to check their asset allocation for any imbalances.” Risk assessment quizzes and target-date funds can also be useful aids in keeping employees on course for retirement.

In everything they do, Pension and Retirement Services emphasizes a high level of customer care and service. To get started on a new plan or to improve your company’s existing retirement plan, contact Pension and Retirement Services today. Dave Bruder can be reached at dbruder@pars401k.com or (314) 966-0406.



Empowering through Language

Company Helps Owners and Employees Represent Their Companies Through Improved Language

An essential part of a successful business is the way in which it is represented by the business owner and his or her employees. The experts at English Empowerment regularly support business owners and their employees by helping non-native speakers to confidently represent their companies through language. “We believe that language is an instrument of power, which influences ones position in the world,” says Margaret MacAdam, founder of English Empowerment and ESL educator. “It’s our business and passion to empower our clients with American English to understand and be understood - the ultimate goal of all our communications.”

MacAdam and her team strengthen the position of owners by providing training in Business English and American English skills for specific purposes as business acquisition, collaboration and cultural adaptation skills, project management, business writing, oral presentations, pronouncement and accent.

Additionally, English Empowerment offers language skills training to support you and your employees, whether the goal is to help you earn more business, land a promotion or better job, and feel more confident while networking. The coaching provided by English Empowerment is always personalized for the individual.

For more information on how English Empowerment can support you or your employees, visit www.english-empowerment.com.



Data Dash, Inc.: Investing In Client Success

For Over 20 Years, Data Dash Has Helped Organizations Take Their Documents Digital

For over 20 years, the experts at Data Dash, Inc. have been helping businesses, non-profits and government agencies to take their documents digital. Sue Morton, president, believes business owners choose to partner with Data Dash because of its focus on being fast, accurate, dependable and flexible. “We invest in their success,” she says.

Because of Data Dash’s ability to work quickly and accurately, never missing deadlines while maintaining 99.5% accuracy, there’s no need to overpromise. “We don’t promise unless we can deliver,” says Morton. “We use the best tools to be efficient on each project. We understand one size does not fit all, so we are a custom shop.”

Services Data Dash can provide include: data entry, document scanning, lockbox/remittance processing, rebate processing and document imaging software that helps businesses go paperless and improve their workflow processes.

Benefits to business owners and organization leaders go beyond benefitting from the services themselves. “Our customers receive their work when expected or before,” says Morton. “It’s done right the first time, which saves them money. We export the data to our customer’s specifications so no rework is needed. This also saves time and money.”

With all work being completed at one of Data Dash’s local offices in St. Louis and Farmington, clients can rest assured that their data or documents are not being processed in a foreign country according to Morton. “They can have the peace of mind knowing their data and documents are processed in a secure and compliant U.S. facility that has passed many audits with flying colors,” she says.

For more information on how Data Dash can support your organization, call 800-211-5988 to have a free quote arranged on your next project or visit www.datadash.com for more information.

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