Faces & Places

April 1, 2008


The staff of Missouri Meetings & Events enjoyed a holiday progressive lunch on Friday, January 21, 2007. Appetizers were enjoyed at J. Buck’s Restaurant in West County. From left to right are Technology Consultant Michael Drury; Associate Editor/Graphic Designer Patti Curran; Vice President of Sales and Marketing Vikki Matthews; Publisher/Editor Joe Clote; and Director of Technology Keith Wheeler.


Enjoying the grand opening of Lumiere Place Casino and Hotel in downtown St. Louis are Missouri Meetings & Events’ Vikki Matthews with Ivie Clay and Who’s Who in Black St. Louis’ Ericca and Keith Antone Willis, Sr. The event took place on December 19, 2007.


At the state of the Hispanic Chamber of Metropolitan Saint Louis area meeting, the new board of directors for 2008 was introduced. Board members pictuyred from left to right are: Luis Martinez, New York Life Co.; Anisha Morrell-Charles, St. Louis Community College; Al Gonzalez, DOTec, Inc.; Jorge Riopedre, CarisMedia; David Fernandez, JDC System; Lupita Gomez, Monsanto; Mike Zambrana, Pangea Group; Lee Lewis, Enterprise Leasing.

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Marta’s, a family-owned upscale clothing and accessories boutique located in West St. Louis County, hosted its first annual benefit fashion show on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the Kemp Auto Museum in Chesterfield Valley. The event raised more than $12,000 for Ranken Jordan Pediatric Specialty Hospital. From left, clockwise, are Marta’s models; Ranken Jordan’s Lauri Tanner; and Lauren Gaska and Kemp Auto Museum’s Tom Savage.


The Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center recently hosted their 5th annual “Denim & Diamonds” Concert and Gala Event on November 9 and 10, 2007. Friday night’s concert at The Pageant, featuring New Orleans-based rock band Cowboy Mouth, drew more than 850 supporters and fans. Pictured is the board of the Saint Louis University Liver Center.


More than 350 guests enjoyed Saturday night’s gala at The Ritz Carlton-St. Louis, hosted by the Denim & Diamonds Honorary Chairs Lisa and Vic Turvey. (Vic is pictured with Paul Zemitzsch, Crystal Bettis and Dr. Robin Ude.) Both the Denim & Diamonds Concert and Gala events raised more than $330,000 for the Saint Louis University Liver Center.

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