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JANUARY 23, 2013 WEST NEWSMAGAZINE NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM With more than 146 years of successful operation, Commerce Bank offers financial strength and stability. Attesting to this, Commerce Bancshares, Inc., was ranked No. 9 in Forbes’ (12/18/2012) list of America’s Best Banks for 2012. Commerce is also rated No. 4 on Bank Director magazine’s 2012 Top 150 Bank Performance Scorecard. Commerce operates as a supercommunity bank – large enough to provide a wide range of financial products and services and yet deliver them like a community bank with personal service. Offering a full range of financial products, including business and personal banking, wealth management, financial planning and investment services, Commerce is able to provide financial solutions to meet the specific needs of each of its customers. As a customer-driven company, Commerce Bank goes beyond offering financial advice and services to consumers. According to Angela Schreck, senior vice president and group manager, west region, “Commerce employees share a strong commitment to volunteerism, and support countless organizations and initiatives in an The West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce serves eight municipalities, including Ballwin, Clarkson Valley, Ellisville, Manchester, Twin Oaks, Valley Park, Wildwood, Winchester and parts of unincorporated West St. Louis County. For 55 years since its inception, it has continued to improve and grow. West County Chamber is a professional organization dedicated to representing its members, promoting and enhancing businesses, advancing community interests and overall quality of life. Chamber membership is much more valuable than any list of services and benefits one could possibly communicate. That is because the real value is in the relationships developed, the connections made and the opportunities taken advantage of through time spent with other members—either virtually or in person. That said, there are indeed quite a number of direct, tangible benefits that members can use from Day 1, making the investment in membership a smart move. A great resource for the community, West County Chamber strives to be a leader in supporting West St. Louis County’s economic development, to continue growth in membership and services and to be seen as a focal point effort to give back to the community. The West County management team serves on the boards of 10 not-for-profit organizations in the community.” Commerce Bank is a subsidiary of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., a $20.9 billion regional bank holding company. For more than 146 years, Commerce Bank has been meeting the financial services needs of individuals and businesses throughout the Midwest region. Commerce Bank Chesterfield, 1699 Clarkson Road Creve Coeur, 12275 Olive Street Ellisville, 16303 Truman Road Eureka, 203 East 5th Street Fenton, 487 Old Smizer Mill Road Manchester, 14317 Manchester Road Maryland Heights, 12633 Dorsett Road Town & Country, 1090 Schnucks Woods Mill Plaza Twin Oaks, 858 Meramec Station Road (314) 746-8700 Carla, Lori & Deb for networking among West St. Louis County businesses, cities, schools and other community organizations. “While members certainly benefit the more they get involved in the Chamber’s many offerings, the Chamber’s staff and committees are continuously working behind the scenes to provide a return on investment to its members through its advocacy,” said Lori A. Kelling, president. For more information or to become a member, call or go online today. “Our new website offers great info for not only our members but also the community at large, such as with our community events calendar that anyone can take advantage of,” Kelling said. West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce 15965 Manchester Road, Suite 102 Ellisville (636) 230-9900 I business profiles I 39 Visitors to Two Shamrocks Public House can count on finding two things: true Irish hospitality and delicious, made-from-scratch food, both served in generous portions. “We want to be the friendliest place in O’Fallon,” said John Harris, who with Gordon Reiter co-owns Two Shamrocks. “Everyone that comes through that door is important to us, and we’ll do anything it takes to keep them coming back.” Open less than a year, Two Shamrocks already enjoys a strong base of regular customers who return for the camaraderie, fresh, house-made food and libation from a bar featuring the area’s largest selection of Irish brews, ciders and whiskies. Chef Joe Biondo and Harris created Two Shamrocks’ menu, which is highlighted by delicious meats smoked on-site daily, house-cured corned beef, and a slow-roasted beef used on the Beef and Boursin – a sandwich of seasoned, roasted pulled beef and creamy, herbed Boursin cheese served on a French roll. “We hear from people every day Whether shopping for a single window treatment, redecorating the entire house or seeking the solution to a complex design challenge, Express Blinds & Draperies has the knowledge and expertise to help put it all together. Locally owned and operated since 1986, Express Blinds & Draperies takes its long-term commitment to the St. Louis area seriously and is proud of the American-made, professional products and services it provides. The ability of Felicia Cox at Express Blinds & Draperies to create the perfect window treatments for your home or office is unmatched. Exceptional and affordable solutions for all your window treatment needs will be met with Felicia’s polished design skills, the superior craftsmanship of Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, and the accomplished expertise of the installation department. Express Blinds & Draperies, an industry leading Hunter Douglas Window Fashions “Showcase” dealer, features the exclusive Alustra collection. For this collection, Hunter Douglas has thoughtfully coupled contrasting design elements – from colors and materials to shapes and textures – for a decidedly that the Beef and Boursin is the best sandwich they’ve ever had,” Harris said. Traditional pub foods like Buffalo Chicken Dip and Spicy Pulled Pork Quesadilla featuring house-smoked pulled pork share the menu with classic fare, like the New York Strip and Grilled Salmon. Other options include Irish Nachos, the half-pound Rock Burger, and Frickles – the buttermilk-battered, deep-fried pickles. Homemade soups, chili, salads and chef-baked desserts like apple pie with cinnamon ice cream and caramel Irish cream sauce round out the menu. “Everything on the menu is someone’s favorite,” Harris said. “We couldn’t take anything off without someone asking what happened to it.” Two Shamrocks Public House 3449 Pheasant Meadow Drive O’Fallon (636) 294-6555 Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-midnight Felicia Cox, Interior Designer innovative perspective on incredible window fashion design “I fully absorb myself in all window treatment design projects, but enjoy mostly the reward of seeing a client thrilled with a custom treatment created just for their home. Designing cornices and draperies allows me to tune into my creative side. I’m delighted by the different colors of fabrics, the feel of different textures and blending them all together in order to conceive a one-ofa-kind treasure,” she says. “I just want to listen to my customers and give everybody what they need. I am with the job from start to finish.” Express Blinds & Draperies is the sister company to Ooh La La Home Furnishings, which sells unique furnitureand accessories. Please call to set up your free in home consultation, or visit their newly expanded showroom and design studio. Express Blinds & Draperies 17701 Edison Ave. • Chesterfield (636) 532-3353


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