Jim Sanft Concordia Plan Services

Concordia Plan Services Tailors Benefits To Churches, Schools

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Concordia Plan Services is an unusual entity in the highly competitive world of employee benefits. As an agency of The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, it’s not marketing to just any business. Its clients are 6,000 Lutheran churches, schools and colleges, most of whom chose Concordia as their employee benefit provider…

BBB In Pursuit of Ethics

BBB Program Helps Students Make Ethical Decisions

By Bill Smith, BBB Investigator For most of his 12 years, Asad Siddiqui has recognized the difference between right and wrong, honesty and dishonesty and good decisions and poor ones. The seventh grader from Ballwin says he can’t remember a time when his parents and his teachers weren’t guiding him—even pushing him—toward the straight and narrow,…

BBB Accreditation Helps Companies Get Found

Accreditation Helps Customers Find Businesses Online

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Becoming a BBB Accredited Business makes sense in so many ways. But one of the most beneficial isn’t so obvious or well understood. Being accredited can actually improve a company’s chances of being found and trusted on the Internet. BBB Accredited Businesses can use a “dynamic” BBB seal or logo…

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BBB Charity Symposium Puts Focus On Impact

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor This year’s BBB Charity Symposium, Charting Your Impact, featured speakers who focused on how charities and nonprofits can gauge their effectiveness and keep themselves on track as they pursue their goals. The symposium was Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac. Art Taylor, president and CEO of…

Shari Thiel Tom Thiel

Chesterfield Fence & Deck Plans Expansion

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor It’s been four years since Chesterfield Fence & Deck Co. moved into a new 25,000-square-foot showroom, office and warehouse in the Chesterfield Valley. The firm is already planning to build another 20,800-square-foot warehouse and office across the street. Chesterfield Fence is a family-owned company, started in 1968 by Dennis Wibbenmeyer,…