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New Accredited Businesses Value Affiliation With BBB

By Bill Smith, BBB Reporter In a typical week,more than 30 new businesses apply for accreditation with Better Business Bureau of Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. That’s 150 businesses a month who want to become a part of our ever-expanding family of BBB Accredited Businesses, now 7,000-plus strong. It is an eclectic mix of old and new, big and small, urban…

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Mosby Building Arts Builds Organization For Performance

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Mosby Building Arts is at a turning point. CEO Scott Mosby has been leading the firm, founded by Samuel J. Mosby in 1947, for many years, but he and his wife, Judy, have been planning for the next phase of Mosby’s leadership. Mosby said planning for the transition began in…

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Women’s Safe House Helps Women Plan For A New Life

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor When women come to The Women’s Safe House, they get more than emergency shelter from abusive or violent relationships. They get a plan for starting their lives anew. “What we’ve learned in 38 years of providing this service is that women need help after they leave the shelter” as well…

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Variety Supports Children With Disabilities In 30 Counties

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor For 83 years, Variety, The Children’s Charity, has been providing medical equipment, therapy and other services to children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Until 2000, the majority of the agency’s funds came from the Variety Club Telethon televised on broadcast stations nationwide and featuring stars from screen and stage. Since…

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BBB Tip of the Week: Choosing Child Care

Finding the right person to take care of your children is one of the hardest tasks for any parent. You want your children to be safe and to be nurtured, but you also want someone who shares your values. BBB has the following tips for parents seeking quality child care: Visit several facilities or caregivers,…

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Birner’s Act II: Renewal by Andersen

By Jerri Stroud, BBB Editor Paul Birner is no stranger to the windows business. Twenty years after he started Amazing Siding and Windows in west St. Louis County, Birner bought the Renewal by Andersen affiliate in St. Louis in December 2012. The St. Louis office serves homeowners within a 70-mile radius of St. Louis. Birner…