Schaefer Autobody Centers Exemplify Integrity

Schaefer Autobody Center was founded in 1985 by Scott Schaefer’s father, Steve Schaefer.  A mechanic himself, after several management positions at other stores, he decided to go into business for himself.  His first body shop was in Webster Groves, Missouri, where they performed both autobody and mechanical services.  After a decade, Schaefer decided to shift…

Roeser Home Remodeling puts family first

Brandi Ward, design specialist at Roeser Home Remodeling, grew up seeing what it takes to build a successful business. In 1985 her parents, Cindy and Joe Roeser, jumped into the construction business with both feet forward. “Over 30 years ago, my dad had a dream of starting his own company and my mom supported him,”…

Arts Quincy Offers Unforgettable Experiences

Arts Quincy (The Quincy Society of Fine Arts) was founded in 1947 as America’s First Community Arts Council. For over 70 years, Arts Quincy has been committed to increasing fine arts access to every resident in Adams County, IL and the surrounding area. The organization promotes and supports music, dance, visual arts, theater, literacy, history…

Make-A-Wish® Missouri makes a difference

The story of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation began when a 7-year-old Phoenix boy, diagnosed with leukemia, wished to be a police officer for a day. His name was Chris Grecius, and according to LuAnn Bott, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Missouri, he sparked a global movement. The community in Phoenix, AZ, rallied around Grecius, and in…

The SOHO Shop takes work and living spaces into the future

After high school, Bryan Jefferson joined the US Marine Corps, where in a six-year career, he earned several medals, served as presidential guard for former president George H.W. Bush, and learned the tenets of leadership. He brings the same level of determination and progressive thinking he learned in the armed forces to his role as…

Veterans Home Care helps vets claim benefits

As Edith Sperling’s cancer progressed, her daughter, Bonnie Laiderman, became her caregiver. Late in her mother’s illness, Laiderman learned of a Department of Veterans Affairs benefit called Aid and Attendance, which can pay for personal care services. Edith, the widow of a Korean War veteran, would have qualified. Yet, by the time Laiderman applied for…