This year’s school supply shopping is going to look a little different. In place of notebooks and pens, some students will be utilizing laptops and chrome books for virtual learning. School supply policies differ from each school district. Some districts, such as the Parkway School District in St. Louis, are purchasing school supplies in bulk for student use at a fraction of the cost. This prevents cross-contamination and provides a stress-free advantage for parents.
For those whose school district is not purchasing supplies, Tax-Free Weekend in Missouri will start on Friday, August 7 at 12:01 am and will end on Sunday, August 9 at 11:59 pm. Many stores have already started gearing up for school supply shopping by putting these items in the easiest to see shopping areas and will include online sales when items are purchased during the above-mentioned dates.
Back to school-related items that are included in the tax-free weekend are:
Be sure to take advantage of tax-free shopping for all your school supply needs!
When it is that time of year to talk about what you are doing for the 4th of July, fireworks are always a part of the conversation. Unfortunately, this year is a bit different because of the current pandemic. However, there are still cities that will be shooting off their spectacular displays.
Which one will you be going to?
If you are opting to go purchase fireworks this year, check out this interactive catalog from Phantom Fireworks!
Whatever you end up doing this year, please be safe and enjoy the holiday!
In the 1920s commercial radio broadcasting began overtaking living rooms across the country. Music, comedy, mystery, celebrities- listening to a favorite program was a way to gather and entertain the family.
Are podcasts the new, modern day radio show? According to www.convinceandconvert.com in 2019, 70 percent of Americans have heard of podcasts and 51 percent have listened to one. About one-quarter of Americans listen on a weekly basis. Many use podcasts to pass the time spent in the car during rush hour/road trip, power through a workout, or even put themselves to sleep. There is probably a podcast for almost any subject you can think of… even some you might never dream existed (see "How to Rob a Bank" here)!
Here is a shortlist of staff favorites:
Terrible, Thanks for Asking- “You know how when someone asks ‘How are you?’ you just say ‘Fine,’ even if you’re totally dying inside, so everyone can go about their day? Terrible, Thanks For Asking is the opposite of that. Nora McInerny asks real people to share their complicated and honest feelings about how they really are. It’s sometimes sad, sometimes funny, and often both. TTFA was named one of the best podcasts three years in a row by The Atlantic. The New York Times calls it ‘a gift to be able to listen.’”
WTF with Marc Maron- “For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy. In September 2009, Marc changed the podcast landscape when he started WTF with Marc Maron, featuring Marc's revelatory conversations with iconic personalities such as Conan O’Brien, Terry Gross, Robin Williams, Keith Richards, Ben Stiller, Lorne Michaels and President Barack Obama. It became a worldwide phenomenon, with more than six-million downloads each month and 250 million lifetime downloads within its first 6 years.“
Life in Commune- “with a decade of partnership, entrepreneurship, a few laps around the world, two yoga studios, and a dog under their belt (oh yeah, and a baby on the way), Patrick and Carling share their insight, successes, and failures with listeners each week. Episodes explore inside takes on the Yoga & Wellness industry, resources for yoga teachers, practitioners, and business owners, relationship perspectives, deep dives into mindfulness, industry guest interviews (and maybe a little pop culture thrown in) to see what it means to truly live a Life in Commune.”
The Clearing- “When April Balascio was 40 years old, something she’d feared for decades was finally proven true. Her father, Edward Wayne Edwards, really was a murderer. The Clearing is about what came after April called a detective in 2009 to tell him about her suspicions — a call that led to her father’s arrest and eventual conviction on multiple murders — and tracks the emotional journey as she and host Josh Dean dig back into her childhood, unravel the truth of her father’s life, and overturn a viral online narrative that had turned Edward Wayne Edwards into a kind of serial killer caricature.”
Sidedoor: A Podcast from the Smithsonian- “More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults, but where public view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers, and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through Smithsonian’s side door to search for stories that can’t be found anywhere else. Follow us at @SidedoorPod for updates and bonus content.”
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt- “We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us.”
Comment with your favorite podcasts... or, even some of the weird ones you can find. We're always looking for something new to listen to.
Mellissa at Creve Coeur Workspace!
1. Where are you from and where do you live now (general location)?
2. Do you have brothers and sisters? Oldest, middle or youngest child?
Angela 37 yrs
Megan 32 yrs
Mitchell 20 yrs
Michael 20 yrs
Kinzie 21 yrs
3. Do you have children?
4. What is your favorite food and drink?
5. What are your hobbies?
6. What is your favorite type of music, movie, TV show?
Favorite T.V. Show: Grey’s Anatomy
7. What is your favorite color?
8. If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
9. What is your favorite sport (to play or watch)?
10. Do you have pets?
AMG Corporate Offices and Creve Coeur Workspace are committed to providing professional services and office space to all businesses during this time of need. We have established an extreme level of cleanliness so that tenants, staff, and walk-in clients can feel safe and confident while working. Each conference room is thoroughly disinfected after each use. All surfaces and common areas are disinfected throughout the day to maintain a high standard of sanitation. We have posted signage in restrooms, breakrooms, and other areas to promote proper hygiene regarding hand washing. Hand sanitizer is located at the front desk reception area. In addition, we have made sure that all staff members at both locations have a mask.
We are proud to offer flexibility regarding scheduling, cancellations, witness requests, and tours. If you have a specific request, please reach out and let us know! We will be happy to accommodate. It is our goal to make sure that we maintain the health and safety of all staff, tenants, and walk-in clients.
With this crazy time we are facing as a nation we wanted to highlight some of the great food places around that are offering curbside/pickup options. We all know that food is the fuel to get us through our workdays and consuming healthy food options is not always easy to do. Especially with stores having a shortage of items you many regularly purchase. Below is a list of local restaurants offering either curbside, pickup or delivery.
St. Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday in the St. Louis area and it’s right around the corner! Check out the events happening in our area:
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade route starts at 20th and Market and ends at Broadway and Clark on Saturday, March 14th at noon!
Rain or Shine!
Ballpark Village turns into Irish Village
Stop by Ballpark Village before, during, or after the parade! They will have Irish themed entertainment, food, and beverages!
The 37th annual Hibernian parade is happening on Tuesday, March 17th at 11 am along Clayton and Tamm Avenue.
Shamrock Run & Parade
Don’t worry St. Charles County residents! Cottleville is hosting its own St. Patrick’s Day ‘Run & Parade’ along Hwy N on Saturday, March 14th.
Creve Coeur Workspace is excited to present our February Tenant of the Month, Rainie Howard with Rainie Howard Enterprises, LLC!
What is your profession and why did you choose it?
I am an author, an owner of an e-commerce company, and a professional speaker. I chose this profession because I had a desire to help people. I found that connecting online inspired others and impacted lives.
How long have you owned your own business?
I started Rainie Howard Enterprises in 2013, 7 years ago.
What inspired you to own your own business?
My mother is an entrepreneur, and she was a big role model for me growing up. I have
always been creative, and a leader. After working for other companies and growing in
leadership roles it helped me grow and gain more confidence to branch out on my own.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I am a visual artist and painter. I discovered this natural talent of mine at a young age and even obtained my bachelor's degree in art.
Do you have a hobby, play a sport, or have any special interests?
My hobbies include hiking, anything to do with nature, and traveling.
What job would you be terrible at?
A police officer
Who has impressed you most with what they've accomplished?
Oprah Winfrey. She has impressed me tremendously with everything she has accomplished.
Where is the most interesting place you have visited?
Jamaica. It is very beautiful, and it is interesting to see the diversity and culture they have.
Do you have any advice based on your area of expertise?
My advice would be for business owners to make sure they are present online. Being online in today's society is critical and it truly helps to be available to your audience.
If you could work anywhere in the world, where would you choose?
I would choose Hollywood California, because it is close to the filming industry.
How has working in a shared work space influenced your business?
It has influenced me to meet new and like minded business owners.
What is your favorite restaurant from the St. Louis area?
If I had to pick, it would be between Landry's Seafood and Brio.
What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
I believe everyone should dream big and take risks. Doing something that challenges you
can be exciting.
Who's your go to band or artist when you can't decide on something to listen to?
Beyonce is my go to!
Ice cream in coffee? Ice cream on waffles? Ice cream on fruit? Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is Saturday, February 1. We're celebrating early (...for practice)!
We will bring the ice cream and waffles, you bring the toppings! See you Friday, January 31 at 9:00am. Goodies in the kitchen, member networking in the back conference room.
Check out this list for last-minute gift ideas!
Life can get busy and before you know it, it’s time to exchange gifts!
Amazon Prime Subscription:
The perks of an Amazon Prime Membership include Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Now, and more! You can gift just a month or more!
During the winter, our cars get dirty often with all the salt and snow grime! Gifting a fancy car wash is something everyone could use!
Tea or Coffee Sampler:
We all know someone that is a coffee or tea fanatic! There are some amazing tea and coffee samplers on the market.
Roku Streaming Stick:
Roku is easy to set up and has amazing features that enable you to stream YouTube, Netflix, Disney +, and more.
Instant Film Camera:
Take pictures and instantly print out a picture. Great idea for the photographer in your life!
Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription:
Subscription services for all creative applications are an awesome idea for someone you know that is creative.
A subscription box:
There are a variety of subscription boxes available that range from clothing, music, makeup, dog treats, etc!
The Saint Louis Art Museum offers memberships that allow early access to rotating exhibitions among other perks! It is a great gift for that history or art buff in the family.
Missouri Botanical Garden Membership:
Don’t forget about the Missouri Botanical Gardens Membership! You receive Free general admission to Shaw Nature Reserve, Butterfly House, and the Botanical Gardens!
Long Distance Touch Bracelet:
The perfect gift for someone you are close with but lives far away! When you touch the bracelet, it lets the other person who is wearing it know you touched it.