Thursday, December 27, 2012
Patch counts down the top business stories impacting Creve Coeur in 2012.
You definitely were interested in business stories impacting Creve Coeur this year, from new stores and restaurants opening, to longtime staples and large employers which closed their doors. Here are some of the stories which caught our eye and yours in 2012, in no particular order: Potbelly Comes To Town: In January, Patch was first to break news of the the popular sandwich chain's interest in Creve Coeur, and in August, the location at CityPlace in the former Provisions Market, opened its doors. The Creve Coeur spot is the only St. Louis location for the Chicago-based chain. Ray's Donuts Opens: Once city leaders allowed for commercial bakeries to operate in the area, the stage was set for Ray's Donuts, which had been in Olivette, to …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The company announced earlier this year that it would shutter operations this summer.
The drawdown of employees at Molina Healthcare's offices in Creve Coeur has begun. Hit by the state of Missouri's decision to award a Medicaid contract to Clayton-based Centene Corp, and rebuffed in an effort to reverse the decision in court, the company has started letting employees at the firm's Olive Boulevard offices go. The company first notified the Missouri Department of Economic Development of the notice provided to employees in April that operations in Creve Coeur would close June 30. A total of 67 employees learned in May that June 1, 2012 would be their last day on the job. In the latest filing with the state on June 1, the company said the remaining 30 employees would be let go no later than August 1, but could be as early as …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The company had previously announced plans to close operations in Creve Coeur, laying off more than 100 workers.
A health care firm which last month announced plans to close its offices in Creve Coeur has reportedly taken another hit. The Kansas City Star reports that Molina Healthcare Friday saw its lawsuit challenging the awarding of the state of Missouri's Medicaid contract, dismissed. According to reporter Jason Hancock, a St. Louis County Judge wrote "Molina was denied a contract not because of any discrepancies in the bidding process, but rather because the company scored lower on evaluations than the three winning bids." Molina had already filed notice with the state of Missouri that it intended to close June 1, laying off 119 workers. A skeleton staff would wind down operations until August 1.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The company is appealing a decision to award a Medicaid contract to Centene.
The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Molina Healthcare has issued what's called a WARN statement to state officials, notifying them that it plans to close operations at the company's Creve Coeur office on Olive Boulevard. 12:54 p.m. Update: A company spokesperson confirmed the filing. According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development: "The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act was enacted on August 4, 1988 and became law effective on February 4, 1989 providing protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide a 60 day calendar notice in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs." The notification from Molina indicates a closing date of June 1, 2012 …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
David Freese and Molina Healthcare worked together to distribute donations of food to Operation Food Search.
Cardinals playoff hero David Freese was in University City Wednesday lending a helping hand to Operation Food Search. Freese helped load frozen turkeys into vans and onto trucks that take the donated turkeys to metro St. Louis charitable organizations during the holiday season. The turkeys were donated by Creve Coeur-based Molina Healthcare. “I’ve done this before with (Cards trainer) Barry Weinberg, and I had a blast doing it,” Freese said, after spending nearly an hour loading the more than 700 frozen turkeys into nearly a dozen delivery vehicles. “And to see the people’s faces that are getting these turkeys, that’s what it’s all about.” The Cardinals third baseman also spent a good part of his morning signing autographs and taking …
Friday, September 2, 2011
A look at Who's Hiring in the area this week
Each week, Creve Coeur Patch teams up with neighboring Patch sites to find businesses seeking to fill positions in town and in nearby communities. Here are five opportunities we found this week. Who’s Hiring: Molina Healthcare, Inc. Location: St. Louis Job: Compliance specialist Experience: Knowledge of managed care contractual and regulatory requirements for Medicaid and Medicare, a minimum three years prior experience working with a compliance program, and prior audit experience government programs managed health care is preferred, the job listing states. To Apply: Visit the job listing for more information. Who’s Hiring: Arch Coal, Inc. Location: St. Louis Job: Accounts payable clerk Experience: Three years experience in computerized …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Here's a weekly roundup of some of the other news about the news in Creve Coeur.
Each week, we're working hard to produce stories that matter to you and are worth your attention. We realize we aren't the only ones in that endeavor. This week, the spotlight shines on a Creve Coeur company which is helping neighbors to the north recover from recent flooding, to a hack attack at a company headquartered in the city, plus one local organization that gets high marks as a workplace. The Associated Press and St. Louis Public Radio Radio reported, on the so-called Amy Hestir Student protection Act, authored by State Senator Jane Cunningham, as well as Senate Bill 320, sponsored by State Senator John Lamping. Cunningham's legislation addresses issues surrounding sexual abuse of students at the hands of school officials. Lamping'…