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St. Louis, Missouri
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Friday, June 6, 2003
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C8 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BUSINESS FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2003 NETWORKING WORKING THE PHONES The federal government has established America's Jobline, an audio version of America's Job Bank ( Anyone seeking work can call 1-800414-5748, though it was designed originally to help the blind. America's Jobline offers detailed information about employment services for the state from which you're calling. THE RIGHTS FIGHT Stand up for your rights in the workplace, says Lois Kathryn Herr, an English professor. She's the author of "Women, Power and AT&T: Winning Rights in the Workplace." The book covers 1970-73, when Herr, a former AT&T Corp. manager, was part of an activist group that Ifs an indispensable benefit of work lives: reflecting, rejuvenating, traveling, reading, sleeping in and generally improving your disposition as an employee. But many top-level executives say they'll forgo vacation time this year. Nearly half of 730 helped to change how the company treated female and minority employees. The effort "prompted other corporations to adopt affirmative action and equal employment opportunities," she says. Northeastern University Press, $18.95 1 executives in a survey by Management Recruiters International say they won't use all the vacation time to which they're entitled. Of those, 58 percent list job demands as the primary reason. Bike riders hit the trails to battle diabetes A team from By Jerri Stroud Of the Post-Dispatch Four years ago, Rob McDonald dropped a brochure for the Tour de Cure bicycle ride on Dan Barbatti's desk at SBC Communications Inc.'s downtown data center. McDonald, a senior systems manager, wondered if Barbatti, a systems manager, would be interested in forming a team of SBC bicyclists to participate in the ride, a fund-raiser for the Gateway Area chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Barbatti, whose wife, Teri, is a diabetic, signed on and started recruiting co-workers. His enthusiasm prompted McDonald to bow out as team leader. "Dan's got a greater passion and ability to raise money," McDonald said. "He helps motivate the rest of us." Dubbed the St Louis Saddle Soars, the team takes regular Wednesday evening rides in Forest Park and weekend rides elsewhere to get in shape for the event Attendance ranges from three to six, depending on weather and other factors. Barbatti has 100 people on the group's e-mail list, and 35 signed up for this year's Tour de Cure team "We all have crazy schedules, and we ride when we can," Barbatti said. Group members can send him an e-mail if they're seeking partners for other rides, and he passes the messages along. Most members are SBC employees. Friends, spouses and other family members can join. Bridgette EdghilL 13, started riding with Saddle Soars a year ago. Her dad, Mark Edghill, is an Liluma provides a Paris-like escape Career counselor Anna Navarro gets away from her professions pressures in the Central West End. By Repps Hudson Of the Post-Dispatch After a morning of intense one-on-one work with a client, Anna Navarro, founder and owner of Work Transitions, a career- counseling service, likes to settle at liluma, where she can imagine she's far away at a French bistro. She eats there once or twice a week. If she wants privacy, she chooses the dining room. If she doesnt mind being seen, she sits at one of the patio tables. Liluma is a little res Navarro Eats at Liluma once or twice 3 week pite from the pressure of her profession, which is helping disillusioned, midcareer adults to find a new vocation T based on interest, aptitude and income, she says. The restaurant, on the south- east corner of Maryland and Eu- r u AFTER HOURS GETTING TOGETHER OUTSIDE OF WORK SBC Communications meets weekly in to train for this year's Tour de Cure. rV 7 KEVIN MANNING POST-DISPATCH Dan Barbatti (center) runs the St. Louis Saddle Soars, a group from SBC Communications that rides through Forest Park to train for the Tour de Cure, which aids the fight against diabetes. Tour de Cure More information on the Tour de Cure is available by going online to wvniuliabetes.orgtour or by calling 314-822-5490, Ext 6828 or 6825. The ride includes a family route as well as more challenging 20-, 50- and 100-mile rides. SBC employee. She has a good friend with Type n diabetes. She enjoys riding and looks forward to free admission to the Raging Rivers water park in Grafton, a POWER LUNCH WE SPEND THE LUNCH HOUR WITH A LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER cud avenues in the Central West End, features an outdoor patio with umbrellas that shade tables. Inside, the atmosphere is more formal, with white tablecloths. "For me, ifs like a mini-vacation," Navarro said. "You can look out and see high-rises. I feel like I'm in Europe, in the city of Paris. Ifs a relaxed urban atmosphere, and ifs pretty sophisticated." Navarro likes to lunch close to her office, near Union and Iindell boulevards, men shop in the nearby stores. On a recent weekday, she ordered fried okra with buttermilk dressing, sauteed shitake and portabella mushrooms and roasted chicken. Portions of the side orders tend to be small, so guests can order several, said Cary McDowell, a co-owner. Service is friendly and prompt ) v:k j ''JU fringe benefit of the Tour de Cure. She attends Selvidge Middle School in Ball win. Carol Wilton, who works in the company's Yellow Pages business, says Saddle Soars is a good way to connect with other riders. Two days a week, Wilton rides her bike to work downtown from her home in Maplewood, a 10-mile trip. Terri Menchak, another SBC employee, sometimes rides a tandem bike with her daughter, Jessie Deckard, 12, who attends Twin Oaks Christian School. Eleven members of Menchak's family have diabetes. Liluma offers several Schlaffy beers LILUMA, 236 North Euclid Avenue, Coh of the realm Cash, debit and credit cards. Dishes range from $4 for appetizers through the lower $20s for evening entrees. Attitude: Friendly and informal, with doth napkins and tablecloths inside. Atmosphere: Specialties are French- and Italian-influenced dishes, with emphasis on using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Air qoaGty: No smoking inside; smoking is allowed on the patio. Dress code: Casual. Navarro was greeted by her first name. Liluma isnt a Spanish or Italian name, though it sounds like one. McDowell, who owns liluma with Jim Fiala, said the name comes from the first syllable of I ' Forest Park Menchak said the rides are fun. "Ifs always good to have camaraderie when you're on these rides." Her family rides with the International Christian Cycling Club, too. Saddle Soars came in second last year among teams participating in the Tour de Cure, raising $6,700. Barbatti hopes to place first this year. The team has pledges of $10,007 more than three weeks before race day, June 29. Where do yom gjtfow wttti coUugM! off tfet dock? E-mail: Phone:314-340-8210 Fax: 314-340-3060 M USJ i'o e -i i 4- 1 1 h 1 1 1 jm A .. ERIK M. LUNSFORD on tap. 314 - 361 - 7771 Reservations: Suggested. Hoars: 11 a. m.-11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday. Parking: On the street and nearby tots. the names of the three children they had when they opened the restaurant E-mait Phone- 314-340-8210 Fat 314-340-3060 PEOPLE IN BUSINESS MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN ST. LOUIS BUSINESS COMPILED BY JO KRUMMRICH 0 (he Post-Dispatch : Resources Connection picks May to lead St. Louis office it 'Ttm services firm, appointed Margaret May as I managing director of its St. Louis office. She will be responsible for driving A -" L .... 1 . iui:-u: May Price Waterhouse and a manager at Andersen Consulting. May holds a bachelor's degree from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and an associate's degree from Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tenn. Michael Fade was hired as sales and marketing director for the St. Louis Steakhouse. Anne Schmidt joined the law firm Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, He-brank & True in Edwardsville as an associate. Schmidt Missouri State Bank hired Stew Reynolds as executive vice president and chief credit officer at the downtown center and Kathryn Williams-Heese as senior vice president at the St. Louis Hills center. John Novatny joined as senior vice president, and David Skaggs joined as vice president at the Clayton center. Dianne Gibbs of Ideas Safety International Inc. was appointed to the board of Associated General Contractors. '7 '"- 1 i Gibbs First Services promoted Timothy Runnalls to senior vice president. The Missouri State Medical Association selected Edmond Cabbabe of DePaul Health Center as presidentelect. Gundaker Commercial Group promoted Sandra Parker to property manager of the LeCoeur Apartments. Commercial builder Impact Strategies hired Teresa Whittaker as accounting . manager. Whittaker Sorkins Directories Inc., a business publisher, added Stacy Spradley to the staff and hired Beth BaDey as a copy editor. Scott WHsoa of S.M. Wilson & Co. was named 1 1 Maiiagti iis.ii HIT"H chairman of management co- PRIDE of St Louis Inc. Wilson Sopnya Qureshf joined the Danna McKitrick law firm as an associate. V 1 uuaiiieaa-ueveifjpmeni enuus, eaiduuaiiiiig profit goals and managing the daily operations of the practice. Before joining Resources Connection, she was a principal at SBS Alliance Group, and she was a senior manager for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Also, she was a principal consultant at ""jjjjjjjjT" I Marketing Direct Inc. hired Matt f Bauer as produc- tion coordinator. Iff t -it j Bauer , Steve Johnson was appointed president of SSM Rehab. Autumn Glad-son joined as human-resources i representative. 5 ' Sigalit Vardi and Weldon Johnson - joined the Moser and Marsalek law firm as associates. r,,... P. Kirk Warden I was promoted to I """"". vice president at I r; Clayco Construc- V . : tion Co. Warden Barry White joined Taylor-Morley Homes as vice president of sales and marketing. Barbara Singer joined ; as senior marketing executive. ', r"""-;;;; "! Fleishman-Hill- ' sf,: J ard added Dar- I J renWadisasa " I V'e PreSieflt- a v. . . . .. m Wallis Mike Orso and Ki erst en McCarty be- came associate directors of contact relations at Osbom & Barr Commu- nications. - v - 1 David Brewer ', joined Paric A Corp. as project ' Nf manager, health S care. tL Brewer Brown Shoe Co. promoted Jeffrey Kuha to vice president, administrative shared services. Clover Leaf Bank in Edwardsville elected Dennis Ulrica of Scheffel & Co. to its board. Tt Jo Krummncti. St. Lous Post DisoatcJl 900 Norttl Tucker Boutevard SL Lous. Mo. 63101 E-mail: Phone:314-340.8210 Fat 314 340-3060 V

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