Friday, January 7, 2011
Local business owner Andrea D'Angelo enjoys what she does and thinks others should follow suit.
Andrea's Boutique owner, Andrea D'Angelo, has only been in business for a few months, but she's always known that she wanted to love her job. D'Angelo talks about doing what you love and having family as your support system in a video follow-up to our "40 under 40" series.
Andrea's Boutique owner details her journey into her first business venture and future endeavors.
Florissant Patch’s “40 under 40” speaks to the business and community leaders within Florissant. This week, we speak to Andrea D’Angelo, 26. The Florissant native has only owned the town’s newest boutique, Andrea’s Boutique, for a few months, but she’s focused on changing the way people in Florissant shop. With a supportive family behind her (from Italian and Southern roots), D’Angelo has a creative eye and voice as a singer/songwriter as well as a painter. Florissant Patch: When did you first become interested in fashion? Andrea D’Angelo: In early years, I was a really big tomboy. Like I was into sports, so there was absolutely no need for fashion. That was too girly for me. But around when all women start figuring it out around high …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Hazelwood Central principal pushes to build school and students to a higher level
Florissant Patch's 40 under 40 speaks to the business and community leaders within Florissant. This week, we speak to Darrell Strong, 40. The Kansas City native has held the reins of Hazelwood Central Senior High School principal for the past three years and serves as an active educator, volunteer and father of two college-aged children. He's got a number of educational Florissant Patch: What attracted you to a career in education? Darrell Strong: The way I grew up, and the challenges that I faced in school. Growing up in the inner city and not understanding that there was more that we could do. It's like going down a train track crooked, going down sideways. You know you could do more and something is wrong, you just don't know what it is…
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Joe Gibson took his father’s advice: "brains over back."
Introducing Florissant Patch's 40 under 40, a feature highlighting young professionals on the move. This week, we speak to Joe Gibson, 37. Gibson graduated from Webster Groves High School and Southeast Missouri State University and has been a a financial adviser for Edward Jones for 14 years. He's also an active community member, husband and father of three. Florissant Patch: What do you do on a day-to-day basis? Joe Gibson: My job is going through and helping people hit their financial goals, retire on time, pay for kids' college (and) make sure they live in retirement with growing income. Florissant Patch: When did you know that you wanted to become a financial advisor? Gibson: When I was 10, I had a gentleman come to my fourth-grade …