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SLCC Owner on the Cover of St. Louis Business Journal!!

Click the image below to enlarge the most recent St. Louis Business Journal’s cover story about the opening of the Big Bend bridge!  The story features an interview with Saint Louis Closet Co. and Saint Louis Cellars Food & Wine owner Jennifer Williams!

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SLCC Named on List of Largest Women-Owned Businesses!

The most recent issue of the St. Louis Business Journal included the list of the 25 Largest Women-Owned Businesses in St. Louis, and Saint Louis Closet Co. came in at #20!!  Saint Louis Closet Co. was also recently became WBE Certified!!  To view the entire list, click the following image:

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Saint Louis Closet Co. Gets WBE Certified!!

Saint Louis Closet Co. is proud to announce that we have officially been certified as a bona fide Women-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)!!  The certification comes from the the State of Missouri’s Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity.  In order to qualify for the WBE Certification, a business must be at least fifty-one percent (51%) owned by a women, and the female owner must hold the highest position in the company and be capable of exercising direct control over the daily, as well as the long-term decisions regarding the management, policies and operations of the firm.

Saint Louis Closet Co. was founded in 1991 by Jennifer Williams, who still runs every aspect of the business.  Saint Louis Closet Co. has been locally owned and operated for 19 years, and it is the ONLY female-owned closet company in the entire Midwest!

“I am so thrilled to receive this certification,” says owner Jennifer Williams. “Anyone who knows me knows how adamate I am with my support of women in the workplace, and this is just another step forward for female-owned businesses everywhere!”

Click the link below to see our certificate:

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Jennifer Featured in St. Louis Magazine

Click the image below to read Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams’ “Women in Business” Feature from the October issue of St. Louis Magazine:

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Healthy Living Through Healthy Organization

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By: Jennifer Williams, Owner, Saint Louis Closet Co.

School is back in full swing, and parents and kids alike are finding themselves going at a million miles per minute.  It is hard enough getting your kids out of bed, ready and out the door in time for school and to get yourself to work without throwing healthy living into the mix.  I completely understand the stress, with owning four businesses between my husband and I and raising two children under the age of ten, it is just so easy to pick up fast food on the way home at the end of the day.

Teaching our children healthy eating habits is a daily struggle for parents everywhere, but a little bit of healthy planning can make a world of difference. You can buy the healthiest foods, but we all know that when your family is hungry, they do not want to take the time to cut up some veggies or fruit.  Basically, if it is not in a convenient package, your family is going to be less likely to take the time to get it ready.  Rather, you’ll grab the less healthy, but more accessible package of chips to suffice as your midday snack.

Something that I find is extremely time saving is when I get home from grocery shopping on Sundays, before I put the food in the fridge, I get out the cutting board, Ziploc bags and Gladware and start dividing up our food for the week.  I divide up everything from graham crackers and fruit salad to vegetables and chicken into serving sizes.  For example, I will take a big package of blueberries, wash and divide them into those mini snack Ziploc bags, making enough bags for each of my children for every day of the week.  That way, I can just grab the pre-made bag that is filled with washed and ready fruit, toss them in their lunchbox, and get them out the door.

Putting away your groceries is like organizing a closet: if you just throw your shoes on the floor of your closet saying, “I’m too busy right now, I’ll come back and organize it later,” the chances are extremely high that you will not do it.  This is how I approach my kitchen. Getting your pantry organized makes a huge difference in your life.  In fact, one of Saint Louis Closet Co.’s specialties, and most requested spaces to get organized, is the pantry.  Available accessories include everything from spice racks, cabinets, drawers and corner shelves to wine racks, sliding shelves and baskets. Having healthy food organized and at your family’s fingertips is extremely important when it comes to developing nutritional eating habits.

Getting healthy is as much about organization as it is about the purchase.  Planning and preparation at the beginning of the week will keep you on track for the rest of the week. It will also help your family stay on a healthy eating schedule as well as help to create good nutritional habits that your children can use for the rest of their lives.

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SLCC Owner to Speak at Distinguished Women’s Luncheon

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Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams will be the featured speaker at Marian Middle School’s Distinguished Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, September 16th! During the school year, women media and business leaders share their career perspectives with Marian students, and Jennifer is thrilled to be able to speak to these young students!

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Business Journal Features Jennifer Williams

The St. Louis Business Journal featured SLCC owner Jennifer Williams as one of their experts in choosing the right advertising agency.  Click the image below to read the story!

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Jennifer Honored with the Girl Scouts’ Women of Distinction Award

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Saint Louis Closet Co. owner Jennifer Williams has been honored with a Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s “Girls & Women of Distinction” Award!  Jennifer Williams is being honored in the category of Entrepreneurship.  The Girl Scouts say that she was selected because, “her accomplishments exhibit courage, confidence, and character demonstrate that she is making the world a better place.”

Girls and Women of Distinction the Girl Scouts’ of Eastern Missouri’s signature fundraising event that includes an award reception to honor one girl and one woman for their outstanding achievements in each of the following ten categories: Creative Arts, Entrepreneurship, Government & Legal, Inspiration, Numbers, Practical Arts, Social Sciences, Sports & Fitness, Technology, and The Sciences.  This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at Old Warson Country Club.

For more information about the event and the awards, contact Marcy Bursac at mbursac@girlscoutsem.org or (314) 592-2367.

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Here Comes Spring!!

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By Jennifer Williams

March is always the start of spring for me. I know there’s a light at the end of the winter tunnel when March comes around and warm weather is fast approaching. March also represents a time of fresh starts and the beginning of spring cleaning. If you’ve ever been to the FlyLady’s website, www.flylady.net, you know that she’s the expert on home cleaning and how to keep it that way. She’s renamed the word CHAOS as Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome.

Before you can clean though, you’ve got to clear the clutter and organize what you already have. Having Saint Louis Closet Co. design a custom closet is a great first step. So many St. Louis homes have small closets with poor designs and many people are not utilizing their space efficiently. Our designers can make the most out of any closet, small or large so that every inch is functional and attractive to look at.

I hear a lot about people hanging onto stuff because “they might need it one day.”—It’s time to let go of that thought, take control of your stuff, and let it go.  People hold onto items because of the memory that they hold, not because of their function. Take a picture of your stuff so that you can keep the memory, then give it to someone else who can benefit from it.

One great way to get rid of unwanted items is www.freecycle.org, which is an email list that matches people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them, and so keeping usable items out of landfills. It’s a free service, and the best part is that the person who wants your item comes and picks it up.

Items that need a good once over include your doormats, upholstery, carpet, woodwork, appliances, ceiling fixtures, light fixtures, windows, and walls. If the list is daunting, break things down and try just tackling one a day.

March is a great month to replace your air filter since you’ve been blasting heated air through your house all winter. If your filter is especially dirty it may be time to get your air ducts professionally cleaned. It’s also a great time to get out your gardening tools and clean, sharpen, check for rust, and get rid of things that don’t work. It won’t be long before it’s time to use your tools and you want to be prepared.

Once your organizing and cleaning projects are done, it may be time to make some decorating changes. An easy and inexpensive way to change your look quickly is to introduce a new color to a room. According to the Paint Quality Institute, green may be the new neutral color in 2009. They suggest that “mid-tone hues of fern, palm, pine and sage will be used on their own or coupled with clear blue or aqua to create a living space that conjures up a sense of outdoor-friendly living”. So, whether you join the trends or start your own, paint is a great solution to a dull space.

So, clear, sort, organize, clean, give away and enjoy a clutter free Spring.  Call us today at (314) 781-9000 to schedule your FREE in-home estimate, and let us help you get organized in the new season!

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