Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Religious Leaders Plan to Drop Monsanto a Line

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Religious Leaders Plan to Drop Monsanto a Line

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BIZ BITS: A Monsanto Co. insider has it that letters from about 300 national religious leaders, who have written to ask Monsanto to butt out of the farm workers' struggle in Watsonville, Calif., will be delivered to the firm's leader, Bob Shapiro, at Friday's shareholders meeting in the firm's corporate headquarters. Meantime, it is expected that union activists will protest outside the building in which the annual meeting takes place. . . .

Katz & Associates will merge this week with the booming Clayton-based Brighton Agency, an ad shop that will reach $30 million in annual billings by week's end. Katz & Associates is headed up by 40-year ad vet Harold Katz and reps the regional Dairy Queen stores, among other accounts. Brighton, one of our town's fastest growing ad shops, has to date acquired: Gibbs, Hammerman & Myers; Winfield Agency. Brighton reps BASF, Pet Products Plus and Nordyne. The firm was founded in 1989 by Roger Yount, who is on the prowl for mucho more space. . . .

Chesterfield continues to explode! Just take a look at general contractor Bob Brinkmann's blueprints for an office complex and his firm's corporate headquarters for the site just east of Tom Sehnert's Annie Gunn's on Chesterfield Airport Road. Sehnert and his wife, Jane, are plan ning to opt for a space to install a diner there that will offer breakfast and lunch. "There's no place in Chesterfield where you can order breakfast," said Sehnert. Brinkmann, whose success has been crowned through the construction of some Schnucks Markets, also will be credited for the $25 million project for the headquarters of Brooks Fibre Telecommunications, at Highways 40 and 141 across from Maryville Center. . . . Homebuilder Bill Schierholz is projecting a shopping complex, Walnut Grove, for Long and Wild Horse Creek Roads in Chesterfield. That's where Dennis Bond of Innsbrook Estates fame says he will open a restaurant, Bond's of Chesterfield Valley. …

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