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Employee Wellness by Design, featuring Contegra Construction

Article courtesy of Kerry Smith St. Louis Construction News

Contegra Construction was featured in the most recent issue of St. Louis Construction News. The article, “Employee Wellness by Design”, features Contegra as an example of construction firms that are making employee well-being and health a priority in the workplace.

“As a commitment to encouraging the company’s expanding millennial workforce to stay fit and active, Contegra transformed 4,000 square feet of warehouse space into a Crossfit gym”, says founder and President Eric Gowin. The gym is free to all employees and includes a personal trainer.

“Other wellness perks include a recently expanded break room with flat screen TV’s, a Starbucks-style coffee bar, catering in lunch once a week for everyone and hosting the occasional employee happy hour.”

To read the full article, click  here. 

 

Trailblazer Commons expands, Lewis and Clark Community College students enjoy greater housing options

Article courtesy of The Riverbender.com

GODFREY – Phase II of Trailblazer Commons officially opened today in Godfrey. Community leaders joined students, faculty and staff of Lewis and Clark Community College to mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Located next door to campus, Trailblazer Commons is a purpose-built student housing complex serving Lewis and Clark Community College. Phase I of the development opened in 2014.

Phase II includes an additional 12-unit apartment building as well as expanded parking facilities. The community can now house up to 148 students.

“We’re honored to be a part of the Lewis and Clark community, and excited to offer even more students a place to call home,” said Kevin Carski, Managing Partner of Elm Street Student Housing, the project’s owner and developer. “Trailblazer Commons is more than just a place to live. It also provides students with a full, live-on-campus college experience. Residents can walk to class, make new friends, and become part of a thriving community.”

Lewis and Clark Vice President of Student Engagement Sean Hill said the housing complex has fulfilled a need for students who otherwise have a long commute or who want to enjoy an on-campus college experience.

“This housing unit has provided an affordable place for our students to reside while attending Lewis and Clark,” Hill said. “Trailblazer Commons provides not only a place for our student athletes to live, but it also provides that complete college experience for a number of other traditional students who choose to live near campus.”

Residents agree. “I enjoy living in Trailblazer Commons”, said Jane Grieser, a second-year Lewis and Clark student from Springfield, IL. “With the new addition I will make more friends. I’ve met so many people to begin with; this has been a great experience.”

Trailblazer Commons will have a table at Lewis and Clark’s upcoming Open House, from 12:00 p.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday, September 18. During that time, event attendees will have the opportunity to tour an open unit.