Midwest BankCentre Completes Remodeling of Clayton, Mo. Branch


A fixture of downtown Clayton now has a fresh look. Locally-owned Midwest BankCentre has completed a top-to-bottom remodeling of its branch at 8020 Forsyth Ave. near Brentwood.

Opened in 2000, the full-service bank has new floor coverings, lighting, finishes and signage plus the capability to serve drive-up customers from the lobby via a remote tube/video system.

The lobby features a new i-café where customers can enjoy a cup of coffee, access a complimentary computer station and transact business at one of four teller stations, including a station accessible to persons with disabilities.

Outside, one drive-up lane is dedicated to a 24-hour ATM and the other to daily financial transactions. Four full-time universal bankers extend the bank’s trademark highly personal service to customers. “When we opened in 2000, bank assets totaled $720 million and deposits were $531 million,” said Ethan Bowers, Clayton branch manager. “Today, assets are $1.9 billion and deposits are $1.4 billion. Our Clayton branch is perfectly positioned to continue making meaningful contributions to our growth.”

The branch is open weekdays, with drive-up hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and lobby hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Midwest BankCentre has been a mainstay of St. Louis community banking since 1906. Currently, it ranks among St. Louis’ largest locally owned banks with assets of about $1.9 billion and deposits of $1.4 billion. It provides integrated financial services with expertise in commercial, retail and digital banking; business cash management; mortgage lending; consumer lending; and insurance. The bank is a local leader in the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Forceand its Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis initiative. Since 2001, Midwest BankCentre has consecutively achieved the Bauer Financial 5-Star Superior financial rating each quarter.

Photo Above (From Left) Ethan Bowers, Dale Oberkfell, Lisa Bulczak, Erin Erhart & Jim Watson


S. M. Wilson Completes Construction of TruFusion Fitness & Yoga Gym in Clayton, MO


S. M. Wilson & Co. has completed construction of TruFusion’s newest location, which is now open.

Located in Clayton, the 17,000+ SF venue features space for a unique blend of yoga, cycle, Pilates, kettlebell, barre, bootcamp and boxing allowing members to customize their experience based on their interests and fitness level.

“We offer a vast array of class styles that fuse multiple disciplines.  With the uniquely blended classes that we offer, people would otherwise have to pay for memberships at three or more studios to find this much diversity,” explains franchisee Joe Goldberg. “We’re so excited to bring this unique concept to the St. Louis community.”

TruFusion St. Louis was designed and constructed to portray a luxe atmosphere which derives partly from its upscale feel and partly from its organic accents. The gym features visually striking heated and unheated rooms.

The project also consisted of upscale amenities including spa-like locker rooms; the second location of the former Cardinals team chef’s Revel Kitchen, offering bowls, salads and wraps, as well as smoothies and raw, cold-pressed juices; and a retail boutique offering the latest fitness and athleisure trends. Space was also constructed for childcare, massage and personal training.

FM Group Inc was the architect for the project.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis. S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $230 million in 2017 revenues and ranks 271st in Engineering News-Record’s 2017 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit

Since its launch in Las Vegas in 2013, TruFusion has earned a reputation for having the best variety of classes, workshops and hot fusion workouts, and was named among the “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  For more information, please visit