Hometowners Jordan Ward and Delaney Glazer are on tour with pop heartthrob Justin Bieber! Ward, son of Kelly Ward, is a grad of Parkway North who studied dance locally at COCA and Charmette Academy of Dance in Webster Groves. Glazer (pictured above, right) went to Lafayette H.S (’14) and is the daughter of Matt and Diane Glazer of Wildwood. Both dancers give a shout-out to hip-hop choreographer Redd Williams.

Insider-John-OLeary-INSIDERWebster Groves resident John O’Leary has written a book that is soaring on the Amazon charts. On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, is the No. 1 bestseller in the new releases, Business Leadership, Self-Help and Health/Fitness/Happiness categories! The motivational speaker uses his childhood experiences after a devasting fire to inspire people to live life to the fullest. Photo: Wesley LawInsider-Barbara-C.-Archer

Kudos to Barbara C. Archer, president of Archer Wealth Management, on being named to Barron’s annual list of Top Financial Advisors in the U.S. for the third time. Published in the March 7 issue of Barron’s magazine, the honor is given based on assets under management, revenue produced and quality of the adviser’s practices. Photo courtesy of Barron’s

Insider-goBRANDgo!-Brandon-DempseyHave you ever felt the need to better understand millennials? A new book by hometowner Brandon Dempsey might help. The marketing pro, himself a millennial, has penned Shut Up and Go!: A Millennial’s Guide to Figuring Out What You Want and How to Get It. Dempsey is the managing partner of goBRANDgo!

Insider-Deborah_Reinhardt_PressShotMissouri has more than its fair share of chocolatiers. You’ll find that out in a new book by St. Louisan Deborah Reinhardt, Delectable Destinations: A Chocolate Lover’s Guide to Missouri. Even if you don’t want to drive around the state tasting truffles, it ‘s still interesting reading these 20 stories about homegrown chocolate businesses, three of them ‘bean-to-bar’: Patric Chocolate in Columbia, Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield and Rick Jordan Chocolatier in Chesterfield. Photo: Emily Klein

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