Businesspersons Between Jobs Still Helping the Jobless

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Dwayne Miller didn’t have the luxury of self-pity when InBev, the new owner of Anheuser-Busch, brought his 24-year tenure with the beer maker to a premature end in late 2008.

“There were a couple of weeks around Christmas when I didn’t do much,” said the longtime project manager. “But I knew I needed to get going after the first of the year. I’m still the major breadwinner for my family, and I couldn’t afford to do nothing. And feeling sorry for myself was not going to get me anywhere.”

To find another well-paying, full-time job, Miller heeded a friend’s suggestion and showed up one February Monday morning at St. Mark Presbyterian Church  in Ballwin.

There, at a Businesspersons Between Jobs (BBJ) meeting, Miller encountered the fellowship and counsel he needed to get back on track. He didn’t know it at the time, but Miller was following a path traveled by thousands of St. Louisans since 1972.


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