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by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Feb 26, 2016
St. Louis Regional Chamber announces Arcus award winners
(St. Louis Post Dispatch, 2/26/16)
The St. Louis Regional Chamber recognized local businesses and organizations for making the region a better place to live, work and invest. Recipients of this year's Arcus Awards are: >> CLICK FOR MORE
For more local coverage of the Arcus Awards:
 >> St. Louis Business Journal
>> CBS Local
Joe Reagan speaks with Charlie Brennan about Arcus award winners
(KMOX NewsRadio 1120, 2/26/16)
Charlie talks with Joe Reagan about the winners of the ARCUS Awards, celebrating achievements and honoring leaders who inspire a greater St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Report: St. Louis ‘poised to be a new tech center’
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/24/16)
A new report analyzing the tech industry’s impact on local real estate has found the St. Louis-area could be poised to be a new tech center in the United States. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis has strong climate for small business: Report
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/23/16)
St. Louis has a strong small business environment, mirroring that of the nation and the majority of 25 big cities, as measured in a new study. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Venture deals with St. Louis health care tech companies jump 212%
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/19/16)
Funding to St. Louis-area health care technology companies increased 23 percent in 2015 to $129.1 million while the number of venture capital deals in the sector increased 212 percent to 25. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis house prices end year with 5 percent gain
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/16)
House prices in metro St. Louis last year posted their biggest calendar-year gain since 2005, according to new figures from the federal government. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Regions to invest millions in high-tech branches
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/26/2016)
Regions Bank plans to invest tens of millions of dollars in the St. Louis region to build new high-tech bank branches that replace teller lines and safe-deposit box keys with video tellers and retina scanner. >> CLICK FOR MORE
World Wide Technology wins slice of $5 billion Army contract
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/23/16)
World Wide Technology was one of 17 contractors picked by the U.S. Army this month to participate in a $5 billion project to provide servers, workstations, laptops, networking equipment and other IT products to the Army and other buyers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MasterCard’s ‘Selfie Pay’ to roll out this summer
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/22/16)
Technology that will allow users to make a purchase by taking a selfie was partially developed in the St. Louis area. It will roll at this summer across the globe. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis IT firm lands $22 million federal project
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/24/16)
​Chameleon Integrated Services, a St. Louis-based IT services firm, has won a third contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), this one valued at $22 million. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Microloan program planned for small businesses in Madison County
(Illinois Business Journal, 2/24/16)
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan announced Thursday that the county has joined forces with the nonprofit organization Justine Petersen to create a microloan program for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Madison County. >> CLICK FOR MORE 
Arch Grants notes successes, seeks to broaden base
(InnoVox STL, 2/22/16)
The executive director of Arch Grants is inviting everyone to be part of her organization’s story. >> CLICK FOR MORE
FinLocker raises $2.25 million in capital
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/24/16)
FinLocker, a Clayton financial-technology startup that wants to automate the process of loan applications, has raised $2.25 million from investors led by Cultivation Capital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Network security startup raises $1.6 million
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/22/16)
St. Louis network security firm Observable Networks has closed on $1.6 million in convertible debt from investors led by DH Capital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis University will host million-dollar GlobalHack
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/16)
St. Louis University has agreed to sponsor and host a $1 million GlobalHack programming competition this fall. The organization, based in St. Louis, has hosted five hackathons since 2013 and has given away $275,000 in prize money. >> CLICK FOR MORE
LouFest founder leaves event to start new multifaceted festival
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/15)
"LouFest founder Brian Cohen has said goodbye to the 6-year-old music festival in Forest Park. He’s moving on to a brand-new festival.
Cohen and Cortex president and CEO Dennis Lower have teamed up to create Murmuration, a multifaceted three-day event that will include music along with science, technology and art."
ButcherJoseph & Co. Advises Triad Manufacturing on Sale to Employees
(Yahoo Finance, 2/23/16)
​ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Triad Manufacturing (“Triad” or the “Company”) in its sale to the Triad Manufacturing Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). Headquartered in St. Louis and led by Co-Presidents Mike McCormick, Bob Hardie and Dave Caito, Triad has been manufacturing custom fixtures and retail store environments for almost 25 years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Reliable Biopharmaceutical Expands Production Capacity at St. Louis, Missouri, Plant
(Area Development News, 2/16/16)
Reliable Biopharmaceutical expanded its manufacturing capacity for Lithium Dodecyl Sulfate (Lithium Lauryl Sulfate) and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), at its production facility in St. Louis, Missouri.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
Developer plans redo of long-vacant Jefferson Arms
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/24/16)
Mike Sarimsakci, founder and president of real estate developer Alterra International, said he’s got the Jefferson Arms building under contract and has plans for a major renovation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
2016’s Best & Worst Cities for Women-Owned Businesses
(WalletHub, 2/22/16)
St. Louis ranks as the 14th best U.S. city for woman-owned businesses.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Chamber official talks to Belleville business community about moving forward through Ferguson
(Belleville News Democrat, 2/25/16)
During an Issues and Eggs breakfast Wednesday St. Louis Regional Chamber President and CEO Joe Reagan spoke about the needed actions in the area to help bring about prosperity to the region.

“If something happens in Belleville, good or bad; if something happens in Ferguson, if something happens in Chesterfield, something happens in Washington, or Union, or Mascoutah, it has effect throughout the entire region,” Reagan said.
For The First Time, Ferguson Has A Majority Black City Council
(Huffington Post, 2/24/16)
​Laverne Mitchom made history on Tuesday night when she became the fourth African-American member of the Ferguson City Council, giving the six-person body its first black majority.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
Announcing the 2016 Travelers’ Choice Favorites Awards
(TripAdvisor, 2/11/16)
St. Louis-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car wins TripAdvisor's 2016 Traveler's Choice Award for Travel Favorites in the car rental agency category. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Minnesota could offer clues, contrasts for possible MLS stadium in St. Louis
(KTVI, 2/24/16)
As momentum continues building behind the scenes and in public for St. Louis to land a Major League Soccer franchise, there are still lots of questions. Who would lead the ownership group, where might a soccer-specific stadium be located, and who would pay for it being chief among them. >> CLICK FOR MORE