St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Apr 08, 2016
Mayor Slay not seeking re-election
(KMOV, 4/8/16)
 St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will not run for re-election. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Earnings tax, bond issue overwhelmingly pass in St. Louis
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/5/16)
City residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly chose to keep taxing their incomes by 1 percent. >> CLICK FOR MORE
 
Mayor Francis Slay casting his ballot at the polling station.
St. Louis area housing market 'crazy busy'
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/8/16)
Multiple offers. First-day-on-the-market sales for over the asking price. A jump in the number of transactions. That’s a snapshot of the local housing market. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Metro East housing statistics on the rise, local Realtors say
(Illinois Business Journal, 4/6/16)
The Metro East housing market continued to make strides in the number of homes sold and the median home price in February 2016. The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois released the February 2016 housing statistics, resulting in a higher number of homes sold in St. Clair, Monroe and Clinton Counties in February 2016 compared to February 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
TierPoint completes Cosentry acquisition
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/1/16)
TierPoint LLC officials said Thursday that they completed the previously announced acquisition of Cosentry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Information Technology Firm Marks 15 Years Serving St. Louis Area Businesses
(Saint Louis CNR, 4/6/16)
TDK Technologies, the St. Louis Information Technology consulting firm that has received national and regional recognition for growth and innovation, marks 15 years serving the technology and management services needs of St. Louis area customers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Israeli tech company NRGene to open St. Louis office
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/7/16)
Israeli tech company NRGene plans to open an office in the Cortex innovation district that will serve as its U.S. base of operations. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SixThirty Announces Its Spring 2016 Cohort
(EQ, 4/6/16)
SixThirty announced the five companies comprising their spring 2016 cohort last night at T-REX. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Stadia Ventures Has Added These Four Startups To Its Spring 2016 Sports Accelerator Program
(SportTechie, 4/6/16)
Stadia Ventures, the growing sports accelerator out of St. Louis, has announced the selection of five sports startups that will be entering their Spring 2016 Sports Accelerator program. >> CLICK FOR MORE
EndoStim raises $11 million AFTER canceled stock offering
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/1/16)
EndoStim, the St. Louis-based medical device maker that earlier this year canceled plans to go public, has raised more than $11 million from a group of undisclosed investors, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Monsanto aims to tackle looming global food crisis
(MarketWatch, 4/6/16)
Monsanto Co. is aiming to tackle a looming global food shortage, in a move seen as potentially improving its frayed reputation and boosting its bottom line long term. >> CLICK FOR MORE
A-B places bigger bet on twist-off aluminum bottles
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/8/16)
St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, the U.S. unit of Belgium-based A-B InBev, just completed construction on its $160 million expansion of its Metal Container Corp. facility in Arnold that doubles production capacity to 1 billion aluminum bottles annually. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The 13 Most Important STEM Colleges For Women
(Forbes, 3/29/16)
Using our 2016 Best Value colleges ranking, we determined which schools are helping launch women into STEM professions. Other standouts on our list include Washington University in St. Louis (MO), Duke University (NC) and Princeton University (NJ), which round out the top five. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Does the Scottrade Center need a facelift?
(KSDK, 4/4/16)
The Scottrade Center is now 22 years old. New buildings are being built all over the country. The Blues and St. Louis Sports Commission are not asking for a new facility. They are asking for improvements. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis boardinghouse where a union was born will be preserved as a museum
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/1/16)
A former boardinghouse in St. Louis that played a role in the birth of the country’s largest electrical union is being transformed into a $6 million museum by local members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ameren Missouri investing $25 million to replace aging infrastructure downtown
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/4/16)
Ameren Missouri is spending $25 million to replace outdated infrastructure, underground cables, and adding technology to better serve downtown customers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Business backlash against same-sex marriage proposal in Missouri Legislature continues
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/6/16)
More business leaders are coming out in opposition to a resolution in the Missouri Legislature that would grant greater legal protections to those opposed to same-sex marriage. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Does St. Louis' earnings tax affect business growth? It depends on who you ask
(St. Louis Public Radio, 3/31/16)
It’s hard to tell how much impact St. Louis’ 1 percent earnings tax has on attracting businesses to the city. Arguments over the effects of the tax are largely anecdotal. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Moss supporters say he's the right fit for Ferguson
(U.S. News, 4/1/16)
Delrish Moss experienced the worst of policing growing up in inner-city Miami. Those close to him say that makes him the ideal person to bring the best of it to Ferguson, Missouri, where African-American mistrust of police dates long before the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
$2 million pledged in St. Louis area for new program to help ex-offenders
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/5/16)
 Leaders from St. Charles County, St. Louis and St. Louis County are committing $2 million toward an effort to reduce the likelihood that ex-convicts will return to prison. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis scholarships to learn coding, thanks to Karlie Kloss
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/6/16)
It's a program to encourage more girls to pursue the challenge and job placement advantages that come with mastering computer coding techniques. And what better instigator for the program than an acclaimed beauty with a brainy side. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis celebrates National Blues Museum debut
(St. Louis Public Radio, 4/2/16)
The National Blues Museum — a sensory rich, colorful homage to blues music — is now open in downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
 
The Normandy High School band plays outside of the National Blues Museum in honor of its grand opening.
Swansea, Illinois-based studio helping design Grand Center development; Kranzberg Arts Foundation developing new multi-purpose venue at St. Louis’ historic Cadillac Building
(The Alton Telegraph, 4/5/16)
Further building on its commitment to make St. Louis a world-class center for the arts, The Kranzberg Arts Foundation, established and headed by philanthropists and arts supporters Ken and Nancy Kranzberg, is currently developing a new multi-purpose venue in Grand Center’s historic Cadillac Building. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Forest Park in St. Louis Wins Best City Park
(USA Today 10Best, 4/4/16)
With spring in the air, now is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy free fun in your local city park. We asked a team of park and planning experts to help us nominate the top city parks in the United States. Nearly 60 parks were brought into the discussion, but we narrowed it down to 20 of the best to turn over to our readers to vote. >> CLICK FOR MORE