St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Aug 05, 2016
AB InBev works out details of merger with SABMiller
(KTVI, 8/4/16)
New details are being revealed this morning about the mega merger between AB InBev and SABMiller. The news is good for St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Median home price rises in and around St. Clair County, Realtors say
(Illinois Business Journal, 8/2016)
The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois released the June 2016 housing statistics at the end of July. The median home price for Monroe, St. Clair, and Randolph Counties rose in June 2016 compared to June 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Housing permits on the rise in St. Louis region
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/4/16)
The number of new single family home building permits in the St. Louis region is on the rise, albeit barely, just barely eclipsing the total number of permits at this time last year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Charles County on track to continue housing growth trend
(KSDK, 8/3/16)
St. Charles County continues to grow. >> CLICK FOR MORE
What makes an innovation hub innovative?
(AZRE, 8/2/16)
A new study by the NAIOP Research Foundation offers insight into the development and growth of “innovation districts,” an economic development tool based on the notion that entrepreneurship and innovation can be stimulated in environments that both satisfy space needs of companies in different life cycle stages and encourage employees to interact and exchange ideas in a mix of settings. >> CLICK FOR MORE

Read the full NAIOP Research Foundation report here.
St. Louis startup investors report first half totals
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/2/16)
Some of St. Louis’ largest startup investment firms reported strong investment totals for the first half of 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Cultivation Capital Hires New Principal For SixThirty CYBER
(EQ, 8/1/16)
St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital announced the here of Christian Taylor, who is coming on as Principal focusing on the SixThirty CYBER accelerator program. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Startup Orion Genomics Aims to Disrupt the Palm Oil Industry
(Riverfront Times, 8/1/16)
A St. Louis startup is on the brink of saving hundreds of thousands of acres of Malaysian rainforest, even while saving millions of dollars for companies that harvest palm oil in Malaysia — all through the science of DNA. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Jewish Federation partners with PresenTense to create JFACE Accelerator
(St. Louis Jewish Light, 8/3/16)
Jewish Federation of St. Louis is launching a unique partnership with the global Jewish accelerator group PresenTense to form JFACE, a six-month St. Louis-based accelerator program that will target issues in the Jewish community. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Local health systems rank among nation's largest integrated systems
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/5/16)
Two local health care systems were among the top 25 in a new ranking of the nation's largest integrated health systems. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Local hospital ranks among U.S. News 'best'
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/2/16)
Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranked among the nation's 20 top hospitals in the U.S. News & World report's Best Hospital ranking released Tuesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ascension forms unit to focus on international growth
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/5/16)
Ascension, the nation's largest nonprofit health system, is launching a new unit focused on international expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Missouri Care inks deal with BJC HealthCare
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/1/16)
Missouri Care has signed a deal with BJC HealthCare and Washington University Physicians after failing to come to an agreement with SSM Health. The deal will give about 117,000 individuals access to BJC facilities and its partnering physicians. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Israeli firms see St. Louis as a place to grow
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/31/16)
When a group of St. Louisans visited Israel in 2014 to build ties with that country’s entrepreneurs, they expected to wait years for the effort to bear fruit. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Emerson sells units for $5.2 billion to focus on acquisitions
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/2/16)
Emerson took the largest step in a year-old plan to overhaul its business, announcing two asset sales for $5.2 billion as it hunts for acquisitions to focus on industrial automation and consumer products. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Madison County commissions study of logistical/commerce centers
(, 8/2/16)
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan has announced the county will commission a study of the three prominent logistic centers in Madison County to provide specific information on the centers’ economic impact on Madison County and the municipalities where the centers are located. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Cardinals’ coffee supplier opens Brentwood facility
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/1/16)
After securing a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals to have its products served at Busch Stadium, Community Coffee Co. last week opened a 6,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Brentwood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MCI Cores buys Pagedale warehouse
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/2/16)
MCI Cores Inc., a worldwide buyer and seller of used car parts, has expanded to a warehouse in Pagedale from its home base in Wellston. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Public Schools receive training, funding to boost AP scores
(St. Louis Public Radio, 8/4/16)
Two weeks before the new school year, St. Louis Public School teachers Ninfa Matiase, LaJuana Stidmon and Jeremy Resmann cut red agar into squares before dropping them into vinegar. It’s an experiment to test how quickly the cubes absorb the vinegar &mdmdash; one of several lesson plans the teachers have learned over the past two weeks during training provided by the National Math and Science Initiative. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis airport could be in for a name change
(KTRS, 8/5/16)
Missouri’s largest airport could soon get a name change. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Redevelopment of former chemical facility near Soulard moves forward
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/5/16)
The developer behind a plan to finish cleaning up a former Monsanto chemical factory and turn it into a warehouse and industrial park says the project could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the riverfront just south of downtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Charles eyes second convention center hotel
(St. Louis Business Journal, 8/4/16)
The St. Charles County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority and the city of St. Charles are planning to develop a second hotel near the St. CharlesConvention Center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Gardner to make history as STL city's first African-American circuit attorney
(The St. Louis American, 8/3/16)
Kimberly Gardner will soon become St. Louis city's first black circuit attorney. With 46.6 percent of the vote, Gardner won handily in the four-way Democratic primary race for circuit attorney, beating her nearest challenger by nearly 10,000 votes, according to unofficial final results. She will run unopposed in the November general election. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Hundreds of Syrian Refugees to Settle in St. Louis
(CBS St. Louis, 8/3/16)
The International Institute has came out with new numbers of Syrian refugees that are coming to St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Campbell House’s ‘foodways’ gilded age — new hardback, glossy book shares historic family’s recipes
(The Alton Telegraph, 8/2/16)
In some ways, author Suzanne Corbett’s newest interpretive book has been many years in the making. “The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table Traditions from the Campbell House” shares the history and “foodways” of days gone by, focusing specifically on the recipes and entertaining habits of Virginia Campbell, who was the wife of wealthy St. Louis fur trader, Robert Campbell. >> CLICK FOR MORE