Annual Event No. 179 Celebrated The STL Edge

by Eric Schneider | Aug 26, 2016

Hundreds of St. Louis business, higher education and government leaders convened August 18th at the Peabody Opera House to celebrate the STL Edge – Building A People First Region. Highlights of the evening:

  • Presented the Right Arm of St. Louis to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, honoring his successes that changed the trajectory of St. Louis during his 31 years of public service and a historic four terms as mayor. (View his acceptance speech)
  • Warner Baxter, President and CEO of Ameren Corporation, was introduced as the next Chair of the St. Louis Regional Chamber.
  • David Steward, Chairman of the Board of World Wide Technology, launched the Global Leadership Forum. Headquartered in St. Louis, the Forum will create a national pipeline of diverse STEM talent.
  • Announced Show U St. Louis, a regional college festival to help retain talent in our region.
  • Unveiled a commitment by 30 organizations to a unified brand voice for the St. Louis region and debuted Always Exploring, one of the first results of the effort. 

Read the complete wrap-up with pictures from the event.