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by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Jan 13, 2017
Finalists Announced For 4th Annual St. Louis Regional Chamber Arcus Awards
(EQ, 1/11/17)
The Regional Chamber will host its fourth annual Arcus Awards, presented by RubinBrown LLP, next month. As it does every year, the event will honor 56 companies, organizations and institutions who “make St. Louis a more attractive place to live, work, and invest." >> CLICK FOR MORE
Eric Greitens becomes the next governor of Missouri
(The Missouri Times, 1/9/17)
The sun broke through the clouds just before noon time on a frigid day in Jefferson City as thousands gathered on the South Lawn of Missouri’s Capitol to welcome the state’s 56th governor, Eric Robert Greitens. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Charter adding 75 jobs in Bridgeton
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/10/17)
Charter Communications plans to hire 75 new customer relations coordinators for its Bridgeton Customer Care Center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Funding economic development: St. Louis starts weighing in on options
(St. Louis Public Radio, 1/12/17)
The committee that handles budget issues for the city of St. Louis went to Cherokee Street Wednesday night to hear from members of the public about a proposed half-cent increase in the sales tax to fund economic development. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Regional leaders talk MetroLink expansion, crime and the future
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/12/17)
The region’s political leaders, gathered together on Thursday at the Business Journal’s State of St. Louis event, largely stuck to their longtime positions on transit expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Prosper accelerator adds five women-led startups
(Missouri Business Alert, 1/10/17)
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs has added five women-led startups to its St. Louis-based accelerator program, including companies targeting the social video, health care marketing and organic wine markets. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Stadia Ventures Seeking Sports Technology Companies For Spring 2017
(SportsTechie, 1/10/17)
Stadia Ventures, the St. Louis-based sports innovation hub and accelerator program, is currently seeking sports technology companies for its Spring 2017 cohort, which will begin April 5-7. It will be the fourth edition of the Stadia Accelerator. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Venture Café St. Louis Announces New Executive Director
(EQ, 1/9/17)
Today, Venture Café St. Louis named entrepreneur and marketing veteran Tyler Mathews as its next executive director effective January 17. >> CLICK FOR MORE
GiftAMeal turns food photography into meals for those in need
(Silicon Prairie News, 1/6/17)
Instagram is saturated with millions of photos of food daily, while over 40 million people in the United States do not know where to find their next meal. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Washington University grads raise $1.2 million for startup
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/11/17)
Staffjoy, a startup founded by two Washington University engineering graduates, has raised $1.2 million to help develop the company’s platform that automatically schedules workforces. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Health record startup expanding in St. Louis County, adding 52 jobs
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/6/17)
Health record startup BlueStrata EHR is investing $138,000 and adding 52 new jobs in its expansion in Creve Coeur, Gov. Jay Nixon's office announced Friday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Steelworkers boosting tech skills to get back to work
(Marketplace, 1/4/17)
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs, but many of those who’ve been laid off in recent years find themselves lacking the qualifications for jobs that are already coming back. That was the problem for 61-year-old Martin Oliver of Granite City, Illinois. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New shared space for young manufacturers planned in Fox Park
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/11/17)
For 100 years, hats, bar stools and restaurant booths could be traced back to the six-story factory where they were made in St. Louis’s Fox Park neighborhood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SLPS Regains Full Accreditation
(KTRS, 1/10/17)
On Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Board of Education voted unanimously to grant full accreditation to the district. This was followed by a late afternoon news conference by school and city leaders at the SLPS Administrative Offices Building. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ron Isley to host benefit for full-ride scholarships to Harris-Stowe
(KTVI, 1/10/17)
A St. Louis Grammy Award winner is giving a big gift to Harris-Stowe State University. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Belleville District 201 vows to increase number of minorities in honors classes
(Belleville News-Democrat, 1/9/17)
Maye Anderson says her son and his friends have noticed a lack of diversity in the honors classes at their high school. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New owners plan rehab of Bouras Mop building
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/10/17)
The new owners of a 100-year-old factory on the edge of the Lafayette Square neighborhood plan to rehab the structure into 50 apartments. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Bristow, Walker, prominent developer Adams see nothing but bright future ahead in Alton, despite business closures
(, 1/9/17)
River Bend Growth Association President Monica Bristow and Alton Mayor Brant Walker acknowledged last week was a difficult business week in the area, but they both see nothing but a bright future ahead economically for the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Projects worth $383 million win preliminary TIF funding from city
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/5/17)
Four St. Louis-area real estate developments that are combined seeking more than $50 million in public financing to help construct the projects received approval from the city’s Tax Increment Financing Commission on Wednesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
WUSTL Architecture Students Design Welcome for Refugees
(Construction Forum STL, 1/10/17)
Washington University architecture students recently offered some visionary approaches to housing and acclimating St. Louis’ arriving refugees. >> CLICK FOR MORE
In its 100th year, Scott Air Force Base called a ‘home of freedom’
(Belleville News-Democrat, 1/6/17)
Scott Air Force Base kicked off its centennial celebration Friday afternoon with Gov. Bruce Rauner declaring 2017 the “Year of Scott Air Base.” >> CLICK FOR MORE
New strategy spikes numbers at Missouri History Museum
(KSDK, 1/10/17)
Route 66, Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, and a major dose of local flavor are three of the many reasons the Missouri History Museum is celebrating record-breaking attendance in recent years. >> CLICK FOR MORE