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by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Feb 24, 2017
St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Arcus Awards winners named
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/24/17)
The St. Louis Regional Chamber on Thursday evening recognized individuals and organizations for making the region a more attractive place to live, work and invest with its fourth annual Arcus Awards. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis Regional Chamber announces Arcus award winners
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/24/17)
The St. Louis Regional Chamber on Thursday recognized what it describes as the area's "most inspirational leaders and companies." Arcus Awards were presented in 11 categories. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Chamber report pushes St. Louis to be an education mecca
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/22/17)
Backed by business leaders, created by college presidents and affirmed by community members, a recently released report highlights a plan to push St. Louis to the top 10 most-educated metropolitan regions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
From Israel To Ireland: Checking In With GlobalSTL
(EQ, 2/20/17)
“If they are looking for business connections—which many are—they take us very seriously when they learn of St. Louis’ story, our assets and our collaborative environment.” >> CLICK FOR MORE
Federal Reserve Economist Tells SLCCC STL Region’s Bet on Entrepreneurs is Solid
(Construction Forum STL, 2/23/17)
The surge in entrepreneurial activity in the St. Louis region that has been gaining traction for the past few years may be the most promising hope for the future of the construction industry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Biotech startup Affigen raises $17 million
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/21/17)
Affigen, a St. Louis startup developing drugs that target specific molecules in cancerous tumors, has raised $17 million in capital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis videocast startup raises $4 million
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/17/17)
Geniecast, a St. Louis startup that serves as a market for live video broadcasts with industry experts, athletes, motivational speakers, thought leaders and other personalities, has raised $3.8 million. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Facial recognition startup preps for big year
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/20/17)
Blue Line Security Solutions, a Fenton-based startup that has developed facial recognition software, expects to grow sales significantly this year as it expands its relationship with Swedish network video provider Axis Communications and continues to benefit from a growing number of municipalities and retailers trying to make their spaces safer. >> CLICK FOR MORE
MO: Ardent IT Solutions Grows at Home in St. Charles, Adding 10 Jobs
(Trade & Industry Development, 2/22/17)
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced that Ardent IT Solutions, LLC, a St. Charles-based startup founded in 2016, is already experiencing rapid growth and has plans to invest in the community, adding as many as 10 technical, sales and administrative positions over the next couple years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Networking In Cortex With Venture Café
(West End Word, 2/21/17)
There was a time not so long ago when St. Louis entrepreneurs and technology gurus operated in a bubble without the benefit of a place to share a drink and exchange ideas. No longer. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New Renderings Unveiled for $550M SSM/SLU Hospital Project
(nextSTL, 2/22/17)
Today SSM Health released new renderings of its new $550M hospital and ambulatory care center on 15 acres along South Grand Boulevard. The project features 800,000 square feet of space, 316 patient rooms, expanded trauma center and emergency department, larger intensive care units, more parking, green space, and areas for any future campus expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Anthony’s Medical Center joining Mercy
(Missouri Business Alert, 2/21/17)
St. Anthony’s Medical Center has entered into an agreement to affiliate with Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Concordance acquires California medical supply distributor
(St. Louis Business Journal, 2/21/17)
Concordance Healthcare Solutions, one of the region's largest private companies, is buying a West Coast medical supply firm. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Washington University researchers make autism breakthrough for high risk infants
(KTVI, 2/17/17)
A new study about infants and autism is giving families new hope. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and elsewhere have made a major discovery about high risk infants who have siblings with the mental disorder. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New agreement aims to boost river freight between St. Louis and New Orleans
(St. Louis Public Radio, 2/23/17)
A new agreement between the Port of New Orleans and the St. Louis Regional Freightway aims to boost cargo shipments on the Mississippi River. >> CLICK FOR MORE
To attract students, colleges try moving brick-and-mortar experience online
(St. Louis Public Radio, 2/19/17)
Increasingly, college life is less about walking across the quad or stopping at the dining hall before sitting in a big lecture hall, and more about flipping open a laptop at home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
A College Startup: SLU’s Student Experience In Entrepreneurship
(EQ, 2/22/17)
“We believe all students can think outside the box and every student can become an entrepreneur,” says SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club president, Jonathan Hwang, a junior in Analytics and Enterprise Systems in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Giving students at Harris Stowe University a chance at careers in finance
(KTVI, 2/23/17)
Harris-Stowe State University, in partnership with Wells Fargo Advisors, unveiled the new Wells Fargo Finance Education Center. Students at Harris-Stowe can now learn how to trade and invest using the same software investors on Wall Street use to manage portfolios. >> CLICK FOR MORE
New life for old Macy's in downtown St. Louis
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/23/17)
With new owners and a plan to adapt the century-old office building, the giant Railway Exchange Building in the middle of downtown may be empty for only a couple more years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Nine-Story, $16M Mixed-Used Project Announced on Forsyth in Clayton
(nextSTL, 2/21/17)
St. Louis-based development firm KP Development announced today that it will develop a prominent site in downtown Clayton that it has owned for nearly 20 years. Planned is a nine-story, 60,000 sf, mixed-used modern building. >> CLICK FOR MORE
"Affordable" housing a key part of new development coming to Forest Park Southeast neighborhood
(St. Louis Public Radio, 2/19/17)
Washington University’s medical campus in St. Louis will be getting a lot of new neighbors in the next couple of years, thanks to a new mixed-income development plan nearby. >> CLICK FOR MORE
International Institute highlighting vital contributions of immigrants
(KMOV, 2/21/17)
The St. Louis-based International Institute has unveiled a new initiative to highlight the vital contributions immigrants are making all across the United States. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Immigrant entrepreneurs take risks, enrich local economy
(St. Louis Review, 2/23/17)
Luis Rivero founded Hůga Bar (think "PowerBar") and recently added Whole Foods stores as an outlet for the nutrition bar with flavors inspired by international recipes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Lewis & Clark named Military Friendly School for 7th consecutive year
(, 2/21/17)
For the seventh consecutive year, Lewis and Clark Community College has been named to the Military Friendly®Schools list. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Spill the beads: Soulard Mardi Gras revelers will grab for millions of 'em
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/23/17)
What has the highest currency rate on Mardi Gras weekend? Beads. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Dabble is a different way to explore St. Louis
(KSDK, 2/21/17)
Welcome to Kombucha 101. People can sign up for this popular class on a website called Dabble. >> CLICK FOR MORE