St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Apr 07, 2017
Lyda Krewson Becomes First Female Mayor of St. Louis
(KMOX, 4/5/17)
St. Louis has a new mayor. Lyda Krewson stepped to the podium at the Forest Park golf clubhouse after being introduced as the first woman mayor in the city’s history. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Belmar says voters will notice a difference with ‘Prop P’ passage
(KTVI, 4/5/17)
Sixty-three percent of St. Louis County voters backed Prop P, approving a sales tax hike to boost the pay of county police officers and other public safety tools. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis voters choose tax increases, but scuttle soccer stadium funding
(St. Louis Public Radio, 4/4/17)
St. Louis’ Major League Soccer hopes likely died Tuesday. City residents voted for sales tax and use tax increases that’ll go toward city services, but turned down Proposition 2, which would have funneled the use tax toward a new stadium. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Economists predict St. Louis to have ‘hot’ housing market in 2017
(KTVI, 4/6/17)
According to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, permits to build homes in the St. Louis metropolitan area are at the highest level since 2007. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Midwest BankCentre opens new north St. Louis branch
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/6/17)
Midwest BankCentre’s boss, Jim Watson, told the crowd who had gathered Thursday outside his newest branch on Martin Luther King Drive what they already knew: This was “no ordinary bank.” >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ameren Accelerator program seeks energy innovation startups
(St. Louis Public Radio, 3/31/17)
Ameren Corporation is launching an energy accelerator with the help of the University of Missouri system, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators. >> CLICK FOR MORE
CEO2CEO Returns With Blake Margraff Of Epharmix And Anthony Tersigni Of Ascension Health
(EQ, 4/3/17)
#CEO2CEO, the event series hosted by Accelerate St. Louis that pairs CEOs of startups and large enterprises for one-on-one conversations, returns on April 10. This first CEO2CEO event of 2017 will focus on the healthcare industry with Anthony Tersigni, CEO of Ascension and Blake Marggraff, CEO of Epharmix. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis' startup scene braces for cuts to Missouri Technology Corporation
(St. Louis Public Radio, 4/6/17)
If you throw a rock in the St. Louis startup ecosystem, you’ll likely hit a company that’s gotten some of its investment funds from the Missouri Technology Corporation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Israeli startup joins second St. Louis accelerator
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/6/17)
Stadia Ventures, which said previously that it would have four companies in its sports-business accelerator this spring, has added a fifth. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Meet the 5 startups pitching at MDMC and changing digital marketing
(Silicon Prairie News, 4/6/17)
The Midwest Digital Marketing Conference returns to St. Louis this year with a startup pitch competition awarding a $5,000 cash prize sponsored by Purina and UMSL Accelerate. Nick Szabo, Chief Operating Officer of Swizzle, designed this competition to be different than all the ones he competed in over the years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis University Hospital planning major renovation
(KTRS, 4/3/17)
St. Louis University Hospital plans to open the first building of a major capital project this week. The hospital will open a $12 million Center for Radiation Medicine on Tuesday. It’s the first structure in a capital project that will lead to replacing the current hospital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
$3.6 million to fund personalized 3-D brain maps to guide neurosurgeries
(The Source, 4/5/17)
Removing a brain tumor requires walking a fine line: Remove too little, and the disease remains; remove too much, and sight, speech or movement may be impaired. >> CLICK FOR MORE
AB Mauri adds biotech business
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/31/17)
AB Mauri's St. Louis-based North American division has launched a new business unit that will develop yeast solutions for the biofuel, liquor and nutrition industries. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Accella completes acquisition that could push it to $500 million in revenue
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/4/17)
Accella Polyurethane Systems LLC has completed a deal for the spray polyurethane foam business of Texas-based Covestro LLC. >> CLICK FOR MORE
East St. Louis students show off their digital accomplishments
(The Alton Telegraph, 4/3/17)
It is those middle school students interested in history, writing or even fashion that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Matt Johnson said they are trying to woo toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Monogram Building to Get 168 Apartments, $36M Construction Permit Issued
(nextSTL, 4/6/17)
With a $36M construction permit issued this week, the nine-story Monogram Building at 1706 Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis is finally set for its makeover. The conversion of the former CPI Corp. headquarters is planned to feature 168 market-rate apartments. Spectrum Station preschool is planned for the building’s first floor. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ameren Illinois to invest $9 million in modernizing East St. Louis facility
(Illinois Business Journal, 3/2017)
Ameren Illinois announced plans today to renovate its main East St. Louis operating center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Bevo Mill Set to Reopen With New Name, New Attitude
(KMOX, 3/31/17)
The new owners of the Bevo Mill restaurant are in the final stretch of their nearly year-long effort to renovate the century-old landmark in south St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Plans for $55M sports complex unveiled for Chesterfield Valley
(KSDK, 4/6/17)
There will soon be more opportunities for young athletes in our area to play. Today, the Baseball and Softball Education Foundation (BASE) will unveil plans for a $55 million, 74-plus-acre sports complex in the Chesterfield Valley. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Introducing Crane Watch: Your interactive guide to St. Louis construction and development
(St. Louis Business Journal, 4/4/17)
The St. Louis Business Journal today launches Crane Watch, an interactive guide to new construction and development projects around the region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis looks to immigrants for population, workforce boost
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 4/2/17)
After looking at some new census numbers last year, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis added two new employees, almost doubling its staff to five people. One of those new workers is solely devoted to growing membership. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Working and Playing Hard in STL and Abroad
(Entrepreneurially Thinking, 4/6/17)
We live in a very diverse city with hard working people. Many of the folks in our region are hard working immigrants who are helping to make St. Louis a great city and region to LIVE, WORK and PLAY. The St. Louis Mosaic Project is a wonderful organization that helps to ease the transition for many of these individuals as they make St. Louis home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
These SIUE professors want to bring Madison County history into the 21st century
(Belleville News-Democrat, 4/1/17)
When Bryan Mathis was growing up in the Venice housing projects in the 1950s, he knew he wasn’t supposed to ride his bike over the railroad tracks. >> CLICK FOR MORE
'Food Truck Court' Planned for Tower Grove South
(Riverfront Times, 4/3/17)
Road warriors of the St. Louis food scene could soon have headquarters in Tower Grove South. >> CLICK FOR MORE
CityArchRiver Spring into your Park celebration taking place on Saturday
(The St. Louis American, 4/7/17)
CityArchRiver project partners will commemorate the renovation and reimagining of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial with a community celebration called Spring into your Park on Saturday, April 8. Throughout 2016, almost all of the park areas have opened to the public in stages. With most of the park now open, everyone is invited to join Spring into your Park festivities celebrating renovated park areas with live music, Laclede’s Landing food and drink vendors, kids activities, lawn games, and more. >> CLICK FOR MORE