Hello – I’m Chris Oswald and I’ve recently joined the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Investor Relations team.
I’m a St. Louis native with an extensive background in sales and entrepreneurship both in St. Louis and in various other cities throughout the U.S. I’m a former St. Louis soccer standout and an avid outdoorsman. I take great pride in our community and in my role at the Chamber, I channel my efforts to help the region prosper through the Chamber’s economic development, workforce, and talent initiatives.
One of the ways the Chamber works towards equitable economic prosperity is by bringing the region's most respected business and civic leaders together as Regional Investors. Regional Investors are the Chamber’s most powerful advocates who embrace our transformational work to move St. Louis among the top U.S. regions in prosperity by 2025.
Being a Regional Investor in the Chamber allows you to actively participate in the Chamber’s economic development, workforce development, and talent attraction efforts for the entire 15-county, bi-state region. The Chamber’s three-pronged strategy is focused on growing economic development in the biosciences, financial and information services, health care, and manufacturing and logistics industry clusters; using educational attainment, talent attraction, and entrepreneurship to bolster the metro’s existing workforce and attract more talented workers to the region; and promoting an equitable pro-business environment through our public policy and advocacy work. Regional Investors have a powerful voice in helping us shape our work in this strategy.
Regional Investors also receive a variety of opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, relationship building with top-ranking executives, and a better understanding of the inner workings of our regional business community. The ultimate return on investment for our Regional Investors is transforming their resources into tangible community results.
I’m excited to work with this dynamic group to continue to inspire a greater St. Louis. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter at @coswaldSTL or on LinkedIn.