• Driving Business Growth Through IT

    Jun 16, 2016
    On Wednesday, June 15, we held our Connect at Breakfast prgoram. This session was entitled Driving Business Growth Through IT: How Companies Embrace the Digital Age. The presenters were: Michael Benney, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Pulaski Bank,Dirk Elsperman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tarlton Corporation, William Hofrichter, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Concordia Plan Services, and Chris Scaglione, Vice President and General Manager, TierPoint

    Key takeaways from their presentations were:

    • IT investments are about data, deliverables and dollars - use technology for solutions that speed up information exchange across people and projects.
    • The workplace is being defined by more tech-savvy employees and customers who demand integrated IT solutions.
    • IT should seamlessly function across various applications, technologies, platforms and across multiple vendors.

    To view the panelists' presentations and photos from the Connect at Breakfast, click here

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     Connect at Breakfast panelists (from left): Chris Scaglione; TierPoint, Dirk Elsperman, Tarlton Corporation; Michael Benney, Pulaski Bank;  William Hofrichter, Concordia Plan Services


  • CONNECT at Event Draws Nearly 300 Regional Chamber Members & Guests

    Mar 26, 2015

    Everyone was in a festive mood and looking forward to the 2015 baseball season at the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s CONNECT at networking program on Thursday evening, March 19, hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals and sponsored by Mercy and Lockerdome.  Nearly 300 individuals from the Regional Chamber's Board of Directors and membership, as well as other regional business, civic and elected leaders gathered at the Cardinals Club at Busch Stadium for this high-energy event. 

    CONNECT at followed the March Board of Directors meeting, where a wide range of topics were discussed, such as the work of the Ferguson Commission, regional public policy issues, as well as remarks by St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger.

    Special thanks to St. Louis Cardinals Vice President of Communications Ron Watermon for his outstanding presentation on the storied history of the St. Louis Cardinals organization, leading up to the promise that defines the 2015 Cardinals season.

    Ron Watermon, St. Louis Cardinals

    (from left) St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger;
    Tom Campbell, Polsinelli; and Tom Reeves, Pulaski Bank
    Join us for the next CONNECT at breakfast program, “Delivering Exceptional Customer Service on the Front Lines,” on Friday, April 24, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Regional Chamber offices, One Metropolitan Square, downtown.

    Presenters will be:
    Gina Collins, Chief Marketing Officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop
    Mary Mahoney, Vice President, Insurance Replacement Division, Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
    Alper Oztok, General Manager, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

    Please register at www.stlregionalchamber.com/events, or contact Karen Butchko at (314) 444-1109.