St. Louis Press Pass

by Gary Broome | Jan 15, 2016
Plans to develop north riverfront move forward without stadium
(KSDK, 1/14/16)
No Rams? No problem. That's what city leaders say about a plan already underway to redevelop the north riverfront in downtown St. Louis - a plan some think could be better without a new stadium. >> CLICK FOR MORE

Anheuser-Busch InBev Bonds Are a Hit
(The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/16)
Investors snapped up $46 billion in bonds from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV on Wednesday, the second-largest corporate-bond sale on record and a sign that demand for high-quality corporate debt remains strong. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Shock Top to share spotlight in A-B's return to Super Bowl
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/15/16)
Budweiser and Bud Light ads are once again part of the lineup in the upcoming Super Bowl, but the top brands will share the limelight with others in the Anheuser-Busch portfolio: Shock Top and Michelob Ultra. >> CLICK FOR MORE
AT&T to hire 215 in Missouri 
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/14/16)
AT&T is seeking to hire 215 employees in Missouri for positions that are primarily technicians and retail support jobs. The job openings follow AT&T's investment of more than $1.8 billion in wireless and wireline networks in Missouri from 2012 through 2014, as well as the launch of new home security and automation products and the GigaPower ultra-fast Internet service. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis’ newest billion-dollar company names new CFO
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/11/16)
Vectra, the chemicals firm formerly known as OM Group Inc. that announced in November it would move its corporate headquarters to St. Louis, has hired a former SunEdison executive as its new CFO.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
Allegiant to begin flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach out of MidAmerica Airport
(Belleville News-Democrat, 1/12/16)
Allegiant Airlines announced Tuesday it will begin offering twice-weekly flights from MidAmerica Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
Suggs Scholar making most of opportunity
(St. Louis American Newspaper, 1/14/16)
As a student at McCluer High School, MU sophomore Olivia Rivers was an accomplished athlete and leader. She was elected president of the National Honor Society, served as vice president of Future Business Leaders of America and played both tennis and golf. Rivers also attended the Missouri Scholars Academy and participated in the Missouri Girls State program. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Former Trump executive Hausler named CEO at Isle of Capri
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/14/16)
Isle of Capri Casinos president and CEO Virginia McDowell will retire in April and chief financial officer Eric Hausler will succeed her as the casino operator's top executive.   >> CLICK FOR MORE
Danforth Center wins USDA grant
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/13/16)
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to identify genetic variants impacting photosynthesis and nitrogen uptake. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Cultivation Capital launching $75 million fintech fund
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/11/16)
St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital has created a new fund geared solely for financial services technology startups and plans to raise at least $25 million for the fund by mid-2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Boeing and engineers union reach surprise contract agreement 
(Puget Sound Business Journal, 1/14/16)
Boeing and its engineers’ union have agreed to a tentative six-year contract extension months before the current contract expires. The sudden engineers' agreement is a surprise because the current contract doesn't end until October. The union and company were expected to start negotiating in the weeks leading up to that deadline. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Urban Chestnut set to expand
(KTVI, 1/12/16)
As Urban Chestnut gets ready to celebrate their fifth birthday in The Grove, they`ll soon be taking over the former home of Joyia Tapas restaurant.  The new location features 3,500 square feet of space at the corner of Taylor and Manchester. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Webster University unveils new space in Arcade Building
(St. Louis Business Journal, 1/12/16)
Webster University hosted a reception at its new Gateway Campus in the historic Arcade Building on Monday evening. It was the first day the space was fully occupied, with both undergraduate and graduate classes underway. Webster occupies 54,000 square feet of the building on the first and second floors, as well as the mezzanine level, of the Arcade Building. It has a 20-year lease. >> CLICK FOR MORE