St. Louis Press Pass

by St. Louis Regional Chamber | Mar 10, 2017
Alderman Krewson narrowly beats Treasurer Jones in St. Louis' Democratic mayoral primary
(St. Louis Public Radio, 3/7/17)
St. Louis Alderman Lyda Krewson emerged from a crowded field of candidates, many of them well-known city leaders, to win Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Microsoft moving offices from Creve Coeur to Cortex
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/8/17)
St. Louis and state officials were on hand Wednesday to announce the anchor tenant for the newest expansion of the Cortex tech hub: Microsoft. >> CLICK FOR MORE
See the St. Louis area employers that landed on Fortune's list of best companies
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/9/17)
Fortune magazine released its annual ranking of the 100 best companies to work for and three local companies made the cut, one broke the top five. >> CLICK FOR MORE
 >> #5: Edward Jones
 >> #40: World Wide Technology
 >> #76: Build-a-Bear

Cass Information Systems acquires UK-based Efftel
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/6/17)
Cass Information Systems Inc. announced Monday it has acquired Effective Telecoms Ltd., a privately held telecom expense management firm based in the United Kingdom. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Maryland Heights firm buys 2 data centers
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/7/17)
Ascent, a local developer and operator of data centers, has acquired two data centers, in the Atlanta and Toronto markets. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Forced to pivot, job-matching entrepreneur now has a winning strategy
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/10/17)
Chris Motley thought he had a great product and a solid strategy. Then his target market blew up. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Prosper Institute Rebrands To BRAZEN, Announces New Membership Program
(EQ, 3/8/17)
Prosper Institute, an organization that helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses, announced today that it has rebranded to Brazen. >> CLICK FOR MORE
OSF Saint Anthony's announces new community investments
(, 3/9/17)
Leaders of OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center announced a series of new investments and actions Thursday, designed to transform health care for residents of the Riverbend community. These plans underscore OSF HealthCare’s commitment to improving access and providing quality health care to patients in a setting close to home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Ag tech corridor takes shape
(AgriNews, 3/4/17)
Building on St. Louis’ growing status as a global hub for agricultural and biological technology companies, a group of planners is working on building a business neighborhood to attract even more start-ups. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Israeli ag tech delegation visits St. Louis
(St. Louis Public Radio, 3/6/17)
The BIRD Foundation has fostered partnerships between Israeli technology startups and companies and U.S. corporations since it was founded in 1977. >> CLICK FOR MORE
St. Louis region’s moving story is traveling fast
(Belleville News-Democrat, 3/3/17)
For about 18 months the St. Louis region has been sprinting to catch up to fast-moving freight operations in the rest of the nation. Mary Lamie, the former highway engineer in charge of playing catch-up, said a lot of distance was covered in that short time thanks to the great story the region has to tell, but she recently realized just how big the gap was. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Acquisition means more baking jobs in Cortex
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/6/17)
AB Mauri, a baking technology company delivering service, yeast and bakery ingredient solutions to commercial and artisan bakers, anticipates adding seven new jobs over the course of this year as it continues its Cortex-based expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
‘New Orleans of North’
(AgriNews, 3/4/17)
Build-out along the Mississippi River is prompting more grain barge traffic than St. Louis has ever seen. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Maryville University and PNC Bank partner for cyber security training
(KPLR 11, 3/7/17)
Maryville University announced today it will debut a new cyber security services and education program.  This is being made possible through a three-year grant from the PNC Foundation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Missouri's community colleges band together for shared training program
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/9/17)
Missouri’s 12 community college systems are banding together for a new workforce development program geared toward helping state businesses. >> CLICK FOR MORE
IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center Enters Partnership With St. Louis Community College
(Construction Forum STL, 3/6/17)
Missouri’s most prolific producer of highly skilled and safe electricians and communication technicians is strengthening career opportunities through an education partnership with St. Louis Community College (STLCC). >> CLICK FOR MORE
Makeover planned for West Florissant in Ferguson
(KSDK, 3/9/17)
There's a plan to revitalize an area hit hard by the Ferguson unrest in 2014. In the weeks and months following the shooting death of Mike Brown, looters targeted businesses on West Florissant. Now, St. Louis County is looking to give the street a makeover and would like your input. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Development coming to the Hill includes apartments, townhomes, condos, houses
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/6/17)
A developer’s plan is moving forward to build apartments, town homes, condos and single-family houses to replace a vacant factory complex in the city’s Hill neighborhood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Residential community planned for 78-acre Wildwood site
(St. Louis Business Journal, 3/8/17)
Consort Homes and Fischer & Frichtel plan to build 192 single-family homes on 78 acres in Wildwood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
U City Could Become ‘Welcoming City’ for Immigrants
(KMOX, 3/3/17)
University City is on the verge of making a big statement in support of immigrants in the wake of last month’s Jewish cemetery vandalism. >> CLICK FOR MORE
The International Institute of St. Louis’ Anna Crosslin Processes The National Political Drama Surrounding Immigration
(ALIVE Magazine, 3/8/17)
From the coasts to our home in the heartland, a layer of tension has settled over immigration and refugee resettlement with the recent ‘anti-Muslim’ travel ban from the current presidential administration. Anna Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute in St. Louis and an immigrant herself, is one of the city’s foremost visionaries on the issue. >> CLICK FOR MORE
Anew Nature teaches felons skills for metalwork and carpentry
(KTVI, 3/5/17)
After being released from prison, it may be hard for the formerly incarcerated to find work. Anew Nature teaches them skills for carpentry and metalwork, showing them how to make furniture with their own hands. >> CLICK FOR MORE
5 area St. Patrick's Day parades celebrate Irish heritage
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/9/17)
When it was gearing up for the World’s Fair at the turn of the 20th century, St. Louis dropped its formal St. Patrick’s Day celebration. For almost seven decades, there was a dearth of green-themed parades in the Gateway City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
7 things you might not know about Belleville’s iconic Skyview Drive-In
(Belleville News-Democrat, 3/9/17)
If you’re tired of Netflix, grab your keys. Skyview Drive-In opens March 17 for its 68th season. >> CLICK FOR MORE
SIUE student-researchers transform historical experience with digital archive
(, 3/6/17)
A team of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville undergraduate and graduate student-researchers are playing an integral role in preserving the 20th century history of Madison County, Ill. >> CLICK FOR MORE
National Urban League convention coming to town for first time since 2007
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/3/17)
In 2007, the national convention of the Urban League held here looked more like a political rally. >> CLICK FOR MORE