• St. Louis Press Pass

    Jun 27, 2016
    Fed: St. Louis economy is improving
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/21/16)
    The St. Louis regional economy is improving and business leaders think things are looking up, according to a generally cheery report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis CIOs optimistic about IT hiring
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/21/16)
    St. Louis-area technology leaders are more bullish on expanding their IT teams in the second half of 2016, according to new statistics from Robert Half Technology. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local firm sees revenue double in five years
    (Belleville News Democrat, 6/19/16)
    It’s not often a construction company can boast that it doubled its revenue in five years, especially not following the recession that pummeled the industry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Arch Grants Announces Summer 2016 Global Startup Competition Recipients
    (EQ, 6/21/16)
    Arch Grants, the non-profit that provides $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono support services for startup companies bi-annually, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Summer Global Startup Competition. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Bonfyre raises another $4 million from investors
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/22/16)
    Bonfyre, the St. Louis startup that’s developed a social media app to lets users create private social networks, has raised $4 million from St. Louis-based Arsenal Capital Management. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    How a St. Louis Startup Went Up Against a West Coast Company—And Won
    (St. Louis Magazine, 6/20/16)
    Matt Thompson first launched his startup Songfreedom from a Belleville, Illinois, basement in 2010 with the goal of bringing music licensing to the masses by allowing videographers to buy licensed songs for videos at a low cost. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SSM Health to build $550 million medical center to replace SLU Hospital
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/20/16)
    SSM Health will spend $550 million to build a new academic medical center to replace Saint Louis University Hospital in south St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local children's hospitals rank among nation's best
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/21/16)
    Two local hospitals made U.S. News & World Report's newly released rankings of the nation's best children's hospitals in specialty care categories. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University receives Alzheimer’s research grant
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/21/16)
    Washington University School of Medicine has received a $4.3 million award from the Alzheimer’s Association to support ongoing research into possible treatment to prevent early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Toxic stress gets the spotlight at St. Louis med schools
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/20/16)
    It’s June, and the third-year students at St. Louis University School of Medicine are getting out of anatomy labs and lecture halls and into their first clinical rotations with patients. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to receive grant
    (AgProfessional, 6/9/16)
    Illumina, Inc. announced that the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is the 2016 recipient of the Agricultural Greater Good Initiative grant. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Law Schools Are Going Online to Reach New Students
    (The New York Times, 6/22/16)
    Law schools, in the face of marked declines in enrollment, revenue and jobs for graduates, are beginning to adopt innovative new ways of delivering legal education. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Philanthropy Spotlight: Gifts to Washington University, SIUE launch new programs
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/20/16)
    Washington University will establish the George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at the Olin Business School, thanks to a $5 million commitment from the Bauers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE and Kaskaskia College establish 2+2 agreement in Early Childhood Education
    (Riverbender.com, 6/16/16)
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Kaskaskia College (KC) have signed a 2+2 Articulation Agreement in early childhood education to better ensure a seamless transfer experience as students transition from KC to SIUE. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Green Street Pursuing Redevelopment of The Armory
    (nextSTL, 6/23/16)
    nextSTL has learned that Green Street Development LLC is in active discussions with more than one potential user to repurpose the Armory building at 3660 Market Street. Several options continue to be explored, with one focus being its use as an event and performance space. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Work set to resume on Missouri Theatre project
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/20/16)
    Renovation of the Missouri Theatre building in Grand Center as a hotel and the new headquarters of Bull Moose Industries is scheduled to resume this week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    State OKs $10 million in bonds for Centene's Clayton expansion
    (St. Louis Business Journal. 6/21/16)
    The Missouri Development Finance Board on Tuesday approved roughly $10 million in bonds from its BUILD Bond Program for Centene Corp.'s proposed Clayton expansion project. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Goodbye parking garage, hello amphitheater at north end of Arch grounds
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/16/16)
    On a 91-degree day, with no trees to block out the sun, the dusty construction site of the North Gateway doesn’t look too appealing. But come this fall, the 7.5-acre development at the north end of the Arch grounds will be home to a bike and foot path, amphitheater area, children’s play area and more. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SLU law school promotes increased law school diversity
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
    In the 1960s, when Mike Wolff began taking his first law school courses at the University of Minnesota, he was part of a class of about 240 students that included only 13 women and zero minorities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    How to get a skill — and a decent-paying job — on the cheap
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/19/16)
    Many young people will be feeling lost this month. They’ve just graduated from high school. They think four years of college isn’t for them. They like working with their hands, but they have no skills to sell. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Forest Park turns 140: St. Louis jewel was recently voted ‘best city park’ in U.S.
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/20/16)
    St. Louisans have plenty to be proud of when it comes to Forest Park. In the summer, the park is bustling with musicals, plays, cool museums and many other recreational activities. Recently, the park was voted the best urban park in the United States by USA Today. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Blues to get $16.6 million thanks to NHL expansion
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/23/16)
    The St. Louis Blues will soon get a $16.6 million shot in the arm thanks to the National Hockey League’s expansion efforts in Las Vegas. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    African-American artists well represented in new folk art show at SLAM
    (The St. Louis American, 6/21/16)
    “Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum,” which opened June 19 at the Saint Louis Art Museum, includes in its vast treasures work by 15 African-American artists in a wide range of styles and media that we expect when we veer into the terrain of the “self-taught” or “outsider” folk artist. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jun 17, 2016
    St. Louis area adds 1,000 jobs in may
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
    St. Louis' job gains slowed in May, but a gain of 1,000 workers pushed metro area employment further into record territory.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Demand is high for new homes in the metro-east
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/12/16)
    When Poetker, who is general manager of JLP Homes in Waterloo, came into his showroom Tuesday afternoon he immediately sat down. He said it had been a long day. “In my career in residential construction, it’s as busy as it’s ever been,” Poetker said. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryland Heights braces for a proposed development that could transform city, region
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/15/16)
    This city is poised to expand its identity beyond suburban cul-de-sacs, the global headquarters of World Wide Technology, and attractions such as Westport Plaza and Creve Coeur Lake Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Chamber director: When businesses work together, Belleville wins
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/12/16)
    There isn’t much of a learning curve for the new executive director of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    STart me up
    (St. Louis Magazine, 6/10/16)
     A a-to-Z primer on the evolving startup scene. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Imagine a Better St. Louis: Cortex continues to grow as more businesses call St. Louis home
    (KMOV, 6/9/16)
    Construction crews continue their work at the Cortex Innovation Community as expansion continues to support the growing number of start-ups that are choosing to call St. Louis home. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    How did St. Louis become an entrepreneurial boomtown?
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/10/16)
    To many Americans, St. Louis is known for urban dysfunction and slow economic decline. It’s one of those places where every year or two another big homegrown company seems to get bought by outside owners. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Sports venture capital builds momentum for Stadia Ventures Demo Day encore
    (Examiner.com, 6/10/16)
    Growing interest by sophisticated venture capital investors is adding a new dimension to sports business. Stadia Ventures, the first sector fund for sports business, is hosting a second Demo Day next week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ascension closes $2 billion bond financing
    (St. louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    Ascension Health has closed on a $2 billion bond transaction, the second-largest such transaction for the health care system since the $2.4 billion financing that formed Ascension in 1999. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘What patients need’: Metro-east hospitals move toward private patient rooms
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/11/16)
    Lauren Mullikin remembers being in a semi-private room at Anderson Hospital in Maryvilleand receiving news no one wants to hear, especially an 18-year-old with her whole life ahead of her. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Bioscience as a Foundation for Transforming St. Louis
    (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 6/2016)
    The St. Louis region is fortunate to have an extraordinary concentration of world-class scientists in medical and plant biosciences. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Watching grass grow is literally part of the job for Danforth Center researchers
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/14/16)
    As golfers tee off at the U.S. Open this week, researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center are literally watching grass grow to find ways to improve turf on golf courses. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    (Inbound Logistics, 5/2016)
    The most powerful word in the language of logistics is location. It's a word heard over and over again in St. Louis. But location is just the beginning of the story. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New Balance expands to new Earth City warehouse
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    To support growth in its online business, footware manufacturer New Balance has moved into a larger e-commerce fulfillment center in Earth City. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Spartan Light Metal Products Expansion
    (Construction Forum STL, 6/8/16)
    Spartan Light Metal Products chose The Korte Company to design and construct a 92,000 square foot expansion at their Sparta, Illinois facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Lewis and Clark Community College GED graduation celebrates resilience
    (Riverbender.com, 6/13/16)
    A total of 128 students earned their General Equivalency Diplomas (GED®) through Lewis and Clark Community College’s Adult Education department and the Regional Office of Education #40 Adult Learning Centers in 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    NorthSide Regeneration is targeting this area for residential development
    (St. louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    NorthSide Regeneration said this week that it found a new partner for a planned residential development in St. Louis Place, just east of the site of the soon-to-be National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency western headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene seeks $147 million in public help for Clayton expansion
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/17/16)
    Centene Corp. plans to seek $147 million in public incentives for its proposed $771.8 million expansion project in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fastest-Growing Companies 2016: St. Louis’ construction boom
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/7/16)
    For J.T. Norville of MC Hotel Construction and a host of other firms on the Business Journal’s Fastest-Growing Companies List, a rebounding economy pushed revenue high following the recession. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Faster and safer: IDOT hosts high speed rail presentation
    (Riverbender.com, 6/10/16)
    New rail improvements may cut the train trip from Alton to Chicago by as much as an hour. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Group seeking to attract young people to manufacturing, trades
    (Illinois Business Journal, 6/2016)
    Members of the Manufacturing Steering Committee of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois are ready to hit the road and spread the word about the need for youth to pursue careers in manufacturing and skilled trades. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce launches local branch
    (The St. Louis American, 6/16/16)
    About 75 black business owners and community leaders celebrated the launching of a local branch of the U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce at an event held at Saint Louis University on Monday, June 13. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Shalimar the Clown,’ ‘Ariadne on Naxos’ and ‘Macbeth’ at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Reviews
    (The Wall Street Journal, 6/14/16)
    Jack Perla’s haunting “Shalimar the Clown,” which had its world premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on Saturday, succeeds at being topical, literary and theatrical. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Science Center’s new GROW exhibit comes alive
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/11/16)
    Bert Vescolani, president and CEO of the St. Louis Science Center, grew up around farms in East Lansing, Mich. It should come as no surprise, then, that he’s enthralled by the Science Center’s newest permanent exhibit, GROW, which focuses on connecting people to agriculture and the food they eat every day. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Acclaimed Chefs to Bring "Veggie-First" Vicia to Cortex District
    (Riverfront Times, 6/15/16)
    Michael and Tara Gallina shocked the restaurant world last year when they announced they would be leaving New York state's acclaimed Blue Hill at Stone Barns to open a restaurant in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE