• St. Louis Press Pass

    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
    (Riverbender.com, 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
    (Riverbender.com, 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
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Mar 03, 2017
    Businesses grapple with hike in St. Louis' minimum wage
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3/2/17)
    Usually the biggest worry Ed Brock has this time of year is making sure the Mardi Gras beads and accessories are replaced with St. Patrick’s Day items. Now, the owner of Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon, the city’s biggest costume and accessories shop, has a new headache: an unexpected increase in the city’s minimum wage is throwing his business into upheaval. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    TS signs pact with T rex incubator
    (Telangana Today, 2/27/17)
    Telangana government on Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with T rex-incubator located in Saint Louis in US. Under the new MOU, T-Hub and T rex will work together under the T-Bridge programme. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Bottom Line: Compassionate credit
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2/25/17)
    Missouri's Legislature is debating whether to adopt a state version of the earned-income tax credit. David Nicklaus and Jim Gallagher say the policy would help families while providing low-income people with more of an incentive to work. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Allegiant gives you two more places to fly to out of MidAmerica Airport
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 2/28/17)
    People will be able to fly to south Florida and South Carolina from MidAmerica Airport as Allegiant starts two new routes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nestlé IT jobs headed to downtown office building
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/1/17)
    Some 300 information technology jobs Swiss-based Nestlé SA plans to bring to St. Louis later this year are expected to work out of a downtown St. Louis building at 100 N. Broadway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Software company to expand in south St. Louis County
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/1/17)
    JW Software, a software developer and designer from Sunset Hills, has announced plans to add more than 10 jobs over the next 12 months and is looking to expand its real estate footprint by purchasing a new corporate headquarters. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cortex’s Evolution From A Life Science District To A Magnet For St. Louis Innovators: A Feature Series
    (EQ, 2/27/17)
    The Cortex Innovation Community is a center of gravity for St. Louis’ startup ecosystem, playing home to more than 250 startup companies along with a growing corporate presence, entrepreneur support organizations and six separate innovation centers across 200 acres in the heart of Midtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The inaugural CNBC Upstart 25: Promising young start-ups
    (CNBC, 2/28/17)
    In 2013, when Zach Winkler was a senior at the University of Missouri, he heard plenty of stories about the crimes that were happening on campus but didn't hear enough about solutions. That's when he and three friends got together to create an app that students could activate quickly and quietly on their smartphones to call for help. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New To St. Louis, But A Big Fan Already: Why International Pico.Buzz Made A B-Line To The Midwest
    (EQ, 2/28/17)
    Asaf Nevo, co-founder of Pico.Buzz, may be new to St. Louis, but his business is not new to the world. The tech company got its start in Israel, expanded to Europe, then recently broke into the US market by creating partnerships with sports franchises, music venues and other fan supported institutions. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MediBeacon completes clinical study at Washington University
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/2/17)
    St. Louis biotech startup MediBeacon has completed a clinical study using its medical device — a monitor that tracks kidney function — on subjects with impaired kidney function at Washington University and Saint Louis University Hospital. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local women make ranking of top women in health care
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 3/2/17)
    Three local executives made a newly released ranking from Modern Healthcare of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2017. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New pharmaceutical company to move into Maryland Heights building
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/27/17)
    Apertus Pharmaceuticals, a Ballwin-based provider of pharmaceutical manufacturing and analytical services, plans to spin out one of its units, rename it Pageview Pharmaceuticals and move Pageview's operations to Maryland Heights. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is Part of National Boom in Logistics Construction
    (Construction Forum STL, 3/2/17)
    St. Louis has been nationally recognized as part of  in a of a boom in internet-fueled distribution center logistics construction that has now spread to the Midwest. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    What Should Cities Make?
    (Citylab, 2/20/17)
    When President Donald Trump announced his Manufacturing Jobs Initiative last month, he was moving forward on a promise he made over and over during his campaign: to make America great at making stuff again. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    This St. Charles facility is behind Nike’s 3.5 billion ‘Air’ units
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 2/28/17)
    A nondescript, 222,575-square-foot warehouse in St. Charles County is one of two facilities in the nation responsible for manufacturing more than 3.5 billion units of Nike’s signature AIR technology, the sole of Nike’s shoes that make them more comfortable. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Joins National City Energy Project
    (Construction Forum STL, 2/27/17)
    The City of St. Louis is home to some of the most architecturally-stunning buildings in the country, but many of these grandiose structures are also the greatest energy users. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE’s workforce development program receives award for promoting growth
    (The Alton Telegraph, 2/28/17)
    The Building Illinois’ Bioeconomy (BIB) Consortium, a Department of Labor-funded workforce training and education grant led by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been awarded Focus St. Louis’ 20th annual What’s Right with the Region! Award for emerging initiatives. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Stacy Taubman; RISE Collaborative Workspace & Girls Dreaming Big
    (STL Community Cast, 2/26/17)
    Stacy Taubman is the founder and CEO of RISE Collaborative Workspace. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Love Letter to STL’ Travels Worldwide in ‘American Way’ Magazine
    (KMOX, 2/27/17)
    St. Louis goes worldwide, thanks to a special section in American Way magazine – the one that will go in the seat pocket of every American Airlines flight around the world beginning March 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Explore St. Louis pulling out the stops for 3,000 conventioneers
    (KTVI, 2/27/17)
    There is a little bit of the Big Apple, Chicago and more in downtown St. Louis this week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Loop Trolley cars prepare for debut on tracks
    (KPLR 11, 3/2/17)
    Major milestones for the Loop Trolley project as it gets closer to becoming a reality later this year. For the first time Thursday, Fox 2 News had a close look at the first newly refurbished trolley car. It is one of three cars that will eventually run on the trolley line from the Delmar Loop to Forest Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE