• Heartland Dental Taps St. Louis for Its Next Non-Clinical Support Office

    Mar 29, 2019

    EFFINGHAM, Ill. – Heartland Dental, the nation’s largest dental support organization serving approximately 1,400 supported dentists across more than 900 dental offices, today announced the opening of a non-clinical support office in St. Louis. The new location is the third site for administrative support services in addition to its Effingham, Ill. headquarters and Indianapolis support office.

    “As our network of supported dentists grows, so must our infrastructure of support that is our tireless commitment to serve the needs of doctors and their dental office teams,” said Patrick Bauer, Heartland Dental President and CEO. “The St. Louis region has the right mix of central location, affordable real estate and talent to help Heartland Dental grow. We are grateful for the city’s warm welcome, and excited to bring jobs to the local economy.”

    The new St. Louis support office will be housed in the West Park II building, located at 12647 Olive Boulevard. The office will feature the desired amount of work space to accommodate both immediate and future positions.

    “Heartland Dental is a welcomed addition to Missouri,” said Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. “We’re thankful that they recognized Missouri’s business-friendly climate and hard-working people, and chose to invest and create jobs in Missouri. We look forward to building a partnership that supports their growth long into the future.”

    Heartland Dental has collaborated with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate expert, to identify markets that offer ideal talent recruitment opportunities. Cushman & Wakefield assisted with the installation of the St. Louis support office, as well as the opening of Heartland Dental’s Indianapolis support office last year. 

    "This was an outstanding team effort by the Department of Economic Development, AllianceSTL, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Cushman & Wakefield, and Missouri Partnership to support Heartland Dental’s expansion in Missouri,” said Subash Alias, Interim CEO of Missouri Partnership. ”This is a great company, creating good-paying jobs, and investing in our state. It is a pleasure to welcome Heartland Dental to Missouri.”

    To learn more about Heartland Dental, click here.

  • St. Louis Regional Chamber Releases 2018 Annual Summary

    Mar 25, 2019

    Dear friends and partners,

    This is my first year releasing an Annual Summary for the St. Louis Regional Chamber and I am excited to share this report with you.

    Since 1836, the St. Louis Regional Chamber has focused on working with businesses to sustain economic growth and prosperity throughout the bi-state region. While 2018 was a year of change for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, our attention remained focused on economic development and workforce strategy. That doesn’t mean the great work in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, policy, or inclusion was abandoned. We became laser focused on what would elevate the regional economy and prepare the workforce for the business needs of today and tomorrow. 

    The Regional Chamber will continue to support the economic development of entrepreneurs, push business-focused policy, forge efforts to meet workforce demands, and make our region an inclusive place to work, live, and invest. The excellent programming and events that you have come to expect from the Regional Chamber will continue. We strive to meet the needs of our members and investors, which is why we distributed a member survey in 2018 so that we can get feedback from you and deliver more value on your investment in us. We heard you!  We are all looking forward to an exceptional 2019.

    Tom Chulick
    President & CEO
    St. Louis Regional Chamber

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    Read the full 2018 Annual Summary here (might download slowly).

    View a flippable version of the 2018 Annual Summary here.