• St. Louis Press Pass

    Aug 05, 2016
    AB InBev works out details of merger with SABMiller
    (KTVI, 8/4/16)
    New details are being revealed this morning about the mega merger between AB InBev and SABMiller. The news is good for St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Median home price rises in and around St. Clair County, Realtors say
    (Illinois Business Journal, 8/2016)
    The Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois released the June 2016 housing statistics at the end of July. The median home price for Monroe, St. Clair, and Randolph Counties rose in June 2016 compared to June 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Housing permits on the rise in St. Louis region
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/4/16)
    The number of new single family home building permits in the St. Louis region is on the rise, albeit barely, just barely eclipsing the total number of permits at this time last year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Charles County on track to continue housing growth trend
    (KSDK, 8/3/16)
    St. Charles County continues to grow. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    What makes an innovation hub innovative?
    (AZRE, 8/2/16)
    A new study by the NAIOP Research Foundation offers insight into the development and growth of “innovation districts,” an economic development tool based on the notion that entrepreneurship and innovation can be stimulated in environments that both satisfy space needs of companies in different life cycle stages and encourage employees to interact and exchange ideas in a mix of settings. >> CLICK FOR MORE

    Read the full NAIOP Research Foundation report here.
    St. Louis startup investors report first half totals
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/2/16)
    Some of St. Louis’ largest startup investment firms reported strong investment totals for the first half of 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cultivation Capital Hires New Principal For SixThirty CYBER
    (EQ, 8/1/16)
    St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital announced the here of Christian Taylor, who is coming on as Principal focusing on the SixThirty CYBER accelerator program. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Startup Orion Genomics Aims to Disrupt the Palm Oil Industry
    (Riverfront Times, 8/1/16)
    A St. Louis startup is on the brink of saving hundreds of thousands of acres of Malaysian rainforest, even while saving millions of dollars for companies that harvest palm oil in Malaysia — all through the science of DNA. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Jewish Federation partners with PresenTense to create JFACE Accelerator
    (St. Louis Jewish Light, 8/3/16)
    Jewish Federation of St. Louis is launching a unique partnership with the global Jewish accelerator group PresenTense to form JFACE, a six-month St. Louis-based accelerator program that will target issues in the Jewish community. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local health systems rank among nation's largest integrated systems
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/5/16)
    Two local health care systems were among the top 25 in a new ranking of the nation's largest integrated health systems. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Local hospital ranks among U.S. News 'best'
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/2/16)
    Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranked among the nation's 20 top hospitals in the U.S. News & World report's Best Hospital ranking released Tuesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ascension forms unit to focus on international growth
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/5/16)
    Ascension, the nation's largest nonprofit health system, is launching a new unit focused on international expansion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri Care inks deal with BJC HealthCare
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/1/16)
    Missouri Care has signed a deal with BJC HealthCare and Washington University Physicians after failing to come to an agreement with SSM Health. The deal will give about 117,000 individuals access to BJC facilities and its partnering physicians. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Israeli firms see St. Louis as a place to grow
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/31/16)
    When a group of St. Louisans visited Israel in 2014 to build ties with that country’s entrepreneurs, they expected to wait years for the effort to bear fruit. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Emerson sells units for $5.2 billion to focus on acquisitions
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/2/16)
    Emerson took the largest step in a year-old plan to overhaul its business, announcing two asset sales for $5.2 billion as it hunts for acquisitions to focus on industrial automation and consumer products. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Madison County commissions study of logistical/commerce centers
    (Riverbender.com, 8/2/16)
    Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan has announced the county will commission a study of the three prominent logistic centers in Madison County to provide specific information on the centers’ economic impact on Madison County and the municipalities where the centers are located. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cardinals’ coffee supplier opens Brentwood facility
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/1/16)
    After securing a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals to have its products served at Busch Stadium, Community Coffee Co. last week opened a 6,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility in Brentwood. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MCI Cores buys Pagedale warehouse
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/2/16)
    MCI Cores Inc., a worldwide buyer and seller of used car parts, has expanded to a warehouse in Pagedale from its home base in Wellston. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Public Schools receive training, funding to boost AP scores
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/4/16)
    Two weeks before the new school year, St. Louis Public School teachers Ninfa Matiase, LaJuana Stidmon and Jeremy Resmann cut red agar into squares before dropping them into vinegar. It’s an experiment to test how quickly the cubes absorb the vinegar &mdmdash; one of several lesson plans the teachers have learned over the past two weeks during training provided by the National Math and Science Initiative. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis airport could be in for a name change
    (KTRS, 8/5/16)
    Missouri’s largest airport could soon get a name change. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Redevelopment of former chemical facility near Soulard moves forward
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/5/16)
    The developer behind a plan to finish cleaning up a former Monsanto chemical factory and turn it into a warehouse and industrial park says the project could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the riverfront just south of downtown. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Charles eyes second convention center hotel
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/4/16)
    The St. Charles County Convention and Sports Facilities Authority and the city of St. Charles are planning to develop a second hotel near the St. CharlesConvention Center. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Gardner to make history as STL city's first African-American circuit attorney
    (The St. Louis American, 8/3/16)
    Kimberly Gardner will soon become St. Louis city's first black circuit attorney. With 46.6 percent of the vote, Gardner won handily in the four-way Democratic primary race for circuit attorney, beating her nearest challenger by nearly 10,000 votes, according to unofficial final results. She will run unopposed in the November general election. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Hundreds of Syrian Refugees to Settle in St. Louis
    (CBS St. Louis, 8/3/16)
    The International Institute has came out with new numbers of Syrian refugees that are coming to St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Campbell House’s ‘foodways’ gilded age — new hardback, glossy book shares historic family’s recipes
    (The Alton Telegraph, 8/2/16)
    In some ways, author Suzanne Corbett’s newest interpretive book has been many years in the making. “The Gilded Table: Recipes and Table Traditions from the Campbell House” shares the history and “foodways” of days gone by, focusing specifically on the recipes and entertaining habits of Virginia Campbell, who was the wife of wealthy St. Louis fur trader, Robert Campbell. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jul 29, 2016
    Is Clayton emerging as the St. Louis region's new 'downtown'?
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/25/16)
    The city of Clayton is experiencing a burst of construction activity that promises to transform its skyline while raising questions about the continuing shift of investment away from downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Moderately Priced New Construction Keeps St. Louis Rents Low, Study Finds
    (Riverfront Times, 7/28/16)
    You may have heard about the apartments in the Central West End now leasing for $5,000 a month…But as it turns out, things aren't so bad here — and we have, in part, new construction to thank for that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    When St. Louis Innovators Go To Ireland And France: What Happened And What’s Next
    (EQ, 7/27/16)
    Thirty St. Louis innovation leaders, including representatives from St. Louis economic development agencies, elected officials, entrepreneur support organizations, startup companies and multi-national corporations, wrapped a six-day delegation to Ireland and France last weekend. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis tech company helps find stolen data on the ‘dark web’
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 7/25/16)
    Global Velocity Inc. has released the latest version of its Securio platform designed to help enterprises protect sensitive data from loss or theft. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Saint Louis Fashion Fund raises $1.2 million
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 7/27/16)
    The Saint Louis Fashion Fund has surpassed the $1 million mark of its $2 million ‘Campaign for Fashion’ capital campaign, raising $1.2 million as of Wednesday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene Tops Views on Acquisition Benefits
    (The Wall Street Journal, 7/26/16)
    Medicaid-focused health insurer Centene Corp. on Tuesday reported its top and bottom lines nearly doubled in the most recent quarter, handily beating expectations, as a key measure of the company’s medical costs fell, it continued to add members and results saw a boost from the Health Net acquisition. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is at the center of a multi-front fight against obesity
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/25/16)
    America is fat and not getting any thinner. For the first time, there are more women who are obese than men. More than 40 percent of U.S. women are obese compared with 35 percent of men, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Memorial Breast Health Center earns national accreditation
    (Illinois Business Journal, 7/2016)
    Memorial’s Breast Health Center of Excellence was granted a three-year/full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    One Scientist’s Research Could Lead to a Rare Disease Treatment for Many—Including His Daughter
    (St. Louis Magazine, 7/14/16)
    Fran Sverdrup first caught sight of his future wife as they stood at a bus stop just off campus—the University of Pittsburgh, where he was doing graduate work in molecular biology and Marsha Pagnotto was studying genetic counseling. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Wash U engineers develop a foam that can clean dirty water
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 7/28/16)
    The future of clean water may depend on developing technologies that aim to clean dirty water. With that in mind, engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are using nanotechnology, the manipulation of materials on a molecular level, to develop a foam that can remove salt and contaminants from water. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Pretium acquires California packaging company
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 7/25/16)
    Chesterfield-based Pretium Packaging has acquired Custom Blow Molding, an Escondido, California-based supplier of containers for the sports nutrition market. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    UMSL awards record number of degrees, ends tough year on positive note
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/26/16)
    The University of Missouri-St. Louis closed out its fiscal year on a positive note, setting a record for the number of degrees awarded and posting its third-highest fundraising total in school history. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE's redesigned Public Health program prepares students for expanding field
    (Riverbender.com, 7/27/16)
    The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior continues to modify and expand its programming, and is now offering a bachelor’s in public health. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Student pharmacists serve locally – and globally
    (The St. Louis American, 7/27/16)
    John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, became the fourth president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy over five years ago. Since that time, his progressive and innovative leadership is moving the school deeper into pharmacological research, as well as local and global partnerships to meet the fast-changing demands of patient care. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    LCCC Fab Lab to host national symposium
    (The Alton Telegraph, 7/23/16)
     A national symposium on science, technology and mathematics will be held at Lewis and Clark Community College’s fabrication lab next year, the college recently announced. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Four years in, St. Louis Graduates’ summer drop-in center helps bridge high school and college
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 7/25/16)
    When Ozzie Furlow graduated from Hazelwood East High School in June, he planned to attend Missouri Western State University in the fall. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County library branches almost halfway through $120 million renovation
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7/27/16)
    With half of St. Louis County Library branches sporting bright, new interiors, more people are getting library cards and attending programs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    After 90 Years, Downtown St. Louis YMCA to Move to New Home at MX
    (nextSTL, 7/26/16)
    Now, with the statement below, the YMCA has announced that it will move from its longtime home to a new space in the MX Building. The new location is planned to open as early as January 2017, with the current facility in operation until that date. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Town Center will take Edwardsville by storm with 131,890-square-foot development
    (Riverbender.com, 7/21/16)
    The Town Center shopping area in Edwardsville is going to create a thunderbolt when it eventually opens with some of the businesses that will be housed there. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene Outlines Benefits Of Expansion
    (Webster-Kirkwood Times, 7/27/16)
    At a July 16 public meeting, representatives of the Centene Corporation discussed the need and benefits of the proposed expansion of the company's headquarters in downtown Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Chamber hands out ‘Champion’ awards including ‘SJR Six’
    (The Missouri Times, 7/27/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce named the six legislators who voted to kill SJR 39 as Champion Award Winners on Wednesday afternoon. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Scott’s first transition summit a success
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 7/22/16)
    Scott Air Force Base’s first transition summit and education fair was such a success that Hiring Our Heroes is looking to set a date for another event in 2017. The two-day transition summit attracted more than 1,000 attendees and included a total of 108 exhibitors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Urban pioneers work to establish Granite City art district
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 7/23/16)
    Galen Gondolfi is betting that a blighted neighborhood in downtown Granite City can become a cultural hotspot with galleries, artist lofts and venues for music, lectures and performance art. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Rep Receives $1 Million to Endow its Artistic Director Position
    (Broadway World, 7/25/16)
    Michael Oberlander, president of the Board of Directors of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, announced today that the Augustin family has given $1 million to The Rep to endow its artistic director position. >> CLICK FOR MORE