• St. Louis Press Pass

    Sep 09, 2016
    St. Louis Rethinks Tourism Marketing in Response to Ferguson Violence
    (Skift, 9/9/16)
    Two years after the August 2014 unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, the St. Louis tourism bureau and a broad coalition of business and civic leaders launched a new collaborative marketing campaign designed to show a city working together in unison. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis Regional Chamber looks to build St. Louis into a startup hub
    (KTVI, 8/31/16)
    St. Louis is known for its start up businesses.  On Wednesday, fifteen companies are at the Four Season's downtown hoping their business model is successful. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Solid Gold Pet Opens New Corporate Headquarters in St. Louis
    (Pet Product News, 9/2/16)
    Solid Gold Pet is bringing new jobs to St. Louis as the company opens its new corporate headquarters in Chesterfield, Mo., and increases its operations team. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Square to take more office space in St. Louis
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/29/16)
    Square, the multibillion-dollar payments company founded by native St.Louisans Jack Dorsey and Jim McKelvey, is close to expanding its footprint in St. Louis by taking additional office space in the Cortex innovation district. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE announces innovative partnership with T-REX Innovation
    (Riverbender.com, 9/1/16)
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Denise Cobb, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, today announced a new partnership for with the T-REX Innovation Center located in downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Tom Hillman launches $45 million life sciences fund
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 9/8/16)
    Venture capitalist Tom Hillman has closed on the first tranche of a planned $45 million investment fund that will invest in startups in the life sciences sector. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Veniti locks down $25M from Boston Scientific for venous stent system
    (FierceBiotech, 9/8/16)
    Veniti locked down $25 million in Series D financing from Boston Scientific ($BSX) to finish a clinical trial for its venous stent system. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Minority tech start-up wants to innovate new ways of diversifying tech start-up sector
    (The St. Louis American, 9/7/16)
    Seqwana Pryor is a chemical engineer with 18 years of corporate experience at DuPont Company, so she understands how much time it can take to develop a product. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Joe Biden to visit LaunchCode in St. Louis
    (KSDK, 9/8/16)
    He will visit Launch Code. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Express Scripts diabetes program aims to cap costs for customers
    (Reuters, 8/31/16)
    Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said on Wednesday it will implement a program next year that guarantees per-patient spending caps on diabetes drug costs in an effort to limit soaring increases for its customers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ojeda invests $1.7 million in Metro East medical lab
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 9/8/16)
    Metro East entrepreneur Vince Ojeda is building a second company focused on the medical lab test market. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Mallinckrodt completes purchase of regenerative medicine company
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 9/1/16)
    Mallinckrodt PLC said Wednesday it completed its previously announced buyout of Stratatech Corp., a privately held company focused on developing regenerative skin tissue and technology to treat severe burns. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Uptick in women-led companies at Ag Innovation Showcase
    (Wisconsin State Farmer, 8/30/16)
    At the 8th annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis, MO, (September 14-16), six women-led businesses will pitch on the main stage– up from last year’s total of four women-led companies. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Amazon welcomes new employees in Edwardsville
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/6/16)
    Amazon recently welcomed new employees for their first day at work at the online retailer's two fulfillment centers — aka warehouses — in Edwardsville. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Emerson acquires two cargo monitoring companies
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/30/16)
    Emerson has acquired two companies that provide systems to monitor the safe transport of fresh food and other temperature-sensitive goods. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cotton Babies cloth diaper company to move manufacturing operations to Fenton
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/30/16)
    Jennifer Labit remembers long nights sitting in her laundry room about a dozen years ago, folding and sewing together cloth diaper inserts made from microfiber cleaning cloths usually found in the automotive section. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Downtown St. Louis 'never done redeveloping,' Kelley says
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/30/16)
    Missy Kelley had been an advocate for downtown for years when she became CEO of Downtown STL last August. But she turned it up a notch a few months later by moving her family from the quiet confines of suburbia to a downtown apartment. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    East-West Gateway to move ahead on MetroLink expansion studies
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 9/1/16)
    The East-West Gateway Council of Governments on Wednesday voted to move forward on $5 million in studies of possible new MetroLink routes, including one that would connect to Ferguson. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    STL’s first chief resilience officer Patrick Brown went from the mall to the mayor’s office to the Rockefeller Foundation
    (The St. Louis American, 9/6/16)
    The Rockefeller Foundation started its 100 Resilient Cities program to help cities around the world become more resilient to social, economic and physical challenges – things like riots and earthquakes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Clayton planning commission unanimously recommends approval of Centene rezoning
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 9/7/16)
    Yes it’s election season, but some of the mailers and telephone surveys targeting Clayton households have nothing to do with politicians seeking office. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    City Foundry Vision Gets Big Boost from Bull Moose, Now $340M
    (nextSTL, 8/25/16)
    What was once announced as a $100M remake of a long vacant foundry just to the east of the St. Louis IKEA and Cortex, is now a $340M dream. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE Trustees approve contracts for SIUE School of Engineering Design Center
    (Riverbender.com, 9/8/16)
    The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Edwardsville campus today, approved contracts worth more than $3.5 million to construct a student project design center for the School of Engineering. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Immigrants Contribute to Missouri's Economy
    (KMA Land, 8/28/16)
    The Partnership for a New American Economy report shows Missouri's immigrant population contributes $7 billion in wages and salaries to the state's economy annually, and those residents pay close to $2 million in taxes each year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Principal of St. Louis school for immigrant, refugee children: ‘We can be an example of world peace'
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 9/7/16)
    Donnie Harris is the principal of Nahed Chapman New American Academy, located at 1530 S. Grand in the City of St. Louis. The school opened in 2009 as an “International Welcome School,” which provides a safe environment for immigrants and refugee students who have low formal education and struggle with limited English and, for some, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ludeman’s Concordance Academy hits milestone, seeks more funding
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/26/16)
    Concordance Academy of Leadership, led by President and CEO Danny Ludeman, has begun providing a broad range of services to its first cohort of soon-to-be-released prisoners with the goal of keeping them from returning to prison. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    U.S. Bank invests $2 million in Ferguson jobs center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 9/8/16)
    U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corp., a subsidiary of U.S. Bank, invested $2 million in the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ new job training site in Ferguson, the company said this week. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    016: Pat Coleman President and CEO of Behavioral Health Response (BHR)
    (Making Her Mark, 9/2016)
    Over the holiday weekend, I had the pleasure of talking to Pat Coleman, President and CEO of Behavioral Health Response (BHR). >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Group eyes site near Union Station for MLS stadium
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/25/16)
    A group of local business and sports leaders aiming to lure a Major League Soccerteam to St. Louis has narrowed its focus for a potential stadium site to the area just west of Union Station where the Interstate 64 Market Street interchange is located, according to sources familiar with the deal. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Aug 26, 2016
    St. Louis Fed to hire hundreds
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/26/16)
    The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is looking to fill more than 200 positions over the next two years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis is second-most affordable city to buy a home among hottest markets, real estate report says
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/16)
    St. Louis is the second-most affordable city among the hottest real estate markets in which to purchase a home, according to a mid-year ranking by St. Louis Realtors. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Real estate agents: Home sales on the rise in Ferguson
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    Kathie Harnacker is house hunting in Ferguson. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator Announces Fall 2016 Class
    (EQ, 8/23/16)
    Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) announced the six women-led companies selected for their Fall 2016 cohort today including three local companies, as well as startups focused on a wide array of subject matter including mental health, music rights and baked goods. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County startup moving to downtown St. Louis
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/24/16)
    KNOWiNK, the St. Louis-based startup that’s developed technology to help election officials, plans to move its headquarters from St. Louis County to downtown St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Midwest Cyber Center Of Excellence To Host A Youth Cyber Competition
    (EQ, 8/24/16)
    The Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence (MWCCOE) is hosting a MWCCOE HackSpace Competition for high school and middle school students Saturday, Sept. 10 at Maryville University and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Southwestern Illinois College. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Two St. Louis leaders ranked among most influential in health care
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Two St. Louis health care leaders have made Modern Healthcare’s recently released list of the 100 most influential people in the industry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Future of Agribusiness Looks Bright in St. Louis
    (Commercial Property Executive, 8/22/16)
    Plant science giant Monsanto’s expansion at the Chesterfield Village Research Center is taking shape. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New details on Pfizer’s planned Chesterfield campus
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Pfizer’s new research and development campus in Chesterfield could include a four- to five-story, 460,000-square-foot facility and a parking structure on the northwest corner of Olive Boulevard and Chesterfield Parkway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    20 companies to present at Ag Innovation Showcase
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/22/16)
    Agtech funding in the first half of this year dropped 20 percent compared with the first six months of 2015, to $1.75 billion. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘Sweet spot’ river levels making life easier for barges
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 8/25/16)
    After a wet winter that caused flooding problems for many barge operators on the Mississippi River, water levels have evened out this summer, providing a smooth trip through the St. Louis region. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Maryville credits largest freshman class to targeted domestic, international marketing
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/23/16)
    A hike in international student enrollment is among the reasons Maryville University is expecting the largest freshman class in the Town and Country campus’ history. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Washington University celebrates largest freshman class on move-in day
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/16)
    With a few days left of summer break, the class of 2020 moved into Washington University's residential halls Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Harris-Stowe reports largest incoming class
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/26/16)
    Harris-Stowe State University reported Friday a 30-percent increase in this year's batch of new freshmen and transfer students. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SIUE summer enrollment trending up
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 8/23/16)
    Year-after-year, enrollment has increased at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    County looks to take over roadways to get East St. Louis project going
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 8/24/16)
    To help get the reconstruction of Front Street going, St. Clair County has plans to take jurisdiction of some additional roadway. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ICYMI: Funding plan boosts 67 local transportation projects
    (Leader Publications, 8/21/16)
    Jefferson County is poised to see a dramatic uptick in state and federal funding for transportation projects over the next four years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Video: Branding St. Louis
    (EQ, 8/19/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber, Explore St. Louis and more than 30 other partners unveiled a new regional marketing plan during the Chamber’s 179th Annual Event at the Peabody Opera House last night. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Inner City Capital Connections comes to St. Louis, August 31 deadline to apply
    (The St. Louis American, 8/19/16)
    In many ways, St. Louis is at a crossroads. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ferguson bakery pays it forward
    (KSDK, 8/25/16)
    Natalie's Cakes and More has become a popular bakery in Ferguson -- thanks to the community's support. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    White House Initiative visits St. Louis to listen to Asian-Americans here
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 8/18/16)
    For the first time, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is focusing its attention on St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    IndyCar adds race to 2017 schedule at Gateway Motorsports Park
    (USA Today, 8/24/16)
    IndyCar will fortify its base on Thursday, adding a Midwestern oval to its 2017 schedule in Gateway Motorsports Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    The Saint Louis Fashion Incubator Announces The Inaugural Six Designers
    (ALIVE Magazine, 8/24/16)
    After months of accepting applications and narrowing down the candidates, the Saint Louis Fashion Incubator and its VIP panel of fashion industry jurors have announced the six that will be in the inaugural class. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    10 years of St. Louis Fashion Week sparks $10,000 prize, 10 weeks of events
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8/22/16)
    In partnership with Caleres (formerly Brown Shoe Co.), St. Louis Fashion Week will award a $10,000 grand prize to a fashion brand and a second prize of $5,000 in a fashion-meets-”Shark Tank” style grant competition and event. >> CLICK FOR MORE