• St. Louis Press Pass

    Jan 22, 2016
    Charter Communications bringing over 200 new jobs to St. Louis area
    (KMOV, 1/21/16)
    Charter Communications plans to bring more than 200 new jobs to the St. Louis-area with the development of a new call center.

    The new facility, located in a renovated St. Louis landmark in St. Ann, can hold 650 people. The building features smart LED lighting that adjusts automatically and reduces eye strain.
    Charter opens Northwest Plaza call center
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/22/16)
    Charter Communications said Thursday it has opened its $16 million call center at the former Northwest Plaza shopping mall in St. Ann. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    TierPoint to acquire Cosentry
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/20/16)
    TierPoint LLC, the Town and Country-based hosting and cloud computer company, is continuing its string of acquisitions by reaching agreement to acquire Cosentry. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene Partners With Washington University In St. Louis And Duke University To Launch The Envolve Center For Health Behavior Change
    (PR Newswire, 1/20/16)
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today it has partnered with Washington University in St. Louis and Duke University to launch the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change (Envolve Center). >> CLICK FOR MORE
    SunEdison completes $300 million Dominion acquisition
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/19/16)
    SunEdison, the Maryland Heights-based renewable energy developer, has closed on the second phase of a $300 million acquisition of a solar portfolio from Dominion Resources. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Sí, Hablo Español: Illinois-Based Bank Opens Bilingual Branch... Inside a Public Library
    (The Saint Louis Fed, Fall 2015)
    It isn’t every day that a bank branch in the Midwest would schedule a fiesta to celebrate a grand opening. But then again, it isn’t every day that a financial institution opens a full-service, fully bilingual banking center in a community that the 2010 census describes as more than 70 percent Hispanic. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Early stage investing hits record high
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/22/16)
    More money than ever — $116.9 million — was invested by venture capitalists into early stage companies in Missouri last year, according to recent data provided by PwC and the National Venture Capital Association. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cybersecurity firm gets started on Series A financing
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/20/16)
    Global Velocity, a local networking security company, has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to start raising $7.5 million from investors.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nanopore Diagnostics raises $600,000
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/20/16)
    Nanopore Diagnostics, a St. Louis-based startup developing a medical device that physicians can use to detect bacterial infections, has raised nearly $600,000 from a group of investors led by the Missouri Technology Corporation. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Sparo Labs founders raise more capital
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/21/16)
    St. Louis-based medical device startup Sparo Labs has raised more than $450,000 from a group of investors, according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Small-aircraft company has big plans at St. Louis Regional
    (Illinois Business Journal, January 2016)
    Big River Aviation is starting small at St. Louis Regional Airport, but the company’s on a flight path to greater heights.Owner Paul Voorhees is working out of three tiny t-hangers, temporary space as he pursues plans to either lease or build bigger hangar space on the airport grounds.
    Washington U nears $2.2 billion fundraising goal, raises target
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/21/16)
    Washington University officials expect to reach the minimum $2.2 billion goal in its current capital campaign two years ahead of schedule, so they’re raising the target. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Harris-Stowe and Washington University partner for Occupational Therapy degree program
    (St. Louis American, 1/16/16)
    Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) has entered into partnership with Washington University and its School of Medicine and Program in Occupational Therapy (WUSM). >> CLICK FOR MORE
    D.M. teams with Omaha, K.C., St. Louis on business plan
    (Des Moines Register, 1/19/16)
    Civic and business leaders from Des Moines have joined with their counterparts in three other Midwest metro areas to push the region's economic priorities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Q&A with Ronda L. Sauget, new executive director of Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois
    (Illinois Business Journal, January 2016)
    IBJ: It’s seems to us like everything you’ve done to this point in your career prepared you for this moment. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Reception welcomes General Carlton D. Everhart II to Scott Air Force Base
    (Riverbender.com, 1/20/16)
    General Carlton D. Everhart II was honored on January 19th at a reception celebrating his recent appointment as Commander of the United States Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base. The reception was hosted by the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, Civic Progress, Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Belle Scott Committee. Approximately 90 people attended the event at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights to demonstrate their appreciation for the General and thank him for his service. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Ferguson Commission Co-Chair Says Panel Making Impact
    (KMOX, 1/18/16)
    The commission formed after the Ferguson riots in 2014 officially disbanded at the end of last year, but one of its co-chairs says its impact is just starting to be felt.

    Ferguson Commission co-chair, Rev. Starsky Wilson tells KMOX, “Someone who says it hasn’t made that much of a difference, really hasn’t paid that much attention over the course of the last year.”
    Major makeover planned for St. Louis Union Station
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 1/21/16)
    St. Louis-based Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM) and Groundswell Design Group of Philadelphia, PA are re-conceptualizing St. Louis Union Station. Work will begin on February 1, 2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MLS Commissioner Don Garber talks St. Louis expansion with Sports Illustrated
    (MLS Soccer, 1/19/16)
    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl at last week’s SuperDraft in Baltimore, with SI.com releasing their interview last Friday as part of their weekly Planet Futbol podcast. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Saint Louis Art Museum Receives $21 Million From Taylors
    (Philanthropy News Digest, 1/15/16)
    The Saint Louis Art Museum has received a gift of $21 million from Barbara Taylor, who recently stepped down as president of its board, and her husband, Andy, the St. Louis Dispatch reports. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Top 10 Places to Celebrate Mardi Gras Outside of Louisiana
    (The BLT, 1/19/16)
    The St. Louis Mardi Gras is one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations north of Louisiana. One of the first events of the Mardi Gras season is a Cajun cook-off, for those wanting to put their southern-style cooking to the test or even learn how to cook Cajun-style meals. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jan 15, 2016
    Plans to develop north riverfront move forward without stadium
    (KSDK, 1/14/16)
    No Rams? No problem. That's what city leaders say about a plan already underway to redevelop the north riverfront in downtown St. Louis - a plan some think could be better without a new stadium. >> CLICK FOR MORE

    Anheuser-Busch InBev Bonds Are a Hit
    (The Wall Street Journal, 1/13/16)
    Investors snapped up $46 billion in bonds from Anheuser-Busch InBev NV on Wednesday, the second-largest corporate-bond sale on record and a sign that demand for high-quality corporate debt remains strong. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Shock Top to share spotlight in A-B's return to Super Bowl
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/15/16)
    Budweiser and Bud Light ads are once again part of the lineup in the upcoming Super Bowl, but the top brands will share the limelight with others in the Anheuser-Busch portfolio: Shock Top and Michelob Ultra. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    AT&T to hire 215 in Missouri 
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/14/16)
    AT&T is seeking to hire 215 employees in Missouri for positions that are primarily technicians and retail support jobs. The job openings follow AT&T's investment of more than $1.8 billion in wireless and wireline networks in Missouri from 2012 through 2014, as well as the launch of new home security and automation products and the GigaPower ultra-fast Internet service. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis’ newest billion-dollar company names new CFO
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/11/16)
    Vectra, the chemicals firm formerly known as OM Group Inc. that announced in November it would move its corporate headquarters to St. Louis, has hired a former SunEdison executive as its new CFO.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Allegiant to begin flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach out of MidAmerica Airport
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 1/12/16)
    Allegiant Airlines announced Tuesday it will begin offering twice-weekly flights from MidAmerica Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Suggs Scholar making most of opportunity
    (St. Louis American Newspaper, 1/14/16)
    As a student at McCluer High School, MU sophomore Olivia Rivers was an accomplished athlete and leader. She was elected president of the National Honor Society, served as vice president of Future Business Leaders of America and played both tennis and golf. Rivers also attended the Missouri Scholars Academy and participated in the Missouri Girls State program. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Former Trump executive Hausler named CEO at Isle of Capri
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1/14/16)
    Isle of Capri Casinos president and CEO Virginia McDowell will retire in April and chief financial officer Eric Hausler will succeed her as the casino operator's top executive.   >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Danforth Center wins USDA grant
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/13/16)
    The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to identify genetic variants impacting photosynthesis and nitrogen uptake. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cultivation Capital launching $75 million fintech fund
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/11/16)
    St. Louis-based venture capital firm Cultivation Capital has created a new fund geared solely for financial services technology startups and plans to raise at least $25 million for the fund by mid-2016. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Boeing and engineers union reach surprise contract agreement 
    (Puget Sound Business Journal, 1/14/16)
    Boeing and its engineers’ union have agreed to a tentative six-year contract extension months before the current contract expires. The sudden engineers' agreement is a surprise because the current contract doesn't end until October. The union and company were expected to start negotiating in the weeks leading up to that deadline. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Urban Chestnut set to expand
    (KTVI, 1/12/16)
    As Urban Chestnut gets ready to celebrate their fifth birthday in The Grove, they`ll soon be taking over the former home of Joyia Tapas restaurant.  The new location features 3,500 square feet of space at the corner of Taylor and Manchester. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Webster University unveils new space in Arcade Building
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 1/12/16)
    Webster University hosted a reception at its new Gateway Campus in the historic Arcade Building on Monday evening. It was the first day the space was fully occupied, with both undergraduate and graduate classes underway. Webster occupies 54,000 square feet of the building on the first and second floors, as well as the mezzanine level, of the Arcade Building. It has a 20-year lease. >> CLICK FOR MORE