Allison Blood Office of Communications

Allison Blood Office of Communications has written 19 posts for Saint Louis County DIRECT

Laumeier Sculpture Park Presents 28th Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day Weekend

Laumeier Sculpture Park presents its 28th Annual Art Fair on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8–10, 2015. More than 15,000 patrons attend this annual three-day event on Mother’s Day weekend, featuring local food vendors, a wine garden, live music and 150 juried artists exhibiting work in ten categories. Media categories include ceramics, fiber/textiles, glass, jewelry, mixed … Continue reading

Laumeier Sculpture Park Enters Final Phase of Sculpting the Future Capital Campaign

Laumeier Sculpture Park announced that it has entered the final phase of its Sculpting the Future Capital Campaign. As of March 1, 2015, Sculpting the Future has achieved 92% of its total $10 million goal through gifts from more than 175 contributors. Individual support currently accounts for approximately 38% of the total goal. Support from … Continue reading

Preliminary Property Tax Assessments Online

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman announced that property owners in St. Louis County can view preliminary 2015 real property values for real estate located in St. Louis County. Check those values here. These values are not final and the Assessor’s Office anticipates revisions to many individual property values as the Assessor’s valuation review continues. … Continue reading

Q&A: Christine Karslake Picks Startups to Watch

Christine Karslake has been a part of nearly every aspect of entrepreneurship: founder, venture capitalist, acquisitionist. Now, she’s sharing her business acumen and unique insight into entrepreneurship with St. Louis startups in their quest to grow. Karslake, the Partnership’s new Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, set aside a few minutes to talk startups, St. … Continue reading

Not Your 90s Airport

This is an exciting story of change, of progress and a glimpse of what the future holds for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Nearly a decade ago, Lambert started going through a dramatic downturn in flights and passenger activity that left the St. Louis region feeling uncertain about what our airport meant, and the value it … Continue reading

Free Wellness Program for Teens and Parents

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is sponsoring a free wellness program for adolescents ages 12-17 and their parents or guardians.  It will run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. over six consecutive Saturdays from March 7th through April 11th.  Called “Healthy Living for Teens and Their Parents”, the series of six classes will … Continue reading

New Pavement Planned for Hanley Road in Clayton

With 28,000 vehicles using it every day, Hanley Road in Clayton is one of St. Louis County’s most heavily traveled arteries. And presently, with long seams of asphalt patching and iron plates found in abundance on the road between Clayton and Forsyth, it looks like it. But brand new pavement will soon replace that bumpy … Continue reading

BKM Says: “You’ll Survive!”

BKM Fitness in Ferguson is used to surviving.  It’s their motto and it’s printed on the iconic orange t-shirt that gym-goers wear. See what Mitchell told CNBC in an interview before the packed room survived his fitness boot camp. (link to CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102322224#.) The small business, started by Briant Mitchell, was originally based in the … Continue reading

St. Louis County is Fighting Hunger

Children and youth in St. Louis County need your help. Hunger is an issue that doesn’t take a vacation. Did you know there are places throughout St. Louis County that serve free meals throughout the summer to all kids and teens 18 and under? Summer is right around the corner and the County Youth Programs … Continue reading

St. Louis Selected to Join Global Cities Initiative’s Exchange

The Global Cities Initiative is a five-year joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. Launched in 2012, the Global Cities Initiative helps business and civic leaders grow their metropolitan economies by strengthening international connections and competitiveness. GCI activities include producing data and research to guide decisions, fostering practice and policy innovations, and facilitating … Continue reading