January 2013

This category contains 17 posts

Absentee voting underway for August 5 Primary, Register to vote in person by July 9

ELECTION DAY TRAINING IS UNDERWAY Training is now underway for those individuals who will be working the polls on August 5, 2014 election day. If you or someone you know is interested in working the polls please call or have them call Christopher Court at (314) 615-1892 so they may be scheduled for a required … Continue reading


From life-saving innovations to pure fun, the winners of the 2012 Regional Business Plan Competition have proven their business ideas are creative, feasible and have the potential to grow. Winners were announced on October 31, 2012. Congratulations to: First place: MediBeacon, LLC ($50,000) MediBeacon is an optical diagnostic company, introducing the Optical Renal Function Monitor … Continue reading

TECH ST. LOUIS: One Graphic Says It All

The St. Louis IT Entrepreneur Network (ITEN) has illustrated what many regional advocates have been saying all along: St. Louis is a great place to start a company, particularly a tech startup. From cost of living to competitive salaries, lower taxes and a talented workforce, ITEN’s new infographic depicts the perks of St. Louis perfectly. … Continue reading

Micro-Loans Create BIG Opportunities

Today, entrepreneurs are using inventive financing tools to open their small businesses. From traditional to bootstrapping sources, crowd-funding to micro loans, business owners must be creative amidst tight lending markets. Justine PETERSEN and St. Louis County Economic Council have created a revolving micro-loan fund for St. Louis County entrepreneurs.  This new products fills the gap … Continue reading

First Two Companies Call *HELIX* Home

Helix Center Biotech Incubator welcomes its first clients AeroValve LLC, an energy technology company, and DealieDo LLC, a software application company.   Entrepreneurs highlight advantages of incubator community.   “AeroValve and DealieDo are promising, early stage technology companies that have already experienced significant success, and we are pleased Helix Center Biotech Incubator is their first permanent … Continue reading


Get ready for bulldozers to begin moving dirt at Northwest Plaza. Eighty percent of the old structure is coming down to make way for a new retail destination. The anchor tenant is expected to be Menard’s, a home improvement store new to the St. Louis region. This new $106 million dollar redevelopment will make this a … Continue reading

America Recycles Day 2012 – the “Race for Recycling”

(PHOTO: County Executive Charlie A. Dooley, Craig Jung from St. Louis Green, Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell, and Market Manager for Walmart, Robin Toretta.) Saint Louis County’s “Recycling Becomes Me” campaign celebrated America Recycles Day at the Walmart in Kirkwood with some of their favorite sport and recycling mascots, including Rampage from the St. Louis Rams, … Continue reading

YouthBuild: Giving Back in St. Louis County

When young adults enter the workforce, they carefully watch their elders; and what they see may determine their characters for the rest of their lives. Instinctively and subconsciously, they are looking for clues about behavior, decision making, attitudes and values that will help them make it in the world of work. St. Louis County Public … Continue reading

Reimagining St. Louis County’s Future

St. Louis County begins update of 5-year Strategic Plan Did you know that 76% of residents rate St. Louis County as an excellent or good place to grow old, according to a countywide survey conducted in June of 2012?  Or, that in 2010, young adults accounted for only 27% of new car purchases, down from … Continue reading

Intersection Improvement Projects

Gershenson Construction has been awarded a contract to add a right-turn-lane on Patterson Road from Lindbergh Boulevard (US Route 67) north east to Sally Drive.  This added lane will help reduce congestion at the intersection of Lindbergh Boulevard and Patterson Road. Many of the road improvement projects are performed under contract.  In addition, St. Louis County’s own … Continue reading