Neighborhood Business Events, Seminars, Programs and Information

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Neighborhood Business Events, Seminars, Programs and Information


Where We Stand
Economic Growth & Racial Equity: How can St. Louis compete in the global economy?
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
at Central Library Auditorium

1301 Olive Street

Where We Stand (WWS) is a series of publications produced by EWG that provide objective, reliable and verifiable data on the St. Louis region and comparable metropolitan areas.

On January 27th, panelists will explore the complex interaction of orkforce development, regional competitiveness, and racial equity in the St. Louis region with a focus on two questions: 1) Does the region have the human capital it needs to compete in the world economy? 2) How can the region ensure that opportunities in the new economy are shared by all?




The Feasibility Study: Understanding and Using
This Important Tool for Your Nonprofit Organization

Thursday, January 28, 3 p.m.
cost: $20
at J.C. Penney Conference Center, Room #92, UMSL

The basic function of the Planning and Feasibility Study is to determine how well positioned the organization is to achieve the traditional standards and hallmarks associated with a successful fundraising campaign program. An effective use of the study process can uncover ways and means to lead organizations to success, even when the challenges may appear daunting or ambitious. Feasibility studies are often used in relation to a particular campaign, but this tool can also be used to inform and advance other philanthropic capacity building efforts. Come to this class to learn more about how feasibility studies work, and how your nonprofit can employ this important tool to help advance your development goals.




11th Annual St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference
Friday, January 29
at St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market, 63103

Join us, and an amazing lineup of speakers, for our 11th Annual St. Louis Business Journal Women’s Conference. Pulitzer Prize winner Sheryl WuDunn will be the keynote speaker at our 11th Annual Women’s Conference! WuDunn is author of “A Path Appears,” a book described as “an essential galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad. While last year’s event theme was “confidence”, this year’s will be “change.” We can all do something. You’ll be changed and so will the world. To register, pay or for more information+



Give STL Day
Training Sessions for getting your nonprofit ready
Now through April 19

Last year, over $2 Million dollars was raised for 790 participating nonprofits on Give STL Day. This year the fundraising event will be held May 3 joining community foundations across the country for a 24-hour online fundraising event that motivates St. Louisans to give to the nonprofits they care about most. Give STL is an initiative of the St. Louis Community Foundation which makes our region better by promoting charitable giving. Watch more info.




Central Patrol Business Association
Membership Information
(Brochure attached)

Your membership is a partnership to promote the collaboration between the officers, businesses and neighbors of the SLMPD 3rd & 4th Districts. Your contribution will make a difference for the officers by sponsoring awards for the Officers of the Month, Officers of the Year and on important crime fighting initiatives outside of the regular department budget. As a member business you will be listed on the website, there will be opportunities to meet and greet fellow members, receive updates on the districts including crime statistics, events and promotions and, of course, your donation is tax deductible.


Membership levels: Platinum Membership (includes table and sponsorship at the luncheon the annual luncheon) $1000; Gold Membership (includes Officer of the Month Sponsorship) $500; Business Membership $100; Neighborhood Organizations $50; and Individual Membership $25.


You will receive a window cling for your door to show your support for the SLMPD, invitation to the annual luncheon at the Chase Park Plaza which recognizes the Officers of the Month and Year for the 3rd & 4th Districts, ongoing safety tips and crime alerts, invitations to networking events, web links for your business on the website, and opportunity to connect with the Community Outreach Officers. (Events include the annual luncheon, Hops for Cops, Holiday gatherings for the officers and the community)


Neighborhoods included
3rd District: Benton Park, Benton Park West, Compton Heights, Fox Park, Gravois Park, Kosciusko, Lafayette Square, LaSalle, Marine Villa, McKinley/Fox, Peabody/Darst/Webbe, Soulard, The Gate District, Tower Grove East and portions of Dutchtown.
Fourth District: Carr Square, Columbus Square, Downtown, Downtown West, Lafayette Square, LaSalle, Peabody-Darst-Webbe and portions of North Riverfront, Old North St. Louis and St. Louis Place.




STL Youth Jobs
Application Launch Date:
Tuesday, February 2 at 8 a.m.
Contact for more information:
Patrick McCulloch 314-982-8950 or

Opportunity to hire and mentor local youth this summer! STL Youth Jobs employees provides an opportunity for youths 16-24 from 10 St. Louis neighborhoods to receive job readiness training and they are paid through generous grants that fund the program. (no out of pocket costs to the businesses) The program runs from early June – Mid August and is roughly 20 hours/week. Those neighborhoods are: Penrose, O’Fallon, Mark Twain, Baden, Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West, Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove East, and Bevo-Mill. (Businesses like Bespoke on Cherokee participated last year.)
Application launch date: February 2nd at 8:00am
Application will be housed at:



Go Local Saint Louis Lunch and Learn Series
Is Your Business Healthy Enough to Hire a New Employee?/ Finding and Keeping Good Employees
T-Rex, 911 Washington Avenue
Thursday, February 11, Noon


For more info, visit the Go Local St. Louis website.
To register. Email Lynette Oliver, beckld@umsystem.edu314-657-3768

SAVE THE DATE for future lunch and learns (noon at TREX) and morning sessions (7:30a.m. at Kitchen House Coffee, 3149 Shenandoah) from Go Local – see their website for future dates.




Funding Your Neighborhood Project
at Bellerive Hall, School of Social Work, UMSL, South Campus
Saturday, February 27, 9a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 25th
Cost: $45

Join us to learn the tools and techniques to secure funding for your neighborhood project. Learn how to seek out a variety of funding opportunities and sources specific to your project. Become skilled in the art of persuasive writing as a tool for making your funding request successful. This hands-on workshop will provide you with real-world examples and take-aways that will help you get your neighborhood project started or expand an existing one. Whether you’re new to grant writing or fundraising, or a seasoned professional, this workshop is for you. Light snacks will be provided. Offered in partnership by the Neighborhood Leadership Academy and Creating Whole Communities.




Thomas Dunn Learning Center
3113 Gasconade Street

Learn about the recent architectural award, their appearance in Missouri Life Magazine, and what is happening at the Center and how you can be a part of that!

Youth Build coming to South St. Louis, Incubator Program, Girl Whirl empowerment; Study Hall, and High School Equivalency Training.

Classes and courses – learn about money – saving, budgeting, credit scores and more, music, martial arts self-defense, artistic crafts, cooking, Zumba, diy cleaning products, social media for seniors, classes through St. Louis Community College, and more.





(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization


Smart Growth America released this guidebook, a resource for local leaders who want to einvigorate and strengthen neighborhood centers of economy, culture, and history through a smart growth approach to development. The principles are applicable to a downtown or a main street or a smaller commercial district.


As part of their kickoff, they hosted an online conversation all about downtown revitalization. Participants heard an overview of the new guidebook, discussed revitalization efforts in three different communities, and asked questions of our expert panelists. A recorded version of the webinar is now available. (Donations can be made to Smart Growth America, but is not required for download)





St. Louis has nation’s fastest-growing startup scene: Report

An analysis of funding data by Mattermark that looked at the number of investment rounds closed and total deal value produced showed that St. Louis currently has the fastest-growing startup scene in the U.S., Business Insider reports.


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