Neighborhood Business Events, Seminars, Programs and Information

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Neighborhood Business Events, Seminars, Programs and Information

Events and Resources


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For a full list of business related events and activities, please click on the link above.


Celebrating Women’s History Month

Business Success HER Way
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
2:00 p.m.

Join SBA and industry experts for tips and resources to help women entrepreneurs start, grow and succeed in business. Follow along with the hashtag #SBAchat
Hosted by the US Small Business Administration (@SBAgov).


Gravois-Jefferson Plan
Public Meeting on Housing – Part 2
Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:30 p.m.

at Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church
2621 Utah Street, 63118

Food and childcare will be provided.

This meeting will replicate the last public meeting on housing held on 02/11. Through group brainstorming and activities, topics to be covered include home ownership, historic rehabilitation, property management, tenant rights, development incentives, and more.


Overcome the Fear of Business Planning by Using the Business Model Canvas
Thursday, March 30, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Hosted by SCORE Live. Writing a business plan can be daunting, but a new form of business planning, the Business Model Canvas, makes the process easier. In the webinar, mentors will explain the Business Model Canvas (BMC), a one-page document allows you to test and validate key parts of your business in a manageable format and without the complexity of a full plan. They will also offer tips on use of BMC to develop  a full business plan should you need one in the future.

For more info and to register, click here.


St. Louis Earth Day
Recycling Extravaganza
Sunday, April 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
5600 Oakland Avenue, 63110

A number of non-profits and businesses will be present to collect donations for recycling. Vehicles will line up facing West along Wise Avenue. (parallel to Oakland, enter off Macklind) No hazardous waste will be accepted. To find out more about hazardous waste disposal, clickhere. Items that will be collected include: plastic flower pots, mirrors, windows (non-tempered), wool clothing, Mardi Gras beads, yoga mats and active wear, bicycles and anything bike related, building materials like wood/tile flooring that is boxed, lighting fixtures, tools, cabinets, etc., fluorescent light bulbs, teachers’ supplies like crayons, pencils, etc., carpet tile, broadloom carpet and carpet pads, prescription and non-prescription unwanted and expired medications, paper shredding available, and electronics and anything with a cord – functioning or non-functioning. See the website for links to all the recyclers collecting items and what each are collecting.



St. Louis Business Journal Presents
Mentoring Monday
Monday, April 3, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

4th Annual, national Mentoring Monday event to be held in 43 cities across the country, featuring speed coaching from 40 leading female executive mentors – a chance to learn and network with them in an unprecedented way. Cost: $45


St. Louis City
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Click here for a sample ballot for the General Election. This is the election for the Mayor of St. Louis, Aldermen for the odd numbered wards, and a number of propositions. Click here to find your polling place.


Trailnet SURVEY

Help Trailnet by taking an anonymous 10-minute survey as part of a MasterPlanning process fro a network of on-street protected bikeways and sidewalks. Click here for the survey.

For questions, visit or email




Small Business Administration
10 Local Marketing Strategies That Work

Click here for a sample ballot for the General Election. This is the election for the Mayor of St. Louis, Aldermen for the odd numbered wards, and a number of propositions. Click here to find your polling place.


Solutions Breakfast:
What Makes Communities Work?
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
at the Danforth Center
975 N Warson Rd, 63132

Grace Hill Settlement House and the St. Louis Business Journal present the Solutions Breakfast, in partnership with Prosperity Connection and St. Louis Community Credit Union.

What makes communities work? What do communities need to attract residents and businesses? How do we seize the opportunity of the NGA development to advance historic north city? Join us for a conversation with:

Kelvin Adams, St. Louis Public Schools
Patrick Adams, St. Louis Community Credit Union
Erica Henderson, The Promise Zone
Alyce Wilson, Grace Hill Women’s Business Center
Paul Woodruff, Prosperity Connection
Patricia Miller, St. Louis Business Journal (moderator)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Central Patrol Business Association hosts
3rd & 4th Districts Police Officer Appreciation Luncheon
doors open at 11:30 a.m.
at the Chase Park Plaza
212 Kingshighway Blvd, 63108

Police Officers of the month and the year for the 3rd and 4th Districts are honored. Tickets available online here Tickets are $30 each and tables can seat up to 10 people.


Thursday, April 23, 2017
Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis (CBN)
5th Annual Awards Reception
At the Brown School of Social Work, Clark-Fox Forum
6350 Forsyth Blvd, 63105

The event will recognize and celebrate trailblazers in different areas of community development and their accomplishments over the past year including leaders in banking, philanthropy, the public sector, business, faith-based institutions, and grassroots community. Keynote Speaker: Anna Alvarez Boyd, senior association director of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Tickets can be purchased before February 28 for a discounted rate of $20. CB members receive an additional discount by contacting Gary Newcomer or Constance Siu at Food drinks and parking pass are included with the ticket price.




Events happening in St. Louis City Neighborhoods

Apr 18
Central Patrol Police Luncheon

April 23
Cherokee Lemp History Walk

Give STL Day

May 20
Indihop – Cherokee and The Grove


Central Patrol Business Association
Membership Information

Your membership is a partnership to promote the collaboration between the officers, businesses and neighbors of the SLMPD 3rd & 4thDistricts. 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.


Lisa Otke

Commercial District Manager

Wards 7, 9, 12, 14, 20

St. Louis Development Corporation

Neighborhood Business Development

1520 Market Street, Suite 2000

St. Louis MO 63103

ph  314-657-3775

fax 314-613-7011

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