Neighborhood Business Association Activities
Tues 8/23, 5:30–7:30pm
Trattoria Marcella has been in the Lindenwood Park neighborhood since 1995 and they pride themselves on serving awesome traditional Italian food. They are an award winning restaurant and we are proud to have them in our neighborhood. If you haven’t sampled their food, here’s the perfect opportunity for you do so.
Hampton Chippewa Business Association Eggs & Issues
Thurs 8/25, Doors open 7:30am
Pietro’s 3801 Watson Rd
Lisa Roggeman with the Service Club for the Blind and Laurie Kelly with Kelly Signs and Graphics are organizing and sponsoring this edition. Lisa will be talking about the Service Club for the Blind. Who they are, what they do, and things you can do at your business to better serve the visually impaired community.
RSVP by emailing Lisa at email@example.com, or by phone at 314 647 3306.
11th Annual Carondelet Car Show
9:30am – Parade begins @ Bellerive Park
So. St. Louis Square Park
7700 S Broadway
Raffles, prizes, trophies, music, BBQ, and of course amazing Cars! Contact Tim Cella at 631-1554 or Carondelet Business Association for more info.
The Dutchtown Karneval of Curiosities – DT2’s Biennial Fundraiser
SAVE THE DATE – Weds 10/26
Details to come.
Business News, Resources & Requests
Enterprise University (EU) has helped more than 15,000 business leaders grow both personally and professionally since 2003 through Enterprise Bank’s educational courses.Make this the semester you attend. Courses are designed to help you think strategically about your business. And, don’t forget — they’re free! Please visit the Enterprise University website and spend some time looking through the curriculum.
Help Wanted: Student intern for City of St. Louis Sustainability Office
The summer intern in the Mayor’s Office helped with the Sustainability Newsletter is heading back to school. Catherine Werner, Sustainability Director, is seeking a dedicated student intern to assist on a variety of sustainability projects. If you are interested or know someone who is, please send a resume and note describing experience and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs 8/25, 8am
The SLU Law Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic will present the Small Business Workshop, a training for small business owners and entrepreneurs to start or expand a venture and to recognize as well as mitigate potential legal risks. Participants do not have to own an existing business to attend, but it is recommended that they bring a written description of their proposed business idea.
Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and programming begins at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. For more Information and to RSVP: please visit tiny.cc/eworkshop or email Jack Waldron at email@example.com.
Thurs 8/25, 6–8pm
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
FREE to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members, $10 for Non-HCC members
Registration Required, limited space available
A Latina empowerment event dedicated to supporting and promoting Latinas through panel discussions, networking and mentorship. Sponsored by the Missouri History Museum. For questions, contact Vanessa Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-664-4432. Appetizers and beverages included. (The Little Black Dress Exhibit will be open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.)
Applications Due 8/31
The 2016 program will begin in St. Louis on September 29 at Washington University in St. Louis. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline of August 31. There is no cost to apply. For more information or to apply, visit http://icic.org/inner-city-capital-connections/. You may also contact ICCC Program Director Hyacinth Vassell at email@example.com.
Weds 9/7, 5-8pm
Schlafly Tap Room
2100 Locust St
We don’t have a specific topic or presentation on the agenda. We figured it would be a good break from our regular structured meetings and events to have some unstructured time to meet and mingle and talk shop. It’s a great opportunity to get together with others who are involved or just interested in the management, marketing, design or development of products or services.
The St. Louis Product Management Group will pick up the tab for light appetizers; attendees should be prepared to pay for their own drinks.
We’ll be there from 5-8pm — we figured a wide window of time would make it easiest on schedules. Stop by any time between 5-8pm, or you’re welcome to join us for the whole time. We’ll be in the North Bar — we don’t have it “exclusively” reserved though we’ll have some signs so you can find us.
RSVPs not required. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Participants will be Announced 9/9
Applications are now available for Class VI of the Hispanic Leadership Institute. Class VI will begin in October of 2016. Interested applicants should email their application to Vanessa Garcia at email@example.com.
For questions or additional information, please contact Vanessa Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship questions, please contact Karlos Ramirez at email@example.com.
Weds, 9/14, 2016
7:15am- 7:30am Registration
7:30am-9:00am Roundtable Program
City Place 3 Conference Center
3 Cityplace Dr. Creve Coeur
Cost: $15 Members/$20 Non-Members
(Light Breakfast included)
Many women business leaders avoid self- promotion. Some find it distasteful or uncomfortable. For others, it’s simply not high on their packed priority lists- they are heads-down, intensely focused on running the show. Yet few would disagree that visibility and a connection-rich network can offer huge advantages to both personal and business success.
Stop putting this essential business skill on the back burner- join this live, interactive event with Erin Joy of Black Dress Partners to learn how to market yourself with ease and confidence.
Weds 9/14, 7:30 – 9am
Stop stressing at tax time and have better records of how your business is doing. In this information session we will discuss the different versions of QuickBooks and the advantages and disadvantages of each. We will review the basic tasks that every business must do in order for their QuickBooks data to be relevant and reliable. Finally we will answer your QuickBooks and business specific questions.
PRESENTER: Lori Strawbridge, Lori Strawbridge CPA
Business Events (Con’t)
Weds 9/14, 2-3:30pm
Many groups are exploring how technology can help coaching programs reach a larger and more diverse audience, as well as help with consistency and standards. We’ll explore a variety of financial coaching platforms, including the technology and training required. As we close the series, we’ll discuss a number of resources, tools and guides that can help practitioners build strong, evidence-based financial coaching programs. What tools and resources do you use to support your program?
Thurs 9/15, 5-11pm
5K Starts at 7:00 PM
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Panel Discussion
601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102 View Map
Cost: $35 Registration Fee Per Individual/Team Member
(Minimum Members per Company Team: 4)
At the Biz Dash 5K, you can promote health and wellness in the workplace while building team camaraderie – or just use it as an excuse to head outside for a fun night with friends and colleagues after work. You can be a lunchroom legend in your office by beating that industry rival across town. Or, this may even be your opportunity to show the boss who’s really in charge by crossing the finish line first. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate for their “Company Team.” If your business isn’t participating, you can still register as an individual and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. Participants will receive cool event swag, complimentary drink tickets and access to the post-race tailgate party at Ballpark Village. Come join us for this memorable evening of friendly competition and networking.
Sat 9/17, 8:30am-12:30pm
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Boulevard Beaumont Room
Learn about resources available in the City of St. Louis to prevent and abate nuisance. This four hour workshop will include the importance of comprehensive tenant screening, an overview of the City’s Nuisance Ordinance, Project 87, and a review of environmental conditions that contribute to nuisance. Hear from the City’s professionals who can help prevent and abate nuisance, including Neighborhood Improvement Specialist Annette Bridges, 23 Ward Alderman Joe Vacarro, City Attorney Michelle Burriel, Judge Joan Miller, and Heather Gasama of the Health Department’s Environmental Health Service division.
Southampton Neighborhood Electronics Recycling Drive
Sat, 9/17, 9am-Noon
Hope Lutheran Church Parking Lot
Corner of Brannon & Itaska
SpectrumEcycle processes most electronic and technology devices whether they are working or non-working. You can also bring old rechargeable batteries, CD’s, DVD’s and VHS tapes for recycling. Other items to bring: Computer, Networking and Office Equipment: CPUs, Towers, laptops, keyboards, mice, hard drives, Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS), Power supplies, cables, circuit boards, cables, computer components, peripherals, modems, printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, file servers, disk arrays, routers, switches, hubs, storage devices (flash drives, etc.), projectors, monitors – CRT & LCD – any size tube computer monitor: $10. Medical, Retail and Other equipment including retail and POS systems, testing equipment and medical equipment. Personal and Home Electronics: camcorders, compact disc players, DVD players, electronic games, PDAs, radios, remote controls, stereo systems, tape players,
media, VCRs, CD’s, DVD’s and VHS tapes, microwave ovens, rechargeable batteries, TVs – any size tub TV: $20. Telephone equipment: answering machines, cell phones and accessories, pagers, telephones, 2-way radios, wires, and cables. NOTE: there are items with fees: tube TVs – $20, tube computer monitors – $10.
Questions about what will be accepted, contact SpectrumEcycle, 314-428-0777, firstname.lastname@example.org
11:30 am- 12:00 pm Registration/Networking
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Panel Discussion
Lodge of Des Peres
1050 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131 View Map
Cost: $35 Members/$45 Non-Members
If you’ve ever considered using credit to finance your business, you won’t want to miss NAWBO’s guest panel event on September 21. Our expert panelists, Jenny Meyer with Anders’ Tax Services Group, Susan Seuburt with Midwest Regional Bank, and Karen Robinson with Kabel Credit, will discuss the ins and outs of business credit. Learn the pros, cons, and requirements of multiple business credit vehicles—from traditional bank loans to alternative credit providers. Arm yourself with knowledge to select the right credit finance options for your business—plus plenty of tips for protecting your personal credit-worthiness in the process.
8:30 a.m. Registration & networking
9:00 a.m. Workshop begins
St. Louis County Library Headquarters
1640 S Lindbergh Blvd.
FREE, register online or call 314-994-3300
Topics to be covered:
- Why should I be certified?
- How do I get certified?
- Who will certify me?
- Do I qualify?
If you are a minority, woman or veteran business owner, join to learn more about any and all of these topics. Present your questions to a small business certification panel and hear from all of the major certifying agencies including MoDOT, The City of St. Louis (Lambert International), State of Missouri, SBA, WBENC, Minority Business Council, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and a certified small business owner.
Fri 10/28, 7am-6pm
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
100 Carondelet Plaza
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshments, Mix & Mingle cocktail reception, all program materials, and attendee gift bag.
An educational, interactive event bringing powerful female business owners together to discuss relevant, provocative business topics crowdsourced from women just like you.
Attendees will experience:
- High-performing business leaders addressing management, marketing, and operational challenges
- Exclusive access to trends specific to women-led organizations
- Best practices for growth, balance, mindset, corporate culture, employee retention, and more
- Informative panel discussions and 1:1 interviews featuring business thought leaders
- Premium relationship-building opportunities
- Expert analyses of common business issues and how to avoid or address them
For more info, call 314-994-3300
Bring a laptop to this three-hour session to get hands-on practice or just come and watch and then try it at home. Either way, you will leave with a set of database instructions designed to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners with the tools to write a small business plan, target their market with demographic and psycho-demographic data, created lists of potential clients and/or competitors and conduct industry research.