St. Louis Regional Chamber News Archives 2010
December 31, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- Tom Voss, President & CEO of Ameren Corp., has been elected St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) Board Chairman for 2011, succeeding Bob Reynolds, Chairman, President & CEO of Graybar Electric Co., Inc., and RCGA Chairman for the past 3 years. Danny Ludeman, President & CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named RCGA Chairman-elect for 2013.
December 7, 2010
St. Louis, MO USA -- BioResearch and Development Growth Park (BRDG "bridge") announced that Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, a subsidiary of Novus International, Inc., has established laboratory and office space for its Stratum Nutrition and Arenus divisions in Building 1 at the plant and life science research park at the Danforth Plant Science Center.
November 10, 2010
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) and RubinBrown LLP will present the 15th annual Greater St. Louis Top 50 Awards Gala & Dinner, tomorrow evening, November 11th, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch Hotel. As part of this year’s application, the RCGA and RubinBrown asked the Top 50 nominees what they thought were the most significant issues facing growing companies in the St. Louis region today.
October 15, 2010
A data processing center for the U.S. Department of Agriculture will bring about 400 full- and part-time jobs to the St. Louis region next year.
October 13, 2010
When drug giant Pfizer Inc. shuttered its research facilities in Chesterfield last year, hundreds of scientists started looking for jobs in other parts of the country. But a handful had an idea they hoped could evolve into a business that would allow them — along with their Ph.D.'s and potentially lucrative talents — to stay here.
September 19, 2010
On the Jaco Report, a look at the politics of business and the business of politics. St. Louis makes bigger strides toward becoming a China trade center. How it could change the entire region.
September 9, 2010
U.S. Senators Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill led a successful week-long mission of business, labor, civic and governmental leaders to China last week in the latest chapter of the nearly three-year effort to establish a Midwest China Cargo and Commercial Hub for China in the bi-state St. Louis region.
July 16, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri, July 16, 2010 – Nestlé Purina PetCare today announced plans to construct a $15 million Learning and Training Center at its Checkerboard Square headquarters – the first new building on campus in nearly 25 years.
July 9, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- Ten years ago, few would have foreseen the importance that environmental issues would soon be playing in the future of metropolitan regions. Now, it is difficult to overstate the importance of these issues. In fact, at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association’s (RCGA) Chicago Leadership Trip in 2008, Chicago-based national economic development site selection executive Robert Hess described the issue of “sustainability” and “the green economy” as “business imperatives” as regions compete for jobs.
June 24, 2010
St. Louis, Mo., June 24, 2010 - Unisys (NYSE: UIS) today announced the creation of a new Application Modernization Center of Excellence (AMCOE) to be based in St. Louis, Missouri.
June 21, 2010
The Institute for Sustainable Development has awarded the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) its national Green Plus Innovation Award for its leadership of the national and the St. Louis Climate Prosperity Project, both aimed at advancing regional sustainability through linking environmental and economic development initiatives.
May 17, 2010
Pfizer Inc. and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis announced a unique partnership today. Pfizer will give access to its pharmaceuticals information and $22.5 million in funding as part of a partnership with the univeristy focused on discovering new uses for existing compounds.
April 18, 2010
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman focuses on a St. Louis start-up company developing an implantable medical device to treat acid reflux that has the potential to be something big.
April 13, 2010
Alpla Inc., a privately held $3 billion manufacturer of plastic packaging solutions, has purchased an 83,485 square-foot industrial property at 9 Cermak Blvd. in St. Peters, Mo.
April 9, 2010
ST. LOUIS – With Opening Day this Monday and with the Cardinals projected to again attract at least 3.2 million fans this season, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) estimates that the economic impact of the 2010 Cardinal season on the St. Louis region will exceed $306.2 million, according to a just-completed economic impact analysis conducted by the RCGA's Chief Economist Ruth Sergenian.
March 23, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- The 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional, which starts Friday, March 26th and runs through Sunday, March 28th, marks the ninth time in the past thirteen years that the NCAA’s Men’s and Women’s Road to the Final Four has passed through St. Louis with post-season play.
March 19, 2010
ST. LOUIS -- Two events on Tuesday, March 30th at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) will focus on technology transfer: identifying research which has potential commercial interest and strategies for how to leverage research for business and job creation.
March 19, 2010
Convergys Corp. plans to hire 200 people at its sales center in Hazelwood. The new employees will provide outbound sales support for a client in the landscaping industry.
March 15, 2010
The St. Louis Institute of Nanomedicine, a newly formed research consortium, is fostering new research that relies on nanotechnology to combat illnesses like cancer and kidney and heart disease.
January 22, 2010
St. Louis RCGA Would Like To Thank Our 173rd Annual Meeting & Dinner Sponsors
January 8, 2010
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer re-launched with a new look and a new program title: PBS NewsHour to be seen locally on KETC/Channel 9.