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Upcoming SBM Events

Family Business Awards

6/20/18 | 7:30AM - 9AM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel |


Each year SBM profiles the area's top family-owned businesses. We bring these top family-owned firms together and honor them at this breakfast event. Event Sponsors: Winning Technologies, InNovare Law and CMA. Cost: $35, Tables of 10 are $350. Call 314.569.0076

Future50 Business Awards

8/22/18 | 7:30AM - 9AM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel |


Celebrate the top companies in the St. Louis region and the companies to watch in the future. We bring the winners together, as well as previous year alumni for this special luncheon. Event Sponsors: Winning Technologies, LibertyOne Software, InNovare Law and Vistage. Cost: $35, Tables of 10 are $350. Call 314.569.0076

St. Louis Business Expo

10/24/18 | 11AM - 5PM | St. Charles Convention Center

The Expo is the largest business-to-business conference in Missouri, where 2,000-3,000 professionals come to learn, network and grow their business. The day includes an opening workshop, a full day’s worth of seminars and workshops, an awards luncheon, more than 100 exhibitors and a networking happy hour.  For a booth at the event, contact Pat Coates at 314.569.0076, ext. 109 or email her at pat@sbmon.com.  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Best in Business Awards

10/24/18 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Through our reader surveys, 60 area businesses where chosen (in 14 categories) as the Best Businesses in St. Louis. These businesses will be honored at this special luncheon.  Event Sponsor:  Winning Technologies, Liberty One Software, United Healthcare, Alliance Staffing Services and The Simon Law Firm. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500. Call 314.569.0076




Recent Articles


Coaching For Performance

When Employees Feel Successful About Even Small Wins, They Become More Engaged And Self-Confident


by Kathy Cooperman
Feedback. How do you react when you hear, “May I give you a little feedback?” If you’re like most people, you cringe.
Purpose of Feedback
Feedback provides employees with information about how they’re doing compared with expectations. When done well, it guides the employees’ behaviors toward success. When employees feel successful about even small wins, they become more engaged and self-confident. Without feedback, employees wonder, “How am I doing?”

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Are Your Ads Worthless?

How To Determine Whether Your Ads Belong In A Toilet


by Tom Ruwitch
I stumbled across this question on an online marketing forum recently: “Anyone tried public toilet advertising? What was the output?”
Eleven people responded. Half offered good “output” jokes.
Example: “(The output was) piss poor.”
Others offered serious, earnest responses...
“We did public toilet advertising ... and it was amazingly successful.”
“Personally I think it is a good idea because when you’re on the toilet you’re either looking at the back of the door or your phone.”
“Advertising on toilets is probably only good for brand recognition.”
My take on all of this: Crappy question. BS responses.
I can’t answer the question without knowing more.
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