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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


Teamwork: Your Competitive Advantage

Is Your Business Filled With Talented Individuals or Extraordinary Teams?


by Kathy Cooperman
Why is improving teamwork important to your business?
Based on extensive research, there are six big payoffs when team members work together effectively. Highly cohesive teams:
1. Make better, faster decisions.
2. Tap into the skills and ideas of all team members.
3. Avoid wasting time on useless issues (politics, destructive conflict, misunderstandings).
4. Avoid rehashing the same old issues because of a lack of buy-in.
5. Create a competitive advantage by uniting individuals.
6. Have more fun, decreasing costly turnover.

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Can Wit Fix Your Challenges?

When Cleverness and Wit Won't Fix Your Company's Challenges


by Jeremy Nulik
Back in February, KFC had won the internet.
The Yum! brand reversed the script on a big snafu in their U.K. locations. Over 900 of their restaurants, Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, had run out of a critical ingredient - chicken. Right. KFC with no C. Restaurants were closed. Essentially, they had made a change to their supply chain, and the new distribution partner was not working out.
Almost immediately the Twittersphere exploded with nasty messages. There was a #KFCCrisis trending hashtag. KFC, however, got out ahead of the outrage with a lighthearted and funny approach. There was a letter from the Colonel himself online and an ad in which they made fun of their own brand transposing their letters: “FCK. We’re Sorry.”

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