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Upcoming SBM Events

Top Women Business Owner Awards

2/15/17 | 11AM - 1PM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel  |

Each year SBM highlights the area's top women-owned companies. We have profiled more than 200 over the past 17 years. This event brings all of these outstanding owners together for one luncheon. Meet and have lunch with the area's top women business owners and learn how they became some of the most successful entrepreneurs in St. Louis. Sponsored by: Anders, Extra Help, Ameren, United Healthcare and Winning Technologies. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076 

St. Louis Business Expo

4/19/17 | 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  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Top 100 People To Know Awards

4/19/17 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

The Top 100 People To Know luncheon will honor the area's Top 100 People To Know in St. Louis to Succeed In Business. From accountants to venture capitalists, this event will honor the individuals helping local businesses succeed. The Top 100 will be honored at the luncheon.  Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies and Spectrum Business. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076 






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