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Future50 Business Awards

8/22/18 | 11AM - 1PM | 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: $50, Tables of 10 are $500. 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  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, Delta Dental of Missouri, Alliance Staffing Services and The Simon Law Firm. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500. Call 314.569.0076

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by Dave Driscoll
Remember the fear of revenues dropping like a rock? Remember the anxiety of wondering whether you and your business would survive? Remember those difficult decisions you had to make regarding employees?
Those challenging moments likely also created fear that you may never be able to sell the business and enjoy what you waited so long to achieve, your life beyond business!
If your business survived the 2008 economic crisis … well done!

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Start With Your Myth

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by Jeremy Nulik
By now, you have likely drank the Kool-Aid on Simon Sinek’s premise in “Start with Why.” His work centers on a maxim that forward-thinking leaders have known for some time: People do not buy what you do; they buy why you do it. It is a human truism so simple that it seems that it should have existed long ago.
Today, the question for most leaders is no longer, “Ought I start with purpose?” The question is now, “Just what is my organization’s purpose?”
If you are someone who has struggled with this, you are among the many. Finding purpose is the kind of odyssey that few have accomplished with prodigious result — especially in single-handed combat. Most of the time, purpose statements end up sounding like a company mission:
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