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Upcoming SBM Events

Family Business Awards

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust 

June 19, 2019 | 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. Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Event sponsors: InNovare Law, CMA, Winning Technologies and LibertyOne Software. Cost: $35. Tables of 10 are $350. Click here to order tickets online or Call 314.569.0076. 

Future 50 Awards

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust 

August 21, 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel  |

Each year SBM the area's top companies and the companies to watch in the future. We bring the winners together, as well as previous year alumni for this special luncheon. Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Event sponsors: InNovare Law, Winning Technologies, LibertyOne Software and SCORE. Cost: $55. Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. 

St. Louis Business Expo

October 23, 2019 | 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.

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