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St. Louis Business Expo

04/08/15 | 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, seminars and booth pricing, click here.  Cost is FREE to attend.  Click here to register.

Top 100 People To Know Award Luncheon

 04/08/15 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  | Presented by Northwestern Mutual 

Succeeding in business is a lot about who you know.  A group of judges selected the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business.  Small Business Monthly brings these outstanding individuals to this one event to mingle and share their stories and ideas with other business owners.  Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076, or click here to order your tickets online.

Leaders In Technology Awards

 05/06/2015 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM | Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel  | Presented by Northwestern Mutual 

The Leaders in Technology Awards will honor technology innovators, who are actively working to develop new technology, and technology implementors, who are using existing technology to enhance service offerings. Keynote speaker is Travis Sheridan: "Turn Your Company Into An Innovation Machine." Click here for more information on the event and the award winners. Presented by Northwestern Mutual. Sponsor: Winning Technologies. Cost:  $35. Click here to purchase tickets. Call 314.569.0076

Family Business Awards

 06/24/2015 | 7:30AM - 9:00AM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel  | Presented by Northwestern Mutual 

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 Northwestern Mutual. Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies, CMA Business Consulting Services, Lopata, Flegel and Company.  Cost:  $35. Call 314.569.0076 

Future 50 Awards

08/19/15 | 11AM - 1PM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel (presented by Northwestern Mutual)

Celebrating the top companies in St. Louis and the companies to watch in the future. We bring the winners together, as well as previous year alumni, for a lunch celebration. Presented by Northwestern Mutual. Sponsors: Evans & Dixon, Accupay APS Payroll Service, Lopata, Flegel and Company, Winning Technologies.  Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076.

Fall St. Louis Business Expo

10/20/15 | 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.  


 

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