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Future 50 Awards

08/17/2016 | 11AM-1PM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel  | Presented by Northwestern Mutual 

Celebrate the future of business in St. Louis. We will honor the fastest growing Top 50 businesses in the St. Louis region. We bring the winners together, as well as previous year alumni, for a lunch celebration.  The event is presented by Northwestern Mutual. Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies, InNovare Law LC and Accupay APS Payroll.  Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076 


St. Louis Business Expo

10/19/16 | 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

10/19/16 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  | Presented by Northwestern Mutual 

Celebrate the top companies in the St. Louis region. Through our reader survey, 50 area businesses are chosen as the Best Businesses in St. Louis. The winning businesses are honored at the luncheon. The event is presented by Northwestern Mutual. Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies, Delta Dental of Missouri, and United Healthcare. Cost:  $50, Tables of 10 are $500.  Call 314.569.0076 




Recent Articles

Selling Your Business

Five Steps Every Business Owner Should Take Before A Business Sale Or Transfer

by Dave Driscoll

I ran into an old friend recently at Bread Co. After discussing what we had both been doing, the next question was, “What’s next?” My friend said he is retiring next month after nearly 40 years of working for the same company. When I asked about his plans after retirement, he didn’t really have any.

“Wow,” I thought to myself. “No plan to fill the void your retirement will create in your life?” I wish him the best, but I really fear that he will have challenges in his future. Business owners face the same issue of filling the void, and they must create their own financial security through the sale of their businesses for prices that will support their desired lifestyles. These five steps will help you develop clarity and begin the process of transferring your business eventually: 

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Easements In General

by David Weiss

An easement is an interest in land owned by someone other than the owner of the property. The land which is benefited by the easement is referred to as the “dominant estate,” while the land impressed with the easement is generally referred to as the servient estate.” Easements may be created by an express grant or by prescription or necessity. An easement grants the owner of the dominant estate the right to use the land for a particular purpose, and such use may be on, under or above the land. Generally, the duty to maintain an easement rests with the owner of the dominant. There are two general types of easements recognized in Missouri: (1) appurtenant easements and (2) easements in gross.

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