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Upcoming SBM Events

St. Louis Business Expo

April 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.

Top 100 People To Know Awards

Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust

April 23, 2019 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center  |

Succeeding in business is a lot about who you know. A group of judges select the Top 100 St. Louisans to Know To Succeed in Business. SBM brings these outstanding individuals to this one event to mingle and share their stories and ideas with other business owners. It is the "must attend" networking event of the year. The event is Presented by Enterprise Bank & Trust.  Event Sponsors:  Winning Technologies, Liberty One Software, Vistage and CEdge Software Consultants. Cost:  $55, Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076. Click here to reserve your seat.

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. Call 314.569.0076. 

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by Jeremy Nulik
If only we could get in a time machine and go back twenty years. I think that is what my friend was thinking. We had been talking about her role as a marketer for a Midwest-based financial firm. The conversation was about some of the difficulty the organization was facing with its brand. For so long, the brand position had worked. The company had steady growth, and then it stopped working. Or, at least that is what it seemed.
After a couple of strategically valuable acquisitions, her organization was facing challenges that were volatile and complex. The complexity involved issues with the humans from the acquired firms. As much as the mechanics of the acquisitions made sense, the acquired locations suffered: no growth, low morale, high turnover.
Twenty years ago, she would have solved this problem with communications — just tell employees and the world how awesome you are and leverage those communications with advertising.

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