Local Business Headlines
- St. Louis Freightway, Port of New Orleans sign pact aimed at fostering economic growth
- J.C. Penney says it will close up to 140 stores
- Alton resident presented Living Legends Award
- Economic development course series starts March 1
- World’s Largest Garage Sale makes return April 23
- CNB Bank & Trust announces new financial advisor
- SIUE implements reverse transfer credit program with LCCC
- Divine Immanence LLC, Maryville beauty supply business, opens
Arch Grants looks eastward
Agency hopes to lure interest among Metro East startups
A St. Louis-based nonprofit with money to give away to smart startups is hoping to attract interest from entrepreneurs on the Metro East side of the river.
Ben Burke, director of entrepreneurship at Arch Grants, said he has recently held conversations with supporters of incubator-style projects in Belleville and Alton in an attempt to better understand those efforts and to build on what the organization has done during its first three years in St. Louis.
County appointee hopes to enlist others in economic push
EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County’s new administrator of Community Development hopes to apply years of economic development experience to a multipronged, major effort to transform lives.
Frank Miles says it may take the rest of his public service career to get done all the things he’d like to do in his new role, which began in June.
“Somebody said seven years. That’s probably about right,” he laughed.
Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race raises over $27,000 for mesothelioma awareness, support
More than 800 participants attended National Mesothelioma Awareness Day event sponsored by Simmons Hanly Conroy and others
ALTON — The 6th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk in Alton raised more than $27,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban of asbestos and providing support to victims of asbestos-related diseases.