Small Business Networking
This is a group for small business members or anyone wanting to do business with them at this networking meeting.
January 2019 Coffee Connection
This free event gives you a chance to connect with others in an informal networking setting.
Bring lots of business cards and be prepared to share your business story!
January 2019 Membership Luncheon
Speaker: Kathleen "Kitty" Ratcliffe, President of Explore St. Louis
Topic: Sustaining and Growing a Billion Dollar Economy
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Check-in and Networking
11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Program
Kitty Ratcliffe is the President of Explore St. Louis. She is responsible for the sales and marketing of St. Louis as a destination for visitors and the operations of both the Convention Center and the Dome at America's Center. Ratcliffe came to Explore St. Louis, formerly known as the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, in 2006, after serving as executive vice president for the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is the only woman in the country running the operations of all three entities.
Dedicated to growing and strengthening the economy of the St. Louis region through tourism development, she believes that St. Louis is a community on the rise. Explore St. Louis is the driving force behind St. Louis’ $5.8 billion convention and tourism industry, the official destination marketing organization of St. Louis City and County and operator of the America’s Center Convention Complex.
Right at Home Open House
Meet other young professionals from local businesses in a casual, relaxed setting