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The film, “Belleville”, shot in part here, will have a full schedule of
showings beginning Sept. 5 at all Wehrenberg Theaters.
More than 1,200 attended the 177th annual event at the Peabody to learn of the Chamber’s successes and strategy to inspire a greater St. Louis and throughout the 15-county, bi-state region. Joe Reagan, prez and CEO, pointed out that “we can impact economic growth and make our region a more attractive place to live, work and invest.” Reagan, a refreshing leader since the exit of his predecessor Dick Fleming and his palaver. It was announced that Suzanne Sitherwood, prez and CEO of the Laclede Group, has been elected as the first woman ever to chair the organization. Frankie Muse Freeman was presented with the 2014 Right Arm of St. Louis Award and guests were entertained by Shirley King, daughter of Blues legend B.B. King. Among the crowd: savvy Post-Dispatch scribe Lisa Brown and editorial page editor Tony Messenger.