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.
The Cardinals are teaming up with Bank of America to offer a special
World Series rematch $9 ticket promo. During the sale, fans can purchase
tickets to the upcoming three-game series with the Boston Red Sox on
Aug. 5-7. Ducats go on sale tomorrow. This marks the first time the
Cardinals and Red Sox face off since dueling in the 2013 World Series.