Neighborhood Business Events, Seminars, Programs and Information

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ProductCamp St. Louis

Saturday, March 28

CIC StL, 4240 Duncan Avenue

Registration is now open

A free, non-profit, user-driven, collaborative and professional “unconference” for anyone who builds, designs, markets or manages a product or service. ProductCamp St. Louis is organized by the St. Louis Product Management Group (a not-for-profit organization) and held annually on the last Saturday in March.

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Community Development Week April 6-10

Please join St. Louis City – Community Development Administration (CDA) in celebrating Community Development Week, which was established by the National Community Development Association (NCDA), of which the City of St. Louis is a member. Community Development Week, which is celebrated nationwide, is designed to give local as well as national attention to the numerous outstanding accomplishments of the CDBG and HOME programs. CDA has planned several activities for the week, including an awards ceremony, resource fair, and bus tour. Details about specific events will be detailed on the CDA website (www.stlouis-mo.gov/cda) as they become available. Please contact CDBG@stlouis-mo.gov with questions.

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South City Business Collaborative Business Opportunities Showcase at St. Anthony of Padua Meeting Hall 3133 Meramec, 63118 Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m - Noon

Three neighborhood business groups, Carondelet Business Association (CBA), Chippewa-Broadway Business Association (CBBA) and the Downtown Dutchtown Business Association (DT2), have join efforts at The South City Business Collaborative for the revised, third annual Business Opportunities Showcase. Combining public and private entities, the Showcase will provide a wealth of resources for anyone interested in specific investment opportunities, business incentives and other support for new and growing ventures considering moving and expanding into South St. Louis.

Refreshments, Booth Fair, Networking, Program featuring info on Opening a Business, Understanding Commercial Leases and Business Financing and a Commercial Property self-guided Open House Tour.

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SAVE THE DATE: St. Louis Association of Community Organizations Conference at Harris-Stowe State University Saturday, November 14 (Stay Tuned for more information as it become available)

Once again the annual Saturday conference for all St. Louis metro area neighborhoods will be held at Harris-Stowe State University. This conference is appropriate for anyone who wishes to understand more about how to elicit positive change in a neighborhood or make a neighborhood association more effective. In addition to current and aspiring neighborhood leaders, neighborhood businesses, non-profits serving the City, concerned congregations, youth and students interested in community development, and subdivision trustees also would benefit from attendance.

Because of the outstanding energy and participation in 2014, the plenary sessions will move to the Emerson Performance Center, with breakout sessions in the nearby Clay Early Childhood Center. Planning is underway. Anyone who would like to volunteer to assist should contact the SLACO office, 314-361-9406. http://www.slaco-mo.org/conference.html

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Small Business Administration Recent Newsletter 03/08/15

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Essential Resources for Your Woman-Owned Business | Webinar: (3/26) How to Take Your Woman-Owned Small Business Global | 11 Ways to Generate Word-of-Mouth About Your Business | Thinking Strategically About Your Small Business Marketing | What do you think? Increasing Mentor-Protégé Opportunities for all Small Businesses | And More…

Go to https://www.sba.gov/ to sign up to receive “email updates” from the SBA.

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Map Your Dream Routes with Neighborhood Greenways

The Department of Health encourages City employees to map the places in the City you love to visit as well as indicate your "dream" routes that you would use to walk or bike to your favorite City destinations. This is part of a Trailnet project to build Neighborhood Greenways in the City and has several City agency partners.

For more information, click the following link: http://trailnet.org/work/bicycling/campaigns/neighborhood-greenways-everyone/test/

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Special thanks to Michelle Petersen and Maude Bauschard for her help compiling some of information shared above.

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