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As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday –Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your loved ones this year, perhaps you can think of ways to share not only your dinner, but also your financial bounty.

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St. Louis is celebrating the growing momentum and recognition of its burgeoning startup scene with the first-ever St. Louis Startup Week at the Cortex Innovation Community from November 1-9. The event celebrates the innovation and entrepreneurship in the community and aims to connect local e…

Michael Thompson joined Kwame Building Group, a St. Louis-based pure construction management firm, as a Marketing Business Developer. Thompson’s responsibilities are to support KWAME’s diverse business goals and objectives by building and maintaining mutually beneficial, long-term relationsh…

Trent Ball joined the Board of Directors of the Ferguson Youth Initiative. He is assistant vice president for Academic Diversity and outreach at Southeast Missouri State University. Founded in 2010, the Ferguson Youth Initiative empowers teens from Ferguson and surrounding communities to bec…

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In his last case as an assistant United States attorney, Reginald Harris successfully prosecuted another black man, then-St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Kenneth A. Grooms II. Grooms unlawfully seized a man who had insulted his girlfriend and took him on a rough ride in the back of his …

As a business owner, you can’t afford to ignore your competition. You can’t afford to miss out on the trends affecting your industry. You can’t afford to alienate customers. And here’s one more item to add to the list: You can’t afford not to create a retirement plan for yourself.

Alecha Blackmon joined Challenge Unlimited (CU), a national nonprofit headquartered in Alton, as staffing manager for Advanced Outsource Solutions, an affiliate of CU, in its St. Louis staffing office at 11830 Borman Dr. She is responsible for recruiting employees with all disabilities, the …

Bria Williams joined FCB Banks and is working in the Florissant office at 14040 New Halls Ferry Rd. She is able to assist with all lending needs, including auto, home and business loans. Her experience includes over five years of working with people to find lending options. FCB Banks has 15 …

Andrew Francois joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on viola. Francois, an Illinois native, was in the inaugural class of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Resident Fellows Program. He has also played in and served as principal with the Verbier Festival Orchestra, the Spoleto Festival Orchest…

Kathryn Redmond joined Armstrong Teasdale as an associate in the firm’s Financial and Real Estate Services practice group in St. Louis. She focuses on counseling clients through transactions involving development incentives and tax credits. Primarily serving municipalities and nonprofits, sh…