Last chance to submit your 2020 Diverse Business Leader Awards nominations

18 hours 46 minutes ago
There are only a few days left to submit your nominations for the St. Louis Business Journal’s Diverse Business Leader Awards. In late June, we extended the deadline to give more people the chance to submit their nominations around the holiday. Now that time is running out as nominations cut off Friday, July 17. These awards honor individuals, nonprofits, corporations and civic leaders that promote diversity around race, sexual orientation and disability. St. Louis is honored to have a number…
Vince Brennan

UMSL sees 21% uptick in fundraising during 2020 fiscal year

19 hours 25 minutes ago
The University of Missouri - St. Louis raised more than $21 million in gifts, matching gifts and pledges in the 2020 fiscal year — an increase of 21% from the 2019 fiscal year. The uptick in fundraising came as the university bid farewell to Tom George, its chancellor of 16 years. George retired from the university in September, and Kristin Sobolik was named as his permanent replacement in April. "We are so grateful to our many friends and donors who showed their support for UMSL and its unique…
Veneta Rizvic

Beyond the List: Centene significantly boosted local workforce last year, data show

1 day ago
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, some of St. Louis' 25 largest employers have added large numbers of local workers over the past year. Chief among them is Centene Corp., which grew local employment by about 17% year over year. Centene recently announced plans to add an East Coast headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, with CEO Michael Neidorff voicing criticism of St. Louis' public-safety problems. Centene added jobs here in IT, data analytics, accounting and finance, and population health, said…
Lea Konczal

Here's how STLCC students can take a free class this fall

3 days 14 hours ago
St. Louis Community College is offering new and current students three free credit hours this fall. The offering is available through the Take a Class on Us CARES Scholarship program to students who enroll in at least nine credit hours. STLCC already offered a Take a Class on Us opportunity this summer. "With the Take a Class on Us program, our goal is to keep students on track toward earning their degree or certification," Christine Davis, vice chancellor for student affairs, said in a statement.…
Veneta Rizvic
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