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~ 10/04/12

4 Successful CEOs + 10 Minutes Each = The Best Business Advice EVER

You’re Invited:  Meet some of the area’s top business owners and join four leading St. Louis CEOs (see lineup below) as they share the BEST BUSINESS ADVICE THEY’VE EVER RECEIVED in “Ted Talk” style.  Each CEO will have 10 minutes to share his/her story.

  • May 9, 2012
    5:30pm-7:30pm (Program starts at 6pm)
    Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
    $30 (includes cocktails and appetizers)
    Mention River City Professionals and Receive A $5 discount ($25 total).
    Call 314.569.0076 to order your ticket

St. Louis’s Top Young Entrepreneurs will also be honored at the event.  Come and meet the area’s next top business owners.  Who should attend:  business owners, entrepreneurs, sales reps, marketing professionals and anyone who is serious about building business in St. Louis.

CEO Lineup:

Greg Sullivan was the founder and CEO of technology consulting firm G.A. Sullivan.  He took the company from a tiny, 5-person operation and built it into one of the country’s top businesses. He earned the 2000 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the 1999 United States National Small Business Person of the Year Award, placement on the Inc. 500 list of “fastest growing private companies in America” and inclusion in the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500 list of “fastest growing technology companies in the United States.  Today Sullivan CEO of Global Velocity Inc., and he is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s strategy and growth.

Suzanne Magee, along with Andrea Johnson, founded TechGuard Security in early 2000 from a small basement office.  Today, the technology security firm is one of the top technology companies in the area.  Magee and Johnson are previous winners of the SBA’s Small Business Team of the Year Award.

Scott Mosby, best known for his KMOX radio program, is president of Mosby Building Arts, Ltd., a residential architecture, remodeling and consulting firm.  Mosby has grown the company from a small contractor into a multi-million dollar company.  Mosby Building Arts is recognized as a National Top 20 Remodeling Firm, and has received a Better Business Bureau Torch Award, as well as a Small Business Administration Family-Owned Business award. The firm is often recognized with local and national awards for design, work quality and construction methods.

Ken Stark began his business career as a sales trainee for a Fortune 500 subsidiary, progressed through the ranks as national sales manager, vice president of sales and marketing, and eventually became president of the company. He then went on to head up additional companies with domestic and overseas operations and sales.  In 1997, Stark established his own company, Stark and Associates, Inc, an Authorized Licensee of the Sandler Training,®. The business has enjoyed steady growth and today is consistently recognized as one of the top 10 Sandler Training® companies out of some 250 worldwide.

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Autor: rcpblog

~ 12/01/12

Welcome to 2012! I am sure among your list of resolutions for the new year is to meet more people so you need to be at Lola on the 17th! This month, RCP is partnering with Jazz St. Louis with a mission to promote, present, and preserve jazz in greater St. Louis through performances, education, and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz.

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The Details:
> Tuesday January 17th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Lola – 500 N. 14th Street
> In partnership with Jazz St. Louis
> Sponsored by Miller Light
> RSVP by Friday, January 13th to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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Autor: Scott

~ 21/11/10

Tis the season! As the year comes to a close, River City Professionals brings back one of the most exciting and unique ice-breaker activities, the White Elephant Gift Exchange! This is a not-to-miss event taking place at the Saint Louis Science Center on 12/14 that is sure to have the room a buzzing with activity.

The rules are simple:

It is a Holiday tradition! The idea is simple and gets the room moving and mingling. Most people trade upwards of 10 times just to meet as many people as possible! The rules are:

1. Take that old hula dancer salt shaker that you got from Uncle Al last year, tape your business card to it and wrap it (business card under the wrapping).

2. Bring it to the December River City Professionals networking happy hour. We will put it in the pile and give you a claim ticket with a number.

3. At 6:30 pm, we will call people up in groups of 10 by numbers to grab a gift. DON’T OPEN IT YET.

4. After everyone has a gift (still unopened) we will start the trading. You will have 15 minutes to work the room, trading and meeting people. Make the most of the opportunity! Last year people were trading upwards of 10 times!

5. After the 15 minutes, an announcement will be made and you can open your gift. Your next task is to look at the business card and find the person who gave it to you and get the story behind the gift!

Be creative, be tasteful (PG-13 gifts) and have a story to tell! Also be sure to come early so we can start promptly at 6:30.

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Autor: Scott

~ 03/06/10

Summer is here and as always, we seek out the best patios in town to enjoy and this June we head to the new Latitude 26 in Dogtown! Brought to you by the proprietors of Almond’s restaurant, Latitude 26 is the place for casual and smoke free Tex Mex dining. Our partner for the month is UrbanFUTURE which acts as a “connector” of the Family, School and Community in impoverished urban areas.

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The Details:
> Tuesday June 15th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Latitude 26 – 6407 Clayton Ave
> In partnership with UrbanFUTURE
> Sponsored by Corona
> RSVP by Friday, June 11th at www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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Autor: Scott

~ 07/05/10

This May, RCP visits the intersection of Art and Life in St. Louis, Grand Center, and the brand new Kota Wood Fire Grill! In addition we will be partnering with Circus Flora and their 24th season’s production, Ingenioso, an all-new show inspired by the impossible dream of Don Quixote. Hope to see you there!

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The Details:
> Tuesday May 18th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Kota Wood Fire Grill – 522 N. Grand Blvd
> In partnership with Circus Flora
> Sponsored by Guinness
> RSVP by Friday, May 14th to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

Please consider using the valet parking at Strauss Park to avoid Fox and meter parking. Only $5 w/ validation from Kota. http://www.grandcenter.org/about/maps.php

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Autor: Scott

~ 07/04/10

Spring has sprung! This month, RCP heads to the Grove to enjoy the hospitality of the Atomic Cowboy and their amazing back patio. Our partner for April is Wyman Center, a non-profit organization that takes the best teen development theory and makes it real and effective in a way that builds fully prepared teens.

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The Details:
> Tuesday April 20th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Atomic Cowboy – 4140 Manchester Ave
> In partnership with Wyman Center
> Sponsored by Blue Moon
> RSVP by Friday, April 16th to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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Autor: Scott

~ 08/03/10

Almost one quarter down for 2010! This month, RCP visits the new expansion at Mosaic for a fun evening of food and networking. Our March partner is Connections to Success, a community of programs working to realize a mission of empowering determined individuals with a plan and resources to achieve economic self-reliance. Hope to see you there!
 
The Details:
> Tuesday March 16th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Mosaic – 1001 Washington Ave
> In partnership with Connections to Success
> Sponsored by Boulevard 
> RSVP by Friday, March 12th to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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Autor: Scott

~ 09/02/10

Another exciting new venue for RCP! This month we head Downtown to visit the brand new Lola on 14th street which promises to be the place to gather, socialize, and relax! Our partner for February is the Central Institute for the Deaf, whose mission is to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen, talk, read and succeed.
 
The Details:
> Tuesday February 16th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Lola – 500 North 14th Street
> In partnership with Central Institute for the Deaf
> Sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Co, Miken Technologies & Windows 7
> RSVP by Friday, February 12th to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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Autor: Scott

~ 18/01/10

Welcome to 2010! Get set for a great year of networking and opportunity. This month, RCP visits the newly renovated Sol Lounge in partnership with Safe Connections which provides a place where relationship violence and its long-term effects are addressed in complete confidence and security.

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The Details:
> Tuesday January 19th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> Sol Lounge – 4239 Lindell Boulevard
> In partnership with Safe Connections
> Sponsored by The St. Louis Business Journal, Blue Moon, Miken Technologies & Windows 7
> Food by Barrister’s
> RSVP to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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Autor: Scott

~ 02/12/09

Another year comes to a close and that means it is time for the White Elephant Gift Exchange! This year we are heading down to The Old Rock House for a fun evening in partnership with the Young Friends of the Saint Louis Science Center for networking and some amazing science demonstrations.

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The Details:
> Tuesday December 15th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm
> The Old Rock House – 1200 South 7th St
> In partnership with Young Friends of the Saint Louis Science Center
> Sponsored by Miller Lite
> White Elephant Gift Exchange
> RSVP by Friday, December 11th to www.rivercityprofessionals.org

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White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules:

The idea is simple and gets the room moving and mingling. Most people trade upwards of 10 times just to meet as many people as possible! The rules are:

1. Take that old hula dancer salt shaker that you got from Uncle Al last year, tape your business card to it and wrap it (business card under the wrapping).

2. Bring it to the December River City Professionals networking happy hour. We will put it in the pile and give you a claim ticket with a number.

3. At 6:30 pm, we will call people up in groups of 10 by numbers to grab a gift. DON’T OPEN IT YET.

4. After everyone has a gift (still unopened) we will start the trading. You will have 15 minutes to work the room, trading and meeting people. Make the most of the opportunity!

5. After the 15 minutes, an announcement will be made and you can open your gift. Your next task is to look at the business card and find the person who gave it to you and get the story behind the gift!

Be creative, be tasteful (PG-13 gifts) and have a story to tell! Also be sure to come early so we can start promptly at 6:30.

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