North County Incorporated is an economic and community development advocacy not for profit organization serving the North St. Louis County community since 1977. We build business, civic and community partnerships to collaboratively work on education, healthcare, economic development and transportation concerns that impact the residential and business climate of the region.
Keith Crawford knows the construction business inside and out. He began his career as a construction contractor, but stood apart for his business capabilities. He was often asked by competitors to close shop and work for them. After spending years as an admired authority on construction, Crawford finally launched his own consulting firm.
The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (Mid-America GLCC) is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education. The Mid-America GLCC’s purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Mid-America.
The St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center supports entrepreneurship in the St. Louis urban area by providing classes, business coaching, loan packaging and education on Empowerment Zone tax credits.
The Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce strives to represent the special interests of all businesses in the Greater Poplar Bluff Area and to be the leader in economic and community development in Southeast Missouri. The chamber's mission is to provide leadership and service to promote economic growth and industrial development to the greater Poplar Bluff area.
The Business Alliance for a Sustainable Economy - Kansas City (BASE KC) is an alliance of local, independent businesses committed to the economic, environmental and social betterment of the Greater Kansas City area. The Alliance provides a local network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses for mutual support, education and growth.
In less than three years, the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has skyrocketed from the ground up to become an influential player in the Midwestern LGBT business community.
Founded by Dan Nilsen, CEO of Bishop-McCann, the Mid-America GLCC arose to fill “a big void in the Midwest for a gay and lesbian chamber of commerce,” said Michael Linctecum, executive director of the chamber.
It’s no secret that maintaining a small business is tough work. At the heart of many small business success stories is adaptability, a trait that has enabled Goedeker’s to thrive for more than 60 years.
Since 1951, the St. Louis staple has changed with the times, becoming a trusted name in major appliances, furniture and home lighting after starting out as a quaint TV and radio repair shop, noted Steve Goedeker, the store’s current owner and son of the store’s founder, Ben Goedeker.
Solar power is a great, efficient energy source that has yet to really catch fire for the average consumer. But one small business owner in the Show-Me State is looking to enlighten his fellow Missourians, one solar product at a time.
Kyle Barber, managing partner of EFS Energy, has been a passionate advocate for solar energy for much of his life.