Amanda Honigfort

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Photography by Elizabeth Wiseman

Martin Leifeld, the author of ‘Five Minutes for Fundraising,’ reflects on lessons he has learned during his 20-plus-year career in St. Louis. Read more



Photography by Andrew Dominguez

Founder Lisa Govro has big plans for a new marketplace dedicated to ethical and transparent sourcing of herbs and spices. Read more

Economy & Innovation

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Alise O'Brien

The $65 million renovation is one of many restorations in the city of St. Louis. Read more



Courtesy of Big Heart Tea Co.

On August 14, 40 startups competed for a grant to grow their businesses in St. Louis. Here's what pitch day was like for one—Big Heart Tea Co. Read more

Economy & Innovation


Courtesy of Rise Community Development

When finished, the building will accommodate 37 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments, two commercial spaces, art studios, a gallery, and a fitness room. Read more

Economy & Innovation


Courtesy of Who's My Mutter?

Who's My Mutter? helps users identify the breed of their dog and find pets currently available for adoption. Read more

Economy & Innovation


Photo by Amanda Honigfort

On International Women’s Day, several top business leaders in the area spoke to an audience at Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business. Read more

Economy & Innovation


Courtesy of Varsity Tutors

Founder Chuck Cohn's company, created while he was a Wash. U. student, recently raised $50 million dollars from several high-profile funders, including Facebook's CEO. Read more

Economy & Innovation

MetKnow founder Will Edwards developed the idea while struggling to remember the names of his 200 fraternity brothers in college. Read more

Economy & Innovation