Category: St. Louis City

St. Louis Board of Aldermen passes resolution adding transparency to Lambert Airport privatization effort

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday passed a resolution that would require representatives from Mayor Lyda Krewson’s office and the team advising the city whether to privatize Lambert International Airport to provide updates to the legislative body every 60 days at public hearings. Introduced at last week’s meeting, sponsoring Alderwoman Marlene Davis, from the 19th Ward, said she wished regular reports from the officials who have been involved  process would better inform the public. […]

RELEASE: Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name Edward Jones one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 for the second year in a row on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list in its 19th appearance there, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine. The firm is the highest-ranking financial services firm on the list. The list is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus […]

RELEASE: Great Place to Work® and Fortune name World Wide Technology one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®

For the seventh year in a row, World Wide Technology (WWT) is one of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Earlier this month, WWT was also named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back. WWT ranked 45th on the 100 Best Companies to Work For list and 43rd on the Best Workplaces for Giving Back list. The […]

RELEASE: MetroLink maintenance work scheduled for Feb. 17 & 19

Maintenance of the light rail system may result in brief delays for Blue Line and Red Line passengers on Saturday, February 17 from 11:30 p.m. to end of service. MetroLink will operate on a single track at the Grand MetroLink Station to accommodate nearby construction work, and Blue Line and Red Line MetroLink passengers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes. Metro Transit will begin a major rehabilitation project on Monday, February 19, to […]

St. Louis County NAACP to celebrate the legacy of Rosa Parks

The St. Louis County Branch of the NAACP announced that it will host an annual observance celebration of the life and legacy of Rosa Parks this month. On Feb. 24, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the event at 10:30 a.m. at Hazelwood School District’s Jamestown Elementary School. Around 300 community leaders, children and parents are expected to attend this celebratory event. Esther Haywood, branch president of the St. Louis […]

St. Louis Board of Aldermen bill to ban carriage rides put on hold

The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is backing down from its effort to ban carriage rides in the city. Last Friday, Aldermen were expected to give first-round approval to a measure sponsored by Joe Vaccaro that kept horses from city streets unless they were part of a parade or a police detail. Final consent would’ve been given at tomorrow’s weekly meeting, but the city of St. Louis has pulled back its decision to ban them altogether […]

Investigators expand Greitens probe, begin interviewing lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With a Grand Jury empaneled in the Governor’s hometown of St. Louis, the Missouri Times has learned that investigators from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office have begun interviewing lawmakers at the state Capitol in what appears to be an expansion on what began on as a sex crime investigation into a broader probe of corruption inside the Greitens’ administration. The Missouri Times has confirmed that investigators have appeared in the […]

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear Workshop CeleBEARates 10th year on FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — For the tenth year running, Build-A-Bear Workshop has been named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 55 on the list, which is based on survey responses from more than 310,000 employees rating their workplace culture on 50-plus elements of the workplace. These include trust in managers, compensation, fairness, camaraderie and workplace traits […]

RELEASE: Enterprise to expand into Finland with LänsiAuto Group

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, is set to take its brands into Finland after appointing LänsiAuto Group as its franchisee in the country. The agreement means that Enterprise Holdings’ brands, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, will be available to corporate, replacement and leisure customers in Finland following the integration of LänsiAuto’s rental car business and Enterprise in the coming months. Helsinki-based LänsiAuto Group, which […]

RELEASE: Senator Jamilah Nasheed seeks to provide important financial resources to the citizens of St. Louis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, introduced Senate Bill 993, which supports the treasurer of St. Louis authority to create the Office of Financial Empowerment. The office would be tasked with providing educational programs and counseling to the public about personal finance and other financial empowerment resources. “Knowledge is the key to success,” Sen. Nasheed said. “If we can empower our citizens to understand and ultimately take control of their financial […]