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May
25
Thu
New Episode of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast
May 25 all-day
New Episode of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast
The latest Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast is live!

TWC Constructors and Atelier3 Design are Redefining Design and Changing the Landscape Of Construction.

An industry that will always be relevant and remain in demand is engineering and construction. Projections for the St. Louis region place the industry at over 4 billion dollars in the next few years. Despite the surplus of capable young men and women in this region there is a workforce shortage that threatens the industry.

Today we meet two very accomplished design and construction entrepreneurs who are making tremendous impact while creating opportunities. They are as committed to community as they are their businesses. Each one of these CEO’s is giving back, changing the landscape of the industry and building pathways for minorities within their design.

At 11 years old, Todd Weaver came to construction and design on a dare to find work in order to help his mother out. his unique story is likened to “The Blind Side” movie. As if it were divine design, his serendipitous collision with Clayco CEO, Bob Clark laid an unimaginable foundation of opportunity for his life to develop from an entirely different blueprint.

Admo Ogun was taken over by a love for the diverse landscape of this country while in America as an exchange student in college. This American site survey overwhelmed him and lured him back to St. Louis where he builds communities for and with the people it serves.

Both men were guided and influenced by men of standard and strength in their lives. Today, they both strive to strengthen the young men and women who follow. Their journeys have paralleled one another to find themselves grounded and invested in the future of underserved individuals, this community and the industry as a whole.

May
29
Mon
2017 InnovateHER Challenge
May 29 all-day
2017 InnovateHER Challenge

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching its third year of the InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Challenge, which is a prize competition showcasing the most innovative products and services that impact and empower women’s lives.

The SBA Office of Women’s Ownership invites all entrepreneurs in the United States to compete for up to $70,000 in cash prizes. Competitions will run locally through April 29. For more information click here.

Dec
5
Tue
Save the Date – National Veterans Small Business Engagment
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Save the Date - National Veterans Small Business Engagment

NVSBE directly connects Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from the Department of Veterans Affairs, other federal agencies, state government, as well as large commercial firms with small business needs. NVBSE continues to prove as the most effective way to directly connect VOSBs with potential buyers in the federal and commercial marketplaces