New Episode of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast
January 4, 2017
The latest Entrepreneurially Thinking podcast is live!
We are very lucky to have a wealth of resources in our region to help individuals create and build new businesses. That includes the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce as well as the newly formed local chapter of the US Black Chamber. Collectively, our local Chambers help business owners thrive and create a strong, supportive environment that attracts new businesses and helps local firms expand their footprint. At the heart of what they do is build community and connect people in meaningful ways that lead to success. During this episode, we have a full house of Chamber representatives in studio to help us better understand how they add value to and stimulate growth in our local economy.
From promoting international trade and helping immigrant entrepreneurs grow their businesses to connecting their own varied constituencies with each other as well as the larger business community, these Chambers are hard at work recruiting and promoting the business leaders who are shaping economic growth and prosperity in our region. Hear from guest Al Li, Veta Jeffrey, Marvin Steele and Sarah Arnosky about how their organizations are advancing racial equity, creating minority business growth accelerators and increasing entrepreneurial success through networking and connectedness.
While their projects are separate and distinct, both are in the City (they are neighbors) and are bringing new life to old buildings, as well as the Fox Park and Benton Park neighborhoods. Our conversation explores how serving entrepreneurs outside the advanced technology ecosystem helps create a vibrant community of creatives, small business owners and scale-ups. There are hidden manufacturing gems in industrial parks throughout the region and solo-entrepreneurs toiling in isolation. Folks like Kristy, James and Marc are the business of creating new opportunities for individuals to connect, grow and thrive. Find out how you can become part of their vibrant networks and take advantage of their collective expertise!