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Tickets are now on sale for the The FOCUS Affair! Come celebrate the leadership experience on Nov. 21.

When: Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
7-11 p.m.
Where: The Magnolia Hotel
421 N. 8th Street
St. Louis, Missouri  63101
United States
Contact: Felicia Pulliam

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celebrate the leadership experience

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

7-11 p.m.

The Magnolia Hotel

421 N. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101

Event Co-chairs: Michelle & Kennard Tucker and Tim & Kathy Wehrfritz

Regular Admission: $100/person

Young Professionals (35 & under): $65/person

Online ticket sales are now closed, but tickets 

will  be available for purchase at the door.

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Attend The FOCUS Affair 

FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to introduce a new signature event for 2015 - The FOCUS Affair (formerly Move & Shake)! On Nov. 21, come connect with old FOCUS friends and build new connections during this special evening. And there's plenty to celebrate, as we'll also kick off the 40th anniversary celebration of Leadership St. Louis!


Each ticket includes open beer and wine bar, small plates and sweets, live entertainment, complimentary parking, silent auction and plenty of time for networking, all set in the beautiful and historic Magnolia Hotel. Most importantly, each ticket purchased helps to support the mission and work of FOCUS in preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region through experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement initiatives.


During the evening, you'll also have the opportunity to bid on a variety of one-of-a-kind experiences, including: 

  • Throw out the first pitch at a Cardinals baseball game
  • Enjoy cocktails on the set of Watch What Happens Live with Bravo’s Andy Cohen
  • Hop aboard a flight to NYC for a taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
  • Share coffee or lunch with St. Louis CEOs
  • Treat yourself to a healthy & delicious dinner at home, prepared by the Cardinals Team Chef 
  • Hotel & vacation packages
  • And many more!
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Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the chance to win a week's stay in the City of Light. Spend your days exploring the sights, sounds and tastes of beautiful Paris, and return each night to your charming two-bedroom, one-bath apartment, located just steps from Notre Dame Cathedral. Schedule your Paris holiday at a mutually agreeable time with the owner; airfare is not included. Raffle tickets are just $100/each, and only 100 will be sold. The winner will be announced at The FOCUS Affair on Nov. 21. To purchase raffle tickets, contact Nikki Whetsell at or 314-657-4022.


Make a Night of It

Extend your night on the town and skip the drive home! Overnight rooms at the Magnolia Hotel are available at the special rate of $129, which includes a manager's reception from 5 to 6 p.m., complimentary continental breakfast, free wi-fi and bedtime milk and cookies.


Click here to book your room for The FOCUS Affair.



Complimentary parking will be offered in the 9th Street Garage (located above Culinaria, near the intersection of 9th and Olive). Executive shuttle transportation will be provided from the garage to the Magnolia for your convenience. Or, valet parking is available at the Magnolia for $14.  



Lead Sponsors 




BJC Healthcare 



U.S. Bank



St. Louis Staffing


in-kind supporters


Modern Litho

PK Paper Art

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