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Executive orientation to the st. louis region

Experience St. Louis


"Without hesitation, I recommend Experience St. Louis to other partners here at Edward Jones as they come aboard. Executives walk away from the program better informed, better connected, and more excited about the community. I believe that the participating companies and the entire region benefit from what Experience St. Louis offers."

 - James Weddle, Managing Partner, Edward Jones


About the program

Since 1984, FOCUS St. Louis® has offered this regional orientation program for executives and their spouses or partners who are new to the community, as well as others recently promoted to senior-level positions that would benefit from a greater knowledge of the region.


Structure of the program

Participants are given rare insight into the community during five fact-filled sessions. The program consists of four evening sessions held at cultural, historical and other significant sites around the region. Featured speakers are outstanding leaders in their fields who influence decisions made in the community.

Session Topics

  • History, Power and Politics
  • St. Louis Regional Economy
  • Major Issues Facing the Region
  • Dining, Culture and Recreation
  • St. Louis Sites and Sounds



Experience St. Louis is offered every fall on four weekdays, and a Saturday morning. The evening sessions begin at 5:30 p.m. with a networking hour, followed by a presentation and dinner. Participants also learn about St. Louis on a fun, informal half-day tour. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends by 1:00 p.m. on a Saturday.

Fall 2016

Tuesday, November 1
Tuesday, November 8
Tuesday, November 15
Saturday, November 19 (8 am-12 pm tour)
Tuesday, November 22


Fees for Experience St. Louis are $800/executive or $1400/couple. Fees include an annual FOCUS St. Louis membership.


How to apply

Fill out the registration form and choose your payment option. One of our staff will follow up with you within a few days.

For more information

View program brochure


Nikki Whetsell, Program Coordinator
Email | Tel: (314) 657-4022



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