Otis Williams Named FOCUS St. Louis 2020 Leadership Award Honoree

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We’re pleased to announce Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation, as the recipient of the 2020 FOCUS Leadership Award. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate committed leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community engagement in others. The award will be … Read More

Announcing Our Spring 2020 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 33 talented young professionals for the Spring 2020 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) with an increased sense of engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the next generation of St. Louis regional leaders. Since its launch in 2012, the FOCUS Emerging … Read More

Guide to Casting an Informed Vote

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By Joani Alsop, FOCUS Director of Learning I’ve adopted principles to help me meet my responsibilities as a U.S. citizen to participate in our democracy. I’ve also found research links that have been helpful in navigating the sea of biased information to help me better understand the candidates and issues on my ballot, and to think critically about the impact … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

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Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of the events taking place around town. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Unflinching: The Power of the African American Vote Missouri History Museum 6:30-8:30 p.m. More Info Wednesday, Feb. 5 The Black Rep Presents “Character Building” St. Louis County Library – Lewis & Clark Branch 7:00 p.m. More Info Thursday, … Read More

Meet the Spring 2020 Cohort of Coro Women In Leadership

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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 20 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 2020 class of Coro Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, learn about the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds during this three-month program, held each fall and spring. … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Events Around Town

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Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place around town in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute Breakfast Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis & Saint Louis … Read More

Nominations Now Open for the 2020 What’s Right with the Region Awards

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23rd Annual What's Right with the Region Awards

FOCUS is now accepting nominations for the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards. Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and/or initiatives that making a positive difference in the St. Louis region. This year, nominations are sought in the following categories: Demonstrating Innovative Solutions Fostering Creativity for Social Change Improving Equity and Inclusion Promoting Stronger … Read More

FOCUS Panel Discussion Explores Career Pivots

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Preparing for Career Pivots

On Dec. 3, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis brought together professionals from across industries, as well as members and alumni, to discuss how to plan and manage career transitions. With an average employee tenure of four to five years, the ability to handle these  pivots (whether chosen or forced upon) is critical to long-term career success and satisfaction. Thank you to … Read More

Matthew R. Kerns Joins FOCUS St. Louis

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Matthew R. Kerns to our full-time staff at Associate Director of Member and Alumni Relations. In his new role, Matthew will oversee all functions of member relations, including member acquisition and retention, stewardship, and special events. He will also manage alumni relations, planning and implementing events, services and activities to engage FOCUS’ extensive … Read More