• Past Meetings

    Check out our past meeting topics and guest presenters.

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    Drivers of Revitalization

    March 2, 2020

    Rich Ryffel, Market Manager-Missouri for JP Morgan Private Bank, gave us much food for thought as he outlined the myriad of ways that businesses can revitalize communities through investments of volunteer time and impactful, data-driven philanthropy; workforce development, internal and public policy advocacy, and more.

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    Loop to Loop: Connection & Collaboration

    January 13, 2020

    Collaborative efforts are changing the landscape of North St. Louis and bridging the Delmar divide. We learned about exciting initiatives underway by the Collective Impact Network, the Delmar DivINe, a proposed Loop to Loop Art Walk, Great Rivers Greenway, Community Builders Network, and more. We also gained "big picture" perspective from Michelle Tucker, President/CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis, and from State Senator Brian Williams (MO 14).

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    2019 STL PitchForce

    November 18, 2019

    Audubon Associates hosted our area's 2nd annual PitchForce event in collaboration with Regions Bank PeopleConnect Staffing at Innovation Hall in the Cortex. PitchForce is a showcase and competition among 10 St. Louis startups. This year's winner was Janna Westbrook of Provider Pool, a digital staffing platform for connecting healthcare professionals with healthcare facilities.


    View the Fox2 News interview with PitchForce winner Janna.


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    STL Workforce of the Future

    September 23, 2019

    Audubon Associates took an in-depth look at the workforce of the past, present, and future. We heard from experts in academia and industry, and took a look at new initiatives and organizations in St. Louis that are preparing today's workers for tomorrow's jobs.

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    Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference

    August 22-23, 2019

    The Fourth Annual Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference will convene researchers and practitioners who share the common goal of better understanding the capital markets to create better outcomes for investors. The conference will feature research presented by leading academics and panel discussions led by industry experts in each given field of research.


    Audubon Associates was a sponsor of the event.

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    STL Innovation economy: Building a start-up ecosystem

    July 15, 2019

    St. Louis is rapidly becoming a hub for startups. What ecosystems are needed to support the new innovation economy and create a strong entrepreneurial future for our community?

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    Collaboration in Action

    June 17, 2019

    More than 60 Audubon members, community leaders, and key stakeholders joined us for a close-up look at the evolving collaborative effort to revitalize the Wellston Loop. We learned about exciting progress in areas including community development, housing, increasing access to fresh and nutritious food, and financing options for new businesses.

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    Maximizing Social Impact

    May 14, 2019

    Encouraging and supporting collaboration among nonprofits is the focus of our second major Audubon Associates project. Our May meeting presenters shared their collaboration success stories. Several new collaborations are in the works as a result of our meeting!

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    Education to Employment

    March 4, 2019

    A four-year degree isn't the only path to a well-paying job and successful career. This meeting hosted by Ranken Technical College featured innovators who are changing the way today’s students access post-secondary learning and successful careers.

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    January 14, 2019

    Our members received the latest updates on the XFL and MLS in St. Louis and the future of the St. Louis professional sports scene and heard from several entrepreneurial sports business

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    PitchForce 2018

    November 12, 2018

    Audubon Associates hosted our area's first PitchForce event, a showcase and competition among 10 St. Louis startups. Our winner, Andrew Glantz, Co-Founder/CEO of GiftAMeal, was named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 2018 Class of 30 Under 30 honorees.


    Be sure to join us for this November's PitchForce event and discover your next potential investment!

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    Focus on Impactful Philanthropy

    September 24, 2018

    How can we ensure that our individual and collective philanthropy has maximum impact? This session focused on community philanthropy and social impact investing.

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    Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference

    August 21 & 22, 2018

    The Third Annual Wealth and Asset Management Research Conference hosted by the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis convened researchers and practitioners who share the common goal of better understanding the capital markets to create better outcomes for investors. The conference featured research from leading academics with audience discussions lead by industry experts in each given field of research.


    Audubon Associates is a conference sponsor.

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    Wellston Revitalization

    July 9, 2018

    Community leaders representing the City of Wellston, organizations, businesses, financial institutions, and agencies came together for an afternoon of networking and learning about successful collaborations that are fueling the revitalization of Wellston and surrounding areas.

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    Igniting Innovation in St. Louis

    June 11, 2018

    Innovation in St. Louis is occurring on many fronts. At this meeting we heard from successful St. Louis startups, non-profits, academics, and accelerators who are focused on creating economic development opportunities and addressing community needs.

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    From Investing to Philanthropy

    April 9, 2018

    This meeting featured a national expert on philanthropy, local leaders who are facilitating non-profit collaboration to maximize the impact of local charitable giving, and a new vehicle for early stage venture capital investments.

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    Be Among the First to Know

    March 12, 2018

    We got an early look at plans for the new 39North innovation district in St. Louis County, learned the results of a survey of the start-up landscape, and we introduced to opportunities for low income housing tax credits.

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    Better Together: A Regional Vision

    January 8, 2018

    We received an early look at the Better Together as the group worked on their plan for St. Louis City and County to thrive and compete in a global economy.