January 2016 Luncheon

Immigration Growth within the St. Louis Region

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The St. Louis Metro Section of the APA proudly invites Vin Ko, Project Manager of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, to speak on immigration growth within the St. Louis Region.

Did you know, immigrants at 60% more likely to start a business and, on average, earn 25% more than an average American born? Vin Ko, Project Manager for St. Louis Mosaic Project will discuss ways in which the St. Louis Region will strive to be the fastest growing U.S. metropolitan area for immigration by 2020, including the Professional Connector Program, as well as challenges and opportunities for the region.

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November 2015 Luncheon

Outside the White Box

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Rehab of a historic building into a mixed-use development in Uptown Collinsville. Learn about how the City of Collinsville acquired a nuisance property and enabled its planning and redevelopment. The historic Apex Building will contain hospitality on the first floor (5,500 SF) and luxury lofts on the 2nd floor (5,500 SF). The City acquired the property through the code enforcement process and invested approximately $425,000 in environmental remediation and structural stability. The City sold the Apex Building to Main Street Developers for this exciting redevelopment. Opening spring 2016. 

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SLMS APA 2015 Student Happy Hour

Let's Be Social!
Student Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday October 28, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The St. Louis Metropolitan Section of APA is home to a diverse community of planning professionals and students.  Spanning the river to encompass two states and several colleges and universities, the membership of the SLMS APA has a wealth of experience and ideas.  Join us in October for an opportunity to socialize and network with your fellow planners and planning students.  Share what you do with up and coming planners and hear about what future professionals are bringing to the planning table.

Have you realized that there was someone you wanted to connect with who had to leave early?  October’s happy hour is your opportunity to chat, connect and be social.

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August 2015 Luncheon

Highland: The Gigabit City

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The City of Highland is the first Gigabit City in the region, offering residents and businesses incredibly high-speed internet services. Highland Communications Serivces, the City's municipally-owned telecommunications services company, provides the community with advanced fiber optic services, including gigabit capacity data, voice and video. Learn about the past, present and future of Gigabit services in Highland as both a quality of life amenity for residents and an asset for economic development.

Also, Michael Orlowski, Managing Principal and General Counsel at Aire Fiber, will speak about the St. Louis Regional Broadband Initiative (http://stlbroadbandsummit.org/). 

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