Our region is at a pivotal time of growth and renewal. When I speak to people from various sectors, communities and of differing viewpoints the one thing we can agree on is that in order to make a positive and permanent impact it will take involvement from everyone. No matter how insignificant you deem your contribution to be, it is important.
Famed scientist, Dr. Leroy Hood had to adopt a similar mindset when he attempted to get companies to pay attention to his new technologies that would later go on to revolutionize modern biology. His passion never faltered because he believed in his vision. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Hood said, “Don’t underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.”
We need this same line of thinking as we begin to reshape our region. The conversations are already starting. Tomorrow, we have representatives from more than 150 local organizations – in the corporate, philanthropic and government sectors – coming together to discuss how we can leverage our collective power to challenge and inspire our region. I want to give special thanks to the folks from the following organizations for plugging in by joining us for the conversation tomorrow.
Will you plug in? I hope you’ll consider being part of the movement. Small acts by many players can absolutely be leveraged into a huge impact. Register for this important event today.
123 Exteriors Inc.
Advanced Technology Consultants
American Cancer Society
Arch Fiber Networks
Better Family Life Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Blade Technologies, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan, PC
Catholic Charities of St. Louis
CBIZ MHM LLC
Central Institute for the Deaf
Children’s Home + Aid
Children’s Home Society of Missouri
Community Council of St. Charles County
Conscious Choices Corporation
Crime Victim Advocacy Center
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Doster, Ullom & Boyle, LLC
Epworth Children & Family Services
Extra Help, Inc.
Frankel Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
Gateway Region YMCA
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
Grace Hill Settlement House
Guardian Angel Settlement Association
Hampton Corporate Suites
Harris & Associates
Harris-Stowe State University
Illinois Center for Autism
Jennings School District
Kelly Ramon Executive Coaching
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club
Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
Midwest Coalition Responsible Investment
NTMA – St. Louis Chapter
Nurses for Newborns
Office of County Executive
Parents as Teachers
PNC Financial Services
Premier Planning Group LLC
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs
Radio Arts Foundation
Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis
Regional Justice Information Service
Rise, Recover, Reconnect, Rebuild!
Robert Half Technology
Rohan Business Group
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis Zoo
Saint Vincent Home for Children
Senior Services Plus
ServeKool Technologies LLC
St. Louis Arc
St. Louis Business Journal
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis County Circuit Court
St. Louis County Government
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis Integrated Health Network
St. Louis Regional Chamber
St. Louis University
St. Luke’s Hospital
St. Patrick Center
StartLouis / Worldwide Communication Services
Technology Partners, Inc.
Teens Of Tomorrow
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
The Magic House
The Staenberg Group
Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation
Trans Advantage a UniGroup Company
U.S. Bancorp CDC
United 4 Children
United Way of Greater St. Louis
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Veterans Business Resource Center
Wells Fargo Advisors
Wells Fargo Wealth Investment Management
World Trade Center
World Wide Technology, Inc.
Your Executive Image
Youth in Need
YouthBridge Community Foundation
YWCA Metro St. Louis
I’ll be there – will you?