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Upcoming SBM Events

St. Louis Business Expo

Nov. 1, 2022  | 11AM - 5PM | St. Charles Convention Center

The Expo is the largest business-to-business conference in Missouri, where 2,000-3,000 professionals come to learn, network and grow their business. The day includes an opening workshop, a full day’s worth of seminars and workshops, an awards luncheon, more than 100 exhibitors and a networking happy hour.  For a booth at the event, contact Pat Coates at 314.569.0076, ext. 109 or email her at  For more information on the Expo, click here.

Best in Business Awards

Nov. 1, 2022 | 11AM - 1PM | St. Charles Convention Center 

We asked St. Louis area businesses to help us identify the 70 BEST businesses in the St. Louis area. Not the biggest, but the best businesses. We've counted the nominations and votes, and we'll bring the top 70 companies to one luncheon to honor them. Come and meet these outstanding companies and find out what makes them the very BEST. Event Sponsors: Winning Technologies and LibertyOne Software, Alliance Systems and Vistage. Cost: $55, Tables of 10 are $550. Call 314.569.0076.  

Top Women Business Owners Luncheon

February 2023  | 11AM - 1AM | Hilton Frontenac Hotel

Each year SBM highlights the area's top women-owned companies. We've profiled more than 200 over the past 18 years. We bring them together for one luncheon. Event Sponsors: Anders, Winning Technologies, LibertyOne Software, HireLevel and United Healthcare. Cost: $55, Tables of 10 are $550.

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