Event to bring more than 150 entrepreneurs to St. Louis from more than 10 states
ST. LOUIS, October 12, 2011—The St. Louis Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), is hosting an event that will draw more than 150 entrepreneurs to St. Louis to experience a weekend of star-studded speakers, entertainment, education and networking Thursday, October 27 to Saturday, October 29. Event Chair and EO St. Louis chapter member George John, president of Chesterfield, Mo.-based Engineering Design Source Inc., made the announcement.
By day, attendees of the event will participate in thought-provoking breakout sessions and hear from inspiring business-oriented speakers, including Dave Peacock, president of Anheuser-Busch, Inc.; Christine Comaford, specialist in corporate strategy; Bryce Rutter Ph.D., founder and CEO of St. Louis-based Metaphase Design Group, Inc.; Ford Seaks, one of America’s top marketing mentors; Tony Ruesing, CSP, Coach Like a Pro author and inspirational speaker; Dr. Tony Alessandra, professor, entrepreneur and business author; Deidre Pujols, president of Pujols Family Foundation and emerging entrepreneur; and John O’Leary, burn survivor and successful entrepreneur.
By night, visiting entrepreneurs will stay at The Moonrise Hotel, located in the vibrant six-block St. Louis entertainment and shopping district—the Delmar Loop—to experience all St. Louis has to offer. Attendees will see Ricky Kalmon’s hypnosis show, will experience a private concert at one of St. Louis’ exclusive clubs, pin-up bowling, dine-arounds and live music at one-of-a-kind venues.
Today’s volatile economic climate has brought more business challenges for entrepreneurs causing an increased need for trusted ongoing business education, peer-to-peer best practice sharing and decision-making lessons learned from others’ mistakes—all cornerstones of EO and its mission.
“This event has sparked an incredible interest and will bring business owners to our state from all over the country,” said John. “The overall goal of this event is to provide current EO members with a unique and memorable experience—all while offering world class learning topics, an opportunity to re-ignite their passions and a chance to connect with fellow EO members. Attendees will walk away knowing the great value of EO and the lasting relationships built from membership.”
To join EO, you must be the founder, co-founder, owner or controlling shareholder of a company that grosses more than $1 million annually. If individuals meet these requirements and are interested in attending the event and joining the EO St. Louis chapter, please call contact Melanie Meyer at 314-692-7575 or [email protected]. To learn more about membership requirements, please visit http://eoaccess.eonetwork.org/stlouis/Pages/default.aspx.
For more information about the event, please visit http://www.starsalignstl.com.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) for entrepreneurs only is a dynamic, global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 38 countries. The EO objective is to support, educate, and encourage entrepreneurs to succeed in building their companies. EO meets this objective by providing a continuous cycle of peer-to-peer networking opportunities, world-class learning events, and monthly forum meetings for all members. The output is a well-connected, well-educated and well-balanced entrepreneur with access to the needed resources to thrive in the competitive business landscape.