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Forest Park South Business Association
January 2017 Newsletter

Start the New Year Off Right! Read below to learn about renewing your membership to the FPSBA for 2017, important dates for the year, and submitting information about your organization for the next newsletter. 

2017 FPSBA Membership Renewals

Don’t forget to renew your membership to the Forest Park South Business Association for 2017! Membership for your organization will include:
  • Perks Program Cards for All Employees to Enjoy Discounts at Participating Merchants
  • Two (2) Complimentary Tickets to Quarterly Networking Events, Including
    • All 2017 Networking Luncheons
    • The 2017 Holiday Party
  • Business listing on the FPSBA Website & Marketing Publications
New Members: Consider joining the Association! Members enjoy a catered lunch at a local venue with guest speakers and networking opportunities. To join as a new member or to renew your current membership, click here.

Join by January 31st and enjoy a catered lunch at one of Grove's hottest lunch spot - Sauce on the Side - on February 8th! See below for more information. 

Who doesn't love perks! Check out the FPSBA Perks Program website to see which merchants are offering discounts to Association Members for 2017.

 
2017 FPSBA Members
ACE Lab Systems | Advertiser’s Printing Co | ANOVA | Arbolope Studio | ATBM | Baron Spices Inc. | Bellon Salvage and Rehabbing Co. | Boldt Brothers Building Maintenance | Boyer Fire Protection | Byrne PR | City Garden Montessori School | City Greens Market | Classic Metal Craft | CoFactor Genomics | Cortona at Forest Park | DTLS Landscape Architects | Elements Partnership | Family Care Health Centers @FPSE | Frontenac Painting | GadellNet Consulting Services | Hampton Inns & Suites | HealthWorks! Kids Museum St. Louis | Hoffman Brothers | J2 Environs | Jaruba | KASCO | Laclede Cab Co. | Little Bit of Haven | Mangrove  | MediPlex | Mid-America Transplant Services | Niehaus Building Services | Paraquad | Pridestaff | R&J Sales and Marketing | Reliance Bank | Renaissance Financial | SLAM! Agency | St. Louis College of Health Careers | St. Louis Science Center | St. Louis University High | Swiss American | Systems Graphics | Tarlton Corporation | The Watering Bowl | Therapeutic Specialties | UIC | Union Studio | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company | Vandeventer Truck Sales | Willert Home Products | WUMC
For more information, please contact Linda at (314) 535-5311 or linda@parkcentraldevelopment.org
FPSBA's Networking Luncheon on February 8th

Bring your appetite! The first luncheon of the new year will be held at Sauce on the Side at their newest location in The Grove at 4261 Manchester Ave. Join us on Wednesday, February 8th from 11:30am - 1:00pm for a catered lunch and a presentation by special guest speaker, Don Roe, Director of Planning and Urban Design and Agency for the City of St Louis.

Don will be speaking on the various projects happening in the City, Cortex and Downtown, as well as the importance of MetroLink in connecting our City to our river heritage (both short and long term), vacancy and density, our respecting and encouraging diversity and a high level of quality of life for all in our 62 square miles. 

*New members are welcome!*
2017 Board Meetings
January 11th
March 8th
May 10th
July 12th
September 6th
November 8th

2017 Luncheons
February 8th
June 7th
October 18th
December 6th (Holiday Party)
- NEW! - Business Spotlight of the Month

City Greens Market 

4260 Manchester Avenue 

YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY STORE. The mission of City Greens Market is to provide fresh, quality, affordable produce, to promote healthy living and provide a space for neighbors to interact. All food sold in the market are from local farmers and sold at cost to make it affordable to everyone. If you haven't been, make sure to visit and see all the market has to offer. 
NEW IN 2017 - City Greens officially became their own not-for-profit 501(c)3 this past Fall 2016. As such, they are encouraging all local businesses to take advantage of their reduced business membership price plans. City Greens is currently running a business membership drive where all corporate donations received will be directly matched $1 for $1 by an anonymous donor. Membership fees paid are tax-deductible.

Limited-Time Business Membership Pricing: $500 for up to 10 employees; $750 for up to 20 employees; $1000 for up to 30 employees. Special arrangements can be made for businesses with 31+ employees.
For more information, please visit: www.stlcitygreens.org or email citygreensproduce@gmail.com

Business Tip of the Month

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
–Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft
ON THE HORIZON
Local Business Spotlights
In each volume of the FPSBA newsletter, we will be showcasing a business in the neighborhood. This is a great opportunity for organizations to tell the neighborhood about their business, what makes them unique, and highlight anything special that community members may not know about the organization. Be sure to check next month's newsletter as we shine the business spotlight on Paraquad, one of our new 2017 FBSBA members. 

Upcoming Business Survey

We want to hear from you. Let us know what we can do to meet your business needs. Check the newsletter next month for a link to take our online survey. The survey will also be available at the February Luncheon. 

Newsletter Submission

Interested in getting the word out about what’s happening with your organization? Newsletter submissions are accepted by 5pm on the 3rd Friday of each month. Next month's deadline submission is Friday, February 17th. Submit information to linda@parkcentraldevelopment.org.
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