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  • 4 startups that just got $100,000 from Jim McKelvey’s SixThirty
    SixThirty, the financial services tech startup accelerator founded by Jim McKelvey in 2013, has selected four startups to makeup its spring 2014 class. Each startup will receive a $100,000 investment in return for an equity stake (between 5 percent and 10 percent). The companies will move to St. Louis for the four-month program, where they’ll receive mentoring and access to global financial companies like MasterCard and Edward Jones. Here are SixThirty’s newest startups: FormZapper (Kansas…
  • Whitaker steps down from Zoo-Museum board
    A conflict of interest issue has forced Pat Whitaker to resign from the board of the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD). Whitaker, founder and chairman of architecture and planning firm Arcturis, stepped down from the board Tuesday after she disclosed Monday that  Arcturis had secured a contract worth between $45,000 and $100,000 to design a pavilion that would cost up to $2.5 million for the Saint Louis Science Center. The ZMD distributes $10 million in property tax funds…
  • Harris-Stowe names new president
    Harris-Stowe State University announced Tuesday that Dwaun Warmack will become the university’s next president, effective July 14. Warmack will replace interim president Constance Gully, who took over last fall when then president Albert Walker announced his retirement after leading the university for two years. Warmack currently serves as senior vice president at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. At the age of 33, he was the youngest vice president to serve in the school’s…
  • Boeing seeks volunteers for layoffs
    Boeing is seeking volunteers for layoffs in the St. Louis area. About 12,000 non-union employees based here received emails on Tuesday informing them that the company is seeking the volunteers. “(Boeing Defense Space & Security) must identify $2.1 billion more in savings by 2016 to make the necessary cost reductions required to keep programs sold, win new business, and stay ahead of our competitors,” the email says. Layoffs are targeted toward specialists and middle and senior managers, said…
  • Announcing: The Business Journal’s 2014 CFO of the Year Award winners
    Behind the success of every organization is one individual leading its financial strategy. We sought nominations for the best financial stewards in the St. Louis area and culled the nominees down to 12 winners. Here are the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2014 CFO of the Year award winners: Large corporations Roger Matthews, Panera Bread Jim Galati, U.S. Tool Group Steve Rasche, The Laclede Group Small corporations Mike Wylie, Contegix Bryan Jefferson, The SOHO Shop Suzanne Scrabis, MAVERICK…