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"Progress 64 West plays a key role in determining what is needed to support, grow and foster community vitality.  It's what every community needs for a healthy economy" 
                                                                 Debbie Shaw-Franke, President, Progress 64 West
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After its most successful scholarship cycle in 2023, the Progress 64 West Scholarship Fund, established by Progress 64 West in partnership with YouthBridge Community Foundation, is excited to welcome applications for the 2024 scholarship season! 


The application will open July 1, 2024. If you are a current high school junior or someone who works with high school students and you would like to receive a reminder about the application and you would like to receive a reminder about the application and other scholarship updates and resources, please send an email to and include "P64 2024" in the subject line.


Each committee is led and facilitated by Senior P64 Members. These committees direct the programming of the monthly membership meetings, and actively engage with community partners to advance key initiatives.


From skilled trades such as automotive technology, construction, plumbing, or electrical contracting to fields as diverse as agriculture and architecture, Progress 64 West advocates for the needed labor force for tomorrows community vitality. 


Partners in Education (PIE) facilitators collaborate with volunteers willing to share their expertise or special talents with students.  This community connection enhances the educational curriculum, making learning more meaningful and relevant for students.

35th Annual

Excellence in Community Awards 

Champions in Action Video!


Thank you to all our 2023 Banquet Sponsors

You are all Champions in Action!

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Cyber Security

Jul 25, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Whitmoor Country Club

Cybersecurity safeguards sensitive data, including personal information, financial records, and intellectual property from theft or damage. Join us to hear how unauthorized access to computer systems and networks can compromise integrity and confidentiality of data. Learn how to stay protected.

Real Estate Roundtable

August 22nd, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

*Location to be Determined


Want to find out what's hot and what's not?  Has housing inventory improved?  Will the Fed be dropping interest rates soon?  How about commercial real estate?  Come to our annual Real Estate Roundtable to find out what's happening in throughout the region and how it will impact economic development.  

CAPS Programs Highlight

Sep 26, 2024, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location is TBD

Come to a panel discussion on the different CAPS/SPARK Programs in the area. See students pitch their business plans in an interactive competition.

35th Annual

Excellence in Community

Lifetime Achievement Honoree 

Mike Geisel - City of Chesterfield

Stuart Dunn - St. Louis Sports Complex

Boone Center Inc. - Troy Compardo, CEO

Brass Rail Steakhouse 



35the Annual

Excellence in Community Development Honorees

Doris Fiddmont - Frazier

Affiliate Programs 
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Lindenwood University

Duree Center for Entrepreneurship

The Duree Center will host high school students for a three-day camp focusing on Innovation from June 10-12, 2024.  Educators may also attend.  This is a for fee event.



  1. Entrepreneurship & Ideation

  2. Scratch Your Own Itch

  3. Entrepreneurial Mindset

  4. Emerging Entrepreneurs (College Edition)

  5. Who Is Your Tribe?  Entrepreneurial Networking

  6. Design Dash

  7. Mindcraft: Forging Entrepreneurial Logic, Combating Innovator Bias

  8. Entrepreneur Showcase - Regional Panel

  9. Prototype Simulation Lab: Lindenwood University Makerspace

  10. Know Your Customer - Interviewing Skills

  11. Financial Planning for Startups

  12. Real World MBA

  13. The Ask: Pitching Skills

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