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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


35th Annual Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet

Michael Staenberg

November 22nd, 2023

11:30 -1:00 PM

Doors Open at 11:00 AM

Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center - Chesterfield, MO

The Progress 64 Entrepreneurial Scholarship was established by Progress 64 West, a partnership of citizens, businesses, and civic leaders. The Scholarship aims to support, encourage, and foster young entrepreneurs who go to school or live in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, or St. Charles County.  Scholarships are for one year and typically range between $1,000 – $5,000.

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.

Upcoming Speaker/Luncheons

Check out our upcoming collection of speakers themed "Bold Leaders" Bold leadership is about transcending conventions and applying novel, creative ideas to create innovations. It is about being curious to learn and to unlearn, taking smart risks, and inspiring confidence in others

September 28th

Paul Christopher - Global Market Strategy
Wells Fargo Investment Institute
Wells Fargo & Company.

Paul Christopher, CFA, is Managing Director - Head of Global Market Strategy, Wells Fargo Investment Institute.  He leads the investment strategy team at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, which provides investment guidance for all Wells Fargo retail investment management clients. Manages the economic and market research, ensures consistency of investment guidance, directs tactical allocation changes, and communicates with the firm's investment advisors and clients, and the media.

October 19th

Mike Kehoe Lieutenant Governor, MO
Discussions in Workforce Development in partnership with SPARK!
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While job training helps workers understand their new job duties, Parkway Schools SPARK program helps provide learning experiences so students can gain experiences in an ever changing workforce.  Come see our Lt. Governor help kick (start!) careers in the modern workplace.

Jade Paden (Audio)

Building Lives Keynote 

The Power of Building Lives

Progress 64 West Board member, Jade Paden, was our keynote speaker at our 34th annual Excellence in Community Development Awards. We celebrate Jade and the strength of our community, and honor individuals and organizations who have made extraordinary efforts to improve our region. Jade is a business owner and community leader.


Jade is passionate about education and desires to see the restoration of the trades as a viable career option. Jade's story will inspire and empower you — every individual has something this community needs to build a better life.  

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News from the Progress 64 West Corridor
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