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Business Alliance Masterminds hosts regional business owners summit on Oct. 26

Summit will present results of the 2022 St. Louis Regional Business Owner Study

Business Alliance Masterminds, a professional networking group for business owners throughout the St. Louis region, announced its Owner’s Summit on Wed., Oct. 26 at the Renaissance – St. Louis Airport Hotel. The Summit is an exclusive event for current and future business owners to educate them on the value acceleration methodology and how to best prepare for transitioning their business in the future.

The Owner’s Summit will be presenting the results of the 2022 St. Louis Regional Business Owner Study conducted by Dr. Gloria Sweida, a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“The Business Alliance Masterminds is thrilled to share the results of the St. Louis Regional Business Owner Study. It includes responses from over 200 business owners throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan region,” said Jim Maher, founding member of Business Alliance Masterminds and CEO and Founder of Archford. “The Summit will provide business owners with tangible tools to position their companies and set their teams up for long-term success and growth. It is an event you won’t want to miss!”

The keynote speaker of the Summit is Doug Tatum, author of “No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail.” Tatum has won four National Best Business book awards. His insights about the economy and business have been cited in hundreds of media outlets including Inc. Magazine, The Financial Times, and The New York Times online.

Attendees of the Summit will have the opportunity to attend six different breakout sessions led by leaders in the St. Louis region on the following topics:

  • Why and How to Market Your Already Successful Business – Cork Tree Creative, Inc.
  • How to Break Through Barriers to Building Out an “Exit Plan” with Five Easy Steps – Archford
  • Increasing Business Value & Longevity Through Superior Talent Strategies – Psychological Associates
  • Death and Taxes: Two Certainties That Can Derail Your Business – Affinity Law Group, LLC
  • Business Legacy… It’s a Family Matter – Commerce Trust Company
  • Every Owner Needs a Four-Legged Stool – Vistage Worldwide

This year’s Summit is sponsored:

  • Archford
  • Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C.
  • Anders
  • Cork Tree Creative, Inc.
  • Psychological Associates
  • Affinity
  • Commerce Bank
  • Vistage
  • Lewis Rice
  • First Mid Bank & Trust
  • Acropolis
  • The Tedrick Group
  • American Bank of Missouri
  • ThrottleNet

The Summit will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Both breakfast and lunch will be served. The Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel is located at 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134.

Registration is required to attend the Owner’s Summit and limited spots are available. To register, visit:, call (618) 416-7085 or email

Archford Capital Strategies, LLC (“Archford”) is a Registered Investment Advisor (“RIA”) in Swansea, Ill., registered with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  Archford provides investment management and related services for clients nationally.

About Business Alliance Masterminds:
Business Alliance Masterminds is a professional networking group for business owners throughout the St. Louis region. The purpose of the group is to serve as a professional forum for business owners who are looking to grow, transition, or exit their business to network and learn. Archford, Lewis Rice, Acropolis and Anders are the founding organizations of Business Alliance Masterminds. For more information or to become a member of the group, call (618) 416-7085.

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