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  • Image of Marc Strandquist, CEO of Optimas Solutions

    Manufacturer expands to St. Louis in bid to leverage COVID-19 opportunities

    This article originally ran in the St. Louis Business Journal on October 20, 2020.  A Chicago-area global industrial manufacturer, distributor and service provider has opened its first warehouse in St. Louis…

  • Pictured is America’s Central Port with the city of St. Louis in the background. (Photo courtesy of America’s Central Port)

    Missouri, Illinois Ports Collaborate to Grow Business on Inland Waterways

    This article originally ran in the September 2020 issue of Heartland Real Estate Business magazine. (Photo courtesy of America’s Central Port) By: Mary Lamie, Bi-State Development The key to current and future…

  • Germ-X products made by St. Louis-based Vi-Jon.

    Manufacturer adding St. Louis jobs after demand spikes for hygiene products

    This story was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal on October 6, 2020. Vi-Jon, the personal care products manufacturer known for its flagship brand Germ-X hand sanitizer, said Tuesday it will…

  • I-270 Preliminary Engineering Study Map

    I-270 Preliminary Engineering Study to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Oct. 27

    The Illinois Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is finalizing the first of three phases for upgrading Interstate 270 from Riverview Drive in St. Louis to…

  • Headshot of Mary Lamie

    Head of St. Louis Regional Freightway receives inaugural Women in Supply Chain Award

    This story was originally published in the Illinois Business Journal on September 25, 2020. Mary Lamie, head of the St. Louis Regional Freightway and executive vice president of Multi-Modal Enterprises at Bi-State Development,…