This interview will be on “St. Louis on the Air” over the noon hour Friday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.
March 14 marked the one-year anniversary of a grassroots effort that set out to highlight the stories of the people and businesses that make up the St. Louis region. Over the past 12 months, STLMade has featured regional staples ranging from Skate King to the Wildey Theatre, profiling those who boost the local economy, including Tony’s Family Farms and Vega Transport, along the way.
The three-year multi-million-dollar effort was started by representatives from the Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce and Civic Progress, among others. Community players backing the effort include Mosaic Project, Arch to Park, Enterprise Holdings and stakeholders in communities such as Belleville and St. Charles.
In a conversation that will air on Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talks with Leah Wilson, account director at Broughton Brand Company and fueler of the STLMade movement. They reflect on the initiative's past year and plans to expand that unified message of pride to other areas of the country.
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