Weber Shandwick’s St. Louis office, located in the shadow of the Gateway Arch, ranks as one of the Mid-West’s leading public relations firms. Serving local, regional and national clients, the team offers the expertise and resources of a top global public relations firm, combined with the personalized attention and local market experience of a boutique agency.
ITEN was founded in April 2008 to be the catalyst of the St. Louis region’s IT startup ecosystem. We accelerate scalable tech startups with programs for rapid product development, connections to talent, essential networking, and access to funding. The core of our value proposition is enabling experienced entrepreneurs to help other entrepreneurs build successful, growing tech ventures. These critical connections are formed through direct mentoring access, a curriculum of graduated acceleration programs, and our weekly and monthly networking programs.
We serve over 280 startup ventures and involve more than 80 volunteer mentors (many are serial entrepreneurs), and 6 Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. ITEN’s programs form a venture roadmap from concept through design, prototype, launch, revenue, funding and rapid scaling. Guidance from serial entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and important community influencers helps entrepreneurs focus on essential critical tasks and avoid wasted efforts. Access to investors, key service providers and qualified talent means lower barriers to rapid acceleration. Designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, requiring neither payment nor equity, ITEN is a unique community asset and a proven route to venture success.
Vitro Seating Products is a St. Louis, MO based manufacturer of quality furniture for the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry. Founded in 1929 by the late R.C. Scott, Vitro's name derived from the word "VITREOUS" - a product similar to ceramic or porcelain, originally used in the manufacturing of refrigerator and counter legs, table shoes, and later on, fountain stools. Vitro began significant expansion of the product line in the early 30's to include wooden and upholstered stool seats, followed in the mid-30's by tubular steel chairs, folding tables, and suprisingly, gas ovens, broilers, and related accessories. The late 30's and early 40's witnessed Vitro bring in the "Tubular Chrome Era" with ganged chairs and sectional booth seating -- later evolving into fully upholstered booths and even a limited line of wood chairs. The 1950's introduced "Pizzaz" to the Vitro booth, chair, stool, and now table top line, which has continued to the point that Vitro has become the SOURCE for these now nostalgic pieces! The 2000's have brought forth many dramatic changes in Vitro since the early 1930's. In addition to the "Classic 50's items", the third and fourth generation of "Scott Management" has introduced a contemporary catalog, full of new and aesthetically redesigned products -- and most recently a new set of catalogs as well as a Design Department that are provided as a sales tool for the dealer salesperson, aiming focus at the concept of "cross-selling" this wide variety of furniture (Indoor & Outdoor)and services worldwide!