Professional Services Sector

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Pumpkin Beer

    Scratch what we said last week -- it really does feel like fall. Pumpkin beers are everywhere, the more exciting sibling of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. With the amount of craft breweries in town, we also have an unprecedented number of pumpkin beers. You gave us some great nominations for le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    45 Local Law Professors, Lawyers, Advocates Sign Pledge to Aid Ferguson

    At a time when many are asking what the long-term solutions are to the social and criminal-justice issues being raised by the killing of Michael Brown, a coalition of legal experts and advocates have stepped forward pledging their services. In a letter drafted and signed by 45 individuals from loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    Panera's Ad Agency Quits Calling Working with Chain "Crazy," Panera CMO Rebuts

    St. Louis founded and based Panera Bread Company and its ad agency Cramer-Krasselt broke up in a very public way earlier this week. It wasn't a mutual split, though -- an internal memo from Cramer-Krasselt leaked yesterday morning basically calling the company "crazy" and it doesn't paint a pretty p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Draft Pick: Square One's "Ochofabuloso" is a Hop Head's Dream

    Welcome to "Draft Pick," a column by Gut Check contributor and craft-beer aficionado Richard Haegele. Each week, Richard will profile the most exciting new draft being poured in St. Louis, how it was made and where you can find it. In February of 2006, Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Square One Brewery: For the Vegetarian Beer-Lover

    Destination: Square One Brewery (1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537) Neighborhood: Lafayette Square Cuisine: American Fusion Overview: Square One Brewery, known for its homemade beers and spirits, also has a ridiculously varying menu, abundant with vegetarian selections. And the food is true to Ameri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    St. Louis: The 23rd Drunkest City In America

    We didn't make the top five, ten, fifteen or even twenty, but hey, we weren't left out altogether. According to the Daily Beast, St. Louis ranks 23 in its study and list compiling the 25 "drunkest cities" in America in 2012. Maybe we're a skosh too sensitive, but we're sort of offended by our ranki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    George Allen Expected To Be Released Wednesday Morning

    George Allen has been locked up for about three decades for the brutal rape and murder of court reporter Mary Bell in 1982. But a campaign to prove his innocence has convinced Cole County Judge Daniel Green that he didn't get a fair trial, and tomorrow -- barring a procedural move from the Missouri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Lee Enterprises Lost More Money in 3rd Quarter. Oh, and Paywalls Are Coming to "Nearly All Markets"

    Lee Enterprises announced a third-quarter loss of only $1.5 million, which is down quite a bit from the losses of $155 million in the same quarter of the previous year. Successfully pushing that decimal point two places to the left means that shares only lost three cents of their value in the third ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Lee Enterprises, Post-Dispatch Parent Co., Continues Downward Slide

    courtesy of Google Finance.Lee Enterprises' stock (shown in blue) is down 20 percent in the last six months, as this graph shows. Fellow media giants Gannett (in red) and McClatchy (in yellow) have also lost considerable value.​Another quarterly report, another piece of bad news.That's the woefull ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    P-D Parent Company, Lee Enterprises, Has a Bad Day

    Stock down; refinancing on hold. Not a good day for the P-D's parent company.​The parent company of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, announced plans yesterday morning a plan to refinance nearly $1 billion of debt -- only to announce later in the day they were abandoning those plans du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Clydesdales and Elton John Don't Mix

    Today's comment comes from a post reviewing last night's Super Bowl ads with ties to St. Louis. One reader was not impressed with Anheuser-Busch's advertisement featuring its famous Clydesdales, a western gunslinger and Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." KittyLitterKing writes: "Tiny Dancer" is just as bad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Square One Brewery's Clock Always Says Beer-Thirty

    Kristen KlempertSquare One Brewery & Distillery, Lafayette Square​The Joint: Square One Brewery & Distillery 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537 The Hours: Mon.-Fri. 4-6 p.m. The Deal: $1 off all house drafts and house spirits; discounts on select appetizers. Make ours a beer...

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Profits Up at Post-Dispatch Parent Company Even As Ad Sales Fall

    Online revenue is growing for the Post-Dispatch's parent company -- but not nearly fast enough to replace the print advertisers being lost.Profits up; revenue down -- that generally means fewer journalists.​That's the latest news from Lee Enterprises, based in Davenport, Iowa. The St. Louis Post-D ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Ad Revenue Still Down At Post-Dispatch Parent Company -- But Profits Are Up

    This just in: Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a host of other newspapers, lost another 4.9 percent in ad revenue this quarter.​That's not, of course, a headline you'll see in the Post-Dispatch. In its brief report on page A11, the paper reports the latest quarter's fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Ever Had the Urge to Dress Up Like a Cow? Today's Your Day!

    Chick-fil-A will give you a free meal today if you show up dressed like a cow. No, really. Chipotle wants you to know it has its sustainably raised heart in the right place. But it's not a marketing strategy. Except it is a marketing strategy. First Lady Michelle Obama has had it up to here with c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Don't Worry: Multigrain Pringles Are Available in Ranch Flavor

    ​You know what's easier than snacking healthily? Thinking you're snacking healthily and letting the, uh, chips fall where they may.At least, that's Gut Check's takeaway from an article in today's New York Times detailing the marketing push behind new Pringles Multigrain Crisps. In devising the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Google Touts Economic Impact in Missouri, Says Nothing of Profits Headed to California

    Google busts out some big figures.​Was I the only one who thought it strange yesterday that Google decided to make public its "economic impact" in Missouri and other states? The news release yesterday was apparently the first time ever that the search engine has shared its state-by-state financia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Pete Rahn to Leave MoDOT for Company Tied to State Contracts

    modot.comRahn drew attention to highway work zones in 2006 when he set up his office alongside a Missouri freeway. ​Updated 4:25 p.m. MoDOT informs Daily RFT that it has entered into 52 contracts with HNTB since Rahn's arrival with a total cost for those contracts at more than $75 million.  O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    A Heated Deposition Turns the South Butt Case Into One Giant "Clusterf@#k"

    ​Remember how The South Butt LLC -- a Mizzou freshman's apparel company that's getting sued by The North Face for trademark infringement - has that motto, "Never Stop Relaxing!"? Well, on Friday, the student's father, Jim Winkelmann Sr., stopped relaxing. Eighteen minutes into a deposition held by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    CloudCamp STL Rolls into Town on Thursday

    CloudCamp is coming to St. Louis this Thursday. CloudCamp is a conference that's structured in a similar way to a BarCamp except that it's all about cloud computing. Cloud computing is basically running applications and using other IT resources over the Internet (the "cloud") rather than on your des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Oh, Meth! New Campaign Against Meth Use Hopefully as Catchy as Old One

    As we reported last week, U.S. "Drug Czar" Gil Kerlikowske is in St. Louis today to unveil the White House Office of National Drug Policy's new anti-meth campaign. Here's hoping the campaign is as good as the last one featured here.  Continue on to view the full press release of today's announ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Strangely Compelling New Ads for Raisinets

    Brilliant viral marketing campaign? Surreal drug trip? Allegory on racial integration? All of the above? We report (via Ad Freak), you decide: The second episode, after the jump...

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Scratch that Story on Mayoral Candidate and Contract with Red-Light Camera Vendor

    Earlier this week I posted a tidbit taken from the St. Louis American's Political Eye column. The Political Eye reported how dark horse mayoral candidate Denise Watson-Wesley Coleman entered a lucrative, $160,000 contract back in 2006 to do debt collection work for the city's red-light camera vendor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    City Turns Over Unpaid Red-Light Tickets To Collection Agency A follow-up to this story can be found here. The City of St. Louis has yet to issue warrants against those who refuse to pay tickets generated from red-light cameras, but it has turned their names over to a collection agency. Last month scofflaws who haven't paid the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    President of St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners To Step Down

    Chris Goodson, president of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, announced today that he will step down from his post at the end of February. Goodson was appointed to the board by former Gov. Matt Blunt in February 2005. He has been serving on an expired term since January 31. In a statement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Square One Brewery to Add Distillery

    Lafayette Square microbrewery Square One Brewery is adding a distillery. Look for micro-distilled spirits to arrive early next year.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2008

    AdOne Media Inc. Files for Bankruptcy

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Daily RFT incorrectly identified the party filing for bankruptcy in our original blog post, published in April 2008. The matter was brought to our attention by an attorney representing James Neumann in August 2010 and this post was subsequently corrected.Daily RFT regrets the error.On ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 10, 2007


    Square One Brewery
    1727 Park Avenue

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007
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    August 31, 2007

    Dan Horkheimer: "He Loved the Community"

    Dan Horkheimer liked the exhibit tabs on his legal documents spaced exactly one inch apart. He could speak German and Mandarin Chinese and was learning Spanish and Bosnian. He helped drive a neighbor boy to school. He lived with his wife in the north-side neighborhood of St. Louis Place. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 8/3

    So that microwaving-inappropriate-stuff Web site I mentioned yesterday? It's a freakin' viral marketing campaign for Kraft Easy Mac. I just get so excited by the prospect of seeing food explode that I don't bother snooping around for answers. On to the news: Ethanol pro ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2007

    The Burning Baby

    (Liluma, Central West End)

  • Music

    October 18, 2006


    7 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).

  • Dining

    April 26, 2006

    Roll Out the Barrel

    The kitchen’s a tad flat, but cheers to the beers at Square One Brewery

  • Dining

    April 19, 2006

    Trailhead Red Amber Ale / Lafayette Lager

    Trailhead Brewery, 921 South Riverside Drive, St. Charles; 636-946-2739. Square One Brewery, 1727 Park Avenue; 314-231-2537.

  • Calendar

    February 22, 2006
  • Calendar

    February 8, 2006

    The Guy Ain't Right in the Head

    But his wallet's just fine, thanks

  • News

    June 22, 2005

    Cocky to the Core

    Meet the hotshots at this St. Louis ad firm. They're special. Just ask them.

  • Music

    October 20, 2004

    Quick Picks

    Week of October 20, 2004

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Blowing a Fuse

    A black-owned St. Louis advertising firm is stirring the political pot

  • Music

    September 15, 2004

    Quick Picks

    Week of September 15, 2004

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2003

    Worcester Booster

    Almost-Blues and faded Stars

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2003
  • Music

    April 30, 2003
  • News

    March 12, 2003


    Former exec's suit could blow Enterprise's files wide open

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Members of the Firm

    Law-firm employee apparently didn't see enough dicks at the office

  • News

    October 31, 2001

    He Got Game

    Bill Laurie has a basketball jones that won't go away. Who cares whether it makes economic sense?

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2000

    A League of Their Own

    The WNBA pays St. Louis a brief, tantalizing visit

  • News

    September 15, 1999


    St. Louis will play host to former Sen. John Danforth's investigation of the Branch Davidian siege

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