March 16, 2012 –
Gateway Connections is a welcoming orientation to the St. Louis region for people of color.
Gateway Connections has been developed for professionals and their spouses or guests who have recently relocated to the St. Louis region. The program is designed to assist these professionals in making a smooth, knowledgeable transition to living in the St. Louis region. A half-day session has been designed to give the participants an opportunity to meet key business and community leaders and receive an extensive overview of the area’s history, economics, structures, cultural affairs and leisure amenities. One of the program objectives is to allow participants to become acquainted with the formal and informal power structures of the area. In addition, the participants meet other professionals who have relocated to the area. The program goals are:
1.Introduce people of color who have recently relocated to the St. Louis region;
2.Offer a sampling of the area’s major cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities and venues;
3.Encourage the participants to become involved in community activities and civic groups;
4.Create a shared experience for the participants and
5.Allow the participants to meet and network with other professionals of color.
Register for the Gateway Connections at http://stlbizdiversity.com/train/gateway-connections/register or download the Gateway Connections Registration Form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline to register is March 12, 2012.