September 18, 2014 (St. Louis) – The South Asian Bar Association – St. Louis Chapter (SABA-StL) made a donation from the proceeds of its First Annual Luncheon held at Cortex to the newly created Regional Business Council’s Reinvest North County Fund. The Reinvest North County Fund was created last month to provide relief to small businesses affected by the unrest in Ferguson. SABA-StL was proud to contribute over $700 to the fund.
The Luncheon was themed, “The Changing Face of St. Louis,” and held on August 21. The Luncheon featured Nancy Staudt, Dean of Washington University School of Law, as the keynote speaker, and was attended by a number of prominent business leaders, elected officials and judges including Dennis Lower (President and CEO of Cortex), Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, Sen. Joe Keaveny, Sen. Eric Schmitt, Rep. Jill Schupp, Rep. Bill Otto, Judge George W. Draper III of the Missouri Supreme Court, and Judge David Lee Vincent III of the St. Louis County Circuit Court.
SABA-StL’s celebrated the rise of entrepreneurship and scientific innovation taking place in St. Louis and its impact on the economic and cultural transformation of St. Louis. The event was sponsored by Cortex, Emerson, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C., Lathrop & Gage LLP, Farrell & Martin and the South Asian Bar Association of North America.
Founded in 2013, the South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (SABA-StL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the needs, concerns and interests of the South Asian American legal community in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. The organization supports the professional development and advancement of members through networking, educational events, mentoring and advocacy. To learn more, visit http://sabastl.com.