Have you ever had a business idea that you thought was worth pursuing? When my entrepreneurial journey began back in 2016, I explored a variety of options that seemed to have potential. I actually went through the exercise of exploring a new idea every week for an entire year, but rather than formally pursuing each idea – because that would be impossible – I made a point to at least launch ideas out into the universe in hopes that they might someday return. Eventually, some of those ideas have come back in ways I could have never imagined.

A few years ago, I learned a bit about the media business because of the media-focused workspace I cofounded. While brainstorming ways to make our own space appealing, we often looked at ways we might be able to make Saint Louis and the surrounding area more appealing to the greater media industry in general. We have an environment that is rich in diverse locations, storyline, and talent that is just ripe for opportunity. My aspiration was to develop a high level, Saint Louis-focused production about not only all the traditional stories we may already know, but also the undiscovered and sensational stories about Saint Louis that have yet to be told. It’s a project that I have shared with many over the years only to discover that others aspire for something similar which always gets me excited to potentially collaborate for the greater good.

Fast forward to 2020 where I am in the midst of building the Saint Louis Business Club. Once again I have the opportunity to pursue media projects because my newest space has a former audio studio that I’d like to see turned into a content production studio. We’ve started by building a Content Production Group that meets on a weekly basis specifically focused on how we can organize and produce content such as film, photography, and podcasts in a production hub that is being created at The Annex.

Our group consists of talented storytellers, videographers, producers, editors, podcasters, voiceover artists and other professionals who have an interest and skill in these areas. We meet virtually/in-person once a week. 

The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.

– George Lucas