Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Location: 533 Maryville University Drive St. Louis MO 63141 USA
To cultivate constructive cooperation and interest among corporations, organizations, and individuals participating in the business travel industry, foster and promote a thorough understanding upon the part of travel suppliers, the business traveler and corporations of each other’s needs, develop and broaden individual member’s knowledge of the industry and business travel dynamics, provide a forum for members to network and act on matters affecting corporations, travel, and their individual interests, heighten awareness of the value of corporate travel management through education that develops management skills and understanding of issues and to advocate and protect the interests of members and their corporations or organizations on legislative and regulatory matters.
Results: We donated over $6,000 to our charity partner, Shearwater Education foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to re-engaging at-risk urban youth in education, providing them with essential life skills and preparing them for adulthood as productive members of society.
Target demographics: Buyers and suppliers of business travel products in the Greater St. Louis and Midwest region.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300
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STLBTA (DBA Gateway Business Travel Assn) is a dynamic organization dedicated to educating, promoting and networking within the travel industry. The Association donates 40% of its annual revenue to a local charity; in 2010 and 2011, the Shearwater Education Foundation, which re-engages and educates at-risk youth in the St. Louis Missouri metropolitan area. The Association's 100 members generate thousands in charitable donations each year.
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I attended the NBTA convention on the Chapter scholarship in 2007, and attained my Corporate Travel Executive certification through it's educational program.
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