Scottrade named as one of St. Louis’ Top 50 Businesses Shaping Our Future
St. Louis.- Scottrade, a leading online investment firm, is proud to be named one of the 2007 Greater St. Louis Top 50 Businesses Shaping Our Future. The Top 50 award is presented by the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association and Deloitte. Corporate and media sponsors of the award are Edward Jones, Sigma-Aldrich Corp., Southwest Bank, St. Louis Commerce Magazine, KMOX Radio and KETC Channel 9. It recognizes companies in the region who are both active participants in the community and reflect positive aspects of doing business here in the St. Louis area.
“It’s a delight to be a part of the St. Louis community and a great privilege to be recognized as a Top 50 company,” said Scottrade president Rodger Riney. “It’s great to have employees that truly make a difference by donating their time and money to so many wonderful causes.”
While Scottrade invests in the St. Louis community in many ways each year, two significant events occurred in 2006. Scottrade completed the largest technology investment in the company’s history with the building of a $25 million state-of-the-art date center in St. Louis County. Approximately 30 St. Louis-based vendors and contractors were involved in the construction of the facility, which now houses 60 associates.
Also in 2006, Scottrade entered into a long-term partnership with St. Louis Blues ownership that included naming rights to the Blues’ home arena. The sponsorship has proven beneficial to the community through a sponsorship that lowered some ticket costs to $7 and a donation to the Blues’ charity, The Fourteen Fund.
Scottrade has been headquartered in St. Louis for more than 25 years and has 325 nationwide branches to support its continually-growing customer base. In addition to its Des Peres headquarters, the company has offices in West County, Clayton, South County, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, Mo., and Fairview Heights. As Scottrade grows larger, the firm continues to add employees, both in St. Louis and nationwide.
“We currently have nearly 200 job openings companywide and almost half of those are here in St. Louis,” Riney said. “The cornerstone of our success is our employees and we are always seeking talented and professional people from across the area to help us grow.”
Scottrade’s associates leave their own mark on the St. Louis community by donating their time and money to many various functions and causes. Scottrade’s local charitable initiative is called Investing in St. Louis and through this program Scottrade is a corporate sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the Humane Society’s Bark in the Park and the Scottrade Gateway of Hope Ride and Festival. Other local organizations and charities Scottrade supports include the Muny, the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, the YWCA’s “Special Leaders in the Workplace” program and the Suburban Journals’ Old Newsboys Day for children’s Charities.
During the holiday season, Scottrade participates in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s 100 Neediest Cases and “adopts” families in times of need. In 2006, Scottrade adopted seven families and made monetary donations, while associates organized a food drive and bought and wrapped gifts for each family member.
“Our Investing in St. Louis program is important for our associates and for the community,” Riney said. “Recently several of our associates donated their time for Rebuilding Together – St. Louis to repair the home of a family in need. I commend those volunteers and as a company, we look forward to doing more for the St. Louis region.”
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