22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards

Becky Rasmussen

22nd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards

Date(s) - May 16, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sheldon
3648 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Online registration is now closed for this event. If you need to make changes to an existing reservation, please contact Kayla Dix at (314) 657-4020 or kaylad@focus-stl.org. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of 20 individuals, organizations and/or initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis region.

Too often, we get caught up in the challenges and issues facing our community. We all need a reminder now and again of the good that surrounds us, in the people and organizations who work tirelessly to make our region better. The annual What’s Right with the Region awards are a celebration of that.

Awards Reception & Presentation

Join 500+ community leaders and professionals for one of the most inspiring events (and best networking opportunities) of the year!

Your ticket for the evening includes the networking reception, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine bar, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards celebration from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


FOCUS Members (join/renew now)
Individual – $65
Young Professionals (ages 30 & under) – $40

Individual – $75
Young Professionals (ages 30 & under) – $45

Parking & Check-in

Parking is available in the lots around the Sheldon for $15/car, or there is metered street parking. With nearly 500 guests anticipated (and a show taking place next door at The Fox), we encourage you to arrive early.

There are no physical tickets for this event; all guests must have a name badge. Please check in at the registration desk to pick up your name badge, held under your last name. (If you are a presenter or an honoree who will be accepting an award, please check in at the VIP table.)


Thank you to all who submitted nominations for our 2019 What’s Right with the Region Awards, as well as our panel of community judges!

View this year’s honorees.

In addition to our 20 honorees, FOCUS will also present the board-designated Leadership Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Fox. Our inaugural FOCUS Alumni Awards will be presented to Christine Chadwick (Coro Women In Leadership / Leadership St. Louis) and Blake Strode (Youth Leadership St. Louis / Leadership St. Louis).