This year the CVC will be advertising heavily in Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Milwaukee in addition to Chicago, Louisville, Nashville and Memphis.
The new plans call for more office space, less retail, and trains running from Union Station to various destinations.
The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Thursday’s gathering comes amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory. Low water continues to affect river traffic and recreation.
St. Louis County and City residents give 5.6 percent, followed by St. Clair County at 5.1 percent, and Madison County at 4.6 percent.
Beginning in September, most flights from Columbia Regional Airport will fly to Atlanta, rather than Memphis.
This Saturday, Harry reviews “Memphis” at the Fox and what promises to be one of the big films of the summer, “The Avengers.”
A show that lifts your spirits and may just bring you back for a second look…and listen.
“Sacrifice to see the ones you love, that’s what we do,” said John Mahoney, who was driving to visit his mother and sister in St. Louis.
The driver stranded one passenger in Sikeston, Missouri and later abandoned the rest of the passengers near Charleston.