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All programs begin at 12:30 PM in the Great Hall.
Reservations are appreciated to provide for seating.

Contact CSL Co-President Sandra Vuitel at or 314.300.8858.



December 6, 2022

David Nicklaus has covered business for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and for more than 40 years. He retired from full-time journalism in January 2022 but continues to write a semi-regular Sunday column and do a weekly video discussion series with long-time colleague Jim Gallagher. Nicklaus, a native of Iowa, holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Drake University and a master’s in economics from the London School of Economics. He lives in Webster Groves with his wife, Carol, and they have three grown children and six grandchildren. David will discuss the factors behind the disappearance of corporate headquarters and of thousands of manufacturing jobs in the St. Louis region since he came to St. Louis in 1981 and what the future holds for our region.