forest park south business association

FPSBA’s 2017 Business Survey is Here


Take a moment to let us know what we can do to meet your business needs. You can find the survey by clicking HERE. The survey will also be available at the February 8th luncheon. Please complete the survey by February 24th.


FPSBA Board Meeting – Wednesday, 1/13 8:30am

The first Board meeting of 2016 for the Forest Park South Business Association is Wednesday, January 13th at 8:30am in Park Central Development’s office, 4512 Manchester Ave., Suite 100

General membership is welcome to attend.  Now is a great time to turn in your 2016 membership application, if you have not already done so.

Questions?  Call Gelinda – 314-262-4082

2016 Meeting and Networking Event Schedule

Please mark your calendars – the 2016 meeting and networking event schedule is here.

Board Meetings

Open to all members

All meetings are at 8:30am

Meetings are held in Park Central Development’s offices at 4512 Manchester Ave., Suite 100, 63110

January 13, 2016

March 9, 2016

May 11, 2016

July 13, 2016

September 7, 2016

November 9, 2016

Luncheons & Holiday Party

Locations to be determined

Winter Luncheon

February 10, 2016

Spring Luncheon

June 8, 2016

Autumn Luncheon

October 19, 2016

Holiday Party

December 7, 2016

2016 Membership – it’s time to renew!

The Forest Park South Business Association WANTS YOU!

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As a member organization, you’ll receive two (2) complimentary tickets to each quarterly networking event (3 luncheons and 1 holiday party) plus perks program cards for each employee to enjoy discounts at participating locations.  Luncheons include informational speakers, news from fellow members and a catered lunch all while showcasing a local venue.

Don’t miss out in 2016!  New members who join now are invited to enjoy the 2015 Holiday Celebration on  December 3rd – that’s 5 networking events for the price of four.

Sign up today – click here for the 2016 membership form

For more information on membership and the Association, contact Gelinda Connell.  314-262-4082 or

Next Board meeting – Wednesday, September 9 – 8:30am

The next board meeting the Forest Park South Business Association will be on Wednesday, September 9th at 8:30 and will be held in Park Central Development’s offices at 4512 Manchester Ave., Suite 100

All members are welcome to attend.

Please contact Gelinda Connell with questions: 314-262-4082

FPSBA Perks Program Participant – Cultivate Salon – focused on Natural Hair Care

Cultivate Salon opened in the Grove in April 2013 and is owned by Mother and Son team Lana and Kyle Coleman.   Cultivate focuses on natural hair care and the well being of their clients.

Why did you decide to establish your business in this neighborhood?

Our neighborhood is so eclectic. We value diversity of all kinds, and it’s good to see people from all walks of life cohabitating and participating in the revitalization of this area through business. We feel Forest Park South matches the mantra of our salon so the neighborhood seemed to be a natural, mutual fit for us.

What is your favorite aspect of the business community in Forest Park South?

The camaraderie. We’re fortunate to have other entrepreneurs and staple business owners who aren’t merely “fair weather” friends, but rather people who generally care about your well-being and prosperity. It’s sort of that Midwestern charm. We couldn’t ask for a better group to help further beautify the neighborhood with.

How long have you had your business here?

Almost two years. We opened in April 2013.

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What is your mission?

We empower our clients to sustain exceptional, long-term hair beauty and health.

Why did you get into this business?

There aren’t enough outlets to care for the broader spectrum of hair textures in a high quality way. We feel we’re uniquely positioned to fill the gap.

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What is your specialty?

We specialize in “natural” hair care.  That is, we avoid using products and processes linked to hair damage.

What is your business philosophy?

We’re grounded in our core values: exemplary client service, superior hair care, and world-class professionalism. Each day we try to set the bar for what service-oriented businesses should be and then we try to set the bar higher the next day.

What would you like others to know about your business?

Great businesses, especially service-oriented businesses, are built on trust. There’s nothing I can say to compel someone to fall in love with Cultivate – few people “get married at ‘hello.’” My hope is that once people try us out, they’ll come to their own realization that Cultivate an excellent place to make their go-to salon.

What would surprise people most about your business?

Usually surprises in a salon are very unpleasant. We like to keep things as predictable as possible for our clients.

Who are your core customers?

Our core customers are usually women of color ages 17 – 65 who want their hair to look great without the adverse effects of harmful hair products and styling processes that were once commonplace in the not-so-distant past.


Visit Cultivate

1110 Tower Grove Ave., 63110 (The Grove)

Show your Perks card and receive:

10% off any service (excluding hair extensions) for first time customers.  Cannot be combined with any other discount offers.



Winter Luncheon with Guest Speaker Mayor Francis Slay – 2/18/15

Join the FPSBA for the first luncheon of the 2015 season!

Wednesday, 2/18/15 at Tarlton Corporation the Association will welcome

the Honorable Mayor Francis Slay as our guest speaker.

All FPSBA members receive two complimentary admissions –

all tickets held at Will Call.

RSVP with Gelinda Connell at 314-262-4082

or email at to reserve your seat today.