The Nexcore & Revitalize St Louis are pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind celebration.

St. Louis Small Business Independence Day Celebration! 

A Three Day Live online Event showcasing local small businesses, music, artists and non-profits pivotal experiences during the pandemic shut down. July 9th, 10th & 11th. The event kicks off at 5pm each day and can be streamed live on facebook/thenexcore.  

Viewers can expect heartfelt stories and interviews of local small businesses, inspirational St. Louis historical lessons, Live musical performances, featured artists, surprise guests and lots of spontaneity.  

We plan to keep the stream going for as long possible each day – but need your help! Contact our creative director to be a part of the celebration at

At the beginning of the shut down the Nexcore presented Streamathon for STL, A 32 hour online non stop live streaming event that raised over 40,000 for small local businesses.  Producing this event touched the hearts of owners Larry Cohn and Jim Shevly and they emerged from the event with an even deeper level of appreciation for the perseverance and tenacity of our small business and local community. 

Our mission is to document the pivotal stories of local small businesses, showcase local music and artists and highlight non profit organizations who have adapted to the circumstances and are continuing to follow their dreams.  

Join us in saluting the resilient owners who embraced the harsh conditions, adapted and survived and thrived.  July 9, 10, & 11th.  

Be a part of the show! 

Are you a small business, entrepreneur, local artist or musician/performer who would like to participate? St. Louis Small Business Celebration is currently accepting video submissions from small businesses, restaurants, artists, and musicians. Record your own content or work with our team to produce your own segment.

More info at 

About NexCore:  NexCore is a community-driven center for entrepreneurial collaboration. With an encouraging team environment, NexCore helps small businesses and freelancers fulfill their dreams. Members have access to an invaluable roster of services including but not limited to: Business Solutions, Virtual Solutions, The Business Resource Center, Media, Branding & Marketing, Microlending, Networking Events, Powered by NexCore and so much more!  For additional information about NexCore visit


About Revitalize St. Louis:
Revitalize St. Louis is a non-profit organization that promotes revitalization efforts in the City of St Louis through education, support of progressive civic projects, and strengthening communities. Nexcore’s co-founder Larry Cohn is the president of Revitalize St. Louis.

“July 9-11 will showcase The Spirit of St. Louis through the eyes of the small business owner.  We will celebrate you and your business and how you have fought with grit and resilience to keep your business alive.  We invite you to share your story with us!” – Larry Cohn, co-founder at the Nexcore and president of Revitalize St. Louis

“This is going to be epic!.” Jim Shelvy, co-founder at the Nexcore


Here’s our growing list of participating
businesses and organizations. 

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