Five Things We’re Reading this Week: July 8

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Weekends are the perfect time to step away from the desk—standing or otherwise—and catch up on time spent with friends, family and all of the articles you bookmarked this week but didn’t have time to read.

We’re here to add to that list. Dive into the five pieces, locally-focused and not, that we’re reading this week.

Two home chefs who use the Josephine app working in the kitchen. Photo via Fast Company. Read the whole story here
Two home chefs who use the Josephine app working in the kitchen. Photo via Fast Company. Read the whole story here

Long Read:

The Food Sharing Economy is Delicious and Illegal—Will it Survive?
Fast Company
The conflict between innovation and shared economy startups and slow-moving legislation is highlighted in this long read. Fast Co takes a closer look at startup Josephine, an online marketplace that helps home cooks coordinate small takeout-food businesses.
Check it out here


This is Kevin Brennan
ALIVE Magazine 
In ALIVE’s Let’s Come Together Issue, Jeremy Nulik spends the day with the owner of Brennan’s and BHive in the Central West End.
Check it out here


TechShop’s Mark Hatch on Creating a Maker Revolution in St. Louis
Leading up to Murmuration Festival, Cortex caught up with TechShop founder Mark Hatch to discuss the significance of St. Louis landing a TechShop and what he refers to as the “Maker Revolution.”


The Top Small Workplaces in St. Louis Region
STL Today
Company culture is key to a success business, big or small, so the Post-Dispatch took a survey of employees to find out which small workplaces are keeping people happy. Look out for a few familiar startups.
Check it out here


Cortex Development May Quicken With Wexford Acquisition
St. Louis Business Journal
Tuesday, Chicago-based Ventas Inc. agreed to pay $1.5 billion in cash to acquire substantially all of the assets of Wexford Science & Technology, which Dennis Lower, president and CEO of Cortex, says can speed up Wexford’s next development in the Cortex innovation district — a $140 million multi-building, mixed-use project. 
Check it out here

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Mary writes for EQ and previously contributed to ALIVE Magazine and worked in the digital marketing field as an account manager. A central Illinois native, she got her news-editorial journalism degree from the University of Illinois and then moved to St. Louis so she wouldn’t have to be around as many Cubs fans. Then she married one.