Missouri Business Headlines

Protecting employers from cyberattacks

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The threat of a cyberattack looms over every Missouri business — large and small. In fact, nearly 90 percent of Missouri businesses today are concerned about cybersecurity, with roughly a quarter of businesses citing this issue as a top concern, according to a recent survey by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. To combat […]

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Missouri Chamber pushing for restored Amtrak service

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is working in the state capitol to restore Amtrak’s service across the state to two trains per day. In January, Amtrak reduced Missouri River Runner service to just one train per day citing a loss of COVID-19 relief funding. The line connects Kansas City to St. Louis with […]

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Missouri Chamber Statement: Governor’s State of the State Address

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The following is a statement from Daniel P. Mehan, president and CEO, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “As Missourians seek to move forward from the dark days of the ongoing pandemic, I would like to thank Gov. Mike Parson for using his State of the State address to lay out a refreshingly positive vision […]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine mandate

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The US Supreme Court has blocked the Biden Administration from mandating COVID-19 vaccination at businesses with 100 or more employees, while allowing a similar rule for health care facilities to stand. The Missouri Chamber had strongly pushed back against the Biden administration’s plan, arguing that employers should continue to have the right to establish vaccine […]

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Extending and expanding Fast Track scholarship opportunities to get adults back into school for in-demand skills

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It’s never too late to earn a degree, but some adults simply can’t afford it. That changed for many Missourians thanks to the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. Championed by the Missouri Chamber and passed into law in 2019, this financial aid program addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or […]

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Carol Mitchell joins Missouri Chamber as General Counsel

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce that Carol Mitchell has joined its Governmental Affairs team as General Counsel. Mitchell specializes in public safety, legal climate reform and labor issues, among others. An attorney and government affairs professional with experience in both the legal and political arenas, Mitchell most recently served […]

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OSHA vaccine and testing mandate reinstated

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Originally announced on Sept. 9 and temporarily blocked by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Biden Administration vaccinate-or-test rule for large employers has been reinstated. The mandate applies to employers with 100 or more employees firm-wide and is being overseen by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While an appeal to the US […]

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Celebrating 26 new Leadership Missouri graduates

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In a ceremony on December 9, the 2021 class of Leadership Missouri graduated 26 leaders from organizations across the state. The class spent the previous seven months traveling across Missouri, networking with peers and learning about challenges and opportunities facing our state. The celebration also marked the completion of the 30th class of the Leadership […]

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