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Missouri Chamber celebrates inauguration of Gov. Mike Parson

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The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Gov. Mike Parson on his inauguration. At a time when our state is facing many challenges, Missouri is fortunate to have a steady, experienced, pro-jobs leader who is passionate in his advocacy for all Missourians. “On behalf of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I congratulate […]

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Inside Missouri’s Apprenticeship Revolution

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Apprenticeships are booming in Missouri. As Missouri businesses continue to search for the skilled workforce they need, more organizations are turning to this time tested — yet suddenly cutting-edge — training tool. Although apprenticeships are commonly associated with skilled trades like construction, today’s apprenticeships exist in nearly every industry — including information technology, manufacturing, health […]

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Getting ahead of the wave: With lawsuits on the rise, Missouri Chamber fights to curb frivolous COVID-19 litigation

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It’s not hard to see it coming. While Missouri continues to confront the immediate challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, another concern is rising on the horizon: an incoming wave of predatory coronavirus lawsuits. Since March, more than 1,000 COVID-19 lawsuits have been filed against employers across the nation. It’s unclear just how large the wave […]

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Thanking the Unsung Heroes

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Guest column by Michael Train & James Carter As we have witnessed throughout this crisis, beyond the noble efforts of health care workers around the globe, there is yet another category that needs to be celebrated – those who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in critical manufacturing roles despite many challenging circumstances. These are […]

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Dan Mehan: Stopping the wave

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There are many challenges ahead as lawmakers begin the 2021 Legislative Session. But one issue should be clear cut: The legislature must immediately act to stop opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits. Unlike many legal reform issues, this is not a complicated problem to understand. Trial attorneys around the nation are working overtime to turn the COVID-19 crisis […]

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A plan for economic recovery: Missouri Chamber releases 2021 Legislative Agenda

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As lawmakers prepare to return to Jefferson City for the 2021 Legislative Session, the Missouri Chamber is releasing its Legislative Agenda to help guide our state’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missouri Chamber prepared this agenda with polling and input from more than 500 CEOs and top business leaders from across the state. […]

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Vaccinating your workforce

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This document shall not be construed as legal advice. For answers specific to your situation, you should consult an attorney. This document provides general guidance regarding considerations employers can be making. As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed across Missouri, employers need to prepare for how they will handle vaccinations among their staff members. Missouri’s vaccination plan […]

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Gov. Parson signs bill unlocking additional federal funding

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed House Bill 14, providing access to additional federal funds for Missouri, including Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars. “COVID-19 has had an overwhelming impact on our state, but we are already making great progress. This additional funding will be critical as we continue to respond, recover, and […]

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Health care workers to receive Pfizer’s vaccine starting this week

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Missouri’s first COVID-19 vaccinations are expected to happen this week as the federal government has given the green light to a vaccine developed by Pfizer. The FDA is allowing the vaccinations to begin under an emergency authorization. “Pfizer’s purpose is breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, and in our 171-year history there has never been a […]

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