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Aug. 20-21: Energy and environment topics to be explored during conference in Columbia

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In today’s ever-evolving regulatory climate — and amid rapid advances in research and technology —it is critical for energy and environment stakeholders to remain on top of changes in their industries. That’s the goal behind the Missouri Chamber’s Aug. 20-21 Energy & Environment Conference, which is bringing state and national experts to Columbia to share […]

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Missouri celebrates National Hire A Veteran Day

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Veterans, business leaders, veteran support groups and government officials gathered at the Carnahan Memorial Garden in Jefferson City on July 25 to celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day. More than 450,000 veterans call Missouri home. And the best way to honor our veterans, said Col. Grace Link, executive director of the Missouri Veterans Commission, is […]

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Court decision raises injury compensation question

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Missouri employer input is needed as policymakers consider future changes to the workers’ compensation system following a recent Missouri Supreme Court ruling. In Cosby v. Treasurer as Custodian of the Second Injury Fund, the court determined that a worker who suffered an injury after January 1, 2014, could not be compensated by the Second Injury […]

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Launches New Program to Aid Small Business and Farm Disaster Recovery

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Treasurer Fitzpatrick Launches New Program to Aid Small Business and Farm Recovery Following Natural Disasters Jefferson City, MO – Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick today announced the launch of LIFT, Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery, to assist small business owners and farmers who have been economically impacted by natural disasters including […]

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Federal disaster loans now available in Missouri counties impacted by storms and floods

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As Missourians work to recover from flooding and tornado activity, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Missouri businesses and residents in impacted counties. The SBA has also opened a business recovery center in Jefferson City to help Missouri businesses access all available resources following the […]

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Women leaders gather for professional development summit in Columbia

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On July 12, women from across the state gathered in Columbia for a day of networking and professional development with experts in a variety of careers. Women in Leadership is a new Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry event, launched in partnership with the Columbia, Mo. Women’s Network. With segments featuring women leaders from a […]

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Gov. Parson signs Senate Bill 514, expanding small employers’ access to health insurance options

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Health insurance expenses and the pressures of the federal Affordable Care Act are major concerns for companies across Missouri, and these burdens are felt most acutely by small businesses. In response to this, a new type of health insurance came to Missouri. Called a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA), this model enables smaller employers to join together […]

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Gov. Parson gives special protections to critical infrastructure by signing House Bill 355

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a bill to protect the state’s pipelines and other critical infrastructure from harmful acts of trespassing and tampering. House Bill 355, sponsored by Rep. Dean Plocher (R-St. Louis), creates stronger penalties for individuals who willfully damage or willfully trespass onto critical infrastructure facilities. The Missouri Chamber was an active supporter […]

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Missouri business community applauds Gov. Parson signing Senate Bill 68 into law

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On July 10, Gov. Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law, a piece of legislation that will bolster Missouri’s economic development and workforce programs. Senate Bill 68 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough, a Republican from Springfield. The provisions in the bill were recommendations of the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Workforce2030 Report released in 2018, […]

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