Missouri Business Headlines

Gov. Parson signs bill to level playing field for Main Street businesses

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Since the arrival of e-commerce, physical stores in Missouri have been competing at a big disadvantage. However, in response to the Missouri business community united under the Missouri Chamber, state lawmakers have finally put all retailers on equal footing by requiring online sellers to collect sales tax. This concept, commonly called the “Wayfair fix,” comes […]

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Arbitration fairness bill signed

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By signing House Bill 345 on June 29, Gov. Mike Parson has ensured more fair arbitration procedures in Missouri by allowing all involved parties to have a voice in discussions. This new language was needed because under Missouri law as interpreted by the courts, an insurance company only has the right to defend themselves in […]

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Innovative delivery technology bill gets Gov. Parson’s signature

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Companies will soon be able to deploy innovative delivery technology in Missouri thanks to a bill Gov. Mike Parson signed on June 22. Senate Bill 176 was sponsored by Sen. Lincoln Hough (R-Springfield) and handled in the House by Rep. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit). As the economy continues to recover and evolve, it is vital […]

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Show-Me Careers coming to St. Louis, KC, Cape Girardeau

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Show-Me Careers, one of the Missouri Chamber’s many workforce development efforts to expand educator and student career awareness, is growing this summer. Led by Missouri Chamber Vice President of Education Programs Brian Crouse, the program offers a week-long experience where educators go inside a variety of companies that offer great career opportunities accessible to high […]

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Thirty participants join 30th annual Leadership Missouri class

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The Missouri Chamber is celebrating three decades of its exclusive professional development program. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and emerging leaders to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state. Due to the program being postponed for pandemic safety reasons in 2020, the 2021 participants comprise the 30th class. The […]

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Gov. Parson signs prescription drug monitoring program into law

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Gov. Mike Parson has signed a critical piece of legislation creating a statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP). Until now, Missouri had been the only state in the nation without a statewide PDMP, which allows medical professionals to view what prescriptions their patients have been taking before they prescribe. Having access to this information empowers […]

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“Best class ever:” Celebrating 30 years of Leadership Missouri

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The Missouri Chamber is celebrating three decades of its exclusive professional development program. Founded in 1990, Leadership Missouri identifies current and emerging leaders to enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the state. A new class kicks off June 16 in Saint Louis. Over the following seven months, they will travel to Kansas […]

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DHSS wants to help bring the COVID-19 vaccine to your workplace

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), along with local public health agencies (LPHA), are working to bring COVID-19 vaccination events to businesses and organizations across Missouri. Simply complete this form to provide the information they need to connect you to your Regional Implementation Team (RIT), LPHA or other source of local assistance. […]

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Defending transportation funding: Missouri Chamber advises on ballot language, considers legal challenge

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In response to an attempt to overturn vitally-needed transportation funding, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is fighting to protect this passed legislation. Opponents have filed paperwork to overturn Senate Bill 262 at the ballot box. The bill was passed by the Missouri General Assembly and would boost the state’s economy by investing in […]

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