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Preserving the past, inspiring the future: Leadership Missouri alumni donate $72,300 for Governor’s Mansion restoration

The Governor’s Mansion, Missouri’s front door, stands as an icon of our state’s rich history — and its bright future. It’s critical that Missouri makes a strong first impression with its visitors, and the condition of the mansion plays an important role in that. “Each year, more than 60,000 people visit the mansion. Dozens of events are held here. Leaders

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Strength in Generations: The many benefits of age diversity in the workplace

Today’s workforce spans five generations — which can be a recipe for conflict when each generation comes to work with different worldviews, values and communication styles. But it’s also an opportunity to foster collaboration and leverage each generation’s strengths. “Sometimes we’re just tripping over each other or walking on eggshells because we don’t understand each other and we put wrong

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¡Bienvenido a Branson! To close a workforce gap, Branson employers turn to Puerto Rico

As a famous destination for country music and family entertainment, Branson thrives on tourism and hospitality. It’s a huge industry — one that long ago outgrew the capacity of the local workforce. Employers in the area have compensated by looking outside the country for seasonal workers via the federal H-2B visa program. This approach was working well until 2017, when

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Missouri ranks among top ten states for diversity in tech

It’s official: Missouri ranks 10th in the nation for the diversity of its tech workforce. As for percentage of women working for tech companies, Missouri has the 6th highest rank nationally. That’s just two of the findings in the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s new study, the Technology 2030 Report. The report dives deep into the workings of our state’s tech sector

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