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Hitting the links for the Missouri Chamber PAC

Business advocates from around the state gathered on June 7 for the annual Missouri Open for Business Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament benefited the Missouri Chamber Political Action Committee. Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors who helped make this a fun, successful event in support of the Missouri Chamber PAC’s pro-jobs advocacy work.    

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Our view: An explosive issue

On behalf of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, I would like to wish you a happy Independence Day. As a state that’s long been a mecca for barbeque and fireworks — the mainstays of this holiday — it’s safe to say that no place celebrates the Fourth of July better than Missouri. There is something special about fireworks

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Re-engage Your Workplace

Business owners often express difficulty finding qualified employees. This struggle makes sense considering the near-record low unemployment rates (3.7 percent in Missouri at the time of this writing). Maybe this is a struggle you can relate to. If you don’t have the ability to expand your team, growth is impeded if not halted altogether. Is there any option to manage

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A booming business

As state bans end, a burst of growth Missouri’s long-held status as a lone bastion for fireworks has, as of late, all but fizzled out. In recent years many states tossed aside their consumer fireworks bans to reap the tax benefits of in-state sales. “They were tired of families going across state lines to buy fireworks and then bringing them

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Master Blasters

For more than 50 years, Twehous Excavating has been molding Missouri The project: blasting about 60,000 cubic yards of rock. The catch: The rock is adjacent to four lanes of running traffic, and only a few hundred feet away from a high school and several historic homes. Complex jobs like this make work exciting at Twehous Excavating Co. That particular

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PTO: Better or worse?

Traditionally, most companies have offered a paid leave package to employees that differentiates between vacation, personal and sick days. However, combining all categories into a single paid time off (PTO) bank is a growing trend. A PTO model increases employee flexibility and has the potential to boost morale and productivity. And with 70 percent of employees ranking flexible work hours

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