Category Archives: 2014 Awards

Phoenix Home Care is committed to personal health service

The legend of the phoenix is a story of ever-changing growth and rebirth. Like its namesake, Phoenix Home Care has risen from humble beginnings to become one of the fastest growing Missouri companies in the last five years. Phoenix Home Care, a full-service home health care provider based in Springfield, provides services to seniors, disabled children, and adults that includes

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STEM educators honored for excellence in the classroom

Ten Missouri educators who are using innovative techniques to teach and inspire students about science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields were recently recognized by the Missouri Mathematics and Science Coalition (MMSC) and the Monsanto Company. Through this program, the MMSC, an affiliate of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recognized innovation by K-12 educators.  Each award winner received a

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Enterprise Holdings thrives on happy customers, growing new leaders

Enterprise Holdings was named the 2014 Champion of Enterprise by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Enterprise Holdings is a Missouri-based company that has grown significantly since its founding in 1957. The company’s rental fleet has doubled in the past 10 years. Annual revenue has surpassed $17 billion. It’s now the world’s largest rental car company, operating the Enterprise

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Honoring leadership — Missouri business community commends Capt. Ron Johnson

In mid-August, as trouble continued to brew in Ferguson, Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to head up security operations. Already, five days of protest and violence were tearing apart north St. Louis, a community Johnson calls home. The days of chaos following the fatal Aug. 9 shooting death of an

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On the Fast Track! Seven Missouri companies seeing explosive growth

There is no easy recipe for success. Each year, thousands of new companies are formed. Only about half of those companies are still around after five years. Only about three in 10 survive past that first decade. These statistics help frame the amazing success created by seven Missouri companies that were named Fast Track Award winners this year. The Missouri Chamber’s

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Prosperity Award — Centene is committed to building a better community

Now offering health insurance in 20 states, Centene plays a major role in the wellbeing of millions of Americans. Back home in Missouri, Centene is similarly committed to building a healthy, vibrant St. Louis community. “Charitable outreach is an important part of Centene’s business philosophy,” says Deanne Lane, Centene’s vice president of media and community relations. “Since 2004, the Centene

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Education Innovator — Sigma-Aldrich invests in Missouri’s youth to build tomorrow’s workforce

As a global life sciences company, Sigma-Aldrich needs Missouri to develop new scientists for the future. To ensure that happens, the company has become involved in education and getting young people interested in science. “Workforce development is greatly important to the future of Sigma-Aldrich,” says Rakesh Sachdev, president and CEO. “We see fewer students in Missouri choosing to enter into

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