Category Archives: Business Connections

Summit draws state, national transportation leaders

The 2018 Transportation Future Summit brought stakeholders together in Jefferson City on Feb. 22 to discuss the future of our state’s infrastructure. The event included a keynote presentation from Ed Mortimer of the US Chamber of Commerce about upcoming changes to federal transportation funding. Other speakers including, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna, discussed our state’s airports, the challenges involved with powering

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Students, teachers, businesses rally for STEM education

Education supporters rallied at the Missouri Capitol on March 1 to celebrate the state’s growing math and science efforts. The annual STEM Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Missouri Chamber Foundation’s Mathematics and Science Coalition and Verizon, showcased the opportunities STEM education provides. Throughout the day, student groups and coalition members provided a variety of demonstrations and activities. Remote-controlled

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Leadership Visions

Chamber leaders from across Missouri gathered at Central Bank in Jefferson City on August 28 for a day of professional development and legislative goal setting. During the event, attendees heard from Ted Abernathy a North Carolina-based economist who has worked closely with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the Missouri 2030 strategic plan. Mick Fleming, president of the

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Time Traveler revealed

The new rollercoaster at Silver Dollar City will take riders for a spin of historical proportions. When the park’s Time Traveler coaster opens this coming spring, it will be the world’s fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning rollercoaster. The ride is a $26 million investment for the park, its biggest ever project. The ride was revealed during a ceremony on

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Wonders of Wildlife National Museum Opening

After nine years in the making, Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield has finally opened its doors to the public. The largest immersive wildlife experience in the world celebrated its grand opening on September 21 with a gala and ribbon-cutting ceremony graced by several famous guests including former Presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.

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Manufacturing Day

On October 6, factories threw open their doors for thousands of middle and high school students across the state on Manufacturing Day to demonstrate that modern manufacturing is anything but dark, dirty and dangerous. Businesses in plastics, metalwork, automotive parts and even fried chicken hosted events at their facilities to debunk old manufacturing stereotypes and showcase a variety of high-skill,

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