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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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Martin Mechanical, Inc works to keep everything “just right”

Martin Mechanical is a Kansas City-area company that has been providing heating, air conditioning, and HVAC services since 1930. The company was founded during the Depression years, a time when more businesses were closing than opening. The heating and cooling industry has seen significant changes through the years and Martin Mechanical has evolved with these changes. At a time when

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Super Cerner—Tech giant’s growth is reshaping Kansas City

Any attempt to describe the recent success at Cerner requires a thesaurus full of superlatives. The company started the year by completing its major $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services. In one day, the Kansas City company’s workforce grew by nearly 40 percent. By mid-summer, Cerner’s massive new campus development began rising from the ground on what was once

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The Family Business—Inside the company behind baseball’s leading franchise

When Anheuser-Busch put the St. Louis Cardinals up for sale in 1995, the team looked like a risky bet for any future owner. A labor strike had eroded fans’ interest in baseball, and the Cardinals were perceived as financially handicapped due to the team’s small market size. Even on the field, things weren’t looking good—in 1994 and again in 1995,

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Rivers on the Rebound—As shipping shifts to waterways, Missouri stands to benefit

It’s hard to imagine anything more essential to Missouri than our rivers. Our state was founded at the confluence of two of the world’s mightiest waterways. The name it was given, Missouri, derives from the Native American term meaning “he of the big canoe,” according to some scholars. For thousands of years, the lives of the people who lived on

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River Port Renaissance

Lewis County was born from the Mississippi River. In the 1830s, villages began to emerge along the county’s 23 miles of shoreline. The region grew as river towns, such as Canton, became destinations for trade and ferry crossings. But today, the steamboat boom is long gone. Even the last local river ferry closed last year. With a diminished economic connection

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Southwest Launches Missouri One

Celebrating 30 years of service in Missouri, Southwest Airlines has added a new Missourithemed aircraft to its fleet. Missouri One, a Boeing 737-700, is decorated with an artist’s rendition of the Missouri state flag. “Kansas City and St. Louis have been vital cities in our network for more than 30 years,” Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO Gary Kelly stated

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It’s Time to Upgrade Your Business Tablet — Is Apple Still the Clear Choice?

This April, the iPad turned 5. Already, it’s had quite a life. When launched in 2010, the iPad defined the modern tablet form. It quickly became an unparalleled success for Apple, selling more units than even the iPhone did during its first five years. If your company is like most, you’re likely using iPads in some aspect of your business.

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A Ruling by the Labor Commission May Redefine Long-Settled Injury Claims

When injured on the job, employees in Missouri are entitled to compensation as they recover. But years after injury claims are settled, should a worker receive additional rounds of temporary disability benefits even after reaching maximum medical improvement? It is a critical—and potentially costly— question before the Missouri Supreme Court as they begin to consider the facts of Greer v.

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