Missouri Department of Agriculture Website

Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates “Buy Missouri Day” and announces those awarded grants

To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 14 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri Grown member products. “Our Missouri Grown members have told […]

Minimum Wage

Workers, small-business owners oppose bill to cut minimum wage

Workers and small-business owners are voicing opposition to a bill before the Legislature that would tie Missouri’s minimum wage to the federal minimum wage, reversing a voter-approved increase to $12 an hour by 2023. Terrence Wise, a McDonald’s worker in Kansas City and a leader of the Service Employees International Union’s “Fight for 15 and a […]

Retirement Plan

MU Extension offering three night class on estate, succession and retirement planning

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a three-night class on estate, succession, and retirement planning for farmers and business owners. Extension Agricultural Business Specialist Darla Campbell will teach “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” with other Extension specialists and a probate judge on January 19th and 26th and February 2nd from 6 to 9 […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

Audio: North Central Missouri Development Alliance calls business retention the foundation of economic development

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Director Micah Landes calls business retention the foundation of economic development. She says it does not make sense for an organization to use time and resources to attract new businesses if the organization is not helping existing businesses. Landes also calls locally-owned businesses the “lifeblood” of a stable economy. Grundy […]

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Seven charged in connection with COVID-relief fraud scheme involving at least 80 fraudulent loan applications

Seven individuals across two states were charged in an indictment unsealed for their alleged participation in a scheme to obtain approximately $16 million in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Amir Aqeel, 52, and Pardeep Basra, 51, both of […]

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Are postal service delays hampering small business?

Operational changes intended to help the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service save money aren’t going over well with some small-business owners in Missouri and other states. Recent modifications, including the end of overtime for workers, have led to numerous reports of delays, both in personal and commercial mail and package delivery. John McHugh, chairman of […]

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Website

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission to receive $400K CARES Act grant

The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission in Trenton will receive a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help the commission respond to the Coronavirus pandemic by supporting business owners and community partners to ensure economic recovery. Congressman Sam Graves of Missouri applauded the announcement of Recovery Assistance […]

AgButler Website

AgButler employment app debuts in North Missouri

A diverse group of individuals, from North Central Missouri, gathered to evaluate a new App called AgButler. The App is designed to connect individuals seeking work, with producers and agri-businesses needing temporary labor. Created by Kevin and Jamie Johansen, a Missouri farm family, they recognized the many benefits AgButler could provide to rural America. “Our […]

Missouri Main Street Connection

“Outstanding Economic Impact Project” awarded to Main Street Trenton

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 30, 2020, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Evening of Excellence Virtual Ceremony on Facebook Live. MMSC is a statewide non-profit organization designed to help Missouri communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. MMSC currently provides services and training to over […]

Health News

Sullivan County Commission and health department issues guideline on reopening

The Sullivan County Commission and health department administrator recommend several guidelines in addition to the statewide Show Me Strong Recovery Plan going into effect Monday. The Sullivan County guidelines give the formula for the maximum occupancy for retail businesses: the building width multiplied by length divided by 30 and multiplied by 25%. Businesses are asked […]

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Tim Crowley to be featured speaker at Trenton Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

A man who trains companies and organizations across the country will speak at the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet. The chamber reports Doctor Tim Crowley has transformed individuals and organizations, chief executive officers, managers, front line employees, customer service representatives, salespeople, and business owners. Social hour will begin at the Ketcham Community Center […]

Burglary

Trenton Police Department investigates possible burglary at local business

The Trenton Police Department recently investigated a possible burglary at a local business. The police caution business owners to keep their doors and windows locked and report suspicious activity. Business owners and/or employees who discover they have been a victim of a burglary are asked to not touch or disturb anything, so investigating officers can […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

With the potential for flooding, FEMA encourages residents to review flood insurance policies

The National Weather Service indicates there is a potential for Missouri to once again experience flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports last year’s damage repairs are ongoing. FEMA calls its National Flood Insurance Program “a great way” to protect homes, businesses, or personal property. The National Flood Insurance Program reports just six inches of […]

Shop Small Chillicothe

Chillicothe Area Chamber celebrates the 10th Annual Small Business Saturday

Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce announced today that, as a member of the American Express Neighborhood Champion Program, will host an event as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on this Saturday, Nov 30. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the […]