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About Boehringer’s announcement…

November 16, 2016 11:13 am

By now you have heard the news that Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica (BIVI) will relocate its corporate headquarters from St. Joseph to the Atlanta area. The move is part of a merger of BIVI and Merial, another large animal health company....

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If not now, when?

November 4, 2016 11:07 am

Over the last several years I have used my column in the Chamber newsletter to tout the many good and positive things about St. Joseph, of which there are many. However, this month I talked about the challenges and the...

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Hillyard Shows Commitment to St. Joseph

March 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Early in March the announcement was made by the Hillyard Companies that it would acquire the WireCo property north of its current location for future expansion. While the final closure of WireCo, formally Wire Rope, made the headlines, the real...

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Stockyards Rise Again

April 24, 2015 3:53 am

Written by R. Patt Lilly, President and CEO, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce I have always had an interest in history. One of the more intriguing aspects of history is that it will tend to repeat itself. The St. Joseph...

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Innovation Stockyard: New Name, Same Animal Health Mission

February 13, 2015 3:00 pm

The Institute for Industrial and Applied Life Sciences, a public/private cooperative effort to enhance workforce and economic development in the Midwest region, has renamed itself Innovation Stockyard. “The new name reflects our continuing mission of nurturing innovation,” said Ronan Molloy,...

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Higher Education Needs Among Declining Funding

December 9, 2014 12:33 pm

“The Missouri higher education system is exceedingly complex,” David Russell, Ph.D., Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education, told St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce members at St. Joe Rising on Tuesday, Dec. 9. He said there is $1.1 billion of appropriations for...

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Best Cities Do Not Let Downtowns Fade Into History

December 24, 2013 6:00 am

The best cities support all their neighborhoods, from the original downtown center to the newer shopping malls on the fringe of town. Sometimes as retail establishments and restaurants spill to the edge of the city limits, the lights in downtown...

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