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Interesting Times

September 4, 2018 3:11 pm

There is a phrase that has been spoken in the past that owes its origin to a Chinese proverb, “may you live in interesting times.” For better or worse, we live in interesting times in St. Joseph. There is much...

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Our Future

March 12, 2018 10:59 am

  This year St. Joseph will celebrate its 175th anniversary. This is a remarkable feat for a community with a remarkable history. While I enjoy learning about and celebrating our local history, I am much more interested in our future....

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Creating Opportunity

March 9, 2018 9:10 am

Today in the economic development world, the importance of supporting local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses has become a key strategy in many communities, including St. Joseph. People have come to realize that those individuals starting a business or developing the...

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Take a Look: We’re Falling Behind

November 2, 2017 1:45 pm

Workforce development has become a huge issue for St. Joseph and our overall national economy.  To put it simply, there are simply not enough young people available to fill the jobs being vacated by the “baby boomer” generation that is...

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Pay Attention

November 2, 2017 1:42 pm

One of the first things I remember hearing from my first-grade teacher, was “Patt, pay attention!” Ok, so I did not always pay attention, but I find myself today wondering, does anyone really pay attention? There is so much to...

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It’s For Our Community

October 26, 2017 9:18 am

On November 7, residents who reside within the St. Joseph School District will be asked to vote on whether the School District will be allowed to raise its tax levy. This will be a critical vote for the district and...

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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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