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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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Local Developers Hard at Work on Two New Schools

December 13, 2013 6:00 am

Come the fall of 2014, some St. Joseph School District (SJSD) children will be walking through unchartered hallways, sitting at brand-new desks, and will be the first classes of students of two new elementary schools. In 2012, St. Joseph voters...

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