Missouri Business News

Missouri Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Missouri, U.S.A. (Mo., MO), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.

Gateway to Healthy Smiles: LIBERTY Dental Plan Offers the Most Affordable Rates in Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LIBERTY Dental Plan of Missouri (LIBERTY) is proud to announce it is offering the most affordable rates for dental plans in the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace (commonly called the “Health Exchange”). In fact, LIBERTY has the only Dental HMO being offered in St. Louis, Mo., and is the low price leader.

The Hyde Park Homes Tour 2016 Showcases Century-Old Homes this October

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hyde Park Neighborhood — Ten historic homes, including Kansas City shirtwaists, open their doors for tours during the biennial Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The Tour hosted by The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) will be Saturday, October 1 from 10 am until 6 p.m., and a Candlelight Tour will be Friday, September 30 from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

AXIS Integrated Solutions CRM Team Attending Worldwide Sage CRM Boot Camp in Ireland

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The AXIS Integrated Solutions (AXIS) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team will be attending a worldwide Sage CRM boot camp (February 16-19) in Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland.

The Hyde Park Homes Tour Showcases Century-Old Homes this October

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 15, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nine historic homes, including unique Kansas City shirtwaists and stately stone Foursquares, will open their doors for tours during the biennial Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The tour also features a home that exemplifies how modern architecture can co-exist in a historic neighborhood. The Tour, hosted by The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA), will be held October 4 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and a Candlelight Tour will be held October 3 from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Discount Appliances Come to St. Charles, Missouri

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RK Home Enterprises today announced the opening of their second discount appliance store location in the St. Louis area. The new location is at 2231 North 3rd Street in St. Charles at the former location of Premium Appliances and Repair. The new location will provide customers access to a full suite of top name brand home appliances at discounts of 20 percent to 70 percent off retail prices.

Entrepreneurship in Missouri ignites: Youth prepare for Missouri State Fair Entrepreneurship Competition

MARSHALL, Mo., July 24, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — We all can say that youth entrepreneurship is an amazing topic of conversation. However, sometimes that conversation isn’t loud enough to be heard. In the state of Missouri, every August, there is a state-wide business competition where youth and adults compete in categories of their own for seed money to launch, expand or maintain their business ideas. Over a dozen youth ages 12 – 18 have been accepted into the MADE in Missouri Business Competition, hosted by the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA).

Missouri School Districts Now Offer Employee Benefit Plans and Section 125 Plan Administration from Forrest T. Jones and Company and American Fidelity

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forrest T. Jones and Company (FTJ) has recently partnered with American Fidelity Assurance Company (American Fidelity) to expand and enhance Missouri public school districts’ benefit programs and services. Combined, FTJ and American Fidelity currently serve over 275 Missouri Public school districts, providing a clear, complete and compliant employee benefit package with local personalized service.

Using Popcorn and a ‘Top-10’ List to Recruit Long-Term Care Insurance Pros

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the upcoming Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit, to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, May 18-20, 2014, ‘you can find us with your eyes closed,’ says Steven Kramer, Senior Vice-President for LTC Financial Partners, LLC (LTCFP), one of American’s most experienced national agencies offering long-term care insurance and related solutions.

Mastering Social Media Strategy for Business Explained in Book by Digital Marketing Pioneer

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Insightful Knowledge: An Enlightened View of Social Media Strategy and Marketing’ (ISBN: 978-1937829636), written by digital marketing pioneer Stephen Monaco, provides marketers and executives with the practical information they need on social initiatives required for companies long term survival.

2014 MADE Competition Opens Doors for New Businesses

MARSHALL, Mo., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year’s event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

FirstClose Partners with Dent Wizard to Offer New Appearance Service Plan to Lenders

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 1, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dent Wizard International, the global leader in automotive cosmetic reconditioning, recently announced an arrangement with FirstClose, an online service for loan originators, which will allow users of FirstClose to offer consumers an automobile appearance service plan – called Ding Guard – as part of their loan. This exclusive product offered by FirstClose provides a unique, non-interest income product opportunity for banks and credit unions that use FirstClose.

Missouri Valley’s Community Action Agency’s Exceptional Community Innovation Recognized with National Award

MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is one of four Community Action Agencies (CAAs) working to alleviate poverty in America to receive the 2013 Community Economic Development Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award. The awards, administered by the Community Action Partnership, were presented August 29, 2013 at the organization’s Annual Convention in Chicago.

ClaimJockey Increases the Likelihood of Collecting Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits by Helping Families Submit Clean Claims

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today FCF Holding announces the results of the market test of ClaimJockey, their new long-term care insurance claims assistance service, the first of its kind in America. ‘It’s proving more successful than when families tackle the claims process alone,’ says Wendy Rinehart, President.

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra Performs ‘A Summer Serenade’

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra opens its 27th concert season with ‘A Summer Serenade,’ August 24, 2013 at 8 p.m. in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Music Director Bruce Sorrell will conduct the concert and prelude the performance with a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.

2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The finals for the 2013 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition were held on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair. This is the fourth annual event sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship. Its goal is to celebrate and recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

Gunther’s Games Arcade Reopens on Broadway

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — An arcade and pinball gaming staple that stood in downtown Columbia for more than 25 years before closing its doors is back on Broadway. The official Grand Opening of Gunther’s Games is scheduled for Saturday April 27, with activities running throughout the evening.

2013 MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo., March 19, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fourth MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The 2013 competition encourages new and aspiring business through a competitive, educational and technical business development process. Grants are awarded to competition winners for startup costs or operating capital.

United Fidelity Funding Named a Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lender for Third Time

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — United Fidelity Funding Corp. (UFF), a national wholesale and retail mortgage banker, announced that it earned a spot on Mortgage Technology magazine’s 2012 Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers list for the third time.

2012 MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The final round of the 2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition was held on August 16th at the Missouri State Fair. The annual event is sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship to recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

Quandis and KMCIS Named Joint Finalists for Mortgage Technology Magazine’s ‘Synergy Award’

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. and ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of default management technology solutions, and KMC Information Systems, L.C. (KMCIS), a leading provider of software solutions for default law firms, announced that the two companies have been named finalists for Mortgage Technology magazine’s annual ‘Synergy Award.’

Kerry Masterson Joins MCT Trading as Midwest Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized leader in mortgage pipeline hedging and risk management services, announced that Kerry Masterson has joined the company as Regional Director where he will be responsible for growing and managing the Midwest territory.

MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Deadline May 31

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition applications are due May 31. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enter your business or business idea for the chance to gain technical assistance and cash grants to invest in your business.

National Moving Company Commits to Fight Hunger – Mango Moving Joins Move For Hunger

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger is proud to announce their recent partnership with Mango Moving at the Signature Level. Mango Moving LLC, a Kansas City-based national moving company, has committed to support Move For Hunger’s fight against hunger through a generous financial contribution.

2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced the launch of its third MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition encourages new and aspiring businesses through a competitive, educational and technical assistance business development process with winners receiving grants to help grow their business.

Announcing the 2011 MADE In Missouri Winners

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship held the final round of competition for 2011 at the Missouri State Fair. The all-day event was held on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition is an event that highlights new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

MADE In Missouri 2011 State Entrepreneurship Competition to Highlight New Businesses in Missouri

SEDALIA, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Do you have a new business or want to start one? The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process, will accept preliminary submissions until June 30, 2011.

MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Will Highlight New Businesses in Missouri

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Calling aspiring business people! The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process, will accept preliminary submissions until April 29, 2011.

Huckstep and Associates Named a Sage Million Dollar Club Achiever for 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Huckstep and Associates, a Sage North America business partner specializing in the sales, installation, and support of Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, and Sage FAS, has been named a Sage North America Million Dollar Club achiever for eclipsing a million dollars in revenues during the 2010 business year.

Department of Transportation Requires Compliance with New Regulations for Shipping Hazardous Materials

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As of October 1, 2010, shippers must be in compliance with the new rules for DOT packaging, emergency response numbers, special permits, and security plans. Lion Technology will cover these new hazmat rules in its hands-on training workshops in Las Vegas on Oct. 21-22; Milwaukee on Oct. 25-26; St. Louis on October 28-29; Detroit on November 1-2; Kansas City on Nov. 8-9; Cincinnati on November 15-16; Cleveland on Dec. 2-3; Pittsburgh on Dec. 6-7; and Chicago on Dec. 13-14, 2010.

Just in Time for the Elections – Justice for All

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The elections are just around the corner and with them comes the timely release of a new book by Dr. Erin Gilliland, ‘Justice for All – Saving Justice in America’ (ISBN: 978-1-60264-634-6) that focuses on hot-button issues such as illegal immigration, healthcare reform and government debt.

Springfield CPA Jeannie Huckstep Selected to Chair the Information Technology Committee of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jeannie Huckstep CPA has been named to serve as chair of the Information Technology Committee for the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, or MSCPA, for its 2010-2012 term. Huckstep is the founder of Huckstep and Associates, LLC, a CPA and software technology consulting firm based in Springfield, Missouri.

State Business Competition is a Success, Prepares to Launch for Next Year

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship held the final level of the Inaugural 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition on August 19th, 2010 in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall at the Missouri State Fair. Five winners from ten finalists were named, and each received a cash price and certificate for placing, with over 100 in attendance.

Fourth Annual High Road to Success Conference to be held in St. Louis October 20 – 22, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Huckstep and Associates, LLC, a professional consulting and CPA firm based in Springfield, MO, will be co-sponsoring the 4th annual High Road to Success Conference in St. Louis, MO, October 20 – 22, 2010 for nonprofit and human resource professionals using Sage MIP Fund Accounting, Sage Abra HRMS, FAS, and Sage Fundraising 50.

MADE In Missouri Business Competition Will Announce Winners in Trade Show at Missouri State Fair

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship is proud to announce that the Final Round of the Inaugural 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition will occur at the Missouri State Fair on August 19th, 2010. The event will include a trade show – open free to the public – which will highlight the new businesses and their accomplishments.

MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Deadline Extended

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that the deadline for the 2010 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process, has been extended to accept preliminary submissions until May 8th, 2010.

Stamina Products Teams with Kathy Smith for Kettlebell Solution

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stamina Products, Inc. today introduced the Kathy Smith Kettlebell Solution, a complete kettlebell workout system designed for women. ‘Everything about the product is ideal for women,’ said Kathy Smith. ‘The kettlebells are softer and lighter weight, and the workout effectively burns fat and builds muscle. This is what every woman wants and needs to stay lean, strong and healthy.’

Entrepreneur Builds ‘Buy My Moms House’ Site to Keep Mom’s Missouri House from Foreclosure

PASADENA HILLS, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A California entrepreneur has put up a Web portal called ‘Buy My Mom’s House’ (BuyMyMomsHouse.com) to help sell his mom’s house in Pasadena Hills (St. Louis) Missouri, which has been on the market for a year and, while sitting idle for open houses, has been eating through mom’s savings.

70’s Pop Icon’s Music Has Come-Back to the Symphony in a Most Unusual Way

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The music of the late John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time, but that’s not the case with the original John Denver orchestrations, says Jim Curry Music. More than a decade has passed since the music of American composer John Denver has graced the stage of a symphony orchestra with the original orchestrations used by John himself.

CityEats Offers Affordable ‘Food Vacations’ as an Alternative to Traditional Culinary Tours

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CityEats, a boutique tour company based in Kansas City takes small groups to U.S. cities on vacations that focus on food. Unlike most culinary vacations that center around cooking, CityEats focuses on eating, and lots of it. Rebecca Bowman, the owner and creator of CityEats, and a former cruise line entertainer, came up with the idea when she saw local KC theaters offering trips to NYC to see Broadway shows.

This Valentine’s Day, Newhouse Remembers Love Gone Mad

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Newhouse, a Kansas City domestic violence shelter, notes that Valentine’s Day isn’t all candy and roses for every woman. Instead, it’s a grim reminder of the fine line between love and hate. Domestic violence isn’t reserved for the poor or uneducated. According to the American Psychological Association, nearly one in three adult women experience at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood.

Trend Alert: Color and Self Expression Hot in Girls’ Fashions

SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pre-teen and tween girls love wearing the hottest fashions expressing their unique style. If they can do it on a MySpace or Facebook page naturally they want to state their point of view in fashion, too. XpressIt Designs lets girls share what they want to say on colorful, fun belts perfect for jeans. It’s the coolest new way for girls to make a statement without saying a word.

St. Louis’ First Locally Produced 100-Percent High Definition TV Show Airs October 25 on CBS Affiliate

SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first locally produced television program to air on a commercial channel with 100-percent of its content in high definition will be broadcast Saturday October 25, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. CDT on KMOV-TV, Channel 4. The thirty-minute television program, produced by Saint Louis-based Illustrated Man, focuses on culinary excellence in the St. Louis area, highlighting top chefs, patrons, restaurant owners and managers, and food critics.

Green Stuff Connection, the Online, Eco-Friendly Retailer, is now Live! ‘Earth and Fashion Friendly!’

HIGH RIDGE, Mo., March 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 1st, 2008, Green Stuff Connection officially opened for online business, offering customers the best in high quality, fashionable clothing, home goods, personal care products and more. Green Stuff Connection is designed to be THE place for green-minded people to shop.

Racing Through Recession: Brand Lessons from The Daytona 500

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Every February for the last 50 years, stock car enthusiasts across the country have packed their sunscreen and descended on Daytona,’ said Ethan Whitehill, CEO of Two West, Inc. ‘This year, unfortunately, the economy also decided to head south for vacation.’

Little-Known ‘Peege’ Named to National Film Registry

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Randal Kleiser planned to get his start in filmmaking with something edgy and avant-garde. As a grad student at the University of Southern California’s film school in the early ’70s, he mapped out a sweeping portrayal of Western history in which Christopher Columbus morphs into an astronaut. But Kleiser couldn’t raise the $5,000 he needed to finish that movie. So instead he made ‘Peege,’ a 28-minute movie about his grandmother.

Americans Continue to Lack Disaster Emergency Plans

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) declared 63 major U.S. disasters. Almost every state in the country was affected, including Hawaii. In response to such emergency situations, Disaster Recovery America has formulated a Web-based emergency plan to help families and communities quickly get back on their feet.

Enhanced Steganography Detection Tool Available

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Jan. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Backbone Security, the market leader in advanced digital steganalysis tools, announced the newest version of their industry leading steganography application detection tool, Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner (StegAlyzerAS) today at the DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2008