Missouri Business

National Bank Holdings Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Peoples, Inc.

2017-06-26

The transaction adds approximately $865 million of assets, $483 million of loans held for investment and $719 million of deposits, as well as a complementary franchise-centric retail mortgage business, which originates over $1.0 billion of mortgage loans per year. Moreover, Peoples brings over 140 years of experience in serving its communities and the same dedication to common sense banking that has been at the core of NBH’s success. “We believe that our companies are stronger together and that we share a common vision for delivering great returns by building quality relationships with our clients,” Mr. Laney added.  “This merger will combine the best of both of our organizations and we look forward to welcoming Peoples’ terrific team of bankers to our company.”  Wint Winter Jr., Chairman and CEO of Peoples, added “We are very pleased to be joining NBH. Our family has built Peoples over the past 5 decades with a focus on caring for our customers, employees...

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

2017-06-22

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. Already blamed for one death in Alabama, Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and spin off bands of severe weather from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 40 mph (64 kph) Thursday morning with additional weakening expected, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by the storm. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Capt. Stephen Arthur said witnesses reported the 10-year-old boy from Missouri...

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

2017-06-21

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed Wednesday by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy, which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast. Baldwin County Sheriff’s Capt. Stephen Arthur said witnesses reported the 10-year-old boy from Missouri was standing outside a condominium in Fort Morgan when the log, carried in by a large wave, struck him. Arthur said the youth was vacationing with his family from the St. Louis area and that relatives and emergency workers tried to revive him. He wasn’t immediately identified. It was the first known fatality from Cindy. The storm formed Tuesday and was expected to make landfall some time...

Family Investment Center CEO Speaks Out on Impending Fiduciary Rule
Family Investment Center CEO Speaks Out on Impending Fiduciary Rule

2017-06-17

It’s difficult to put this genie back in the bottle,” Danford said of the impending rule and action by the DOL. “Consumers want protection and Wall Street looks bad fighting it. St. Joseph, Missouri June 17, 2017 — It’s been more than two years since the Obama White House offered a report on the cost of conflicted investment advice to investors throughout the country, which spurred a Department of Labor investigation and the possibility of a new fiduciary rule. Despite the current administration’s reluctance to embrace those findings, the Department of Labor (DOL) began implementing the rule in early June 2017. Essentially, the rule says that no investment adviser or broker can take commissions on products they sell to investors in retirement accounts.The...

Author Joseph E. Hahn's New Book “Hitchhiking Through Europe: During the Summer of 1956” is the Personal Account of a Fun-Filled Adventure Across Europe.
Author Joseph E. Hahn's New Book “Hitchhiking Through Europe: During the Summer of 1956” is the Personal Account of a Fun-Filled Adventure Across Europe.

2017-06-16

Recent release “Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956” from Page Publishing author Joseph E. Hahn is filled with the excitement of seeing the world from a different view, complete with daily chronicles of the events that transpired. Saint Louis, MO, June 16, 2017 – Joseph E. Hahn has completed his new book “Hitchhiking through Europe: During the Summer of 1956”:  an honest and detailed retelling of a young man who planned and executed a wonderful summer vacation. Joseph was born in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, where Winston Churchill gave his famous “Iron Curtain” speech in 1946. He has written several short stories, but never pursued writing....

alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator John Cornyn and over 100 CEOs, Executives, Policy Experts, and Accounting and Finance Partners at Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit
alliantgroup Hosts U.S. Senator John Cornyn and over 100 CEOs, Executives, Policy Experts, and Accounting and Finance Partners at Economic, Legislative & Policy Summit

2017-06-16

“If we can do healthcare reform, and if we can do tax reform, I would say that would be a good 2017,” said Cornyn. While comprehensive tax reform is a key goal for congressional Republicans, during his Q&A session, Cornyn tempered expectations for a complete overhaul of the tax code. Instead, Senator Cornyn forecast a much more likely scenario of a reduction in corporate and individual tax rates, along with other pro-business changes. Cornyn reaffirmed his commitment to reforms that would encourage economic growth and lessen the regulatory burdens on U.S. businesses. “Our goal on tax reform, which I know is very much front and center in your attention, is to make a pro-growth tax code,” said Cornyn. “It’s gotten so complex, it’s become an impediment to economic growth.” “I would like to thank Senator Cornyn and everyone who took the time to attend this event,” said

Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity
Gunman who shot congressman had history of anti-GOP activity

2017-06-14

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation’s capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and recently frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his Illinois home. James T. Hodgkinson, 66, wounded House Rep. Steve Scalise before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip. In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of a shooter with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party. On Facebook, Hodgkinson was a member of a group called “Terminate...

American Association of Private Lenders announces its new Education Advisory Committee
American Association of Private Lenders announces its new Education Advisory Committee

2017-06-14

KANSAS CITY, MO – 06/14/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — American Association of Private Lenders (AAPL) is pleased to announce the formation of its new Education Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of five current members: Corey Dutton, Private Money Utah; Chris Ragland, Noble Capital; Andy Williams, Recon Realty Inc.; Erica LaCentra, RCN Capital; Jeff Levin, Specialty Lending Group; and one ex officio position, Nema Daghbandan, Geraci Law Firm. The Education Advisory Committee will serve as a vital resource, assisting AAPL leadership in the planning, producing and maintaining of comparable and uniform information specific to the private lending industry. It will also develop and establish educational programs and materials useful for members, media, and future legislative platforms. Committee members may serve two consecutive, two-year...

NEO Will be Exhibiting at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio
NEO Will be Exhibiting at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio

2017-06-13

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 13, 2017 — NEO, the learning management system (LMS) for schools and universities from CYPHER LEARNING, will be exhibiting at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio, Texas between June 25-June 28. The ISTE Conference & Expo will be the host this year for more 15,000 educators and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, and policy makers. During the event, attendees can visit NEO LMS in the expo hall at Booth #3134 where the NEO team will be ready to provide live product demos, answer any questions, and discuss online learning, student engagement, and 21st Century learning...

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees
College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees

2017-06-06

EUGENE, Ore., June 6, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees. http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-accounting-degrees/ The American Institute of CPAs, the profession’s official organization, has referred to a degree in accounting as “the one degree with 360 degrees of possibility.” This is because accounting is so basic to business. Whether you are interested in a career in an accounting firm, in government or entrepreneurship, or in finance or corporate management, accounting skills are paramount to good business and always in demand. “Completing a degree online is becoming increasingly common, and it isn’t difficult to find high-quality, accredited degree programs in accounting,” Christian...

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