Missouri Business

Ameren Missouri Plans Major Expansion of Wind, Solar Generation to Serve Customers

01 01 1970

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25, 2017 () -- Ameren Missouri announced today a forward-thinking plan to dramatically increase the amount of wind and solar generation to provide cost-effective and sustainable energy for its customers. (PRNewsfoto/Ameren Missouri)... ...

Ameren Missouri contributes $25,000 to American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts, offers safety tips for customers

01 01 1970

ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2017 -- Ameren Missouri has contributed $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri to assist with relief efforts following record flooding in Missouri. "Thanks to the generosity of philanthropic companies such as Ameren, the Red Cross is able to assist members of our community who have been impacted by the rising waters," said Cindy Erickson, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri. "Ameren continues to be a generous partner of the Red Cross and to the communities they serve. We are grateful for their continued support of our mission."  The contribution is part of the Ameren Cares initiative, which connects Ameren with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. A key focus of Ameren Cares is partnering with nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Ameren's service territories. "Our hearts go out to those affected by this latest flood," said Michael Moehn,...

Ameren Corporation Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend

01 01 1970

"We are pleased to announce an increase in our fourth quarter 2017 dividend," said Warner L. Baxter, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Ameren Corporation. "This action reflects confidence in the outlook for our businesses and ability to achieve our long-term earnings and rate base growth plans. Future dividend decisions will be driven by earnings growth, cash flows and other business conditions." The common share dividend is payable Dec. 29, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 13, 2017. Separately, the board of directors of Union Electric Company, doing business as Ameren Missouri, declared regular quarterly cash dividends on all classes of Union Electric Company's preferred stock. These preferred stock dividends are payable Feb. 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 19, 2018. ...

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

01 01 1970

"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...

Alcami Announces Grand Opening of St. Louis, Missouri Facility in Cortex Innovation Community

01 01 1970

Alcami's centrally located new St. Louis campus is easily accessible for both domestic and international business partners. The site offers a variety of essential technologies for development and testing. It boasts a significant laboratory expansion as well as a range of new capabilities, including a low humidity room used to test and handle hygroscopic materials; isolator technology that will serve as an upgrade from traditional sterility capabilities; Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) equipment designed to assist clients in their transitions from USP wet chemistry heavy metal requirements; a photosensitive materials handling lab to protect light-sensitive materials and more. "We are delighted to expand our laboratory capabilities in St. Louis and are proud to call the Cortex Innovation Community our new home," said Dr. Stephan Kutzer, CEO, President and Chairman of Alcami Corporation. "The successful...

Aiya America Matcha Products Now Available at Select Whole Foods...

01 01 1970

Aiya's Matcha Now Available in Select Whole Foods Market Stores Our mission is to share the goodness of Matcha through global education of its tradition, history, and health benefits. We are excited to have Whole Foods Market as a platform to spread that messaging to a greater audience. Torrance, CA April 21, 2017 Acquiring high quality Matcha products are now easier than ever! Aiya America, the world’s largest producer of premium Matcha green tea for 129 years, recently announced that an assortment of their Matcha products are now available at select Whole Foods Market stores, the world’s leading natural and organic foods grocery chain. The Matcha products can be found in the tea section of over 100 Whole Foods Market locations in both the Midwest and Southern Pacific regions. The Midwest region, which includes stores in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin, carries Aiya’s...

Aerotek Reports Top Skilled Trades Opportunities in Manufacturing and Beyond

01 01 1970

HANOVER, Md., Oct. 5, 2017 -- In celebration of Manufacturing Day, tomorrow, October 6, Aerotek, a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services, today recognizes the nearly 1.45 million skilled trades people employed within the manufacturing industry (EMSI). As the leading employer of skilled trades, manufacturing makes up 32 percent of skilled trades professions. Aerotek Reports Top Skilled Trades Opportunities in Manufacturing and Beyond But the demand for skilled trades expands beyond the manufacturing...

ACHeck21 and Connexus Secure Partner to Streamline Payment Processing, Minimize Fraud, and Protect Customers’ Revenue

01 01 1970

ST CHARLES, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2017 () -- ACHeck21®, a provider of secure, cloud-based transaction processing, and Connexus Secure, a provider of real-time payment verification, today announced a strategic alliance to streamline payment processing. ACHeck21 enables any customer to conduct verified and secure ACH or Check payments. Connexus Secure is a one-click secure real-time solution that captures and validates key banking information required to conduct frictionless ACH or Check payments. The alliance combines the powerful functionality of the two offerings, significantly reducing chargebacks and fraud to protect customers’ revenue.“We are very pleased to be able to support new innovations for Fintechs, financial services, insurance companies, and others whose customers want to pay by ACH or check, but don’t have their bank routing-number or account number on-hand,” said Sam Ackley, CEO of DCS Holdings Group, LLC, the owner of ACHeck21....

A First of its Kind in the Nation -- The City of Kansas City, Missouri Partners with Private Companies to Design, Build and Finance a New One Terminal Airport

01 01 1970

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12, 2017 -- After challenging Kansas City business leaders to step up and help determine the future of the Kansas City International Airport, Mayor Sly James announced a proposal put forward by Burns & McDonnell to design and build a new one-terminal airport, and lead a team of private investors, such as Americo, to finance the project. The privately funded terminal idea is believed to be a first of its kind in the nation. "From day one, any discussion of a new airport terminal, in my mind, required leadership from the business community. The proposal outlined today is just that," says Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Missouri. "This is the kind of innovative thinking that Kansas City should be proud of." Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO, Ray Kowalik, joined Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James to announce a proposal to design and build a new one-terminal airport at KCI and lead a team of private investors to finance the project. "Burns...

99MerchantAccount.com Nominated as Top 2017 POS Provider by Retail CIO Outlook Magazine

01 01 1970

Retail Point of Sale Portable Point of Sale Touchscreen Point of Sale 99 Merchant Account.com just received an esteemed nomination by Retail CIO Outlook for the prestigious honor of contending for the top POS provider spot. Fantastic Point of Sale Terminals combined with Wholesale Rates. Definitely a Win-Win for Small Business Owners!”— Valerie Whitt TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, August 17, 2017 -- August 11, 2017 -- 99 Merchant Account.com certainly provides a great retail merchant experience. And, Retail CIO Outlook magazine would like to prove it, by nominating the company to become the top POS provider of 2017. 99MerchantAccount.com is known for its highly-competitive pricing, which includes its popular wholesale credit card rates. The merchant provider also offers specialized social media software to help retailers grow their businesses with user-friendly tools. Unlike most merchant services, 99MerchantAccount.com does not charge for terminal placement. Instead,...

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