News Feed /news-rss News Feed Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:41:55 +0000 en-us Gov. Nixon requests SBA disaster declaration to help businesses affected by events in Ferguson d8abd634-019b-46ad-a3ed-64dc3ebb6747 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Gov. Jay Nixon today submitted a formal request for an economic injury disaster declaration to the U.S. Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the event in Ferguson, Missouri.   Oregon County License Office contract awarded Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:49:36 +0000 The Office of Administration, in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Revenue, has awarded the management contract for the Oregon County License Office to Freda Davis in Alton. Gov. Nixon announces new resources for Ferguson-area businesses to aid with recovery, growth 1e78c7d6-6b0c-4267-9386-cae1c0366c4c Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Gov. Jay Nixon and State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today joined area business and community leaders to announce the State of Missouri’s commitment of up to $250,000 in small business lending resources from the State Small Business Loan Program to support efforts of the Small Business Relief Program. The Governor has designated Treasurer Zweifel to oversee Missouri’s commitment to the program, which will aid businesses in Ferguson and the surrounding area. MDC provides Columbia high schools with outdoor equipment 28985 at Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:32:46 +0000 Written By:  Joanie Straub The equipment will help provide high school students hands-on experiences in nature. COLUMBIA, Mo. — Christmas came in August for three Columbia high school outdoor education teachers. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation awarded the three teachers new outdoor skills equipment valued at over $10,000 for their use in each of their respective outdoor education programs. The three high schools that received the donations are Battle, Hickman and Rock Bridge. Key Messages:  We help people discover nature. read more MDC hosts women’s trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park 28982 at Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:51:01 +0000 Written By:  Dan Zarlenga Women of all ages will have a chance to trout fish for one day free at Maramec Spring Park. St. James, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women of all ages to a free trout fishing event at Maramec Spring Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Fishing will start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m. There is no fishing license or daily trout tag required for women during this free event. A special area of the spring branch will be roped off for use by female anglers only. Not only is the event free, but there will be 100 tagged prize fish stocked into the fishing area. Key Messages:  Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. read more MDC names Warren Gerlt Central Regional Logger of the Year 28979 at Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:42 +0000 Written By:  Joanie Straub A third generation logger, Gerlt of Fayette has been logging and buying timber for more than 30 years. COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently named Warren Gerlt of Fayette as the Central Regional Logger of the Year for 2014. A third generation logger, Gerlt has been logging and buying timber for more than 30 years. He has been a certified logger since 2000. The regional and state logger of the year award is presented by MDC to recognize loggers who take extra time and care to protect forest resources as trees are harvested. Key Messages:  We work with you and for you to sustain healthy forests, fish and wildlife. read more Kander Announces 500 Millionth Visit to the Missouri Digital Heritage Website Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:01:32 +0000 Kander Waives Business Startup Fees for Military Personnel Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:01:32 +0000 DED announces expansion of Turbo Supply headquarters in Joplin, expected creation of 70 new jobs Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:00:00 +0000 The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that a Joplin-based remanufacturer of turbochargers will increase its local operations. MDC celebrates National Hunting and Fishing Day with special river event 28974 at Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Written By:  Dan Zarlenga Visitors will celebrate the day where North America’s two largest rivers come together. St. Louis, Mo. — National Hunting and Fishing Day is Sept. 27. Missouri is a great place to hunt and fish, so there's plenty to celebrate. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a special event to commemorate the occasion—A Day at the Confluence, on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in Spanish Lake. Key Messages:  Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt and fish. read more Gov. Nixon names former St. Louis City Police Chief Daniel Isom director of Missouri Department of Public Safety 01034a1d-085c-4d68-a161-e9a5d44d3e36 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that Daniel Isom II will become the new director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety, effective Sept.1. Dr. Isom currently serves as the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Policing and the Community for the nationally recognized Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a position he took after retiring as chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department in January 2013. Kander Announces Recount for House District 27 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:01:32 +0000 Schweich Releases Petition Audit of Grandview School District Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Missouri Department of Insurance to be in Ferguson Wednesday (Aug. 27) to help businesses with insurance needs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:20:35 +0000 Department representatives will assist businesses filing insurance claims and answer questions about the claims processJefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Insurance is working with business owners in Ferguson who sustained property damage to file claims. Representatives from the department will be on-site in Ferguson on Wednesday to visit impacted business owners and answer insurance questions. Policyholders can schedule an appointment to meet with a department representative by calling 800-726-7390. "We are encouraging owners of damaged businesses to contact their insurance agent or company now, if they haven't done so already," said department Director John M. Huff. "We're coming to Ferguson this week to follow up with policyholders to make sure they're getting what they need from their insurance carriers so that the community can move forward with its recovery." If businesses have already attempted to file a claim with their insurance company, but have not heard from an adjuster yet, policyholders can contact the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 800-726-7390 or visit The department is also working with the Recovery St. Louis Coalition to disseminate information to impacted business owners. The coalition can be reached at 314-206-3235 or at The Department of Insurance offers these tips for impacted business owners: Contact your insurance agent's or company's toll-free claims number as soon as possible. If you have lost your company's contact information, the department may be able to help you locate it. Contact the department at or by calling 800-726-7390. If your business suffered physical damage, make temporary repairs to prevent further damage. For example, a broken window should be boarded up to keep out rain. Otherwise, further damage will likely not be covered by your insurance policy. Keep the receipts for materials you buy so you can be reimbursed. If your business suffered a financial loss because it was forced to close, ask if your policy includes business income coverage. If you file a business income claim, you will need business records to prove the amount of your financial loss. Some records you may be asked for: Historical sales records. Income and expense information and income tax forms. Receipts/records for damaged inventory, including photographs. Other records or data to project what your business would have made during its closure. Make sure you keep receipts and records for any costs you incur to produce or reproduce these financial records. These expenses may be covered under the "extra expense" coverage. If you believe your insurance company has not handled your claim properly, file a complaint with the department. The department will determine whether your insurance company has followed Missouri law in processing your claim. Business owners can refer to the department's "Small Business Insurance" Web page, which offers information on commercial property, business interruption insurance and more. Kander Announces Recount on Statewide Ballot Measure Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:01:32 +0000