Month: March 2018

St. Louis-based technology company bridges the gap between business and innovation

A technology company has grown to become a global technology solution provider with up to $10 billion in annual revenue, all from the backyard of St. Louis. World Wide Technology (WWT) was founded by David Steward and Jim Kavanaugh in 1990, and hires thousands of IT engineers, developers and has testing labs for deploying various technologies that help customers bridge the gap between IT and business. Based in the City of St. Louis, WWT has over […]

Hansen’s Tree Service’s Russ Talley receives certification of Master Arborist

O’FALLON, Mo. — Hansen’s Tree Service announced Friday that through his years of hard work and dedication, Hansen’s own Certified Arborist Russ Talley received his accreditation as a Master Arborist. A Master Arborist is the highest level of certification offered by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and not an easy rank to achieve. In addition to passing an extensive exam, a Master Arborist must have 20 hours each of Continuing Education Units in Science, […]

STL County Council debate animal control legislation that would raise the requirements for director position

On Tuesday the St. Louis County Council questioned a piece of legislation that would require the director of the animal division to be a licensed veterinarian.  The bill sponsored by Councilwoman Hazel Erby stems from constituents voicing their concerns about the conditions of the county’s animal shelters and the qualifications and conduct of the current manager, Beth Vesco-Mock.  Erby and others also voiced their concerns about Vesco-Mock, stating that she is not a licensed veterinarian.  […]

Uncertainty surrounds legal defense as a lobbyist gift from former ‘at no cost’ attorneys

Dowd Bennett exited as the defense for the Governor on a lawsuit against the Governor for using a message-deleting app to conduct state business last week, but not before they registered as lobbyists for Eric Greitens himself – while conducting a pro bono, or “at no cost,” defense. In January 2017, after being sworn in as Missouri’s 56th Governor, Greitens went upstairs to the second-floor office and immediately signed his first order of business, an executive […]

Hawley becomes latest target for an ethics complaint

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Governor Eric Greitens is not the only statewide politician facing an ethics complaint now. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is the latest politician to be named in an ethics complaint filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission this week by Democratic attorney and lobbyist Jane Dueker, former chief of staff for Gov. Bob Holden. The complaint, filed on Tuesday, claims that Hawley did not disclose free legal representation from a Washington, D.C. […]

RELEASE: Columbia Sportswear and Major League Soccer announce new relationship

Columbia Sportswear (NASDAQ: COLM) and Major League Soccer (MLS) today announced a new collaboration featuring co-branded outerwear and apparel for men, women and children. This agreement covers all 23 MLS soccer teams in the United States and Canada, and product will be available in the coming weeks. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Columbia’s quarter zip long sleeve shirt featuring MLS team Portland Timbers (Photo: Business Wire) The relationship with […]

RELEASE: InterVision expands its DRaaS and IaaS offerings with the acquisition of industry leader Bluelock

InterVision is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bluelock, a recognized leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. “Bluelock is an accomplished provider and one of the most sought after brands in the fast-growing DRaaS space,” said Aaron Stone, President and CEO of InterVision. “Bluelock has built a top notch organization with an industry leading DRaaS solution, a loyal client base, and exceptional customer satisfaction. This acquisition […]

RELEASE: Blunt: “It’s Time to Do Everything We Can to End” Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor to urge support for legislation that would provide justice for victims of sex trafficking, and ensure websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking can be held accountable. The legislation, which the Senate is currently considering, was introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner (Mo.) and includes provisions from a similar Senate measure Blunt cosponsored. CLICK HERE To Watch Senator Blunt’s Full Remarks Following Are Excerpts […]

RELEASE: KCS’ Mike Upchurch to Address the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Global Industrials Conference

Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael W. Upchurch, will address the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2018 Global Industrials Conference taking place in London, United Kingdom. Mr. Upchurch will present at 8:50 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time, or 4:50 a.m. Eastern Time, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Interested investors not attending the conference may listen to the presentation via a simultaneous webcast on KCS’ website at A link […]

RELEASE: Distracted on Vacation? Alamo Rent A Car’s Annual Survey Shows Work and Social Media Pressures Affecting Family Travelers

ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Vacations allow workers to escape the daily grind, unwind and spend much-needed time with families and friends. But with today’s tech-driven world contributing to an “always on” expectation to check emails, text messages and social media, U.S. workers are finding it increasingly difficult to unplug and relax – even when vacationing with their families. New research* from the fourth annual 2018 Alamo Rent A Car Family Vacation Surveyshows significantly fewer workers prefer […]