Category: Business

RELEASE: Build-A-Bear Workshop Announces New Licensed Partnership With Nintendo

Available Online Now; Rolling Out to U.S., U.K. and Canada Build-A-Bear Workshop Stores This Weekend ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination where Guests can create personalized furry friends, today announced a new licensed partnership with Nintendo, unveiling three new Make-Your-Own Super Mario furry friends—plus, a pre-stuffed Toad, sound chips and accessories. This is the first time Super Mario products have been offered at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Starting today, […]

Ameren recognized as a military friendly employer

For the ninth consecutive year, a local energy giant was awarded as a military friendly employer by a national survey on Tuesday. Ameren, which is based in St. Louis, was recognized as a military-friendly employer by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military spouse. The Military Friendly Employers list is created each year, and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months and is based on […]

Rep. Berry files bill to cap electric rates and modernize Missouri’s energy grid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After calls from several consumer groups in the Show-Me State for a utility rate cap, it seems that the legislation to create such a policy is primed for debate in the next legislative session. Rep. T.J. Berry pre-filed a bill that would cap the average electric rate increases to three percent annually. “Historically, low-energy costs have been a tremendous advantage to the Missouri economy and workers,” said Berry, R-Kearney. “But every […]

RELEASE: Infrastructure Funding Critical to the Success of St. Louis Regional Economy and Manufacturing Industry

ST. LOUIS, MO –  Securing two billion dollars to fund major transportation infrastructure improvements has been identified as critical so that manufacturing and logistics sectors in the St. Louis region can compete in the global market. That was the key message delivered at a Fall Industry Forum hosted by the St. Louis Regional Freightway in St. Louis last month, which featured a panel of engineers from the Missouri and Illinois Departments of Transportation and a […]

Anderson talks trash at Springfield city council trash talk

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield City Council is considering passing a measure in 2018 to divide Springfield into 12 different trash hauling districts, which has been met with opposition by business owners, residents, and political leaders who say the plan limits choice. “Where else will the city decide we need to start restricting choice?” Rep. Sonya Anderson wrote in a recent op-ed. “We already see the heavy hand of government reaching in to meddle with our […]

Developers hoping to renovate former Katie’s Pizza Cafe building

The former home of the Katie’s Pizza Cafe in Clayton could have a new look next year. 6611 Clayton Partners LLC is planning $625,000 in renovations to turn the former home of the popular pizza joint at 6611 Clayton Road into space for retail and offices. The renovations, according to plans filed with the city of Clayton Plan Commission, will include a new plumbing system and flooring. Additionally, the new plans call for a new awning […]

RELEASE: Husch Blackwell elects 18 to partnership

Husch Blackwell announced Wednesday that 18 attorneys have been elected to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2018. “Our new partners reflect our firm’s commitment to recruiting and advancing exceptional talent,” said Maurice Watson, Husch Blackwell’s Chairman. “They have subject-matter and industry sector expertise along with extraordinary commitment to client service that our clients expect from us. We are proud of their accomplishments and welcome them to the partnership.” Members of Husch Blackwell’s 2018 partner […]

RELEASE: Connectria to deliver on-demand cloud connectivity

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Connectria, a global cloud service provider and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced it will be delivering global, on-demand cloud connectivity for rapid network provisioning on behalf of its customers. With customers in over 35 countries, Connectria provides expert managed cloud services for private clouds within its own data centers as well as partner’s public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.  As Connectria enables cloud […]

RELEASE: Ameren Illinois Customers to Benefit from Electric Rate Decrease

Ameren Illinois Customers to Benefit from Electric Rate Decrease COLLINSVILLE, Ill., Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, Ameren Illinois residential customers will benefit from a decrease in their electric rates. Under Ameren Illinois’ plan, which was approved today by the Illinois Commerce Commission, the typical residential customer will save approximately $1.70 per month on their electric bill beginning in January 2018. “We made a commitment to our customers and state regulators to […]

Plans for updated Shaw Park Ice Rink to be heard at Plan Commission meeting

The Shaw Park Ice Rink could soon be getting an updated look, according to plans filed with the City of Clayton last month. In a proposal submitted to the planning development services on Nov. 20, the Clayton Parks & Recreation Department is proposing a new multi-use facility project that replaces the existing ice rink and facility with a new NHL-regulation size ice rink and facility that would address the needs of both the ice skating and tennis seasons. […]