Category: Finance

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 […]

STL County Councilman Mark Harder calls on County Auditor for update

Councilman Mark Harder on Tuesday called for the St. Louis County Auditor to provide an update on completed audits to the St. Louis County Council. In addition to the status of audits that St. Louis County Auditor Mark Tucker has conducted, Harder also requested to hear an update on the hiring of personnel for the Auditor’s Office. “I sent a letter through to all the council members asking for an update on audits performed since […]

RELEASE: State releases November 2017 General Revenue report

JEFFERSON CITY — State Budget Director Dan Haug announced Tuesday that November 2017 net general revenue collections increased 8.2 percent compared to November 2016, from $687.2 million last year to $743.8 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 3.7 percent for the year, from $2.59 billion last year to $2.69 billion this year. Increased 3.2 percent for the month. Sales and use tax collections Increased 0.7 percent for the […]

Treasurer Schmitt talks tax reform on Fox Business Network

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt appeared on Fox Business Network’s Varney and Company Wednesday morning to talk about President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, just hours before the President landed for his second visit to the Show-Me State. Schmitt spoke about the reform bills, saying he hoped U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill would vote for the tax cut but said that Missourians are “prepared to be disappointed.” Schmitt spoke about the tax cuts […]

RELEASE: New numbers show Missouri well below national average on pay gap

WASHINGTON — Missouri women now make an average of 79.4 percent of the weekly earnings of their male counterparts per new U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. BLS Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 2016 women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri rose 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. Nationwide, women earned $749 per week or 81.9 percent of the $915 median for men. The women’s-to-men’s earnings ratio in Missouri reached a […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Edward Jones has been named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Parents, ranked by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine.  The firm ranked No. 6 on the list of 50 companies. This accolade was based on more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations nationwide. It considered 50-plus factors that contribute to team members’ success, with a strong emphasis on the well-being of co-workers raising children. “Creating a […]

Clayton-based RubinBrown expands in Midwest following merger

RubinBrown LLP, one of St. Louis’ largest accounting firms, headquartered in downtown Clayton, is expanding north following a merger with the FLS Group. Five partners and 40 staff members from Chicago-based FLS will be joining RubinBrown as of Dec. 1, according to a statement released Wednesday. The merger allows RubinBrown, located at 1 N Brentwood Blvd, to grow nationally in the real estate industry by giving it a larger presence in the Midwest, specifically Illinois. […]

Developers scale back luxury Shaw Park Apartments plan

Developers of the planned luxury Shaw Park Apartments are scaling back their original structure, according to the latest architectural plans filed with the city of Clayton. Initial plans of the $70 million project included a 24-story, 264-unit high-rise that would also have a 373-space parking garage and 7,800 square feet of retail space on the ground floors. Under the new plan, filed to the city Monday, the lot would be scaled back slightly to a […]

Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosts 13th annual Best of Clayton

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th annual Best of Clayton business and networking expo Monday, with more than 40 businesses and organizations participating. Local businesses from Clayton and the surrounding area set up booths to promote and advertise their services to local residents and other businesses. “Best of Clayton showcases the best businesses here in Clayton and members of the Chamber,” Clayton Chamber of Commerce executive director Ellen Gale said. “You don’t have […]

State Releases October 2017 General Revenue Report

JEFFERSON CITY – State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that October 2017 net general revenue collections increased 8.9 percent compared to October 2016, from $585.1 million last year to $637.3 million this year. GROSS COLLECTIONS BY TAX TYPE Individual income tax collections Increased 3.8 percent for the year, from $2.06 billion last year to $2.13 billion this year. Increased 7.9 percent for the month. Sales and use tax collections Decreased 0.6 percent for the […]