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Business Beat - PET International reaches an exciting 2015 milestone

Personal Energy Transportation International, or PET, built its first rough-terrain transportation device for people with leg disabilities 21 years ago....

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Business Beat - Columbia tech startup competes in Kansas City for $50,000 grant

Billy Martin did not know what to expect before delivering his pitch on Friday, Sept. 18, to a group of judges and fellow entrepreneurs at the Techweek...

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Business Beat: Missouri renters struggle with landlords on mold issues

Mold--it's an unsightly, unpleasant and often harmful nuisance that you probably don't want in your home. But for some Missouri renters with this...

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Business Beat: MU student campaign seeks to change grad student loans

There's a problem few are talking about when it comes to student debt. While the topic of undergrads taking out steep loans to pay for tuition costs...

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Business Beat: Heart of Missouri United Way funding cuts and changes affecting local organizations

At the end of 2014, many Missouri United Way chapters came up short on their fundraising goals. Local charities felt the effects of low fundraising and...

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Business Beat: Parkade Center revamp, Startup Weekend wrap-up

Columbia's Parkade Center opened in 1965. It was built on a prime location off of Interstate 70 — a new freeway reshaping the American approach to...

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Business Beat: Start-up weekend spurring healthcare IT innovation, Food waste as an opporunity

Startup weekend in Columbia starts on Friday, kicking off a fifty-four-hour boot camp at the Museao Building in south Columbia. People will work in...

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Business Beat: Newsy founder receives distinguished award, Columbia’s city budget

Jim Spencer, CEO of Newsy, received the Governor’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award earlier this month. Missouri Business Alert’s Maggie Angst caught up...

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Business Beat: REDI President Mike Brooks Q&A, Business advice from high-growth Missouri companies

President of Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI), Mike Brooks, will retire at the end of September. Since assuming the role in 2009, Brooks has...

Business Beat: Ride sharing service may be coming to Columbia, Women and leadership in business

Hailing a cab may become a thing of the past in Columbia, but local taxi companies and city rules might get in the way. Uber, a ride sharing service...

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