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Prestemon: Robotics competition to benefit county

The hotels, restaurants and other attractions in downtown St. Louis will be the primary beneficiaries when the FIRST Robotics Championship competition takes place in April 2011 in the Edward Jones Dome. But St. Charles County will benefit as well if ...

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St. Charles couture?

Is St. Charles haute enough to host a fashion week? If you ask Tom Hannegan, publisher of Streetscape Magazine and the brains behind the inaugural event, the answer is yes. “If you asked me five years ago, I’d say St. ...

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Region envisioned as hub for trade with China

The effort to make St. Louis a hub for China’s Midwest trade may not pay dividends for St. Charles County for many years to come. But that hasn’t deterred the county from making the investment. Early this year a working ...

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What if?

Wentzville officials are starting to contemplate what was once unthinkable: the permanent shutdown of the General Motors van-assembly plant. This summer General Motors will shut down its Wentzville assembly plant for seven weeks. The automaker said the plant will close ...

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Congressmen offer little encouragement to small businesses

Small-business owners didn’t get much encouragement about the economy from two Republican congressmen during a town hall meeting held Thursday on the campus of the St. Charles Community College. U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, whose 2nd district includes the eastern portion ...

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Mapping job growth

What are the jobs of the future, and how can St. Charles County attract them? Those are two of the questions local business and civic leaders want to answer, or at least investigate, during a jobs summit this Tuesday. “2009 ...

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