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PPP Changed to Help Small Businesses

The federal Paycheck Protection Program has been modified to give more help to businesses with fewer than 20 employees. For two weeks beginning Wednesday, small businesses that want to apply for the loans will be the only applications accepted for the program. Some eligibility rules have also changed that allow self-employed, sole proprietors and independent

Less Than 24 Hours Remain Until the 2021 Salute to Travel & Tourism!

Noon, February 19 You’re invited to join the staff of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and special guests at noon Feb. 19 for a free virtual presentation of the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism for an update on the local tourism industry and marketing plans for 2021. A special presentation of the Pinnacle Award is also planned.

CVB Salute to Travel & Tourism set for Feb. 19

Noon, February 19 You’re invited to join the staff of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and special guests at noon Feb. 19 for a free virtual presentation of the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism for an update on the local tourism industry and marketing plans for 2021. A special presentation of the Pinnacle Award is also planned.

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MDT Presents Annual Report at 6 p.m. Today

The Missouri Division of Tourism will present its annual report to the House Special Committee on Tourism at 5 p.m. today. To access the hearing, go to https://house.mo.gov/AllHearings.aspx, scroll down to the 6 p.m. time slot and click the + symbol next to the Special Committee on Tourism. The Live Feed link is in red