Missouri chamber celebrates 100th anniversary

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Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, talks about 100 years of the organization and what it continues to mean to the success of the state. Standing behind him are senators Brian Williams, D-St. Louis, left; Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, who said that without the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, there wouldn't be a Mike Kehoe, or others like him who have started, purchased or grown a business.
Julie Smith/News Tribune photo: Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, talks about 100 years of the organization and what it continues to mean to the success of the state. Standing behind him are senators Brian Williams, D-St. Louis, left; Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, who said that without the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, there wouldn't be a Mike Kehoe, or others like him who have started, purchased or grown a business.

A lot has changed during the past 100 years, but members of the business community and state officials said the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry's commitment to improving the state has not.