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This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 17, 2009 - Ask small business owners about the U.S. House's health-reform legislation, and some will say it will take them a while to wade through the proposal. That's understandable because the bill is 2,000 pages long and filled with lots of jargon, such as "health-insurance exchange" and "bundling."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 9, 2009 - On the website for his roofing supply company, Crown C Supply in St. Louis, President Mike Connelly takes a friendly, helpful approach to his potential customers:

"I am well aware of the needs of the guys doing the job," Connelly says. "You want to be profitable. You want the job to turn out well. And most of all, you want the job to go smoothly." He ends with a heartfelt message: "We're Here For You."

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 21, 2009 - As a second-generation business owner, Jim Henderson, president of Dynamic Sales of St. Louis, knows all about supplying contractors with everything from extension cords and safety goggles to all manner of steel fasteners -- screws, bolts and clamps.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 26, 2009 - The quality of health care in Missouri is just "average," according to a report released today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Illinois, though, fares worse; the quality of its health care is rated "weak" in the same report.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 24, 2008 - What do MetroLink, a child-care facility in Wellston and the Danforth Plant Science Center have in common?

They are all -- in some form or other -- on St. Louis County's "wish list" for President-elect Barack Obama's national economic recovery program.

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