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Jefferson City expo to allow business, legislator interaction

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Jefferson City-based Associated Industries of Missouri will hold its 2011 Show Me Leadership Event Jan. 12, which is open to any Missouri business.

The event, to be held at the Jefferson City Doubletree Hotel at 2:30 p.m., will feature speakers John Ashcroft, former U.S. attorney general and Shane Schoeller, speaker pro tem and representative of District 139 for the Missouri House of Representatives, according to Nathan Dampf, AIM director of communications.

The event aims to educate Missouri business leaders and the business community and give them a chance to discuss business issues with legislators on issues for the 2011 legislative session.

"We wanted to give AIM members and other leaders of Missouri business the opportunity to find out what federal and Missouri policy makers intend to do to improve our state’s and nation’s economies,” AIM  President Ray McCarty said in a news release. “Attorney General Ashcroft and our state legislators will give a preview of session and help solve some of the uncertainties that our businesses have been faced with - those same uncertainties that have hindered so much economic growth within the past four years."

Dampf said southwest Missouri has a strong presence within AIM and that some area organizations have board representation, including: Springfield Remanufacturing Corp., American Dehydrated Foods, Missouri State University and Branson-based Herschend Family Entertainment.

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