More than 100 professionals from across Missouri descended on Columbia this past week for the Associated Industries of Missouri Tax, Business and Manufacturing Conference.
Attendees gathered information on the latest in tax policies and court cases, manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, ethics, state legislation and even public relations over a two-day period. Panels were lead by some of the top professionals in their fields from Missouri and nationally-known firms.
Highlights included a final address from outgoing AIM chairman Tony Reinhart, an impressive list of legislators participating in a panel discussion and question and answer session, and the latest on health care and the Affordable Care Act. Legislators participating in the event included Senator Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit), Representative Andrew Koenig (R-99, Manchester), Representative T. J. Berry (R-38, Clay County), and Eric Jennings, Chief of Staff for Senator Bob Dixon (R-Springfield).
“This was one of our best conferences ever,” said Ray McCarty, president of AIM. “Our sessions were informative, timely and lively. I want to thank everyone who was involved in the presentations, as well as those who attended. It truly was time well spent.”
McCarty also thanked the sponsors of the conference: McGinnis Wood Products, Rubin Brown, Ryan, Bryan Cave, DMA, McGladrey, EY, and Captrust.