April 16, 2019 – Associated Industries of Missouri celebrated 100 years of serving as the Voice of Missouri Business at a celebration held at Jefferson City, MO in the historic Millbottom Event Center.
Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe addressed the crowd and presented AIM with a Declaration celebrating the anniversary. Amy Susan of Missouri Enterprise also addressed the crowd and applauded Lt. Gov. Kehoe and Governor Mike Parson for implementing the Buy Missouri program.
Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin also presented AIM’s Chairman of the Board Jerry M. Hunter (of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) with a Pride and Progress Certificate and the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce celebrated with a ribbon cutting honoring AIM’s special occasion.
Darrell Schubert brought his restored 1919 Ford Model T to the event and gave rides to attendees, including Lt. Gov. Kehoe, Mayor Tergin and many others.
Steven Burger of Burgers’ Smokehouse provided the delicious meal for the group, including their famous country ham – the original Burgers’ product that started the business.
AIM President/CEO Ray McCarty gave a presentation on the history of Associated Industries of Missouri. Be on the lookout for special articles with historic tidbits in our newsletter throughout this anniversary year. See below for the first one.
DID YOU KNOW AIM was formed before women had the right to vote? AIM was formed on April 14, 1919, and women’s right to vote was not ratified until August, 1920.