• 307 Broadway - PO Box 230
    Hannibal, Missouri 63401
    (573) 221-1101 

  • March 21, 2020
    Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration approved Missouri’s request for assistance through the federal agency’s disaster loan program. This move makes low interest disaster loans available to small businesses and private non-profits severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for each affected small business or non-profit. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

    Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending

    The Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA today makes loans available statewide to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Applicants will be able to apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339. Completed applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

    SBA Customer Service Representatives will be available to answer questions about SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program and explain the application process.

    Eligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent.

    SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.

    The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 21, 2020.

    For additional information, please visit the SBA disaster assistance website at SBA.gov/Disaster.


    Hannibal Community Leaders Announce Resources in Response to COVID-19


    Hannibal, Missouri, March 19, 2020 - Community leaders met virtually on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to continue community conversation about response to the coronavirus pandemic and announce the following:


    • The United Way of the Mark Twain Area has established a community help line at 573-221-2761. We encourage our community to use this line to access vital resources as they encounter life-altering issues associated with food insecurity, transportation issues or other major concerns.
    • Hannibal Public Schools staff is currently preparing packets for students. Packet pick up is Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Packets will be distributed drive-up style. Middle and high school packets will be distributed electronically unless paper copies are needed.
    • Hannibal Public Schools nurses have called families to arrange for medicine pick up through Friday, March 20.
    • Hannibal Public Schools will be distributing breakfast and lunch beginning Monday, March 23 and is collaborating with Douglass Community Services to distribute USDA Summer Meal Program dinners and HAYS to distribute Buddy Packs. There will be 22 sites for meal pick up, which are listed at the end of the release.
    • As of the time of this release there are no positive cases in northeast Missouri. Hannibal Regional has been and is continuing to test patients which meet the testing criteria. To continue all efforts in mitigating potential exposure, Hannibal Regional Healthcare System has a designated Fever/Virus Entrance.  All patients which are exhibiting fever or virus symptoms should use this designated entrance beside the Emergency Room.  Visitor restrictions are in place, and all visitors and patients are screened upon entrance to the facility.  All recent updates, COVID-19 resources and updates from CEO Todd Ahrens are available at www.hannibalregional.org 
    • The United Way of the Mark Twain Area has launched a COVID-19 Response Fund to assist with the assembly and delivery of Response Kits for clients of area senior centers who have meals delivered to their homes. These Response Kits will include some shelf staples, paper products, toiletries, etc. to help seniors avoid going into public settings. Kits will be distributed through Heartland Resources in Lewis County, Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center, Palmyra Nutrition Center, Paris Senior Center, the Shelby County Senior Citizens, and the Hannibal Nutrition Center, as supplies allow. To make a donation,  please visit http://unitedwaymta.org, send donations by mail to PO Box 81, Hannibal, MO 63401 specially marked for the COVID-19 Response, or make a donation through the United Way of the Mark Twain Area Facebook page.
    • The United Way of the Mark Twain Area is providing a weekly “Celebrity Reading Time,” which will feature local leaders and celebrities reading their favorite children’s books via video on the United Way’s website, http://unitedwaymta.org.
    • Douglass Community Services remains open, providing all services, but has closed their building to visitors.
    • The YMCA of Hannibal will be providing a super snack from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, March 23rd. This will be a grab-and-go meal for each child in the car. 50 bags will be available each day.
    • The YMCA of Hannibal is closed to the public, but will be providing onsite daycare for children K-5th grade beginning Monday, March 23rd. Childcare will be available from 7am-5:30pm. Children will be placed in appropriate classes of no more than 8 students per room with 2 attendants. Priority registration will be available for First Responders and Health Care Officials. Register by calling 573-221-0586.
    • The Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce remains open, but has closed their office to visitors.
    • Out of an abundance of caution, starting Thursday, March 19, all city buildings will be closed to the public for 30 days, to protect the public.  The exception being the lobby at the police station which will remain open.   All essential services will continue, such as fire and police protection, as well as electric, water and sewer services and street and park repair and maintenance.  Both the main Board of Public Works office at 3 Industrial Drive and City Hall, 320 Broadway, have secure drop boxes where payments can be delivered. The HBPW offers multiple ways to access account information on the website:  www.hannibalbpw.org/departments/customer-service/pay-your-bill/. All late fees will be waived, there will be no disconnects for late payments. We appreciate the cooperation of everyone as we work together to do what we can to contribute to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

    Important numbers follow:

    • Board of Public Works Customer Service 573-221-8050
    • Board of Public Works emergency service issues (24/7) 573-221-0955
    • City Hall 573-221-0111
    • Parks & Recreation 573-221-0154
    • Hannibal Municipal Airport 573-406-3728

    The group continues to urge our community to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated guidelines to combat the spread of this virus, including hand washing, regular disinfection of surfaces, practicing social distancing and limiting travel, and staying home if you are sick. If you think you may have the coronavirus, please call your healthcare provider’s office before visiting.


    Additionally, the group reminds our community of the importance of seeking out information from credible and reliable sources like the CDC, and not relying on social media for updates.


    The group of community leaders includes representatives from the following: Hannibal-LaGrange University; Preferred Family Healthcare; Hannibal Regional Economic Development Council; Mark Twain Behavioral Health; YMCA of Hannibal; City of Hannibal; Marion County Health Department; Hannibal Police Department; Hannibal Fire Department; Clarity Healthcare; The PATCH Center; Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce; Hannibal Clinic; Douglass Community Services; United Way of the Mark Twain Area; Marion County Emergency Management; Holy Family School; St. John’s Lutheran School; Hannibal Public Schools; Hannibal Regional Healthcare System; and Moberly Area Community College.


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    Bus Schedule*

    • Bus #1-- Intersection of Big Creek Lane & Hwy HH                                                  11 AM-Noon

    Bus #1--Intersection of Janapas Trail & Ideal Villa Place                                   12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #2-- Oakwood Elementary School, 3716 Market St.                                            11 AM-Noon

    Bus # 2-- Intersection of Rt O & Flint Hill Road (New London)                         12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #3-- Antioch Baptist Church, 59621 Antioch Lane                                               11 AM-Noon

    Bus #3—AD Stowell Elementary, 700 Fulton Avenue                                        12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #4-- Intersection of Rt T & Oakhill Road  (New London)                                   11 AM-Noon

    Bus #4-- Embassy Christian Center, 600 North Street12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #5—Intersection of Monkey Run & Hwy 79                                                          11 AM-Noon

    Bus #5--Hannibal Public Library 200 South 5th Street                                          12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #6-- Intersection of Saverton West Road & Rt E   (Saverton)                                11 AM-Noon

    Bus #6-- Eugene Field Elementary School, 1405 Pearl Street                               12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #7—Calvary Baptist Church, 4605 West Ely Road                                                11 AM-Noon

    Bus #7-- Intersection of Hwy 168 and County Road 404                                      12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #8—Clover Road Christian Church, 785 Clover Road                                          11 AM-Noon

    Bus #8—Mark Twain Elementary School, 2800 Bird St                                       12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #9—Intersection of Munger Lane & Country Meadows Northside                       11 AM-Noon

    Bus #9Hannibal Transportation Center, 2365 Warren Barrett Drive                     12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #10—Hannibal High School Auditorium Parking Lot, 4500 McMasters              11 AM-Noon

    Bus #10—Intersection of North Section St. & Mark Twain Ave. (Ayerco 22)      12:15-1:15 PM

    • Bus #11—Intersection of Shawnee Trail & Atoka (Closest to Munger Lane)               11 AM-Noon

    Bus #11—Intersection of Starlight Ridge & 29th Street (Mailboxes)                    12:15-1:15 PM

    *All locations are Hannibal, 63401, except where noted






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    America's Hometown Courts HGTV for 'Home Town Takeover' (Hannibal Courier-Post, Feb. 2020)

    NEMO Business Leaders Gather to Discuss Future (WGEM, Feb. 2020)

    Todd Ahrens named Chamber of Commerce Pacesetter (Hannibal Courier-Post, Feb. 2020)

    Hannibal's Cardinals Caravan was simply amazing (KHMO, January 2020)

    St Louis Baseball Cardinals Caravan coming to Hannibal this weekend (KHQA, January 2020)

    Online tour guide boosts Hannibal's online footprint (Hannibal Courier-Post, January 2020)

    Northeast Missouri businesses prepare for minimum wage increase (KHQA, December 2019)

    Over 1,800 names counted at 'dessert party' world record attempt (WGEM, December 2019)

    Hannibal businesses gear up for what could be last busy weekend of the year (WGEM, December 2019)

    Let them eat cake for world record (Hannibal Courier-Post, December 2019)

    Small Business Saturday has distinct Christmas flair in Hannibal (WGEM, November 2019)

    Renewed parade to honor veterans (Hannibal Courier-Post, November 2019)

    A slice of history (Hannibal Courier-Post, November 2019)

    New clothing store blooms downtown (Hannibal Courier-Post, October 2019)

    A taste of 'Hannibal's Finer Things' (Hannibal Courier-Post, October 2019)

    Hannibal Regional Medical Group opens new building (WGEM, October 2019)

    Job fair offers myriad of opportunities (Hannibal Courier-Post, October 2019)

    Dozens of employers on hand at Hannibal job fair (WGEM, October 2019)

    Workforce Summit to address skilled labor shortage (WGEM, September 2019)

    Workforce summit seeks answers to skills gap (Hannibal Courier-Post, September 2019)

    Minimum Wage Increase (KHQA, September 2019)

    Leadership Hannibal classes coming soon to area (Hannibal Courier-Post, August 2019)

    Holiday weekend provides economic boost in Hannibal (WGEM, July 2019)

    Downtown Hannibal business owners: We're open (KHQA, May 2019)

    Job fair brings more than 50 employers to Hannibal (WGEM, March 2019)

    Hannibal Chamber Business Expo photo gallery (Courier Post, March 2019)

    Networking in America's Hometown (KHQA, March 2019)

    Hannibal Chamber Hosts Business Expo (WGEM, March 2019)

    Nominations open for 20 Under 40 honors (Herald Whig, March 2019)

    Chamber of Commerce 110th Annual Meeting & Banquet (WGEM, January 2019)

    Hannibal Chamber recognizes those who 'made a difference' (Herald Whig, January 2019)

    Missouri business owners still trying to gauge impact of minimum wage law (Herald Whig, January 2019)

    New year brings minimum wage increase for Missouri workers (WGEM, January 2019)




    Retail sales up nationally; many local shop owners report good sales (Herald Whig, December 2018)

    Hannibal working towards agreement with Viking cruises (WGEM, December 2018)

    A beautiful process (Courier Post, October 2018)

    20 Under 40 provides us promise for the area's future (Herald Whig, September 2018)

    Ralls County designated a Work Ready Community (Herald Whig, September 2018)

    Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Speaks in Hannibal (Courier Post, June 2018)

    New Holiday Inn Express & Suites at the Medical Center Poised for City's Growth (Courier Post, May 2018)

    Students take creative approach to starting up own businesses (Herald-Whig, April 2018)

    Hannibal job fair attracts record number of employers (Herald-Whig, March 2018)

    Area jobless rates keep falling; jobs still available (Herald-Whig, March 2018)

    Chamber hosting job fair (Hannibal Courier-Post, March 2018)

    Hannibal City Council, School Board candidates make pitches at forum (Herald-Whig, March 2018)

    Candidates make their mark at Chamber forum (Hannibal Courier-Post, March 2018)

    Spring gas prices affect tourism in Hannibal (WGEM, March 2018)

    Arby's plans grand opening (Hannibal Courier-Post, February 2018)

    Heiser named Hannibal Chamber Pacesetter (Hannibal Courier-Post, January 2018)

    Hannibal Chamber's 109th annual meeting celebrates community service (Herald-Whig, January 2018)

    Hannibal businessman breathes new life into Rialto Banquet Hall (WGEM, January 2018)