Ferguson businesses getting help from insurance department, business fund

Florissant  Avenue in Ferguson was one of the main sights for protests in the wake of Michael Brown's death. | Courtesy of Youth Radio/Flickr
The state insurance department is helping businesses in Ferguson file claims. | Courtesy of Youth Radio/Flickr

The Missouri Department of Insurance is working with business owners in Ferguson to file claims following the unrest related to the Michael Brown shooting. Representatives from the department will be in Ferguson today to visit businesses and answer insurance questions, according to a news release.

In another development, the Spencer Fane Britt & Browne law firm is challenging the city’s legal industry to match its $10,000 donation to a fund set up to help Ferguson rebuild and recover. The fund was created by the St. Louis Regional Business Council, which also provided the initial $10,000 donation. It is meant to provide relief to local businesses and schools affected by looting and unrest that broke out after the shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Business Journal

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