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Professional Development and Business Success According to Zig Ziglar, “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” Professional development is an important ongoing part of business success. It should permeate all levels of organizations large and small. And while most employers would agree with the importance,…

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8 Workforce Development Initiatives at the Cape Chamber Pre-pandemic, we experienced near historic lows in unemployment. Post-pandemic, we see the nature of work shifting.  One thing we know for sure at the Cape Chamber is how challenging it has been and continues to be for our local employers to find quality candidates to fill open…

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Evaluating Workforce Needs for Southeast Missouri Questions about a quality labor force in our area are about to get a deeper dive. Certainly workforce needs are an ever evolving situation. And emerging from this pandemic, it will continue to be an important focus of any economy. Several months ago, a group of business people began…

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SEMO’s Harrison College of Business Reaccredited An important recent announcement affecting the local business community may have flown under the radar but that certainly doesn’t make it any less important. The Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.…

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Business Safety Panel Recap First Friday Coffee goers were joined in March by representatives from the Cape Girardeau police and fire departments for a conversation regarding business safety. In case you missed it, here’s a brief recap of what Corporal Richard Couch and Fire Marshall Battalion Chief Greg Hecht shared!   For the full conversation,…

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Local Travel Agent Becomes Travel Safety Verified Carol Nunnery with Dream Vacations recently completed robust training about traveling safely in a Covid-19 world    Cape Girardeau, MO (03/01/21) – Nunnery Travels & Associates, a Dream Vacations specialist and franchise owner, has completed an extensive training program to become a Travel Safety Verified travel advisor. The…

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Missouri Queen of Hearts benefiting Junior Achievement Play the famous Queen of Hearts while supporting Junior Achievement’s mission to prepare Missouri kids for a bright and successful future. Junior Achievement is launching a brand-new fundraiser for Missouri residents. This is a progressive raffle with weekly ticket sales with packages starting at $5. Weekly cash winners…

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Basic Computer Workshop Workshop will cover: Identify the parts of a computer, learn how to turn a computer off/on, understand the different types of computers, practice mouse skills and typing, how to navigate the internet, identify desktop icons, and learn what USB ports are used for.

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EBO MD adds nurse practitioners to Cape Girardeau/Jackson, Fredericktown clinics EBO MD is pleased to welcome nurse practitioners Pam Himstedt, APRN, FNP-BC, and Melissa Jordan, FNP, to their team of primary care providers. Himstedt sees patients at the Cape Girardeau and Jackson clinic locations and Jordan sees patients at the Fredericktown location. Himstedt has been…

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