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Sarah M. Garner joins SEMO Food Bank as chief advancement officer

By growthzone | April 13, 2022

Sarah M. Garner has joined Southeast Missouri Food Bank as chief advancement officer. “I’m excited to be joining such a great organization that directly helps so many people in our communities,” Garner said. “Prior to joining the food bank, I didn’t realize how much it does for people facing hunger in southeast Missouri. It’s not…

Notre Dame Regional High School Open Faculty Position

By growthzone | April 13, 2022

Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau is seeking applicants for an open Multimedia/Communications position for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and list of references to Paul Unterreiner at Applicants should be committed individuals that can teach Journalism, Yearbook and Video Broadcasting. Other responsibilities include…

Community Foundation Ozarks Inclusion Opportunity

By growthzone | April 13, 2022

The Ozarks Inclusive Opportunity Grant Program supports small grant requests to ensure equitable participation and engagement in local communities. Agencies may apply at any time to support expenses related to ensuring diverse voices are represented in leadership roles and the community and students are provided equitable opportunity for community engagement and leadership. Agencies may apply…

Brady Barke Named 2021-22 NACDA Athletics Director of the Year

By growthzone | April 13, 2022

Southeast Missouri State University’s Brady Barke was named one of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Cushman & Wakefield AD of the Year Award (ADOY) Tuesday. The ADOY Award highlights the efforts of athletics directors at all levels for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their surrounding communities. Barke…

Informative Luncheon for SEMO Walk For MS

By growthzone | April 12, 2022

4/19/2022 11:00 a.m. at Port Cape PC Medical Centers will be holding a free luncheon for everyone to come out and learn more about MS from support groups based out of St. Louis and also learn more about SEMO Walk For MS and how you and your business can be involved and help out.

Daniel J. Lenihan, MD, FACC, joins Cape Cardiology Group

By growthzone | April 12, 2022

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to welcome Daniel J. Lenihan, MD, FACC, to Cape Cardiology Group. Lenihan is an experienced cardiologist specializing in cardio-oncology, congestive heart failure management and amyloidosis, who joins Saint Francis from Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as the Director. Lenihan earned his…

Economic Impact of Southeast Missouri State University

By growthzone | April 10, 2022

Southeast Missouri State University is an engine for economic growth throughout all of Missouri. SEMO president, Dr. Carlos Vargas, presented to roughly 130 business professionals last week at the Cape Chamber’s First Friday Coffee. Dr. Vargas’ presentation detailed the findings of the University’s study conducted by EMSI on the economic impact of Southeast Missouri State…

Asking Good Questions

By growthzone | March 28, 2022

Asking the right questions is one of the most powerful, yet underutilized tool in business. Good questions serve as your guide on your journey to better understanding situations. Choosing your questions wisely often determines the fruitfulness of your journey. Let’s explore a few tips for asking the best questions: First, Use Open-Ended Questions – Open-ended…

Business Supporting Business

By growthzone | March 21, 2022

The concept of buying local has grown in popularity in recent years. While buying local is typically talked about from a consumer perspective, it can also be wise for businesses to purchase their goods and services through local vendors as well. There are many reasons to prioritize buying local and several ways you can do…

Cape Chamber Hires New President and CEO

By growthzone | March 10, 2022

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber Hires New President & Chief Executive Officer CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri (March 10, 2022) – The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Robert “Rob” Gilligan as its new President & Chief Executive Officer.  Gilligan will fill the role previously held by John…