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Preparing for Changes in Our Region’s Economic Drivers Before the pandemic, technology visionary Leonard Brody called what we are experiencing today a complete reset of the operating system of our planet. And today, it’s only been accelerated. In a recent presentation, Brody said change today is occurring unlike anything we have experienced in the last…

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Missouri Minimum Wage Increases to $10.30 per hour on January 1 2021 is a new year and with it comes a new set of laws, rules, and guidelines. Are you prepared? The Minimum Wage Rate in Missouri for private employers changed effective January 1, 2021. The Governor’s office announced the new rate is $10.30 per…

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Near the end of each year, I do research to determine what experts believe will be the top trends in business for the coming year. It is interesting how most agree with several leading concepts. Let’s take a look at a few.

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Quality of Life in 2021 Every Monday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Chamber President & CEO, John Mehner, provides information on what’s happening in the area of regional development in Southeast Missouri on KRCU. Listen live on 90.9 FM.  I have a feeling this important component of a vibrant community is only going to be…

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Some Interesting Numbers and Some Positive Results Every Monday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Chamber President & CEO, John Mehner, provides information on what’s happening in the area of regional development in Southeast Missouri on KRCU. Listen live on 90.9 FM.  No doubt 2020 has been a very challenging year. Let’s look at some…

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