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Planning Ahead for Rising Business Cost

By rgilligan_robgilligan | September 18, 2023

The latest US Consumer Price reports for August revealed that some prices are rising again, despite the ongoing decline of core inflation. A notable example is Auto Insurance, which saw its highest annual increase in almost half a century. Businesses should be aware of these rising costs and plan accordingly for the next year. 2023…

The Chateau Girardeau Retirement Announcement

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

The Cape Retirement Community, Inc. dba The Chateau Girardeau is announcing the retirement of Keith Boeller, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2024. Mr. Boeller joined Cape Retirement Community January 1, 2015, in his current role. Prior to serving as President and CEO, Mr. Boeller served as a member of its Board of…

Taste of Tuscany Travel Presentation

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

Join 1st Class Travel and the SEMO Food Bank for an evening discovering the rolling hills of Tuscany. Steeped in history, culture and legend, this is Tuscany as you always imagined it! To RSVP, Call/Text 573-651-0088 or email

Suicide Prevention Awareness Raffle

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

PDQ is excited to partner with FOX23 KBSI and Community Counseling Center Foundation to help raise awareness for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month this September. Our raffle ticket sales start September 5! This is your opportunity to support an important cause while earning chances to win a YETI Tundra 35 Hard Cooler filled with gift cards,…

Chance Whitehead Appointed as Project Manager for DILLE POLLARD Architecture

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

Poplar Bluff, MO – August 25, 2022 – DILLE POLLARD ARCHITECTURE announces the appointment of Chance Whitehead as Project Manager. Chance brings over 19 years of experience as a financial and administrative professional with a working knowledge of accounting, auditing, and construction management experience. He believes that the ability to effectively communicate with clients, contractors,…

Risk Management Firm Ranks MRV Banks No. 5

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

Ste. Genevieve, MO (August 28, 2023) CB Resource, Inc. a risk management firm, has ranked MRV Banks fifth on its CB Top Ten™ list of community banks with assets between $500 million and $1 billion. The firm identifies the top ten percent of community banks throughout the nation and provides industry insights to promote and…

Send a Child Home with Hope – Volunteers Needed

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

During the school year, Southeast Missouri Food Bank provides 1,200 students with a bag of nutritious food for the weekend. We need volunteers — individuals or groups — to pack our Backpacks for Friday bags in our Jackson location. If you want to send a child home with hope for the weekend, sign up for…

Schlosser Earns Prestigious Banking Diploma from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2023

BOULDER, Colo. – Jeremy Schlosser, Senior Vice President of Private Banking of MRV Banks, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Schlosser was among 166 graduates of the class of 2023 honored during a ceremony on July 27, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. Graduate School of Banking…

Powering through Challenges

By rgilligan_robgilligan | September 11, 2023

Last Thursday the 2023 NFL Season kicked off in Primetime with the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs playing host to the upstart Detroit Lions. As a lifelong Chiefs fan, I was certainly hoping for a better outcome, and while the “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” started on Friday I still think there is something businesses…

Labor Day and Workforce

By rgilligan_robgilligan | September 5, 2023

On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland singed Senate Bill 730 formally establishing Labor Day as a Federal Holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. “Labor” is a key part of our regional economy and critical for business success, today is a great day to reflect on that. Historically Labor Day started as a…