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Reflecting on 2021

By Taylor Laws | December 20, 2021

The end of the year, especially a year like 2021, is a time when a myriad of emotions are naturally present. When I step back and think about where we were one year ago, I am blown away. The resilience I have witnessed, the leadership we’ve encountered, and the light of goodness that has come…

A 4-Day Workweek

By Taylor Laws | December 13, 2021

There’s been a lot of talk about the potential benefits of a four-day work week instead of a five-day week. Several studies have shown that at some point, productivity decreases as the number of hours worked increases. A four-day workweek is, ideally, a 32-hour workweek with no loss in productivity, pay, or benefits. Depending on…

NAACP 2021 December Raffle

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Take 8 Minutes to Help This Community

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Your input is needed to guide funding for programs and nonprofits supported by United Way of Southeast Missouri. The survey takes about eight minutes to complete and focuses on the organization’s three areas of funding: education, health, and income stability. It is critical for leaders in the community to provide input. Please take the survey…

Robinson Named Accredited Quality Contractor

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Robinson Construction of Perryville, Missouri today announced that it has again been named an Accredited Quality Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors, the 3rd year it has earned the prestigious credential for its commitment to corporate responsibility. Only 229 of the nation’s elite merit shop construction contractors earned the credential in 2020. According to Robinson…

Ameren wants to protect customers from aggressive scammers, especially during upcoming holiday season

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

As the holiday season nears, Ameren wants to protect customers in Illinois and Missouri from sophisticated scammers who are aggressively targeting utility customers in our area. ”Customers can protect themselves by recognizing the scam tactics and reporting them to the appropriate authorities,” said Maria Gomez, security supervisor for Ameren. ”Scammers have become more sophisticated by…

Last chance to earn a bonus 20% incentive for select lighting projects!

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

ACT NOW! Increased incentives expire December 31, 2021 and current rates will change January 1, 2022. Current economic conditions and supply chain issues impacting equipment availability and pricing are certainly presenting some challenges in upgrading to energy efficient equipment. To help address those challenges, we have re-instated a 20% select LED lighting bonus incentive through…

Gift Hope for the Holidays

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Give the gift of hope this season with a Holiday Hope Card from the food bank. With a contribution of at least $25 per card, the food bank will address and mail a special tribute card to each person on your list. Or you may purchase 10 cards to send yourself with a contribution of…

SEMO Students Need YOUR Internships!

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Season’s Greetings from SEMO Career Services! As this year comes to a close, we would like to invite our valued local employers to share upcoming internship opportunities for Spring and Summer 2022. Our talented Redhawks are in need of valuable workplace experiences that are close to home. Please send brief job descriptions, hours expected, rate…

Southeast Hospital Earns Prestigious Recertification as Comprehensive Cardiac Center

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Southeast Hospital, flagship of the SoutheastHEALTH system of care, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for recertification as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC). The recertification recognizes Southeast’s heart program for its comprehensive approach to care and commitment to excellence. To achieve this status, Southeast underwent…