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The Gig Economy

By growthzone | February 28, 2022

The United States is well on its way to establishing a gig economy. Estimates show as much as one third of the working population is already operating in some level of gig capacity. A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations hire independent contractors and freelancers for…

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

By growthzone | February 21, 2022

On February 16, Senators gave first round approval to Senate Bill 672. Senate Bill 672 would expand and extend the Missouri’s innovative Fast Track program. The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a financial aid program for adults. The grant addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an…

Century Casino Receives Approval for Hotel

By growthzone | February 14, 2022

Downtown Cape Girardeau is home to more than 300 businesses and organizations, 4,500 residents and soon, a riverfront hotel. On Monday, February 7th, the City of Cape Girardeau held a public hearing and approved an amendment to the development plan of Century Casino Planned Development District. Century Casino’s proposed 9-floor hotel will be built on…

A Walk in the Park with Green Bear Event

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

The Green Bear Project educators welcome you and your family and friends for a day full of fun at the Cape County Park North. Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 11am to 2pm. There will be crafts and activities for the whole family provided by area nonprofits, organizations and businesses. We can’t wait to see you…

Treasures of Egypt Travel Show

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

Join us the evening of Feb. 15th at 5:30 pm to learn more about our Treasures of Egypt 2023 trip. The trip is scheduled for Feb 16-27, 2023, includes 21 meals, Cairo, Grand Egyptian Museum, Luxor, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, 4-night Nile River Cruise, Queen Hatshepsut Temple, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Khan el-Khalili…

Henson Earns PMP Designation

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

Robinson Construction Company is pleased to announce David Henson, field engineer, has earned the designation of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI). The PMP designation demonstrates experience, education, and competency in project management and is a globally recognized standard for the project management profession. To be eligible for the PMP certification,…

SEMO Food Bank 2021 Snapshot

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who helped Southeast Missouri Food Bank fight hunger in 2021! – 15.08 million pounds of food were distributed through our network of partner agencies and programs. – 12.5 million meals were provided to families, children, seniors and veterans who don’t have enough to eat. – 70,000 individuals…

Cuba Financial Group Breaks Ground on New Office

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

In January, Cuba Financial Group broke ground on their new office located at 3224 Independence Street in Cape Girardeau. The expected completion date is late summer 2022.

Stacy Huff Accepts Position as Executive Director of Foundation at Saint Francis Healthcare System

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Stacy Huff has accepted the Executive Director of Foundation position, effective January 2022. Huff joins Saint Francis from the Boy Scouts of America National Foundation in Dallas, TX, where he served as the Executive Director for more than 10 years. Huff has over 25 years of nonprofit,…

SoutheastHEALTH Partners with Southeast Missouri Food Bank to Establish Hospital-Based Food Pantry

By growthzone | February 9, 2022

SoutheastHEALTH recently announced a partnership with Southeast Missouri Food Bank to open a food pantry at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Patients Pantry, Heroes of Hope program, will provide two weeks of food to patients who have identified food insecurity. The project was made possible by a grant from the Healthcare Services Group Charitable Foundation.…