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MRV Banks Ranked No. 3 in Nation Among Community Banks for 4th Quarter 2023 by Leading Risk Management Firm

By growthzone | March 4, 2024

CB Resource, Inc., a distinguished risk management firm, has once again recognized MRV Banks as a top performer, ranking it third on its prestigious CB Top Ten™ list of community banks for the 4th Quarter of 2023. This acknowledgment underscores MRV Banks’ consistent commitment to excellence and growth within the banking sector. CB Resource, Inc.…

Sip & Support Fundraiser

By growthzone | March 4, 2024

Fundraiser to celebrate Autism Awareness Month and support The Tailor Institute. $50 per ticket includes drinks, hors d’ oeuvres, and a surprise to be disclosed at a later date! Time is 5:00 to 6:30 PM

A Day in the Park with Green Bear 2024

By growthzone | March 4, 2024

The Green Bear Project educators welcome you and your family and friends for a day full of family fun! Various vendors will be present with fun activities or experiences at each booth. Free food, drawings, activities, and fun! Don’t miss out!

Community Foundation of the Ozarks

By growthzone | March 4, 2024

Multiple grant opportunities for non-profits, government entities and school districts available for the Southeast Missouri Region. Please use link provided to search all current open grants:

Spring Retreat – Summer Camp

By growthzone | March 4, 2024

We are expressive equine therapy and horse program for kids. We are year-round but our camps are spring and summer. All kids 7 and up welcome. We have 3 retreats in April and May. Then, we start 7 weeks of horse camp in June.

Revised 2023 Jobs Data shows some positive trends

By growthzone | March 4, 2024

Last week, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) released the January 2024 jobs report for the state and with-it annual revisions to 2023 estimates. There were some positive trends to watch in our region. Each month, labor data is reported at both a national level and later at the State and local level…

The Coming Solar Eclipse could mean Big Business!

By growthzone | February 26, 2024

Six weeks from today millions of people across North America will turn their gaze towards the sky as a total solar eclipse passes overhead. With Southeast Missouri right in the path of totality that means a big opportunity for visitors and business is coming this way. As most of you are aware, on Monday April…

An early spring of new business in Cape Girardeau

By growthzone | February 19, 2024

While we are still technically four weeks away from the official start of Spring, it’s hard not to notice several new businesses springing up here in Cape Girardeau lately. New business growth is the lifeblood of a local economy and as I have highlighted in previous stories, they are often the largest driver of job…

MRV Banks Contributes $5,000 to Foster Adopt Connect For Inaugural Office Chair Games Event

By growthzone | February 14, 2024

MRV Banks is proud to announce its generous donation of $5,000 to Foster Adopt Connect in support of their inaugural event, the “Office Chair Games.” This significant contribution reflects MRV Banks’ commitment to community engagement and underscores their dedication to the well-being of foster youth. The Office Chair Games, organized by Foster Adopt Connect, is…

What is a NAICS Code?

By growthzone | February 12, 2024

According to the Small Business Administration as of 2024, there are approximately 33.2 million business recognized in the United States. Keeping track of that many organizations for statistical and economic purposes can be overly complicated, luckily, we have an organization system called NAICS to help with the process. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)…