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OnBoard, LLC Now Offering Career Coaching

By growthzone | March 9, 2022

OnBoard, LLC, a human resource outsourcing and consulting firm located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is now offering career coaching. Many employees are currently moving to other industries or trying to move up in their current industry, and career coaching assists them with preparation and training to make that happen. Since this is a new product…

Doug Spooler is Awarded Farmers Insurance Agent of the Year for 2021

By growthzone | March 9, 2022

Farmers Insurance District 88 has named Doug Spooler FSCP® as a recipient of its prestigious Agent of the Year Award. An agent is selected for this award as a result of their high achievements in all lines of business including auto, home, life, commercial insurance and financial services. Doug was chosen for achieving goals of…

New Partnership between Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence (SEMO-NASV) and the Discovery Playhouse!

By growthzone | March 9, 2022

Leasa Stone guides her grandchildren through the new Green Bear Project exhibit at the Discovery Playhouse – A Children’s Museum in downtown Cape Girardeau, MO. She takes a step back and smiles, her vision has finally come to life. For her, so much good has come from tragedy. Stone founded the Green Bear Project back…

SEMO Athletics Introduces John Spear of Edge Realty as the Official REALTOR® of SEMO Athletics

By growthzone | March 9, 2022

Southeast Missouri State Department of Athletics has partnered with real estate agent John Spear of Edge Realty as the ”Official REALTOR® of SEMO Athletics.” After joining as a corporate partner of SEMO Athletics for the 2021-22 season, John Spear will adopt the ‘official’ designation for the first time, and co-brand his affiliation with the Redhawks…

Cuba Financial Group Breaks Ground on New Office

By growthzone | March 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.

Aligning Childcare with the Needs of the Workforce and Economy

By growthzone | March 7, 2022

One third of the U.S. workforce, or an estimated 50 million workers, has a child under the age of 14 in their household. In 2021, Harvard Business Review conducted a national survey of 2,500 working parents and the results were quite telling. Nearly 20% of working parents had to leave work or reduce their work…

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…