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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.…

Weather and the Economy

By growthzone | February 7, 2022

While there are some who enjoy in the calm of a storm, there are others who rush for shelter. Regardless of your personal views, there is no doubt that extreme weather can have significant effects on the economy. On Wednesday, February 2, a winter storm swept the Midwest blocking roadways, closing schools, closing businesses, and…

OSHA Withdraws Workplace Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

By growthzone | January 31, 2022

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard, or ETS, to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers from workplace exposure to the coronavirus. As of January 26, 2022, this emergency temporary standard is withdrawn. The Supreme Court’s decision, which was 6 to 3, said the…

Quality of Life

By growthzone | January 24, 2022

Quality of life – it’s a difficult thing to define but a critical component of a vibrant community. Quality of life is a phrase used in the marketing materials of nearly every community. But exactly what is quality of life and how do you measure it? Several indicators are widely recognized in defining quality of…

The Great Resignation

By growthzone | January 17, 2022

The last several months have seen a tidal wave of resignations, in the U.S. and around the world. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months, with a record-breaking 10.9 million open…

Brian H. Balsmann Appointed as Project Manager for Dille Pollard Architecture

By growthzone | January 12, 2022

DILLE POLLARD ARCHITECTURE announces the appointment of Brian H. Balsmann as Project Manager. Brian brings over twenty years of multifaceted experience working in the Architecture and Construction fields, managing projects through all phases of design and construction. As a Project Manager with DILLE POLLARD ARCHITECTURE, he is responsible for design and production of construction drawings,…