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Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at Hotshots Sports Bar & Grill.
Jackson company faces $74,000 in fines for safety violations
While U.S. Department of Labor inspectors were investigating how a 54-year-old employee at a Jackson diaper recycling facility lost four fingers using a machine, they found fire hazards that could have caused an explosion. Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors found "extensive combustible dust and potential sources of ignition" at Wahlco D.W. Tool, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Department of Labor...
Field day offers up-close look at local crops
Farmers and the public were given an opportunity Monday to tour corn and soybean fields at the Buchheit Tech Park. Buchheit and Merschman Seeds hosted their annual field day at the site in Perry County, Missouri. "It is open to the public, but we usually get farmers who are going to be purchasing the seed," said Katlyn Niederecker of Buchheit. ...
Stocks slump; Dow ends down 588 after early 1,000-point slide
U.S. stocks slid again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average briefly plunging more than 1,000 points in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street. Stocks regained some of that ground as the day progressed, but the Dow finished with a loss of 588 points, the eighth-worst single-day point decline and the second straight fall of more than 500...
Business notebook: Mississippi Mutts moves to new location
Mississippi Mutts moved to its new location over the weekend. The new location, at 609 Broadway, is only about six blocks east of the store's former address at 1231 Broadway. "The parking was kind of an issue at our current space," Mississippi Mutts employee Kayla Barton said. Sherry Jennings' purchase of the new building was a "can't pass" opportunity, Barton said...
People on the Move 8/24/15
Brian L. Eftink, vice president, legal, at Wacker Chemical Corp. in Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently was profiled in the National Law Journal. At Wacker, Eftink personally oversees 500 contracts and nondisclosure agreements with subcontractors. Eftink became Wacker's sole U.S. ...
Ashley Madison faces $578M Canadian class-action lawsuit
TORONTO -- Two Canadian law firms have filed a $578 million class-action lawsuit against the companies that run Ashley Madison after a hacker group's data breach exposed 39 million memberships in the adultery website last week. Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP, both of Ontario, said Friday they filed the lawsuit on behalf of Canadians who subscribed to Ashley Madison and whose personal information was disclosed to the public. ...
Why stocks are tumbling six years into the bull market
NEW YORK -- Well, that was fun while it lasted. For years, investors in U.S. stocks shrugged off threats -- a government shutdown, fear of a euro collapse, a near U.S. debt default -- and kept on buying. At the sixth anniversary of the bull market in March, the Standard and Poor's 500 index had more than tripled in value...
Target is getting its groove back
NEW YORK -- Target is on its way back. Shoppers are visiting the company's stores more often and spending more on each trip, the Minneapolis-based discount-store chain said last week. The company raised its annual profit outlook and said its second-quarter net income more than tripled...
Budweiser challenges firm's 'Queen of Beer' campaign
ST. LOUIS -- Budweiser long has been known as the "King of Beers," and Anheuser-Busch is taking exception to a craft brewer declaring itself holder of the "Queen of Beer" crown. She Beverage Co. of Lancaster, California, applied in December to register "The Queen of Beer" phrase with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported...
Longtime Schnucks manager Dennis Marchi retires
He had planned to stay just three years. When a young Dennis Marchi moved to Cape Girardeau in 1985 to manage the new Schnucks store, he had no idea he would be here for the rest of his career. "... I had no idea where Cape Girardeau was at that time, and I was told ... I would go back to St. Louis," he said...
Friends, not foes: Cape, Jackson mayors try to help each other
With their proximity and efforts to continue growing their cities, it would be easy for Cape Girardeau and Jackson to be pitted against each other as rivals. Rather than compete with each other, the mayors of the two towns are making efforts to work as a team...
Business Notebook: Missouri Lottery gives $48.8M to education in fiscal year
The Missouri Lottery transferred $25.5 million to the Lottery Proceeds Fund on Friday, bringing the total amount given to education to more than $48.8 million so far in fiscal 2016. The transfer of $25,266,761 is based on July sales, according to a news release from the Missouri Lottery...
Jackson to construct speculation building to draw businesses
The Jackson Industrial Development Committee soon will construct a speculation building it hopes will help lure prospective businesses. Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs said he's pleased to see the progress being made on the project. "The important thing is to help bring new industry to Jackson," he said...
Newsmakers 2015: Rachel Crader
Being an editor is something Rachel Crader never thought she wanted to do. From grade school on, she says she was determined: She was going to be a reporter. A Leopold, Missouri, native, Crader graduated from the University of Missouri and wound up as content adviser for students at the Arrow, the student-run newspaper at Southeast Missouri State University, in tandem with her job as as editor of semoball.com and a sports reporter at the Southeast Missourian...
Newsmakers 2015: Brandy McIntire
Brandy McIntire, an account executive at FOX 23 KSBI, says the best part of her job is hearing clients say their business is seeing positive results. And while McIntire loves her job in advertising, she also has a passion for helping others in the Cape Girardeau area. She volunteers with the United Way of Southeast Missouri, the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and Business Network International...
People on the Move 8/17/2015
Dr. Kaywan Gamadia, a neurosurgeon, recently became a medical partner with Saint Francis Medical Center. Gamadia joins neurosurgeon Brandon J. Scott at the Cape Spine & Neurosurgery practice. Gamadia earned a medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and later completed a neurosurgical residency at Ohio University, according to a news release. ...
Critics of carbon regulations using mine spill to skewer EPA
WASHINGTON -- Authorities say rivers tainted by a massive spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine are starting to recover, but for the Environmental Protection Agency, the political fallout from the disaster could linger. The federal agency's critics already are seeking to use its much-maligned handling of the mine spill to undercut the Obama administration's rollout of regulations aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the nation's power plants. ...
In a slow-growth world, technology stocks are trending again
NEW YORK -- Technology stocks are trending big-time as investors latch on to innovative companies racing ahead in a slow-growth world. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is the best performing major U.S. stock index this year, gaining 6 percent as the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial averages have wavered between small gains and losses...
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Drew Blattner, recorder of deeds, during July are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at (573) 243-8123...
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during July include the following:
* Homestar Financial Corp., 1427 Thomas Drive
* Favors, 714 S. Pacific St.
* Stonebeck Contracting, out of town
* Clean for Closure, 315 Country Club Drive
Bankruptcies filed through July for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case numbers. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Names in the news
MONDI JACKSON HONORS EMPLOYEES Daniel Herzog was employee of the month for July at Mondi Jackson Inc. Herzog, a planner-scheduler, has worked at the company since March 12, 2007. Mondi Jackson also recognizes the following employment anniversaries: Kelly "Joe" Runnels, Roger Petzoldt, John Schneider, Kathy Goodson, Jack Thompson, Donna Wikel and Kenny Jones, 25 years of service; Chris Johnston, 15 years; Thomas Stidham, 10 years; and Kelly Brooks, Deborah Pincksten and Theresa Seward, five years.. ...
ALLIANCE RECOGNIZED AS 'HEALTHY BANK' Cape Girardeau-based Alliance Bank was included on DepositAccounts' Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America 2015 list. DepositAccounts.com covers topics related to depository banking products and evaluates and ranks banks on financial health. ...
CAPE MEDICAL GROUP JOINS CAPE PRIMARY CARE Cape Medical Group physicians Dr. Philip E. Tippen and Dr. Sandra Zakroff joined Cape Primary Care -- another Saint Francis Medical Partner at 1702 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau -- and began seeing patients on July 6, according to a news release from Saint Francis...
Newsmakers 2015: Lyle Randolph
Because of his avid community outreach, people know Lyle Randolph most everywhere he goes. Randolph, 42, is general manager and vice president of Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, husband to Yvonne and father to daughters Reagan and Reese. A lifelong Southeast Missouri resident, Randolph marked 20 years working for the casino's parent company, Isle of Capri Inc., earlier this year, but has lived and worked in Cape Girardeau for less than two years...
Newsmakers 2015: Debbie Leoni
Debbie Leoni's job title is director of cardiovascular outreach services at SoutheastHEALTH, but reaching out is something she does on and off the job. At Southeast, Leoni directs the telemedicine program, coordinates health screenings and leads community education courses, such as in smoking cessation and hands-only CPR...
Newsmakers 2015: Emily Blattel
"Work hard and be nice to people." It's the phrase on a sign in Emily Blattel's office, and a mantra she tries to live by each day. It must be working, because she just marked her eighth anniversary in what she calls her dream job at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Newsmakers 2015: Jimmy Wilferth
Jimmy Wilferth's most recent career venture started with an ATV accident and a 300-foot fall in Swaziland, Africa. "I thought I was going to die on that mountain," says Wilferth, who was president of U.S. operations for Heart for Africa at the time...
Newsmakers 2015: Rhonda Robert
As a nurse, Rhonda Robert is a big proponent of organ donation, so it seemed natural to have a conversation with her son about organ donation. She didn't know at the time, though, that her 15-year-old son would lose his own life just a few months later. Kaden Robert, a student-athlete at Kelly High School in Benton, Missouri, died June 24, 2014, when a handgun accidentally discharged in the school parking lot after a basketball game with friends...
Newsmakers 2015: Ed DeGaris
When Ed DeGaris was about 8 years old, he went Christmas shopping with his father at a department store, where they saw a young girl crying as she stared through the window. Her mother had knelt down, trying to explain why they couldn't buy the doll...