seMissourian.com Business http://www.semissourian.com/business/ Business headlines from the seMissourian.com newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Business notebook: August downpours lead to rash of water-repair calls http://www.semissourian.com/story/2332304.html Early August brought considerable rainfall to Southeast Missouri. Though an exact number from the National Weather Service is unavailable because of a faulty rain gauge during the storms, it's safe... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:51:12 -0500 Business notebook: Cafe aims to serve good food with good deeds http://www.semissourian.com/story/2330350.html A new enterprise in Cape Girardeau combines religious values with victuals. STA is a cafe with a cause. On Monday through Saturday, it is a community coffeehouse where all can come to grab a cup of... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:34:33 -0500 Business notebook: Atelier store springs from Hutson's business http://www.semissourian.com/story/2328291.html For decades, the Hutson family has sold furniture in their store on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau. Now, from one family business springs another. Atelier, a boutique gift shop that is the... Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:17:28 -0500 Business notebook: Hairy experience leads to beard-products company http://www.semissourian.com/story/2326353.html Anthony Cervantes and Lance DeBrock always wanted to go into business for themselves, but it wasn't clear what they wanted to do. "Typically, when people start a business up, at least around here,... Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:34:57 -0500 People on the move 8/22/2016 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2332305.html Erin Unerstall has accepted promotion within the Southeast Missourian and is serving as the paper's digital editor and op-ed coordinator. Before accepting this new position, Unerstall was a sports... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:48:17 -0500 Illegal herbicide may threaten Missouri's largest peach farm http://www.semissourian.com/story/2332306.html CAMPBELL, Mo. -- Conveyor belts teem with peaches inside the packing facility at Bader Farms, where fruit is prepared for shipment from its Bootheel source to stores across a nearly 500-mile radius.... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:54:37 -0500 Cupcake mogul Gigi Butler will share success stories at Flourish Women's Summit http://www.semissourian.com/story/2332303.html Gigi Butler grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. When she was 15, she started her own cleaning business. That entrepreneurial spirit led her to Nashville, Tennessee, where she pursued a music career... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:52:20 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Mary Jo Bammel http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329593.html Mary Jo Bammel and her husband, David, moved to Perryville, Missouri, three years ago and saw a need for a comic book store and a good coffee shop in the community. "I'm from De Soto, Missouri, and... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:59:33 -0500 People on the move 8/15/16 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2330349.html Saint Francis Healthcare System has announced the appointment of Mark Culberson as its new facilities-management director. Culberson's responsibilities include direct activities of plant operations,... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 06:47:36 -0500 Delta CEO talks about outage, efforts to 'win back' passengers http://www.semissourian.com/story/2330348.html NEW YORK -- Delta Air Lines is spending $150 million this year on technology upgrades, including a better mobile app. But what CEO Ed Bastian never saw coming was a vulnerability to its reservations... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:31:04 -0500 Hostess launches 'Deep Fried Twinkies' as first frozen treat http://www.semissourian.com/story/2330351.html NEW YORK -- The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer. Hostess Brands, the maker of treats such as Ho Hos, on Friday launched packaged "Deep Fried Twinkies" that mark... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:30:46 -0500 Department stores hope to recapture appeal, be destinations http://www.semissourian.com/story/2330352.html NEW YORK -- Department stores trying to recapture their appeal to consumers are making plans to provide more experiences such as spas and restaurants and offer exclusive selections to transforms the... Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:30:17 -0500 Health briefs http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329591.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:40:41 -0500 Business briefs http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329590.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:36:15 -0500 Names in the news http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329603.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:32:42 -0500 Bankruptcies http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329598.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:25:52 -0500 Tax liens http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329609.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:16:19 -0500 Business licenses http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329610.html Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:14:23 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Aaron Horrell http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329592.html Aaron Horrell, age 64, has been an artist for nearly his entire life. "I started painting in high school and actually gave away the first painting I did in 1970," he says. He continued to paint and... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:17:31 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Kim Voelker http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329594.html Kim Voelker has worked at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce for three and a half years, and in that time, one of her most enjoyable projects has been launching a network especially for... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:15:32 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Anna Galeski http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329595.html Anna Galeski, senior planning analyst at SoutheastHEALTH, has worked for the hospital system a little more than five years. In that time, she's been able to put her Type-A, detail-oriented... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:15:02 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Brian Gerau http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329596.html This isn't Brian Gerau's first time as a Newsmaker. In 2009, he was honored as one of Business Today's "40 Under 40." Now a bit older, a bit wiser, but just as meticulously dressed, Gerau continues... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:13:02 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Jason Bandermann http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329599.html Jason Bandermann has accomplished much in his 36 years, but especially since he has worked for the Saint Francis Healthcare System. Bandermann, who signed on there in 2007, has served in a variety of... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:11:53 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Laura Simon http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329600.html As photo editor at the Southeast Missourian newspaper, Laura Simon, 34, is quite literally a newsmaker. Simon, who began working at the Southeast Missourian more than six years ago, started out as a... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:10:35 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Stan Polivick http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329607.html Stan Polivick's work isn't always visible, but it is evident. When heavy rains flood the Mississippi River and threaten to overpower the city's sewer system, Polivick's efforts keep the potentially... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:09:32 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Liz Glastetter http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329601.html For Liz Glastetter, an exciting part of her job is getting to be involved in the most monumental time most families will share. Glastetter, lead service line director for maternal/child services in... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:01:31 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Jennifer Icaza-Gast http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329602.html Jennifer Icaza-Gast's go-to motto is, "If you're not giving, you're not living." More than a decade ago, Icaza-Gast began to cry as she watched her children eagerly open their presents on Christmas... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:58:32 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Robert Smith http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329604.html There are few people with a heart bigger than Robert Smith, who at 66 is still a practicing attorney in his own law firm in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Smith takes many pro bono cases and works heavily... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:56:32 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Shelly Kaiser http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329605.html When thinking of a community volunteer, many would think of someone like Shelly Kaiser. Kaiser, who is married to Jason Kaiser and has two daughters, is an assistant vice president/mortgage loan... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:55:01 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Sarah Hickey http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329606.html Audiologist Dr. Sarah Hickey found professional success by listening. She listened to her grandfather, who struggled with hearing aids and his own hearing loss, and she wanted to help him. In... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:54:00 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Penny Williams http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329608.html When it comes to Penny Williams and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, you can't have one without the other. Originally born and raised in Perryville, Missouri, Williams attended... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:52:23 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Tyler Brune http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329611.html Farming and the business of farming are in Tyler Brune's blood. His father and grandfather were both farmers. The year Brune was born, his family started Brune Custom Feeds. At 15, Brune took out his... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:48:52 -0500 Newsmakers 2016: Victoria Moon http://www.semissourian.com/story/2329612.html Victoria Moon doesn't let being a busy wife and mother of four young children stop her from volunteering. She was co-chair of the gala committee for the American Cancer Society in 2013 and 2014, and... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:47:38 -0500 People on the move 8/8/16 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2328290.html Mary Rothschild-Adams is the new director of physician services at SoutheastHEALTH. Rothschild-Adams comes to SoutheastHEALTH from Union County Hospital in Anna, Illinois, where she served as... Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:46:39 -0500 Steady hiring is now benefiting a broader group of Americans http://www.semissourian.com/story/2328292.html WASHINGTON -- Years of steady job gains finally have begun to benefit a wider range of Americans, including those with less education and in lower-paying jobs. A second straight month of robust... Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:18:23 -0500 U.S. trade deficit hits $44.5 billion, biggest in 10 months http://www.semissourian.com/story/2328293.html WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit increased to the highest point in 10 months, driven up by a big rise in imports of oil and Chinese-made computers, cellphones and clothing. The deficit rose to... Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:18:04 -0500 Breaking up the bundle? Dish relegates ESPN to an add-on http://www.semissourian.com/story/2328294.html NEW YORK -- Dish Network is offering a new "skinny" bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn't include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don't care about sports a way to save... Sun, 07 Aug 2016 21:17:48 -0500 Peope on the move 8/1/2016 http://www.semissourian.com/story/2326354.html Richard E. "Dick" Elefson recently joined SOTO Property Solutions as a licensed Realtor. Elefson has well over two decades of experience in the real- estate business. He recently moved to Jackson... Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:48:40 -0500 Cheaper oil sends Exxon, Chevron to worst quarter in years http://www.semissourian.com/story/2326355.html DALLAS -- Cheaper oil is leading to the lowest summer gasoline prices in years, and it is causing heartburn for oil companies and their shareholders. On Friday, Exxon Mobil Corp. reported its... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 21:58:10 -0500 Economy expected to pick up after weak growth in spring http://www.semissourian.com/story/2326356.html WASHINGTON -- A surprisingly lackluster economy last quarter served as a reminder of how choppy the pace of growth has been since the recession ended seven years ago. Businesses pared their... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 21:57:32 -0500 SABMiller to recommend AB InBev's improved offer http://www.semissourian.com/story/2326357.html LONDON -- The board of brewer SABMiller on Friday said it intends to recommend shareholders accept Anheuser-Busch InBev's revised $104 billion takeover offer, clearing the way for a shareholder vote... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 21:57:04 -0500 U.S. to speed oil, gas permits amid sharp drop in applications http://www.semissourian.com/story/2326358.html BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands to reduce delays, as applications are projected to be down 40... 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