Memo 1/14/08

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tickets for banquet on sale until Friday

Anyone wishing to attend the annual banquet of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Industrial Development Company has until Friday to purchase tickets. The banquet and awards will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Jackson Knights of Columbus Hall. For more information, contact the Jackson Chamber of Commerce at 243-8131.

Counseling sessions for small businesses offered

The Small Business Development Center of Southeast Missouri State University is offering counseling sessions for area small business owners and individuals planning small businesses at various locations throughout the region this week. In the area, Gil Degenhardt will present from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at the Southeast Regional Planning Commission office in Perryville, Mo., and from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, 1267 N. Mount Auburn Road. Anyone interested in an appointment in Perryville should call 573-547-8357; to make an appointment for the Cape Girardeau session, call 335-3312.

Nominations for annual awards due by Friday

Nominations for the Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals annual ADDY awards must be submitted by Friday for consideration for this year's prizes. All work must be published or broadcast between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2007, in the Cape Girardeau-Harrisburg, Ill.-Paducah, Ky., market. Entry fees are $47 per submission for nonmembers of Tri-State AMP, $37 per submission for members and $20 per submission for students. Deliver or mail entries to Southeast Missourian Newspaper, Attn: Mike Tenholder, 301 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63701. The ADDY awards banquet will be held in February at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The local competition will follow the national ADDY rules. For more information, call Tenholder at 334-7100 or e-mail him at mtenholder@semissourian.com.

<B>[--] From staff reports

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