Downtown women's boutique to open in April

Monday, February 13, 2012

Two Ravens Boutique, a women's store, will open at 407 Broadway at the end of April in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Owner Bridgett Kielhofner described the store's mission as introducing the concept of stylish giving to customers. The business will offer trendy women's fashion clothing, unique accessories and home decor. Two Ravens will donate at least 10 percent of all profits to support local and global not-for-profit organizations, helping its customers give back with every purchase.

"By channeling the customer's love of fashion, we promise the ultimate boutique shopping experience allowing the customer to be at the heart of the activity," Kielhofner said.

Old Town Cape executive director Marla Mills said she hopes Two Ravens Boutique will be a catalyst in helping attract similar business to Broadway. "This type of destination retail business is exactly what is needed in downtown," she said.

* Isle of Capri recently posted job openings for its new Cape Girardeau casino on its corporate website. Positions listed at this time include compliance and regulatory officer, director of operations, director of finance and several other director positions. To view the job postings, visit www.islecorp.com/careers-jobs.aspx.

* The United Way of Southeast Missouri's FamilyWize prescription drug card has saved the people living and working in Cape Girardeau County more than $158,788 on everyday prescription costs since the program began in 2007. The free FamilyWize card lowers the cost of medicine by an average of 35 percent or more for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their plan. The card also can be used by people with health benefits, including Medicaid or Medicare. It works just like a coupon at 22 participating pharmacies in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. FamilyWize cards are available at the United Way office, participating pharmacies, or may be printed online at www.unitedwayofsemo.org/Health.aspx.

* Southeast Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's 2011 NCDR ACTION Registry GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for exceptional cardiovascular care. Southeast is one of 167 hospitals nationwide to earn the award. The award recognizes Southeast's care for heart attack patients as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. To receive the award, Southeast Hospital consistently followed treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 85 percent for specific performance measures.

* El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant has opened at 97 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau.

* Vision Source Advance has opened at 33501 State Highway 25 in Advance, Mo. It is operated by Dr. Jennifer K. Howard and Dr. Kathryn A. Mayberry who also operate Dexter Family Eyecare in Dexter, Mo. For more information visit www.visionsource-dexter.com.

Southeast Missourian business editor Melissa Miller may be contacted at 388-3646 or mmiller@semissourian.com.

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