Product or service offered: Catholic secondary education
Number of employees: 55
Location: 235 Notre Dame Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO
Describe your business/occupation in exactly five words.: Regional Catholic secondary high school
What is your vision for your business and/or your industry in 2012?
Give us an example or two of an idea that came to fruition in the last couple of years, and how has that helped your consumers or clients?
TB: We have been able to provide a physical growth to our building that has allowed us to provide technology and academic advancement needed by the students to excel at the next level.
What role does your business play in the betterment of the community?
TB: With our growth we have been able to continue the tradition of a "college prep" high school; our student GPA and industry testing is above the local and national levels, providing better citizens for the area.
How has technology changed your business in recent years? Was it difficult to adapt to the changing technology?
TB: Our technology has grown four-fold in the last ten years; we have been able to provide the student and faculty with the technology to meet the curriculum. Having to raise funding for all needs is a continuing challenge in the current economic times.
What are some lessons that you learned at a young age that still apply in your business philosophy today?
TB: "If you don't make dust, you eat dust". It should not be "dog eat dog", but you have to stay on the top of your game to advance the Mission!