- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Chantelle Becking strives to make a difference through her family and community (11/10/17)
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Jackson elementary students try to help others with 'kindness boxes' (11/6/17)1
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Search reveals body in lake near Poplar Bluff; foul play suspected (11/12/17)
USPS provides valuable service
The U.S. Postal Service plays an important role in keeping Americans connected. The Postal Service provides a critical link for American commerce, and in particular, for small businesses that use it to connect with customers.
As a small-business owner, I'm concerned about changes being considered in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reduce postal services I rely upon to run my business.
The USPS is vital to small businesses. It provides us with affordable billing, shipping and advertising options. In my business every penny counts! USPS is also consistent and reliable -- qualities small businesses rely on as we compete with larger companies.
The cuts being discussed in Congress, dropping Saturday service and slowing delivery by a day or more, would make it harder for me to run my business. Delaying the timely delivery of essential business communications to my customers and vendors could harm relationships I've spent years developing. Dropping a day of service would force me to turn to expensive private delivery services on Saturdays, eating away at my bottom line.
Congress should not pass legislation that cuts service to Main Street America. It makes no sense to add new obstacles for small businesses working hard to make ends meet in a tough economy.
KELLI SEABAUGH, Cape Girardeau