Dewees joins Chartwells as marketing director
Lydia Dewees has joined Chartwells at Southeast Missouri State University as its marketing director. Dewees will be responsible for marketing research, promotions and special events, communication and public relations as well as other programs.
Dewees is originally from Tampa, Fla., and moved to Cape Girardeau in 1995. She has worked locally in the food service industry for more than six years, including working at Outback Steakhouse and Mollies.
She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in December 2001 with a degree in integrated marketing communications.
Swan joins NFIB's leadership council
The state's largest small-business advocacy group, NFIB/Missouri, announced last week that local small-business leader Kathy Swan will join the organization's leadership council.
NFIB/Missouri's leadership council is made up of 30 small-business owners throughout the state. The members meet four times a year to discuss important issues facing small-business owners and recommend alternatives to solving those issues to the legislature.
"Kathy has certainly proven her commitment to issues affecting small businesses in Missouri," said Brad Jones, NFIB/Missouri's state director. "She will be a great asset to the council."
Swan owns JCS/TEL-LINK in Cape Girardeau and employs 30 people. Swan's father began the wireless communication business in 1959.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation's largest small-business advocacy group. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its 600,000 members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.
McLain certified as senior professional in HR
Kathy McLain, the human resources manager at BioKyowa in Cape Girardeau, recently earned her certification as a senior professional in human resources.
The certification, awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute, signifies that McLain possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field.
McLain has been employed with BioKyowa Inc., since May 1998 as human resources manager.
Local jewelers attend JCK show in Las Vegas
Jayne Ervin, Kendra Kelley and Regan Kelley of Jayson Jewelers from Cape Girardeau recently returned from the JCK Show - Las Vegas 2002, which took place May 31 through June 4 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
While at the show, they previewed the newest jewelry designs and services and attended important business conferences and educational sessions.
The event is the leading event in the United States for the fine jewelry market, brought together by the buying power of 19,753 qualified retail and wholesale jewelry buyers.
-- From staff reports