Business briefs

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Alpha 3 Medical Equipment

Crystal Gosche, staff member at Alpha 3 Medical Equipment, a medical equipment supply store located in Cape Girardeau, achieved certification as a fitter for mastectomy prosthetics. With Gosche's certification, Alpha 3 is one of the only facilities in the region to have two certified fitters on staff.

Cuba Financial Group

Tyler Cuba was awarded the prestigious Next Gen Advisor award at the First Allied Securities' Circle of Excellence conference in Marco Island, Florida. The award honors one individual who shows exceptional growth and leadership while giving back to the firm and his peers.

Cape Girardeau Public Schools

Proposition Y, a $12 million Cape Girardeau Public Schools bond, passed overwhelmingly with 61.8 percent approval from voters on April 2. The bond will finance a wide range of building projects, including an aquatic center. On March. 21, former Cape Girardeau mayors Harry Rediger and Jay Knudtson announced a commitment of $1.5 million from an anonymous donor to be used as matching funds toward the aquatic facility outlined in Proposition Y.

CENTURY 21 Ashland Realty

Rachel Hawkins of CENTURY 21 Ashland Realty has joined the firm as a full-time sales associate. She will specialize in residential property sales in the Cape Girardeau and Jackson area.

Dutch Enterprises

Dutch Enterprises was named a recipient of the 2019 President's Award from Carrier. The award recognizes outstanding dealers in the heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry who demonstrate the very best in operational excellence, business effectiveness and the delivery of cutting-edge technology to customers.

The Chateau Girardeau

Cape Girardeau-based provider of senior rehabilitation services, The Chateau Girardeau, is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight's 2019 Customer Experience Award. The award honors providers that give exceptional assistance to residents and patients.

Better Business Bureau

Applications for the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) 2019 TORCH Awards are due by 11:59 p.m. June 28. The TORCH Awards recognize companies and charities committed to exceptional standards for ethical business practices and service to their customers, employees, suppliers and communities. To apply, visit

. The BBB's Student of Ethics Scholarship Award application, which awards six $2,500 scholarships, is also open to high school juniors graduating in 2020. Applications are due by May 31. For more information, call (314) 584-6737.

Element 74

Element 74, a digital production company, recently secured contracts with The Domestic Violence Coalitions for the states of Illinois and North Carolina, as well as the Sexual Assault Coalitions for the states of Mississippi and Pennsylvania. The agreements will include the deployment and support of Element 74's Coalition Manager software platform, an enterprise-level software solution that collects mission-critical data and reports on organizational outcomes pertaining to domestic violence and sexual assault services at both the state and national levels. Element 74 is now contracted with 20 state and federal organizations to provide Coalition Manager and ongoing custom development services.

Apex Paving Co./Delta Companies Inc.

Apex Paving Co., a subsidiary of the Delta Companies Inc., won a 2018 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award in January at a ceremony during the National Asphalt Pavement Association's (NAPA) 64th annual meeting in Marco Island, Florida.

Belladona Salon & Spa

Belladona Salon & Spa in Cape Girardeau, owned by Linda Springs and Becky Davidson, was recently named to the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today, a business media for salon and spa owners. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by Salon Today readers. The issue profiled the selected salons in its January/February 2019 edition.

Information summarized from Southeast Missourian business articles and contributions from B Magazine readers. To contribute business briefs for the next issue of B Magazine, email