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Happy Mother’s Day!! May 2012

Thank You 2012 Corporate Sponsors AT&T Advertising Solutions City of Sikeston First Midwest bank First State Bank and Trust Focus Bank Food Giant Supermarkets KBXB, KRHW, & KBHI Manpower International, Inc. Noranda Pullen Brothers SEMO Health Network SEMO Electric Cooperative Sikeston Jaycees Sikeston R-6 Schools Steward Steel US Bank If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please call the SACC office at 573-471-2498. Newsletter Inserts If you would like to put an insert in the newsletter, the cost is $50. Please contact the Chamber office for more information.

Member Spotlight—Missouri Delta Medical Center Jason Schrumpf was born and raised in St. Louis. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Physical Therapy and completed graduate school with a Masters in Business Administration. Jason started with Missouri Delta Medical Center in May of 2006 as Director of Rehabilitation Services and then transitioned into role as Director of Planning and Development in October of 2008. He was then promoted to Vice President of Professional Services in 2009. Jason became the President & CEO of Missouri Delta Medical Center in October 2010. Missouri Delta Medical Center’s growth over the past year has allowed us to expand our workforce to over 750 full time and an additional 100 part-time employees. Missouri Delta recently added the specialty service lines of Orthopaedic and Neurospine Surgery, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine and Pulmonology. We are completely finished with the renovation of Missouri Delta’s Women’s Imaging Center and with the generous contributions of the FoundaJason Schrumpf, PT, MBA Chief Executive Officer tion, have added a state of the art, top rated 3D digital mammogra1008 N Main phy system. This technology will result in fewer call backs with false Sikeston, MO positive and earlier cancer detection. We offer more than 25 differ573-472-7600 ent healthcare services, including cancer and infusion care, geriatric psychiatry, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, general, vascular and GI surgery, nephrology, endocrinology, internal medicine, family practice and pain management. Patient Satisfaction continues to be a highlight for Missouri Delta, scoring in the 95% for patient satisfaction in 2010 according to Press Ganey. The Press Ganey Data Bank consists of over 2400 hospitals and we ranked in the top 5%. Missouri Delta maintained its high mark with a 93% ranking in 2011. We appreciate everyone’s support and hope to be your local, community hospital for many more years to come!

Welcome the Newest Additions to Bootheel Business Do it Best Corp. senior officials recently announced a $30 million dollar reinvestment in Southeast Missouri, with creation and construction of a new Retail Service Center (RSC) in Sikeston. The newly constructed facility will replace its original location in nearby Cape Girardeau. Do it Best Corp. President and CEO Bob Taylor highlighted several important factors in selecting the 103-acre site in the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park for the new facility. Key factors include the proximity of the new location to Cape Girardeau, which provides the co-op with the best opportunity to retain as many of its current RSC team members as possible. Sikeston also offered several land options with room for future expansion; logistical and transportation advantages; and the aggressive and collaborative efforts from local and state officials to make the relocation cost-effective and favorable to Do it Best Corp. member-owners. Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $2.41 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 4,000 memberowned locations in the United States and in 50 foreign countries. Do it Best Corp. announcement follows the addition of FedEx to the Sikeston Business, Education and Technology Park which also broke ground recently for expansion. The 50,000 square foot facility will serve the company for small package distribution and is expected to be in operation by Summer 2012. We applaud and welcome these companies to the local scene and think a reinvestment in Bootheel business is the way to “do it best!” Courtesy of Susan G. Lawrence, Mid-South Economic Development Alliance


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Winner of the SACC Spirit Business Award Buffalo Wild Wings 231 N Main Street Sikeston, MO 63801

Executive Committee President: Darrin Johnson Ultimate Flooring, Inc. Past President: Jon Gilmore SEMO Title Company First Vice President: Elizabeth Lorenz Montgomery Bank Second Vice President: Rebecca Steward Attorney at Law Secretary/Treasurer: Mike McReynolds Mike Rentals At Large: Debbie Glenn Manpower At Large: Scott Nichols Health Facilities Rehab Voting Directors Cheryl Jones, Bootheel Counseling Services Justin Taylor, Edward Jones Investments Kendall Mouser, Delta Growers Association Leslie Hardy, DeWitt Company Mackenzie Scherer, Scherer Shelter Insurance Patrick Douglas, Blanton Law Firm Steve Deere, Steve Deere Insurance Agency Terry Williams, Southern Bank Tim Mitchell, Heartland Wood Products Tracy Cookson, DJ’s Shoes & Things Tyrone Garrett, SEMO Communications Ex-Officio Clyde Hawes, New Madrid Co. Commissioner Doug Friend, Sikeston City Manager Ed Dust, Sikeston Economic Development Jamie Burger, Scott Co. Commissioner Pastor John Neeley, Tanner Street Church of God Judy Buck, SEMO State Sikeston Frank Tatum, Mayor of Miner Marc Leible, Sikeston Jaycees Steve Borgsmiller, Sikeston Public Schools SACC Staff Executive Director: Missy Marshall Administrative Director: Berneatress Hunt Mid-South Economic Development Director: Susan Glasgow Lawrence AgBioworks Biomass Director: Chris Evans

“We strive to be a proud supporter of our community and the people and organizations within it. We pride ourselves in not being "just another chain restaurant" and strongly believe that if we support our community, our communities will in-turn support us! Our goal is to help make our community the best place to live, work, play and dine.” Click here to see past Spirit Winners! Who would you like to recognize for their achievements? Call or email us with your nominations!

Member Mentions Sikeston Recognized for Outstanding Plant Maintenance Plant Awarded for Efficiency and Quality Tetra Pak Materials LP, Sikeston was recognized by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) and received a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Excellence Award for outstanding performance. The awards were presented during JIPM’s annual award ceremony in Kyoto, Japan. The TPM Awards recognize facilities realizing production efficiencies while delivering quality products and services to customers. This year, the entire Tetra Pak organization received 12 TPM awards. Since joining the program in 1989, the company has won 58 total awards. “We are honored to receive this prestigious award from JIPM. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without a team-wide commitment” said Mike Tomaszewski, Sikeston Factory Manager, Tetra Pak Materials LP. “The award demonstrates Tetra Pak’s commitment to continuous improvement. Every employee should be proud that our effort to deliver safe, costeffective and high quality packaging material is now recognized across the globe.”

Welcome New Members Security Finance Corp Amanda Brown 508 S Main Sikeston, MO

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April Chamber Luncheon Winners Helen’s Florist Drawing: Trey Hardy (City of Sikeston) 50/50 Flag Fund Drawing: Judy Buck (Southeast Missouri State University) Membership Spotlight Business Card Drawing: Jason Schrumpf (Missouri Delta Medical Center) Congratulations to this month’s winners!!

June Luncheon Please remember that there is no luncheon this month! The next monthly Chamber Luncheon for will be on Thursday, June 28, 2012, 12:00 noon, at the Clinton Building. Lunch is $10.00/person.

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2012 Chamber Luncheons January 26 February 23 March 15 April 26 **No May Luncheon** June 28 July 26 August 23 September 27 October 25 November 15 December 20

May 2012 Calendar of Events Have any upcoming events???? Be sure to contact the SACC office and let us know!

ADD YOUR EVENT HERE! Want to add your event to the Sikeston.net Calendar of Events??? 4/28/2012 - 5/6/2012 7:30:00 AM Annual Community Clean-Up Campaign The times will be from 7:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The compost site, on Compress Road, will be open for Sikeston residents. No commercial dumping will be allowed. Anyone with questions may call City Hall at 471-2512 or the Street Department at 475-3749. Compress Road Compost Site 5/1/2012 - 5/31/2012 Concordia Lutheran School Open Enrollment Concordia Lutheran School Open Enrollment Anyone interested in Extended Day Every Day Christian Preschool (4/5 yr olds) and Kindergarten is welcome. Concordia Lutheran Church's number is 573-471-5842 or contact Brenda Moore at 573-471-5592. 5/1/2012 - 6/30/2012 Mastering Your Business: a Business Success Series Mastering your Business… A business success series sponsored by The Sikeston Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University. This is designed to address the growth concerns of those Sikeston businesses accepted into the program. The training program is open

to any business in the Sikeston area. Please register. SPECIFIC DATES ARE BEING SCHEDULED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS. Contact: Janey Radford, (573) 651-5956 5/1/2012 - 6/15/2012 Annual Baseball Tag Campaign WHY: To raise needed money for local patient programs, promote public awareness and support national research GOAL: To have Baseball Tags displayed throughout The Association’s service area in Eastern Missouri as well as Central and Southern Illinois HOW: Contact Mary Riggs, 314-432=-7257 or toll-free, 1-888873-8539 to participate 5/3/2012 - 6/30/2012 "Band of Artists", A Unique Cultural Experience Sikeston Depot Museum 5/3/2012 - 5/5/2012 12:00:00 PM Sikeston Habitat for Humanity Noon-6pm 50% off regular retail price! Cash & Check ONLY North West & Compress St

5/5/2012 - 11:00:00 AM Fundraiser for Bob Parker, 8th Congressional District BBQ to benefit Bob Parker. More details to come!! Republican HQ; 804 S. Main, Sikeston 5/5/2012 - 2:00:00 PM Kentucky Derby Party TO BENEFIT YMCA of SOUTHEAST MO 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Open Bar Race Festivities Live Entertainment Ladies Hat Contest Derby Attire Suggested The Bedell Home 1535 North Main Sikeston MO 5/6/2012 - 12:00:00 AM Spring Fling Motor Cycle Show RAIN OR SHINE EVENT Admission $10.00 Bike show entry $20.00 (includes 1 entry & admission) Bikini Contest $500.00 IN PRIZES. Event to take place in Cape Girardeau. Eagles Lodge #3775 321 Spring Ave. Contact: Randy- 417-848-0059 - Email info@springflingmotorcycleshow.com

5/7/2012 - 6:00:00 PM How to Sell to the Government This workshop will help participants 5/4/2012 - 9:00:00 AM Prevention Education Empowers People understand the basics needed to become an Registration fee- $25.00 Registration approved bidder for government deadline- April 13th 2012 Tonya Carruth- procurement contracts, and learn how to Vannasdell at 573-748-2708 find and bid on a wide variety of 2610 E Malone, Miner Baptist Church government procurement opportunities. There is no charge for this training. Registration is required by no later than May 5, 2012. Southeast Regional Campus, Perryville

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May 2012 Calendar of Events...continued Have any upcoming events???? Be sure to contact the SACC office and let us know!

5/8/2012 – 6/12/2012 Operation JumpStart The six week course, called Operation JumpStart (OJS), is a nationallyrecognized, highly- successful training model designed for individuals who are considering starting or expanding a small business. Contact: Susan Sterling (573) 651-2286 Email ssterling@semo.edu 5/8/2012 Health & Resource Fair FREE event to learn about services in your area. FREE lunch, door prizes, blood sugar checks, & blood pressure checks. Interested in a vendor booth? Please call for an application. Contact Gina Matysik @ 573-803-9987 for more information. Elks Lodge 349 Dona Street Sikeston MO

5/12/2012 - 8:00:00 AM 1st Annual Sikeston Mother's Day Run 5k/10k Walk/Run Registration 7:00AM. Race Starts 8:00AM. Event benefits Room For One More, a nonprofit organization providing adoption grants to families in process. This run benefits 2 Sikeston families, specifically. Email for info, corporate sponsorship or registration forms. Sikeston Sports Complex Contact: shawdi@att.net

5/21/2012 - 1:00:00 PM Sikeston Lions Club 15th Annual Golf Tournament Three person scramble - $150 per person. Prizes include a new 2012 vehicle sponsored by Autry Morlan and over $4000 in door prizes and gifts. Foxhaven Golf Club Contact: Brian Self, 471-3347 - Email BrianSelf@selfins.com

5/22/2012 - 2:00:00 PM Social Media Strategies for Small 5/12/2012 - 2:00:00 PM Business Discover ways to incorporate Social The Crawfish Boil The Crawfish Boil is May 12th at Danny's Media into your business’s marketing Place, featuring TWO bands...One from outreach via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Malden and Mid-Life Crisis from Cape blogs, LinkedIn and Pinterest, along with Girardeau. It begins at 2pm in the beer the pros and cons of each. Also, learn why garden at Danny's Place...1102 Linn St. social media is so popular and how you Contact: 471-9984 can and should incorporate it into your marketing communications strategy. There 5/9/2012 - 5/23/2012 is no charge for this training. Registration 4:00:00 PM 5/16/2012 - 9:00:00 AM is required by May 18, 2012. Basic Computer Skills II Annual 4 County Job Fair Wednesday nights at TRCC The Chamber, Missouri Career Center and Contact: 472-5223 Sikeston Career and Technology Center 5/22/2012 - 6:00:00 PM will be hosting the annual job fair at the VNA Hospice Grief Support Group Sikeston Field House from 9-5. Employer 1218 Linn St. 5/10/2012 - 5/12/2012 Booth Space is $40 per spot. Free 7:00:00 PM admission to anyone looking for a job. SHS Presents- Man of La Mancha 5/30/2012 - 7/26/2012 Tickets- $3.00 Sold at door DOOR'S Contact the Chamber for more 8:30:00 AM OPEN AT 6:30 information. Export Training through MO Sikeston Field House Contact: Missy Marshall 471-2498 STEP=UP Program Contact: 471-5442 Barbara Shriver This multi session series, delivered in four phases, will begin by offering an overview 5/19/2012 - 2:00:00 PM 5/11/2012 - 11:00:00 AM 3rd Annual Sikeston Jaycee’s Crawfish of best practices of successful exporters. Phase 1 – May 30 – Overview of the best Lincoln Memorial Park Grand Opening Boil & Music Festival We will be purchasing 1,600 pounds of practices of successful exporters. Phase 2 BBQ Sponsored by: The LCRA Commissioners. crawfish from a supplier in Baton Rouge, – TBD – Incorporates a company site visit Come help in the celebration of the new LA. This year Red Lobster will also have with customized market research. Phase 3 neighborhood park! 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. a station set up to provide some Cajun – July 26 – Informational session on MENU: Hotdogs, Chips, Soda/Water inspired dishes for those who don’t like growing international business, building Lincoln Memorial Park crawfish. In conjunction with the crawfish, an overseas infrastructure, international the Jaycees will be cooking hot dogs and logistics and legal considerations, and hamburgers. From 2 – 6PM, we will have export regulations. Phase 4 – TBD – One5/11/2012 - 5:00:00 PM a child care station with jumping space on-one coaching, information resources Downtown Gallery Walk Sikeston Depot Museum and petting zoo with adult chaperones. We provided, critical analysis and evaluation will also be having a horseshoe of the export plan, and company site visit. tournament for those interested. Fee is $750 for all phases of MO 5/12/2012 - 7:00:00 AM Sponsorship opportunities are also STEP=UP Export Training (up to 2 Farmer's Market Farmer's Market will begin Mother's Day available. attendees per company). Additional Weekend this year. It will start at 7am Rodeo Grounds employees are $100 each. Eligible firms until sell out. Downtown Sikeston, Contact: (573) 380-2817 can apply to MO STEP=UP funding for American Legion Square $50% reimbursement of the fee. Contact: 481-9967 Registration is required on line. Contact: Rick Prugh - Email rprugh@missourienterprise.org

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Southern Hospitality Begins in Sikeston Want to be more involved in your local chamber and community activities? JOIN A COMMITTEE TODAY! COMMITTEES ___ Agri-Business: agriculture issues, Farmers’ Recognition Banquet, works with SHS’s FFA ___ Business/Industry Relations: existing and new industry and business issues ___ Community Betterment: beautification projects, art events, and Spirit Award winners ___ Legislative: local, state, or federal legislation ___ Membership: business recruitment, membership luncheons, mixers, and annual drive ___ Transportation: regional promotion and trade area’s transportation infrastructure SPECIAL COMMITTEES ___ 4 County Job Fair/Business Expo (September) ___ 5K Run (September) ___ Annual Awards Banquet (March) ___ Bootheel’s Best BBQ (April) IF YOU’RE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT US AT chamber@sikeston.net!

SACC is looking for new ways to get members involved. What changes would YOU like to see in our monthly e-newsletter. As you can see, we have started “Member Mentions” where we will recognize awards, promotions and new employees at your businesses. In order to do this, we need YOUR help. Send all suggestions and employee achievements to chamber@sikeston.net. Thanks for your help! Don’t forget to email us at chamber@sikeston.net to automatically receive the SACC e-Newsletter each month!


SACC E-Newsletter - May 2012