Agency searches for vendor to run Rend Lake Resort

An upcoming vendor conference for Rend Lake Resorts will take place on Thursday

Aldi in Cape Girardeau reopened after lightning strike

SEMO Food Bank earns Better Business Bureau accreditation

Planning to open fireworks stand in Cape Girardeau County? Get a merchants license first

Tax Assistance Office reopens in Cape Girardeau

Chicago investment firm takes majority stake in Whataburger

  BBB warns against timeshare exit business scams

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Five Below to open in Kentucky Oaks Mall

  Wine businesses feel effects of flooding, heavy rains

  Kennett losing employer, Parker-Hannifin to stop operations

  Ruby Tuesday, O’Charley’s to close in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

New hotel coming to Jackson, Mo.

  Local businesses expect rush during Air Fest weekend

  Two Murpyhsboro businessmen team up as local hemp farmers

This old wartime crop is now considered new again to the people of Illinois.

  US-China trade war impacts Heartland farmers

It's retaliation for the Trump administration raising tariffs on Chinese goods after trade talks fell through on Friday.

  Census 2020 is just a year away!

We're less than one year away from the 2020 census.

Something’s popping up in farmer’s fields and it’s not crops

Several counties in Northeast Arkansas are getting reports of armyworm in pastures and hayfields.

  Ray’s Plaza Banquet Center to be demolished

  Chamber: New factory bringing jobs to Poplar Bluff

MO Sec. of State highlights ‘Small Business Week’

  Bargain Hunt to open location in Cape Girardeau

Orscheln Farm & Home to double in size in Poplar Bluff, MO

  Locally sourced restaurant turns invasive species into new sandwich

  Inside look at MO medical marijuana site

If approved, a group plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site.

  New coffee house to host meeting for employees with special needs

A new coffee house in Ste. Genevieve is aimed to employ primarily special needs individuals when it opens later this year.

  Harrah’s employees help out around Metropolis during flooding

While Harrah's is underwater, employees are using their time off to do some good in Metropolis.

Heinz debuts two new hybrid sauces

Condiments to satisfy saucy fans.

  J.C. Penney store in Sikeston, MO to close this summer

The J.C. Penney in Sikeston, MO officially shuts down this summer. It’s one of 18 retail locations the company closing in 2019.

  JCPenney in Sikeston, MO to close in July

The JCPenney in Sikeston, Missouri will close in July.

  Black Business Expo held at SIU

The event was held to encourage and bring together entrepreneurs.

  Pag’s, Hangar, and Fat Patties for sale on ‘The Strip’

Staple businesses in Carbondale are going to the highest bidder.

Codefi and the Marquette Tech District Foundation earns recognition

The two recipients were selected from more than 130 communities in 40 states who applied to participate in the program.

Missouri utility program to build more electric car chargers

A Missouri utility is planning to spend more than $4 million over five years to offer incentives to groups looking to build more charging stations for electric cars

  Ameren Missouri plans for largest infrastructure upgrade in company’s history

Ameren Missouri plans the largest upgrade and modernization in their history.

AGs want stronger ID theft protections by banks, credit card companies

That group of 31 includes Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois.

Unexpected deaths of livestock reported in areas impacted by Hurricane Michael

Farmers are still monitoring the impact of Hurricane Michael on their livestock. There have been reports of unexpected animal deaths in areas impacted by the storm - including southeast Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Survey: Chick-fil-A has best customer service in U.S.

In addition to their famous lemonade, Chick-fil-A has also garnered a reputation for its customer service.

Walmart wants to hire 900 truckers and pay them nearly $90,000 a year

The 8,000 truckers who work for Walmart are getting a raise, as the retailing heavyweight looks to hire hundreds more amid an ongoing shortage of drivers.

Peanut crops down in Northeast Arkansas

Leading peanut growers include Craighead, Mississippi, Lawrence, and Randolph Counties.

  Gray Chairman, CEO Hilton H. Howell Jr. rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange

Gray Television now owns and operates television stations and digital properties in 91 markets across the U.S., including nearly 150 affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC networks.

  Transportation, delivery service carGO expands to Marion, IL

Company officials said in February of 2019 Marion residents will have access to the company’s transportation and delivery services.

  Proposed Cape Girardeau Independence Street improvement survey released

Seventeen responses were received in-person at the open house/public meeting, and 183 online responses were received.

AR drivers among the most aggressive during the holiday season

While some in the U.S. are saying “Merry Christmas,” a new study finds Arkansas drivers are more “Bah, Humbug!”

  Community reacts to possible workforce changes at Dexter, MO plant

Community members are reacting to possible workforce changes at a plant in Dexter, Missouri.

Be aware: Postcard scam popping up in time for the holidays

It started out as a routine trip to the mailbox for Ross Jacobs, but ended in an activism on behalf of himself and his neighbors.

  Collaborative work space opens in Cape Girardeau

New, collaborative work environment opens in Cape Girardeau.

Kentucky women chosen to show goods at pre-Emmys gift suite

This year the creations of two Kentucky women were enticing the celebrities ahead of the 70th annual Emmy Awards.

Pepsi MidAmerica plant expanding in Marion, IL

Details on the company’s ongoing expansion plans will be revealed by State Sen. Fowler and Pepsi MidAmerica representatives around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. (Source: Pixabay/stock image)

State Farm reaches preliminary deal in conspiracy lawsuit

Insurance giant State Farm reaches a $250 million preliminary settlement of a federal class-action lawsuit claiming the company funneled money to the campaign of a candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court

Caffeine hit for Coca-Cola as it buys Costa coffee chain

Coca-Cola is hoping to give itself another caffeine-fueled boost by buying the Costa coffee brand for $5.1 billion

Wickliffe, KY paper mill reopening will bring 500 new jobs

After company executives jotted their signatures on a purchase agreement, Governor Matt Bevin announced today that Chinese-owned paper products manufacturer, Global Win Wickliffe LLC, is reopening the shuttered paper mill.

Closed paper mill set to reopen in Wickliffe, KY

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is set to announce the reopening of the Verso Paper Mill in Wickliffe today at Noon.

  Missouri farmers defend chemical in common insecticide that could be banned

Federal judges have ordered the EPA to ban a dangerous, popular insecticide, but farmers in Southeast Missouri who use the chemical are coming to its defense.

New tick species seen close to Heartland, could hurt cattle farmers

A new species of tick is spreading in the U.S. and has now been found in seven states, including a part of Arkansas. The long-horned tick is an arthropod native to Asia, but if the bug spreads to other parts of the Heartland it could cause trouble for cattle farmers.

Future successors of business eLaunch

Future business leaders are emerging right now in Southern Illinois.

Rain didn't dampen Fisher Delta Research Center field day

A few storms didn't stop the Fisher Delta Research Center field day from being a success.

MSU student elected president of National Youth Leadership Organization

Murray State University student Ella Fourqurean has been elected president of the Junior Board of Team Purebred, a national organization with more than 3,000 members that hosts competitions, educational events and leadership events for youth interests in one of five breeds of swine.

All-day breakfast could be saving McDonald's

In October 2015, McDonald's began rolling out a new business decision to serve their breakfast menu all day.

University of Phoenix continues losing students

Enrollment at America's largest for profit university was about 460,000 students fives year ago. Now it's 213,000.

21-year-old injured in I-24 SUV wreck

On Sunday, Sheriff’ deputies were dispatched to the eastbound lanes of I-24 at approximately the 14 mile marker for an injury collision.

Heartland Farmers - Holman Family

They've been in the same place for 150 years and the Holman family says they don't plan on changing that anytime soon.

Heartland Farmer - Keonig family

Three generations, four brothers, one dad and one grandpa make up a large part of the labor for Keonig family. The other part comes from the boss inside home, mom.

Sikeston woman denies allegations she stole from employer

Police in Miner have arrested a Sikeston woman charged with stealing from her employer.

GM terminating about 1,100 dealer franchises

General Motors is telling about 1,100 dealers their franchises will be terminated late next year.

Shawn Hornbeck Speaks About his Time in Captivity

Shawn Hornbeck says there were times during captivity when he thought he'd be better off dead.

Protect Your Plants from Monday Night Freeze

Freezing temperatures Monday night have many gardeners, farmers, and those in the landscaping business concerned.  The Heartland Gardener Paul Schnare says this freeze probably won't be as damaging as the big freeze last year, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

Mother Nature Causes Trouble in the Fields

First it was the input cost, then a killer frost, and now the rain.  Bottom line, Heartland farmers are having a tough year.

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