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Every Monday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Taylor Mazdra provides information on what's happening in the area of regional development in Southeast Missouri. Taylor is the Marketing and Communications Specialist with the Cape Chamber.

Latest Episodes
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4 million Americans quit their jobs in July 2021. Resignations peaked in April and have remained abnormally high for the last several months, with a record-breaking 10.9 million open jobs at the end of July.
  • Compensation is typically among the first things potential employees consider when looking for employment. When it comes to employee compensation, most business owners are busy asking: "What do I have to pay?" A better question might be: "What do I want my compensation package to say?"
  • Sticking on a nametag and making small talk about the weather can be, well let’s face it, a little cringe-worthy. But, here’s the thing, it does not have to be like this!
  • Job shadowing has become so valuable to both hiring and retaining talent that in 2019, it was named the "gold standard solution" in small business hiring trends by Monster.com.
  • The end of the year is a time for reflection and getting ready for fresh starts. If you’ve ever thought about giving back around this time but weren’t sure where to begin, Giving Tuesday is an excellent opportunity to do so.
  • This week, as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I’d like to take this opportunity to offer up gratitude to an area leader.
  • U.S. inflation reached a 6.2% annual rate in October, a three-decade high, and several experts are saying things will get worse before they get better.