I want to open today's column with one more reminder about the Chamber's upcoming Business Expo/Career Fair. It is our 10th annual and will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17, at the Sikeston High School Field House.
The Expo/Fair is free and the general public is welcome. If you are looking for a job or a change in career come by and visit with our vendors about job opportunities in the Sikeston/Miner areas.
To date we have the following businesses attending: Missouri Department of Transportation, Bootheel Healthy Start, Three Rivers Community College, Sikeston Area Higher Education Center, Manpower, Metro Business College, Missouri Delta Medical Center, Burch Foods, Sikeston Department of Public Safety, SEMO Health Network, Shawnee Community College, Communications On The Go, West Ridge Place, Robert Morris College, B98, Pepsi, U.S. Bank, Workforce Investment Board, Sikeston Public Schools, U.S. Navy, Healthfacilities Rehab, Carnell Collision, Mission Missouri, KSIM, YMCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, U.S. Army, Noranda Aluminum, U.S. Marines, National Guard and Montgomery National Bank.
These are some of the businesses showing their products and services and talking to individuals about career opportunities. As the Expo nears there will be more businesses added to the list. There will be a concession stand operated by the Sikeston Senior High Student Chamber of Commerce and lots of door prizes given away.
The SACC staff and volunteers are also busy with plans for our 55th Annual Awards Banquet to be held on Thursday, April 7, at the Sikeston High School Field House. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dining music provided by the Sikeston High School Orchestra Ensemble. The awards presentation will begin after dinner with the festivities concluding around 8:30 p.m.
Award nomination forms have gone out in our February newsletter with an application deadline of March 1. If you need a nomination form contact the Chamber office at 471-2498. It promises to be an evening of good food and fun. Mark you calendars now.
Finally, I would like to welcome our newest SACC members that have joined us in the month of January: Movie Gallery, Direct Advertising Consultants, Sikeston Concrete Products Inc. and Kids Directory of Southeast Missouri. I hope you will support our local economy.
If you would like any information on our member businesses or the special events mentioned in this article go to our Website at www.sikeston.net or call 573-471-2498.