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Business Briefcase (Published 11/23)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Home services contracted for veterans

SIKESTON -- A Plus Inc. Home Services has been contracted by Veteran's Home Care of Missouri to provide in-home services to veterans and surviving spouses.

A Plus provides in-home personal care, homemaker services respite, advanced personal care and skilled nursing. Vicki Curtis, owner, has 27 years in home nursing experience and has been in business since 1995. A Plus Inc. Home Services can also help veterans with obtaining this assistance.

Regions employee earns treasury designation

ST. LOUIS -- Terry M. Bradley, vice president of treasury management services at Regions Bank, covering Western Kentucky, Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri, Southwest Missouri and Central Missouri, has been granted the highly-regarded designation of Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP).

The designation was announced in a recent news release by Keith Flynn, regional treasury management executive.

By successfully meeting the rigorous certification examination requirements, he has joined a community of over 18,000 finance professionals worldwide who have earned this distinguished certification, according to the news release.

In doing so, Bradley brings the highest level of expertise and distinction in treasury management to Regions Bank, which he has been with for 24 years.

Bank names commercial relationship manager

CAPE GIRARDEAU --Mike Baker has joined Regions Financial Corp. as the new commercial relationship manager for the Southeast Missouri Region, covering 13 branches in the area.

Baker has four years of commercial banking experience and for the past five years has owned and operated his own business. He is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and served in the Presidential Honor Guard in Washington D.C. for Presidents Reagan and Bush. He also served 10 months in Desert Shield and Desert Storm

Baker is a graduate of Arkansas State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He will be located in the Dexter branch and will also service the Poplar Bluff branch.

Manpower marks its 60th anniversary

SIKESTON -- Manpower Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

In 1948, two Milwaukee attorneys recognized an opportunity to provide companies with the flexibility and convenience of temporary workers. The business they launched in a rented storefront soon evolved into a provider of a wide range of employment services. Manpower extended its presence internationally 52 years ago and became a public company in 1967.

Today, Manpower is a $21 billion global enterprise that annual serve 9 million people and 400,000 clients from a network of 4,500 offices in 80 countries and territories.

"While the workplace has changed dramatically over the past 60 years, Manpower has been a stable, reliable organization with a mission of helping individuals find employment and new opportunities while assisting businesses in finding talented workers," said Debbie Glenn, branch manager of Manpower in Sikeston, Poplar Bluff, Kennett and northern Arkansas. "It's exciting to know that we're able to make a long-term difference in people's lives."

Manpower has been in the Sikeston community for 15 years and is an active member of the Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce, of which Glenn was a past board member and president; and also a member of the SEMO HR, Junior Achievement, CAPA, Kennett Chamber and Poplar Bluff Chamber.

The Sikeston office recently moved to a new location at 1214 Linn St. in Sikeston. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Glenn invited all to come out and see the new office's look.

SBA Disaster loans available through May

SIKESTON -- Small, non-farm businesses in 96 Missouri counties may now apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

"These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by excessive moisture and flooding that began on March 1, 2008," said Alfred E. Judd, director of the SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

Area primary counties included are: Scott, New Madrid and Mississippi.

Small businesses and most private, non-profit organizations of any size may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred.

Businesses primarily engaged in farming or ranching are not eligible for SBA disaster assistance. Agricultural enterprises should contact the Farm Services Agency about the U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance.

Information and application forms are available from the SBA's Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, sending e-mail to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or going to the SBA Web site, www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

The deadline to apply is May 5.