Articles Written By CBT Staff

Jessie Yankee, Executive Director, Missouri Women’s Business Center

What’s your background? I graduated from MU with a BSBA and followed with an MBA from William Woods. While I was in school, I worked full-time at the Small Business and Technology Development Center’s state office where I was first introduced to the world of entrepreneurship. After five years there, I recognized a need for […]

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April Deeds of Trust

Deeds of Trust worth more than $548,775   $2,700,000 R2M2 LLC First State Community Bank LT 1 Wyndham Commercial Corner   $1,763,750 Boone Bottom Farm LLC Central Bank of Boone County STR 9-46-13 FF Except   $1,423,750 SKSJ Properties LLC. First Midwest Bank of Poplar Bluff LT 286 PT Columbia   $1,350,000 Westward Home Builders […]

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April Economic Index

Labor   United States Labor force: 159,880,000 Employment: 153,602,000 Unemployment: 6,278,000 Rate: 3.9 percent   Missouri Labor force: 2,985,425 Employment: 2,885,019 Unemployment: 100,406 Rate: 3.4 percent   Boone County Labor force: 94,284 Employment: 91,571 Unemployment: 2,713 Rate: 2.9 percent   Columbia Labor force: 64,355 Employment: 62,573 Unemployment: 1,782 Rate: 2.8 percent   Construction – February 2018 […]

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April: Movers and Shakers

Jennifer May After a national search, Jennifer May has been selected as the chief compliance officer for MU Health. In this role, May is responsible for leading the strategies, operations, monitoring, and reporting of MU Health’s corporate compliance plan. Prior to this job, May served as MU Health’s acting chief compliance officer and director of […]

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Kellie Ann Coats, Executive Director, Missouri Women’s Council

Job description: I promote and connect women business owners across the state to help them grow their business through state and federal partnerships and resources. I also have the honor of leading dedicated citizen volunteers who serve on the Missouri Women’s Council who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Missouri Senate. Years […]

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