The effects of federal regulations on Missouri businesses were considered at a luncheon held Thursday at the Osage Centre in Cape Girardeau.
The event, co-sponsored by the National Federation of Independent Business and the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, was attended by about two dozen area business people.
“I’m here because I’m concerned about the future of small businesses,” said Greg Heppe, of Carnell’s Collision Repair in Sikeston, Mo. “If more and more of these regulations go through, a lot of small businesses are going to be hurting.”
Others at the luncheon voiced similar fears.
(Source: Southeast Missourian, 9/7/12, “US Chamber of Commerce Counselor Discusses Labor Rules at Cape Luncheon,” by Kieth Lewis)