Former Mizzou quarterback Alex Demczak is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. He’s co-authored a new book called “The Sale” with Jon Gordon that highlights the importance of trust and integrity, as well as positive leadership. Mr. Demczak joined host Fred Parry in-studio for the hour Saturday morning on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Roundtable”, telling listeners that character is especially important for companies to prioritize in this labor shortage:
A former Columbia mayoral candidate is urging Columbia’s city council to give CPD and the Columbia Fire Department the tools, equipment and manpower they need to keep the city safe.
Randy Minchew spoke from the podium during Tuesday night’s council meeting.
“But the last time I checked, when a Columbia citizen or a member of the public calls 911, the mayor or city council members or any of the anti law-and-order police-hating activists who stand in front of you every week ever take the call, hop in a squad car, jump on a fire truck or in an ambulance and show up for us,” Minchew says.
Minchew tells the council that their silence about public safety is, quote, “deafening.” He’s calling on them to publicly recognize the dangers that CPD officers put themselves in every day.
“We must ask those in power to respond appropriately and not make public statements about city employees before the facts are known about high-profile issues. We cannot have our elected officials publicly degrading or demoralizing the first responders who go out and put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” says Minchew.
He also emphasized integrity, while speaking at the podium.
“We must demand that you uphold the principles of democracy and act with integrity, stand up for all the people you lead. The public’s trust is a precious commodity, and it must not be taken for granted,” Minchew says.
He concluded his presentation by thanking Columbia’s seven council members, including Mayor Barbara Buffaloe, for their time and for their willingness to serve on the council. Buffaloe beat Minchew by about 800 votes in the April 2022 election.
Job seekers across mid-Missouri have an opportunity this afternoon to attend a career four at four area Schnucks stores.
The St. Louis-based grocer is hosting a companywide career fair at each of their 115 stores today. That includes the three Columbia stores and the Jefferson City location on Missouri Boulevard.
Schnucks is offering part-time positions and full-time department manager positions. The job fair is taking place from 1-5 today at each store. While you’re encouraged to bring a resume with you, you should also complete an online application at schnucks.com/careers.
The company says it offers health benefits and the option to be paid after each shift. It emphasizes that its values include friendliness, service and integrity.
Schnucks has had a presence in Columbia since 1970, when it purchased the former Bettendorf-Rapp near Broadway and Providence.