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Jim Drury WayThe Cape Chamber, in conjunction with the City of Cape Girardeau and the Drury family, celebrated the new roadway built in front of the Cape Girardeau SportsPlex, Jim Drury Way. Thank you to all those involved, especially the Drury family, for helping make this new expansion possible. Partnerships like this continue to improve the economic impact of our region.

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Empower Conference

Empowering today’s professionals to handle tomorrow’s challenges!
Register today!

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WHERE: Isle Casino 

Hosted by SHRM of SE Missouri and Cape Area Personnel Association

 

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Getting clear about strategy is the most important challenge business owner’s face. Here’s What You Will Learn:

·       Why you should build and tell stories

·       Selling by teaching

·       Become a platform for others to get what they need

·       Deliver a remarkable marketing experience

Location:

Dexter BBQ

Date:

April 25, 2017

Time:

11:30 a.m. doors open (drinks, food and ice cream available
12 – 1 p.m. program

 

Also, please note: 
The Advertising for a Cause grant is back. Nonprofit organizations are welcome to apply for an award of up to $120,000 of local/regional advertising and strategic creative services. Visit tristateamp.com for more information.

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Old Town Cape’s Tunes at Twilight spring series begins Firday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Tunes at Twilight is a free downtown outdoor concert series held at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo at Lorimer & Broadway in the Old Town Cape, Inc. district.

This year’s spring lineup is:

Friday, May 12

7 p.m.

The Gordon’s

Friday, May 19

7 p.m.

Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole

Friday, May 26

7 p.m.

Maggie Thorn

Friday, June 2

7 p.m.

Gary Nicholson

Friday, June 9

7 p.m.

Moho Trippers: Annie Sellick & Pat Bergeson

Friday, June 16

7 p.m.

Kimberly Dahme


The fall series for Old Town Cape’s Tunes at Twilight will begin Friday, August 11, 2017.  Old Town Cape’s Tunes at Twilight is sponsored by SoutheastHEALTH, Cape Air, Primo Brands, and CarGO.  Financial assistance also comes from The Missouri Arts Council.

For more information and to stay up to date with event changes in the case of bad weather, visit Old Town Cape online at downtowncapegirardeau.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/oldtowncape.

Old Town Cape is a community driven, not-for-profit organization that utilizes the Four-Point Main Street Approach ™ to preserve, promote, revitalize, and enrich the historic, cultural, and economic landscapes of downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Old town is your town – be a part of it! 

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The second annual Peeps for Paws benefits Howie's Harvest pet food bank and the SEMO Food bank. The doggie egg hunt is held at Dogtown dog park and will be expanded to both sides of the park this year. Admission is $5 or 5 human food items per dog. Monies raised will go to purchase good quality pet food for distribution by the Food Bank at their area mobile dispensaries. Sign up forms are available at Busch Pet Products and Deer Creek Doggie Day Camp or online athttps://www.facebook.com/events/1290734841004828/

Location

Dogtown, Cape's dog park, located in Kiwanis Park

Date

April 15, 2017 (in the event of rain, it will be held the following Saturday, April 22)

Time

1-3 p.m.

Contact Name

Stacy Busch-Heisserer

Email

customerservice@buschpetproducts.com

Event Sponsor

Busch Pet Products & the Cape Parks and Recreation Department

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LaunchU Startup Class

LaunchU is a five-week hands-on course that coaches aspiring entrepreneurs and startups through the business planning process to determine business feasibility, including the actual development of a professional, Small Business Administration-approved business plan, pitch and financial forecast. The course consists of instruction from a certified facilitator, small group activities, one-on-one business coaching including access to market research data from the SBTDC, local experts as guest speakers, the LaunchU Startup Handbook, and a three-month license for LivePlan. At the end of the course, participants pitch their businesses to win a startup assistance package including a $500 cash prize from the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and a marketing package valued over $5,000 from Digital Fire. Second place will receive a $500 cash prize. Scholarships to reduce the cost of the course from $175 to $99 and class seats are limited, so advance registration is required. To enroll, visit www.innovationmic.org/launchu, complete the scholarship application and pay online.

Location

Economic and Business Engagement Center at 920 Broadway

Date

4/17-5/15 on Mondays & Wednesdays

Time

5:30-8:30p

Contact Name

Gabrielle Penca

Email

gpenca@semo.edu

Event Sponsor

SEMO Small Business & Technology Development Center


 

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Eat Wings Raise Funds

Visit Buffalo Wild Wings any of the following dates from open-close to support the following organizations:

Organization

Date

About the event

Cape Jaycees

April 26

Fundraiser to help raise money for Cape Jaycees

Alpha Phi

April 24

Fundraiser to help raise money for new sorority

Badge Gives Back

April 23

This is a fundraiser to help a new organization raise money to help our local law enforcement and first responders.

From 3-5 p.m. enjoy:
- Emergency Vehicle (kids fun)
- River Eagle beer tasting (adults fun)
- Brad Berry and DustinSitzes acoustic singing

Boys and Girls Club

April 19

National Boys and Girls Club Community Day. Come in and eat 10% of ALL sales go back to help our local Boys and Girls Club

Trinity Lutheran School

April 17

Fundraiser to help raise money for Trinity School

Cape Public Schools Foundation

April 12

Fundraiser to help raise money to help the foundation out.

East Elementary Jackson

April 10

Fundraiser to raise money for East Elementary Jackson

Scott City School

April 5

Fundraiser to help Scott City Junior Class


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Join GreenVersity for a FREE Educational Solar Seminar. April 18th is the Residential Solar Seminar. April 20th is the Commercial and Agricultural Solar Seminar. FREE to the public, food and drinks provided. Please call to RSVP (573) 891-4080. Both nights will start at 6:30 P.M. Guest Speaker Larry Bradford (President of Southern Solar Systems) will be giving a presentation on the importance and benefits of choosing solar energy.

Location

1430 N. Outer Rd. Dexter MO, 63841

Date

April 18th (residential seminar) April 20th (commercial and Agricultural Seminar)

Time

6:30 pm (both events)

Contact Name

Brittany Meadows

Email

brittanymeadows@greenversityllc.com

Event Sponsor

GreenVersity

 

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Join The Friends of Saint Francis and 1st Class Travel as they head to Peru: The Ancient Land of Mysteries. This 10 day trip-of-a-lifetime leaves February 3rd, 2018 for 10 days. Highlights include: Lima, Culinary Tasting Experiences, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Local Andean Cultures, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Uros Floating Islands, Home-Hosted Lunch, Larco Museum & much more! Fantastic archeological treasures set amidst the soaring Andean peaks – this can only be Peru. Discover Lima’s colonial heritage and see why the “City of Kings” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Andean art forms and the local way of life from ancient times through present day during your stay in the Sacred Valley. Participate in workshops that teach you traditional agricultural methods and learn about local music and dance. Savor an authentic Pachamanca dinner, a unique process where food is placed on hot stones and buried in the ground to cook. Travel to Machu Picchu aboard the famed Vistadome train. Spend a night at the base of this “Lost City of the Incas” in a luxury hotel and enjoy an exclusive culinary demonstration. Immerse yourself in Cuzco, a city that blends Inca and Spanish colonial influences. Meet the indigenous Uros people of the floating islands on Lake Titicaca. Discover the exquisite cuisine of Peru, which has been awarded the top food travel destination in the world four years in a row. To find out more please call us at (573) 651-0088 or email us at vacations@gofirstclasstravel.com

 

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United Way of Southeast Missouri invites everyone in the community to celebrate the success of the 2016 annual Community Drive on Thursday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jackson Civic Center. The event not only celebrates the funds raised to strengthen Southeast Missouri, but also acknowledges the many donors and volunteers who went above and beyond during the 2016 campaign. Kristin Funderburk, Community Relations Manager, said, “Being a staff of three, we are especially dependent on our volunteers, donors, and corporate investors who help strengthen our community in so many ways. Whether they’re giving of their time, talent or treasure we appreciate everything they do for United Way. This is our opportunity to thank them publicly and give them some well-deserved recognition.”

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