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Looking for Employees in Outside Traditional Labor Pools As the competition for workers remains fierce, employers are looking outside traditional labor pools. In the Cape/Jackson metro area, there are more open positions than available workers. We are urging employers to look at various non-traditional sources for help. A couple of these methods are gaining support…

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Annual Dinner Awards – Past Recipients Ambassador of the Year – Past Recipients The Ambassador of the Year Award is bestowed upon a Chamber Ambassador who has excelled in membership recruitment and retention efforts, and has gone above and beyond by volunteering at Chamber functions. 2019 Greg Vaughn 2018 Brandy McIntire 2017 Brandy McIntire 2016…

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It’s Fair Week! This is certainly one of the largest regional events in the area drawing tens of thousands over an eight-day period. Yes, it’s fair week in Cape Girardeau. After last year’s event was cancelled, this marks the 166 Annual SEMO District Fair. The United States was an agricultural nation in its infancy and…

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Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET Strategic Plan Survey The newly reorganized and expanded Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET organization is creating an economic development strategic plan for the County and organization. The strategy will create a unified vision for economic development for the area and will assist MAGNET in defining and optimizing its economic development efforts as it transitions…

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McMillian Earns Professional Certification Andrea McMillian, project assistant for Robinson Construction, has completed all requirements for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential. The CAPM certification demonstrates understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management. PMI professional certification is a mark of excellence in any location…

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United Way of Southeast Missouri Community Conversations On November 9th, United Way of Southeast Missouri is inviting Cape Girardeau citizens to participate in ”Community Conversations.” Through this event, UWSEMO hopes to identify local unmet human service needs and possible interventions to meet those needs. Community Conversations encompass the community’s perspective and identify areas within that…

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Codefi and Vizient co-host first annual Give Back Hack! Give Back Hack is an all new, annual program co-hosted by Codefi and Vizient to give tech professionals across the region a chance to give back to the community. The program invites local designers and developers to volunteer their time and talent to create and support…

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Go Orange for Hunger Awareness on Sept. 17 September is Hunger Action Month, and Southeast Missouri Food Bank is encouraging businesses to ask employees to Go Orange for Hunger Awareness on Sept. 17, which is Hunger Action Day. Wear orange and post photos on social media with #semofoodbank and #hungeractionmonth for a chance to win…

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CTC’s Workforce Wednesday is Back! We know that finding that next NEW HIRE is more challenging than ever! Have you ever considered the incredible talent that’s currently training at CTC?! Come out for WORKFORCE WEDNESDAY and spend the day connecting with our students & instructors where you just might find your next employee! The process…

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Junior Achievement seeking Volunteers to submit 3-5 minute videos for Virtual Career Fair library Junior Achievement (JA) is seeking volunteers from all career paths to submit 3-5 minute videos to add to our library for our Virtual Career Fair for middle and high school students. If you are interested, please contact Becki Arends will for…

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