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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month – SEMO-NASV

By Chamber Member | March 23, 2023

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month SEMO-NASV will be raising awareness with several events throughout the month of April! • April – Pinwheel Garden at Cape Girardeau Police Department and Jackson Police Department • April – Spirit Pump Program with Acee’s at 7950 State Highway K • April 1st…

Nominate a B Magazine Difference Maker

By Chamber Member | March 23, 2023

Each year, individuals in our community do extraordinary things to make our lives better. These are educators, small business owners, service providers, and other difference-makers who put others’ needs in front of their own. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond in any sector this year, nominate them today as a B…

Next Project Community Reception

By Chamber Member | March 23, 2023

They’re making a difference in the classroom, online, and in their neighborhoods. Meet the 2023 Next Project recipients at a celebratory reception on April 20 at Scout Hall beginning at 5:30 pm. The event is open to the public. RSVP at See all of the recipients at

Missouri Solar Eclipse Expo

By Chamber Member | March 23, 2023

On Saturday, July 22nd, an all-day Missouri Solar Eclipse Expo will be held at the 30,000+ square foot Show Me Center located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. Exhibits, educational stations, two theaters of expert speakers, solar viewing (weather permitting), and door prizes are planned. Doors open at 10:00…

Midamerica Hotels Building a TRU by Hilton in Cape Girardeau

By Chamber Member | March 21, 2023

Cape Girardeau based Midamerica Hotels Corporation announced plans today to build a new hotel in Cape Girardeau.  Midamerica has entered into an agreement with Hilton Corporation for a 92-room TRU by Hilton.  Starting in 2016, the TRU concept provides a hotel experience that is vibrant, affordable and young at heart.  The hotel will be located…

Daylight Savings

By rgilligan_robgilligan | March 13, 2023

Sunday morning at two am we officially moved to “Daylight Savings” as clocks were moved forward one hour. This annual event that first started in Germany in 1916 and began in the U.S. on March 19, 1918 often leads to groggy mornings, tired employees and according to research done at the University of Colorado –…

Eagle Ridge Christian School 5K Corporate Sponsorship

By Chamber Member | March 8, 2023

Eagle Ridge is preparing for their annual 5K Walk/Run on April 1, 2023 and they are looking for Corporate Sponsors that would be interested in partnering with them this year! In addition to raising money for the school, they always choose two local organizations that they can donate a portion of our proceeds to. This…

NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Show

By Chamber Member | March 8, 2023

Join the Redhawks at the Show Me Center for a Watch Party of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Show on Sunday, March 12 at 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4 p.m., the men’s basketball team will be introduced at approximately 4:40, and the show begins at 5…

United Way to Host Volunteer Month Events

By Chamber Member | March 6, 2023

Are you looking for a way to give back? Do you want to learn more about our community and how you can help? Then join United Way of Southeast Missouri throughout the month of April for one or more of our great National Volunteer Month activities. We have several opportunities for you to learn more…

SB 94 Aims to Increase Film, TV, and Touring Events in Missouri

By rgilligan_robgilligan | March 6, 2023

Missouri Senate Bill 94 known as the “Show MO Act” and the “Entertainment Industry Jobs Act” received first chamber support last Monday when it was approved by the Missouri Senate on a 20-12 vote. The goal of the legislation to provide incentives for Television, Film and Traveling Entertainment projects in Missouri that some say will…