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Have a S.M.A.R.T. New Year

By rgilligan_robgilligan | January 1, 2024

It’s the official start of a New Year as we step in to 2024 and many businesses are setting plans for 2024 into motion. One way to help ensure a good year is to be S.M.A.R.T. in your goal-setting process. First introduced in an article by George T. Doran in the November 1981 issue of…

Christmas Holiday

By rgilligan_robgilligan | December 25, 2023

It’s December 25th and I want to start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! While most business activity is taking the holiday, there is still a segment of our business and public works that are spending their days working and today we want to recognize their efforts. While it seems like everyone is closed for…

Year End Business Review

By rgilligan_robgilligan | December 18, 2023

The start of 2024 is only two weeks away, and a new year means new opportunities for business. Before we start focusing on future goals, now is a great time to reflect on 2023 and do a quick business or organizational review. While a year-end review can be very detailed and focused on getting into…

Graduation and Keeping Alumni Local

By rgilligan_robgilligan | December 11, 2023

This Saturday, December 16, 2023, Southeast Missouri State will hold it’s fall commencement with more than 850 students expected to complete their degrees and move into the workforce. We have talked many times about the impact that students have on the local and regional economy but today we will focus on the students as they…

Spectacular Scandinavia

By Chamber Member | December 4, 2023

Watch a Nordic postcard unfold before your eyes and discover the lands where Vikings reigned. Join a local expert for an intimate tour of Stockholm, Sweden’s idyllic capital city. Experience Norway’s breathtaking fjord region, taking a cruise on Geirangerfjord. An incredible journey to a land of unparalleled beauty awaits you in Scandinavia, where history and…

Risk Management Firm Ranks MRV Banks No. 3 in Nation Among Community Banks

By Chamber Member | December 4, 2023

Cape Girardeau, MO (November 30, 2023) CB Resource, Inc., a risk management firm, has ranked MRV Banks third on its CB Top Ten™ list of community banks with assets between $500 million and $1 billion. The firm identifies the top ten percent of community banks throughout the nation and provides industry insights to promote and…

The Grinch Comes to Uptown Jackson

By Chamber Member | December 4, 2023

The Grinch is making his way to Uptown Jackson Dec 16. from 11-3. Free photos with The Grinch for all ages, face painting by Chrissie Paints, Storytime with The Grinch at 1p & more.

Christmas Markets Travel Presentation

By Chamber Member | December 4, 2023

Have you ever wanted to experience the Magical Christmas Markets in Austria and Germany? We have the trip for you! Join us to learn more about this spectacular trip on December 4, 2023 @ 6PM at 265 Notre Dame Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. To RSVP call/text 573-651-0088 or email shari@gofirstclasstravel.com

10 AI Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Strategy

By Chamber Member | December 4, 2023

With millions of users actively participating in various social platforms, managing social media can quickly become overwhelming without the right tools. This is where the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) steps in, revolutionizing the way businesses approach social media management. In this blog, we will delve into the world of AI and explore ten cutting-edge…

Navigating Google Ads: Maximizing ROI for Southeast Missouri Businesses

By Chamber Member | December 4, 2023

Online advertising plays a critical role in reaching target audiences and driving business growth. Google Ads, formerly Google AdWords, is one of the most powerful and widely used platforms for businesses looking to expand their online presence. However, with competition increasing and customer behaviors evolving, it’s essential for Southeast Missouri businesses to understand how to…