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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…

MOBUCK$ Program Reopens January 2nd

By rgilligan_robgilligan | December 4, 2023

Last week at the Cape Chamber First Friday Coffee Missouri State Treasure Vivek Malek shared information on several programs and resources that his office provides to citizens of Missouri. One program of note for Businesses, Farmers and Communities is the MO BUCK$ program Originally created in the mid 1980’s the Missouri State Treasurer’s liked deposit…

United We Work program starts up in Cape Girardeau and Jackson

By rgilligan_robgilligan | November 22, 2023

In January of 2018 the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report entitled Getting to Work on Time – Public Transit and Job Access in Northeast Pennsylvania. While the study was focused on that region, the findings are consistent across the country, even here in Southeast Missouri. A new initiative announced by the United…

2023 SEMO-NASV Holiday Wish Lists

By Chamber Member | November 21, 2023

It’s that time of year again when SEMO-NASV is asking all our wonderful donors and supporters to help us spread some holiday cheer to some of our survivor families! This year we have 6 families we are hoping to sponsor. We’ve made it easy for you by creating Amazon Holiday Lists (you can click on…

Governor Parson’s Focus on Bridge Celebration

By Chamber Member | November 21, 2023

On Tuesday, November 28th, from 12:00-12:45 PM, Governor Parson will be in Cape Girardeau County for a stop on his “Focus on Bridges” celebration tour. In 2019, at the behest of the Governor, the legislature provided $350 million to repair or replace 250 of Missouri’s ailing bridges. At this point, all 250 are either complete,…

Jackson Solar, LLC Awarded BBB Torch Award for Ethics

By Chamber Member | November 21, 2023

Jackson Solar LLC is a 2023 Better Business Bureau (BBB) TORCH Award winner for BBB Serving Eastern & Southwest Missouri & Southern Illinois. The TORCH Awards recognize organizations that exemplify high ethics in their treatment of customers, employees and suppliers. Three Cape Girardeau-region businesses are being recognized in 2023. “These organizations have proven themselves to…

ALZ in to #ENDALZ – 12/12

By Chamber Member | November 21, 2023

The Alzheimer’s Association invites community leaders to connect with the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee in Southeast Missouri. Together the committee elevates awareness of the disease, coordiantes community education seminars, cultivates strong relationships with partners who share the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease and more. Join us on December 12th to learn…

Papa Johns Services ALL of Cape Girardeau

By Chamber Member | November 21, 2023

We are proud to offer carryout, delivery, and now catering options from our local store on Sprigg Street, and we deliver to all of Cape Girardeau! Whether you are looking for dinner for your family, or to feed a crowd at your next event, we would love to take care of you. Lunches, showers, weddings,…

Making a local Impact with Holiday Shopping

By rgilligan_robgilligan | November 20, 2023

It’s hard to believe it, but this week is Thanksgiving, and that means the kick-off to the Holiday Shopping season. Recent data reported by pwc.com shares some interesting insights into shopping trends this year. In a recent posting entitled Holiday Outlook 2023, survey research indicated some positive news for the upcoming holiday season for retail activity.…

Lutesville Solar Project

By rgilligan_robgilligan | November 13, 2023

Last week representatives with NextEra Energy were in the area to continue work on their planned Lutesville Solar Project. The 200-megawatt utility-scale solar powered-electric generation facility that represents an investment of more than $297 million. While the project is still in its final stages of planning and approvals, once started the benefits the investment will…