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Meet Beth!

By growthzone | January 11, 2021

The Cape Chamber is excited to introduce to you our newest employee, Beth Salyer! Beth has joined the Chamber team as our Administrative Coordinator. Responsible for keeping the Cape Chamber’s ecosystem humming, Beth will be the first face you see when walking into our office, the first voice you hear when calling our number, and…

Missouri Minimum Wage Increases to $10.30 per hour on January 1

By growthzone | January 4, 2021

2021 is a new year and with it comes a new set of laws, rules, and guidelines. Are you prepared? The Minimum Wage Rate in Missouri for private employers changed effective January 1, 2021. The Governor’s office announced the new rate is $10.30 per hour. All private businesses are required to pay at least the…

5 things you should know about your Chamber membership in 2021

By growthzone | January 4, 2021

Chamber members have access to networking events, professional development programs, committee involvement and more, but did you know about these 5 benefits of Chamber membership?

Top Predictions for 2021

By growthzone | December 28, 2020

Near the end of each year, I do research to determine what experts believe will be the top trends in business for the coming year. It is interesting how most agree with several leading concepts. Let’s take a look at a few.

What We Did This Year

By growthzone | December 28, 2020

Whether you experienced successes beyond your wildest dreams or became a stronger person for the hardships you endured, reflecting on what you took from 2020 is one of the best ways you can prepare to make 2021 even better.

Quality of Life in 2021

By growthzone | December 21, 2020

I have a feeling this important component of a vibrant community is only going to be more highly regarded in 2021 and beyond. Quality of life is a much used phrase in the marketing materials of just about every area. But exactly what is quality of life and how do you measure it? And, following…

Plan a Holiday Party Your Team Actually Appreciates

By growthzone | December 17, 2020

2020 has been a year full of twists, turns, changes and collaborations (You obviously know this). Most likely, your organization has had more change in direction this year then ever before. Your office holiday party will be the same deal. But, how do you plan on office party in a national pandemic? I do not…

Minimum Wage Rate Set for Private Employers for 2021

By growthzone | December 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:     Jefferson City – The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announces the state minimum wage rate for 2021 has been established, according to state law, at $10.30 per hour, effective January 1, 2021. Pursuant to Proposition B, which was approved by Missouri…

Some Interesting Numbers and Some Positive Results

By growthzone | December 14, 2020

Some Interesting Numbers and Some Positive Results No doubt 2020 has been a very challenging year. Let’s look at some interesting numbers and a few positive results. First, some numbers. The Cape Chamber has distributed more than 21,000 masks to local businesses at no cost to them in an effort to protect their employees, the…

15 Cape Girardeau Zoom Backgrounds

By growthzone | December 14, 2020

According to Psychiatric Times, “Zoom fatigue” describes the tiredness, worry, or burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms of communication. Like other experiences associated with the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom fatigue is widely prevalent, intense, and completely new. To help combat Zoom fatigue, spice your next Zoom call up with a new virtual background of our beautiful river…