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Successful businesses create successful communities and we are passionate about both.

One of the benefits of being a member of the Chamber is we work hard to ensure our legislators know what our position is on issues that impact local businesses and our community. The Cape Chamber operates as an independent 501c6 organization. So, although you may hear about the Missouri and U.S. Chambers taking a position on an issue, we may or may not agree with their position. This also means we do not endorse any political party or candidate.

Regional Advocacy

This year, our organization had the privilege of collaborating with nine fellow Chambers and Economic Development Organizations in the formulation of a comprehensive Regional Advocacy priorities document. This document, outlining priority issues pertinent to our region, aimed at garnering legislative attention and support. The document focuses on nine key areas of focus, each representing critical facets of our collective vision for regional advancement and prosperity.

Government & Public Policy Committee

The Cape Chamber's Government & Public Policy Committee observes legislation and makes recommendations to the Chamber Board and local officials as it relates to business. The committee hosts several legislative programs and provides speakers for the membership at First Friday Coffee annually.

The Government & Public Policy Committee meets monthly at the Cape Chamber office on the 3rd Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. If you are interested in joining the committee, contact Rob Gilligan.

Issue for Chamber Consideration

Being an organization with a limited staff, it is difficult for us to keep up-to-date with all of the issues impacting our members. If you know of an issue that could affect business and you think the Chamber should consider taking an official position on the issue, fill out the online form and submit it for consideration. The issue will then be sent to our Government & Public Policy Committee to review. If the issue is not part of our current legislative agenda, a recommendation from the committee will be sent to the board which will vote on whether to support, oppose, or take no action.

Public Policy Positions