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Annual Dinner Awards – Past Recipients Ambassador of the Year – Past Recipients The Ambassador of the Year Award is bestowed upon a Chamber Ambassador who has excelled in membership recruitment and retention efforts, and has gone above and beyond by volunteering at Chamber functions. 2019 Greg Vaughn 2018 Brandy McIntire 2017 Brandy McIntire 2016…

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MODOT Update at First Friday Coffee Cape Girardeau is positioned for economic success in many ways. One of the most prominent features helping our community stand out to new businesses is the abundance of transportation options. First Friday Coffee attendees were joined by District Engineer, Mark Croarkin, and Area Engineer, Brian Okenfuss of MODOT for…

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Visit Cape Update at First Friday Coffee First Friday Coffee, or should I say Second Friday Coffee, was held July 9 at the Century Casino Event Center. In case you missed it, here’s a brief recap… This month’s program featured an update from Visit Cape, Cape Girardeau’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and designated Destination Marketing Organization…

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Women in Business Women have been in the work force for more than 100 years. While 2019 numbers reflected nearly there were 77 million women in the labor force, representing close to half of the total labor force, January 2020 statistics tell us, right before the pandemic, there were more women on payrolls in the…

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Member-to-Member Deals As you know, the Cape Chamber is committed to helping our members lower the cost of doing business. Over the past few years, we have opted into participation in the Chamber Benefits Plan to assist with lower health coverage, offered discounted room rentals and training sessions, and more. We are excited to announce…

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Legislative Update at First Friday Coffee Last Friday, First Friday Coffee goers were joined by several of our Missouri Legislators – Senator Holly Rehder, Representative Barry Hovis, Representative Wayne Wallingford, and Congressman Jason Smith. Though there were roughly 2,200 bills filed in the legislature this session (71 were passed), the presenters focused on four topics…

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Membership Drive Recap Wow! Cape Chamber members, you continue to blow us away! After last week’s Membership Drive, we have so much to be thankful for. Thank you, Ambassadors! We’d like to give a huge shout-out to our amazing team of ambassadors. Including: Pictured from left to right: Adam Wendel, April Creech, Greg Vaughn, Richard…

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About Us We love answering your questions! Here are a few of the most popular and frequent FAQs we get asked: What is the Chamber? The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business and community development organization in the area. We are incorporated as a not-for-profit membership organization and spend 100% of…

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Summer Events in Cape Girardeau According to the U.S. Travel Association, in 2019, domestic and international travelers spent $16.5 billion exploring the State of Missouri. This summer, we will see an influx of visitors to Cape Girardeau as we are the 2021 home to several big events. Mark your calendar!   Riverboat Dockings | Beginning…

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Spring Clean Your Small Business with These 6 Tips Spring cleaning applies to more than the home! As we settle in to the second quarter of the year, it’s time to refresh and clear the clutter to ensure you’re still on track for success. Here are six “spring cleaning” tips to keep your business set…

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