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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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8 Workforce Development Initiatives at the Cape Chamber Pre-pandemic, we experienced near historic lows in unemployment. Post-pandemic, we see the nature of work shifting.  One thing we know for sure at the Cape Chamber is how challenging it has been and continues to be for our local employers to find quality candidates to fill open…

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Business Safety Panel Recap First Friday Coffee goers were joined in March by representatives from the Cape Girardeau police and fire departments for a conversation regarding business safety. In case you missed it, here’s a brief recap of what Corporal Richard Couch and Fire Marshall Battalion Chief Greg Hecht shared!   For the full conversation,…

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Cape County Face-Covering Order Rescinded As you may be aware, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Board of Trustees held a special session this morning to discuss the fate of the current face-covering order. In summary, the Board voted unanimously to rescind the face-covering order, effective immediately. Though wearing a face-covering is no longer required…

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It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, support is key. From networking opportunities to cost saving benefits, the Cape Chamber has been supporting local businesses for over 100 years. If you’re a new business wondering if Chamber membership is worth the investment, here are just a few examples of how the Cape Chamber helps with common small business goals…

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