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The Value Veteran’s Can Bring as Employees

By rgilligan_robgilligan | May 30, 2023

With increased competition and demand for finding workforce talent, its never been more important to find great talent to add to your organization. One area of talent that sometimes is overlooked is the opportunity to work with individuals that have recently left military service and are ready to move into the private sector for work…

Show Mo Act & Business Opportunities with Film

By rgilligan_robgilligan | May 22, 2023

It’s not a given that Governor Parsons will sign the bill into law, but the opportunity once again to try using film tax credit incentives to recruit production to this state seems like a great opportunity. Afterall, how much more authentic would the Netflix Series Ozark had been if it had been filmed and created…

Spring Commencement & Workforce

By rgilligan_robgilligan | May 15, 2023

Last weekend was the kickoff for commencement season as some area High Schools and Southeast Missouri State University held their graduation ceremonies. The pomp and circumstance of spring continues over the course of the next two weeks as other area high schools hold their events and prepare to send their students off to their next…

The Friends of Saint Francis to Hold Annual Golf Tournament

By Chamber Member | May 10, 2023

The Friends of Saint Francis Golf Tournament will take place from 6:30 am to 5 pm at the world-class Dalhousie Golf Club on Friday, August 18, 2023. “Chipping Away at Hunger” is the theme for the annual four-person scramble which benefits community efforts to feed hungry children both regionally and locally. Last year’s tournament raised…

Saint Francis Foundation Recognizes Philanthropists

By Chamber Member | May 10, 2023

Saint Francis Foundation recently recognized Dr. Michael Trueblood with a Healing Hands Lifetime Giving Award in recognition of his long-term support and leadership giving. The award was presented at Grace Notes, an annual donor appreciation dinner hosted by the Foundation. “His generosity has helped provide comfort and healing to numerous patients and colleagues over the…

Saint Francis to Offer Camp STAT for Local High School Students

By Chamber Member | May 10, 2023

Saint Francis Healthcare System is once again hosting Camp STAT, a weeklong opportunity offering high school students a “behind the scenes” look into healthcare and hands-on learning experiences. Participants will learn skills and see them applied in real healthcare situations, receive training to help in emergent situations, become certified in basic first aid and CPR,…

Community Transportation Picnic

By Chamber Member | May 10, 2023

5/23/2023 5:30 PM at Capaha Park, Shelter # 1 Join United Way and Cape Transit Authority on May 23rd at the Capaha Park Shelter #1 by the Broadway playground in Cape Girardeau for a Community Transportation Picnic. We will have free hot dogs provided by CTA and exciting updates from United Way’s Community Transportation Coalition!…

Your Cape Girardeau City Facilities!

By Chamber Member | May 10, 2023

Local Government Week is approaching and it is the perfect time to see how public services impact your daily life. We don’t normally have to think about where our clean water comes from, and where it goes after we are done with it. If you are curious, the City of Cape Girardeau is now offering…

The Value of a Growing Regional Airport

By rgilligan_robgilligan | May 8, 2023

With a recently completed rebuild of Taxiway Bravo, the groundbreaking for a new modern terminal, and the coming addition of 20 high quality T-Hangars things area starting to Fly High at CGI and that’s good for business. Cape Girardeau Regional Airport has been active in the news over the last year as they welcomed a…

Construction and Growth Season

By rgilligan_robgilligan | May 1, 2023

Spring is here and that means construction season is getting ready to move into full gear. With both private and public projects going on all around the region there is a lot of activity to watch for. Driving around Cape Girardeau you can see many great development projects well underway. Two hotels, a new Fairfield…