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Mothers in the Workforce

By John Mehner | May 10, 2021

On this day after our country celebrated Mother’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to look at the role mothers play in our work force. Statistics tell us in January 2020, right before the pandemic, there were more women on payrolls in the U.S. than men. Working mothers made up one third of all…

Promoting the Southeast Missouri Region to Potential New Business and Industry

By John Mehner | May 3, 2021

Many times people ask what we doing to actively market our area to potential new business and industry. Because our efforts are directed externally, they are not readily apparent to our local citizens. But through the Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET, we consistently strive to promote our region. We work very closely with the Missouri Partnership.…

Summer Events in Cape Girardeau

By Taylor Laws | April 26, 2021

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!   Each year, Cape Girardeau welcomes visitors from across the…

National Small Business Week

By John Mehner | April 26, 2021

The President of the United States has issued a proclamation annually for more than 50 years announcing this…. Next week, May 3rd through May 9th, we will celebrate National Small Business Week which recognizes the critical contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs. According to the Small Business Administration, more than 50% of Americans either…

Spring Clean Your Small Business with These 6 Tips

By Taylor Laws | April 19, 2021

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 up for a productive and profitable year.   1.…

Missouri March 2021 Employment Numbers

By John Mehner | April 19, 2021

The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) released the Missouri monthly jobs report for March and it contains a lot of interesting information. According to the report, Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March decreased to 4.2 percent from 4.3 percent in February. This rate has declined or remained steady each month since April…

Elite Car Wash on William Street Now Open

By Chamber Member | April 14, 2021

Elite Car Wash on William St in Cape Girardeau was recently acquired by Driven Brands Car Wash North America During this transition, Elite Car Wash closed to appropriately staff and replace equipment. Elite plans to reopen at full capacity no later than April 16. Memberships will resume for existing monthly customers upon reopening. Existing members…

Travel Recognized as Top Travel Agency for Sales and Service Achievements

By Chamber Member | April 14, 2021

1st Class Travel is pleased and honored to announce their induction into the Apple Leisure Group Vacations (ALGV) Gold 500 Club for 2021. This exclusive program, established over 30 years ago, recognizes travel agencies for their outstanding sales and service achievements in the last year over four of ALGV brands – Funjet Vacations, Southwest Vacations,…

Commercial Property for Lease or Sale!

By Chamber Member | April 14, 2021

101 N Kingshighway is currently for lease or sale. Call 573.625.4121 for details!

Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Introduces Dog Training Courses

By Chamber Member | April 14, 2021

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is proud to launch a new training program for dogs and owners called Camp Canine. From puppy courses and adult pet behavior training to playgroups and one-on-one training, there is a program for most any need. Some classes begin as early as April and there are class limitations so…