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The importance of networking shouldn’t be discounted when you are building a successful business. Networking is the number one unwritten rule of success in business. While some people are naturals at it, others understandably struggle. The Cape Chamber recognizes the importance of offering networking opportunities for our members to establish and strengthen relationships. Every month we have two foundational events* that are both free to our membership and recognized as tremendous networ... Read More
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You may have heard we are in the thick of our annual Membership Drive at the Cape Chamber. While I could go on for days about why membership with the Cape Chamber is a wise investment (it is my job, after all), I’d prefer to keep my bias out of it and let the numbers speak for themselves. Each year, the Cape Chamber releases an annual report. This document not only serves as a great reminder of why your Chamber exists, but outlines exactly what we’re up to. If you are considering C... Read More
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Are you looking for new ways to market your business? Are you a mompreneur seeking out more local or industry-based connections? Your greatest resource might be right in your own backyard. The Cape Chamber offers tons of opportunities to connect with local business owners, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders in your community. Local Chambers help enhance economic prosperity throughout the community by significantly boosting the reputation and image of members' businesses. If you’re not s... Read More
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Most people are probably familiar with the various College & Sports Signing Day events held around the country where a student has been recruited to play college athletics or offered a scholarship to a particular college or university. The student, sometimes their future coach and their parents, are often seen at a table signing their “letter of intent” to attend the school and fulfill the terms of their contract. In recent years, Career & Tech Centers around the country... Read More
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We love celebrating new business at the Cape Chamber! In 2018 alone, Cape Girardeau welcomed more than 250 new businesses, and we think it's time you get to know some of our Chamber members that have recently opened their doors to our community.       When was your business established? March 1, 2019     What services does your business offer? Insurance and financial services (home, auto, business, life, medicare supplements, financial advising, etc.) &nbs... Read More
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According to Zig Ziglar, “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” Professional development is an important ongoing part of business success. It should permeate all levels of organizations large and small. And while most employers would agree with the importance, many have come up short with sustained implementation. Let’s look at this from two perspectives; employer and employee. As an employer, it is your re... Read More
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We love celebrating new business at the Cape Chamber! In 2018 alone, Cape Girardeau welcomed more than 250 new businesses, and we think it's time you get to know some of our Chamber members that have recently opened their doors to our community.    Get to know Blackbird Monogram & Gift with Owner, Nikki Burton    When was your business established? February, 2018   What services does your business offer? We are a full service gift shop offering a wide sel... Read More
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For more information, contact:  John Mehner, CCE, IOM  President & CEO, Cape Chamber 220 N. Fountain St. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 (573) 335-3312 | jmehner@capechamber.com Cape Chamber Board of Directors Takes Position on Proposition Y Cape Girardeau, MO, March 5, 2019 – At the March 5, 2019 Board of Directors meeting, board members of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce voted unanimously in support of Proposition Y – a No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue be... Read More
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Dictionary.com defines “hub” as the effective center of an activity, region, or network. We often talk about the Cape/Jackson metro as a regional hub. But exactly why do we say that and what does it really mean. Let’s dive deeper. We are the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis north and south, and between Clarksville or Evansville and Springfield east and west. Our daytime population often approaches 100,000 as we become a bevy of activity. Several things drive ... Read More
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February’s First Friday Coffee featured a program focused on Purpose Built Communities – an approach being modeled in Cape Girardeau’s south side to revitalize the community. “PORCH stands for People Organized to Revitalize Community Healing. The south side is a part of the community that has been left out. It’s been abandoned. It’s time to change that,” says Dr. Tamara Buck, Vice Chair of PORCH. “It’s time to bring [south Cape] back i... Read More
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