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Old Town Cape held its Annual Dinner on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau Event Center. Six awards were presented recognizing the outstanding volunteers, projects, business owners and residents who make the Old Town Cape district an increasingly attractive place to live, work and play. Volunteer of the Year: Matt McDonald, Co-Pastor at City Church in Downtown Cape Girardeau was awarded Volunteer of the Year. This award acknowledges an individual who has contributed s... Read More
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  Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest has named Paul F. Findlay, Director of Preconstruction at Robinson Construction Company, to its Top Young Professionals Class of 2017. He was recognized for his noteworthy career achievements and community service among many other young construction and design professionals across the Midwest. According to the article, ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals competition (formerly known as Top 20 Under 40) honors workers under the age of 40 who are makin... Read More
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Less than 20% of Southeast Missouri State University graduates will make their life and career in the Cape Girardeau area. Increasing that number, is an important priority for the Cape Chamber.   Talented workers come from many areas and all walks of life and it’s important to ensure strong workforce pipelines across the board. However, one of our best regional pools of talent is the 12,000 or so University students right here in Cape. After spending five years working for ... Read More
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Local musician Jerry Ford received the 2017 Missouri Arts Award Thursday as an individual artist in the capitol rotunda. Here he accepts a proclamation from state senator Wayne Wallingford.   Among his many accomplishments, Ford began the Jerry Ford Orchestra in 1960, which has performed for two governors' inaugural balls and several fundraisers throughout the region. He is a board member at the Cape River Heritage Museum, where he's volunteered for the past 25 years, as well as the... Read More
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carGO is such a bright spot in Cape for several reasons. First of all, they are filling an important need in our community. Transportation is a quality of life issue and having a ride-sharing service is a strong improvement. There are many examples of customers from foreign exchange students at Southeast to elderly Cape residents. But perhaps the most compelling use case is a visually impaired couple who have use the service more than a dozen times. This allows them the freedom to quickly run ou... Read More
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Ribbon Cutting: Stev-Mark
Stev-Mark has been undergoing several renovations in the past few months. Most recently, they are celebrating the completion of their Paint Room. Stop by 2125 William Street to see all the changes they have made and get advice from their interior decorators as they aim to help their clients live the lifestyle they want to live by taking into account everything that makes a house into a home.... Read More
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MAGNET Helps Create Jobs
Our region has worked hard over the years to bring in new businesses and keep the ones we have. All in an effort to help bring jobs. In fact, since 1992, an organization called Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET has led the way. MAGNET is funded by Cape Girardeau County, the cities of Cape, Jackson and Scott City, and the Cape Chamber. These five entities came together to create a regional approach to business growth. Statistics show that approximately 80% of our job growth comes from existing busin... Read More
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Semo Trade & Sell/SEMO MEDIA recently moved into their new space in the Broadway Federal Building. Specializing in social media advertisement, they offer services to businesses of all sizes. Visit their website at semotrade&sell.com for more information on how they can help you and your business.... Read More
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Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Missouri celebrated their recent expansion to Scott City, MO where they now offer an after-school program for youth at Scott City R-1 school. The program focuses on education, character, life skills, recreation, and leadership for youth who may need a little help recognizing their full potential.... Read More
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The City of Cape is pleased to announce that the Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA) Citations and Awards Committee have selected Mayor Harry E. Rediger to receive the 2017 MPRA Public Official Award. Mayor Rediger was nominated by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department Director, Julia Thompson and her staff. The criteria for nomination includes “Public promotion and support voiced on behalf of recreation and park interests and issues, Public addresses to groups in ... Read More
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