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Entrepreneurship in Cape
Cape’s future economy will rely heavily on entrepreneurship. Fortunately, when I speak with other small metro market leaders, it’s clear this is one area where we really shine. Cape has a rich history of entrepreneurs. Today, the heartbeat of that activity is in the Marquette Tech District and nothing exemplifies this more than the 1st50k Startup Competition. Since 2015, there have been four winners chosen from over 250 applicants representing 31 states and 39 countries. Edible Edu... Read More
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Retail in the Region
The cities of Cape and Jackson recently came together to hire a retail consultant. The reports are in and we are moving on to the next phase. Today, I want to share a few items from the Cape Girardeau report. As a part of the market analysis, Cape’s Primary Trade area is defined as a 31-minute drive-time. These are the people who are most commonly shopping in the city. The population for that area is just over 106,000 with a residential purchasing power of $4.6 billion dollars. These num... Read More
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The Cape Chamber, in conjunction with the City of Cape Girardeau and the Drury family, celebrated the new roadway built in front of the Cape Girardeau SportsPlex, Jim Drury Way. Thank you to all those involved, especially the Drury family, for helping make this new expansion possible. Partnerships like this continue to improve the economic impact of our region.... Read More
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We celebrated the official ribbon cutting for a new location of Sign Master on Thursday, April 13. Founded in 1989 on Broadway, they later moved to their second location on Kingshighway, where they have spent the majority of their time in business. In 2011 a long-time employee purchased the company from the original owners. This locally owned and operated business has three employees with more than 30 years experience in their industry. Customer, Lindsey Wagoner had this to say about Sign ... Read More
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Empower Conference
Empowering today’s professionals to handle tomorrow’s challenges! Register today! WHEN:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 WHERE: Isle Casino  Hosted by SHRM of SE Missouri and Cape Area Personnel Association   ... Read More
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Getting clear about strategy is the most important challenge business owner’s face. Here’s What You Will Learn: ·       Why you should build and tell stories ·       Selling by teaching ·       Become a platform for others to get what they need ·       Deliver a remarkable marketing experience ... Read More
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Old Town Cape’s Tunes at Twilight spring series begins Firday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Tunes at Twilight is a free downtown outdoor concert series held at the Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo at Lorimer & Broadway in the Old Town Cape, Inc. district. This year’s spring lineup is: Friday, May 12 7 p.m. The Gordon’s ... Read More
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The second annual Peeps for Paws benefits Howie's Harvest pet food bank and the SEMO Food bank. The doggie egg hunt is held at Dogtown dog park and will be expanded to both sides of the park this year. Admission is $5 or 5 human food items per dog. Monies raised will go to purchase good quality pet food for distribution by the Food Bank at their area mobile dispensaries. Sign up forms are available at Busch Pet Products and Deer Creek Doggie Day Camp or online athttps://www.facebook.com/events/1... Read More
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LaunchU Startup Class
LaunchU is a five-week hands-on course that coaches aspiring entrepreneurs and startups through the business planning process to determine business feasibility, including the actual development of a professional, Small Business Administration-approved business plan, pitch and financial forecast. The course consists of instruction from a certified facilitator, small group activities, one-on-one business coaching including access to market research data from the SBTDC, local experts as guest spe... Read More
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Eat Wings Raise Funds
Visit Buffalo Wild Wings any of the following dates from open-close to support the following organizations: Organization Date About the event Cape Jaycees April 26 Fundraiser to help raise money for Cape Jaycees ... Read More
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