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City of Cape Releases Updated Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Receipts Report

By John Mehner | June 7, 2021

It is important to celebrate meaningful accomplishments. The city of Cape just released the updated hotel/motel/restaurant receipts report, and it tells an amazing story. The last two months of hotel/motel receipts are the second and third highest in history. And the last two months of restaurant receipts are the highest and second highest totals in…

Legislative Update at First Friday Coffee

By Taylor Laws | June 7, 2021

Last Friday, First Friday Coffee goers were joined by several of our Missouri Legislators – Senator Holly Rehder, Representative Barry Hovis, Representative Wayne Wallingford, and Congressman Jason Smith. Though there were roughly 2,200 bills filed in the legislature this session (71 were passed), the presenters focused on four topics during their time: Prescription Drug Monitoring…

Retirement Announcement

By John Mehner | June 2, 2021

There is a Time for Everything This is a note to our awesome Chamber membership – past and present. Wanted to take just a few minutes and let you know I have decided this year, 2021, will be my last here at the Chamber. It has been a true honor and privilege to serve as…

Update from First Regular Session of Missouri’s 101st General Assembly

By John Mehner | June 1, 2021

The First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly of the State of Missouri has ended and there are some changes coming that will affect the business community. After several years of efforts, the Wayfair bill passed. Missouri became the last of the 45 states with a state-level sales tax to enact a law requiring…

Membership Drive Recap

By Taylor Laws | June 1, 2021

Wow! Cape Chamber members, you continue to blow us away! After last week’s Membership Drive, we have so much to be thankful for. Thank you, Ambassadors! We’d like to give a huge shout-out to our amazing team of ambassadors. Including: We truly owe a great amount of our success to this group. In addition to…

Acquiring Local Talent

By John Mehner | May 24, 2021

While the month of May is known for many things, one of these could be a real benefit for our regional business community. May is the biggest graduation month. In the Cape/Jackson metro we are blessed to have numerous public, private and parochial high schools as well as Southeast Missouri State University. These institutions serve…

About Us

By Taylor Laws | May 17, 2021

We love answering your questions! Here are a few of the most popular and frequent FAQs we get asked: What is the Chamber? The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading business and community development organization in the area. We are incorporated as a not-for-profit membership organization and spend 100% of our time…

May is National Historic Preservation Month

By John Mehner | May 17, 2021

May is National Historic Preservation Month and understanding the purpose is good for business and community. The National Trust for Historic Preservation led the charge in 1973 to establish this recognition and many groups across the country celebrate the theme. Locally, the city of Cape Girardeau and Old Town Cape are actively involved in promoting…

Cape Girardeau Health Department Meals

By Chamber Member | May 12, 2021

On behalf of the Cape Girardeau County Health Department, Century Casino Cape Girardeau is coordinating meals for their team on the days of the COVID19 vaccination clinics at Century Casino. We are asking local businesses to donate or sponsor meals for the Health Department employees. There are two options – 1.  Provide a restaurant meal…

RFQ

By Chamber Member | May 12, 2021

Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) is seeking to select multiple service providers to provide services to strengthen local Main Street organizations and individual local businesses that have faced hardship due to the pandemic and/or are looking to grow their operations. In partnership with the Economic Development Administration (EDA), Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) is investing…