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Saint Francis Welcomes Five Little Sisters of St. Francis

By Chamber Member | September 12, 2022

Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce five Religious Sisters have joined the Saint Francis Family. Starting on August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady, and throughout the month of August, a new group of Five Little Sisters of St. Francis joined Saint Francis. The Little Sisters of St. Francis is…

Small Business Grant Program

By rgilligan_robgilligan | September 12, 2022

The Missouri Department of Economic Development is currently receiving comments on guidelines for the Small Business Grant Program that will open in October. If your business was negatively impacted by the pandemic this program is meant for you. A total of $10 Million has been allocated to support the Small Business Grant Program that is…

Labor Day

By rgilligan_robgilligan | September 12, 2022

On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland singed Senate Bill 730 formally establishing Labor Day as a Federal Holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. “Labor” is a key part of our regional economy and critical for business success, today is a great day to reflect on that. Historically Labor Day started as a…

Going Green Can Be Good for Business

By rgilligan_robgilligan | September 12, 2022

Last week a large crowd gathered for the official ribbon cutting for the new Neighborhood Solar Project at the Show Me Center. This collaborative effort can be a model of how going “Green” can be good for business. A joint clean energy project between SEMO University and AMEREN Missouri created a new sight on North…

SEMO Football Home Opener

By Chamber Member | September 7, 2022

SEMO Football returns to Houck Field for the 2022 home opener on Saturday, September 17th at 2 PM, sponsored by Montgomery Bank and Kohlfeld Distributing. Come cheer on the Redhawks as they kickoff against the Nicholls State Colonels. You can save money on admission by ordering your tickets online at SEMORedhawks.com/tickets!

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

By Chamber Member | September 7, 2022

9/17/2022 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 610 Indepence Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 67301 Join us for delicious authentic food, music, live entertainment, crafts/activities for kids, games, vendor booths and much more. Come celebrate our Hispanic friends, learn about this beautiful culture and make some new friends. This event is FREE and open to the public.…

SEMO Redhawks Seeking IMPACT Game Nominations

By Chamber Member | September 7, 2022

The SEMO Redhawks Football program is teaming up with The Bank of Missouri to recognize people making a difference in our communities for the annual SEMO Football IMPACT Game. You can nominate someone who had made an IMPACT in your life or in the lives of others, and they could be chosen to be recognized…

First Phase of Construction for Houck Multiuse Complex Moves Forward

By Chamber Member | September 7, 2022

Southeast Missouri State University’s Board of Governors authorized the administration to proceed with awarding a contract to Fager-McGee Commercial Construction during its meeting Tuesday for the first phase of a new transformational Houck multiuse complex. The $15,978,100 contract includes the construction and replacement of the south sideline and grandstand of Houck Field as well as…

Athletics Establishes Partnership to Sack Hunger During 2022 Football Season

By Chamber Member | September 7, 2022

The Southeast Missouri Department of Athletics is teaming up with the Southeast Missouri Food Bank, Sikeston Jaycees, TAG Truck Center and Ford & Liley Countertops to Sack Hunger this upcoming 2022 football season. For every quarterback sack against opposing teams this year, Sikeston Jaycees, TAG Truck Center and Ford & Liley Countertops will each donate…

Let’s Go Redhawks!

By rgilligan_robgilligan | August 22, 2022

Today kicks off the fall semester for Southeast Missouri State University as thousands of students return to Cape Girardeau to start the school year, and that is good news for our local economy. Back to school is an exciting time as the Cape community sees a population surge from students returning to campus. With roughly…