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Elite Travel, Inc. Designated as Gold Agency by ALG Vacations

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Elite Travel, Inc. was recently designated as an ALG Vacations gold 500 Club agency. This recognition is due to their partnership with ALG Vacations and the achievements through the toughest year in the travel industry. ”I am amazed at their perseverance, ingenuity and commitment to their clients,” stated Jim Tedesco, Vice President of Sales, ALG…

Experienced School Leader Names Assistant Principal at CHS

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Cape Central High is excited to announce the hiring of Andy McGill as new assistant principal. McGill comes to CHS from Sikeston High where he pulled double duty in leadership roles the last nine years. He was assistant principal at Sikeston for 9th through 12th grades while also serving as athletic director for 7th through…

CHS Gamer Places Third in the Country, Makes School History

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Trevor Kneezle is among the top video game players in the country. The Cape Central High student placed 3rd nationally in Fall Fortnite, bringing home the first ever Esports trophy to CHS. Kneezle entered the season with more than 300 players from across the country. Only the top 75 gamers were invited to participate in…

Jason Aldean, Greenway Equipment team up to benefit food banks

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Sikeston, MO – For the third consecutive year, Greenway Equipment and Jason Aldean are teaming up for an equipment giveaway as a fundraiser to benefit Southeast Missouri Food Bank and two Arkansas food banks. The promotion will run until April 9 when the drawing is held for a John Deere Gator and zero-turn mower Aldean…

Circle Fiber Names President

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Big River Communications announced that Chris Simmons, Vice President of Operations, will be the President of its new entity, Circle Fiber.   Chris has been with Big River for 20 years and has been instrumental in the growth of the company and its operations.  His expertise in the industry will set the direction for Circle Fiber…

New Job Creation

By John Mehner | March 8, 2021

There are several measurements of a strong economy and job creation is the one I get asked about most frequently. Measuring the results of economic development efforts is multi-faceted. We define economic development simply as the increase in capital flow to an area. So, higher wages, capital investment, tourism dollars and new jobs are all…

Cape County Face-Covering Order Rescinded

By Taylor Laws | March 8, 2021

View KFVS’s live coverage of the meeting here.

The Importance of the IT Sector

By John Mehner | March 1, 2021

This economic sector plays an important part in virtually every aspect of our lives. I’m talking about the information technology sector, or IT. The IT sector is made up of companies producing software, hardware or semiconductor equipment, and companies providing internet or related services. According to numerous sources, these companies are leading the economic growth…

4 Ways the Chamber Can Help Meet Your Small Business Goals

By Taylor Laws | March 1, 2021

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, support is key. From networking opportunities to cost saving benefits, the Cape Chamber has been supporting local businesses for over 100 years. If you’re a new business wondering if Chamber membership is worth the investment, here are just a few examples of how the Cape Chamber helps with common small business goals…

Importance of Disaster Planning in Your Business

By John Mehner | February 22, 2021

2020 and this past week have reminded us about the importance of disaster planning in our businesses. Disasters can be man-made or natural. Either way, the percentage of businesses that don’t survive significant disasters is alarming. Many simply aren’t prepared and can’t make the recovery necessary to keep operating. We live in a great state…