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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…


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…

Mondi to Host Job Fair May 24 and 26

By Chamber Member | May 12, 2021

Mondi Jackson LLC has experienced significant growth and is recruiting up to 30 full-time positions for their Jackson, MO location. They are inviting interested individuals, 18 years of age and older, to attend a job fair to learn about the available positions, experience what a typical workday would be, and talk with Mondi representatives about…

Are You Foster Parent STRONG?

By Chamber Member | May 12, 2021

7/7/2012 at 6:00 PM / Virtual The next round of STRONG classes are starting in July. These are the classes all foster and adoptive homes must take in order to become licensed with Missouri Children’s Division

Flourish Downtown Day Out

By Chamber Member | May 12, 2021

5/22/2021 at 8:00 AM Enjoy a day of outdoor experiences and events with friends and family in downtown Cape with live music, interactive experiences, shopping, demonstrations, a vendor market, food trucks, and more in a safe, socially distanced environment. For more information on this event including a schedule of activities, visit Sponsorship and vendor…