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Ameren wants to protect customers from aggressive scammers, especially during upcoming holiday season

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

As the holiday season nears, Ameren wants to protect customers in Illinois and Missouri from sophisticated scammers who are aggressively targeting utility customers in our area. ”Customers can protect themselves by recognizing the scam tactics and reporting them to the appropriate authorities,” said Maria Gomez, security supervisor for Ameren. ”Scammers have become more sophisticated by…

Last chance to earn a bonus 20% incentive for select lighting projects!

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

ACT NOW! Increased incentives expire December 31, 2021 and current rates will change January 1, 2022. Current economic conditions and supply chain issues impacting equipment availability and pricing are certainly presenting some challenges in upgrading to energy efficient equipment. To help address those challenges, we have re-instated a 20% select LED lighting bonus incentive through…

Gift Hope for the Holidays

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Give the gift of hope this season with a Holiday Hope Card from the food bank. With a contribution of at least $25 per card, the food bank will address and mail a special tribute card to each person on your list. Or you may purchase 10 cards to send yourself with a contribution of…

SEMO Students Need YOUR Internships!

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Season’s Greetings from SEMO Career Services! As this year comes to a close, we would like to invite our valued local employers to share upcoming internship opportunities for Spring and Summer 2022. Our talented Redhawks are in need of valuable workplace experiences that are close to home. Please send brief job descriptions, hours expected, rate…

Southeast Hospital Earns Prestigious Recertification as Comprehensive Cardiac Center

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2021

Southeast Hospital, flagship of the SoutheastHEALTH system of care, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for recertification as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC). The recertification recognizes Southeast’s heart program for its comprehensive approach to care and commitment to excellence. To achieve this status, Southeast underwent…

Job Shadowing and Employee Retention

By Taylor Laws | December 6, 2021

Job shadowing has become so valuable to both hiring and retaining talent that in 2019, it was named the “gold standard solution” in small business hiring trends by We’ve heard the song and dance of employers hiring a candidate only for them to turn around and leave days, sometimes even hours, later. While there…

Giving Tuesday

By Taylor Laws | November 29, 2021

The end of the year is a time for reflection and getting ready for fresh starts. If you’ve ever thought about giving back around this time but weren’t sure where to begin, Giving Tuesday is an excellent opportunity to do so. When you think about Thanksgiving weekend traditions, it’s hard not to immediately think of…

Cape Girardeau Gift Guide

By Taylor Laws | November 16, 2021

The holidays are quickly approaching and there’s never been a better time to support local business! We’ve rounded up 32 Cape Girardeau businesses for you to shop local with this holiday season. 1. Annie Laurie’s “You can walk the store for hours and still find something new each time you go down the isles! Awesome…

2021 Gourmet Food and Dessert Auction!

By Chamber Member | November 10, 2021

We all have a favorite holiday dessert. But who has time to make it? Bid on gourmet food and desserts on November 14 at the Montgomery Bank Conference Center benefitting the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. Entertainment offered from 1 to 2 pm with the auction taking place from 2 to 4 pm. You can…

Cocktails with the Kringles

By Chamber Member | November 10, 2021

Come join Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Missouri for our Christmas Celebration! Cocktails with the Kringles will feature great food, a silent & live auction, live music and the opportunity to support local kids in the community. To become a sponsor, purchase tickets or a table, visit for all of the details!