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Direct primary care offers employers options, cost savings

By Chamber Member | August 11, 2021

As 2022’s health insurance open enrollment dates get closer, many employers are searching for alternatives that offer a better care experience without placing an additional cost burden on employees. The direct primary care model (DPC) offered by EBO MD is a meaningful alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing. Employers can contract with EBO MD and offer…

Morning Star Behavioral Associates opens new corporate office in Cape Girardeau

By Chamber Member | August 11, 2021

Morning Star Behavioral Associates, an innovative provider of behavioral services for clients with development disabilities in Cape Girardeau, MO is pleased to announce the opening of its corporate office at 338 Broadway St., Suite 101 in Cape Girardeau. “As our organization continues to grow, it became necessary for us to acquire more space to house…

Robinson Construction Achieved World-Class Safety Standards Through Diamond Level ABC Step Program

By Chamber Member | August 11, 2021

PERRYVILLE, MO, July 26, 2021-Robinson Construction Company announced it has achieved Diamond Level in Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP Safety Management System, meaning the company is 655% safer than the industry average. Founded more than three decades ago, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety program that dramatically improves safety performance among construction industry participants.…

Former Representative Kathy Swan Named to Food Bank Board of Directors

By Chamber Member | August 11, 2021

Kathy Swan, former state representative and president of JCS Wireless, has been named to the board of directors of Southeast Missouri Food Bank. “We are honored to welcome Kathy to the board,” said Joey Keys, chief executive officer of Southeast Missouri Food Bank. “Her history of service to the people of southeast Missouri and her…

Third McDonald’s Location in Cape Girardeau Kicks off “A Month of McDonald’s” Deals During July 13th Ribbon Cutting Event

By Chamber Member | August 11, 2021

The newly-built restaurant on Kingshighway joins the Broadway and William locations as the third McDonald’s restaurant in Cape Girardeau, all locally-owned by Shannon Davis. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – Local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Shannon Davis announced A Month of McDonald’s deals during a ribbon cutting event for his latest restaurant in Cape Girardeau at 1701 N Kingshighway.…

Are There Intrapreneurs In Your Business?

By John Mehner | August 9, 2021

What are Intrapreneurs and are they good for your organization? In the last several years, the term “Intrapreneurs” has become more widely known. Intrapreneurs are employees within an organization who are not likely to start their own enterprise, but who apply the essential principles of entrepreneurship to their positions in the business. About five years…

MODOT Update at First Friday Coffee

By Taylor Laws | August 9, 2021

Cape Girardeau is positioned for economic success in many ways. One of the most prominent features helping our community stand out to new businesses is the abundance of transportation options. First Friday Coffee attendees were joined by District Engineer, Mark Croarkin, and Area Engineer, Brian Okenfuss of MODOT for an update on five local transportation…

The Impact of Educational Institutions on Cape Girardeau Area

By John Mehner | August 2, 2021

It’s that time of year and a perfect opportunity to recognize the importance of this local delivery system. It’s back to school month and of course I’m talking about education. We are so fortunate to have a dynamic and effective education system in place for pre-K through higher education. Since 1873, students and faculty alike…

Update on Generational Construction Projects in Cape/Jackson Metro

By John Mehner | July 26, 2021

Granted, it is hot outside. But there are some pretty cool things going on in the area. Summer is a time when many people are enjoying vacation and doing things to take a break from school and other activities. But some major construction projects are still underway in the Cape/Jackson metro. The diverging diamond interchange…

“Show Me Careers” Taking Place This Week

By John Mehner | July 19, 2021

Today is the first day of a very important week-long experience for several local educators. Show Me Careers is a program developed by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cape Chamber is partnering with them on delivery in this area. The program is a workforce development effort as the shortage of available…