Chamber Ambassadors

To join this committee, email DANA DEBROCK

Brandy McIntire

Third Wednesday,
11:00 a.m.
Various locations

Actively recruits prospective members to the Chamber. Assists with monthly networking events (Business After Hours & First Friday Coffee) and other orientation opportunities such as ribbon cuttings, ground breaking, etc.  Plays a supportive role in membership retention and conducts 2 membership recruitment events

Chamber Young Professionals

To join this committee, email  TAYLOR LAWS

Joseph Keys

Meetings held as needed.
Various locations

Involves young professionals under 40 years of age in the mission of the Chamber for the benefit of each individual member and the strength of the Chamber as a whole both now and in the future.

Government & Public Policy Committee

To join this committee, email JOHN MEHNER

John Mehner

Third Thursday 8:00 a.m.
Chamber office

Observes legislation and makes recommendations to the Board as it relates to business. The committee hosts several legislative programs and provides speakers for First Friday Coffee quarterly.

Grow Strong

To join this committee, email KIM VOELKER

 Kim Voelker

Second Wednesday, 12 noon
Dalhousie Golf Club

Focuses on business expansion programs, information exchange, relationship building, and other efforts to strengthen existing business for CEO’s of our larger employers through a quarterly luncheon series.

Health & Human Services Committee

To join this committee, email SHAD BURNER

Jack Hembree

Third Tuesday, every other month, 
8:00 a.m.
Chamber office

Keeps careful watch on the health issues important to our members and community. It works with area health care providers as well as human services organizations to take action when necessary.

Leadership Development

To join this committee, email KIM VOELKER

Sandy Hastings

First Thursday
8:00 a.m.
Chamber office

Sponsors the Leadership Cape Girardeau program to assist emerging leaders in getting to know the area, other leaders and information.

Special Projects Task Force

Dana DeBrock

On Call

Coordinates planning and decorating activities for these Chamber special projects: Annual Dinner, and other miscellaneous events.


To join this committee, email JOHN MEHNER

Kelly Green

Second Wednesday
4:00 p.m.
Chamber office

Promotes continual improvements in Cape Girardeau’s transportation system working cooperatively with the city of Cape Girardeau and the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Women's Network


To join this committee, email KIM VOELKER

Kim Voelker Fourth Thursday, 8:00 a.m.
Chamber Office
Focuses on strengthening 

strengthening the community by providing an environment for mentoring, professional development and leadership growth opportunities for women. 

Work Ready Coalition

To join this committee, email SHAD BURNER

Ashley Seiler Bi-Monthly
Fourth Wednesday
8:00 a.m.
Chamber office
Focuses on making Cape Girardeau County Work Ready, will collaborate with area partners in promoting a strong workforce and educational systems.  The committee sponsors Educator Appreciation Day, Career Explorations Event, Internship Seminars, Welcome Back Student Picnic and the Partners in Education.