Chamber Ambassadors


To join this committee, email DANA BRUNE

Greg Vaughn


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, groundbreaking, etc.  Plays a supportive role in membership retention and conducts 2 membership recruitment events

Chamber Young Professionals


To join this committee, email TAYLOR LAWS

Lucas Dirnberger


Second Friday


9:30 a.m.

Chamber office

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

On call

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.

Leadership Development


To join this committee, email KIM VOELKER

Heather Short


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.



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

Casey Brunke


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


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Kathleen Clayton

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 drives the connectCAPE program and Capable initiative.