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Women in Business

By Taylor Laws | June 21, 2021

Women have been in the work force for more than 100 years. While 2019 numbers reflected nearly there were 77 million women in the labor force, representing close to half of the total labor force, January 2020 statistics tell us, right before the pandemic, there were more women on payrolls in the United States than…

Juneteenth Becomes America’s 12th Federal Holiday

By John Mehner | June 21, 2021

It is the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King, Jr. day was established in 1983. Last Thursday, President Biden signed legislation into law making Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth recognizes when Union soldiers delivered the news of freedom to slaves in Galveston, Texas – some two months after the…

Missouri Ends Participation in Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Insurance

By John Mehner | June 14, 2021

In the state of Missouri, it ended at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Of course, I am referring to the Governor’s decision to end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs. In his official press release announcing the decision, the Governor said in his discussions with business owners from across the state, they…

Member-to-Member Deals

By Taylor Laws | June 14, 2021

As you know, the Cape Chamber is committed to helping our members lower the cost of doing business. Over the past few years, we have opted into participation in the Chamber Benefits Plan to assist with lower health coverage, offered discounted room rentals and training sessions, and more. Moving forward, the Cape Chamber is offering…

1st Class Travel to Host Travel Shows in JULY!

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

It’s time to travel again & start planning! Join us in July for Travel Shows about our upcoming trips to Greece, Portugal, Alaska and Ireland in 2022. Tuesday, July 13th – Greece & Its Islands Travel Show – 6pm at Notre Dame Regional High School (west door entrance) at 265 Notre Dame Dr. Cape Girardeau…

10th Annual SEMO Food Bank Golf Classic

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

August 30, 2021 at 11:00 Dalhousie Golf Club   Registration is open for sponsor teams for this four-man scramble. Open registration will begin June 14. The entry fee includes lunch, golf cart, and snacks and drinks along the course. The roster is limited to 25 teams for the par-72 Jack Nicklaus designed course. Sponsorship and…

MRV Banks Welcomes Tim Bohnert as Festus Market President

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

MRV Banks President and CEO Doug Watson was pleased to announce that Tim Bohnert has been hired as the Market President in Festus. Bohnert will be responsible for overseeing all bank operations for that branch. Bohnert, originally from Perryville, has more than 30 years of banking experience in roles including Loan Officer, Regional Relationship Manager…

Cape Job Center Hours Change

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

The Cape Job Center has changed their hours to Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-11:45 am, 1:15 pm-4:00 pm and closed on Fridays.

OnBoard Achieves an 88% New Employee Placement Rate

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

Local business, OnBoard, LLC, has recently achieved an 88% placement rate in less than 8 weeks for their clients, despite a current workforce shortage. In addition, 56% of the current openings managed by OnBoard, were filled with quality candidates in under a month. These positions spanned all industries, including food service, retail, customer relations, sales,…

Make Your Next Move with Opportunities Through OnBoard!

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

Whether you are a seasoned pro or looking to break into a new field, OnBoard human resources has an opportunity for you! Current openings labor, maintenance, HVAC, office work, retail, food service, medical and more! Make your move with OnBoard.