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Upcoming Tourism Events in Cape Girardeau Area

By John Mehner | April 5, 2021

Let’s not forget this important part of our local economic development efforts. The tourism industry which includes meetings and conventions, visitors tied to events, and tourists or travelers, is really gaining additional steam in our area. As you may recall, we have talked about the importance of the youth sports tournaments that continued safely and…

Professional Development and Business Success

By John Mehner | March 29, 2021

According to Zig Ziglar, “The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them.” Professional development is an important ongoing part of business success. It should permeate all levels of organizations large and small. And while most employers would agree with the importance, many have come up short…

8 Workforce Development Initiatives at the Cape Chamber

By Taylor Laws | March 24, 2021

Pre-pandemic, we experienced near historic lows in unemployment. Post-pandemic, we see the nature of work shifting. ¬†One thing we know for sure at the Cape Chamber is how challenging it has been and continues to be for our local employers to find quality candidates to fill open positions. At the Cape Chamber, we spend 100%…

Evaluating Workforce Needs for Southeast Missouri

By John Mehner | March 22, 2021

Questions about a quality labor force in our area are about to get a deeper dive. Certainly workforce needs are an ever evolving situation. And emerging from this pandemic, it will continue to be an important focus of any economy. Several months ago, a group of business people began to reexamine the needs of our…

SEMO’s Harrison College of Business Reaccredited

By John Mehner | March 15, 2021

An important recent announcement affecting the local business community may have flown under the radar but that certainly doesn’t make it any less important. The Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing at Southeast Missouri State University was reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The AACSB is the largest business…

Business Safety Panel Recap

By Taylor Laws | March 15, 2021

First Friday Coffee goers were joined in March by representatives from the Cape Girardeau police and fire departments for a conversation regarding business safety. In case you missed it, here’s a brief recap of what Corporal Richard Couch and Fire Marshall Battalion Chief Greg Hecht shared!     What are actions businesses can take to…

Local Travel Agent Becomes Travel Safety Verified

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Cape Girardeau, MO (03/01/21) – Nunnery Travels & Associates, a Dream Vacations specialist and franchise owner, has completed an extensive training program to become a Travel Safety Verified travel advisor. The training covered health and safety best practices while traveling; travel protection health policies; safety protocols in place at resorts, airlines and cruises; and how…

Missouri Queen of Hearts benefiting Junior Achievement

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Play the famous Queen of Hearts while supporting Junior Achievement’s mission to prepare Missouri kids for a bright and successful future. Junior Achievement is launching a brand-new fundraiser for Missouri residents. This is a progressive raffle with weekly ticket sales with packages starting at $5. Weekly cash winners posted every Thursday. Enter for a chance…

Basic Computer Workshop

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Workshop will cover: Identify the parts of a computer, learn how to turn a computer off/on, understand the different types of computers, practice mouse skills and typing, how to navigate the internet, identify desktop icons, and learn what USB ports are used for.

Help PC Medical Centers Celebrate St. Patty’s Day!

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Free luncheon at Rosati’s on March 9 at 1pm.