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Looking for Employees in Outside Traditional Labor Pools

By John Mehner | September 20, 2021

As the competition for workers remains fierce, employers are looking outside traditional labor pools. In the Cape/Jackson metro area, there are more open positions than available workers. We are urging employers to look at various non-traditional sources for help. A couple of these methods are gaining support and having some results here and in other…

Annual Dinner Awards – Past Recipients

By Taylor Laws | September 13, 2021

Ambassador of the Year – Past Recipients The Ambassador of the Year Award is bestowed upon a Chamber Ambassador who has excelled in membership recruitment and retention efforts, and has gone above and beyond by volunteering at Chamber functions. 2019 Greg Vaughn 2018 Brandy McIntire 2017 Brandy McIntire 2016 Brenda Newbern 2015 Paula Myers 2014…

It’s Fair Week!

By John Mehner | September 13, 2021

This is certainly one of the largest regional events in the area drawing tens of thousands over an eight-day period. Yes, it’s fair week in Cape Girardeau. After last year’s event was cancelled, this marks the 166 Annual SEMO District Fair. The United States was an agricultural nation in its infancy and fairs were organized…

Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET Strategic Plan Survey

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

The newly reorganized and expanded Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET organizationĀ is creating an economic development strategic planĀ for the County and organization. The strategy will create a unified vision for economic development for the area and will assist MAGNET in defining and optimizing its economic development efforts as it transitions to new leadership. The goals of the…

McMillian Earns Professional Certification

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

Andrea McMillian, project assistant for Robinson Construction, has completed all requirements for the Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential. The CAPM certification demonstrates understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management. PMI professional certification is a mark of excellence in any location and in any industry.…

United Way of Southeast Missouri Community Conversations

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

On November 9th, United Way of Southeast Missouri is inviting Cape Girardeau citizens to participate in ”Community Conversations.” Through this event, UWSEMO hopes to identify local unmet human service needs and possible interventions to meet those needs. Community Conversations encompass the community’s perspective and identify areas within that demonstrate success as well as those needing…

Codefi and Vizient co-host first annual Give Back Hack!

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

Give Back Hack is an all new, annual program co-hosted by Codefi and Vizient to give tech professionals across the region a chance to give back to the community. The program invites local designers and developers to volunteer their time and talent to create and support websites and apps needed by charities and small businesses…

Go Orange for Hunger Awareness on Sept. 17

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

September is Hunger Action Month, and Southeast Missouri Food Bank is encouraging businesses to ask employees to Go Orange for Hunger Awareness on Sept. 17, which is Hunger Action Day. Wear orange and post photos on social media with #semofoodbank and #hungeractionmonth for a chance to win prizes! The food bank is also hosting a…

CTC’s Workforce Wednesday is Back!

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

We know that finding that next NEW HIRE is more challenging than ever! Have you ever considered the incredible talent that’s currently training at CTC?! Come out for WORKFORCE WEDNESDAY and spend the day connecting with our students & instructors where you just might find your next employee! The process is simple & free: 1.…

Junior Achievement seeking Volunteers to submit 3-5 minute videos for Virtual Career Fair library

By Chamber Member | September 8, 2021

Junior Achievement (JA) is seeking volunteers from all career paths to submit 3-5 minute videos to add to our library for our Virtual Career Fair for middle and high school students. If you are interested, please contact Becki Arends will for details and script ideas and and how to submit your video!