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Jason Aldean, Greenway Equipment team up to benefit food banks

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Sikeston, MO – For the third consecutive year, Greenway Equipment and Jason Aldean are teaming up for an equipment giveaway as a fundraiser to benefit Southeast Missouri Food Bank and two Arkansas food banks. The promotion will run until April 9 when the drawing is held for a John Deere Gator and zero-turn mower Aldean…

Circle Fiber Names President

By Chamber Member | March 10, 2021

Big River Communications announced that Chris Simmons, Vice President of Operations, will be the President of its new entity, Circle Fiber.   Chris has been with Big River for 20 years and has been instrumental in the growth of the company and its operations.  His expertise in the industry will set the direction for Circle Fiber…

New Job Creation

By John Mehner | March 8, 2021

There are several measurements of a strong economy and job creation is the one I get asked about most frequently. Measuring the results of economic development efforts is multi-faceted. We define economic development simply as the increase in capital flow to an area. So, higher wages, capital investment, tourism dollars and new jobs are all…

Cape County Face-Covering Order Rescinded

By Taylor Laws | March 8, 2021

View KFVS’s live coverage of the meeting here.

The Importance of the IT Sector

By John Mehner | March 1, 2021

This economic sector plays an important part in virtually every aspect of our lives. I’m talking about the information technology sector, or IT. The IT sector is made up of companies producing software, hardware or semiconductor equipment, and companies providing internet or related services. According to numerous sources, these companies are leading the economic growth…

4 Ways the Chamber Can Help Meet Your Small Business Goals

By Taylor Laws | March 1, 2021

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, support is key. From networking opportunities to cost saving benefits, the Cape Chamber has been supporting local businesses for over 100 years. If you’re a new business wondering if Chamber membership is worth the investment, here are just a few examples of how the Cape Chamber helps with common small business goals…

Importance of Disaster Planning in Your Business

By John Mehner | February 22, 2021

2020 and this past week have reminded us about the importance of disaster planning in our businesses. Disasters can be man-made or natural. Either way, the percentage of businesses that don’t survive significant disasters is alarming. Many simply aren’t prepared and can’t make the recovery necessary to keep operating. We live in a great state…

Glenn Campbell “Makes Bills” with “Bills” in Necessary Entrepreneur Podcast

By Taylor Laws | February 22, 2021

Our friends from codefi reached out this week with some exciting news and we can’t wait to share it with you! Check out their article below. Glenn Campbell “Makes Bills” with “Bills” in Necessary Entrepreneur Podcast Want to become a successful entrepreneur? According to Glenn, you must first learn how to shake hands. Our very…

Creative Compensation Packages

By John Mehner | February 15, 2021

Successful employers are looking at many different ways to hire and retain employees and keep them engaged and happy in a time of workforce challenges complicated by the pandemic. In today’s world, employers must consider more than just monetary compensation when hiring and retaining employees. Creative compensation is a method of looking at an entire…

Vaccination Clinic Meals

By Chamber Member | February 10, 2021

On behalf of the Cape Girardeau County Health Department, Century Casino Cape Girardeau is coordinating meals for their team on the days of the COVID19 vaccination clinics at Century Casino. We are asking local businesses to donate or sponsor meals for the Health Department employees. There are two options – 1. Provide a restaurant meal…