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A new opportunity to Bounce your Big Idea

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 24, 2024

Have you ever encountered a problem or an issue at work and thought there should be a technical solution to this problem? Do you have ideas for an application or technical concept that could be a business but don’t know where to start? Your next opportunity to work through the problem and create a solution…

Preserving History while Modernizing for the Future

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 17, 2024

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to join a couple hundred other guests at the Grand Opening of the Buckner Ragsdale Event Center (BREC) in downtown Cape Girardeau. A long shuttered and underused property now has a new opportunity to benefit the community and region, while highlighting the economic impact that preservation can have. Constructed…

Brandon Bruner Promoted to Commercial Loan Officer at MRV Banks

By Chamber Member | June 13, 2024

MRV Banks is proud to announce the promotion of Brandon Bruner to the position of Commercial Loan Officer. In his new role, Brandon will be responsible for managing commercial lending activities, cultivating relationships with business clients, and facilitating financial solutions tailored to their unique needs. Brandon Bruner brings a wealth of experience and expertise to…

Shelly Kaiser Appointed as Cape Bank Center Manager at MRV Banks

By Chamber Member | June 13, 2024

MRV Banks is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelly Kaiser as the new Cape Bank Center Manager. In her new role, Shelly will oversee the operations of the Cape Girardeau branches, ensuring exceptional customer service and fostering a culture of growth and community engagement. With a proven track record of leadership and a deep…

Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau Shines Bright: Illuminating Resilience with Record-Breaking Achievements

By Chamber Member | June 13, 2024

Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau, a prominent service organization dedicated to empowering women and girls, proudly announces remarkable accomplishments in its latest fiscal year. With a membership exceeding 85 passionate individuals, Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau has illuminated the path of resilience, contributing over 2,000 service hours to more than 20 service organizations. Under the…

Enroll your child in BBBSEMO to be matched with a Mentor!

By Chamber Member | June 11, 2024

Enroll your child in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern MO. Now accepting K-6th grade boys and girls who live in Cape Girardeau County. Benefits to your child can be: having a friendship with a positive role model, sharing experiences and interest with their Big and additional support/encouragement for your child! Contact smoore@bbbsemo.org to enroll…

Southern Europe Cruise

By Chamber Member | June 11, 2024

1st Class Travel along with the Notre Dame Foundation would like to invite you to cruise Southern Europe with them! Travel dates are March 28, 2025 to April 11. 2025. This amazing trip includes 2 Night Portugal Tour before boarding an 11 Night Cruise of Spain, Morocco, & Portugal. For more information call/text 573-651-0088 or…

Road Construction Benefits Business

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 10, 2024

The temperatures are warming up and the detour signs and orange cones are out in force, meaning construction season is underway. While this can certainly feel like a hassle when it disrupts your normal commuting patterns, continued investment in our infrastructure is good for business. Street improvements play a pivotal role in bolstering local business…

Navigating Meta’s 30% Apple Tax: How Small Businesses Can Boost Posts Effectively

By Chamber Member | June 4, 2024

If you’re a business owner looking to boost your posts on Facebook and Instagram, recent changes in Apple’s policies might have you feeling a bit uncertain. Apple’s decision to extend its 30 percent service charge to boosted posts in the Facebook and Instagram iOS apps means advertisers now have to navigate additional fees. However, there…

The Psychology of Color in Web Design: Elevating Small Business Websites

By Chamber Member | June 4, 2024

The choice of colors in web design holds immense power as first impressions continue to hold much power. Small business owners often underestimate the impact that color can have on user perceptions, emotions and actions. As we unravel the fascinating psychology of color in web design you’ll leave with actionable insights into how color choices…