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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.

Do You Need Employees?

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

FOX23 and MY49 can utilize the power of broadcast television combined with digital solutions to find the right person for your company! Whether you are looking for skilled labor or entry level positions you will be able to reach thousands of applicants. Please call Jean Graham at 573-331-2122 for more information.

SEMO Athletics Wins OVC Commissioner’s Cup

By Chamber Member | June 9, 2021

For the first time in school history, SEMO Athletics has won the OVC Commissioner’s Cup. The award is a symbol of overall athletic excellence in Conference-sponsored championships. The Redhawks won five OVC titles in 2020-21, adding top-three finishes in five other sports. SEMO has won more OVC Championship titles in the last three school years…

City of Cape Releases Updated Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Receipts Report

By John Mehner | June 7, 2021

It is important to celebrate meaningful accomplishments. The city of Cape just released the updated hotel/motel/restaurant receipts report, and it tells an amazing story. The last two months of hotel/motel receipts are the second and third highest in history. And the last two months of restaurant receipts are the highest and second highest totals in…

Legislative Update at First Friday Coffee

By Taylor Laws | June 7, 2021

Last Friday, First Friday Coffee goers were joined by several of our Missouri Legislators – Senator Holly Rehder, Representative Barry Hovis, Representative Wayne Wallingford, and Congressman Jason Smith. Though there were roughly 2,200 bills filed in the legislature this session (71 were passed), the presenters focused on four topics during their time: Prescription Drug Monitoring…

Retirement Announcement

By John Mehner | June 2, 2021

There is a Time for Everything This is a note to our awesome Chamber membership – past and present. Wanted to take just a few minutes and let you know I have decided this year, 2021, will be my last here at the Chamber. It has been a true honor and privilege to serve as…

Update from First Regular Session of Missouri’s 101st General Assembly

By John Mehner | June 1, 2021

The First Regular Session of the 101st General Assembly of the State of Missouri has ended and there are some changes coming that will affect the business community. After several years of efforts, the Wayfair bill passed. Missouri became the last of the 45 states with a state-level sales tax to enact a law requiring…