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SEMO Food Bank Names Peters Chief Impact Officer

By Chamber Member | November 8, 2023

Southeast Missouri Food Bank has named Camille Peters as Chief Impact Officer. In this expanded role, Peters will continue working with the food bank’s 140 partner agencies, but will also focus time on the food bank’s health programs, organizational and leadership building, and continue overseeing our volunteer services, along with many other responsibilities. “I’m looking…

Secrets to Creating a Website That Converts: A Guide for Southeast Missouri Businesses

By Chamber Member | November 8, 2023

In today’s digital era, having a website is crucial for any business looking to thrive in the competitive Southeast Missouri market. However, merely having a website is not enough; it needs to be optimized for conversion to turn visitors into valuable customers. In this comprehensive guide, we will unveil the secrets to creating a website…

Small Town Digital Marketing: 10 Ways to Connect Here and Abroad

By Chamber Member | November 8, 2023

Small town businesses face unique challenges when it comes to marketing themselves on a national and worldwide stage. Often, these businesses don’t have the same marketing budgets as larger companies, and they may not have as much access to traditional marketing channels, such as television ads or billboards. However, with the rise of digital marketing,…

The Importance of Business News Coverage

By rgilligan_robgilligan | November 6, 2023

Last week Jeff Long, Business Reporter for the Southeast Missourian retired from the role he has held locally for many years. As Jeff moves into his retirement adventure it gave me cause to reflect on the importance of local news coverage for business and community success. Local news coverage is becoming an ever more important…

An Opportunity to Elevate your Stage 2 Business

By rgilligan_robgilligan | October 30, 2023

According to the Edwards Lowe Foundation, citing data from from “2005 to 2015 second-stagers [businesses] only represented 17 percent of all U.S. businesses, but they generated more than 37 percent of jobs and 36 percent of sales.” A new partnership with Innovate SOMO and the Missouri SBDC is expanding access to a program called Elevate to help promote Second-Stage…

Flourish at the Farm

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

Join Flourish Magazine for Flourish at the Farm and do your holiday shopping with some of our favorite businesses, while sipping on cocktails, eating delicious food, and experiencing wonderful music, art and activities! Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available by reaching out to Logan Clippard at or 573-388-2746.

Facility Improvement and Infrastructure Grant Program powered by Childrens Trust Fund

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

The Facility Improvement and Infrastructure Grant Program, a partnership between Community Foundation of the Ozarks and Children’s Trust Fund, will award grants to agencies that have a primary purpose of preventing, identifying, or treating child abuse and neglect. The Facility Improvement and Infrastructure Grant Program powered by Children’s Trust Fund has $670,000 to award to…

Elite Travel, Inc. Completes Site Inspections in Las Vegas

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Elite Travel, Inc.’s Tonya Blunt and Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) completed site inspections in Las Vegas, Nevada. The travel advisors observed the most popular resorts on the strip: the Paris Hotel, Horseshoe, Waldorf Astoria, The Venetian, Caesars Palace and Treasure Island. “With nearly 300 hotels in Las Vegas, we know that where…

Partner with Papa Johns

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

Locally owned and operated, and looking to build relationships in our community by offering great service, exclusive deals, catering, fundraising, and more!

Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s Subs

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

Where, WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!? happens all the time! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters global tour as they take the court with moments of extreme basketball innovation and unparalleled fan FUN! See the Globetrotter stars LIVE as they DRIBBLE, SPIN, SLAM, and DUNK their way past their relentless…