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Elite Travel, Inc. President and CEO Completes ALGV Pro Certification

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Elite Travel, Inc. president and CEO, Carolyn Sandgren (Kempf) completed the ALG Vacations training. This in-depth training is a travel advisor specialist program that boosts knowledge of the travel industry. The program breaks down topics such as travel brand differences, educational resources, efficient booking, tips and tricks for complex itineraries and…

Cape Girardeau Drive-Thru Hiring Event

By Chamber Member | October 23, 2023

Are you ready to accelerate your career and steer it in the right direction? We’ve got an opportunity that’s taking the hiring process to a whole new level! What if we told you that you could skip the conventional job search route and take the fast track to a fulfilling career right now? Buckle up…

A Lot of Development in Cape Girardeau

By rgilligan_robgilligan | October 23, 2023

Last week the City of Cape Girardeau gave final approval of the development agreement for the West Park Mall Project, starting the clock on Phase 1 getting underway in the next six months. This great new redevelopment project is joining into a string of great private sector developments currently underway in Cape Girardeau. Driving around…

Consumer Confidence in the 4th Quarter

By rgilligan_robgilligan | October 16, 2023

Last week the University of Michigan released their US Consumer Confidence sentiment rating of 63 for October indicating a more than five-point decline from 68.1 in September. Stick around for a quick over view of what the Consumer Confidence sentiment score is and what it means for the upcoming 4th quarter shopping season. In 1952 researchers…

The Future of E-commerce: Trends and Innovations Shaping the Online Retail Industry

By Chamber Member | October 10, 2023

The e-commerce industry is experiencing rapid growth and transformation in 2023, fueled by technological advancements and evolving consumer behavior. In this blog, we’ll delve into the future of e-commerce and the trends and innovations shaping the online retail landscape. By understanding and embracing these trends, businesses can stay ahead of the competition and capitalize on…

“Taste of Tuscany” Travel Presentation

By Chamber Member | October 10, 2023

1st Class Travel and Southeast Missouri Food Bank present Taste of Tuscany! Dates of travel are November 12-20, 2024. Don’t like packing and unpacking? This is the tour for you because you stay in one hotel for the entire tour! This awesome tour has you visiting Pisa, Florence, and San Gimignano in the Italian countryside,…

Pink Up™ Raffle at PDQ!

By Chamber Member | October 10, 2023

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. PDQ is proud to do our part by hosting a raffle to benefit Saint Francis Foundation. Through Pink Up™ and the funds raised, Saint Francis assists patients with life-saving screenings! Stop by our office to get your tickets today, or purchase online at

PDQ Quality Printing Open House and Ribbon Cutting

By Chamber Member | October 10, 2023

Join us for Waves Mini Donuts, Scooter’s Coffee, and a drawing for FREE Business Cards (up to $100 value) at our Open House and Ribbon Cutting on October 25, 2023 from 9 – 11 am.

Business & Community

By rgilligan_robgilligan | October 9, 2023

Last week at the Cape Chamber First Friday Coffee one of our panelists mentioned the broader importance of a healthy community for their business success and the role they play in supporting and investing in the community in different ways. Aligning business values and goals with community support can be a great strategy for success.…

5KRCU Monster Mash Dash

By Chamber Member | October 4, 2023

Don your Halloween costume & Join us for our 6th Annual Run/Walk 5KRCU Monster Mash Dash, Saturday, October 28. Registration begins at 7am with the race beginning at 8am. Register before October 13 to receive a tshirt. Official timing provided by Cape Girardeau Road Runners. This is a 2023 Grand Prix Series Event. Thank you…