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Power of Women Luncheon & Expo

By Chamber Member | February 6, 2024

The Power of Women Expo kicks off at 10 a.m., featuring local businesses, community groups, and Southeast campus organizations. At 11:45 a.m., the luncheon will take place, headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Linda Godwin, former NASA astronaut and SEMO alumna. Tickets for the expo and luncheon are available for purchase at Individual tickets are…

Nunnery Travels & Associates-Dream Vacations Earns Prestigious Award

By Chamber Member | February 6, 2024

Cape Girardeau franchise inducted into the “Circle of Excellence” by Dream Vacations Dream Vacations, the nation’s leading home-based travel agent franchise, recently named franchise owner Carol Nunnery a member of the 2023 “Circle of Excellence,” an elite program that recognizes agencies for top sales achievement. “When I embarked on this adventure in 2015, my goal…

Mercy Hospital Southeast Names New Chief Medical Officer

By Chamber Member | February 6, 2024

Mercy Hospital Southeast welcomes a new chief medical officer, Dr. Naresh Agarwal. Dr. Agarwal joins Mercy with an impressive background in health care leadership, including most recently serving as the associate chief medical officer of primary care with Intermountain Healthcare in Utah. “Dr. Agarwal comes to Mercy Southeast with a strong history of frontline leadership…

Why Clustering like Businesses Works

By rgilligan_robgilligan | February 5, 2024

Have you ever wondered why some areas seem to be a hotspot for similar businesses? Several restaurants in the same neighborhood, jewelry stores on the same block, or even similar business models opening in the same community. It’s not just coincidence – it’s called clustering, and it’s a game-changer for businesses and communities alike. So,…

4th Quarter Economic Growth

By rgilligan_robgilligan | January 29, 2024

Last week, the Commerce Department reported that U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by a seasonally and inflation adjusted annualized rate of 3.3%, more than double the 1.5% expected by most economist. Positive economic news is a good start to the new year but it’s important for businesses to understand what the headlines mean. GDP…

Corporate Transparency Act Requires Action from Business

By rgilligan_robgilligan | January 22, 2024

New Year’s Day started the clock on a new Federal Law requiring many business entities in the United States to file Beneficial Ownership Information with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) within the U.S. Department of the Treasury. While the initial filing deadline is the end of the year now is the time for business…

Fairfield by Marriott Open House

By Chamber Member | January 19, 2024

Please join us for the Grand Opening Event of the Fairfield by Marriott Cape Girardeau! Open house will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday February 7th, 2024. The open house will provide access to several areas of the hotel including the lobby, dining area, pool, gym, and select hotel rooms! Please RSVP to

2024 Virtual Health Care Career Day

By Chamber Member | January 18, 2024

The Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are hosting the 3rd Annual Health Care Career Day on February 23.  This statewide, virtual event will take students inside Missouri healthcare organizations to learn about the hottest careers in health care and engage in real world learning. Both…

FREE LED LIGHTS for Cape Chamber Members

By Chamber Member | January 18, 2024

Cape Chamber’s newest member, OEO Energy Solutions has partnered with Ameren to offer Chamber Members FREE LED 4′ Tubes, Warehouse and Outdoor Lights to replace your existing fluorescents. (Normally $12/tube and $400/fixture). Please use the link to complete the form before 3/31/24 (Takes less than 1 minute): This FREE LED Lighting program is made…

The Salvation Army to Open Monday Night as Emergency Overnight Warming Center

By Chamber Member | January 15, 2024

After months of planning by many community nonprofits, The Salvation Army (TSA) in Cape Girardeau is prepared to open their doors as an emergency overnight warming center beginning Monday. Due to the weather prediction, the facility anticipates being open every evening for a week.   When AccuWeather predicts temperatures at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit,…