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Jobs & Workforce Update

By rgilligan_robgilligan | January 3, 2023

The November jobs reports shows a year over year decrease in unemployment including a slight increase Total employment for the Cape Girardeau MSA. On the surface those numbers look good but a look at the total Civilian Labor Force tells a more important story. In the November Jobs Report issued by the Missouri Economic Research and Information…

Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities

By dbrune_danadebrock | January 3, 2023

Apprenticeships are proven to be beneficial for both employers and workers. As workforce challenges continue to face our region, it is critical that we explore opportunities like apprenticeships to help solve those challenges. The Missouri Chamber Foundation is launching the Workforce Opportunities for Rural Communities, or WORC, grant initiative and the Cape Chamber is teaming…

New Years Blood Drive

By Chamber Member | December 13, 2022

January 3rd, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM First State Community Bank of Cape County will host a Blood Drive in their Community Room at the Mt. Auburn branch. 2 South Mount Auburn Rd, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 – Community Room

Local Travel Agent Receives Cruise Industry Certification

By Chamber Member | December 13, 2022

Carol Nunnery of Dream Vacations Recognized as Master Cruise Counsellor Cape Girardeau, MO (12/12/2022) – Carol Nunnery of Nunnery Travels & Associates Dream Vacations in Cape Girardeau has been designated as a Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Master Cruise Counsellor (MCC), which is an advanced level certification. Master Cruise Counsellor certification is achieved through completing…

Graduation and Keeping Alumni Local

By rgilligan_robgilligan | December 12, 2022

This Saturday, December 17, 2022, Southeast Missouri State will hold it’s fall commencement with just over 1,000 students expected to complete their degrees and move into the workforce. We have talked many times about the impact that students have on the local and regional economy but today we will focus on the students as they…

Jackson Solar, LLC Earns 2022 Angi Super Service Award

By Chamber Member | December 12, 2022

Award reflects company’s consistent level of customer service Jackson, Missouri, December 8th 2022 – Jackson Solar, LLC is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angi Super Service Award (SSA). This award, first released in 1999, recognizes the best home professionals and businesses in the Angi network for their hard…

Elite Travel, Inc. Celebrated for Reaching Elite Diamond Status

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2022

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Shannon Thompson, Sales Manager, and Jaime Stroder, Assistant Manager, represented Elite Travel, Inc. at the Apple Leisure Group Vacations Elite Diamond Retreat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Over the dates of November 17-20th, ALG Vacations took the time to thank its most important travel advisors, honoring the top-earning travel agency owners…

Saint Francis Healthcare System to Host Live Nativity on December 17

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2022

Saint Francis Healthcare System will recreate the scene of Jesus’ birth with its fourth annual outdoor Live Nativity. Come and experience the true reason for the season on Saturday, December 17, from 5-7 pm. Invite your neighbors, friends and family to follow the Star of Bethlehem to the Saint Francis Cancer Institute (Entrance 6) and…

Marketing Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2022

As we get closer to the end of the year, taxes are likely looming in your mind. We don’t like to think about them, but it doesn’t have to be all bad. Whether you ran just one digital marketing campaign or hired a marketing firm to build a new website or advertised your services all…

Sturgill Recognized as CIO of the Year for Nonprofit/Public Sector

By Chamber Member | December 8, 2022

Saint Francis Healthcare System Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lori Sturgill, MOL, was recognized with the Nonprofit/Public Sector St. Louis CIO of the Year ORBIE® Award. The annual St. Louis CIO of the Year ORBIE® Awards program honors Chief Information Officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Winners of the Super Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise,…