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2nd Annual SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Festival of Trees

By Chamber Member | July 7, 2023

An elegant evening of live Christmas music, elaborately decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and centerpieces, a full meal, pictures and silent auction of all decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces, all while raising money for our Regional Patient Care Fund.

Global Leadership Summit 2023

By Chamber Member | July 7, 2023

La Croix Church is excited to offer the Global Leadership Summit – a two-day event on August 3rd and 4th that will equip you with the skills and inspiration needed to become a better leader in your organization, community, and personal life. At the GLS, you’ll learn from some of the world’s most respected and…

Education and Business working together to build the future

By rgilligan_robgilligan | July 3, 2023

Last week, more than 40 educators from 7 different school districts took part in the Southeast Missouri Show Me Careers program hosted locally by the Missouri Chamber of Business & Industry, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, SE MO REDi, and the Cape Chamber. Visiting more than 20 different regional employers and businesses, participants…

Developing Skills for New Business Opportunities

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 26, 2023

July 23rd is the registration deadline for the new cohort of students in Codefi’s workforce development program Code Labs. This 10-month training program, that is no cost to participants, serves not just as a workforce development program but also as an economic development engine for Southeast Missouri. Code Labs is a local tech education and on-the-job…

Business Succession planning through Employee Ownership

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 19, 2023

Certified EO, identifies over 6,300 companies in the US and 181 in Missouri that meet their standard of Employee-Owned meaning at least 30% of the company is owned by the employees. They highlight the benefits such as increased wealth building for the community, a better work environment and stronger employee performance. An upcoming regional conversation…

SEMO’s Welcome Back Picnic

By Chamber Member | June 14, 2023

We’re busy here on campus planning for this fall’s incoming class and Opening Week activities- including the Welcome Back Picnic 2023! This annual event brings together nearly 3,000 SEMO students for a fun afternoon of learning more about their campus and community.   The picnic will take place Sunday, August 20th at the Show Me…

SoutheastHEALTH Foundation Golf Tournament

By Chamber Member | June 14, 2023

Be a Workplace Wonder!

By Chamber Member | June 14, 2023

United Ways around the world celebrate June 21st – the longest day of the year – as United Day of Caring. To involve the local community in this global event, United Way of Southeast Missouri (UWSEMO) challenges local businesses to participate in our first annual ”Workplace Wonder Competition.” Many families struggle with nutrition during the…

A Broader Regional Perspective

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 12, 2023

The 14 County region referred as Southeast Missouri by the Missouri Department of Economic Development in their MERIC Data profile indicates little to no economic growth over the last decade when measured by GDP. When you narrow down to the immediate area of Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Scott Counties the last decade has seen about…

“Topping Out” a great new development in Cape Girardeau

By rgilligan_robgilligan | June 5, 2023

This Wednesday, June 7, 2023, Century Casino will host a “Topping Out” Ceremony as Penzel construction sets the final structural steel beam in place on the new Casino Hotel tower. This is a common celebration stage of major construction projects but the broader representation of the regional business impact of the casino is great for…