Shad Burner

Host - Let's Talk Business

Shad Burner is the Vice President of Business Development for the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the Chamber’s lead in the areas of business retention, workforce development, entrepreneurship, talent attraction, and health and human services. He serves on the public policy and business recruitment teams at the Chamber. He is also on the state board for the Missouri Economic Development Council.

Burner holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications: public relations and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Southeast Missouri State University. He lives in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with his wife, Layne, and two children.

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Cape Chamber

The news hits, a new manufacturer announces they are moving to the Cape area. It just happens, right?

Business leaders and site selectors make decisions about where expansions will occur. Just imagine the number of factors they are considering and the number of locations that might fit. Think about buying a new car…all the options you have when you start. Make, model, color, new, old. Do you want an SUV, do you want a car, V4 or V6, is gas mileage important, is space important…the list goes on and on.

When disaster strikes, there is one little known organization that helps things run smoothly behind the scenes.

On March 7, one of our locally owned companies will celebrate a big milestone in the history of their organization. And that company is……hang with me, and we’ll get there.

Today we are profiling a local company that is cutting the ribbon on a recent expansion, but first let’s talk a little about how they got here. This company started in 2000 and was founded by one individual. From the beginning, they built their brand around providing exceptional customer service.

Cape Chamber

Less than 20% of Southeast Missouri State University graduates will make their life and career in the Cape Girardeau area. That’s a number I’d like to change.

Cape Chamber

On Friday, January 27, 2017, I took the first ever ride given by carGO, Cape’s new ride sharing company.

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