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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Saying Goodbye

Feb 25, 2018
Cape Chamber

This is my last week working with the Cape Chamber. 

I’ve accepted another job opportunity and will be leaving the Chamber, but I’ll be staying in Cape and I can’t imagine we’ll ever leave.

Cape Chamber

Government, everyone’s favorite topic. OK, maybe not, but it is an important topic and one we try to stay updated on.  

Part of the chamber’s service to the business community is to build relationships with local, state and federal elected and full-time government officials. Most of the time our businesses don’t need anything from the government, but when they do, it can be really impactful on their business. Whether it’s new regulation hindering them or new proposed legislation that would make it easier for them to add jobs, it’s important for us to be there when it counts.

Cape Chamber

One of the most common challenges businesses here and across the country face is the lack of soft skills. As a community, we are focused on doing something about it. 

Cape Chamber

Each year, the chamber gives the Rush H. Limbaugh Award to an outstanding local individual who has made incredible contributions to our community. 

The Rush H. Limbaugh award recipient list reads like a veritable who’s who of Cape Girardeau. For several years, we’ve honored business leaders, mayors, philanthropists and much more. The past recipients gather each year to select the new winner. This year, Bob Neff, General Manager at Ford Groves was chosen.

Cape Chamber

At the recent Chamber Annual Dinner, we announced the Small Business and Ambassador of the Year awards. 

You may have met some of the Chamber ambassadors out and about in the community. This group of incredibly dedicated individuals represent our Chamber every single day. They do so much to strengthen our entire business community…giving tons of time and energy. So, coming out on top in this group is a major accomplishment.