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.
Neff was born and raised in St. Louis. He attended St. Mary’s High School and graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a B.S. in Business. His first job after graduation was with Electro Battery as, “Sparky the Battery Salesman.”
Bob has lived in Cape for 30 years and is certainly best known for his role with Ford Groves. However, he’s done much more. Neff served as the President of the Southeast Hospital Foundation, on their board of trustees and did a stint on SoutheastHEALTH’s executive committee. Bob was also the local founder of Guardians, which is now known as Backstoppers, an organization that provides financial support and assistance to spouses and children of firefighters and police officers.
We aren’t the first group to recognize Neff. He won Missouri Time Magazine’s Missouri Quality Dealer of the Year Award for Outstanding Performance as an Automotive Dealer and Valued Servant in his Community, among many other awards. Undoubtedly, Bob has left and continues to leave an indelible mark on Cape Girardeau. Congratulations on the well-deserved award!