Let's Talk Business

Every Monday at 6:31 a.m. and 8:31 a.m., Shad Burner provides information on what's happening in the area of regional development in Southeast Missouri. Shad is the Vice President of Business Development with the Cape Chamber.

Local support for Let's Talk Business comes from Banterra Bank, a locally-owned bank located at 1650 North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Details at Banterra.com. Member F-D-I-C

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Cape Chamber

Missouri Department of Economic Development Acting Director, Rob Dixon, spoke at the Cape Chamber's First Friday Coffee on Friday, October 6, 2017.

Acting Director Dixon shared several key things the Department has planned, perhaps the most important being geared toward existing businesses.

Shad Burner

Retail is a vital industry to the local economy and the tax revenue derived is a critical part of the budget for all local municipalities. So, let’s talk about a quick retail story happening now.

The cities of Cape and Jackson recently came together to hire a retail consultant. The reports are in and we are moving on to the next phase. Today, I want to share a few items from the Cape Girardeau report.

CapeChamber

On Tuesday, October 3, the Cape Chamber is hosting the second annual Manufacturing Day at the Career and Technology Center in Cape.

Last year, several workforce professionals in our region came together to identify some of our greatest challenges and opportunities. Those meetings led us to create some more strategic efforts to support our advanced manufacturers. Specifically, what we hoped to do was positively affect the image our community has of manufacturing.

Shad Burner

Recently, I had a big failure. It was really pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, but for me it was big.

It all started in early 2016 when I decided to be a runner. Not a marathoner, I just wanted to run 5Ks and run them faster. I had run a few in the past, but nothing serious. My best time prior was around 27 minutes. After a few months of training, I finished one in under 25 minutes and decided to set a goal of running one in under 22 minutes.

Cape Chamber

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently approved plans for SkyWest Airlines to provide air service from Cape to Chicago starting this December. 

Over the last several years, Cape Air has provided consistent commercial flights, which was a major improvement for our region. They served us well at that stage in the development of Cape Girardeau, but now it’s time to take a step forward.

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