Let's Talk Business

Every Monday at 6:31 a.m. and 8:31 a.m., John Mehner provides information on what's happening in the area of regional development in Southeast Missouri. John is the President and CEO of 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 FDIC

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Let's Talk Business: Workforce Series (part 2)

Jun 11, 2017
Cape Chamber

Many sources predict that 40% of our workforce will be freelance in the coming years. This is part 2 of my 3-part series on Workforce.

The “gig economy” is changing the face of work in the U.S. Currently about 1/3 of workers are doing part or all of their work from home. This number is expected to rise, and as I said at the top of the show, 40% of all workforce will likely be freelancers in the coming years.

Let's Talk Business: Workforce Series (part 1)

Jun 4, 2017
Cape Chamber

Workforce is a major challenge facing businesses across the country and we are no exception.

I can think of no topic that has received more attention from our business community than workforce. In fact, I would say it is what I spend more of my working time on than anything. Because of that, this is something I’ve really wanted to focus on in this show. This is the first of a three-part series on workforce.

Let's Talk Business: Memorial Day

May 28, 2017
Cape Chamber

The history of Memorial Day is an interesting story that has roots right here in the heartland.

I’m Shad Burner, Vice President of Business Development with the Cape Chamber. Let’s talk Business.
Well, today, on Memorial Day, let’s not talk business. Instead, I’d love to share a little history.

Let's Talk Business: About the Cape Chamber

May 21, 2017
Cape Chamber

The Cape Chamber has approximately 1,500 representatives with nearly 1,000 area business members.

I don’t often talk specifically about the Chamber on this show, but as our membership drive wraps up this week, I felt it was appropriate to share a few things.

Let's Talk Business: Tales from the Top

May 14, 2017
Cape Chamber

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Chamber Young Professionals had our annual "Tales from the Top" event. Three area leaders shared some great stuff with our group and I want to give a few highlights today.