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

Ways to Connect

Cape Chamber

The Cape Chamber is dedicated to providing development opportunities for business and professional growth. One of the ways we help grow our community is through the Business Builders program.

Business Builders is a multidimensional program available to Chamber members consisting of several elements:

Cape Chamber

Too often I’ve heard some version of the following comment when it comes to disasters: Oh, don’t worry. The odds of something like that happening here are slim to none. 

Disasters can be man-made or natural. Either way, the percentage of businesses that don’t survive significant disasters is alarming. Many simply aren’t prepared and can’t make the recovery necessary to keep operating.

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.

Improving Soft Skills in Our Community

Feb 11, 2018
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. 

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