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

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. 

Bob Neff is the Winner of Rush H. Limbaugh Award

Feb 4, 2018
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.

Professional Development in the New Year

Jan 21, 2018
Cape Chamber

Some leaders say “what if we train our people and they leave?” Others say, “what if we don’t train our people and they stay?” 

As we move into a new year, like many, I find myself thinking about professional development. The saying about training isn’t new, but it is certainly still relevant. And there’s really no better time to think about professional development than the beginning of the year.

Cape Girardeau's Status as a Regional Hub

Jan 14, 2018
Cape Chamber

Cape’s regional hub status has long been an important part of our identity, one we must work to maintain in the years ahead. 

Growing up in Bernie, Mo., we made trips to Cape a few times a year. We shopped for clothes, books, cars, ate at the restaurants and enjoyed much of the retail offerings in town. It was an hour-long drive for us and this was certainly something many people from the area did on a regular basis.