As always, thank you to our Leading, Developing and Creating Partners
2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
The Cape Chamber offers a variety of opportunities to promote your business via sponsorships. While you can find a brief listing of available sponsorships below, full descriptions are available here. To secure your sponsorships, please fill out the form below by November 30, 2020.
 
2021 Sponsorships
New! Monday Morning Memo | $400
New! Inside Commerce | $100
New! Member News | $100
Annual Dinner | $500
Business Builders | $300
First Friday Coffee | $550
Leadership Cape | $300
Women’s Network | $300 
Events
November 6, 2020
First Friday Coffee
Century Casino @ 7 a.m. Virtual
 
Program: Flying into 2021
 
Learn about the new pilot program offered by Southeast Missouri State University in conjunction with updates happening at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Due to rising COVID-19 concerns in our region, First Friday Coffee will be returning to a virtual format on Facebook Live.

 
Sponsors:
Insights
Mehner's Meanderings
John Mehner
President and CEO, Cape Chamber

Work Team Diversity

The research is clear and there are major benefits in having diversity on work teams. If you have the pleasure of having racial, gender, and age diversity on the team you work with, you probably understand my opening line. Either way, let’s look at some of the ways diverse work teams produce better results and add to the profitability of a business.

Studies show diverse teams are more creative. Although you may be more comfortable working with people who share your same background, certainly people from dissimilar backgrounds see the world differently and can therefore generate more, different, and better ideas. A diverse group is not limited by one set of approaches and experiences.

Much research indicates diverse teams are more likely to focus on facts and not get caught up in stereotypes. It seems diverse groups encourage greater examination of concepts and actions thereby keeping their approach sharp. The more trust within the group, the better the openness on helping team members recognize their own biases.

And let’s not ignore the obvious. Research shows companies with diverse teams usually experience greater employee loyalty and find it easier to attract new employees – particularly younger workers who have grown up with greater diversity. This can be a real edge in today’s world.

What does your work team look like? Are you missing out on a great opportunity to improve performance? 
Talking Tourism
Brenda Newbern
Executive Director, Visit Cape 

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2020. In this time of dealing with a pandemic and cultural unrest tourism is the one constant that is there to offer an escape from the pressures of everyday life and relax and experience something new. Individuals need that opportunity to find wholeness, peace, and relaxation. Cape Girardeau is just that place! We offer the scenic beauty of a sunrise as you sit on the banks of the Mississippi river an afternoon of fishing, bird watching, hiking, or just sitting on a park bench at any of our lovely parks. The opportunity for wellness tourism awaits those that dare to come right here in the middle of the country. It is an easy drive from any of the eight border states! Yes, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska and we look forward to welcoming visitors from any of them to come and VisitCape. 

The benefit of our wellness area offers the out of doors, history, art, and lodging; the traveler will seek the shopping and entertainment. The time is now for sharing with the world the beauty and comforts of a midsize destination in Missouri and all it has to offer. 

VisitCape is reaching out to those travelers’ year- round and looking for opportunities in every niche of the tourism market. Global wellness research shows that mindful movements will be the #1 growth sector from now thru 2023 with a $29 - $59 billion dollar market. So, VisitCape seeks to capture our portion of that economic impact! For all things travel go to visitcape.com and do not forget to invite someone to VisitCape!
The Inside Line
Angie Umfleet
Chair of the Board, Cape Chamber

I can feel it….can’t you?!?!  As costumes get put away, the sounds, sights, and smells all seem to turn towards my two favorite Holidays. Falling leaves signal Thanksgiving and early bird lighting arrangements get me really excited about Christmas. 

As we continue to maneuver the obstacles of the pandemic, these two Holidays bring a heightened excitement for me. Even if it’s smaller gatherings and more facetime love, I am determined to find ways to connect with friends and family.

During the upcoming holiday season I want to encourage you to shop locally and support our amazing retailers. As you know, they have worked extra hard to keep their doors open during this time. Let’s show them BIG LOVE this year! 

So many retailers have the ability to online shop and many have pick up options without having to enter the store. Many others can even ship straight to your home. Remember that when this pandemic is over we want to see our friends and neighbors with their doors still open!!! Most of these stores offer great gift card options and these are also a great way to give our local business’ a boost for the end of the year.  I have no doubt that our community will rally again and support our amazing local businesses this holiday season!
Spotlights
Creating Partner Spotlight
Ribbon Cuttings & Groundbreakings
Patriot Medical Devices

We had the honor of celebrating the grand opening of Patriot Medical Devices with a ribbon cutting! Patriot Medical Devices is bringing stability to the US supply chain through building a vertically integrated domestic manufacturing solution for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
S&S Nails

Grand opening ribbon cuttings are some of the most special things we get to be a part of at the Cape Chamber. Congratulations S&S Nails! Visit them today at 125 S. Broadview Plaza, Ste. 2 
Elite Dysphagia Diagnostics & Speech Services, LLC

Please join us in sending well wishes to Elite Dysphagia Diagnostics & Speech Services, LLC for the grand opening of their new location!
Discovery Playhouse

Time flies when you're having fun! Congratulations to Discovery Playhouse on their 10th anniversary at 502 Broadway!
Fort D

We had a beautiful day to celebrate improvements at Fort D! Congratulations to the City of Cape Girardeau Municipal Government and the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department!
Welcome New Members
Advanced Technology & Consulting LLC
Matt Gamel
338 Broadway, Ste 426, Cape Girardeau, MO


VOIP Telephone Services

Barnabas Acres
Dwayne Greer
210 Franks Lane, Cape Girardeau, MO

Long Term Care

Comfort Care In Home Services Inc.
Leslie Sadler
2021 Perryville Rd., Cape Girardeau, MO

In-home services for the elderly, disabled and veterans.

Elite Dysphagia Diagnostics & Speech Services, LLC
Laura Randen
1200 N Kingshighway, Unit 202, Cape Girardeau, MO

Providing specialized medical adult speech services in Cape Girardeau, MO and contract Mobile FEES in the Midwest.

Est and Ouest-Pier LLC dba Rufus Red Hots 
Yolanda Cawthon
600 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO

Chicago Style American Restaurant

GoToShift LLC
Haas Alhandy
27100 Oakmead Dr. Suite 103, Perrysburg, OH

Employee Shift Scheduling Software

hibu - Dan Dial
Dan Dial
Cape Girardeau, MO

Local digital solutions expert with over 10 years of direct business experience helping small and medium sized businesses connect with new customers that are searching for their services. As a SEMO grad that has been around SE Missouri all my life, I have a unique understanding how to utilize online solutions to connect with local residents. I have the support of a team of digital experts at the national level to help support my clients website and digital programs. However, all of my clients have my cell phone and get direct, face to face service on their account. 

Hoesli Insurance Agency
Dustin Hoesli
338 Broadway, Ste. 505, Cape Girardeau, MO

Auto & Home Insurance

Inland Cape Rice Co.
Sam Schneider

Inland Cape Rice Company provides Midwest residents who love healthy whole grains with a farm-direct sustainable, nutritious rice from our family farm. 

Kristal's Place of Style
Kristal Smith
604 Matthew Ave., Sikeston, MO

I am a business owner who loves to help customers feel great. My business consists of clothing, shoes, jewelry, wigs, eyebrows, furniture, and home interior.

Patriot Medical Devices
Rick Needham
1823 Rust Ave., Cape Girardeau, MO

Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, Patriot Medical Devices is proud to have our roots in America's Heartland. We believe in the power of American innovation, capital, and labor. Patriot Medical Devices is bringing stability to the US supply chain through building a vertically integrated domestic manufacturing solution for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In pursuit of this ideal, we are providing top-quality, American made PPE and other medical devices to our nation's workers and healthcare providers.

S & S Nails
Sha'Ron Bailey
125 S. Broadview Plaza, Ste. 2, Cape Girardeau, MO

Full service nail salon, including manicures and pedicures.

Sensible Solutions
James Dannenmueller
27845 US HWY 61, Scott City, MO

Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling Services in Cape Girardeau

Staples, The Office Superstore
Teresa Borneman
294 Siemers Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO

Staples is the world's largest office products company and a trusted source for office solutions. We provide products, services and expertise in the categories of office supplies, technology, furniture, Copy & Print, and cleaning and breakroom.

SuperFresh Kitchens
Jeremy Roth
1318 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO

Fresh. Fast. Food.

Welcome New Representatives
Advanced Technology & Consulting LLC
Matt Gamel

Barnabas Acres
Dwayne Greer
Comfort Care In Home Services Inc.
Leslie Sadler
Discovery Playhouse, A Children's Museum
Michael Toeniskoetter
Est and Ouest-Pier LLC dba Rufus Red Hots
Yolanda Cawthon
Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service
David Taylor
Elite Dysphagia Diagnostics & Speech Services, LLC
Laura Randen
GoToShift LLC
Haas Alhandy
hibu - Dan Dial
Dan Dial
Hoesli Insurance Agency
Dustin Hoesli
Hudson Chiropractic
Jessica Allison, Chris Crawford, Don Davis, Jack Roupp
Inland Cape Rice Co.
Sam Schneider
Kristal's Place of Style
Kristal Smith
Patriot Medical Devices
Rick Needham, Tyler Needham
S & S Nails
Sha'Ron Bailey
Sensible Solutions
James Dannenmueller
SMG Realty
Brandon Sparks
Southeast Missourian
Maria Swan Childress
Staples, The Office Superstore
Teresa Borneman
SuperFresh Kitchens
Jeremy Roth
Thank you to our 2020 Partners!