John Mehner

Host, Let's Talk Business

John Mehner is the President and CEO of the Cape Chamber.

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This week brought us additional news in two important areas related to business and the economy.

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To say we now have a different perspective on daily life is an understatement.

We’re going to do a little reflection this week and I’ll highlight some things I see as very positive in the midst of all this uncertainty.

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Well, it is official. This is the largest turnaround in the history of the United States.

Welcome to day one of Phase One of the Governor’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan.

Governor Parson announced guidelines to begin to reopen our economy. He consistently uses an analogy that Phase One is designed to be a dial, not a switch. We must ease back in to work and do it safely for both employees and customers.

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In the middle of all this uncertainty, several positives emerge.

Yes, people are still contracting the coronavirus. Yes, we are still under a Stay At Home Missouri order. Yes, unemployment numbers are escalating, and yes, some businesses are determining whether they will ever be able to reopen their doors. Certainly, these are challenging times on several fronts.