Let's Talk Business

Every Monday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 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 SEMO CPA Company, located in Downtown Cape Girardeau.

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Only eleven cities in the state of Missouri are fortunate enough to be home to one of these important economic drivers.

Cape is home to Southeast Missouri State University, founded in 1873. While Southeast’s primary purpose is to increase the human capital of its students, it also serves as a tremendous economic driver for the region.

Cape Chamber

Employment sector reports reveal valuable information about our local economy.

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Significant changes may be ahead positively affecting Missouri workers and businesses.

Cape Chamber

A real area game changer started January 7th, 2019. Any guesses?

Cape Chamber

2019 is a new year and with it comes a new set of laws, rules, and guidelines. Are you prepared?

The Minimum Wage Rate in Missouri for private employers changed effective January 1, 2019. The Governor’s office announced the new rate is $8.60 per hour. All private businesses are required to pay at least the minimum hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose annual gross sales are less than $500,000. They are still covered under the Federal Minimum Wage Law.