(Photo by Laura Simon)
Noel moved to Cape Girardeau 16 years ago from Monmouth, Ill., and has used his role as sales manager with Charter Media to broadcast charitable campaigns for groups like the United Way and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul in Cape, is involved with the Cape Girardeau Noon Optimist Club and has served as a coach/age group coordinator for a variety of youth sports. He is a member of Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce; serves on the advisory board for the First Annual St. Vincent de Paul Golf Tournament Fundraiser; and volunteers for Vincent's Vittles. Noel is responsible for overseeing a multimillion-dollar advertising sales operation for Charter. He helped promote and manage local access channels in various Missouri systems for Charter Media. He was recognized in 2006 as one of a select group of managers in all of Charter Media to earn the designation of Peak Performer. He is currently working on behalf of Charter with the local Tri-State Advertising and Marketing Professionals' Advertising for a Cause Public Service Campaign, and with other media, to sponsor a local civic organization with a complete marketing strategy.
If I had to choose one thing I felt was the best thing to happen in our community in the last year, I would have to say the overall improvements that were made in our parks and recreation areas. The walk/bike trail improvements, the new baseball fields down at Shawnee coming together and the Jaycee golf course remodel were all much needed additions to our beautiful city. Then you cap it all off with the opening of the stunning new water park complex at the Osage Center, Cape Splash! As a proud parent of three young boys, we took great advantage of these wonderful additions and especially the water park. I know we created some wonderful, lasting memories that I hope will stay with my boys as long as it will with my wife and me. This community has been so incredible to my family and I that I hope we can continue to find ways to give back.