- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Two men face charges in Cape prostitution sting (5/28/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
We often hear about developing leaders, finding leadership characteristics in people, and becoming better leaders. While discussion of these topics has filled numerous books, there's another component to leadership: ideas. Leaders are often innovators and visionaries. In the private and public sectors, leaders can help advance causes, cultivate businesses and improve communities.
A number of years ago the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce started a program called Leadership Cape. This year's class recently presented their group proposals, ideas that the members felt would help improve Cape Girardeau. The projects included: An aquarium (one group proposing an aquarium/IMAX theater complex and the other a river museum and aquarium), an outdoor amphitheater, botanical gardens and a dog park.
Leadership Cape proposals have been a driving force for some of the features in Cape Girardeau, including Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center and the Discovery Playhouse. To see a list of projects from years past and the status of each as reported by the groups, go to www.capechamber.com.
If you're interested in participating in next year's Leadership Cape class, contact Tracey Glenn at 335-3312.