- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Scott City council hires former SEMO public safety director as city administrator (11/15/17)
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.