Leaders in Cape Girardeau say the start of projects such as the new conference center and indoor sports complex mark the beginning of another leap forward for the city. Keeping up with the city each step of the way is the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.
For the CVB, finding ways to promote the community is never-ending, though its efforts may not be obvious to many.
From bringing thousands to an event in Cape Girardeau to welcoming the families stopping by the visitor's center on Broadway, the Convention and Visitors Bureau uses four full time employees and one part-time worker. Others step in on a part-time basis to help welcome Mississippi River boats docking downtown or run welcome tables at special events.