About Cape Area Chamber of Commerce

The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce works to excite the community about business growth and advancement, as well as unite businesses in the area to be each others advocates. The Chamber hosts many monthly events and networking opportunities that are looked forward to by many, and their member count is constantly increasing. They want the city of Cape Girardeau to thrive and flourish through opportunity and success, producing an enhanced quality of life for everyone.

Time for A Transformation

The Cape Area Chamber acts as a community unifier by connecting professionals in their city through events, workshops, networking and much more. With their high amount of member involvement and community presence, they have a lot of eyes on them on a daily basis. They knew it was time to revive their organization, and they turned to us for a website that would excite and impress their audience, while giving the best user experience possible.

Website Development

Modern Design

The Cape Chamber has many things to be proud of: Successful events, community involvement and an increased impact on the Cape business world. What wasn’t impressive was their online presence. We designed a striking website that spoke to their dedication and mission to Cape Girardeau’s success , while providing a welcoming, informative and memorable experience for every visitor.

Custom Programming

Intelligent Integration

The Chamber was already using a software, ChamberMaster, for their member information, job openings, event information and much more. We used API integration to pull all that information from their current backend software, and display it with the look and feel of their new website. This not only makes them look more professional, but saves them valuable time by only having to enter information into one location.

Digital Marketing

Increased Engagement

After evaluating the Chamber’s current online presence, we advised that they step up their social game. We integrated their social media accounts with the new website, creating a lively, fresh, “happening-in-real-time” impression to every visitor. Once they had more attention on their social presence, their online engagement started to climb.


Community Connection

One of the most important pieces of the Cape Area Chamber is their diverse events. We combined our design experience with the characteristics of their largest audience, chamber members, to create a layout that would present event information in the most social, interactive way possible. Not only are upcoming events easy to find on the site; you can even view who has registered to attend, to increase the interest of anyone visiting the website.


“Website builds can be painful, but this wasn’t the case with Element 74. They were easy to work with, open to our ideas and always moving us in the right direction. We couldn’t be happier with our new digital space. Element 74 has grown into an outstanding company with a dedicated, talented team right here in Cape Girardeau!”

Shad Burner Vice President of Business Development, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce

Team Members

Cindy Knebel Project Manager
Dharshaka ‘DC’ Dias General Manager and Chief Operations Officer
Chris Behnken Vice President of Software Development and Chief Technical Officer Shehan Perera Compliance and Administrative Manager
Manish Shrestha Director of Software Development
Alex Guard Senior Support Supervisor and Quality Assurance