New events for members kick off 2017

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 01, 2017

In our ongoing effort to help member businesses make new connections, the Chamber has several new and returning events on the calendar for 2017.

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Small Business Spotlight - March 2017: Robert Cirtin Investigations

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 01, 2017

Check out our March 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Robert Cirtin Investigations!

 

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Chamber looks back at 2016 and prepares for the future

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 17, 2017

In our biggest yearly event, Chamber leaders touted the accomplishments of 2016 and the big goals on the docket this year, including a new Chamber-led initiative to create a long-term growth plan for our community.

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Small Business Spotlight - February 2017: Pearson-Kelly Office Products

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 17, 2017

Check out our February 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Pearson-Kelly Office Products!

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Why Chamber?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 02, 2017

This video shows the Chamber's efforts in economic development, advocacy and workforce development, all told by those who know the story best: our members.

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Penmac founder Patti Penny: 2017 Springfieldian

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jan 30, 2017

A desire to help people find their success and a strong entrepreneurial vision have helped Patti Penny create a lasting legacy in Springfield, and her contributions to the area were celebrated when the Chamber named her the recipient of the 2017 Springfieldian award.

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Nominations Open for 2017 Small Business Award

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jan 20, 2017

If you know a business with 50 or fewer employees that deserves to be recognized, now is the time to submit a nomination for the 2017 Small Business Award!

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Small Business Spotlight - January 2017: Swagbot

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 20, 2017

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for January, Swagbot Creative!

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Reach Campaign leads to big things for 2017

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 30, 2016

The Chamber has wrapped up its first annual Reach Campaign, and the success of the program will allow the Chamber to offer some exciting options for 2017.

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The importance of supporting small businesses

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 03, 2016

Small businesses are the backbone of southwest Missouri’s economic strength, and they’re the backbone of the Chamber. And now is the perfect time to highlight what we can do to help our small business members.

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Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

Don't forget to support local small businesses this holiday season!

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Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

Let us help you find a local small business to support during your holiday shopping this year!

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Supporting small businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

As you plan your holiday shopping this year, don't forget to think local and support our area small businesses!

 

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Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

Are you looking for a small business to support this holiday season? 

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Chamber reaches out to all members for support

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 06, 2016

The Chamber is always looking for new ways to add value for its members and better serve the business community, and part of that mission means connecting with as many of our members as we can, offering them new and targeted ways to connect with their colleagues and support the Chamber’s efforts. 

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DOL overtime rule change requires significant planning

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 25, 2016

The Department of Labor’s new rule on overtime pay for salaried employees has created a lot of uncertainty for southwest Missouri employers, and the uncertainty was apparent at the Chamber's 60 Minutes to Success session on August 10. 

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Chamber celebrates summer and successes at Annual Membership Luncheon

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 05, 2016

At the Chamber's Annual Membership Luncheon on July 27, nearly 400 attendees were treated to a taste of the islands, a chance to visit with colleagues and make new friends … and to learn about the Chamber’s progress on its stated goals for 2016.

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Member Spotlight: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 04, 2016

he 21,000+ professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. offer a full complement of retail and wholesale products and services, including property & casualty, employee benefit and HR consulting, as well as claims management and loss control services, to clients of all sizes around the world.

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Member Spotlight: Houck Transit Advertising

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2016

Houck Transit Advertising has a long history of offering unique marketing opportunities in Springfield and throughout the Midwest.

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Seeking nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 03, 2016

Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2017 Board of Directors. Once nominations close, this year’s Directors Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees, which will be submitted to the Chamber board for consideration at the regular September meeting.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.

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Hiring and firing? Avoid legal pitfalls

Posted by Ann Elwell on Jun 21, 2016

New business owners are often unprepared for the personnel issues that come with having employees. Human resources management can cause headaches and create legal difficulties if not handled properly.

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Jump-start your networking over lunch

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 03, 2016

Chamber membership offers the opportunity to make meaningful connections with business peers and prospects. Among these opportunities is the innovative program ConnectForLunch, which provides an environment custom-made for networking.

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Troubled by the new overtime rule?

Posted by Matt Morrow on May 20, 2016

Chamber president Matt Morrow explains how the Chamber can help you prepare for the new overtime regulation.

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Video: What makes a good news release?

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 19, 2016

This week Chamber member Springfield Business Journal explains how a news release can tell your company's story.

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Announcing the Signature Class for Leadership Springfield

Posted by Jamie Fields on May 09, 2016

Leadership Springfield has selected the members of Signature Class 32.

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Chamber announces 2016 Small Business Award recipient

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 04, 2016

During our annual event on May 4, the Chamber announced Interactive Dynamics, LLC as the recipient of the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. 

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Video: Is direct mail still an effective marketing tool?

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 04, 2016

This week, Chamber member Revel Advertising explains how to effectively use direct mail to get sales--in three simple steps.

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Join Us for the 2016 Small Business Award

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Apr 21, 2016

Five area businesses will be honored on May 4 as finalists for the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Here's a look at this year's honorees. 

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Video: We're constantly in crisis mode; how do we stop the cycle?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 20, 2016

This week Chamber member Marlene Chism shares a secret on how we stop the crisis cycle and move ahead.

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Year in Review - 2015

Our Chamber, Our Year
Posted by Ann Elwell on Apr 07, 2016

Take a look back at what the Chamber accomplished for its members in 2015.

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