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Seven candidates for the Board of Directors have been selected by the Nominating Committee to replace the directors whose regular terms are expiring. Additional names of candidates for Directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least twenty-five (25) primary members of the Chamber in good standing if the candidate’s willingness to accept directorship responsibilities has been determined in advance. Such petition shall be limited to one nomination and filed with the President of the Chamber by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 13. The determination of the Nominating Committee as to the legality of the petition(s) shall be final.
General admission and free luncheon tickets are now available for Springfield's biggest B2B event of the year! Kick off the day with Good Morning Springfield, followed by a morning of networking at the B2B Expo. Stay for lunch, courtesy of the Chamber, and watch while four entrepreneurs compete in the Go BIG Pitch Competition. After lunch, get ready for round two of the B2B Expo, and be sure to stop by the Chamber booth to learn about the new Member Marketplace!
Starting in 2015, some businesses will have to provide insurance to their employees or could be required to make an Employer Shared Responsibility payment. 96% of businesses are below this threshold and will not be affected by the shared responsibility rules. Do you know if you’re in the 96%?
At Elliott Robinson, we handle and solve client issues from any perspective that they might need. Sometimes it is as simple as referring them to someone for banking, insurance, investment or other needs that might be brought to our attention. Our goal is to make them feel we are more than accountants, we are trusted business advisers who assist to help them run their business more effectively which typically means more profitable. We come along clients to show them how to accomplish not only their business and financial goals; but, also their personal goals. Because life is more than just their balance sheet.
With the launch of the Chamber’s new website, we opened up a new feature where your company can offer deals, save money, make special requests, and promote your business—for FREE.
This year at the Annual Membership Luncheon, hear an update on the launch of the Chamber's new website, the progress we've made within our strategic areas of focus and the latest information on the Chamber's presidential search.
The Salute to Health Care event is a collaboration between the Chamber and the Springfield Business Journal (SBJ). In addition to the Chamber Salute awards, SBJ will recognize health care workers in these categories: E.R. Nurse, Dental Hygenist, Optometrist and Clinical Psychologist. An independent panel of judges will select the honorees. The award recipients will be honored during a banquet on November 20. Banquet registrations will open on the Chamber's website on October 1.
Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2015 Chamber board of directors. This year’s Directors Nominating Committee is currently preparing a slate of nominees. The committee will submit its recommendations to the Chamber board at the regular September meeting.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 20.
Don't just GO to Expo, Be a part of it! Early bird pricing ends August 22 for the Chamber's annual B2B Expo. Booths start at $425, but if that's not in your budget check out the Table-Top Displays which are only $175.
Tri-County Security is a full service private law enforcement agency commissioned by the Missouri Board of Police Commissioners, Missouri Board of Private Investigators/Fire Investigators. Tri-County is fully insured, licensed, bonded and commissioned Class A Title 17 Private Officers/Merchant Officers and Title 20 Private Investigators.
We sat down with The Network’s current Chair, Teresa Coyan of CoxHealth to get her take on The Network’s accomplishments over the last seven years and to learn more about what’s in store for the committee’s future.
Technology is changing the game for business—and not just in the realm of marketing. Businesses large and small are using technology to boost efficiency and profits. Earlier this week, the Chamber’s Small Business Council hosted three local business owners whose companies are changing the game through technology.
Five area businesses are finalists for the W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award to be presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce May 7.
As Chairman of the Board Jeff Schrag announced at last week’s Annual Meeting, the Chamber’s 2014 Action Plan will continue the emphasis on Creating Jobs and Business Investment, Advocating for Business and Growing Your Business– but we have several new goals within each area of focus.