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Cyber security is a must for the modern small business. Cyber attacks on major corporations make for bigger headlines, but make no mistake, small and medium sized businesses are at risk as well. Here are some resources to help you keep your business secure.
This week Chamber member Payroll Vault shares a tip on deciding whether or not to outsource your company payroll.
In this Small Business Insider we sit down with Jami Peebles of Central Trust Company to find out what exactly we need to know about succession planning.
Learn how to get new customers through existing clients with this tip from H2R Market Research.
This week Chamber member 2B Well shares a tip for managing stress at work.
Marisol International provides global logistics and supply chain solutions. Services include worldwide transportation, customs brokerage, cargo insurance, customs bonds and international trade compliance.
This week Chamber member HR Advantage is sharing what they believe is your most important human resources tool.
The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary based health organization in the country. We have been in existence for over 100 years with a dedication to saving lives. Relay For Life is our largest fundraising event nationwide and we host 35 Relay For Life events out of our Springfield office in Southwest Missouri. Cancer death rates have declined by 20% in the last 20 years. We not only fund cancer treatment research, we also conduct cancer prevention studies to determine factors that contribute to a cancer diagnosis. This research proved the connection between second hand smoke and lung cancer. The American Cancer Society is not dedicated to one type of cancer, we fund research and programs for cancer patients effected with all cancers.
Five area businesses were recognized at the 2015 Small Business Award event, but only one received the 2015 Small Business Award.
With this new video series, we're tapping into the tremendous amount of expertise that exists within the Chamber membership. In this post, see what Chamber member Mostly Serious has to say about increasing your website's visibility.
Five area businesses are finalists for the 2015 Small Business Award to be presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce May 6 during its annual award event.
We're offering up a few of the lessons we’ve learned (or are still learning) at the Chamber relating to the vast realm of inbound/permission/content marketing.
The show must go on! At this time, the Chamber office and all scheduled events will continue as planned. We hope to see you at Good Morning, Springfield tomorrow morning.
The intel that we receive from visiting with area employers is crucial. It helps our organization and our community stay ahead of trends in the economy and tells us where we need to focus in the long term. There is one trend in particular that we hear so often and that is so important that the Chamber's board of directors has decided to elevate it to a fourth Strategic Area of Focus to our Action Plan this year.
From marketing to networking to skills training, check out this list of ways that the Chamber can help you grow your business in 2015. No time? No problem.
Dr. John Bentley was named the 2015 Springfieldian at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Friday. Bentley completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and went on to finish his training in Internal Medicine at University of Wisconsin in 1968. He then practiced medicine at St. John's, now Mercy Hospital Springfield, for 35 years. What began as a volunteer position with The Kitchen Clinic in 1980 evolved into a directorship in 1985 and ultimately, his role with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, where he has served as a family practitioner for 11 years.
Before a record breaking crowd at Good Morning, Springfield, Chairman of the Board Jeff Schrag sat down with the new Chamber President Matt Morrow to find out what Matt’s thoughts are on the top issues facing Springfield.
Americana Tire and Wheel has announced plans to locate in the Springfield region, investing $1.5M to open a new assembly facility in Marshfield, MO, and create 20 new jobs above Webster County average wage.
CLAY COOPER’S COUNTRY EXPRESS – It’s more than country! Clay Cooper’s Country Express has something for everyone with high energy singin’, dancin’, gun-slingin’, trick-ropin’, Johnny Lonestar; Comedian Matt Gumm; Youth Performers, Ezrah Noelle and Colt Cooper; 10 incredible dancers, a six-piece live band, and of course, your host, CLAY COOPER! Get up close and personal with this blast of a cast! Clay is celebrating his 28th season performing in Branson! LIVE music, LIVE singing, LOTS of fun!
Marketing your business with the Chamber doesn’t have to mean attending networking events. There are a number of ways you can increase visibility for your business, without ever leaving the office.
Clinvest Headache Care Center is leading the nation in headache treatment and care. Roger Cady, MD is a world renown headache specialist. His patient-centered philosophy attracts patients from around the globe to manage their headaches.
Cantina Laredo serves modern Mexican food in a sophisticated, vibrant atmosphere. Our Mexico City style menu included grilled fish, chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sautéed artichoke hearts and roasted bell peppers. We also offer our award winning signature margarita, the Casa Rita, made fresh from lime juice and the finest tequila. In addition to serving lunch, dinner, drinks and Sunday brunch (from 10am-3pm), Cantina Laredo also offers full-service catering and we have three private banquet rooms for you to choose from to host your special occasion or business function.
Local human resources experts provide cross-generational tips for engaging and retaining employees. Learn how to choose your messages and motivate those from different generations than yours.
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.