The Network provides value to both members and employers

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 07, 2016

Springfield is fortunate to have a growing young professional population and a steady stream of young people moving to the area for educational opportunities. However, our ability to retain these bright young professionals depends heavily on our efforts to connect with them and get them plugged into the broader community.

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The Network selects Campus Liaisons for 2015-2016 school year

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Sep 29, 2015

The Network has selected four students from local campuses for this year's Campus Liaison Program. Read on to learn more about the program and this year's participants!

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Apply to join The Network's Leadership Council!

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Sep 28, 2015

Looking to take on a more active role in The Network? Apply today to join the Leadership Council! Leadership Council members provide visioning and feedback for The Network and serve for a term of three years. Members meet monthly with Chamber staff to make decisions regarding The Network and also provide guidance to The Network's five work crews.

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Campus Liaison Program accepting applications for 2015-2016 school year

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Aug 17, 2015

The Network is now accepting applications for its Campus Liaison Program for the 2015-2016 school year. We're seeking motivated students from Drury University, Evangel University, Ozarks Technical Community College, and Missouri State University to represent their campus within The Network.

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The Network names its Young Professional of the Year

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jun 03, 2015

Matthew Morris was named the 2015 Young Professional of the Year by the Network for Young Professionals at the group’s anniversary event on June 3.

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The Network launches Summer Series for local interns

Posted by Paige Oxendine on May 14, 2015

The Network's Summer Series provides summer interns with access to an entire summer's worth of events - all at no cost to interns or employers!

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Springfield named top city to start a business

Posted by Paige Oxendine on May 04, 2015

Springfield is the 3rd best city in the nation to start a business and the top city when it comes to accessing resources for startups, says a study published by personal finance site WalletHub.

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Nominations now open for Young Professional of the Year Award!

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 02, 2015

Nominations are now open for The Network's Young Professional of the Year Award! Anyone who has been a member of The Network for at least six months is eligible for nomination. We'll recognize the top three finalists and announce the award recipient at The Network's Anniversary Celebration on June 3!

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Campus Liaison Program expands to include Evangel University

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Feb 09, 2015

The Network's Campus Liaison Program has recently expanded to include Evangel University. The program was launched in the fall of 2014 on Drury University and Missouri State University campuses, and now includes four liaisons.

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Great Circle named The Network's 2015 Nonprofit Partner

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Feb 03, 2015

The Network's Charitable Work Crew is excited to announce this year's nonprofit partner, Great Circle!

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Jeff Byrd, 2015 Network Chair, discusses 2014's successes and 2015's plans

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Dec 19, 2014

We asked Jeff Byrd, Marketing Account Specialist with Sho-Me Technologies and 2015 Chair of The Network's Leadership Council to share his reflections on 2014 and his vision for 2015. Read on to learn why Jeff thinks The Network is headed for our best year yet!

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The Network raises $750 for The Tooth Truck

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Dec 11, 2014

The Network wrapped up 2014 with a holiday party and check presentation to this year’s non-profit partner The Tooth Truck. Over the course of the last year Network members raised $750 for The Tooth Truck, surpassing previous fundraising campaigns by more than $200.

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Isaac Cowart & Andrew Garton Appointed to The Network's Leadership Council

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Dec 05, 2014

The Network is excited to welcome Isaac Cowart and Andrew Garton to the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council offers feedback and visioning for The Network, provides leadership for the five work crews, and works with Chamber staff to ensure that members have access to professional development and leadership opportunities.

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Ashley Clair & Derek Pon appointed to The Network's Leadership Council

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Dec 01, 2014

The Network is excited to welcome Ashley Clair and Derek Pon to the Leadership Council. The Leadership Council offers feedback and visioning for The Network, provides leadership for the five work crews, and works with Chamber staff to ensure that members have access to professional development and leadership opportunities.

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State legislators get candid with Springfield's young professionals

Posted by Maggie Kost on Nov 05, 2014

More than 50 young professionals turned out bright and early last week to hear what major issues Springfield’s state representatives are looking to tackle in the 2015 legislative session. In the joint meeting of the Chamber’s Network for Young Professionals and the Governmental Relations Committee, legislators fielded questions on a variety of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to generational engagement in the political process. 

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Ambassador Work Crew launches Campus Liaison Program

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Sep 01, 2014

The Network's Ambassador Work Crew has announced the launch of a new program that will further connect local college students to The Network and Springfield's growing community of young professionals. The Campus Liaison Program was introduced on the campuses of Missouri State University and Drury University at the beginning of the fall 2014 semester with plans expand to other local institutions in the coming semesters.

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Applications being accepted for Leadership Council seats

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Aug 11, 2014

The Network is currently accepting applications to fill several available seats on the Leadership Council. Leadership Council members provide visioning and feedback for The Network and serve for a term of three years.

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Membership Work Crew Announces Guest Incentive Program

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Aug 04, 2014

The Network's Membership Work Crew is excited to announce that those who bring potential Network members as guests to events will soon be rewarded with great prizes! Drawings will be held monthly for those who bring guests to events and for those who are mentioned in the referral field on new Network membership applications.

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Clay Trautman named Young Professional of the Year

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jun 19, 2014

Clay Trautman, President of Insurance with Liberty Bank has been awarded The Network's Young Professional of the Year award. Clay is involved with The Network's Leadership Council and Membership Work Crew, along with Springfield Rotaract, Ozarks Counseling Center, and several other organizations.

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The Network Celebrates 7 Years

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jun 18, 2014

The Network recently celebrated seven years as the go-to voice of Springfield's young professionals with a lunch attended by over 100 Network members and community leaders. Leaders of the work crews provided updates and The Network recognized the three finalists and recipient of the Young Professional of the Year award.

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Springfield Named in Top 20 "Millennial Magnet" Cities

 (Photo: Stacy Pearsall for USA TODAY)
Posted by Paige Oxendine on Apr 27, 2014

USA Today recently featured Springfield in a list of American cities that are considered magnets for young adults.

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