Reflecting on a successful session and career in the Capitol

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 20, 2018

Senator Jay Wasson was the guest of the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee on July 12, offering his take on the year’s successes, his overall time in the Capitol and the state political scene. 

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The power of encouraging employee education

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 19, 2018

At a July 12 event in the Chamber’s Workforce Event Series, the discussion focused on employers that support employee education efforts – through tuition reimbursement, professional development and company culture – and how those programs help with workforce recruitment and retention.

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Celebrating a successful legislative session

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

The Springfield Metro Partnership’s biennial Legislative Thank You Luncheon is a unique opportunity for members of the Partnership to celebrate successes of a legislative session and thank lawmakers for the work they did in Jefferson City during the previous legislative session.

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A mid-year accountability check for members

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

We’re inviting Chamber members to join us again in to hear from volunteer leaders about the progress we’ve made thus far this year and look at what the rest of the year might hold. 

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Small Business Spotlight - July 2018: AB Estate Sales of Missouri

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for July 2018, AB Estate Sales of Missouri!

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GO CAPS helps teachers share workplace experiences with students

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

Many teachers in the area are taking the summer months to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Or maybe they’re teaching a session of summer school. But some are using the time for a new type of experience – in conjunction with the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS).

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Exciting new value for small business Chamber members

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 18, 2018

The Chamber's goal is always to find new ways to offer additional value – and through a partnership of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Missouri Chamber Federation, the Chamber is pleased to tell you about a new value offering for its small-business members.

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Small Business Spotlight - June 2018: Pioneer Outdoor, LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 18, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for June 2018, Pioneer Outdoor, LLC!

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For Governor Parson, a new start with a familiar focus

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 13, 2018

In his first visit to the Chamber as the state’s new governor, Mike Parson met with business, education and community leaders to talk about the importance of investing in infrastructure and workforce training – and maintaining a spirit of cooperation between city and state leaders.

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Russell Cellular announces $8M new headquarters, 135 new jobs

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 11, 2018

Springfield-based wireless communication services company Russell Cellular is expanding to accommodate more than two decades of growth. The exclusive Verizon Authorized Retailer plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot corporate headquarters facility in Battlefield, creating 135 new jobs with above-average wages over the next five years.

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Complex legislative session sees numerous Chamber priorities cross finish line

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 30, 2018

The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its second regular session of the 99th General Assembly on May 18th. In a tough session with many distractions, House and Senate leadership were keenly focused on passing critical legislation, resulting in one of the more productive sessions for Missouri’s business community in recent memory.

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The Network brings in summer with a dose of flower power

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 25, 2018

The Network’s third annual Summer Fest celebration is scheduled for June 8, and this year’s bash will have a seriously groovy vibe.

 

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St. Louis Fed president urges caution during Chamber visit

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 24, 2018

The president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, recently made a presentation to Chamber members and SBDC investors about monetary policy and the economy – and his overall message was one of optimism tinged with caution.

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Encouraging Missourians to buy local

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 24, 2018

Then-Lt. Governor Mike Parson's new Buy Missouri initiative brought him to Springfield on May 14, as part of a 10-city kickoff tour that started in late 2017.

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Networking with a modern twist

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 15, 2018

The response to the first year of our Biz Blitz event was strong, so bringing it back for 2018 was a no-brainer. We also decided to expand it by offering seats to a few more attendees.

 

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Small Business Spotlight - May 2018: Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 15, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for May 2018, Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC!

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Great River Engineering receives 2018 Small Business Award

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 02, 2018

During the Chamber’s annual event on May 2 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Great River Engineering received the 2018 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.

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YPs make their voices heard in Jefferson City

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 01, 2018

On April 11, members of The Network for Young Professionals took the opportunity to engage with key state legislative leaders in Jefferson City during their second-ever lobby day to the state Capitol.

 

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Preventing and addressing fraud in international organizations

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 01, 2018

While technology is helpful, it also opens the door for businesses of all shapes and sizes to become the victims of potential fraud and embezzlement - and that was the focus of a presentation to a joint meeting of the Chamber’s International Business Council and the Greater Ozarks International Trade Association on April 25.

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GO CAPS students showcase results of yearlong experiences

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 30, 2018

GO CAPS students spend an entire school year immersed in real-life, hands-on job experiences, learning about potential career opportunities and college pathways to reach those careers. On April 23 and 24, the students got a chance to show off what they’ve learned and developed.

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Small businesses offer tips to improve project management, record-keeping

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 19, 2018

Handling the day-to-day functions of a company can be the most difficult and time-consuming part of the day for anyone managing a small business … so these pointers on how to improve the functions companies use most each day could be valuable.

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Small Business Spotlight - April 2018: ACIS Computers

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 19, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for April 2018, ACIS Computers!

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Thank you to voters for your commitment to education and workforce

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 05, 2018

April 3 marked a significant victory for efforts to grow our region’s skilled workforce and fuel job creation, as two ballot initiatives requested by Ozarks Technical Community College were both successful at the polls in their seven-county taxation district.

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Assessment of federal government from a legislative leader

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 29, 2018

The first installment of the Chamber’s 2018 Public Policy Speaker Series brought one of the most influential, and yet most familiar, Missourians back to Springfield on March 26: U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt.

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Looking at the future of health care

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 29, 2018

The Springfield region – like Missouri and the rest of the country – has several positives on the health care horizon, but also faces significant challenges. That was the message from the March 28 Health Care Outlook, the first event in the 2018 Outlook Series.

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Turning workplace culture into talent recruitment and retention

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 27, 2018

The struggle for today’s businesses to grow and prosper often centers around finding and keeping the right mix of talented, motivated employees. That's part of the reason why the Chamber created the Workforce Event Series, which kicked off March 22. 

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Freshman Senator offers legislative update from Jefferson City

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 22, 2018

The move to the Senate has been a change for Sandy Crawford, as she told the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee when she visited on March 20 during the General Assembly’s spring break.

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Recognizing excellence in providing opportunities for women

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 22, 2018

Roughly 20 nominees were on the list for the reintroduced ATHENA Award, and while they were all deserving names, there’s no arguing with the judges’ selection of the 2018 honoree.

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