Creating new opportunities for Chamber members

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 29, 2017

The Chamber is always looking for new ways to help members make connections, expand their horizons and learn more about how we advocate for businesses and job growth.

 

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Small Business Spotlight - December 2017: Ozark Fence & Supply Co.

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 29, 2017

Check out our December 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Ozark Fence & Supply Company, LLC!

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The outlook for manufacturing in the Springfield region

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 28, 2017

The fourth and final event in the SBDC's year-long Outlook series will focus on trends and innovation in one of the area’s largest sectors: manufacturing.

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A story of personal growth, public involvement and a positive attitude

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 20, 2017

As she reflected on a 25-plus-year career that’s still going strong, Sally Hargis had a lot to say to members of The Network about why she stays so involved in the community and how she works to keep a fresh, positive outlook.

 

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Drawn to office by history and a desire to serve

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 17, 2017

When he visited Springfield for the Chamber’s Public Policy Speaker Series on November 15, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said that he initially turned away from politics but was eventually drawn back by a desire to make a difference.

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Connecting with the Chamber through The Reach Campaign

Posted by Jennifer McClure on Nov 02, 2017

If your business is interested in participating in The Reach Campaign, you must act now – the campaign ends November 16 and we will not sell 2018 sponsorships throughout the year!

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Small Business Spotlight - November 2017: Car Fi

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2017

Check out our November Small Business Spotlight, Car Fi!

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Updating our efforts to draw professionals to Springfield

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 01, 2017

While the Talent Attraction Initiative has been successfully utilized by local employers and even recognized by our peers as among the best in the industry, the Chamber is always working to keep the resources up-to-date.

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Vote YES on city's level property tax renewal

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 31, 2017

The Chamber encourages members to vote YES on Tuesday, November 7, to continue the City of Springfield’s Level Property Tax (LPT).

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State leaders visit Chamber to connect with members

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 31, 2017

In our continued effort to serve as a Trusted Convener and an Inclusive Engager for our members, the Chamber was busy in October bringing Missouri leaders to Springfield to meet with members and offer a look at what is happening at the state level.

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A vital new addition to the local economy

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 30, 2017

A new and vibrant addition to the Springfield economy is open for business, and company and community leaders were on hand October 18 to cut the ribbon on the new facility.

 

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Chamber encourages YES vote on city level property tax

Posted by Jennifer McClure on Oct 06, 2017

The Chamber Board of Directors voted to endorse the City of Springfield's Level Property Tax proposal and encourages Chamber members who live in the city to vote “YES” on November 7.

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Springfield’s Talent Attraction Initiative wins international award

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 05, 2017

It’s gratifying when our industry peers recognize our talent attraction efforts – as the International Economic Development Council did when they presented Chamber economic development staff with a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award.

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Education leaders discuss innovation, workforce preparedness

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 05, 2017

The third event in the Springfield Business Development Corporation’s Outlook series focused on education and featured four panelists offering their insights on innovation in a rapidly changing world.

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Honoring those who protect us every day

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Sep 29, 2017

The Chamber was honored to pay homage to our area first responders during our inaugural First Responders Appreciation breakfast on September 20 at Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. 

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Small Business Spotlight - October 2017: GigSalad

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 28, 2017

Check out our October Small Business Spotlight company, GigSalad!

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The Reach Campaign begins Year Two

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Sep 26, 2017

The Reach Campaign is off and running for 2017, and the second year of the Chamber’s new efforts officially launched on Sept. 14 with the kickoff event at the Savoy Ballroom.

 

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Keeping you informed about Chamber progress

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Sep 01, 2017

Nearly 450 Chamber members gathered at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center on August 9 for the Annual Membership Luncheon to hear from Chamber leaders about the progress we’ve made through the first half of 2017.

 

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Small Business Spotlight - September 2017: N•FORM Architecture

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 01, 2017

Check out our September Small Business Spotlight company, N•FORM Architecture!

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Collecting ideas to address transportation funding

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 31, 2017

The 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force has been asked to evaluate the condition of the state’s roads and bridges and examine current funding levels; part of that process is a series of public meetings statewide, including one at the Chamber offices on August 23. 

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The value of investing in the future

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 30, 2017

A central theme emerged at the 2017 Economic Outlook event on August 23: our region’s economy is strong, but maintaining that strength will require investment in our future.

 

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Young entrepreneurs share their experience

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 30, 2017

Taking the plunge to start your own business takes courage, commitment and encouragement. So it’s not surprising that successful entrepreneurs often have interesting stories to tell and valuable advice to offer.

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Furthering a long-standing military relationship

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 30, 2017

Fort Leonard Wood hosted more than 40 Chamber members on August 15 for a day trip designed to further the relationship between Springfield and the military community. 

 

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Coming to the table to find common ground

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 04, 2017

While the City, County and Sheriff’s Department did the work to reach an agreement settling the lawsuit surrounding the transportation and housing of prisoners and the use of the Justice Center, the Chamber was serve behind the scenes in the role of “Trusted Convener” and “Honest Broker.”

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Empowering teachers (and students) through hands-on experiences

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2017

It may be the summer, but for nearly 70 teachers in the Springfield area, late June and early July wasn’t a time for vacation – it was time for additional learning and teaching experiences.

 

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