Bringing the best, brightest to Springfield

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 03, 2016

When the Chamber asked businesses about their most pressing concerns, workforce consistently topped the list. But as the local economy continues to grow, we run into a problem that is both predictable and difficult to prevent: We’re running out of people to hire locally. 

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Why free trade is crucial to economic growth

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 26, 2016

The Chamber’s International Business Council brought in the U.S. Chamber’s executive director for international policy on May 17 to present his take on the current environment for international trade and some of his group's international trade and related priorities for 2016.

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New laws and regulations to impact businesses

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 26, 2016

Take a look at how your Chamber is preparing for new DOL overtime rules and look back at the results of this year's Missouri legislative session and what remains on the agenda for 2017. 

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New jobs, larger footprint for SRC Logistics

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 25, 2016

SRC Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of employee-owned SRC Holdings Corporation, is expanding within its Springfield facility, creating up to 50 new jobs with competitive benefits.

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Troubled by the new overtime rule?

Posted by Matt Morrow on May 20, 2016

Chamber president Matt Morrow explains how the Chamber can help you prepare for the new overtime regulation.

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Video: What makes a good news release?

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 19, 2016

This week Chamber member Springfield Business Journal explains how a news release can tell your company's story.

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Announcing the Signature Class for Leadership Springfield

Posted by Jamie Fields on May 09, 2016

Leadership Springfield has selected the members of Signature Class 32.

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Teacher externship program gears up for Year Two

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 06, 2016

To prepare students for the working world, teachers need to know what opportunities are available. That's why GO CAPS developed its teacher externship program.

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What's the Chamber doing for you in Jefferson City?

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 06, 2016

The 2016 Missouri legislative session ends May 13, and the Chamber has worked since January to advocate for the priorities of business. 

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We're on the right track to encourage business expansion

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 06, 2016

Economic developers are taking the temperature of Springfield and Missouri to determine their health as nurturers of growth, and what they’re finding is good news. 

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Chamber announces 2016 Small Business Award recipient

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 04, 2016

During our annual event on May 4, the Chamber announced Interactive Dynamics, LLC as the recipient of the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. 

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Video: Is direct mail still an effective marketing tool?

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 04, 2016

This week, Chamber member Revel Advertising explains how to effectively use direct mail to get sales--in three simple steps.

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Join Us for the 2016 Small Business Award

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Apr 21, 2016

Five area businesses will be honored on May 4 as finalists for the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Here's a look at this year's honorees. 

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Video: We're constantly in crisis mode; how do we stop the cycle?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 20, 2016

This week Chamber member Marlene Chism shares a secret on how we stop the crisis cycle and move ahead.

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MoDOT director visits Springfield

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Apr 13, 2016

New MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna made his first official Springfield visit April 13 to offer a view of the state transportation landscape. 

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Year in Review - 2015

Our Chamber, Our Year
Posted by Ann Elwell on Apr 07, 2016

Take a look back at what the Chamber accomplished for its members in 2015.

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Video: What's one thing I can do to improve operations?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 06, 2016

This week Chamber member Houllahan & Associates tells one key thing you can do to improve business operations.

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Connecting members with decision makers

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Apr 04, 2016

Providing access to government leaders helps members engage on the issues that matter most. March was a good month for making connections as two key lawmakers visited the Chamber.

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Mid-session legislative recap

Posted by Emily Denniston on Apr 04, 2016

As the Missouri General Assembly reaches the midway point of the 2016 session, here is a look at what has been accomplished and what is still on the agenda. 

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Making the case for better roads

Chamber members and delegates making their voices heard in Jefferson City
Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 31, 2016

Members of the Chamber’s Transportation Committee traveled to Jefferson City March 16 to meet with key decision makers and present a simple message: Infrastructure investment can be the difference when competing for jobs and business investment.

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Employee education: What's it worth?

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 31, 2016

In their quest to attract and retain talented employees, companies consider many options. One getting increased attention is support for education and professional development.

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Preparing to win: the back story on the Kraft Heinz expansion

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 31, 2016

Kraft Heinz has decided to expand its Springfield facility, due in part to the preparations by the region's economic development leaders.

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Video: How can we make our business events more fun?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 23, 2016

This week Chamber member The Gig Bureau shares best practices on how to liven up events.

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Member Spotlight: Neighbor's Mill

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 18, 2016

The demand for artisan products is on the rise, and one popular Arkansas bakery has selected Springfield as its newest location.

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To find a true leader

2016 Springfieldian Video
Posted by Ann Elwell on Mar 15, 2016

They tower above most of us, those who have been honored as “Springfieldians.” Here’s your chance to see a leader who inspires others to dream more and do more. 

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Vote YES twice without raising taxes

Vote Yes on April 5 on both issues
Posted by Ann Elwell on Mar 11, 2016

Two questions on the April 5 ballot will lead to better roadways and other improvements—if voters approve their renewal. Best part? No tax increase. 

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See who the Chamber is backing on April 5

Posted by Unknown on Mar 11, 2016

Video: Do we really need a mobile friendly website?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 09, 2016

This week Chamber member Wehrenberg Design Company explains the value of a mobile-friendly website for your business.

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