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At the Economic Outlook event on August 24, two speakers from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis told more than 200 business leaders that the national economy continues on its steady yet somewhat uninspiring growth track, though the Springfield area continues to outperform many of its neighbors.
The Chamber’s advocacy efforts have been running full steam ahead in 2016.
The Network, the Chamber’s group for future business and community leaders, is once again giving its members the opportunity to recognize one of their own.
The Chamber—along with its development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation—have worked tirelessly with community and business leaders to help create and fund programs aimed at addressing entrepreneurial gaps. One such program was started earlier this year: The eFactory Accelerator, which has selected its first four participants.
The Department of Labor’s new rule on overtime pay for salaried employees has created a lot of uncertainty for southwest Missouri employers, and the uncertainty was apparent at the Chamber's 60 Minutes to Success session on August 10.
July was another busy month for the Chamber’s advocacy efforts, as leaders from both the state and federal level visited Springfield to hear from area business leaders and offer a glimpse at the political climate.
At the Chamber's Annual Membership Luncheon on July 27, nearly 400 attendees were treated to a taste of the islands, a chance to visit with colleagues and make new friends … and to learn about the Chamber’s progress on its stated goals for 2016.
he 21,000+ professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. offer a full complement of retail and wholesale products and services, including property & casualty, employee benefit and HR consulting, as well as claims management and loss control services, to clients of all sizes around the world.
Houck Transit Advertising has a long history of offering unique marketing opportunities in Springfield and throughout the Midwest.
Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2017 Board of Directors. Once nominations close, this year’s Directors Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees, which will be submitted to the Chamber board for consideration at the regular September meeting.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.
When Congressman Billy Long visited the Chamber July 26 to speak to the Governmental Relations Committee, he offered both a look back at what has been accomplished this session and a look at what still needs to be done.
The Chamber continues growing its efforts in workforce development, and national organizations are recognizing our efforts.
The Chamber is always looking for ways to help connect with its members with decision makers in local, state and federal government.
When State Treasurer Clint Zweifel visited Springfield July 7, he had a positive but cautious outlook.
A July 15 groundbreaking ceremony at Partnership Industrial Center West (PIC West) is a strong indicator of continued positive movement in the manufacturing industry and the overall southwest Missouri economy.
Numerous state leaders were in Springfield in June to share their stories and field questions from members.
The Springfield Region has a remodeled online presence, thanks to a marketing campaign spearheaded by the Chamber’s economic development staff team and a local creative company.
The officer in charge of Fort Leonard Wood made his first visit to the Chamber on June 23 to offer an update on what is happening at Missouri’s largest military base and its impact on Springfield.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster was the featured guest June 15 during the second installment of the Chamber’s Public Policy Speaker Series, where he discussed issues that impact all Missouri businesses including transportation funding, economic development and educating tomorrow’s workforce.
New business owners are often unprepared for the personnel issues that come with having employees. Human resources management can cause headaches and create legal difficulties if not handled properly.
When The Network – the Chamber’s young professionals group – gathered June 3 to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, they were in for quite a party.
Cuba and its export economy languish at the bottom of the list of world nations but that hasn’t prevented it from becoming the “debutante of the ball.”
When Lincoln Hough visited the Chamber June 10 to speak to the Governmental Relations Committee, he offered a look back at six eventful years as representative of the state’s 135th district, covering the eastern portion of Springfield.
Chamber membership offers the opportunity to make meaningful connections with business peers and prospects. Among these opportunities is the innovative program ConnectForLunch, which provides an environment custom-made for networking.
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.
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.
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.