Springfield named top city to start a business

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 11, 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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GO CAPS announces program offerings for 2015-2016

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 08, 2015

The Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies began enrolling students and is looking to hire staff for its first two course strands which will begin this fall.

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Top Chamber priority passes, signifying win for job creation

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 08, 2015

One of the biggest wins so far this session will create a powerful tool to help bring high paying tech jobs to Missouri.

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Deadlines loom as lawmakers weigh critical legislation

Posted by Emily Denniston and Maggie Kost on May 08, 2015

Lawmakers at both the State and Federal level are facing tight deadlines on key business priorities. Find out which solutions we're working to get across the finish line.

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See who took home the 2015 Small Business Award

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 07, 2015

Five area businesses were recognized at the 2015 Small Business Award event, but only one received the 2015 Small Business Award. 

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Video: How to increase your website's visibility

Posted by Brent McCoy on May 07, 2015

With this new video series, we're tapping into the tremendous amount of expertise that exists within the Chamber membership. In this post, see what Chamber member Mostly Serious has to say about increasing your website's visibility.

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Legislative Update: Right to Work, Federal Transportation and Bonding

Posted by Unknown on May 04, 2015

Read about progress on top chamber priorities at the state and federal level.

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Legislative Update: Data Centers, Transportation Funding and more

Posted by Emily Denniston on Apr 21, 2015

With only four weeks left in the legislative session, the Capitol is full of activity, including efforts to get legislation across the finish line and for the House and Senate to reach agreement on the proposed 2016 state budget.  See how a few top Chamber priorities have faired.

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See who is a finalist for the Small Business Award

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 10, 2015

Five area businesses are finalists for the 2015 Small Business Award to be presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce May 6 during its annual award event.

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4 Reasons you should be exporting to Canada

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 08, 2015

Last week, the Chamber and the Missouri Association of Manufacturers hosted Consul General of Canada Dr. Roy Norton to discuss the U.S.-Canada trade relationship. In honor of his visit, we've put together a short list of reasons why you might want to consider doing business with Canada.

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4 tips for the budding inbound marketer

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 02, 2015

We're offering up a few of the lessons we’ve learned (or are still learning) at the Chamber relating to the vast realm of inbound/permission/content marketing.

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Series: Talent wars and our strategies to win

Posted by Ryan Mooney, Senior Vice President Economic Development on Apr 02, 2015

The baby boomers are beginning to retire, and there simply aren’t enough workers to fill their positions. The resulting talent wars could have devastating affects on Springfield's economy.

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Member Spotlight: Atlas Security

Posted by Unknown on Apr 01, 2015

See who the Chamber is backing on April 7

Posted by Maggie Kost on Mar 13, 2015

It's vital that our community has the right leadership in place to maintain a thriving economy. The Chamber has endorsed candidates for the Springfield Board of Education and for Springfield City Council that can lead our community into its next chapter. We encourage you to support them at the polls on April 7! 

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New Series: Keeping up with the new economy

Posted by Ryan Mooney on Mar 06, 2015

There’s no doubt the economic recovery is upon us and our economic development program is seeing its full effect—local employers are expanding, project leads are increasing, and prospects are visiting with us about defined projects, not just vague inquiries. But are we ready for the growth that’s coming? What do businesses need in this new economy?

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The Chamber office is open and all scheduled events will continue as planned

Posted by Unknown on Mar 04, 2015

The show must go on! At this time, the Chamber office and all scheduled events will continue as planned. We hope to see you at Good Morning, Springfield tomorrow morning. 

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Member Spotlight: Keller Williams Realty

Posted by Member Contributed Post on Mar 01, 2015

Video: New tools unveiled to help recruit talent

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 27, 2015

The Chamber and Springfield Business Development Corporation have published a new community relocation guide and released another video, adding to the Talent Attraction Initiative arsenal. The new video specifically targets IT talent.

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Why so much hype about workforce? Find out.

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 18, 2015

Workforce isn't just a buzz word--it's part of an emerging issue facing communities across the nation. See how Springfield is working to stay ahead of the trend.

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Chamber to manage launch of innovative career readiness initiative

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 18, 2015

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce announced today it will contract with Springfield Public Schools and 10 other area school districts to launch a new career readiness initiative that will focus public education resources on confronting the number one challenge facing businesses and employers today: talent development and retention.

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Chamber unveils new Strategic Area of Focus

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

The intel that we receive from visiting with area employers is crucial. It helps our organization and our community stay ahead of trends in the economy and tells us where we need to focus in the long term. There is one trend in particular that we hear so often and that is so important that the Chamber's board of directors has decided to elevate it to a fourth Strategic Area of Focus to our Action Plan this year. 

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January brings a whirlwind of action for our advocacy team

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

From Op-Eds to an annual gala, the Chamber's legislative advocacy team has been working almost non-stop to move the needle on top legislative priorities this January. 

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A look back at the Springfield Business Development Corporation in 2014

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

There are a number of companies in our region who contribute above and beyond their Chamber membership to invest specifically in the economic development efforts of the SBDC. The SBDC is staffed by and serves as the economic development arm of Chamber. See what the SBDC accomplished in 2014.

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Help us dive deeper into the main drivers of our economy

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

The Chamber is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to conduct a short 10 question survey which will evaluate regional economic conditions. Participation in the survey is voluntary, and will be open to all businesses from February 4 through February 11 in an online format. The results of the survey will be released later this spring. 

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How the Chamber can help grow your business

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

From marketing to networking to skills training, check out this list of ways that the Chamber can help you grow your business in 2015. No time? No problem.

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