Getting the most from Facebook marketing

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 01, 2018

More than 100 Chamber members recently learned much more about applying best practices to their Facebook content and advertising when using the social platform to communicate about their business.

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Help OTC support education and workforce development

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 01, 2018

The Chamber is endorsing two propositions for OTC that will be on the April 3 ballot to help fund crucially important programs for our region's education and workforce development needs.

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Small Business Spotlight - March 2018: Century 21 Integrity Group

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 01, 2018

Check out our March 2018 Small Business Spotlight company, Century 21 Integrity Group!

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Changing the way teachers look at the workplace

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 23, 2018

More than 40 of the teachers who participated in last summer’s GO CAPS Teacher Externship program recently reconnected for the Winter Summit to interact with business partners, listen to industry leaders and discuss how they're using what they’ve learned.

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Strengthening Springfield through economic diversity and investment

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 22, 2018

Exploring the future of Springfield was the focus of the SBDC Annual Meeting on February 15, which showed more than 350 guests project activity in 2017 and looked ahead to what the next year holds for our region.

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Jobs, transportation funding highlighted during state rep visit

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 08, 2018

The Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee hosted its first lawmaker of the 2018 session on February 2, when Rep. Curtis Trent returned from Jefferson City to offer an update on progress made thus far this year.

 

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Sam Hamra named 2018 Springfieldian

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 02, 2018

A long history of community service, business success and dedication to the betterment of Springfield come to mind when thinking of Sam Hamra, the recipient of the 2018 Springfieldian award.

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Small Business Spotlight - February 2018: John Marion Custom Homes, LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 02, 2018

Check out our February 2018 Small Business Spotlight company, John Marion Custom Homes, LLC!

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A day of advocacy in the state Capitol

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 01, 2018

The Springfield region had the chance to communicate directly with legislators and officeholders from across the state when our Springfield Metro Partners and many local volunteers traveled to Jefferson City on January 24 for Advocacy Day and the Springfield Regional Salute to Legislators reception. 

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Looking back - and looking ahead - with optimism

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 30, 2018

Chamber members celebrated a year of accomplishments at our Annual Meeting on January 26, while volunteer leadership set an optimistic tone for the future.

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SBDCís Annual Meeting to focus on the Springfield regionís future

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 29, 2018

The Chamber’s economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, is preparing for its flagship annual event, where you’ll learn about economic development activity in the Springfield region and new efforts aimed at shaping our community's future.

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A new year brings a new brand for The Network

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 23, 2018

The Network for Young Professionals turned 10 recently, and as most of us do around our 10th birthday, the group is going through some changes. The most visible change: its new brand.

 

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Annual legislative luncheon highlights Chamber priorities

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 22, 2018

January brings the beginning of the new state legislative session – and the chance for the Chamber’s volunteer leaders to connect with our local legislative delegation about the issues most important to our members.

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Looking Ahead to the 2018 Legislative Session

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 04, 2018

As the calendar turns to 2018, the Chamber is already hard at work preparing for what this year’s legislative session holds in Jefferson City and in Washington, D.C. 

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Get Your Annual Passes for Good Morning, Springfield and Business After Hours

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 02, 2018

Good Morning, Springfield and Business After Hours are two of the Chamber’s longest-standing and most popular monthly events. And the best way to ensure your spot at these highly anticipated events is to buy an annual pass.

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Small Business Spotlight - January 2018: Maxon Fine Jewelry

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 01, 2018

Check out our first Small Business Spotlight company of 2018, Maxon Fine Jewelry!

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Manufacturers discuss industry growth, advances and challenges

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 19, 2017

According to a panel of industry leaders at the recent Manufacturing Outlook, the Springfield-area manufacturing industry is positioned to make continued advances in technology, wage growth and employee safety – if the community continues to make investments in programs that support workforce development and retention.

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Fostering partnerships for important programs

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 18, 2017

The Chamber recently brought together leaders from the University of Missouri, Missouri State University, CoxHealth, Mercy and Missouri University of Science & Technology to talk with state lawmakers about the importance of funding for several ongoing partnership programs. 

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The Network announces attorney Britton Jobe as 2017 YP of the Year

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 18, 2017

Britton Jobe, a partner at Neale & Newman, LLP, was named The Network’s 2017 Young Professional of the Year at the organization’s Holiday Soirée on Dec. 13 at Hickory Hills Country Club.

 

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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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