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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three days, 10 panel discussions, 43 guest speakers, and 168 tweets later, 61 of Springfield’s business and community leaders learned the ins-and-outs of what makes Omaha, Nebraska a city of big ideas, big dollars and “no coasting.”
Dr. John Bentley was named the 2015 Springfieldian at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Friday. Bentley completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and went on to finish his training in Internal Medicine at University of Wisconsin in 1968. He then practiced medicine at St. John's, now Mercy Hospital Springfield, for 35 years. What began as a volunteer position with The Kitchen Clinic in 1980 evolved into a directorship in 1985 and ultimately, his role with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, where he has served as a family practitioner for 11 years.
The Chamber along with the other eight organizations that make up the Springfield Metro Partnership hosted 45 newly-elected legislators this month in an effort to build on the strong relationship between the Springfield community and state lawmakers.
How do you capture the spirit of our city in a little more than 3-minutes? You combine dozens of interviews with Springfieldians, hours of raw footage from around the region and a relentless focus on the key findings of our Talent Attraction Initiative research.
Before a record breaking crowd at Good Morning, Springfield, Chairman of the Board Jeff Schrag sat down with the new Chamber President Matt Morrow to find out what Matt’s thoughts are on the top issues facing Springfield.
Americana Tire and Wheel has announced plans to locate in the Springfield region, investing $1.5M to open a new assembly facility in Marshfield, MO, and create 20 new jobs above Webster County average wage.