3 companies showcase technology that will grow your business

Posted by Maggie Kost on Jun 06, 2014

Technology is changing the game for business—and not just in the realm of marketing. Businesses large and small are using technology to boost efficiency and profits. Earlier this week, the Chamber’s Small Business Council hosted three local business owners whose companies are changing the game through technology.

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Meet the Small Business Award Finalists

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 02, 2014

Five area businesses are finalists for the W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award to be presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce May 7.

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The Chamber checks in with past 1MC presenters

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 02, 2014

Since 1 Million Cups launched in February, 17 startups have presented their ideas to the community of entrepreneurs, mentors and advisors. We decided to check back in with a few of the past presenters to see how 1 Million Cups has helped to grow their businesses.

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Attorney General Chris Koster outlines top challenges facing Missouri

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 02, 2014

Last week, the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee hosted a discussion with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. In his remarks, Koster outlined what he sees as the top challenges facing the state of Missouri, including education, long-term transportation funding, and Medicaid expansion.

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Vote "NO" on April 8 and RENEW pension funding

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 04, 2014

The Chamber Board of Directors encourages members to vote “NO” next Tuesday, and renew pension funding for Springfield Police and Firefighters.

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Mid-Session Legislative Recap

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 04, 2014

See what the Chamber's legislative advocacy team has done for you this session both here at home and in Jefferson City.

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Vote "NO" on April 8 to support Springfield's police and firefighters

Posted by Maggie Kost on Mar 07, 2014

Keeping our commitment to Springfield’s police officers and firefighters is the right thing to do.

That’s why the Chamber’s Board of Directors decided in December to endorse the proposed Police/Fire Pension Fund Sales Tax Renewal that will appear before voters on April 8.

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Local entrepreneurs connect via 1 Million Cups

Posted by Maggie Kost on Mar 07, 2014

What would happen if entrepreneurs across the nation had 1 Million Cups of coffee together? That’s the question a group of local entrepreneurs are trying to answer as part of a national program that builds startup communities over cups of coffee and conversation.

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Springfield's top employers weigh in on Talent Attraction Initiative

Posted by Maggie Kost on Mar 07, 2014

Top human resources professionals from Springfield’s largest employers emphasized the purpose and importance of the new Talent Attraction website at the annual meeting of the Springfield Business Development Corporation last month.

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SBDC launches new talent attraction website

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 07, 2014

Springfield employers, meet your new best friend: www.LiveInSpringfieldMO.com

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Chamber publishes 2014 Legislative Agenda

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 07, 2014

Approved by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2014, the Chamber's Legislative Agenda serves as the guidebook to Chamber positions on legislative issues and serves to inform and educate those in legislative positions the views of the Chamber.

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Chamber announces strategic areas of focus

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 07, 2014

As Chairman of the Board Jeff Schrag announced at last week’s Annual Meeting, the Chamber’s 2014 Action Plan will continue the emphasis on Creating Jobs and Business Investment, Advocating for Business and Growing Your Business– but we have several new goals within each area of focus.

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