Video: Making a profit, but don't have any money?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 24, 2016

This week, Chamber member Springfield Business  & Technology Development Center shares tips on mastering cash flow analysis.

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Chamber launches plan of action for 2016

Chamber Chairman Debbie Shantz Hart
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 05, 2016

At our annual meeting Jan. 29, Chamber chairman Debbie Shantz Hart encouraged Springfield to “lead with our strengths.” She and the board of directors have outlined that kind of action plan for the year. See where our priorities lie.

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Our advocacy work is like a megaphone

Legislators Luncheon
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 05, 2016

In its role as the voice of business, the Chamber and its public affairs team amplify the concerns of our members. So far in this new year, our volunteers and staff have met with lawmakers in Jefferson City, interviewed candidates for Springfield School Board, and started work to support two April ballot issues. 

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SBDC tracks economic development gains

SBDC 2015 Annual Report
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 05, 2016

The Springfield Business Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Chamber, made significant progress in the past year. Notably, the SBDC completed 10 projects resulting in 516 new jobs, $22.7 million in new payroll and $59.2 million in new capital investment.

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Video: Small Business Insider

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 04, 2016

This week, Chamber member Think Digital explains the key ingredient needed for launching a new business service or product line.

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Chamber membership ROI

Member Briefing
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 04, 2016

Are you getting the highest return on investment (ROI) from your Chamber membership? If you belong to one of the nearly 300 business and professional organizations that joined in our October membership event, or if you’re a long time member, maybe it’s time to see if you’re using all the options available.

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Better roadways, no additional cost

Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 04, 2016

In April, Springfield voters will decide whether to continue two sales tax provisions aimed at better roadways, including street resurfacing, improved intersections and school sidewalks. Your Chamber board has voted to support these issues.

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Charlie Cook analyzes all things political

Charlie Cook, editor, the Cook Report
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 04, 2016

Charlie Cook, editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report and political analyst for the National Journal Group, analyzed America's political climate Feb. 3 when he headlined the SBDC annual meeting. 

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Businesses open for career exploration

GO CAPS_Health care strand
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 04, 2016

The sooner a high school student can start “test driving” career options, the more confident she or he will be entering the chosen workplace. For this reason, GO CAPS (Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies) has seen businesses step forward to help in many ways. 

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