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