Accelerator program connects startups with funding and guidance

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 29, 2016

The Chamber—along with its development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation—have worked tirelessly with community and business leaders to help create and fund programs aimed at addressing entrepreneurial gaps. One such program was started earlier this year: The eFactory Accelerator, which has selected its first four participants. 

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DOL overtime rule change requires significant planning

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 25, 2016

The Department of Labor’s new rule on overtime pay for salaried employees has created a lot of uncertainty for southwest Missouri employers, and the uncertainty was apparent at the Chamber's 60 Minutes to Success session on August 10. 

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State, federal leaders offer insights in Springfield

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 05, 2016

July was another busy month for the Chamber’s advocacy efforts, as leaders from both the state and federal level visited Springfield to hear from area business leaders and offer a glimpse at the political climate.

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Chamber celebrates summer and successes at Annual Membership Luncheon

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 05, 2016

At the Chamber's Annual Membership Luncheon on July 27, nearly 400 attendees were treated to a taste of the islands, a chance to visit with colleagues and make new friends … and to learn about the Chamber’s progress on its stated goals for 2016.

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Member Spotlight: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 04, 2016

he 21,000+ professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. offer a full complement of retail and wholesale products and services, including property & casualty, employee benefit and HR consulting, as well as claims management and loss control services, to clients of all sizes around the world.

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Member Spotlight: Houck Transit Advertising

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2016

Houck Transit Advertising has a long history of offering unique marketing opportunities in Springfield and throughout the Midwest.

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Seeking nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 03, 2016

Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2017 Board of Directors. Once nominations close, this year’s Directors Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees, which will be submitted to the Chamber board for consideration at the regular September meeting.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.

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Congressman Long offers recap, looks ahead

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2016

When Congressman Billy Long visited the Chamber July 26 to speak to the Governmental Relations Committee, he offered both a look back at what has been accomplished this session and a look at what still needs to be done.

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Chamber's education attainment initiatives get financial boost

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2016

The Chamber continues growing its efforts in workforce development, and national organizations are recognizing our efforts.

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Chamber looks to members for legislative input

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 02, 2016

The Chamber is always looking for ways to help connect with its members with decision makers in local, state and federal government.

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State treasurer addresses Missouri's fiscal health, plans for growth

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 01, 2016

When State Treasurer Clint Zweifel visited Springfield July 7, he had a positive but cautious outlook. 

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