Getting Board? See how you can serve today!

Posted by Katie Jones on Dec 01, 2017

As YPs, it can sometimes seem intimidating to serve on a board, but your input is valued and needed! There are several local board openings looking for young professionals in Springfield- read more to find out where and how to apply.

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A story of personal growth, public involvement and a positive attitude

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 20, 2017

As she reflected on a 25-plus-year career that’s still going strong, Sally Hargis had a lot to say to members of The Network about why she stays so involved in the community and how she works to keep a fresh, positive outlook.

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November Spotlight: Guaranty Bank

Guaranty Bank Farmers Park Banking Center
Posted by Jen Johnson on Oct 30, 2017

Where do you see yourself three years from now? Sure, that’s a pretty standard job interview question, but it’s also something we asked ourselves back in 2015. To us, the answer was so important that it would shape the very future of Guaranty Bank. We set goals for growth, industry-leading banking products, cutting-edge technology and, above all else, world-class customer service. All of these missions converge with the opening of our new Farmers Park location this November. With a state-of-the-art banking center, convenient drive-thru video banking and a contemporary design across three floors, Guaranty Bank at Farmers Park is an integral part of our answer to that question. Read more >

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Nominations open for Young Professional of the Year award

Posted by Jen Johnson on Sep 07, 2017

Nominate an outstanding member of The Network to be considered for the Young Professional of the Year award! The top three finalists and award recipient will be recognized at The Network's Holiday Party on December 13 at Hickory Hills Country Club.

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Young entrepreneurs share their experience

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Sep 07, 2017

Taking the plunge to start your own business takes courage, commitment and encouragement. So it’s not surprising that successful entrepreneurs often have interesting stories to tell and valuable advice to offer.

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Launching summer with a flashback Friday

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 20, 2017

Nostalgia was on full display at Farmers Park on June 9 as The Network for Young Professionals held its second annual Summer Fest.

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June Spotlight: Parkcrest Dental

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jun 12, 2017

Parkcrest Dental Group has been providing multi-specialty family dentistry to Springfield and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. They know that taking care of all of your family’s needs is important to you, and that’s why they have stayed true to their ideal of offering more quality dental services under one roof than any other dental group in the area. To find out how Parkcrest Dental Group can make it easy for your whole family get great smiles, call 417-887-1220 today or visit www.parkcrestdental.com.

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Local organizations seek young professional board members

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 30, 2017

Read on to learn about our latest roundup of board opportunities, including volunteer leadership roles with RIDE417 and Springfield Animal Advocacy Spray & Neuter Clinic.

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The Network's CEO Series with Mary Kellogg, Titanic Museum Attractions

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 24, 2017

Mary Kellogg joined members of The Network on March 21 to share tales from her 20+ years in television production for CBS and The Walt Disney Company before opening the Titanic museum in Branson, which has grown into $20 million business. The Network's CEO Series is presented by BKD, LLP.

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Vote Springfield on April 4

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 06, 2017

Did you know the average age of Greene County voters in April elections in 68 years old? As young professionals we must do better.

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Check out the latest roundup of board openings

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Feb 13, 2017

Check out our latest roundup of local board service opportunities!

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2017 Leadership Kickoff Features John Wanamaker & Britton Jobe

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jan 17, 2017

The Network and Leadership Springfield kicked off 2017 with a casual Q&A with new Chamber Chair John Wanamaker and Network Chair Britton Jobe.

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Local boards are looking for young professionals

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jan 04, 2017

Local nonprofits are looking for young professional board members. Read on for our latest roundup of volunteer openings!

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Eight new members joining Leadership Council in 2017

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 18, 2016

The Network is adding eight great members to our Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more!

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Uber celebrates Springfield launch with The Network, Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 18, 2016

Only days after Springfield City Council approved new language allowing transportation network companies to operate in Springfield, leaders from Uber joined Springfieldians downtown to celebrate their launch in the city.

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Local boards, commissions & employers seek young professional applicants

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 17, 2016

Local organizations are always looking to connect with young professionals, and we've rounded up the latest opportunities for members to get plugged into community efforts.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Laura Head Elliott

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Laura Head Elliott.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Jason Klein

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Jason Klein.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Jeff Parkison

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Jeff Parkison.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Shanda Trautman

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Shanda Trautman.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Brandi Bartel

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Brandi Bartel.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Ryan Sivill

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Ryan Sivill.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Jessica Harmison

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Jessica Harmison.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Justin Coyan

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

We're adding eight great new members to The Network's Leadership Council in 2017, including Justin Coyan from the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Apply to join The Network's Leadership Council

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Sep 19, 2016

Apply today to join The Network's Leadership Council, a group of volunteers who work alongside staff to provide visioning and feedback for The Network.

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The eFactory gives Network members Free Desk Fridays

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Sep 02, 2016

Pack your bags and head to The eFactory for Free Desk Fridays! Network members get free access to The eFactory's coworking space each Friday from 8:00 - 5:00.

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The Network and The eFactory partner to launch Rosie

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Sep 02, 2016

Rosie is an initiative to help support, assist and serve as an advocate network for current and prospective female founders, business owners and leaders in the Greater Springfield area.

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The Network shines spotlight on local young entrepreneurs

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Aug 26, 2016

The Network sat down for lunch and conversation with three local entrepreneurs to learn what keeps them up at night, what they love about doing business in Springfield, and their advice for someone considering taking a business idea to the next level.

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The Network & Farmer's Park Plan First Annual Summer Fest for June 3

Posted by Paige Oxendine on May 13, 2016

Join us under the big top for a grand celebration of Springfield's young professionals!

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Get to know Abilities First - Our 2016 Nonprofit Partner

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 10, 2016

Abilities First is The Network's nonprofit partner for 2016. Read on to learn more about Abilities First and how Network members will serve the organization over the coming year.

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