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Keeping you informed about Chamber progress

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Sep 01, 2017

Nearly 450 Chamber members gathered at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center on August 9 for the Annual Membership Luncheon to hear from Chamber leaders about the progress we’ve made through the first half of 2017.

 

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Small Business Spotlight - September 2017: N•FORM Architecture

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 01, 2017

Check out our September Small Business Spotlight company, N•FORM Architecture!

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Collecting ideas to address transportation funding

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 31, 2017

The 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force has been asked to evaluate the condition of the state’s roads and bridges and examine current funding levels; part of that process is a series of public meetings statewide, including one at the Chamber offices on August 23. 

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The value of investing in the future

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 30, 2017

A central theme emerged at the 2017 Economic Outlook event on August 23: our region’s economy is strong, but maintaining that strength will require investment in our future.

 

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Young entrepreneurs share their experience

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 30, 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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Furthering a long-standing military relationship

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 30, 2017

Fort Leonard Wood hosted more than 40 Chamber members on August 15 for a day trip designed to further the relationship between Springfield and the military community. 

 

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Coming to the table to find common ground

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 04, 2017

While the City, County and Sheriff’s Department did the work to reach an agreement settling the lawsuit surrounding the transportation and housing of prisoners and the use of the Justice Center, the Chamber was serve behind the scenes in the role of “Trusted Convener” and “Honest Broker.”

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Empowering teachers (and students) through hands-on experiences

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2017

It may be the summer, but for nearly 70 teachers in the Springfield area, late June and early July wasn’t a time for vacation – it was time for additional learning and teaching experiences.

 

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Helping members launch business and celebrate success

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2017

Two of the Chamber’s stated goals are to help area businesses and organizations create growth and get connected – so when we’re able to help do both, it’s a double win.

 

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Making your voice heard on regulatory issues

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 02, 2017

The Chamber’s Public Affairs team is always working to advocate for business interests with local, state and federal legislators. But many members may not be aware of another aspect of the Chamber’s work: regulatory issues.

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Exploring the possibilities of a catalyst for downtown development

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 02, 2017

Missouri State University, the Chamber’s economic development arm, Springfield Business Development Corporation, and The Vecino Group announced in early July that they are exploring the potential for a new development within the IDEA Commons district in downtown Springfield.

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Seeking nominations for the 2018 Board of Directors

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 02, 2017

Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2018 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 Monday, August 21.

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Connecting with our military leaders

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 02, 2017

For those in the business community who have ever wondered how our military institutions operate, or for those that are interested in learning about how they can work with the military in a business capacity, mark August 15 on the calendar.

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Help the Chamber shape its legislative agenda

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 02, 2017

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

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Small Business Spotlight - August 2017: Brokate Janitorial, LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 02, 2017

Check out our August 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Brokate Janitorial!

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Looking at Jefferson City with fresh eyes

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jul 05, 2017

Three freshman representatives from the Springfield area visited the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee on June 28 to share their experiences and observations from their first year in Jefferson City. The consensus: There were many challenges to overcome and accomplishments of which to be proud, and there is optimism about what 2018 holds.

 

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Springfield region attracts workers’ compensation care management company

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 29, 2017

One Call Care Management, a leading provider of workers’ compensation care management services, has selected the Springfield region to expand its operations. The Jacksonville, FL-based company is utilizing an existing Springfield building and will create 100 new full-time jobs with benefits by the end of 2017, with additional growth expected in the future.

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Employee education benefits companies & workers

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 23, 2017

As businesses continue to look for ways to address their biggest ongoing challenge – finding, developing and keeping quality, skilled employees – many are looking for ways to encourage employees to continue their education or add new training and certifications.

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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 June 9 as The Network for Young Professionals held its second annual Summer Fest.

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State leaders echo need for workforce development

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 20, 2017

According to those attending a June 14 roundtable at the Chamber, Missouri faces several challenges in coming years, and few are more pressing than the ongoing shortage of skilled workers - but the state is uniquely positioned to tackle those challenges.

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Small Business Spotlight - July 2017: Vietti Marketing

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 19, 2017

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for July, Vietti Marketing!

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Leadership Springfield announces Signature Classes, Academy Class and Reunion

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 01, 2017

Leadership Springfield continues to make strides in attracting emerging leaders from the community with the announcements of its newest Signature Classes and Academy Class.

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Small Business Spotlight - June 2017: Tomo Drug Testing

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 01, 2017

Check out our June 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Tomo Drug Testing!

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Creating a culture of employee advancement

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 26, 2017

There are a whole range of ways to support professional development. The Chamber wants to help you learn more about how you can support your employees.

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House budget chair offers look back at 2017 session

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 26, 2017

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick's first year as chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee was a challenging one based on the state’s $500 million dollar budget shortfall. Despite tough budget choices for the legislature to make, there were many business successes to point to in the 2017 session.

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3M announces $40M expansion in Springfield, creating 90 new jobs

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 25, 2017

3M has now officially announced the expansion of manufacturing operations at its Springfield facility, which is expected to create approximately 90 jobs over the next several years and bring $40M in capital to the site.

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