Archive for 2014

Go behind the scenes of the Talent Attraction Video

Go behind the scenes of the Talent Attraction Video How do you capture the spirit of our city in a little more than 3-minutes? You combine dozens of interviews with Springfieldians, hours of raw footage from around the region and a relentless focus on the key findings of our Talent Attraction Initiative research. Springfield’s first…

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Manufacturer announces plans to locate in Springfield region

Manufacturer announces plans to locate in Springfield region Americana Tire and Wheel has announced plans to locate in the Springfield region, investing $1.5M to open a new assembly facility in Marshfield, MO, and create 20 new jobs above Webster County average wage. Through the Springfield Regional Economic Partnership, Chamber staff worked with the Marshfield Development League…

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Newly-elected legislators converge on Springfield

Newly-elected legislators converge on Springfield The Chamber along with the other eight organizations that make up the Springfield Metro Partnership hosted 45 newly-elected legislators this month in an effort to build on the strong relationship between the Springfield community and state lawmakers. The legislators were visiting Springfield as part of a legislative tour around the…

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Why Springfield? Watch the video to find out

Why Springfield? Watch the video to find out It’s the question every human resources department has to answer when hiring outside the community–and because there are so many reasons to choose Springfield, it’s not always an easy question to answer. Until now. This morning, Springfield’s first talent attraction video made its public debut during the Chamber’s…

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Is Springfield running out of room to grow?

Is Springfield running out of room to grow? For the last year, industrial employers looking for a building in Springfield have had only a handful of options to choose from. In fact, Springfield’s industrial vacancy rate currently stands at 4.3%. This sits well below the national average of 9.4%, putting our region at a disadvantage when it…

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State legislators get candid with Springfield’s young professionals

State legislators get candid with Springfield’s young professionals More than 50 young professionals turned out bright and early last week to hear what major issues Springfield’s state representatives are looking to tackle in the 2015 legislative session. In the joint meeting of the Chamber’s Network for Young Professionals and the Governmental Relations Committee, legislators fielded…

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Nicastro highlights workforce needs in state of education address to Chamber members

Nicastro highlights workforce needs in state of education address to Chamber members Just days after announcing her retirement from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Commissioner Dr. Chris Nicatro provided Chamber members with what could very well be her last update on the state of education in Missouri. In the update, Nicastro highlighted a…

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Speaker Pro Tem overviews planned changes to House legislative committees

Speaker Pro Tem overviews planned changes to House legislative committees Representative Denny Hoskins, Speaker Pro Tem in the Missouri House of Representatives,  spoke to Chamber members at a meeting of the Governmental Relations Committee on September 26.  Representative Hoskins updated the group on the 2014 veto session and some items to anticipate for the 2015 legislative…

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