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New company to create 200 Springfield jobs

New company to create 200 Springfield jobs Springfield has been selected as the location of a new call center that will create 200 new jobs, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has announced. FLS Connect, a political communication and fundraising company based in Minnesota has leased the former Strategic Fundraising building in Medical Mile Plaza,…

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Chamber’s Expo puts entrepreneurs in spotlight

Chamber’s Expo puts entrepreneurs in spotlight The Chamber presents its B2B Expo with an Oktoberfest theme, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. The event features small and large businesses – 150 in all – sharing the newest products and services and competing in a first-ever “best…

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New high-tech jobs come to downtown Springfield

New high-tech jobs come to downtown Springfield The first floor of the Heer’s Building will soon be buzzing with people and activity for the first time since 1993, thanks to the commitment of a medical software company, the combined efforts of Springfield’s Partnership for Economic Development, and a $15 million redevelopment project. IntrinsiQ Specialty Solutions, part of…

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Springfield named leader in manufacturing revival

Springfield named leader in manufacturing revival Springfield ranked as the sixth best mid-sized city in the nation for manufacturing job growth according to a new study released by NewGeography.com. The study used five measures of growth to rank Metropolitan Statistical Areas over the past 10 years. To generate the rankings of the best places for manufacturing jobs,…

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GO CAPS students kick off the school year

GO CAPS students kick off the school year More than 250 students, parents and business partners flooded rooms at CoxHealth, the eFactory and Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation for the orientation and launch of the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies last week. “We’re working to prepare you for jobs that don’t even exist yet—jobs that…

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Business and higher ed talks lead to new course at Ozarks Technical Community College

Business and higher ed talks lead to new course at Ozarks Technical Community College Businesses asked, and the education community has answered. Beginning this fall, the Center for Workforce Development at Ozarks Technical Community College will offer a new course designed with a particular local industry in mind. The pilot course will focus on stainless steel fabrication…

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Company chooses Springfield for new facility

Company chooses Springfield for new facility Community Wholesale Tire, Inc., one of the Midwest’s largest tire distributors, began operations at a new 64,000 sq. ft. facility in Springfield on July 13. As part of the expansion, the company, headquartered in Hazelwood, Missouri, will create 20 new jobs and invest $4.3 million. Community Wholesale Tire serves…

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Chamber, MSU build Springfield’s international network

Chamber, MSU build Springfield’s international network Consider this—95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States. Also consider that there are more than 1,800 international students from more than 80 countries that attend Missouri State University. These two numbers represent a significant opportunity for Springfield. Since 2008, the Chamber’s International Business Council has worked…

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Four resources to keep your business from being hacked

Four resources to keep your business from being hacked Cyber security is a must for the modern small business. Cyber attacks on major corporations make for bigger headlines, but make no mistake, small and medium sized businesses are at risk as well. In fact, in 2012, 50 percent of all targeted cyber attacks were aimed…

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Teachers learn a thing or two from area businesses

Teachers learn a thing or two from area businesses Four days. Three industries. 11 school districts. 23 businesses. 31 teachers. The impact on our workforce—exponential. Beginning next week, the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies will send teachers from across the Springfield region into area businesses to find out first-hand what skills are needed…

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