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Manufacturers discuss industry growth, advances and challenges

Manufacturers discuss industry growth, advances and challenges The Springfield-area manufacturing industry is positioned to make continued advances in technology, wage growth and employee safety – if the community continues to make investments in programs that support workforce development and retention. That was the message from four local industry leaders during the Dec. 8 Manufacturing Outlook…

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Fostering partnerships for important programs

Fostering partnerships for important programs Continuing in its role as a Trusted Convener on important issues, the Chamber brought together leaders from the University of Missouri, Missouri State University, CoxHealth, and Mercy on Nov. 30 to talk with members of our state delegation about the importance of funding for several ongoing partnership programs that produce…

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The Network announces attorney Britton Jobe as 2017 YP of the Year

The Network announces attorney Britton Jobe as 2017 YP of the Year Britton Jobe, a partner at Neale & Newman, LLP, was named The Network’s 2017 Young Professional of the Year at the organization’s Holiday Soirée on Dec. 13 at Hickory Hills Country Club. Following an open nomination process, The Network’s Young Professional of the…

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Drawn to office by history and a desire to serve

Drawn to office by history and a desire to serve It’s easy to assume that Jay Ashcroft was, as he puts it, “infected with the idea of public service at a young age.” With a last name and family pedigree as recognizable as any in Missouri political history, a move directly into the political arena…

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Updating our efforts to draw professionals to Springfield

Updating our efforts to draw professionals to Springfield The Chamber’s economic development arm, the SBDC, has managed the Talent Attraction Initiative (TAI) for more than three years. The program is a direct response to employers’ need for additional skilled workers to meet growth demands. TAI launched in January 2014 with LiveInSpringfieldMO.com, an eye-catching digital front…

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State leaders visit Chamber to connect with members

State leaders visit Chamber to connect with members In our continued effort to serve as a Trusted Convener and an Inclusive Engager for our members, the Chamber was busy in October bringing Missouri leaders to Springfield to meet with members and offer a look at what is happening at the state level. Here’s a look…

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Vote YES on city’s level property tax renewal

Vote YES on city’s level property tax renewal The Chamber encourages members to vote YES on Tuesday, November 7, to continue the City of Springfield’s Level Property Tax (LPT). Voting YES renews the LPT – it is NOT AN INCREASE in any tax rate. Springfield voters will see the issue as “Question 1” on the ballot. To see the…

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A vital new addition to the local economy

A vital new addition to the local economy A new and vibrant addition to the Springfield economy is open for business, and company and community leaders were on hand October 18 to cut the ribbon on the new facility. Austin, Texas-based Vital Farms has opened its egg washing and packing facility, dubbed Egg Central Station,…

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Chamber encourages YES vote on city level property tax

Chamber encourages YES vote on city level property tax On Tuesday, November 7, Springfield voters will have the opportunity to renew the City of Springfield Level Property Tax. The Chamber Board of Directors voted to endorse the proposal and encourages Chamber members who live in the City of Springfield to vote “YES” on Question 1.…

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