Archive for 2018

Manufacturers talk strategic growth

Manufacturers talk strategic growth Manufacturing is an incredibly competitive and complex industry. Businesses are constantly looking for the best talent and the most innovative paths to growth. Often, that means a merger or an acquisition. But how does a business ensure it’s making the right move, and how does it successfully navigate the potential pitfalls?…

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Two Missouri House Speakers visit the Chamber

Two Missouri House Speakers visit the Chamber On November 28, two Speakers of the Missouri House of Representatives – one past, one present – visited the Chamber for the last installment of the 2018 Public Policy Speaker Series. Todd Richardson, speaker from 2015 through the end of the recent session, is now the Director of…

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The importance of learning by doing

The importance of learning by doing When it comes to finding the right job, for many people the best approach is the hands-on approach. It’s been true for centuries. From apprenticeships to internships, many of the most trusted and long-standing career fields are built on the idea that those entering the profession should learn directly…

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Concluding Year Three of The Reach Campaign

Concluding Year Three of The Reach Campaign The Chamber has wrapped up its third annual Reach Campaign, and thanks to your generous support and the hard work of nearly 100 volunteers, we’ve set new records in both funds raised and the number of companies purchasing sponsorships for 2019. The fundraising total for this year’s campaign…

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Helping small businesses navigate tax law changes

Helping small businesses navigate tax law changes When President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017, it marked the biggest change to federal tax law in more than 30 years. It changed nearly all facets of tax planning – individual tax, trust and estate planning, and business tax…

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Prepare to hit the voting booth on November 6

Prepare to hit the voting booth on November 6 On Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – voters will decide on multiple important issues in Missouri. The Chamber has taken a stance on several of these ballot measures and we encourage you to learn about these topics before heading to the polls. One issue is Proposition…

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Russell Cellular: Breaking ground on a new corporate headquarters

Russell Cellular: Breaking ground on a new corporate headquarters When a company is evaluating a location for a new corporate headquarters, that project often represents significant capital investment and job creation. This summer, the Chamber’s economic development arm—the Springfield Business Development Corporation—helped announce just such a project: a new $8 million home office for Russell…

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The Network touts access to local leaders, outdoor amenities

The Network touts access to local leaders, outdoor amenities There are many reasons why Springfield is a great place for people starting or growing their career, and The Network for Young Professionals works hard to share those opportunities with the community. Two recent events highlighted a couple of the biggest advantages in our area: access…

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Why the Chamber supports Proposition D

Why the Chamber supports Proposition D The Chamber has long been a supporter of investment in our transportation infrastructure. Our roads and bridges are critical to helping us utilize our natural geographic advantage in the center of the nation. But we risk losing that advantage if we don’t act now. Thousands of bridges across Missouri…

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