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Making the case for transportation funding through Proposition D

Making the case for transportation funding through Proposition D When it comes to funding for Missouri’s transportation infrastructure, Mayor Ken McClure says our state is – no pun intended – “at a crossroads.” “The state is geographically located in the ideal spot in the middle of the nation, one day’s drive from either coast,” the…

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GO CAPS program expands in its fourth year

GO CAPS program expands in its fourth year When high school students reach their fourth year, they often look to expand their horizons … see what new possibilities the future might offer and explore their options. For the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS), it’s no different. The 2018-2019 school year marks…

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Using technology to make business life easier

Using technology to make business life easier If your small business is looking for ways to streamline operations, update data management, reduce excess email or improve communication between staff members … well, as the saying goes, there’s probably an app for that. That was the message from presenters Krystal Russell and Colby Keeth, partners with…

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Chattanooga highlights natural assets and focus on intentional planning

Chattanooga highlights natural assets and focus on intentional planning When the Chamber took nearly 80 community, business, education and nonprofit leaders to Chattanooga in mid-September, it was the second time a group from Springfield had visited the Tennessee city since the Community Leadership Visit program began in 1994. A lot has changed in Chattanooga since…

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Chamber kicks off out-of-this-world Reach Campaign

Chamber kicks off out-of-this-world Reach Campaign The 2018 Reach Campaign has officially launched. “Reach for the Stars” is underway after the Chamber held its kickoff event Sept. 12 at Highland Springs. Nearly 80 volunteers and Chamber staff were on hand as Campaign Chairman Joe Reynolds and Chamber President Matt Morrow dubbed their totally official astronaut…

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Congressman Billy Long: Making connections and tackling issues

Congressman Billy Long: Making connections and tackling issues Congressman Billy Long says one of his favorite – and most important – parts of his job as member of the U.S. House of Representatives is connections … whether it’s making connections with people or connecting people with the resources and answers they need. The congressman was…

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Don’t miss your chance to connect with the Chamber

Don’t miss your chance to connect with the Chamber The Chamber is preparing to kick off its third annual Reach Campaign – and this year, the campaign is really expanding its horizons. As you may know, Reach is how we offer members ways to invest in the Chamber and support the work we do every…

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Addressing workforce needs without big expenses

Addressing workforce needs without big expenses Talk to nearly any business about their biggest issues, and you’re likely to hear a common theme: Finding the right employees, in sufficient numbers, is a huge challenge. It’s why the Chamber has set workforce development as one of its four Strategic Areas of Focus. But how do businesses…

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