Skip to content

Archive for 2019

Continuing efforts to attract talent

Continuing efforts to attract talent Part of the work of the Chamber and its economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, is to attract new potential employees to our region by showing the many things that make Springfield a great place to live, work and play. To broaden the reach of our talent attraction…

Read More

State Senators discuss importance of civility in government

State Senators discuss importance of civility in government When State Senators Caleb Rowden and Lincoln Hough visited the Chamber on November 8, they talked about some of the state legislature’s accomplishments in 2019 and the potential for the 2020 session. But they also talked about why they are both fearful and optimistic about the future…

Read More

Growing and developing the culture of your company

Growing and developing the culture of your company As companies look at ways to grow, part of the process is finding and retaining the right people – and one of the keys to success is fostering the right company culture. Three local business leaders discussed how their organizations are doing just that during the November…

Read More

Senior officers visit Springfield to deepen relationship with Ft. Leonard Wood

Senior officers visit Springfield to deepen relationship with Ft. Leonard Wood The partnership between Fort Leonard Wood and Springfield continues to strengthen. The latest evidence is the recent visit of 20 senior officers from the Fort’s Military Police School, who traveled to Springfield in October to learn about private-sector leadership strategies. The day began with…

Read More

Reconnecting with GO CAPS students to chart the future

Reconnecting with GO CAPS students to chart the future The Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS) is progressing through its fifth year of exposing area high school students to potential career options in a wide range of areas. But GO CAPS is also taking the opportunity to reach out to those who…

Read More

Lexington, Kentucky: Built on Strength

Lexington, Kentucky: Built on Strength Each year, the Chamber leads a delegation of business, community, nonprofit and education leaders to visit a peer city and learn about best practices that can be applied in the Springfield region. In September, more than 80 leaders from our area visited Lexington, Kentucky. A full written report covering takeaways…

Read More

Harnessing the power of video online

Harnessing the power of video online The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC says the average American now spends nearly 24 hours per week online – nearly triple the amount from 20 years ago. And Cisco predicts that by 2022, more than four-fifths of all consumer Internet traffic will consist of online video.…

Read More

Vital Farms expanding, adding more than 50 new jobs

Vital Farms expanding, adding more than 50 new jobs Vital Farms, a Certified B Corp and pioneer in offering pasture-raised, ethically sourced products sold nationwide, is expanding its operations in Springfield just three years after breaking ground on its first facility here. Dubbed “Egg Central Station,” the company’s 84,000 sq. ft. facility in Partnership Industrial…

Read More

Vote YES on Questions 1 and 2 on November 5

Vote YES on Questions 1 and 2 on November 5 At the Springfield ballot box next month, citizens will be asked to vote on two sales taxes that fund important city services, personnel and infrastructure – and the Chamber is asking for your support. After discussion and recommendations from the Chamber’s Local Issues Public Policy…

Read More
Scroll To Top