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Community Leadership Visit: A Moment for Reflection The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has been taking business and civic leaders to peer communities across the country each year since 1994. We call it the Community Leadership Visit. The idea is to learn what other communities are doing and bring their best practices back to Springfield,…

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Regional call center announces expansion into Springfield Promoveo, LLC, a business process outsourcing company based in Bolivar, has announced plans to expand its local operations and headquarters in the Springfield region. The company will be opening a second office in downtown Springfield’s Hammons Tower and creating 50 new jobs. Founded in 2015, Promoveo serves a…

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YPs discuss making a difference in the community Even in the midst of COVID-19 – or perhaps even more so because of COVID-19 – Springfield-area young professionals want to know how they can make an impact. A recent survey of members of The Network for Young Professionals found that they wanted to learn more about…

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An update on federal COVID relief efforts On September 16, Chamber members received an update from Jack Howard, senior vice president of the Congressional and Public Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He provided insight into opportunities and potential roadblocks to progress to federal coronavirus relief. According to Howard, the current priority for…

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Nation’s largest VA lender expands into Springfield, creating 100 new jobs Just in time for Labor Day, Mortgage Research Center, L.L.C., which does business as Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA purchase lender, has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Springfield as part of a new initiative. The move marks the…

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Fed economist discusses pandemic’s economic impact, recovery potential Charles Gascon, economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, delivered the keynote address for the 2020 Economic Outlook on August 19. Hosted by the Chamber’s economic development arm, the SBDC, the event was broadcast virtually from the studio of the event’s presenting sponsor, BKD CPAs…

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Your chance to support the Chamber through the Reach Campaign The Chamber has just embarked on the fifth year of our annual Reach Campaign, and now more than ever, we want to thank you for your continued support. The fact that you have remained committed to our organization is crucial as we both continue our…

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Introducing our Education Resource Center for Employers As school districts around the region have started the process of reopening their doors to students for the 2020-2021 school year – in a variety of forms – both parents and employers have a wide range of questions. What resources are available to help support virtual learning? Which…

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Looking ahead in a time of uncertainty Amidst all the converging issues in our society – health risks, economic hardships, social upheaval and reckoning – it would be easy to grow pessimistic … especially at an event like the Annual Membership Lunch, which this year was held virtually on August 13. But Chamber leaders wanted…

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Maintaining The Network’s access to key leaders The Network is always looking for opportunities to connect Springfield young professionals to other young professionals, as well as to key leaders in the community. One way to maintain that access is through the quarterly CEO Series – The Network chair interviews a local CEO, who shares about…

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