Posts by Jeremy Elwood

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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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YPs working to help move SGF forward

YPs working to help move SGF forward One of the many perks of being a young professional in Springfield is the opportunity to have a seat at the table and to let your voice be heard. Members of The Network had the opportunity to do just that at one of the City of Springfield’s recent…

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A small token of appreciation for first responders

A small token of appreciation for first responders The backbone of our community’s safety is our First Responders – the police, firefighters, emergency medical professionals and 911 operators who work tirelessly each day to protect us from harm. The Chamber was privileged to pay tribute to these dedicated men and women at our annual First…

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An egg-citing tour for young professionals

An egg-citing tour for young professionals On August 28, The Network for Young Professionals was invited to tour Vital Farms’ egg processing facility in Springfield’s Partnership Industrial Center West, dubbed “Egg Central Station.” About 35 YPs took the opportunity to see how the facility operates, including Network member Dee King of Guaranty Bank. She left…

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Building on relationships and experience in the Missouri Senate

Building on relationships and experience in the Missouri Senate Mike Cunningham and David Sater have spent the last seven years in the Missouri Senate developing relationships and knowledge – both of which are more important now than ever when it comes to successfully making progress in governing. The two senators visited the Chamber August 28…

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