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The Network celebrates a new year and new leaders The Network kicked off the new year by hosting its annual New Year, New Leaders event on January 14. Members got the chance to hear from the new Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and the Committee Chair of The Network. This year, the group…

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Preparing to advocate for you in an unprecedented legislative session The 2021 legislative session is set to be one unlike any in recent memory, as legislators work through pandemic restrictions and try to help businesses and employees begin the process of economic recovery. The regional business community hopes that that legislators can build on the…

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Starting the new year by talking with our new Chairman The Chamber kicked off its 2021 event calendar with a hybrid approach to its traditional monthly breakfast networking event, Good Morning, Springfield! The first event in the series, held January 7 at the Plaster Student Union Theater on the campus of Missouri State University, was…

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SGF Business Insider Podcast – January 2021: How Do Business Leaders Prepare? Welcome to SGF Insider, our cooperative podcast project with Leadership Springfield where we give you a look at the people and programs that help make Springfield a great place to live, work and play. In this installment of the Chamber’s portion of the…

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A chance to speak with the Speaker The Chamber’s 2020 Public Policy Speaker Series had its final installment on Dec. 15 in a conversation with a Springfield-area political leader whose time in state-level politics is also coming to an end, at least for now. Elijah Haahr, who has served as the Speaker of the Missouri…

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A look at what drives regional manufacturing growth The Manufacturing Outlook – presented virtually by the Chamber’s economic development arm, the SBDC, on December 3 from the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center – offered a wide-ranging look at the trends in the manufacturing industry, along with the process that businesses use when deciding where to…

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Info about Annual Passes and 2021 event attendance Since the Chamber began its annual Reach Campaign five years ago, we have sold the majority of our Annual Passes for our regular monthly events through the campaign. While this year’s campaign was no exception, we want to let you know there are still passes available for…

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Announcing Chamber leadership for 2021 The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new members of its Board of Directors for 2021. These seven board members will serve three-year terms on the board, having been nominated by the Directors Nominating Committee earlier this fall and submitted to the general membership for approval.…

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SGForum 2020 lets YPs be a part of the story SGForum 2020 was definitely one for the books! With nearly 500 joining the event virtually, The Network for Young Professionals provided professional, personal and community development through a variety of sessions, and talked all about the power of storytelling. The day began with a keynote…

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Academy of Hair Design receives 2020 Small Business Award During the Chamber’s annual event on November 11, we announced Academy of Hair Design as the recipient of the 2020 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Academy of Hair Design was founded by entrepreneurs Jerry BeVelle, David Gonzales and Christie Gonzales who were running a successful…

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