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Dake Wells Architecture receives prestigious 2024 Small Business Award

Dake Wells Architecture receives prestigious 2024 Small Business Award Dake Wells Architecture, a local architecture firm known for its innovative designs and community focus, has been named the recipient of the 2024 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Founded in 2004, in a foundation of curiosity, ingenuity and…

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Roundtable event highlights opportunities to enhance southwest Missouri’s innovation and entrepreneurial capacity

Roundtable event highlights opportunities to enhance southwest Missouri’s innovation and entrepreneurial capacity   MTC Regional Node Planning Grant provided assessment of the region’s technology-based entrepreneurial ecosystem. SPRINGFIELD – To see growth in the economy, a community must invest in supporting innovators and technology-based entrepreneurs. Working collaboratively is key to improving the network of available services.…

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Chamber Board hosts state lawmakers to share key priorities

Chamber Board hosts state lawmakers to share key priorities The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors hosted lawmakers at their annual Board Legislative Luncheon on February 2. This event allows board members to thank elected officials and highlight their top state legislative priorities with Springfield-area Representatives and Senators. This regional delegation of lawmakers…

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Inside the Issues: Bridging the Child Care Gap

Inside the Issues: Bridging the Child Care Gap Chamber members attended the first Inside the Issues event of 2024 to learn about opportunities to address a significant business community concern: the child care gap. On January 11, industry experts representing local and state perspectives shared valuable insights and opportunities for employers to consider as they…

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Regional collaboration aims to spark innovation and entrepreneurship across southwest Missouri

Regional collaboration aims to spark innovation and entrepreneurship across southwest Missouri Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC), the economic development arm of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a regional Node Planning Grant from Missouri Technology Corporation. The planning grant will be used to organize regional “nodes” which are intended to support innovation…

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Self-Reflection, Continuous Learning, and Effective Communication for Young Professionals

Self-reflection, continuous learning, and effective comunication for young professionals The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals hosted its final event of the 2023 CEO Series on November 9. YPs heard from Mark Hecquet, president, and CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau as he discussed his professional journey, shared impactful experiences in leadership, and highlighted…

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