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Welcoming new members and officers to the Chamber Board of Directors

Welcoming new members and officers to the Chamber Board of Directors At its January board of directors meeting, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce will install new members, as well as its slate of officers for 2023:  The following board members will serve on the Chamber’s Executive Committee in 2023: Chair: Joselyn Baldner, Central Bank of…

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Springfield Area Chamber continues to serve as principal advocate for regional businesses in 2023

Springfield Area Chamber continues to serve as principal advocate for regional businesses in 2023 The 102nd Missouri General Assembly convened on Wednesday, January 4, with renewed optimism from many lawmakers about opportunities for progress during the legislative session.    With the start of session, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has once again been preparing to…

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Northwest Arkansas highlights regional collaboration

Northwest Arkansas highlights regional collaboration Each year the Chamber takes a group of business and community leaders to another city to learn best practices. For the first time, the destination of the 2022 Community Leadership Visit was a comparable region and not just an individual city. During that trip, over 80 Southwest Missouri leaders had…

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Private sector experience serves Judge Harmison well on the bench

Private sector experience serves Judge Harmison well on the bench The Honorable Judge Jerry Harmison joined Chamber members on November 30, 2022, for a fascinating conversation about his new appointment as Circuit Judge of the 31st Judicial Circuit. This event served as the final installment of the 2022 Public Policy Speaker Series. Judge Harmison has…

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December 2022: What can we learn from Northwest Arkansas?

December 2022: What can we learn from Northwest Arkansas? In this month’s episode of SGF Business Insider, Chamber president Matt Morrow sits down with Brandi Bailey and David Cameron. Bailey is the Vice President of Strategic Development & Marketing at Snyder Construction Group and Cameron is the City Administrator at the City of Republic. Bailey…

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Helping businesses connect with available tools and resources to prevent crime

Helping businesses connect with available tools and resources to prevent crime Many of the tools referenced in this article can be found online in the Chamber’s Let’s Keep Springfield Safe Business Toolkit. Take advantage of the crime prevention tools available to your business because focusing on prevention pays off. That was the main takeaway from…

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Chamber Board Endorses Ballot Measure to Approve Rezoning on South Lone Pine Avenue

Chamber Board Endorses Ballot Measure to Approve Rezoning on South Lone Pine Avenue The Board of Directors of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a City of Springfield issue on the November 8 ballot pertaining to approval of rezoning an area on South Lone Pine Avenue from Single-Family Residential, General Retail, and Limited…

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Business and education leaders highlight Fast Track as a “game-changing” workforce program

Business and education leaders highlight Fast Track as a “game-changing” workforce program The September edition of Good Morning, Springfield! featured a deep dive into the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant, providing a chance to highlight this workforce grant program and one way for community and business leaders to address the number one challenge facing business…

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SGF Business Insider Podcast: How and Why Non-Profit Leaders Engage in the Chamber

SGF Business Insider Podcast: How and Why Non-Profit Leaders Engage in the Chamber In the September edition of SGF Business Insider podcast, Chamber president Matt Morrow is joined by our public policy analyst Lauren Mustoe in a conversation with two impactful non-profit leaders in the community, Brian Fogle and Brandy Harris. Fogle is the President…

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Governor Parson highlights historic investments and statewide successes at ’22 State of the State

Governor Parson highlights historic investments and statewide successes at ’22 State of the State Governor Mike Parson outlined tremendous investments being made in Missouri’s infrastructure, broadband, workforce development, K-12 and higher education, childcare and more at the Chamber’s annual State of the State on August 2. Speaking to a sold-out crowd at Missouri State University’s…

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