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Highlighting the path to economic recovery State leaders highlighted Missouri’s current economic recovery efforts and potential positive workforce signs for the state during a conference call with Chamber members on June 24. Director of Missouri Dept. of Economic Development (DED) Rob Dixon, Commissioner of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD) Zora Mulligan, and Deputy Director…

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Minimizing employer liability during reopening & recovery Please note: This information was provided on Wednesday, June 10; guidance may have changed since that time. This information is not intended to constitute legal advice; individuals should contact an attorney for advice with respect to any particular matter specifically facing your business. As we move further into…

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A look at COVID-19’s impact on Missouri unemployment On May 20, Chamber members heard an update and guidance on the current unemployment implications of COVID-19 as the state moves towards recovery during the first installment of the 2020 Public Policy Speaker Series. Anna Hui, director of the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR),…

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Missouri lawmakers conclude 2020 legislative session When the 2020 legislative session ended on May 15, it marked the end of one of the more unique years in the history of the Missouri General Assembly. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted both the function and the focus of lawmakers, as they lost about five weeks of work time…

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Rep. Steve Lynch: Positivity and support for the military The term “upbeat” might be an understatement when describing State Rep. Steve Lynch, which he demonstrated at the Feb. 28 meeting of the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee. Rep. Lynch, who represents District 122, gave Chamber members a glimpse into his lengthy career in business and the…

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Thanking legislators for 2019, and asking for their help in 2020 Each year, the Chamber board invites members of our area legislative delegation to the annual legislative luncheon. It’s a way to say thank you for their work in the previous year’s session and talk with them about the Springfield-area business community’s priorities for the…

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Economic development leader visits Chamber during statewide tour State Rep. Derek Grier served as chairman of the Missouri House Economic Development Committee during the 2019 legislative session. Now he wants to learn more about what individual communities across the state are looking for to help develop jobs and economic growth. That’s why Grier visited Springfield…

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State Senators discuss importance of civility in government When State Senators Caleb Rowden and Lincoln Hough visited the Chamber on November 8, they talked about some of the state legislature’s accomplishments in 2019 and the potential for the 2020 session. But they also talked about why they are both fearful and optimistic about the future…

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Senior officers visit Springfield to deepen relationship with Ft. Leonard Wood The partnership between Fort Leonard Wood and Springfield continues to strengthen. The latest evidence is the recent visit of 20 senior officers from the Fort’s Military Police School, who traveled to Springfield in October to learn about private-sector leadership strategies. The day began with…

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