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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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Connecting businesses with federal funding information

Connecting businesses with federal funding information When the federal government passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in 2021, it spelled an additional influx of federal dollars into state and local coffers. For Missouri, it meant $2.6 billion of additional funding for a wide range of uses – including help for businesses and support for…

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Making the business community’s voice heard in the Capitol

Making the business community’s voice heard in the Capitol The 2022 state legislative session saw significant successes for the business community and its priorities – and those wins do not happen by accident. Chamber volunteer leaders and staff were in constant contact with legislators and lawmakers throughout the session to advocate for the Chamber’s 2022…

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Veteran lawmaker reflects on unusual but successful legislative session

Veteran lawmaker reflects on unusual but successful legislative session Lincoln Hough has been in the Missouri Senate for four years and previously served three terms in the state House of Representatives. But as the senator told a packed room on May 31 during a meeting of the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee, the 2022 legislative session…

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Recapping a challenging but successful state legislative session

Recapping a challenging but successful state legislative session The 2022 legislative session of the Missouri General Assembly ended on May 13, and while the year brought a series of unique challenges, it ultimately proved to be quite successful for the business community and for southwest Missouri. Numerous bills passed both chambers of the legislature and…

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SGF Business Insider – May 2022: How Do We Recover Financially from the Pandemic?

SGF Business Insider – May 2022: How Do We Recover Financially from the Pandemic? In this episode, Chamber President Matt Morrow talks with Greene County Commissioner John Russell and ARPA Grant & Equity Specialist Dr. Lyle Foster. They talk about how funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) is being directed to small businesses and nonprofits in our…

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Making progress in a complicated legislative landscape

Making progress in a complicated legislative landscape State Senator Dave Schatz has a lot on his plate. Not only does he represent Franklin and St. Louis counties in the Missouri State Senate, but he also leads the upper chamber as the president pro tem – meaning it’s his job to keep legislation moving through his…

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