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Cabinet Concepts by Design receives 2022 Small Business Award

Cabinet Concepts by Design receives 2022 Small Business Award During its annual event on May 4, the Chamber announced Cabinet Concepts by Design as the recipient of the 2022 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. More than 300 guests were on hand at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center for the event, which honored all…

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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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Addressing the workforce issue by finding “hidden workers”

Addressing the workforce issue by finding “hidden workers” Employers are having more difficulty than at any time in recent history finding the people to fill open or newly created jobs – and according to Harvard Business School research, that difficulty is being inadvertently exacerbated by employers themselves. Joseph Fuller, Harvard Business School (HBS) professor and…

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SGF Business Insider – January 2022: How Do Volunteer Leaders Prepare for 2022?

SGF Business Insider – January 2022: How Do Volunteer Leaders Prepare for 2022? This month, Chamber President Matt Morrow talked to two people very important to both the Chamber and the entire Springfield community. They’re the Chamber board chairs for 2021 and 2022, respectively: Logan Aguirre of the 417 group of magazines and John Oke-Thomas…

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Expanding service at Springfield-Branson National Airport

Expanding service at Springfield-Branson National Airport Envoy Air announced in early 2021 that it was planning to expand its aircraft maintenance operations in Springfield. The wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group cut the ribbon on its new facility on December 14. Chamber economic development staff worked with American to access statewide incentives, including Missouri…

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Announcing the new members and officers for the Chamber Board of Directors

Announcing the new members and officers for the Chamber Board of Directors The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new additions to its Board of Directors for 2022, as well as its slate of officers for the new year. New board members serving three-year terms are: Erin Danastasio, Hatch Foundation Tom…

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Manufacturers talk workforce issues and economic strength

Manufacturers talk workforce issues and economic strength During the 2021 edition of the Manufacturing Outlook leaders from the manufacturing sector talked about how workforce issues are impacting their businesses and the potential effects of federal vaccine mandates, while Chamber leaders gave an update on the environment for economic development in our area. The event was…

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SGF Business Insider – November 2021: How Do We Build the Health Care Workforce?

SGF Business Insider – November 2021: How Do We Build the Health Care Workforce? This month we look at a unique program that is allowing our region to begin addressing the issue of workforce shortages in the health care industry. It’s the University of Missouri’s Springfield Clinical Campus. This partnership between Mizzou, Missouri State University,…

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Listening to small businesses about pandemic struggles, solutions

Listening to small businesses about pandemic struggles, solutions Springfield small businesses were able to share feedback on challenges they have faced as well as what role the state can play to support small business recovery during the Springfield stop of the Show Me Strong Recovery Listening Session held October 14 at the Chamber. The Show…

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SGF Business Insider – September 2021: How Do You Lead a School District?

SGF Business Insider – September 2021: How Do You Lead a School District? Dr. Grenita Lathan was named superintendent of Springfield Public Schools in early 2021 and took the reins of the district in July. Chamber President Matt Morrow had the chance to sit down with her and talk to her on a wide range…

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