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2024 Health Care Outlook

2024 Health Care Outlook 2024 Health Care Outlook a discussion on mental and behavioral health On May 15, Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC), the economic development arm of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, convened over 275 business and healthcare leaders for the 2024 Health Care Outlook. The event focused on the serious and growing…

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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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Youngstown Glove Company to expand in Springfield

Youngstown Glove Company to expand in Springfield Youngstown Glove Company, a nationally recognized manufacturer of utility gloves for industrial, construction and utility line use, has announced plans to construct a new $15M facility in Partnership Industrial Center West (PIC West). A subsidiary of Blackstone Investment Group in Aurora, MO, Youngstown is expanding into Springfield to…

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SBDC Annual Meeting highlights Springfield’s bright future

SBDC Annual Meeting highlights Springfield’s bright future The Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC) marked its 40th anniversary with a significant annual meeting at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, attended by over 480 stakeholders. The event was a celebration of four decades of profound economic development and strategic contributions to the local economy led by…

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Economists unveil valuable local and national economic insights

Economists unveil valuable local and national economic insights The Chamber’s economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC), hosted its 19 annual Economic Outlook event on August 16, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. With a strong attendance of more than 350 participants, the 2023 event proved to be a pivotal platform for…

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August 2023: Executive Insight with Dean Thompson and Tiffany Batdorf

August 2023: Executive Insight with Dean Thompson and Tiffany Batdorf In the August edition of SGF Business Insider, Chamber President, Matt Morrow, sits down with the new Executive Director of Regionalism and Economic Development Dean Thompson, and our new Vice President of Communications, Tiffany Batdorf. Thompson and Batdorf discuss economic development, regionalism, and communicating the Chamber’s message to…

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Chamber’s growth continues with multiple key positions filled

Leadership Team Grows Two executives join the Chamber team and a third is named acting VP. The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of two key leadership positions and names acting Vice President of Public Affairs. Dean Thompson will take on the role of executive director of regionalism and economic…

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Chamber hires for three positions

Chamber hires for three positions The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce three recent hires to help better serve our members and the business community at large – Kendra Bollinger is the graphic design and creative project manager, Katie Cartwright is the talent retention coordinator and Evander Gonzalez is the research coordinator.…

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How competition and collaboration drive improvement in our area health care systems

How competition and collaboration drive improvement in our area health care systems At the recent Health Care Outlook, a panel of area leaders from Springfield’s two largest employers, CoxHealth and Mercy Hospital Springfield Communities, shared how competition and collaboration drive improvement in our area health care systems. Presented by the Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC),…

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Chamber hires for business development manager

Chamber hires for business development manager The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Ben Vickers to the economic development staff team as the manager of business development. In this role, Vickers will focus on building relationships with businesses in the Springfield region to support their continued growth. He will work with local stakeholders to…

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