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Chamber partners with efactory, Missouri SBDC at MSU to launch “Supercharge Southwest Missouri” The program leverages a network of supporters and services to supercharge entrepreneurs, small business owners and innovators throughout southwest Missouri. The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is a supporting partner in the launch of Supercharge Southwest Missouri, a new initiative powered by…

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SGF Business Insider – July 2021: How Do Businesses Find and Retain Employees? Time and again, businesses say the biggest obstacle to growth is finding enough qualified people to fill the jobs they’re looking to create. In this episode, Chamber President Matt Morrow talks with two people who are working every day to help employers…

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SBDC Annual Meeting highlights strong development year, placemaking opportunities The Springfield Business Development Corporation – the economic development arm of the Chamber – held its first major in-person event of 2021, the SBDC Annual Meeting, on June 16 at the Oasis Convention Center. Apparently, people were ready once again to meet in person, as a…

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SGF Business Insider – June 2021: How Do We Learn from Peer Cities? The Chamber has been leading the Community Leadership Visit (CLV) for more than a quarter-century, taking a delegation of community leaders to a peer city to learn from the experiences of another community and to bring back ideas that will benefit the…

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Paddio to double employment by end of 2021 After launching in Springfield in August 2020, Paddio, a full-service mortgage lender specializing in conventional and FHA home loans, has announced the addition of 100 new jobs in the region. By the end of this year, the company will grow its operation at 1930 W. Bennett to…

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Warren Davis named 2021 Springfieldian An incredibly strong work ethic and a willingness to take a chance on projects others might find too risky are defining characteristics of Warren Davis. Those qualities, along with a lifetime of achievements and dedication to the area, were celebrated on May 7 as the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce…

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Annual Meeting focuses on resilience, optimism and hope The Annual Meeting is the signature evening on the Chamber’s event calendar. It’s the time when members gather to look back on the year that was, thank those who served in leadership and look ahead to what the future holds. Some elements of the 2021 edition of…

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SGF Business Insider – May 2021: How Are We Developing Skills Training that Leads to Quality Jobs? Every region in the country is competing to be the place businesses want to choose when they decide to grow and add jobs. But jumping to the top of the list requires a commitment to skills training and…

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John Deere Reman to expand operations in Springfield Deere & Company, a world leader in agriculture and construction, is expanding operations in Springfield, Missouri. The remanufacturing division of Deere & Company, John Deere Reman, will add drivetrain and hydraulic remanufacturing operations to their existing facilities, creating 130 new jobs. John Deere Reman remanufactures engines, fuel,…

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SGF Business Insider – March 2021: How Do Businesses Navigate the Digital Landscape? The Internet, smart devices and social media have fundamentally changed the way individuals and businesses interact with each other – including how they make purchasing decisions. In order for small businesses to be successful in this new digital landscape, they must understand…

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