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Harmony House receives 2021 Small Business Award

Harmony House receives 2021 Small Business Award During its annual event on November 10, the Chamber announced Harmony House as the recipient of the 2021 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Started by a concerned group of community members in 1976, Harmony House has been providing shelter and support services to domestic violence survivors ever…

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Chamber hires new membership engagement coordinator

Chamber hires new membership engagement coordinator The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hire of Parker Reid as Membership Engagement Coordinator in the Chamber’s membership department. Her first day on the job was August 24. In her new role, Reid helps to provide service and support to new members in a…

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How young professionals are serving the public

How young professionals are serving the public On October 26, members of The Network for Young Professionals had the opportunity to hear from a panel of YPs who are serving their community as elected officials. The event, part of The Network’s 2021 Civic Engagement series, allowed the panelists to provide a variety of perspectives from…

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Safely recognizing and honoring our first responders

Safely recognizing and honoring our first responders We all know that our first responders – police, firefighters, EMTs, health care workers – are vital to the quality of life and continued economic growth of our community. And with all the change in our world in recent months and years, their efforts have become even more…

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Kicking off the sixth annual Reach Campaign

Kicking off the sixth annual Reach Campaign The Chamber has started the sixth year of our annual Reach Campaign, and it’s your chance to join us in reaching for new growth – for your business and for the community. If you’re not familiar with the campaign, it’s your annual opportunity to purchase marketing and sponsorship…

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Announcing the finalists for the 2021 Small Business Award

Announcing the 2021 Small Business Award finalists Five area businesses have been named as finalists for the 2021 Small Business Award. The finalists were determined based on written applications that include essays on company history, management philosophy, responses to challenges, innovation in product and service offerings and contributions to the community. Entries are scored by…

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Highlighting member stories and feedback at the Annual Member Lunch

Highlighting member stories and feedback at the Annual Member Lunch The Annual Member Lunch is the Chamber’s chance to show our appreciation for the work our members do every day, as well as their continuing support of our organization and our programs and initiatives for the betterment of the community. At this year’s event, held…

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Warren Davis named 2021 Springfieldian

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

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 – April 2021: How Are Women Empowered to Lead in Our Community?

SGF Business Insider – April 2021: How Are Women Empowered to Lead in Our Community? In March, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual ATHENA Award ceremony, recognizing two women who make a difference in our community. The ATHENA Award is given to someone who has spent their career empowering women to achieve…

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