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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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ATHENA: Honoring leaders who advocate for others The fourth annual ATHENA Award program, held on March 3 at the White River Conference Center, may have looked and felt different than in past years for obvious reasons, but the recipients were no less deserving – and no less grateful for the recognition of their efforts. The…

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Announcing the recipients of the 2021 ATHENA & Virginia Fry Rising Star Awards Two luminaries in the Springfield community will be honored at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 ATHENA Award ceremony on March 3. Karen Kramer has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 ATHENA Award. Kramer is senior vice president and…

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Starting the new year by talking with our new Chairman The Chamber kicked off its 2021 event calendar with a hybrid approach to its traditional monthly breakfast networking event, Good Morning, Springfield! The first event in the series, held January 7 at the Plaster Student Union Theater on the campus of Missouri State University, was…

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Info about Annual Passes and 2021 event attendance Since the Chamber began its annual Reach Campaign five years ago, we have sold the majority of our Annual Passes for our regular monthly events through the campaign. While this year’s campaign was no exception, we want to let you know there are still passes available for…

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Announcing Chamber leadership for 2021 The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the new members of its Board of Directors for 2021. These seven board members will serve three-year terms on the board, having been nominated by the Directors Nominating Committee earlier this fall and submitted to the general membership for approval.…

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Wrapping up an extraordinary Reach Campaign Wednesday, November 4, marked the end of the Chamber’s fifth annual Reach Campaign, and we’re simply astounded by the support that both our volunteers and you, our members, have continued to provide throughout this crucial time. Even in the midst of a pandemic and all the economic difficulties it…

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Finalists announced for 2020 Small Business Award Five area businesses have been named as finalists for the 2020 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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Your chance to support the Chamber through the Reach Campaign The Chamber has just embarked on the fifth year of our annual Reach Campaign, and now more than ever, we want to thank you for your continued support. The fact that you have remained committed to our organization is crucial as we both continue our…

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Looking ahead in a time of uncertainty Amidst all the converging issues in our society – health risks, economic hardships, social upheaval and reckoning – it would be easy to grow pessimistic … especially at an event like the Annual Membership Lunch, which this year was held virtually on August 13. But Chamber leaders wanted…

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