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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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Assessing the state of the schools with the SPS superintendent The August edition of the Chamber’s “Good Morning, Springfield!” series featured the annual State of the Schools presentation with Springfield Public Schools Superintendent John Jungmann. It was the first of the monthly networking events to be held in person since the beginning of the pandemic,…

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Celebrating a virtual Good Morning, Springfield! Dr. Nicole Holt, Springfield Public Schools’ deputy superintendent of academics, offers an update from the school district during the July 2 edition of Good Morning, Springfield! with Chamber President Matt Morrow.  The Chamber’s monthly networking series – Good Morning, Springfield! – has, like most in-person events in our world…

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ATHENA: An afternoon of gratitude and empowering messages When the Chamber handed out the third annual ATHENA Award on March 4, honoree Francine Pratt was quick to tell the sold-out crowd of more than 400 that being in front of large groups is not her first choice. “I hope I don’t offend anyone, but it…

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Accessing untapped resources to find great employees With the historically low unemployment rate and more job openings than job seekers, many employers are having a harder time than ever finding the right person to add to their staff. At the Chamber’s 60 Minutes to Success event on February 19, presenters offered a rapid-fire look at…

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Beginning a new century of Chamber history Recapping a successful year is reason enough to bring together Chamber members and volunteer leaders. But at the Chamber’s 2020 Annual Meeting on January 31, the focus was on more than just the past year; it was on the past 100 years – and the next 100 as…

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Louis Griesemer named 2020 Springfieldian A desire to quietly lead by example and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge are the qualities most commonly used to describe Louis Griesemer. Those qualities, along with a lifetime of achievements and dedication to our community, were celebrated on January 31 as the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce presented Griesemer…

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Get your Annual Passes today! Have you picked up an Annual Pass for 2020? If not, what are you waiting for? An Annual Pass offers numerous advantages over buying event tickets individually – you get a discounted rate along with the convenience of paying one time to get into all the events in the series,…

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Growing and developing the culture of your company As companies look at ways to grow, part of the process is finding and retaining the right people – and one of the keys to success is fostering the right company culture. Three local business leaders discussed how their organizations are doing just that during the November…

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