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Community leader driven by a passion for bettering Springfield

Community leader driven by a passion for bettering Springfield On July 25, The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals hosted the second event in its 2023 CEO series. YPs heard from Stephanie Stenger, president of Springfield Land, L.P.   In an interview conducted by Network Chair Bryant Young, Stephanie talked about her professional journey to leading a…

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Thanking our members and volunteer leaders

Thanking our members and volunteer leaders At the Chamber’s recent Member Appreciation Celebration, we were able to thank our members for their continued support of the Chamber along with providing a mid-year strategic progress accountability report. We heard from a panel of volunteer leaders about why they are willing to invest their time, talent and…

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Navigating cannabis legalization in the workplace

Navigating cannabis legalization in the workplace The Chamber recently hosted the latest edition of the 2023 60 Minutes to Success series, focusing on the topic of cannabis in the workplace. The event included a policy overview from attorney Steven Doerdoff of the Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation and a panel discussion moderated by Shari Reaves…

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Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings

Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings Every day, the Chamber works to help businesses grow and thrive. And one of the things we love most is when we have the opportunity to help those organizations commemorate significant achievements – grand openings, anniversaries, new facilities, and more. June was a great month for this type of…

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Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings

Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings Every day, the Chamber works to help businesses grow and thrive. And one of the things we love most is when we have the opportunity to help those organizations commemorate significant achievements – grand openings, anniversaries, new facilities, and more. May was a great month for this type of…

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Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings

Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings Every day, the Chamber works to help businesses grow and thrive. And one of the things we love most is when we have the opportunity to help those organizations commemorate significant achievements – grand openings, anniversaries, new facilities, and more. April was a great month for this type of…

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KARE Health & Wellness is 2023 Small Business Award recipient

KARE Health & Wellness is 2023 Small Business Award recipient During its annual event on May 10, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce announced KARE Health & Wellness as the recipient of the 2023 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. After experiencing health issues with no resolve, the award recipient’s owner and founder Keri Sutton…

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May 2023: How does tourism impact our community?

May 2023: How does tourism impact our community? In the May edition of SGF Business Insider, Chamber President, Matt Morrow, sits down with the new President/CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mark Hecquet. For the past 16 years, Hecquet led the Butler County Visitors Bureau in Ohio where he oversaw community engagement initiatives…

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Celebrating outstanding individuals and the importance of supporting one another

Celebrating outstanding individuals and the importance of supporting one another An audience of over 400 business leaders honored the 2023 recipients of the ATHENA and Virginia Fry Rising Star awards on March 22 at the White River Conference Center. The event brought the Springfield business community together to celebrate two outstanding professionals and highlight the…

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Is your business prepared for a recession?

Is your business prepared for a recession? The Chamber recently hosted its first edition of the 2023 60 Minutes to Success series and the topic was centered around preparing businesses for a recession. The panel discussion was moderated by Paula Dougherty of Achieve Private Wealth – Ameriprise Financial. The panel included Dr. Jeffrey Zimmerman of…

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