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Springfield Chamber Board of Directors endorses City of Springfield ballot measures on April 2024 ballot

Springfield Chamber Board of Directors endorses City of Springfield ballot measures on April 2024 ballot After a thorough review process, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed two City of Springfield Charter amendments on the April 2 ballot. The measures pertain to extending the current mayoral term and addressing conflict-of-interest provisions.…

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Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings – January 2024

Celebrating member milestones with ribbon cuttings – January 2024 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. January was a great month for…

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Chamber Board hosts state lawmakers to share key priorities

Chamber Board hosts state lawmakers to share key priorities The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors hosted lawmakers at their annual Board Legislative Luncheon on February 2. This event allows board members to thank elected officials and highlight their top state legislative priorities with Springfield-area Representatives and Senators. This regional delegation of lawmakers…

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Inside the Issues: Bridging the Child Care Gap

Inside the Issues: Bridging the Child Care Gap Chamber members attended the first Inside the Issues event of 2024 to learn about opportunities to address a significant business community concern: the child care gap. On January 11, industry experts representing local and state perspectives shared valuable insights and opportunities for employers to consider as they…

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Regional collaboration aims to spark innovation and entrepreneurship across southwest Missouri

Regional collaboration aims to spark innovation and entrepreneurship across southwest Missouri Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC), the economic development arm of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a regional Node Planning Grant from Missouri Technology Corporation. The planning grant will be used to organize regional “nodes” which are intended to support innovation…

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Chamber’s growth continues with multiple key positions filled

Leadership Team Grows Two executives join the Chamber team and a third is named acting VP. The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of two key leadership positions and names acting Vice President of Public Affairs. Dean Thompson will take on the role of executive director of regionalism and economic…

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March 2023: How do Effective Community Leaders Inspire Others to Make an Impact?

March 2023: How do Effective Community Leaders Inspire Others to Make an Impact? In this month’s episode, Chamber President, Matt Morrow, sits down with the 2023 ATHENA recipient Stephanie Stenger and Virginia Fry Rising Star recipient Heather Hardinger. The ATHENA Award is given to someone who has spent their career empowering women to achieve greatness…

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November 2022: What Does Succeeding in Business Really Look Like?

November 2022: What Does Succeeding in Business Really Look Like? In the November edition of SGF Business Insider podcast, Chamber president Matt Morrow is joined by our Membership Development Manager Peyton Andrews in a conversation with Tom Douglas. Douglas is the CEO of JMARK and the author of the new book Adapt or Die. Douglas…

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Cutting ribbons and celebrating special milestones!

Cutting ribbons and celebrating special milestones! 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. October was a great month for this type of…

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Chamber hires for two positions – digital communications manager and membership development coordinator

Chamber hires for two positions – digital communications manager and membership development coordinator The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce two recent hires – Noah Hester is the digital communications manager and Andrew Romano is a membership development coordinator. As digital communications manager, Hester will focus on the Chamber’s online profile and…

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