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Roundtable event highlights opportunities to enhance southwest Missouri’s innovation and entrepreneurial capacity

Roundtable event highlights opportunities to enhance southwest Missouri’s innovation and entrepreneurial capacity   MTC Regional Node Planning Grant provided assessment of the region’s technology-based entrepreneurial ecosystem. SPRINGFIELD – To see growth in the economy, a community must invest in supporting innovators and technology-based entrepreneurs. Working collaboratively is key to improving the network of available services.…

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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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Self-Reflection, Continuous Learning, and Effective Communication for Young Professionals

Self-reflection, continuous learning, and effective comunication for young professionals The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals hosted its final event of the 2023 CEO Series on November 9. YPs heard from Mark Hecquet, president, and CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau as he discussed his professional journey, shared impactful experiences in leadership, and highlighted…

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The Network’s Living in SGF Series: Renew Jordan Creek with Tim Rosenbury

The Network’s Living in SGF Series: Renew Jordan Creek with Tim Rosenbury On September 25, members of The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals hosted a lunch-and-learn event for another 2023 Living in SGF series event. The program featured Tim Rosenbury, director of Quality of Place for the City of Springfield. Rosenbury talked about the Renew…

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Researching how different generations give to charitable organizations

Researching how different generations give to charitable organizations On August 31, members of The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals joined the Chamber’s Non-Profit CEO Roundtable for an event focused on how different generations choose to give to charitable organizations. The program was facilitated by Paige Oxendine, a consultant with Habitat Communication & Culture, and served…

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Community leader shares career advices with young professionals

Community leader shares career advices with young professionals On August 24, The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals hosted the third event in its 2023 CEO series. YPs heard from David Argueta, community president of Mercy Springfield Communities. Throughout the event, David discussed why his family chose to come to Springfield, his work in healthcare and…

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August 2023: Executive Insight with Dean Thompson and Tiffany Batdorf

August 2023: Executive Insight with Dean Thompson and Tiffany Batdorf In the August edition of SGF Business Insider, Chamber President, Matt Morrow, sits down with the new Executive Director of Regionalism and Economic Development Dean Thompson, and our new Vice President of Communications, Tiffany Batdorf. Thompson and Batdorf discuss economic development, regionalism, and communicating the Chamber’s message to…

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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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Inspiring the next generation of leaders in the Springfield region

Inspiring the next generation of leaders in the Springfield region At the 2023 edition of SGForum, presented on June 23 by The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals, the focus was inspiring, empowering, and engaging young professionals through meaningful opportunities for professional development and community engagement. More than 330 YPs, the largest crowd to ever attend…

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