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IsoAge Technologies, a natural and sustainable food ingredient manufacturer, is expanding its local presence.
Springfield’s young professionals often tout their ability to be heard and have a seat at the table as one of our city’s biggest assets. They made that ability abundantly clear in two recent events – one here at the Chamber and one in the state Capitol.
On April 2, Springfield-area voters helped the City of Springfield and Springfield Public Schools take significant steps forward by approving two ballot initiatives to help with funding for important future projects.
When she visited the Chamber on March 29 to offer a mid-session legislative update to the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee, Missouri House Minority Leader Crystal Quade offered an update on Chamber priorities as well as a straight-forward but troubling message: Partisanship has intensified in the Capitol this session.
Conventional wisdom has said that if communities focus primarily on creating new jobs, those jobs will attract more people and make the community a desirable place to live and work. With the new realty of a national worker shortage, and the need for commercial real estate options, this blueprint no longer works well, which is why the SBDC has expanded its focus to include placemaking and real estate.
The Chamber is proud to announce the five finalists for the 2019 Small Business Award.
Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for April, Classic Rock Coffee Co. and Kitchen!
One key to preparing students for success is removing any substantial barriers to graduation. That’s the stated goal of the Jobs for America’s Graduates program, which Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson were in Springfield on March 13 to highlight.
The Chamber proudly recognized Morey Mechlin with the 2019 ATHENA Award for her distinct leadership attributes – and those that make her an inspiration to other exceptional leaders in our community.
The GO CAPS Teacher Externship is gearing up for the fifth summer of the program, and no company is too small or too unique to add value – and personally benefit from – the externship program.
One of our most popular new events – Biz Blitz – is returning for its third year in 2019.
Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for March, Dynamic DNA Labs!
When voters head to the polls in Springfield on April 2, two important fiscal issues will be on the ballot, and both deserve your support.
One of the main reasons state decision makers turn to the Chamber is because we are consistent and diligent in voicing your priorities – and that diligence was on display throughout the month of February.
In addition to the important issues to be decided on the April 2 ballot, numerous individual candidates seeking election or re-election to Springfield City Council or to the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education have been endorsed by the Chamber.
As the GO CAPS program prepares for its fifth year, it's trying to find new ways to measure its success so far, and to see where it can grow.
The value of loving cities formed the main message from the keynote speaker at the SBDC’s Annual Meeting: For the Love of Springfield. Nationally recognized author and community development consultant Peter Kageyama brought that message to the 450 in attendance on February 21 at University Plaza.
Chamber members helped us celebrate a milestone anniversary, as well as a year of accomplishments, at our Annual Meeting on January 25, while our volunteer leaders helped us reflect on the past and look to the future.
Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for February 2019, SMOJS Security!
A dedication to his community, his family and his business were celebrated on January 25, when the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce named Gordon Kinne the recipient of the 2019 Springfieldian award.
The Springfield Business Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting is fast approaching, and this year’s event will highlight the organization’s emphasis on quality of place in fostering economic growth.
The Network kicked off 2019 by introducing roughly 100 of its members to their chairman for the new year, as well as the chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
January 11 was, in the words of Chamber Board Chairman Jeff Childs, a "signature opportunity" for a conversation between state legislators and leaders of the Springfield business community.
The Springfield Business Development Corporation and its community partners are focused on making the Springfield region a desirable place for existing businesses to expand and for new businesses to locate, and one key is having the right buildings and land available for development.
The upcoming year is shaping up to be a busy one in Jefferson City – and leadership from the Springfield area will be right in the thick of the action.