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Chamber's Expo Puts Entrepreneurs in Spotlight

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 07, 2015

The Chamber presents its B2B Expo with an Oktoberfest theme, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. Over lunch, four entrepreneurs will compete for $5,000 in the Chamber’s Go BIG Pitch Competition. It’s so big, the expo hall will close for the lunch hour as these finalists pitch their best plans to a team of judges. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door (includes lunch). 

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Get your Expo on with a little Pinspiration!

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 12, 2015

We've scoured the internet (and by the internet, we mean Pinterest) for ideas to help you make the most out of this year's B2B Expo. Here are some tips, tricks and hopefully a little inspiration to help you get ready for the big day!

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Video: Is your workplace ergonomically correct?

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 12, 2015

This week Chamber member Loehr Chiropractic and Acupuncture shares a tip on how to make your work space ergonomically correct.

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Video: How can you ensure your company data is safe?

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 12, 2015

This week Chamber member JMark Business Solutions, Inc. shares how you can ensure your company data is safe in a "bring your own device" culture.

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Video: Get more clicks with Google AdWords

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 12, 2015

This week Chamber member Online Marketing Giant shares a tip on advertising your business with Google AdWords.

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Four resources to keep your business from being hacked

Posted by Maggie Kost on Aug 04, 2015

Cyber security is a must for the modern small business. Cyber attacks on major corporations make for bigger headlines, but make no mistake, small and medium sized businesses are at risk as well. Here are some resources to help you keep your business secure.

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Video: Should you outsource your company payroll? Payroll Vault offers insight.

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 04, 2015

This week Chamber member Payroll Vault shares a tip on deciding whether or not to outsource your company payroll. 

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Video: Central Trust Company on succession planning

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jul 30, 2015

In this Small Business Insider we sit down with Jami Peebles of Central Trust Company to find out what exactly we need to know about succession planning.

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Video: H2R Market Research shares how to attract new customers through brand advocacy

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jul 15, 2015

Learn how to get new customers through existing clients with this tip from H2R Market Research.

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Video: 2B Well on managing stress at work

Posted by Brent McCoy on Jun 17, 2015

This week Chamber member 2B Well shares a tip for managing stress at work.

 

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Member Spotlight: Marisol International

Posted by Micah Holst on Jun 04, 2015

 

Marisol International provides global logistics and supply chain solutions. Services include worldwide transportation, customs brokerage, cargo insurance, customs bonds and international trade compliance.

 

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Video: HR Advantage on essential HR tools

Posted by Brent McCoy on Jun 04, 2015

This week Chamber member HR Advantage is sharing what they believe is your most important human resources tool.

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Member Spotlight: American Cancer Society

Posted by Unknown on May 21, 2015

The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary based health organization in the country. We have been in existence for over 100 years with a dedication to saving lives. Relay For Life is our largest fundraising event nationwide and we host 35 Relay For Life events out of our Springfield office in Southwest Missouri. Cancer death rates have declined by 20% in the last 20 years. We not only fund cancer treatment research, we also conduct cancer prevention studies to determine factors that contribute to a cancer diagnosis. This research proved the connection between second hand smoke and lung cancer. The American Cancer Society is not dedicated to one type of cancer, we fund research and programs for cancer patients effected with all cancers.

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See who took home the 2015 Small Business Award

Posted by Maggie Kost on May 07, 2015

Five area businesses were recognized at the 2015 Small Business Award event, but only one received the 2015 Small Business Award. 

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Video: How to increase your website's visibility

Posted by Brent McCoy on May 07, 2015

With this new video series, we're tapping into the tremendous amount of expertise that exists within the Chamber membership. In this post, see what Chamber member Mostly Serious has to say about increasing your website's visibility.

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See who is a finalist for the Small Business Award

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 10, 2015

Five area businesses are finalists for the 2015 Small Business Award to be presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce May 6 during its annual award event.

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4 tips for the budding inbound marketer

Posted by Maggie Kost on Apr 02, 2015

We're offering up a few of the lessons we’ve learned (or are still learning) at the Chamber relating to the vast realm of inbound/permission/content marketing.

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Member Spotlight: Atlas Security

Posted by Unknown on Apr 01, 2015

The Chamber office is open and all scheduled events will continue as planned

Posted by Unknown on Mar 04, 2015

The show must go on! At this time, the Chamber office and all scheduled events will continue as planned. We hope to see you at Good Morning, Springfield tomorrow morning. 

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Member Spotlight: Keller Williams Realty

Posted by Member Contributed Post on Mar 01, 2015

Chamber unveils new Strategic Area of Focus

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

The intel that we receive from visiting with area employers is crucial. It helps our organization and our community stay ahead of trends in the economy and tells us where we need to focus in the long term. There is one trend in particular that we hear so often and that is so important that the Chamber's board of directors has decided to elevate it to a fourth Strategic Area of Focus to our Action Plan this year. 

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How the Chamber can help grow your business

Posted by Maggie Kost on Feb 06, 2015

From marketing to networking to skills training, check out this list of ways that the Chamber can help you grow your business in 2015. No time? No problem.

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Chamber announces 2015 Springfieldian

Posted by Unknown on Jan 30, 2015

Dr. John Bentley was named the 2015 Springfieldian at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Friday. Bentley completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and went on to finish his training in Internal Medicine at University of Wisconsin in 1968. He then practiced medicine at St. John's, now Mercy Hospital Springfield, for 35 years. What began as a volunteer position with The Kitchen Clinic in 1980 evolved into a directorship in 1985 and ultimately, his role with Jordan Valley Community Health Center, where he has served as a family practitioner for 11 years.

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Chamber Chairman Jeff Schrag puts our new President Matt Morrow to the test

Posted by Maggie Kost on Dec 12, 2014

Before a record breaking crowd at Good Morning, Springfield, Chairman of the Board Jeff Schrag sat down with the new Chamber President Matt Morrow to find out what Matt’s thoughts are on the top issues facing Springfield.

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