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Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

Are you looking for a small business to support this holiday season? 

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Chamber reaches out to all members for support

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 06, 2016

The Chamber is always looking for new ways to add value for its members and better serve the business community, and part of that mission means connecting with as many of our members as we can, offering them new and targeted ways to connect with their colleagues and support the Chamber’s efforts. 

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DOL overtime rule change requires significant planning

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 25, 2016

The Department of Labor’s new rule on overtime pay for salaried employees has created a lot of uncertainty for southwest Missouri employers, and the uncertainty was apparent at the Chamber's 60 Minutes to Success session on August 10. 

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Chamber celebrates summer and successes at Annual Membership Luncheon

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 05, 2016

At the Chamber's Annual Membership Luncheon on July 27, nearly 400 attendees were treated to a taste of the islands, a chance to visit with colleagues and make new friends … and to learn about the Chamber’s progress on its stated goals for 2016.

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Member Spotlight: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 04, 2016

he 21,000+ professionals of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. offer a full complement of retail and wholesale products and services, including property & casualty, employee benefit and HR consulting, as well as claims management and loss control services, to clients of all sizes around the world.

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Member Spotlight: Houck Transit Advertising

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Aug 03, 2016

Houck Transit Advertising has a long history of offering unique marketing opportunities in Springfield and throughout the Midwest.

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Seeking nominations for the 2017 Board of Directors

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 03, 2016

Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2017 Board of Directors. Once nominations close, this year’s Directors Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees, which will be submitted to the Chamber board for consideration at the regular September meeting.

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.

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Hiring and firing? Avoid legal pitfalls

Posted by Ann Elwell on Jun 21, 2016

New business owners are often unprepared for the personnel issues that come with having employees. Human resources management can cause headaches and create legal difficulties if not handled properly.

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Jump-start your networking over lunch

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 03, 2016

Chamber membership offers the opportunity to make meaningful connections with business peers and prospects. Among these opportunities is the innovative program ConnectForLunch, which provides an environment custom-made for networking.

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Troubled by the new overtime rule?

Posted by Matt Morrow on May 20, 2016

Chamber president Matt Morrow explains how the Chamber can help you prepare for the new overtime regulation.

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Video: What makes a good news release?

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 19, 2016

This week Chamber member Springfield Business Journal explains how a news release can tell your company's story.

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Announcing the Signature Class for Leadership Springfield

Posted by Jamie Fields on May 09, 2016

Leadership Springfield has selected the members of Signature Class 32.

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Chamber announces 2016 Small Business Award recipient

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on May 04, 2016

During our annual event on May 4, the Chamber announced Interactive Dynamics, LLC as the recipient of the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. 

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Video: Is direct mail still an effective marketing tool?

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 04, 2016

This week, Chamber member Revel Advertising explains how to effectively use direct mail to get sales--in three simple steps.

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Join Us for the 2016 Small Business Award

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Apr 21, 2016

Five area businesses will be honored on May 4 as finalists for the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Here's a look at this year's honorees. 

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Video: We're constantly in crisis mode; how do we stop the cycle?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 20, 2016

This week Chamber member Marlene Chism shares a secret on how we stop the crisis cycle and move ahead.

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Year in Review - 2015

Our Chamber, Our Year
Posted by Ann Elwell on Apr 07, 2016

Take a look back at what the Chamber accomplished for its members in 2015.

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Video: What's one thing I can do to improve operations?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Apr 06, 2016

This week Chamber member Houllahan & Associates tells one key thing you can do to improve business operations.

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Video: How can we make our business events more fun?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 23, 2016

This week Chamber member The Gig Bureau shares best practices on how to liven up events.

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Member Spotlight: Neighbor's Mill

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 18, 2016

The demand for artisan products is on the rise, and one popular Arkansas bakery has selected Springfield as its newest location.

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To find a true leader

2016 Springfieldian Video
Posted by Ann Elwell on Mar 15, 2016

They tower above most of us, those who have been honored as “Springfieldians.” Here’s your chance to see a leader who inspires others to dream more and do more. 

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Video: Do we really need a mobile friendly website?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 09, 2016

This week Chamber member Wehrenberg Design Company explains the value of a mobile-friendly website for your business.

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Video: Making a profit, but don't have any money?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 24, 2016

This week, Chamber member Springfield Business  & Technology Development Center shares tips on mastering cash flow analysis.

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Chamber launches plan of action for 2016

Chamber Chairman Debbie Shantz Hart
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 05, 2016

At our annual meeting Jan. 29, Chamber chairman Debbie Shantz Hart encouraged Springfield to “lead with our strengths.” She and the board of directors have outlined that kind of action plan for the year. See where our priorities lie.

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Video: Small Business Insider

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 04, 2016

This week, Chamber member Think Digital explains the key ingredient needed for launching a new business service or product line.

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Chamber membership ROI

Member Briefing
Posted by Ann Elwell on Feb 04, 2016

Are you getting the highest return on investment (ROI) from your Chamber membership? If you belong to one of the nearly 300 business and professional organizations that joined in our October membership event, or if you’re a long time member, maybe it’s time to see if you’re using all the options available.

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Member Spotlight: Missouri Sun Solar

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jan 11, 2016

The solar industry is working to establish a sustainable energy future and Missouri Sun Solar is leading the way. CEO Caleb Arthur was just elected president of a statewide industry group.


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Video: Too busy to stay organized? (2B Organized)

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jan 10, 2016

This week Chamber member 2B Organized shares a tip on how to stay organized when you are busy.

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Video: Five steps to improve time management

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jan 10, 2016

This week Chamber member Sherry Coker shares steps you can take to improve your time management within your organization.

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Get your 2016 Annual Passes!

Posted by Unknown on Dec 14, 2015

• Receive a discounted rate and the convenience of a one-time charge
• With an annual pass, there is no need for advance registration every month
• When you can't attend, give your pass to someone else within your company 

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