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The changing face of colleges – and college students – in Missouri

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 05, 2018

Technology has changed the world of higher education in myriad ways, from how information is shared with students to the environment in which they receive it – and even what information is most important for them to be receiving.

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Making the case for transportation funding through Proposition D

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 03, 2018

When it comes to funding for Missouri’s transportation infrastructure, the state is at a crossroads - and Proposition D, which will be on statewide ballots in November, could be the answer.

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GO CAPS program expands in its fourth year

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 03, 2018

When high school students reach their fourth year, they often look to expand their horizons. For the GO CAPS program, which just entered its fourth year, it’s no different. 

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Chattanooga highlights natural assets and focus on intentional planning

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 26, 2018

When the Chamber took nearly 80 community, business, education and nonprofit leaders to Chattanooga in mid-September, it was the second time a group from Springfield had visited the Tennessee city since the Community Leadership Visit program began in 1994. 

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Using technology to make business life easier

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 26, 2018

If your small business is looking for ways to streamline operations or improve communication between staff members … well, as the saying goes, there’s probably an app for that. That was the message from Spectrum Accounting and Spectrum Payroll during the Chamber’s September 19 edition of Expert Edge.

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Chamber kicks off out-of-this-world Reach Campaign

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 25, 2018

The 2018 Reach Campaign has officially launched.

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Don’t miss your chance to connect with the Chamber

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 05, 2018

The Chamber is preparing to kick off its third annual Reach Campaign – and this year, the campaign is really expanding its horizons.

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Small Business Spotlight - September 2018: Propel People Development, LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 05, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for September, Propel People Development, LLC!

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Making connections and tackling issues

Posted by Chamber Communications on Sep 05, 2018

Congressman Billy Long was at the Chamber on August 29 as part of the Public Policy Speaker Series connecting with a room full of the area’s business leaders, telling them about what is happening in the nation’s capital and what the future might hold.

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National economic strength in the near term – and local preparation for future growth

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 30, 2018

The national economy is currently strong, and it will remain strong through at least the end of 2019, according to the keynote speaker at the SBDC’s recent Economic Outlook - but Springfield needs to be prepared to grow and compete with similar communities for workforce.

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Addressing workforce needs without big expenses

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 30, 2018

Finding the right employees, in sufficient numbers, is a huge challenge. And it was the focus of the Chamber’s recent 60 Minutes to Success event, where three local business leaders spoke about some of the low-cost methods their own companies use to attract, retain and develop the employees they need to grow.

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Bringing a personal approach to state politics

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 23, 2018

Holly Rehder is not afraid to tell people her story and how it has brought her to her current position – and she did just that when she visited the Chamber August 17 to speak with the Governmental Relations Committee.

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Meeting the new city manager

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 22, 2018

New City Manager Jason Gage brought his experience and his outlook to The Network’s CEO Series on August 16 for a Q&A session in front of nearly 100 young professionals. See what he said about the future of Springfield and how he hopes to help the city moving forward.

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Governor: Outlook is strong if we support infrastructure and workforce

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 02, 2018

Gov. Mike Parson received a warm southwest Missouri welcome when he took the stage August 1 as the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s inaugural State of the State event at White River Conference Center.

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Examining the outlook for the economy

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 02, 2018

The second event in the Chamber’s Outlook Series of economic development events will focus on the economy, and where it may be heading.

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Chamber receives top industry award for communications

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 02, 2018

The Chamber and its economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, have received a Communications Excellence Best in Show award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

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Looking back at 2018 … so far

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 01, 2018

Nearly 500 Chamber members joined us on July 25 for our Annual Membership Luncheon: a progress report on the first half of 2018 and a deeper dive into the importance of each of the Chamber’s four Strategic Areas of Focus.

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Small Business Spotlight - August 2018: Paragon Architecture LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 01, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for August 2018, Paragon Architecture!

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Help the Chamber shape its legislative agenda

Posted by Chamber Communications on Aug 01, 2018

The Chamber is always looking for ways to help connect its members with decision makers in local, state and federal government.

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YPs talk about public service

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 27, 2018

On July 18, three young professionals who have already decided to get involved in public office spoke to members of The Network at the latest Access to the Issues event about what it’s like to be an officeholder, and how they’re working to shape the community.

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Reflecting on a successful session – and career – in the Capitol

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 20, 2018

Senator Jay Wasson was the guest of the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee on July 12, offering his take on the year’s successes, his overall time in the Capitol and the state political scene. 

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The power of encouraging employee education

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 19, 2018

At a July 12 event in the Chamber’s Workforce Event Series, the discussion focused on employers that support employee education efforts – through tuition reimbursement, professional development and company culture – and how those programs help with workforce recruitment and retention.

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Celebrating a successful legislative session

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

The Springfield Metro Partnership’s biennial Legislative Thank You Luncheon is a unique opportunity for members of the Partnership to celebrate successes of a legislative session and thank lawmakers for the work they did in Jefferson City during the previous legislative session.

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A mid-year accountability check for members

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

We’re inviting Chamber members to join us again in to hear from volunteer leaders about the progress we’ve made thus far this year and look at what the rest of the year might hold. 

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Small Business Spotlight - July 2018: AB Estate Sales of Missouri

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for July 2018, AB Estate Sales of Missouri!

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