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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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GO CAPS helps teachers share workplace experiences with students

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jul 05, 2018

Many teachers in the area are taking the summer months to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Or maybe they’re teaching a session of summer school. But some are using the time for a new type of experience – in conjunction with the Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS).

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Exciting new value for small business Chamber members

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 18, 2018

The Chamber's goal is always to find new ways to offer additional value – and through a partnership of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Missouri Chamber Federation, the Chamber is pleased to tell you about a new value offering for its small-business members.

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Small Business Spotlight - June 2018: Pioneer Outdoor, LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 18, 2018

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for June 2018, Pioneer Outdoor, LLC!

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For Governor Parson, a new start with a familiar focus

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 13, 2018

In his first visit to the Chamber as the state’s new governor, Mike Parson met with business, education and community leaders to talk about the importance of investing in infrastructure and workforce training – and maintaining a spirit of cooperation between city and state leaders.

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Russell Cellular announces $8M new headquarters, 135 new jobs

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jun 11, 2018

Springfield-based wireless communication services company Russell Cellular is expanding to accommodate more than two decades of growth. The exclusive Verizon Authorized Retailer plans to build a new 40,000-square-foot corporate headquarters facility in Battlefield, creating 135 new jobs with above-average wages over the next five years.

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Complex legislative session sees numerous Chamber priorities cross finish line

Posted by Chamber Communications on May 30, 2018

The Missouri Legislature wrapped up its second regular session of the 99th General Assembly on May 18th. In a tough session with many distractions, House and Senate leadership were keenly focused on passing critical legislation, resulting in one of the more productive sessions for Missouri’s business community in recent memory.

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