Manufacturers talk strategic growth

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 07, 2018

Manufacturing is an incredibly competitive and complex industry, where growth often means a merger or an acquisition. But how does a business ensure it’s making the right move? That was the focus of the SBDC's 2018 Manufacturing Outlook on December 5.

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Annual passes are now available!

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 03, 2018

For Chamber members who enjoy joining us for our monthly informational and networking events, there’s good news: Annual passes are now on sale for three of our most popular series. 

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Two Missouri House Speakers visit the Chamber

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 01, 2018

On November 28, two Speakers of the Missouri House of Representatives – one past, one present – visited the Chamber for the last installment of the 2018 Public Policy Speaker Series.

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Concluding Year Three of The Reach Campaign

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 01, 2018

The Chamber has wrapped up its third annual Reach Campaign, and thanks to your generous support and the hard work of nearly 100 volunteers, we’ve set new records in both funds raised and the number of companies purchasing sponsorships for 2019.

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The importance of learning by doing

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 26, 2018

When it comes to finding the right job, for many people the best approach is the hands-on approach. While it may now be called experiential learning, as a panel of business, community and education leaders shared when they visited the Chamber on November 8, the idea is the same.

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Helping small businesses navigate tax law changes

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2018

Needless to say, many small businesses are still unsure exactly how they will be affected by tax law changes passed in 2017. Kristin Carter of Central Trust Company offered information on the subject during the Chamber’s October 17 Expert Edge event.

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Small Business Spotlight - November 2018: ADsmith Marketing & Advertising

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2018

Check out Small Business Spotlight company for November, ADsmith Marketing & Advertising!

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Prepare to hit the voting booth on November 6

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2018

On Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – voters will decide on multiple important issues in Missouri. The Chamber has taken a stance on several of these ballot measures and we encourage you to learn about these topics before heading to the polls.

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Breaking ground on a new corporate headquarters

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 31, 2018

This summer, the Springfield Business Development Corporation helped announce a new $8 million home office for Russell Cellular in Battlefield. On October 26, the wireless communication services company broke ground.

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The Network touts access to local leaders, outdoor amenities

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 30, 2018

There are many reasons why Springfield is a great place for people starting or growing their career, and recent events from The Network highlighted two of them: access to outdoor amenities, and the ability to interact directly with business and community leaders.

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Why the Chamber supports Proposition D

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 25, 2018

The Chamber has long been a supporter of investment in our transportation infrastructure. Our roads and bridges are critical to helping us utilize our natural geographic advantage in the center of the nation. But we risk losing that advantage if we don’t act now.

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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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Using technology to make business life easier

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 01, 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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Small Business Spotlight - October 2018: Pearson-Kelly Technology

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 01, 2018

Check out our October 2018 Small Business Spotlight company, Pearson-Kelly Technology!

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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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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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