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Exploring the future of Springfield was the focus of the SBDC Annual Meeting on February 15, which showed more than 350 guests project activity in 2017 and looked ahead to what the next year holds for our region.
The Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee hosted its first lawmaker of the 2018 session on February 2, when Rep. Curtis Trent returned from Jefferson City to offer an update on progress made thus far this year.
A long history of community service, business success and dedication to the betterment of Springfield come to mind when thinking of Sam Hamra, the recipient of the 2018 Springfieldian award.
Check out our February 2018 Small Business Spotlight company, John Marion Custom Homes, LLC!
The Springfield region had the chance to communicate directly with legislators and officeholders from across the state when our Springfield Metro Partners and many local volunteers traveled to Jefferson City on January 24 for Advocacy Day and the Springfield Regional Salute to Legislators reception.
Chamber members celebrated a year of accomplishments at our Annual Meeting on January 26, while volunteer leadership set an optimistic tone for the future.
The Chamber’s economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, is preparing for its flagship annual event, where you’ll learn about economic development activity in the Springfield region and new efforts aimed at shaping our community's future.
The Network for Young Professionals turned 10 recently, and as most of us do around our 10th birthday, the group is going through some changes. The most visible change: its new brand.
January brings the beginning of the new state legislative session – and the chance for the Chamber’s volunteer leaders to connect with our local legislative delegation about the issues most important to our members.
As the calendar turns to 2018, the Chamber is already hard at work preparing for what this year’s legislative session holds in Jefferson City and in Washington, D.C.
Good Morning, Springfield and Business After Hours are two of the Chamber’s longest-standing and most popular monthly events. And the best way to ensure your spot at these highly anticipated events is to buy an annual pass.
Check out our first Small Business Spotlight company of 2018, Maxon Fine Jewelry!
According to a panel of industry leaders at the recent Manufacturing Outlook, the Springfield-area manufacturing industry is positioned to make continued advances in technology, wage growth and employee safety – if the community continues to make investments in programs that support workforce development and retention.
The Chamber recently brought together leaders from the University of Missouri, Missouri State University, CoxHealth, Mercy and Missouri University of Science & Technology to talk with state lawmakers about the importance of funding for several ongoing partnership programs.
Britton Jobe, a partner at Neale & Newman, LLP, was named The Network’s 2017 Young Professional of the Year at the organization’s Holiday Soirée on Dec. 13 at Hickory Hills Country Club.
The Chamber is always looking for new ways to help members make connections, expand their horizons and learn more about how we advocate for businesses and job growth.
Check out our December 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Ozark Fence & Supply Company, LLC!
The fourth and final event in the SBDC's year-long Outlook series will focus on trends and innovation in one of the area’s largest sectors: manufacturing.
As she reflected on a 25-plus-year career that’s still going strong, Sally Hargis had a lot to say to members of The Network about why she stays so involved in the community and how she works to keep a fresh, positive outlook.
When he visited Springfield for the Chamber’s Public Policy Speaker Series on November 15, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said that he initially turned away from politics but was eventually drawn back by a desire to make a difference.
If your business is interested in participating in The Reach Campaign, you must act now – the campaign ends November 16 and we will not sell 2018 sponsorships throughout the year!
Check out our November Small Business Spotlight, Car Fi!
While the Talent Attraction Initiative has been successfully utilized by local employers and even recognized by our peers as among the best in the industry, the Chamber is always working to keep the resources up-to-date.
The Chamber encourages members to vote YES on Tuesday, November 7, to continue the City of Springfield’s Level Property Tax (LPT).