The 2017 State Agenda: Reforms, Right to Work

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jan 12, 2017

At the end of his first week as Speaker Pro Tem of the Missouri House of Representatives, Elijah Haahr visited the Chamber to speak with a packed house and offer a look at the top priorities for the 2017 legislative session.

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Food processors talk about regulatory issues, workforce needs

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Dec 13, 2016

The Springfield region has always had strong agricultural roots, and the area's agribusinesses were on full display during the 2016 Manufacturing Outlook, held at University Plaza on December 7.

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Freshman legislators visit Springfield to kick off statewide tour

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Dec 12, 2016

Freshman members of the Missouri Legislature get a statewide tour before they take office, visiting areas around the state to hear about the issues that matter most; Springfield was first on the legislators’ tour for 2016, and a group of nearly 50 made the Chamber their first stop on December 5.

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State legislative leaders preview top issues for 2017

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Dec 02, 2016

State Sen. Mike Kehoe and State Rep. Kevin Austin spoke to a packed house at the Springfield Chamber on November 30, offering a look at what the 2017 legislative session could hold, including the top priorities for the Republican majorities in both houses.

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Springfield City Council Meeting: A Case Study

Posted by Emily Denniston on Dec 01, 2016

The Chamber is focused on improving the business climate at all levels of government. Much of this work is done for our members and the business community behind the scenes, but sometimes all the pieces come together and demonstrate the way local government can work when operating at its best. 

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DOLís overtime rule change blocked for now

Posted by Chamber Staff on Dec 01, 2016

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction that blocks implementation of the Department of Labor's proposed new federal overtime rule. So what does that mean for your business?

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Reach Campaign leads to big things for 2017

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 30, 2016

The Chamber has wrapped up its first annual Reach Campaign, and the success of the program will allow the Chamber to offer some exciting options for 2017.

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Manufacturing Outlook to focus on food processing

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 21, 2016

The Chamber has chosen the food manufacturing sector as the focus of our 2016 Manufacturing Outlook event.

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Springfieldian honoree offers guidance for young professionals

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 18, 2016

If those in attendance at the most recent installment of The Network’s CEO Series have the ability to listen, they likely learned a lot from the current Springfieldian Award honoree.

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The importance of supporting small businesses

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 03, 2016

Small businesses are the backbone of southwest Missouri’s economic strength, and they’re the backbone of the Chamber. And now is the perfect time to highlight what we can do to help our small business members.

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Businesses, schools reiterate importance of workforce development

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 02, 2016

Chamber staff recently brought State Speaker of the House Todd Richardson to the Chamber offices to talk with business and education leaders about workforce development and education issues, and the speaker heard about the continued challenges those leaders face.

 

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Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

Don't forget to support local small businesses this holiday season!

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Supporting Small Businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

Let us help you find a local small business to support during your holiday shopping this year!

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Supporting small businesses

Posted by Chamber Staff on Nov 01, 2016

As you plan your holiday shopping this year, don't forget to think local and support our area small businesses!

 

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For The eFactory Accelerator, a conclusion means a new beginning

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Nov 01, 2016

The first group of four participating companies in The eFactory’s Accelerator program made their pitches during Demo Day on October 24. The program’s organizers say they’re proud of what the companies have accomplished … and they’re looking for more startups that could use a boost.

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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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Ambassador visit highlights need for international communication

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Oct 27, 2016

As the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae knows the importance of interpersonal communication—regardless of cultural divides. Sasae visited the Chamber on October 12.

 

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