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The new year brings a wealth of possibilities and challenges in the Missouri Legislature. In an effort to address both sides of the legislative coin for 2017, Chamber volunteer leaders and staff have been advocating to state elected leaders in a variety of ways.
This video shows the Chamber's efforts in economic development, advocacy and workforce development, all told by those who know the story best: our members.
Following up on the success of its first group of startup companies, the eFactory’s Accelerator initiative has announced the second group of entrepreneurs that will be participating in the program.
A desire to help people find their success and a strong entrepreneurial vision have helped Patti Penny create a lasting legacy in Springfield, and her contributions to the area were celebrated when the Chamber named her the recipient of the 2017 Springfieldian award.
The Network and Leadership Springfield had a huge turnout for our 2017 Leadership Kickoff event, with more than 100 members attending lunch and a Q&A session with new Chamber Chair John Wanamaker from BKD, LLP and Network Chair Britton Jobe from Neale & Newman.
If you know a business with 50 or fewer employees that deserves to be recognized, now is the time to submit a nomination for the 2017 Small Business Award!
Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for January, Swagbot Creative!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Chamber has chosen the food manufacturing sector as the focus of our 2016 Manufacturing Outlook event.
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.
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.