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The Chamber is incredibly grateful to businesses and individuals who supported the City Council candidates supported by the Springfield Good Government Committee, and especially to those who voted on April 4.
The 2017 legislative session is headed toward the finish line, with only five weeks until adjournment on May 12. Here is an update on some top Chamber priorities as of April 6.
The second crop of students participating in the GO CAPS program are preparing to show off the results of a year of hard work.
Despite the strength of the health care sector in the Springfield region, the need for unique solutions to health care needs and qualified workers is greater now than it has ever been.
Check out our April 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Bluebird Underground!
For the 25th year, the Chamber is preparing to recognize five area companies as finalists for the W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Here’s a look at this year’s honorees.
Mary Kellogg was at the Chamber March 21 to speak to members of The Network about her experience helping to grow the Titanic museum in Branson from an idea into a $20 million business.
Following the recommendation of the Springfield Good Government Committee, the Chamber has endorsed these candidates for mayor and Springfield City Council.
The Chamber board of directors encourages members to support the Springfield Public Schools bond issue on the April 4 ballot.
The kickoff of the 2017 Public Policy Speaker Series featured an impressive panel of senators representing the Springfield region.
In our ongoing effort to help member businesses make new connections, the Chamber has several new and returning events on the calendar for 2017.
Check out our March 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Robert Cirtin Investigations!
In our biggest yearly event, Chamber leaders touted the accomplishments of 2016 and the big goals on the docket this year, including a new Chamber-led initiative to create a long-term growth plan for our community.
Check out our February 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Pearson-Kelly Office Products!
News of the GO CAPS program's success has spread quickly, prompting State Sen. Jay Wasson to reach out to Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann to learn more about the program.
One of the first items in the Chamber's state legislative agenda to successfully make it through the legislative process in 2017 was the Right to Work legislation, signed by Gov. Eric Greitens on February 6
During the SBDC Annual Meeting on February 8, attendees heard about several high points for the year, as well as information about how the world of communication is changing for businesses.
The Chamber works year-round developing, refining and sharing its list of legislative priorities covering a wide range of issues, and work on those issues takes place in myriad locations and takes numerous forms.
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!