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Telling a story and changing the narrative

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 24, 2017

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. 

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A vote for these candidates is a vote for economic growth

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 02, 2017

Following the recommendation of the Springfield Good Government Committee, the Chamber has endorsed these candidates for mayor and Springfield City Council. 

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Chamber encourages members to vote YES on the Springfield R-12 bond issue

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 02, 2017

The Chamber board of directors encourages members to support the Springfield Public Schools bond issue on the April 4 ballot.

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State Senate leaders discuss legislative session, time in office

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 01, 2017

The kickoff of the 2017 Public Policy Speaker Series featured an impressive panel of senators representing the Springfield region.

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New events for members kick off 2017

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 01, 2017

In our ongoing effort to help member businesses make new connections, the Chamber has several new and returning events on the calendar for 2017.

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Small Business Spotlight - March 2017: Robert Cirtin Investigations

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 01, 2017

Check out our March 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Robert Cirtin Investigations!


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Chamber looks back at 2016 and prepares for the future

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 17, 2017

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.

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Small Business Spotlight - February 2017: Pearson-Kelly Office Products

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 17, 2017

Check out our February 2017 Small Business Spotlight company, Pearson-Kelly Office Products!

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Demonstrating GO CAPS to a State Leader

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 15, 2017

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.

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A success for the Chamberís legislative agenda and the state

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 14, 2017

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

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SBDC Annual Meeting highlights area growth, changing business environment

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 13, 2017

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.

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Taking the message to the Capitol

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 03, 2017

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.

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Making the case for Chamber legislative priorities

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 02, 2017

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.

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Why Chamber?

Posted by Chamber Communications on Feb 02, 2017

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.

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Another group of new companies gets an eFactory boost

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Feb 01, 2017

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.

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Penmac founder Patti Penny: 2017 Springfieldian

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jan 30, 2017

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.

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Leadership Kickoff Features John Wanamaker & Britton Jobe

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jan 20, 2017

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. 

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Nominations Open for 2017 Small Business Award

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jan 20, 2017

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!

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Small Business Spotlight - January 2017: Swagbot

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 20, 2017

Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for January, Swagbot Creative!

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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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