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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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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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