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Providing access to government leaders helps members engage on the issues that matter most. March was a good month for making connections as two key lawmakers visited the Chamber.
As the Missouri General Assembly reaches the midway point of the 2016 session, here is a look at what has been accomplished and what is still on the agenda.
Members of the Chamber’s Transportation Committee traveled to Jefferson City March 16 to meet with key decision makers and present a simple message: Infrastructure investment can be the difference when competing for jobs and business investment.
In their quest to attract and retain talented employees, companies consider many options. One getting increased attention is support for education and professional development.
Kraft Heinz has decided to expand its Springfield facility, due in part to the preparations by the region's economic development leaders.
The demand for artisan products is on the rise, and one popular Arkansas bakery has selected Springfield as its newest location.
They tower above most of us, those who have been honored as “Springfieldians.” Here’s your chance to see a leader who inspires others to dream more and do more.
Two questions on the April 5 ballot will lead to better roadways and other improvements—if voters approve their renewal. Best part? No tax increase.
Learn more about the candidates for Springfield Public Schools Board of Education endorsed by the Chamber.
Future CEOs, elected officials and community leaders are the young professionals of today. Members of The Network are building relationships that will pay off years from now. Read more.
Face-to-face visits with business executives and CEOs provided our economic development staff with insights and information available no where else.
This week, Chamber member Springfield Business & Technology Development Center shares tips on mastering cash flow analysis.
At our annual meeting Jan. 29, Chamber chairman Debbie Shantz Hart encouraged Springfield to “lead with our strengths.” She and the board of directors have outlined that kind of action plan for the year. See where our priorities lie.
In its role as the voice of business, the Chamber and its public affairs team amplify the concerns of our members. So far in this new year, our volunteers and staff have met with lawmakers in Jefferson City, interviewed candidates for Springfield School Board, and started work to support two April ballot issues.
The Springfield Business Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Chamber, made significant progress in the past year. Notably, the SBDC completed 10 projects resulting in 516 new jobs, $22.7 million in new payroll and $59.2 million in new capital investment.
Are you getting the highest return on investment (ROI) from your Chamber membership? If you belong to one of the nearly 300 business and professional organizations that joined in our October membership event, or if you’re a long time member, maybe it’s time to see if you’re using all the options available.
In April, Springfield voters will decide whether to continue two sales tax provisions aimed at better roadways, including street resurfacing, improved intersections and school sidewalks. Your Chamber board has voted to support these issues.
Charlie Cook, editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report and political analyst for the National Journal Group, analyzed America's political climate Feb. 3 when he headlined the SBDC annual meeting.
The sooner a high school student can start “test driving” career options, the more confident she or he will be entering the chosen workplace. For this reason, GO CAPS (Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies) has seen businesses step forward to help in many ways.
The solar industry is working to establish a sustainable energy future and Missouri Sun Solar is leading the way. CEO Caleb Arthur was just elected president of a statewide industry group.
This week Chamber member 2B Organized shares a tip on how to stay organized when you are busy.
This week Chamber member Sherry Coker shares steps you can take to improve your time management within your organization.
Springfield's quality workforce is a major factor in a Minnesota company's decision to open a new call center here that will create 200 full time jobs. FLS Connect, a political communication and fundraising company, is already hiring for available positions, including management staff. The center is scheduled to open Dec. 1.