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A July 15 groundbreaking ceremony at Partnership Industrial Center West (PIC West) is a strong indicator of continued positive movement in the manufacturing industry and the overall southwest Missouri economy.
Numerous state leaders were in Springfield in June to share their stories and field questions from members.
The Springfield Region has a remodeled online presence, thanks to a marketing campaign spearheaded by the Chamber’s economic development staff team and a local creative company.
The officer in charge of Fort Leonard Wood made his first visit to the Chamber on June 23 to offer an update on what is happening at Missouri’s largest military base and its impact on Springfield.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster was the featured guest June 15 during the second installment of the Chamber’s Public Policy Speaker Series, where he discussed issues that impact all Missouri businesses including transportation funding, economic development and educating tomorrow’s workforce.
New business owners are often unprepared for the personnel issues that come with having employees. Human resources management can cause headaches and create legal difficulties if not handled properly.
When The Network – the Chamber’s young professionals group – gathered June 3 to celebrate the year’s accomplishments, they were in for quite a party.
Cuba and its export economy languish at the bottom of the list of world nations but that hasn’t prevented it from becoming the “debutante of the ball.”
When Lincoln Hough visited the Chamber June 10 to speak to the Governmental Relations Committee, he offered a look back at six eventful years as representative of the state’s 135th district, covering the eastern portion of Springfield.
Chamber membership offers the opportunity to make meaningful connections with business peers and prospects. Among these opportunities is the innovative program ConnectForLunch, which provides an environment custom-made for networking.
When the Chamber asked businesses about their most pressing concerns, workforce consistently topped the list. But as the local economy continues to grow, we run into a problem that is both predictable and difficult to prevent: We’re running out of people to hire locally.
The Chamber’s International Business Council brought in the U.S. Chamber’s executive director for international policy on May 17 to present his take on the current environment for international trade and some of his group's international trade and related priorities for 2016.
Take a look at how your Chamber is preparing for new DOL overtime rules and look back at the results of this year's Missouri legislative session and what remains on the agenda for 2017.
SRC Logistics, Inc., a subsidiary of employee-owned SRC Holdings Corporation, is expanding within its Springfield facility, creating up to 50 new jobs with competitive benefits.
Chamber president Matt Morrow explains how the Chamber can help you prepare for the new overtime regulation.
Leadership Springfield has selected the members of Signature Class 32.
To prepare students for the working world, teachers need to know what opportunities are available. That's why GO CAPS developed its teacher externship program.
The 2016 Missouri legislative session ends May 13, and the Chamber has worked since January to advocate for the priorities of business.
Economic developers are taking the temperature of Springfield and Missouri to determine their health as nurturers of growth, and what they’re finding is good news.
During our annual event on May 4, the Chamber announced Interactive Dynamics, LLC as the recipient of the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.
Five area businesses will be honored on May 4 as finalists for the 2016 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. Here's a look at this year's honorees.
New MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna made his first official Springfield visit April 13 to offer a view of the state transportation landscape.
Take a look back at what the Chamber accomplished for its members in 2015.
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.