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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Chamber has chosen the food manufacturing sector as the focus of our 2016 Manufacturing Outlook event.
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.
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.
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.
Don't forget to support local small businesses this holiday season!
Let us help you find a local small business to support during your holiday shopping this year!
As you plan your holiday shopping this year, don't forget to think local and support our area small businesses!
The first group of four participating companies in The eFactory’s Accelerator program made their pitches during Demo Day on October 24. The program’s organizers say they’re proud of what the companies have accomplished … and they’re looking for more startups that could use a boost.
Are you looking for a small business to support this holiday season?
As the Japanese ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae knows the importance of interpersonal communication—regardless of cultural divides. Sasae visited the Chamber on October 12.
At the October 17 meeting of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, the board voted to oppose two statewide proposals that will appear on the November 8 ballot: Amendment 3 and Proposition A.