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One of the goals of The Network for Young Professionals has been to retain college students in this area after graduation. Recently, the group’s Student Outreach Task Force has taken a more aggressive approach to their efforts.
Check out our final Small Business Spotlight company for 2018, Ozark Fence & Supply Co.!
Manufacturing is an incredibly competitive and complex industry, where growth often means a merger or an acquisition. But how does a business ensure it’s making the right move? That was the focus of the SBDC's 2018 Manufacturing Outlook on December 5.
For Chamber members who enjoy joining us for our monthly informational and networking events, there’s good news: Annual passes are now on sale for three of our most popular series.
On November 28, two Speakers of the Missouri House of Representatives – one past, one present – visited the Chamber for the last installment of the 2018 Public Policy Speaker Series.
The Chamber has wrapped up its third annual Reach Campaign, and thanks to your generous support and the hard work of nearly 100 volunteers, we’ve set new records in both funds raised and the number of companies purchasing sponsorships for 2019.
When it comes to finding the right job, for many people the best approach is the hands-on approach. While it may now be called experiential learning, as a panel of business, community and education leaders shared when they visited the Chamber on November 8, the idea is the same.
Needless to say, many small businesses are still unsure exactly how they will be affected by tax law changes passed in 2017. Kristin Carter of Central Trust Company offered information on the subject during the Chamber’s October 17 Expert Edge event.
Check out Small Business Spotlight company for November, ADsmith Marketing & Advertising!
On Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – voters will decide on multiple important issues in Missouri. The Chamber has taken a stance on several of these ballot measures and we encourage you to learn about these topics before heading to the polls.
This summer, the Springfield Business Development Corporation helped announce a new $8 million home office for Russell Cellular in Battlefield. On October 26, the wireless communication services company broke ground.
There are many reasons why Springfield is a great place for people starting or growing their career, and recent events from The Network highlighted two of them: access to outdoor amenities, and the ability to interact directly with business and community leaders.
The Chamber has long been a supporter of investment in our transportation infrastructure. Our roads and bridges are critical to helping us utilize our natural geographic advantage in the center of the nation. But we risk losing that advantage if we don’t act now.
Technology has changed the world of higher education in myriad ways, from how information is shared with students to the environment in which they receive it – and even what information is most important for them to be receiving.
When it comes to funding for Missouri’s transportation infrastructure, the state is at a crossroads - and Proposition D, which will be on statewide ballots in November, could be the answer.
When high school students reach their fourth year, they often look to expand their horizons. For the GO CAPS program, which just entered its fourth year, it’s no different.
If your small business is looking for ways to streamline operations or improve communication between staff members … well, as the saying goes, there’s probably an app for that. That was the message from Spectrum Accounting and Spectrum Payroll during the Chamber’s September 19 edition of Expert Edge.
Check out our October 2018 Small Business Spotlight company, Pearson-Kelly Technology!
When the Chamber took nearly 80 community, business, education and nonprofit leaders to Chattanooga in mid-September, it was the second time a group from Springfield had visited the Tennessee city since the Community Leadership Visit program began in 1994.
The 2018 Reach Campaign has officially launched.
The Chamber is preparing to kick off its third annual Reach Campaign – and this year, the campaign is really expanding its horizons.
Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for September, Propel People Development, LLC!
Congressman Billy Long was at the Chamber on August 29 as part of the Public Policy Speaker Series connecting with a room full of the area’s business leaders, telling them about what is happening in the nation’s capital and what the future might hold.
The national economy is currently strong, and it will remain strong through at least the end of 2019, according to the keynote speaker at the SBDC’s recent Economic Outlook - but Springfield needs to be prepared to grow and compete with similar communities for workforce.
Finding the right employees, in sufficient numbers, is a huge challenge. And it was the focus of the Chamber’s recent 60 Minutes to Success event, where three local business leaders spoke about some of the low-cost methods their own companies use to attract, retain and develop the employees they need to grow.