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New leaders offer new insights for a new year

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 16, 2019

The Network kicked off 2019 by introducing roughly 100 of its members to their chairman for the new year, as well as the chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

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Discussing Chamber priorities with the local legislative delegation

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 14, 2019

January 11 was, in the words of Chamber Board Chairman Jeff Childs, a "signature opportunity" for a conversation between state legislators and leaders of the Springfield business community.

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New year, new focus on commercial land for development

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 04, 2019

The Springfield Business Development Corporation and its community partners are focused on making the Springfield region a desirable place for existing businesses to expand and for new businesses to locate, and one key is having the right buildings and land available for development.

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Preparing for the 2019 legislative session

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 03, 2019

The upcoming year is shaping up to be a busy one in Jefferson City – and leadership from the Springfield area will be right in the thick of the action.

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Opportunities to learn and network in 2019

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 02, 2019

One of the biggest benefits to Chamber membership is the chance to participate in our many educational and networking events throughout the year. And in the new year, there will be plenty of opportunities!

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Small Business Spotlight - January 2019: SpringNet Broadband

Posted by Chamber Communications on Jan 02, 2019

Check out our first Small Business Spotlight company of 2019, SpringNet Broadband!

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Making the case for college students to live in Springfield after graduation

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 19, 2018

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.

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Small Business Spotlight - December 2018: Ozark Fence & Supply Co., LLC

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 18, 2018

Check out our final Small Business Spotlight company for 2018, Ozark Fence & Supply Co.!

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Manufacturers talk strategic growth

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 07, 2018

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.

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Annual passes are now available!

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 03, 2018

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. 

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Two Missouri House Speakers visit the Chamber

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 01, 2018

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.

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Concluding Year Three of The Reach Campaign

Posted by Chamber Communications on Dec 01, 2018

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.

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The importance of learning by doing

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 26, 2018

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.

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Helping small businesses navigate tax law changes

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2018

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.

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Small Business Spotlight - November 2018: ADsmith Marketing & Advertising

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2018

Check out Small Business Spotlight company for November, ADsmith Marketing & Advertising!

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Prepare to hit the voting booth on November 6

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 01, 2018

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.

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Breaking ground on a new corporate headquarters

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 31, 2018

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.

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The Network touts access to local leaders, outdoor amenities

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 30, 2018

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.

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Why the Chamber supports Proposition D

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 25, 2018

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.

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The changing face of colleges and college students in Missouri

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 05, 2018

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.

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Making the case for transportation funding through Proposition D

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 03, 2018

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.

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GO CAPS program expands in its fourth year

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 03, 2018

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. 

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Using technology to make business life easier

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 01, 2018

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.

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Small Business Spotlight - October 2018: Pearson-Kelly Technology

Posted by Chamber Communications on Oct 01, 2018

Check out our October 2018 Small Business Spotlight company, Pearson-Kelly Technology!

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