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Members packed the Chamber to hear state Senator Mike Parson and Representative Kevin Austin share their take on what—at least from a Chamber perspective—was one of the strongest legislative sessions in many years.
A top Chamber priority passed in May and signed by the Governor this week may save your business from being charged thousands of dollars in back taxes.
This week Chamber member 2B Well shares a tip for managing stress at work.
To enable our community to stay in the running for a new company or a competitive expansion, there have to be real estate options, and they must be turn-key. But what exactly does that mean?
Thanks to the $26 billion budget passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor last month, Springfield will receive $10 million for the University of Missouri School of Medicine class expansion and Springfield clinical campus as well as $1.3 million for occupational therapy and other related programs at Missouri State University.
Marisol International provides global logistics and supply chain solutions. Services include worldwide transportation, customs brokerage, cargo insurance, customs bonds and international trade compliance.
This week Chamber member HR Advantage is sharing what they believe is your most important human resources tool.
Digital Monitoring Products announced during its 40th anniversary celebration today that the company plans to create 65 new jobs and invest approximately $7 million at its facility in Springfield’s Partnership Industrial Center.
During the 2015 legislative session, over 2000 bills were filed and in the end, only 133 bills passed. Due to a filibuster and a procedural move in the Senate, only two pieces of legislation passed out of that chamber during the last week - which has historically been the busiest. We did see quite a few successes on long-term Chamber priorities. Here is a snapshot on where some of those stood as the bell rang in Jefferson City on May 15.
The American Cancer Society is the largest voluntary based health organization in the country. We have been in existence for over 100 years with a dedication to saving lives. Relay For Life is our largest fundraising event nationwide and we host 35 Relay For Life events out of our Springfield office in Southwest Missouri. Cancer death rates have declined by 20% in the last 20 years. We not only fund cancer treatment research, we also conduct cancer prevention studies to determine factors that contribute to a cancer diagnosis. This research proved the connection between second hand smoke and lung cancer. The American Cancer Society is not dedicated to one type of cancer, we fund research and programs for cancer patients effected with all cancers.
Springfield is the 3rd best city in the nation to start a business and the top city when it comes to accessing resources for startups, says a study published by personal finance site WalletHub.
The Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies began enrolling students and is looking to hire staff for its first two course strands which will begin this fall.
One of the biggest wins so far this session will create a powerful tool to help bring high paying tech jobs to Missouri.
Lawmakers at both the State and Federal level are facing tight deadlines on key business priorities. Find out which solutions we're working to get across the finish line.
Five area businesses were recognized at the 2015 Small Business Award event, but only one received the 2015 Small Business Award.
With this new video series, we're tapping into the tremendous amount of expertise that exists within the Chamber membership. In this post, see what Chamber member Mostly Serious has to say about increasing your website's visibility.
Read about progress on top chamber priorities at the state and federal level.
With only four weeks left in the legislative session, the Capitol is full of activity, including efforts to get legislation across the finish line and for the House and Senate to reach agreement on the proposed 2016 state budget. See how a few top Chamber priorities have faired.
Five area businesses are finalists for the 2015 Small Business Award to be presented by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce May 6 during its annual award event.
Last week, the Chamber and the Missouri Association of Manufacturers hosted Consul General of Canada Dr. Roy Norton to discuss the U.S.-Canada trade relationship. In honor of his visit, we've put together a short list of reasons why you might want to consider doing business with Canada.
We're offering up a few of the lessons we’ve learned (or are still learning) at the Chamber relating to the vast realm of inbound/permission/content marketing.
The baby boomers are beginning to retire, and there simply aren’t enough workers to fill their positions. The resulting talent wars could have devastating affects on Springfield's economy.
It's vital that our community has the right leadership in place to maintain a thriving economy. The Chamber has endorsed candidates for the Springfield Board of Education and for Springfield City Council that can lead our community into its next chapter. We encourage you to support them at the polls on April 7!
There’s no doubt the economic recovery is upon us and our economic development program is seeing its full effect—local employers are expanding, project leads are increasing, and prospects are visiting with us about defined projects, not just vague inquiries. But are we ready for the growth that’s coming? What do businesses need in this new economy?