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Springfield ranked as the sixth best mid-sized city in the nation for manufacturing job growth according to a new study released by NewGeography.com.
One of the largest tire distributors in the Midwest began operations at a new facility in Springfield earlier this month. Find out what sealed the deal.
Find out what prompted the Center for Workforce Development at Ozarks Technical Community College to develop a new course within its welding credit program.
Every year, the Chamber and Missouri State University connect hundreds of international students with businesses in Springfield.
Chamber members are invited to nominate individuals for consideration for the 2016 Chamber board of directors. Once nominations close, this year’s Directors Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees, which will be submitted to the Chamber board for consideration at the regular September meeting.
Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, August 21.
Cyber security is a must for the modern small business. Cyber attacks on major corporations make for bigger headlines, but make no mistake, small and medium sized businesses are at risk as well. Here are some resources to help you keep your business secure.
This week Chamber member Payroll Vault shares a tip on deciding whether or not to outsource your company payroll.
In this Small Business Insider we sit down with Jami Peebles of Central Trust Company to find out what exactly we need to know about succession planning.
Learn how to get new customers through existing clients with this tip from H2R Market Research.
See what 11 school districts, 23 businesses, 31 teachers and your Chamber are doing next week to build a better workforce.
The airport's value isn't just in its runways and planes, but also in the economic development opportunities it connects us to each day. Here's why the Chamber's economic development arm helped establish service from Springfield to Charlotte, North Carolina.
On June 29, regional economist Charles Gascon discussed themes from the survey of more than 100 area businesses, as well as highlights from the Fed's economic analysis of the region. See what else the study revealed.
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.