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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.
Holly Rehder is not afraid to tell people her story and how it has brought her to her current position – and she did just that when she visited the Chamber August 17 to speak with the Governmental Relations Committee.
New City Manager Jason Gage brought his experience and his outlook to The Network’s CEO Series on August 16 for a Q&A session in front of nearly 100 young professionals. See what he said about the future of Springfield and how he hopes to help the city moving forward.
Gov. Mike Parson received a warm southwest Missouri welcome when he took the stage August 1 as the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s inaugural State of the State event at White River Conference Center.
The second event in the Chamber’s Outlook Series of economic development events will focus on the economy, and where it may be heading.
The Chamber and its economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, have received a Communications Excellence Best in Show award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
Nearly 500 Chamber members joined us on July 25 for our Annual Membership Luncheon: a progress report on the first half of 2018 and a deeper dive into the importance of each of the Chamber’s four Strategic Areas of Focus.
Check out our Small Business Spotlight company for August 2018, Paragon Architecture!
The Chamber is always looking for ways to help connect its members with decision makers in local, state and federal government.
On July 18, three young professionals who have already decided to get involved in public office spoke to members of The Network at the latest Access to the Issues event about what it’s like to be an officeholder, and how they’re working to shape the community.