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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.