Getting Board? See how you can serve today!

Posted by Katie Jones on Nov 15, 2018

As YPs, it can sometimes seem intimidating to serve on a board, but your input is valued and needed! There are several local board openings looking for young professionals in Springfield- read more to find out where and how to apply.

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The Network touts access to local leaders, outdoor amenities

Posted by Chamber communications on Oct 30, 2018

The Network is all about sharing the stories of why SGF is the place to be for YPs and we recently had two events that did just that.

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October Spotlight: Brokate Janitorial

Posted by Katie Jones on Oct 01, 2018

Read more about this local company, owned by two young professionals, who also happen to be members of The Network!

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September Spotlight: Downstream Casino Resort

Posted by Katie Jones on Sep 04, 2018

Needing some weekend plans? Look no further and head over to Downstream Casino Resort. Keep reading to find out more!

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The Network sits down with the new City Manager

Posted by Chamber Staff on Aug 22, 2018

Young professionals in Springfield have access to key leaders and the opportunity to get to know the new city manager proves just that.

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YPs talk about public service

Posted by Chamber Staff on Jul 27, 2018

The Network sits down with three young professionals serving in public office to learn what it takes, and what they can do to let their voice be heard.

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The Network brings the flower power to third annual Summer Fest!

Posted by Katie Jones on Jun 12, 2018

The Network celebrated Springfield YPs at the grooviest celebration in the 417!

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YPs learn about OTC initiatives, pledge to vote April 3

Posted by Chamber Communications on Mar 13, 2018

Springfield young professionals gathered to learn more about and discuss the OTC tax issue that community members will be able to vote about on April 3!

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Leadership Council members sit down with Chamber board for first roundtable meeting

Posted by Katie Jones on Mar 01, 2018

For the first time ever, The Network's Leadership Council sat down with the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and had a round-table conversation - a relationship that is just beginning, but is sure to continue!

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February Spotlight: Ozark Fence & Supply Co.

Posted by Katie Jones on Feb 01, 2018

Learn more about our February Member Spotlight: Ozark Fence Supply & Co. here!

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Good Morning, Springfield Young Professionals!

Posted by Katie Jones on Feb 01, 2018

We always say that young professionals have a seat at the table and that our voice is heard in Springfield, and this morning was living proof of that!

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Meet the new leaders!

Posted by Katie Jones on Jan 24, 2018

The Network kicked off the new year by getting to know our newest leaders. Learn more about them here!

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New Year, New Brand!

Posted by Katie Jones on Jan 05, 2018

10 years after The Network was created, the organization decided it was time to refresh the brand with a whole new look and feel. Read more to see what our new brand is all about and what's to come!

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The Network names 2017 Young Professional of the Year

Posted by Katie Jones on Jan 03, 2018

The 2017 Young Professional of the Year award was announced at The Network's annual Holiday Soirée on December 13th. 


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A story of personal growth, public involvement and a positive attitude

Posted by Chamber Communications on Nov 20, 2017

As she reflected on a 25-plus-year career that’s still going strong, Sally Hargis had a lot to say to members of The Network about why she stays so involved in the community and how she works to keep a fresh, positive outlook.

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November Spotlight: Guaranty Bank

Guaranty Bank Farmers Park Banking Center
Posted by Jen Johnson on Oct 30, 2017

Where do you see yourself three years from now? Sure, that’s a pretty standard job interview question, but it’s also something we asked ourselves back in 2015. To us, the answer was so important that it would shape the very future of Guaranty Bank. We set goals for growth, industry-leading banking products, cutting-edge technology and, above all else, world-class customer service. All of these missions converge with the opening of our new Farmers Park location this November. With a state-of-the-art banking center, convenient drive-thru video banking and a contemporary design across three floors, Guaranty Bank at Farmers Park is an integral part of our answer to that question. Read more >

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Nominations open for Young Professional of the Year award

Posted by Jen Johnson on Sep 07, 2017

Nominate an outstanding member of The Network to be considered for the Young Professional of the Year award! The top three finalists and award recipient will be recognized at The Network's Holiday Party on December 13 at Hickory Hills Country Club.

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Young entrepreneurs share their experience

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Sep 07, 2017

Taking the plunge to start your own business takes courage, commitment and encouragement. So it’s not surprising that successful entrepreneurs often have interesting stories to tell and valuable advice to offer.

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Launching summer with a flashback Friday

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Jun 20, 2017

Nostalgia was on full display at Farmers Park on June 9 as The Network for Young Professionals held its second annual Summer Fest.

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June Spotlight: Parkcrest Dental

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jun 12, 2017

Parkcrest Dental Group has been providing multi-specialty family dentistry to Springfield and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. They know that taking care of all of your family’s needs is important to you, and that’s why they have stayed true to their ideal of offering more quality dental services under one roof than any other dental group in the area. To find out how Parkcrest Dental Group can make it easy for your whole family get great smiles, call 417-887-1220 today or visit

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Local organizations seek young professional board members

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 30, 2017

Read on to learn about our latest roundup of board opportunities, including volunteer leadership roles with RIDE417 and Springfield Animal Advocacy Spray & Neuter Clinic.

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The Network's CEO Series with Mary Kellogg, Titanic Museum Attractions

Posted by Jeremy Elwood on Mar 24, 2017

Mary Kellogg joined members of The Network on March 21 to share tales from her 20+ years in television production for CBS and The Walt Disney Company before opening the Titanic museum in Branson, which has grown into $20 million business. The Network's CEO Series is presented by BKD, LLP.

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Vote Springfield on April 4

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Mar 06, 2017

Did you know the average age of Greene County voters in April elections in 68 years old? As young professionals we must do better.

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Check out the latest roundup of board openings

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Feb 13, 2017

Check out our latest roundup of local board service opportunities!

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2017 Leadership Kickoff Features John Wanamaker & Britton Jobe

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jan 17, 2017

The Network and Leadership Springfield kicked off 2017 with a casual Q&A with new Chamber Chair John Wanamaker and Network Chair Britton Jobe.

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Local boards are looking for young professionals

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Jan 04, 2017

Local nonprofits are looking for young professional board members. Read on for our latest roundup of volunteer openings!

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Eight new members joining Leadership Council in 2017

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 18, 2016

The Network is adding eight great members to our Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more!

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Uber celebrates Springfield launch with The Network, Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 18, 2016

Only days after Springfield City Council approved new language allowing transportation network companies to operate in Springfield, leaders from Uber joined Springfieldians downtown to celebrate their launch in the city.

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Local boards, commissions & employers seek young professional applicants

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 17, 2016

Local organizations are always looking to connect with young professionals, and we've rounded up the latest opportunities for members to get plugged into community efforts.

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Meet the Newest Members of Leadership Council: Laura Head Elliott

Posted by Paige Oxendine on Nov 14, 2016

The Network is making eight great additions to Leadership Council in 2017. Read on to learn more about one of our newest council members, Laura Head Elliott.

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