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Whether it's our monthly Good Morning, Springfield, an advocacy day in Jefferson City or a networking event like Business After Hours, the Chamber is always looking for ways to give its members photo-worthy memories. Check out the galleries below!

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The 2021 Manufacturing Outlook featured a panel of local industry leaders discussing trends and best practices for managing workforce challenges in a pandemic world.

On November 10, the Chamber celebrated our small business members and announce the recipient of the 2021 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award! Harmony House received the award from among a field of deserving finalists including Dynamic DNA Laboratories, Loehr Health Center, OzAir Charter Service and TheraCare. The program also featured a conversation with Rita Baron about her inspiring small business story that highlights the opportunities that can be found right here in our community!

Our First Responders are vital to our quality of life and continued economic growth here – and the Chamber and the business community wanted to say “Thank You." But we also wanted to do it as safely as possible. Rather than gathering for our traditional breakfast event this year, we invited First Responders to a “drive-through” event at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, where they received hot breakfast and an appreciation gift.

In August, Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and Charles Gascon of the St. Louis Fed offered virtual presentations to business and community leaders at DoubleTree Hotel's Glendalough Convention Center. They spoke about national and local economic trends, as well as the outlook for continued economic recovery from the pandemic recession.

In July, Governor Mike Parson visited Springfield for the fourth consecutive year to keynote the State of the State event. He shared his outlook for the State of Missouri including our strong economic recovery, efforts around workforce development and transportation investment and his vision for the future of the state.

Annual Member Lunch 2021

At our annual summer get-together, we gathered in a relaxed atmosphere for good food, good times and a look at what's going on in the Chamber and in the community. Chairman Logan Aguirre offered a high-level overview of the results from our recent member survey, several members talked about how the Chamber has supported their organizations, and 2021 Reach Chairman Joselyn Baldner unveiled this year's campaign.

SBDC Annual Meeting 2021

In June, guests heard a virtual panel featuring our past three keynote speakers: Joel Kotkin, America’s uber-geographer; Peter Kageyama, author and community development consultant; and Rebecca Ryan, Futurist, Economist, and “Human Spark Plug.” They discussed the importance of investing in our cities and the role that quality of place improvements play in growing talent that will meet the needs of businesses today and well into the future.

Annual Meeting 2021

At our biggest event on the annual calendar, held this year in May instead of the traditional January, we celebrated the ability to join together in-person once again. We also looked back at how the community has changed and grown through the pandemic, looked ahead to how we are preparing for the future, and honored Warren Davis as the 2021 Springfieldian Award recipient.

ATHENA Award Event 2021

Each year, the ATHENA Award event is all about celebrating, inspiring and advocating for women leaders and the contributions they make to our community. In our first significant in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic, the 2021 ATHENA Award went to Karen Kramer, while the recipient of the Virginia Fry Rising Star Award was Brandy Harris.

ATHENA Award Luncheon 2020

Each year, the ATHENA Award luncheon is all about celebrating, inspiring and advocating for women leaders and the contributions they make to our community. In 2020, the ATHENA Award went to Francine Pratt, while the first recipient of the Virginia Fry Rising Star Award was Ashley Norgard.

Transportation Lobby Day 2020

Transportation stakeholders from southwest Missouri met with House, Senate and executive leaders March 3 to discuss the importance of funding transportation infrastructure for the continued growth and development of our state.

Maximize Your Membership

This quarterly event offers a fun, informal environment where new Chamber members - and new employees of existing members - can learn about all the ways the Chamber can help them grow, get connected, and develop their business in the community.

SBDC Annual Meeting 2020

The Chamber's economic development arm, the Springfield Business Development Corporation (SBDC) held its Annual Meeting February 21 at University Plaza Convention Center. In addition to hearing about efforts in job growth and placemaking, the nearly 500 in attendance heard from keynote speaker Rebecca Ryan about how to think big and take the actions necessary to build a community that will continue to thrive.

2020 Executive Committee Lobby Day

The Chamber Executive Committee met with many House, Senate and Executive leaders during their advocacy day in February to discuss key legislative priorities for our community, including investment in transportation, education and workforce development.

Annual Meeting 2020

The Chamber celebrated the culmination of its centennial year at the 2020 Annual Meeting. We looked back at 100 years of history, looked ahead to the future, and honored 2020 Springfieldian Award recipient Louis Griesemer at our biggest event of the year.

- Photos Courtesy of David Eslick

Salute to Legislators 2020

The Springfield Metro Partnership's Salute to Missouri Legislators is a 35-year tradition that provides the chance for business and community leaders from Springfield to interact with legislators and executive branch officials to discuss legislative priorities that are significant to this region.

Springfield Metro Partnership Lobby Day 2020

Members of the Springfield Metro Partnership met with several key legislators during their advocacy day in January to discuss legislative priorities important to our region, including investment in workforce development, education and transportation infrastructure.

Legislative Luncheon 2020

Each year, members of our legislative delegation visit the Chamber to hear from our volunteer leaders about the issues important to the Springfield business community for the upcoming legislative session.

Manufacturing Outlook 2019

The focus of the SBDC’s 2019 Manufacturing Outlook event, held on December 6 was trends and issues affecting industries that support manufacturing, such as real estate and logistics, automation, workforce training, and transportation.

Read more about the event in our Chamber News recap.

First Responders Appreciation 2019

The Chamber was privileged to pay tribute to police, firefighters, emergency medical professionals and 911 operators at our annual First Responders Appreciation breakfast event. More than 300 people gathered from across the community, including roughly 150 first responders from our area.

Read more about the event in our Chamber News recap.

Economic Outlook 2019

More than 430 business and community leaders attended this annual event, hosted by the Springfield Business Development Corporation, the economic development arm of the Chamber.

Read more about the event in our Chamber News recap.

Annual Member Lunch 2019

At the Chamber’s Annual Member Lunch, the feeling was one of celebration – of accomplishments so far in 2019, of our 100 years of history, and of what we can accomplish together in the future.

Read more about the event in our Chamber News recap.

Major Metro Partnership Advocacy Day - April 2019

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce joined leaders from the St. Louis, Kansas City and the Missouri Chambers to advocate for issues important to businesses across the state.

Day at the Capitol - February 2019

Volunteer leaders from the Springfield Chamber visited Jefferson City to talk to legislative leaders about several key issues including workforce development, transportation, and education funding.

Economic Outlook 2018

State of the State 2018

Gov. Parson Visits the Chamber - June 2018

Springfield Metro Partnership Thank You Luncheon 2018

First Responders Appreciation 2017

Annual Membership Luncheon 2017

The Network's Summer Fest 2016

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