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Parsons visit Chamber to tout Jobs for America’s Graduates, ask for business help Making sure students graduating from school are prepared for the next step in their lives is critical – both for their own success and so that businesses can find the talented employees they need to grow. One key to preparing those students…

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Vote yes for streets and schools on April 2 When voters head to the polls in Springfield on April 2, two important fiscal issues will be on the ballot, and both deserve your support. Both the city’s ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax renewal and the Springfield Public Schools’ proposed bond issue support much-needed quality of…

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Connecting with state leaders, both here and in the Capitol Many state leaders and elected officials tell us that they have truly come to rely on the Chamber for our advice and insight into the issues affecting businesses in this region. One of the main reasons those leaders turn to us is because we are…

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Chamber encourages support for Council, School Board candidates In addition to the important issues to be decided on the April 2 ballot, numerous individual candidates also are seeking election or re-election to Springfield City Council or to the Springfield Public Schools Board of Education. Springfield City Council The Springfield Good Government Committee, a partnership between…

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Discussing Chamber priorities with the local legislative delegation January 11 was, in the words of Chamber Board Chairman Jeff Childs, a “signature opportunity” for a conversation between state legislators and leaders of the Springfield business community. That was the day of the Chamber’s annual legislative luncheon, when members of the local legislative delegation visit the…

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Preparing for the 2019 legislative session The upcoming year is shaping up to be a busy one in Jefferson City – and leadership from the Springfield area will be right in the thick of the action. Several members of the local delegation to the Missouri House of Representatives have been chosen to serve in leadership…

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Two Missouri House Speakers visit the Chamber On November 28, two Speakers of the Missouri House of Representatives – one past, one present – visited the Chamber for the last installment of the 2018 Public Policy Speaker Series. Todd Richardson, speaker from 2015 through the end of the recent session, is now the Director of…

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Prepare to hit the voting booth on November 6 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. One issue is Proposition…

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Why the Chamber supports Proposition D 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. Thousands of bridges across Missouri…

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Making the case for transportation funding through Proposition D When it comes to funding for Missouri’s transportation infrastructure, Mayor Ken McClure says our state is – no pun intended – “at a crossroads.” “The state is geographically located in the ideal spot in the middle of the nation, one day’s drive from either coast,” the…

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