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Getting the edge on understanding financial statements Knowing how to interpret your organization’s financial data is key to long-term fiscal stability … but it can also be one of the most daunting and difficult parts of business operations. During the June 12 edition of Expert Edge – part of the Chamber’s yearlong 60 Minutes to…

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Mostly Serious receives 2019 Small Business Award During its annual event on May 8, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce announced Mostly Serious as the recipient of the 2019 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award. More than 400 Chamber members were on hand at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center for the luncheon event to…

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Getting the most from your Facebook marketing dollar For many small businesses and small business owners, marketing on Facebook is a simple process. You have your company’s Facebook page, and you post regularly about what’s going on with your business … occasionally you might spend a few dollars to boost one of your posts if…

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Chamber announces finalists for 2019 Small Business Award The Chamber is proud to announce the five finalists for the 2019 Small Business Award. More than 70 companies were nominated for the award; finalists were determined based on written applications that include essays on company history, management philosophy, responses to challenges, innovation in product and service…

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Honoring inspirational women through the ATHENA Award By Anastasiya Gulak At our second annual ATHENA Award luncheon, the Chamber proudly recognized Morey Mechlin for her distinct leadership attributes – and those that make her an inspiration to other exceptional leaders in our community. This year’s event welcomed more than 400 guests to White River Conference…

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Biz Blitz returns for a third year of speed networking One of our most popular new events – Biz Blitz – is returning for its third year in 2019. The Chamber started Biz Blitz in 2017 as an event designed to offer a different approach to networking for those who wanted to make a lot…

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A look at history, and a look to the future Chamber members helped us celebrate a milestone anniversary, as well as a year of accomplishments, at our Annual Meeting on January 25, while our volunteer leaders helped us reflect on the past and look to the future. Nearly 1,100 people packed the University Plaza Hotel…

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Gordon Kinne named 2019 Springfieldian A dedication to his community, family and business are top of mind for anyone describing Gordon Kinne. Those attributes were celebrated January 25, when the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce named Kinne the 2019 Springfieldian award recipient. The surprise announcement was the culmination of the Chamber’s Annual Meeting. More than…

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Opportunities to learn and network in 2019 One of the biggest benefits to Chamber membership is the chance to participate in our many educational and networking events throughout the year. And in the new year, there will be plenty of opportunities! The newest addition to our calendar of events for the year is a special…

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Concluding Year Three of The Reach Campaign The Chamber has wrapped up its third annual Reach Campaign, and thanks to your generous support and the hard work of nearly 100 volunteers, we’ve set new records in both funds raised and the number of companies purchasing sponsorships for 2019. The fundraising total for this year’s campaign…

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