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Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Lincoln Land Charity Championship is now registering volueers for the 2017 tournament to be held June 19-25 at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield. More than 300 volunteers are needed to assist with the event. Local supermarket, HyVee, recently signed on as 2017 Volunteer Sponsor. Upcoming in-store volunteer registration events will be scheduled soon. In the meantime, those interested ...read more
Categories: Member News
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive self-review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded us with 5-Star Accreditation. This prestigious honor puts us among the top 1% of chambers nationwide. This is the second time the Chamber has received a 5-Star rating. This past year, the staff of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce spent ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Sangamon County Business Leaders “Go Behind Bars” at MDA Lock-Up Event to Help Fight Muscular Dystrophy Springfield, IL Wednesday May, 3 2017 — B usiness and community leaders from the Sangamon County area are being “locked up” on May 3rd at Firefighters-Postal Lake Club 940 W Lake Shore Drive while they raise money for “bail” to support the Muscular ...read more
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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
PRESS RELEASE For further information contact: Denise Schainker 217-793-2100 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2017 UNIQUE EVENT WILL HAVE PARTICIPANTS RAPPEL OFF THE TOP OF THE HOTEL! Springfield, IL -Sparc is taking fundraising to new heights! Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling opportunity of rappelling down a building in an exciting and completely ...read more
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Executive Summary One of Q5’s most important programs is Business Retention & Expansion (BRE). It is a fact that the majority of job growth will come from our community’s existing businesses, and the purpose of a BRE program is to retain the businesses already located in our community and assist with their expansion. Additional objectives of the BRE program are to keep a pulse on ...read more
Categories: Q5 News, Chamber News
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
At its 148th Annual Gala, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce celebrated a successful 2016 and plans to build on the momentum for larger accomplishments in 2017. As part of the celebration, The Chamber recognized those who have helped lead our business sector and the community at large. Three awards were given to Chamber leaders who went above and beyond their positions to help enhance ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Springfield City Council approved the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) request for the redevelopment of the former First United Methodist Church on Jan. 17, 2017. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, The Springfield Project (TSP) and Economic Growth Corporation plan to redevelop the property at the corner of Fifth and Capitol into a mixed-use facility with commercial and residential ...read more
Categories: Q5 News, Chamber News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has increased its focus on providing and gathering critical workforce data to assist its members with recruitment efforts as well as increase the chances of Sangamon County as being a viable option in business attraction efforts. An investment was recently made in a software that provides critical workforce data easily. This new software, called Jobs ...read more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
For over ten years, The Chamber has offered programming for young professionals. Recently, a task force was convened to evaluate and rebrand these offerings to ensure the professional needs were being met for this important part of our community’s workforce. ELEVATE Springfield was created and will focus on professional development, leadership, and mentoring. As part of their $75 annual ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The Chamber’s Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program has reached out to businesses for many years to gauge how they view the economy of Springfield and Sangamon County. An interview based tool is utilized to help the Chamber understand the specific needs of local companies and to provide direction to those companies considering expansion of their operations. Recently, The Chamber ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, The Springfield Project (TSP) and Economic Growth Corporation have formed a Limited Liability Company (LLC), for the purposes of redeveloping the former First United Methodist Church at the corner of Fifth and Capitol in downtown Springfield. The prominent but vacant downtown property will be redeveloped into a mixed-use facility with commercial and ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
At The Chamber’s Economic Outlook Breakfast on November 8, the Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois Springfield shared a brief overview of the results from the Fall 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey. The Economic Outlook Survey is sponsored by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the University of Illinois Springfield. Results of the survey will be ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
This October, business professionals experienced first-hand look of the day-to-day lives of today's teachers and students through Business Education Week. For two weeks, community members were involved in "Principal for a Day" and "Business Professionals in the Classroom" programs, and experienced the rigors of making sure a school is run properly, from building ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
During the week of May 23, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce coordinated a consortium of local leaders to advocate for community priorities in Washington, D.C. Since 2009, community leaders have collaborated on community priorities and advocated with a unified message to our congressional delegation. This year’s priorities included: The Springfield Rail Improvements Project ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
SPRINGFIELD - The Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois Springfield has released the Spring 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey. The study examines the economic perceptions, expectations and evaluations of Sangamon County businesses as well as public and non-profit organizations. The spring 2016 survey reveals that economic expectations for the economy of Sangamon County ...read more
Categories: Q5 News
Monday, May 16, 2016
After 11 months of research and evaluation conducted at the request of Superintendent Jennifer Gill, tonight The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce delivered a report to the Board of Education of Springfield District 186 detailing the business community’s perceptions of the District and its test of the validity of those perceptions. The school system and the business community have a ...read more
Categories: Q5 News, Chamber News
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
In today’s data-driven world, companies make real-time business decisions using metrics and data from their own business activity or third-party sources. Gathering that data isn’t always easy though, and many times can be expensive in terms of dollars and staff time. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has invested in a software that provides critical workforce data easily, and ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Survey At the request of Springfield Public Schools District 186 (SPS 186), The Chamber is conducting an independent survey of the business community to better understand business perceptions of Springfield Public Schools District 186. After the survey, The Chamber will gather additional data to test the validity of the perceptions, and share the findings in a final report. Why We’re ...read more
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