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Wednesday, September 23 2015
The Greater Springfield Job and Career Fair was held on Aug. 31. It was another huge success for the many employers and job seekers. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is always exploring ways to provide benefits to members and residents of the community. The purpose of holding a career fair is to assist member and area organizations in acquiring full-time, part-time and temporary more
Categories: General
Wednesday, September 16 2015
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and its Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) are continually working to better the community, serving as a catalyst to help create a strong, growing economy through talent, leadership and collaboration. One way the Chamber provides this kind of leadership is through its Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program. What is the Business Retention and more
Wednesday, September 09 2015
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Q5 Economic Development team has conducted 73 business visits and interviews to date through its Business Retention and Expansion program, identifying trends in the local economy. Overall, businesses remain cautiously optimistic about the economy and the potential future growth of the greater Sangamon County area. Business visits have been more
Tuesday, August 18 2015
Leadership Springfield, a program that prepares leaders to serve our community, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. Through an eight-month series of seminars, Leadership Springfield offers a diverse group of individuals the hands-on opportunities to enhance their leadership skills and provides them with in-depth exposure to critical issues affecting the area. One of the most valuable more
Categories: General
Monday, July 27 2015
The Q5 Workforce and Education Council has been pursuing becoming an ACT Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). Recently, the group was informed that we were accepted to participate in this program. The ACT CWRC initiative is a national effort, led by ACT, to provide a framework for counties to build an economic development, community based approach grounded in certifying counties as Work Ready. more
Categories: General, Q5-Workforce and Education
Tuesday, June 30 2015
The Chamber hosted the 30 th Annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards on June 30 th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event, presented by Hickory Point Bank & Trust, fsb, recognized five outstanding community entrepreneurs in the following categories: Diamond Lifetime Emerald Award - Small Business Owner with Sales $1 to $3 million Ruby Award - Small Business Owner with Sales Up to $1 more
Categories: Events, General
Monday, February 23 2015
Categories: General
Monday, February 23 2015
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Q5 Economic Development team conducted 101 business visits and interviews during 2014 through its Business Retention and Expansion program. The team met with businesses in the fields of finance, healthcare, manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, retail, media, business service operations and non-profit organizations. The vast majority of the businesses more
Categories: General
Wednesday, October 22 2014
In 2007, the Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) created the Development Policy Council (DPC) to serve as a public/private partnership to discuss problems and identify solutions to improve the development process in Springfield & Sangamon County. Since its creation, the DPC has worked with the City Department of Public Works and the Springfield/Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission as well more
Categories: Q5-Development Policy
Tuesday, October 14 2014
A new business is up and running in part because of assistance provided through Q5’s Diversity Development micro loan program. MJ’s Fish & Chicken Express, located on the northwest corner of 9th and South Grand Ave. is one of the final participants of the program. MJ’s was made aware of Q5’s Diversity Development micro loan program, which is managed by The Springfield more
Categories: Q5-Diversity
Tuesday, October 14 2014
During the second phase of Q5, many business leaders talked about the need to enhance our community’s aesthetics with a particular emphasis on our corridors into our community. Q5 decided to target First & Sixth Street between Stanford Avenue and Ash Street to develop a beautification plan that could be implemented at an affordable cost without long term high cost maintenance. Q5 more
Categories: Q5-general

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