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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) created www.springfieldadvantage.org specifically for site selectors to serve as a one-stop shop for data and information about Springfield and Sangamon County. The website was designed for anyone who participates in the location decision-making process, such as a business executive, a realtor or a site-selection consultant. Part of the website includes a link ...read more
Friday, August 12, 2016
Amy Redshaw was the #1 Top Seller out of 3600 individuals for the month of July with Trades of Hope!! They empower women out of poverty all over the world including the United States. She markets and sells their handmade fair trade products! Amy is also a new Ambassador with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce!
Categories: Member News
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
The Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5), which is led by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, continually examines its programs and services offered in order to provide high quality benefits to area employers. Workforce development initiatives are continually analyzed due to the growing importance in retaining, growing and attracting business to our community. Our goal is to be proactive, ...read more
Categories: Q5-Workforce and Education
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Sangamon County, via The Chamber’s Q5 Workforce and Education Council, is working to become the first county in Illinois to be a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC). “ Work Ready Sangamon ” has achieved 76% of its goals and has 22 businesses supporting the initiative. Additional companies are asked to show their support by filling out this form . Employers that recognize ...read more
Categories: Q5-Workforce and Education
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership of Sangamon County (BEP) is gearing up for Business Education Week 2016 . This year’s Business Education Week is being held October 18 th through 20 th . Additional participation dates are October 11 th through 13 th and are being offered to accommodate various schedules. Business Education Week is ...read more
Categories: Q5-Workforce and Education
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Local African-American males will have opportunities to explore various career paths within the Springfield community through a new mentoring and internship program announced today by Lincoln Land Community College and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. The Open Door program, funded by the Chamber’s Quantum Growth Economic Development Partnership (Q5), will begin this fall when ...read more
Categories: Q5-Diversity
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Chamber hosted the 31st Annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards on June 21 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event, presented by Hickory Point Bank & Trust, recognized five outstanding community entrepreneurs in the following categories: The 2016 recipient for Not-for-Profit – Business Director of the Year is Jonna J. Cooley, PhD, The Phoenix Center . Working in social ...read more
Categories: General, Events
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: Q5-general
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: General
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: Q5-Workforce and Education
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
When you're targeting the Sangamon County business market, the Chamber should play an important part in your marketing mix. Through our various business-to-business marketing opportunities, you can cost-effectively sell your products or services to a targeted audience of Chamber members or even to the greater Springfield community at large. For advertisers, members are both a business to ...read more
Categories: General
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
Categories: Q5-Workforce and Education, General

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