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Tuesday, November 24 2015
Did you know that Springfield is the largest metropolitan area in the state of Illinois that does not play host to an entrepreneurial incubator? All of that is changing now, with the launch of Innovate Springfield (i-SPI) – a collaborative and creative space for start-up businesses and social enterprise that aims to advance innovation and education and attract and retain young entrepreneurs. more
Tuesday, November 24 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced last week that it will not release its final rule revising which workers are and are not eligible for overtime until late 2016. The time between publication of the final rule and its effective date may be short, maybe as little as 30 days. There is also a possibility of a phased-in effective date. The rule calls for workers earning less than $970 per more
Tuesday, November 17 2015
While employment in the medical industry continues to grow in our community, Q5 partnered with the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield Clinic, Memorial Health System and HSHS St. John’s Hospital to collect information and data to assist with attracting medical related companies to Springfield and Sangamon County. The organizations provided information about how many doctors they currently more
Tuesday, November 17 2015
Health care is the number one area of private employment in the city of Springfield and the second largest public employer, just behind the state of Illinois. Hosted by principal sponsor SIU School of Medicine, the November program dives into the heart of Springfield’s medical district. The goal of the day is to show the class the richness of medicine in the Capital City through innovative more
Categories: Leadership
Tuesday, November 17 2015
The Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) is the economic development partnership lead by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Public, private, and nonprofit sectors have come together with the following goal: to grow Sangamon County by improving our ability to create jobs, attract talent and make capital investment. We have a shared vision for Springfield and Sangamon County, with the Quantum more
Wednesday, October 21 2015
Do you remember when people spoke of the rail relocation initiative as if it was "pie in the sky"? The Springfield and Sangamon County community took a big step forward last week with the agreement signed between the City of Springfield, Sangamon County and the State of Illinois. While most people understand that this is a good thing, others might not understand the significance of the more
Categories: Q5-Development Policy, Q5-Expansion
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
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

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