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News for Chamber News

Friday, July 21, 2017
The Chamber's Corporate Cup Challenge golf outing was held on July 13 at Piper Glen Golf Club with 44 teams participating in the outing. The team that earned first place in the Championship Flight and the Corporate Cup traveling trophy was Bank of Springfield with a score of 52. The Chamber would like to thank all of the businesses that participated either by entering a team, sponsoring a ...read more
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
In a June 30 brief filed in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the U.S. Department of Labor said it wants salary level to count in deciding who is eligible for overtime pay. However, the agency does not want to set the maximum pay a worker can get and still qualify. A new overtime rule reached during President Obama's administration raised the salary level for the white collar ...read more
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
The Chamber hosted the 32 nd Annual Small Business Awards on June 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event, presented by Hickory Point Bank, recognized five outstanding community entrepreneurs in the following categories: Not-for-profit – Business Director of the Year recognizes an executive of a not-for-profit organization who has demonstrated the innovative use of organizational skills and ...read more
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Monday, June 05, 2017
The Spring 2017 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey, conducted by the University of Illinois Springfield Survey Research Office and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, finds that local organizations continue to worry about state government finances. The study examined the economic perceptions, expectations and evaluations of Sangamon County businesses as well as public and non-profit ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is offering a new benefit to its members that could potentially save them hundreds or thousands of dollars in annual utility costs through a commercial energy cooperative (co-op) managed by CQI Associates. The benefit is only available to Chamber members who receive their electric and/or gas services through Ameren. The co-op leverages the power of a ...read more
Categories: 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
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

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