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News for Chamber News

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 more
Categories: Chamber News
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 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 more
Categories: Chamber News
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Continuum of Learning is a partnership established by the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Central Illinois, and Center for State Policy and Leadership on the Springfield Campus of the University of Illinois. Sangamon Success, which started in 2015, is a way to help less-advantaged children in the Springfield area to more
Categories: Q5 News, Chamber News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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 77 percent of its goals and has 26 businesses supporting the initiative. Additional companies are asked to show their support and can do so by CLICKING HERE . Employers that more
Categories: Q5 News, Chamber News
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 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 more
Categories: Chamber News
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce provides and gathers critical workforce data to assist its members with recruitment efforts as well as increase the chances of Sangamon County being a viable option in business attraction efforts. To do this, The Chamber uses a software called Jobs EQ, a nationally recognized technology platform that delivers a careful analysis of the capacity and 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 more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News

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