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News for 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 ...read more
Categories: Q5 News, Chamber News
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive self-review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded us with 5-Star Accreditation. This prestigious honor puts us among the top 1% of chambers nationwide. This is the second time the Chamber has received a 5-Star rating. This past year, the staff of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce spent ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 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 ...read 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 ...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
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
This October, business professionals experienced first-hand look of the day-to-day lives of today's teachers and students through Business Education Week. For two weeks, community members were involved in "Principal for a Day" and "Business Professionals in the Classroom" programs, and experienced the rigors of making sure a school is run properly, from building ...read more
Categories: Chamber News, Q5 News
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: Chamber News, Q5 News
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: Q5 News, Chamber News
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: Chamber News, Q5 News

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