The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce News

Springfield Advantage site offers information for businesses considering the area

The Quantum Growth Partnership has launched springfieldadvantage.org to provide data and information about Springfield and Sangamon County to business owners considering the area, according to the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Springfield Chamber recognizes notable business leaders

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 31st Annual Small Business Person of the Year Awards, honoring notables from the community.

Greater Springfield Chamber organizes advocacy trip to Washington

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce recently sent a delegation of local leaders to advocate for community priorities in Washington, D.C

Sangamon County survey shows business owners concerned over state economy

The spring 2016 Sangamon County Economic Outlook Survey released by the Survey Research Office at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) shows that business owners are concerned about the state's economic health.

Greater Springfield chamber releases report on business perceptions of area schools

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce recently delivered a report to the Springfield School District 186 board detailing the business community’s perceptions of Springfield schools.

Greater Springfield chamber buys software to access workforce data

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce said this week it has invested in software that easily provides critical workforce data and will offer this information to members and Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) investors as a member benefit.

Greater Springfield Job fair a success

The Greater Springfield Chamber Job Fair last month was attended by an estimated 500 job seekers.

Young Springfield Professionals Network announces upcoming events

The Young Springfield Professionals Network (YSPN), celebrating its 10th year, has announced upcoming events along with a few anticipated changes.

Sangamon County accepted into Certified Work Ready Community program

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's application to have Sangamon County become a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC) was one of eight in the country recently accepted for the program by ACT, an organization best known for college entrance exams that provides the certification.

Springfield chamber purchases software to analyze labor market data

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce said it recently purchased Jobs EQ software to help analyze and access data about the local labor market to share with new and existing businesses.

Springfield chamber says changes in unemployment law may benefit employers

The Unemployment Insurance Act recently underwent changes that may benefit employers, the  Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce said recently.  

Sangamon County aims to become a Certified Work Ready Community

The Q5 Workforce and Education Council of Sangamon County was recently recognized as one of eight in the nation to become a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC), with certification provided by ACT, which is known for its college entrance exams.

Greater Springfield Chamber presents awards at 147th annual gala

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce presented awards to notable individuals and organizations during its recent 147th annual gala.

Donation to boost Lincoln Land Community College's aviation repair program

A recent $850,000 donation from Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc. (LRS) will allow Springfield's Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) to expand its aviation maintenance program.

Levi, Ray & Shoup donation to fund expansion of LLCC's aviation maintenance program

Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc., a technology solutions company based in Springfield, Illinois, recently made an $850,000 donation to the Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), allowing the college to expand its aviation maintenance program.

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce sets dates for 2016 job fairs

To help area businesses and job seekers connect, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) in Illinois plans to host two job fairs for its members in 2016 in addition to its regular job postings board at www.gscc.org.

Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce swears in new board chair

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce swore in its 2016 board chair, Elena Kezelis of Memorial Medical Center Foundation, at the chamber's annual meeting last week.

GSCC urges local educators to use proven programs to boost student performance

Members of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce are dedicated to ensuring the education of Sangamon County's youth is of the highest possible quality.

Young Springfield Professionals Network celebrates 10 years

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Young Springfield Professionals Network (YSPN) will celebrate a milestone in 2016 -- the chamber's 10th anniversary.

Leadership Springfield session spotlights medical field

Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine recently hosted a program for potential medical students to showcase the pool of health care talent in the area. The program was an initiative of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Springfield program.

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