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Tackling uncomfortable questions about diversity and inclusion in your communications

Do you want to ensure authenticity in your diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives but aren’t sure how? The Association for Women in Communications is hosting a free Zoom session on Thursday, Nov. 12 at noon entitled, "Tackling uncomfortable questions about diversity and inclusion in your communications." Our nation’s racial reckoning this summer rivaled even the [...]

By |November 4th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Managing remote employees and virtual sales

With many employees continuing to work from home for the foreseeable future, some business owners are struggling to manage virtual employees. In addition, the sales process has often transitioned to a virtual one. If you’re frustrated by navigating the nuances of this new virtual reality, join Bob Barber and his special guest, Michael Billington, for [...]

By |October 14th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Collaborative activism and Black economics webinar

Forefront, a nonprofit that provides resources, training and support for other nonprofit organizations, is offering a free webinar on “Collaborative activism and Black economics” on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. One of the long-standing effects of institutional racism in the United States has been a challenging economic outlook for the Black community. This [...]

By |October 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of the City

The annual State of the City event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., sponsored by the Commercial Real Estate Network of Capital Area REALTORS and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Jim Langfelder will review the accomplishments and challenges of the past year, outline priorities for the upcoming months [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

15 Under Fifteen awards program nominations being accepted

Springfield Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2020 15 Under Fifteen awards program. Each year, Springfield Business Journal partners with United Community Bank to recognize 15 outstanding small businesses in the local area. To qualify, a business must be located in Sangamon or Morgan county, have been open for at least two years and have 15 [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Springfield Chamber hosting job fair

Looking for a new job? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host its annual fall job fair on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. Employers from a variety of industries will be onsite to interview for full, part-time and seasonal positions. For a full list of participating [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

DSI launches Virtual Cash Mob events

Downtown Springfield Inc. and its Momentum on Main Street committee are launching a series of online shopping experiences, known as “cash mobs,” to encourage local shoppers to visit downtown retail shops and purchase featured items via Facebook Live.  A “cash mob” is a group of people coordinated to meet and spend money at a local, [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

The Greater Springfield Job Fair

Is your company seeking qualified candidates for full-time, part-time or seasonal employment? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host its annual fall job fair on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. Hundreds of job seekers of all ages, including high school students, college students and professionals, attend [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

City seeks public comment on $799,000 in funds for COVID-19 relief

Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) totaling $799,000 have been allocated for Springfield COVID-19 relief, and a city commission has recommended financially assisting small businesses and providing rental assistance to low-income residents. The Springfield Community and Economic Development Commission, comprised of business owners and nonprofit organizations, is working with the city’s Office of Planning and [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments