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Chamber Today, November 2013

Becoming a community fan | Share your big ideas for our community | Meet Wallstreet Group, 2013 Small Business of the Year | Sherry Brandt, Oak Tree Villas, named 2013 Exceptional Employee | Central Missouri Innovation Campus program looking for students | Shopping local has community benefits | Entrepreneurs take the stage in pitch event | Business benefit from networking, exposure at Business Showcase | Annual Gala set for January 24, 2014 | Chamber forms new networking groups | Young Professionals – Learn. Connect. Grow | Partners in Education | Leadership Jefferson City Alumni to host Leadership Luncheon | Leadership Jefferson City 2014 application now available | 34th Annual Chamber Prayer Breakfast

Chamber Today, October 2013

Having the will to prepare to win | Morris Converting selects Jefferson City for new manufacturing facility | "Small" describes the vast majority of companies | Kathy Peerson - 1994 Chamber Chair | Some Steps to consider when starting a small business | Lesson from a local entrepreneur | School and Business partnerships - get involved | Chamber Connections | Small Business of the Year finalists announced | Leadership Jefferson City gearing up for its 27th year | Finalists for Exceptional Employee Award named

Chamber Today, September 2013

From the Chamber Chair: The seasons change _ and so do we | Chamber structure modified to improve functionality | Carl Vogel 1988 Chamber Chair | Collaboration Council takes shape | New networking groups created to enhance membership value | Four focus areas to serve as framework for Chamber's division of work | New BIS Team to provide avenue for submitting community ideas | New Public Affairs Committee to focus on legislative issues | Certified Sites Application submitted to Missouri Department of Economic Development | Chamber assists with RR Donnelley Job Fair | Membership Meeting set for Oct. 2 | Congratulations Nominees | Record number of employees nominated for Exceptional Employer Award |

Chamber Today, August 2013

Picking up the pieces – assisting a displaced workforce | Central Missouri Innovation Campus program applications available | County in process of becoming Certified Work Ready Community | Celebrating 120 Year Phil Freeman | Education beyond high school pays | Chamber board creates model for "big Idea sharing" - invites community to participate | Information and Technology services – an economic driver | Computer Professions on Demand...conceive, create, connect | Small Business Academy applications due August 17 | New Members | Partners in Education program making a difference | Tuesday Topic August 20th | Chamber Connections Thursday, August 15 | Members Making Connections

Chamber Today, July 2013

From the Chamber Chair - The pursuit of a better tomorrow | Site certification essential to economic development | Small Business Academy offers educational opportunities | $5,000 is on the table for fall "Pitch It & Win It" event | Jefferson City START interns experience JCMO | President's Roundtable connects industry leaders | Jefferson City area's cost of living ranks well | Central Missouri Innovation Campus partners prepare to launch new program | Fewer than 30 booths still available at Business Showcase | Past Chamber Chairs | Exceptional Employee Award nominations due August 16 | Chamber Connections | Members Making Connections | Leadership Jefferson City 23013 graduates announced | Leadership Jefferson City class project benefits two local organizations | Thank You LJC Sponsors |

Chamber Today, June 2013

From the Chamber Chair - There's no place like home | Ariculation agreement improves access to higher education | Reflecting on the 2013 legislative session | New Legislation creates Missouri Missouri Works Program | Historic preservation tax credits vital to redevelopment | Next steps for MoDOT funding unclear | Defeat HB398 (ISRS) causes concern for future of utility infrastructure | State employee pay raise impacts local economy | Where do we go from here? | Local legislators respond | Harold Westheus 1972 Chamber Chair | Chamber Connections | Members Making Connections | Leadership Jefferson City 2013 | Wine competition garners rave reviews | Chamber celebrates 120th birthday at 2013 Chamber BBQ

Chamber Today, May 2013

Remembering, reflecting, and celebrating 120 years | Determining "return on investment" – measuring economic development efforts | Hidden Spaces set for May 19 | A passion for business | IT business partners leading the way | "Buying Local" impacts our economy | It's in the pitch | Leadership Class 2013 hosts wine competition | Chamber hosts annual cultrual trip | Chamber hosts MoDOT commissioners and staff at the Carl Noren Access | Chamber Connections | Members Making Connections | Leadership Jefferson City 2013 | 2013 Partners in Education Banquet |

Chamber Today, April 2013

Why join the Chamber? | Chamber resources leverage economic development activities | Redevelopment continues momentum | MoDOT Reception and Presentation scheduled | Keeping our eye on the ball - business attraction | Local payroll numbers rise due to 2012 expansion activity | Build your business network...join the Chamber! | Chamber Connections | Members making connections | Leadership Jefferson City 2013 | Partners in Education Appreciation Banquet to be held Tuesday, April 30 | Membership Meeting gives members opportunity to take the spotlight

Chamber Today, March 2013

Chamber Board to be commended for enthusiasm and commitment | BIGS Task Forces make first reports to Chamber board | Survey results shed light on public opinion regarding legislative issues | Partnerships are key to Work Ready Communities | It's not just about location...higher education plays critical role in economic development | State government adds to Cole County economy | Linn State Technical College plans CPOD for une 23-26 |

Chamber Today, February 2013

2013 will be a B.I.G year | Chamber leaders, volunteers "In Tune" with our community | State legislation and budget policies impact local economy | What do our local legislators say about the issues? | What does a 2% state employee pay increase mean to our community | Is Internet sales tax legislation needed? | Fifth State Bonds in the Future? | Transportation funding takes center stage | Looking to hire a Summer Intern? Let Jeff City START help! | Chamber board to consider Medicaid Expansion resolution | Chamber Connections | Annual Gala Recognition | Scholastic Inc. brings Buddy the Elf to St. Martin School | Leadership Jefferson City 2013 discover area volunteerism opportunities | Gala Award Recipients

Chamber Today, January 2013

Building community momentum | Transportation Improvements are essential to economic development | Lafayette Street interchange planning underway | TDD's – What are they and how do they work? | Ports are shining example of efficiency | Educational attainment drives earnings | Seven new directors seated on Chamber Board | Chamber's BEST Committee plans open house February 5 | February Tuesday Topic \ Social Medial 101 and 201 | Members Making Connections | Leadership Jefferson City 2013 class announced | Partners in Education News | Annual Gala January 25 honors Bob Scruggs and other volunteer leaders

Chamber Today, December 2012

Powering up for the future - energizing our community | Economic Development Metrics | Alpla and Unilever to expand | New Chamber board members to take office in January | StartUp Jefferson City focuses on 2013 | Making good decisions on Economic Development incentives | What is the Incentives Task Force? | Old Town offers investment opportunities | Prayer Breakfast message resonates | Missouri's General Assembly invited to attend Taste of Jefferson City | Jefferson City's Living Windows exemplifies area's quality of life | Leadership Jefferson City gearing up for another great year | William Woods University Undergraduate and Graduate studies take advantage of Recycle, Reuse, and Reclaim | Awards to be presented at Chamber Gala Janauary 25, 2013 | hYPe names new board members; recaps successful year |

Chamber Today, November 2012

Reactors, airports, and all things regional | Missouri CORE uses cooperative approach to eoncomic development | CORE At a glance | 33rd Annual Chamber Prayer Breakfast set for November 21 | Chamber Board discusses strategies for 2013 at fall retreat | hYPe accepting applications for 2013 leadership positions | "Leadership Time Solution" is subject of December Tuesday Topic | Entrepreneur wins $2,000 for business idea | CORE area is a wonderful magnet | Focused on training - educating our members | Business benefit from networking exposure at Business Showcase | Annual Gala set for January 25, 2013 | Leadership Jefferson City 2013 applications now available | Leadership Jefferson City holds class reunion to celebrate 25th year | Lewis & Clark Middle School 8th gread students explore career possibilities | Business and education partners participate in orientation session

Chamber Today, October 2012

The power of teamwork - lesson from a blind mule | StartUp Jefferson City inspires the entrepreneurial spirit | Chamber is "Takin' Care of Business" with 100 booths at Business Showcase Oct. 25 | 2012 Small Business Award finalists names | CMIC - the real work has begun | Profile reveals Jefferson City live/work patterns | Old Town on the move | Chamber Connections | Members Making Connections| Thomas Jefferson Middle School and their Partners in Education | Reboot & Refocus: IT for the Non-Technical – a Tuesday Topic

Chamber Today, September 2012

From the Chamber Chair How do you measure a community? | First ever Pitch-A-Palooza is a success | Membership meeting October 3 will feature Mike Jones, LU Quarterback Club | Meet Jeremy Winegar, Chamber Board Member | Tuesday Topic Reboot & Refocus | Why are demographics important? | Jefferson City Manufacturers boost employment 22.6% | Congratulations, 2012 Small Business of the Year candidates! | Exceptional Employee Candidates Names | Chamber Connections Thursday, September 20 | Festival Districts boost events | Internships benefit businesses and the community | Partners in Education program kicks off the 2012-2013 school year |

Chamber Today, August 2012

Preparing our workforce for the opportunities of the future | Creating a new vision-Central Missouri Innovation Campus | What is the Innovation Campus Grant | Meet Joe Scheppers, Chamber Board Member | Discover Tuscany - Chamber announces destination for 2013 trip | Time to practice your pitch | Career Academies discussions include local business leaders | Jefferson City MSA highly ranked by Area Development Magazine | Upcoming Tuesday Topics announced | Small Business Academy assists entrepreneurs with skill building | "BEST" holds on-site meetings | Chamber Connections | Members Making Connections | Jeff City START provides HR panel for interns | Hidden Spaces, Secret Places II showcases downtown living | Partners in Education program making a difference | Candidate & Issues Forum hosted by Jefferson City hYPe | JC hYPe offers monthly meetings and socials

chamber Today, July 2012

From the Chamber President Good just isn't good enough any more | Productivity Growth = Economic Growth | Leadership Jefferson City celebrates 25 years | Jeff City START hosts events for summer interns | Chamber Economic Development staff meet with site selection experts | The double-edged sword of jobs and automation | Fewer than 20 booths still available at Business Showcase | Nominations for 2012 Small Business of the Year due August 10 | Exceptional Employee Award nominations due August 10 | StartUp Jeff City offers "Perfect Your Pitch" session | Leadership Jefferson City 2012 graduates announced | Leadership Jefferson City class projects benefit local organizations | Partners in Education pairs business and schools to build relationships

Chamber Today, June 2012

From the Chamber Chair The Giving Community | Cole County Population Profile | Local group travels to Beijing | Batter Up! Save $50 off membership dues | hYPe welcomes legal interns | Friday Coffee is monthly member event | Taking the next step | Business Attraction - the good news and the bad news | New night draws largest crowd ever at the 2012 Chamber BBQ | Thank you, 2012 BBQ Sponsors | Leadership Jefferson City | Partners in Education working together | Leadership Jefferson City providing service to our community | Enhanced Enterprise Zone Credits Benefit Midwest Block and Brick

Chamber Today, May 2012

From the Chamber Chair Lessons from the geese | Chamber Board retreat focuses on community issues | Talking transportation with the MoDOT Commission | Meet Gregg Bexten - Chamber Board member | hYPe competes in Buck-a-Bone BBQ - raises money for Special Learning Center | Main Street Motivations | Plastics industry helps drive local economy | Encouraging entrepreneurship | Interns get tips on completing job applications and resumes | Tuesday Topic sponsored by "BEST" | Innovation Campus - the next generation of education and training | Chamber Connections Prison Brews | Wallstreet Group | Members Making Connections | Leadership Jefferson Çity

Chamber Today, April 2012

Getting a return on your investment | Chamber updates city, county and board on 2011 economic development progress | Meet Ryan Freeman, Chamber Board Member | Membership Meeting gives members opportunity to take the spotlight | Economic Development - a process, not an event | Revitalization Hits Stride | Back to the Future | Launch a business. Make something happen. Come with an idea or improve someone else's | Members Making Connections... | Leadership Jefferson City 2012 holds sessions on diversity and technology | Partners in Education Appreciation Banquet to be held Tuesday, May 8 |

Chamber Today, March 2012

From the Chamber Chair | Working together for a healthy community | Chamber Board analyzes post-election survey results | Membership meeting March 29 will feature updates on St. Mary's Health Center | Meet Roger Dudenhoeffer Chamber Board Treasurer | Jefferson City START enters phase II - connects businesses and interns | Business Recruitment: no longer business as usual | Existing Business - the Rodney Dangerfield of Economic Development | BEST committee sponsors roundtable discussion on small business success | Tuesday Topic offers strategies to improve motivation and productivity in the workforce | Members making connections | Chamber members serve as leaders for FBLA Ethics Workshop | Computer Professions on Demand (CPoD) planned June 17-20 | Applications being accepted for Youth Service Award |

Chamber Today, February 2012

From the Chamber Chair Where do we go from here? | Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony honors community leaders | Meet Board Member Eric Schulte | Jefferson City START welcomes 50 interns at Capitol | Local printing companies buck employment trends | Chamber receives two excellence awards from MEDC | Modern Litho-Print Co. to expand | Startup City Making it easier for entrepreneurs to start a business in Jefferson City | Members Making Connections | Leadership Jefferson City 2012 session focuses on local government |

Chamber Today, January 2012

From the Chamber Chair: It's time to turn up the heat... | Building bridges to the future | Gala honors Janet Wear-Enloe and other volunteer leaders | Meet Chamber Board Member Jason Luebbering | Chamber hosts members of the Missouri General Assembly for Taste of Jefferson City | Economic Development News & Views | Industry Gainers vs. decliners in Cole County | Looking for a Job? | Business and Entrepreneur Support Team seeks to make Jefferson City the "Entrepreneur Capital of Mid Missouri" | Working Across Generations _ Tuesday Topic set for February 14 | Chamber Connections | Bones Restaurant | Philips & Company | Leadership Jefferson City 2012 bnegins with getting to know you session | Over 60 attend monthly hHPe meeting | New Chamber Ambassadors appointed to serve two year term |

Chamber Today, December 2011

New Chamber board members to take office in January | From the Chamber Chair A few of My Favorite Things | Members invited to appreciation reception for 2011 Chair Wear-Enloe | Awards to be presented at Chamber Gala Jan. 27, 2012 | Meet Chamber Board Member Ken Hussey | hYPe names new board members; recaps successful year | Local job numbers paint picture of growth | What is a job worth to a cummunity | Holiday Spending increase indicates improved consumer sentiment | Leadership Jefferson City 2012 Class announced | Congratulations to 2012 small business academy class | LJC Alumni a chamber connections | Members Making connections | Chamber Prayer Breakfast Gives Community Opportunity to give thanks

Chamber Today, November 2011

Chamber's Prayer Breakfast is 32 year tradition | Board retreat examins Transformation funding, announces new officers | From the Chamber Chair What I learned from Grandma | First ever Mid-Mo YP Summit is a huge success | Meet Chamber Board Member Janet Weckenborg | Annual Gala set | Leadership Jefferson City 2012 applications now available | Partners in Eduction News | Lewis & Clark Middle School hosts an 8th grade career fair | Small business owners hear about Health Care Reform | Economic Development News & Views | Despite rough decade, Chamber aims for growth | Chamber's focus on existing business pays dividends | Members Making Connections | hYPe accepting applications for 2012 leadership positions | hYPe members attend Debate Watch Event for presidential primary candidates

Chamber Today, October 2011

Chamber economic development | Local banks to boost Old Town lending | A conversation about economic development | Customized training funds assist local companies | From the Chamber Chair | The Small Business Academy begins | Thomas Jefferson Middle School hosts a career fair | Partners in Education committee holds orientation for participants | Leadership Jefferson City Alumni | Chamber promotes area business and services at Business Showcase | Membership Meeting features updates from members and Chamber

Chamber Today, September 2011

Contents: What the Media Didn’t Tell You | U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill visits with Chamber, community leaders | Chamber Economic Development team hosts “Explore the Core” Tour | Existing businesses are best source of job growth | Employees nominated for outstanding customer service | Meet Steve Houser, 2011 Chamber Board Member | hYPE attracts new members with various programs, activities | Partners in Education program kicks off the 2011-2012 school year | Join these participating businesses in the Partners in Education program: | “Tuesday Topic” seminars benefi t small businesses | Membership Drive teams meet goal with 77 new members - rewarded with Cardinals trip

Chamber Today, August 2011

Action Teams preview Transformation recommendations | Partners in Education program kicks off the 2011-2012 school year | Chamber travels to China in 2012 | Young Professionals enjoy “Lunch with Leaders” event | Small Business of Year to be announced nominations due August 12 | Top employees to be recognized with “Exceptional Employee Award” | Meet Darryl Winegar, 2011 Chamber Board Member | Festival promotes arts and its role in community quality of life | “Tuesday Topic” seminars benefit small businesses | Small Business Academy applications due August 17

Chamber Today July 13, 2011

Chamber reaches out to future workforce with Internship Initiative Program | Board supports half-cent sales tax extension | Kersting accepts position in Las Vegas, Nevada | Is Good Enough Really Good Enough? | Meet Linda McAnany, 2011 Chamber Board Member | hYPe volunteers at Thursday Night Live! | Small Business Academy applications due August 17 | Join these exhibitors at Business Showcase

Chamber Today June 2011

Headlines: Reclaiming Wears Creek and the riverfront – the timing is right, Intern Initiative Program kicks off with orientation, From the Chamber Chair, Partners in Education banquet honored students and school / business partnerships, Chamber hosted Tuesday Topic “People Power", Leadership Jefferson City 2011 Graduates Announced, Leadership Jefferson City Sessions

Chamber Today May 2011

Headlines: Leveraging Lincoln University for community growth, Downtown has lofty ambitions, From the Chamber Chair - Dazed, but Not Confused, Chamber presents local transportation priorities to MoDOT Commission, hYPe competes in Buck-a-Bone BBQ raises money for Special Learning Center, Meet Jane Haslag – Chamber Board member, Chamber Board hears presentation on JCPS high school options at spring retreat, Membership Meeting gives members opportunity to take the spotlight

Chamber Today April 2011

Headlines: Lifesong for Growth & Wellness named Small Business Plan Competition winner, Community Leaders to Visit Little Rock, “Timing” is crucial to creating strategic plan, Business Growth Action Team Update, Retail Attraction Action Team Update, From the Chamber Chair Learning from Others, MoDOT Reception and Presentation May 3, Meet Brent VanConia, Chamber Board Member

Chamber Today March 2011

Headlines: Community involvement in Transformation plan exceeds expectations – enthusiasm is high, Old Town Redevelopment Action Team, MSP Redevelopment Action Team, Small Business and Entrepreneur Forum scheduled for March 31 designed for emerging and evolving businesses, From the Chamber Chair Progress is what we want, Chamber’s Employee Recognition Program serves lunch to local employees, Computer Professions on Demand (CPoD) offers unique opportunity to local high school students, Meet Lance Stegeman Chamber Board Member, Young Professionals learn about Lincoln University and downtown development at recent meetings, Second Annual Small Business Plan Competition winner to be announced March 31, Chamber membership meeting April 29 promotes members

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