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When it comes to starting a business, Springfield ranks third in the nation when compared to the 150 largest U.S. cities.

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A new pilot project will join local schools and businesses to offer high school students better experience in the real world.

This week, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors authorized the chamber’s management of the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS).

“Employers really are willing to teach employees what they need to know as long as they have those basis skill sets,” says Dial.

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

It’s safe to say that Dr. John Bentley has found a home in Springfield and a place in the area’s medical history archives.

His first stint in the Show-Me state came while pursuing his undergrad from the University of Missouri in the 1950s. That’s where he met his wife, Roseann. After serving four years in the Navy, the Philadelphia native completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, and then internal medicine training at the University of Wisconsin.

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Springfield Chamber administrator has been selected new executive director and CEO of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA).

The MCCA released a statement Friday indicating that Rob Dixon will assume his role as executive director of the organization on Jan. 19, 2015. He replaces Zora Mulligan, who served as MCCA executive director for four years and is now chief of staff for the University of Missouri System.

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With the busiest shopping weekend of the year set to begin, customers are reminded that there’s more than just Black Friday.

Small Business Saturday, trademarked by American Express, is a movement to bring attention to business in local areas.  This year, Small Business Saturday will occur on November 29.

Mick and Paige Whitcomb own the retail and art store Nomad in downtown Springfield. Mick Whitcomb believes the movement is effective in helping small businesses grow throughout the country.