Update – February 2020

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CHAMBER REBRANDS - Website, Weekly Emails


- Creates Public Policy Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE 4Maxwell LIVE2LEAD Rebroadcast 4Powerful People Skills Seminars 4Leadership Springfield Application

February 2020 | Volume V | No. 1



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IN THIS ISSUE 6 Spring Job Fair Prime Recruitment Opportunity


Maxwell LIVE2LEAD Rebroadcast - Feb. 27


Application for Leadership Springfield Class of 2021 Now Available


Constant Contact Email Marketing Special Offer for Chamber Members


Chamber Celebrates Accomplishments and Volunteers at Annual Gala

State of the City To Be Presented May 13




Message From The CEO


Chamber Rebrands Website & Weekly Emails, Public Policy Newsletter Added


Powerful People Skills Seminar Series in Partnership With Dale Carnegie

Recreational Cannabis Employment Law Seminar The Chamber held a seminar in December on the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act that took effect on January 1, 2020. Topics discussed were an overview of the Act, important issues for employers, best practices, and industry specific impacts.


Tiered Investors


Ribbon Cuttings


Welcome To Our New Members



Category Listings

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A | Springfield, Illinois 62701 217.525.1173 | www.gscc.org UPDATE (USPS 0703 630) is published six times a year by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A, Springfield, IL 62701. Periodical postage paid at Springfield, IL. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to UPDATE, 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A, Springfield, IL 62701.





Often it is because we don’t have an achievable plan, or we don’t engage the most effective resources to complete the job – in this case the resolution. As the calendar turns to a new year, we are offering several opportunities to help you reach your personal, professional, and organizational goals in 2020. I encourage you to consider these three:

Chris Hembrough President and CEO It is a new year and no matter who you are, a new year is always filled with hope and promise, and new resolutions. We promise to do all kinds of things both personally and professionally. We promise to eat healthier, exercise more, stop procrastinating, manage our time better, build significant relationships, spend more time with family, become a better leader, engage more at the office, get out of debt, and/or to save more money. Did you know 35 percent of us who make New Year’s resolutions break them by the end of January (by the time you are reading this article)? And only 23 percent of those who make a resolution will see it through to completion (source: FranklinCovey). Are you part of the 77 percent who make resolutions only to get off track before you ever really get started?

LIVE2LEAD: On February 27, The Chamber, and Presenting Sponsor, PNC Bank, will host a rebroadcast of The John Maxwell Company LIVE2LEAD leadership event. As a business owner and organizational leader for over 25 years, I’ve found this half-day leadership development experience to be among the best of the best. You will find it to be challenging, encouraging, and motivating, while at the same time providing a wealth of real-life insights applicable to your everyday life and leadership experiences. I hope you’ll join me, our Partner Sponsor, TROXELL/Auto Owners Insurance, and other community leaders for this “can’t miss” opportunity. See page 8 for all the details.

to Improve Culture; Creating a Culture of Cooperation and Collaboration; and Goal Achievement & Sharing the Glory. Each session will stand on its own, or you can attend all three at a discounted rate. All the details can be found on page 18.

ENHANCED BENEFITS THROUGH TIERED INVESTMENT: Is one of your resolutions to gain greater exposure, recognition, and visibility for your organization? You may want to consider one of our tiered investment levels, a new opportunity offered to Chamber members. Depending on the level, investors receive various enhanced benefits, including significant opportunities for exposure and visibility. For additional information visit our website or contact me directly.

As always, we are grateful for our partnership and the privilege to serve you and your business. Thank you for your investment in membership, the work of The Chamber, and the community at-large.

POWERFUL PEOPLE SKILLS SEMINAR SERIES: We will offer a three-part leadership and professional development series this spring, covering the following topics: Building Employee Engagement

Chamber Four Core Functions Advocacy

As the voice of business, we support legislative policies and practices conducive for a thriving business community and local economy, and oppose those that are not.

Business Resources & Support

We connect local businesses to resources that reduce barriers to growth and expansion.

Leadership & Professional Development

We offer opportunities for professional growth and leadership development to members and their employees.

Visibility & Connections That Matter

We provide marketing, programming and relationship-building opportunities to help members make strategic connections.





2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee Roger Austin........................................... Chair Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Hon. Raylene Grischow...................Chair-Elect Circuit Court Judge Brady Smith.................................1st Vice Chair Zara’s Collision Center

Leadership Level

HSHS Medical Group Foundation Level

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.

Lori Milosevich.................Secretary/Treasurer Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden Jennifer Gill....................Immediate Past Chair Springfield Public School District 186

At-Large Directors Jennifer Boyer........................Springfield Clinic, LLP Mylas Copeland...................................... Green Toyota Volkswagen Audi

Visionary Level

Tyler Cormeny................................... O’Shea Builders

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Express Employment Professionals Springfield Clinic

Dr. Ruby Davis.......................Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc.

Premier Level

Anna Evans.........................Memorial Health System

U.S. Bank

Dr. Susan J. Koch.......................University of Illinois Springfield

Catalyst Level

Mike Murphy ............... Illinois State Representative 99th District

Bank of Springfield PNC Bank

Mark Donovan............................................................INB Michelle Eccles........ The Horace Mann Companies

Sharon Riechers..................................................BUNN Adam Solomon.........................Solomon Colors, Inc.

Executive Level

John Staff...................................................Staff Carpet

BUNN Carrollton Bank CEFCU Security Bank, s.b. Warren-Boynton State Bank

Sara Wojcicki Jimenez ..........HSHS Central Illinois Division

Tiered Investors receive recognition and enhanced benefits for an additional investment. To learn more, contact Chris Hembrough at (217) 525-1173 x205 or chembrough@gscc.org.

Appointed Members Jennifer Call....................................................TROXELL Kayla Edwards ........................Express Employment Professionals Josh Flanders........Buzz Bomb Brewing Company

GSCC STAFF Chris Hembrough................... ...President and CEO Lisa Schafer................Vice President - Operations

Chamber Mission: Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf.

David Earhart..................Vice President - Member Services Bri Coons.....................................Director of Events Teri Hill........................Advertising Representative Tom Owen...................Membership Representative Heather Woomer..........................Events Assistant



SPRING JOB FAIR PRIME RECRUITMENT OPPORTUNITY The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Title Sponsor Express Employment Professionals are offering employers an opportunity to seek out quality candidates for openings in their businesses or organizations. The Greater Springfield Job Fair will be held Thursday, April 9 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event is promoted via print, radio and social media extensively to bring quality candidates in front of employers. Hundreds of job seekers of all ages, including high school students, college students, professionals, and newcomers to the area attend the Chamber job fairs each year. Companies frequently report high satisfaction with their results from Chamber job fair events, including strengthening their talent pool and/or hiring new employees. Members registering by March 20 can secure a booth for $150. The booth fee increases to $175 after that date. Register online at www.gscc.org/events. For more information, contact Heather Woomer at hwoomer@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 ext. 201.

Title Sponsor

“The Chamber’s job fair was a good experience at a great venue. Quantity of applicants was good, and I left with six potential candidates.” Missy Schroeder, CSC Global, commenting on her experience at the 2019 Chamber Job Fair CHAMBER JOB BOARD The Job Board is another recruitment resource for members to find qualified candidates. It’s free to members and easy to manage. Just log into The Chamber’s Member Information Center (MIC) and post your open position(s). Once Chamber staff approve the listing, your job post will appear on The Chamber’s website. It will also post to The Chamber’s Facebook page.

Please call Jeff Holt today at




Welcome To Our New Members


November and December 2019 The Bridge Care Suites


Britton Properties

3720 Hollis Drive (217) 993-4179

Carpet Weaver’s The ColorBar Comfort Suites Springfield Commander Machining Company Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Kristy Allen) Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Roger Austin)


Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Alex Block)

3115 Atlanta St. (217) 670-2103

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Christina Crites) Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Roger Driskell) Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Jeff Large) Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Daniel Meckes)


Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Chris Stritzel)

3001 W. White Oaks Dr. Suite G (309) 670-0500

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Charles Taylor) Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Richard Thuma) Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. (Kristin Timmons) Ehrhardt Hospitality Elite Mobile Medics EP!C Express Employment Professionals (Don Adams) Express Employment Professionals (J.T. Britton) Express Employment Professionals (Zachery Britton) Express Employment Professionals (Kirk Considine) Express Employment Professionals (Justin Cox) Express Employment Professionals (Greg Crocher) Express Employment Professionals (Kayla Edwards) Express Employment Professionals (Gordon Fidler)

New Members continued Express Employment Professionals (Lea Jackson) Express Employment Professionals (Joe Lockman) Express Employment Professionals (Deidra Lytle) Express Employment Professionals (Susan O’Donnell)

David A. Leinberger Lochmueller Group Memorial Health System (Anna Evans) MVP Law James R. Potter Law Offices Residence Inn By Marriott Roots Latin Grill

Express Employment Professionals (Erin Sommer)

Salsa 29 Productions

Express Employment Professionals (Michael Thomas)

TMI-ASG (Thermal Mechanics Inc. Aftermarket Solutions Group)

Flat Branch Home Loans


Golden Bridges, Inc. Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach




The Chamber, in partnership with Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank, will host the rebroadcast of the 2019 John Maxwell Company LIVE2LEAD leadership event. We encourage members to join us for this half-day leadership development experience that offers practical tools and takeaways from world-class leadership experts! The rebroadcast features John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach and speaker; Marcus Buckingham, global researcher and thought leader; Angela Ahrendts, former Senior Vice President of Retail for Apple, Inc.; Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur; Chris Hogan, the leading voice on building wealth and retirement. LIVE2LEAD will take place Thursday, February 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Dove Conference Center at Prairie Heart Institute (a hot breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m.) Cost to attend is $64 per person after February 14 ($49 on or before). For more information, contact Heather Woomer at (217) 525-1173 ext. 201 or hwoomer@gscc.org. Thanks to TROXELL/Auto Owners Insurance for serving as Partner Sponsors for the event.

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CHAMBER REBRANDS WEBSITE & WEEKLY EMAILS PUBLIC POLICY NEWSLETTER ADDED As a leader for the business community, The Chamber strives to stay up to date with technology and find better, more effective ways to communicate with its members. So recently, the Chamber’s website and its electronic newsletter received new, refreshing looks. To enhance its member advocacy initiatives, The Chamber also created a Public Policy Newsletter.

WEBSITE The Chamber’s website, www.gscc.org features upgraded graphics that allow for a consistent look and feel throughout the site. This technology provides display and functionality enhancements on all devices, including phones and tablets. The SEO, or search engine optimization, is also improved using best industry practices. This means members get higherranking exposure on search sights like Google.

WEEKLY EMAILS This past fall, a project team of the Leadership Springfield class was charged with redesigning The Chamber’s electronic newsletter. They conducted research, including asking members to provide feedback in a poll. As a result, the Brief was launched on Wednesday, January 8 and added some new features while retaining popular sections: • President Chris Hembrough greets members via video, filling them in on upcoming events, important advocacy issues, and key ways members can utilize their Chamber investment. Look for Chris on most weekly editions. • Members indicated they like to be informed about upcoming events, so these have been moved to a higher level within the email. • Member News articles are posted and linked to www.gscc.org so members get visibility more quickly and for a longer timeframe. In the Brief, we give you a snapshot of which members are posting and a direct link to the Member News page of www.gscc.org. This feature also posts member news automatically to our Facebook page. • A new section called “This Week’s Highlights” provides brief headlines members can scan and, if interested, find more detail on www.gscc.org. • Overall, the look is designed to be more visually pleasing and easy to navigate.

PUBLIC POLICY NEWSLETTER The Chamber began sharing public policy updates with members in early January. The newsletter covers federal, state, and local updates, as well as bid opportunities from the City of Springfield. Members will receive these updates regularly via email as relevant information is available. If you haven’t seen this in your email, go to the Chamber’s advocacy page at www.gscc.org/chamber-advocacy-updates to view past communications.

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REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Make sure your business is listed in the categories that fit your products and services. Categories can be added for only $25 per year per listing. Questions? Please contact Teri Hill at (217) 525-1173 x208 or at thill@gscc.org.


To locate a member in any of these categories, please visit our Business Directory at www.gscc.org.


Apartments Asphalt Paving Contractors Building / Construction Materials - Retail or Wholesale Buildings - Metal Commercial Construction Concrete Contractors Highway & Heavy Construction Contractors Contractors - Pre-Engineered Commercial Buildings Counter Tops Crane Services Custom Cabinets Doors - Sales & Service (Commercial) Doors - Sales & Service (Residential) Electrical Contractors/Electricians Excavating Contractors Fencing - Residential or Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems Floor Coverings Garage Builders

Generator Installation or Maintenance Home Improvements / Handyman Services Kitchens or Bathrooms - Designing, Planning or Remodeling Masonry & Landscaping Building Materials Masonry Contractors Real Estate - Appraisers Real Estate - Commercial Sales or Leasing Real Estate - Developers Real Estate - Lease or Rental Properties (Residential) Real Estate - Property Management Real Estate - Relocation Specialists Real Estate - Residential Sales Remodeling Residential and Business Relocation - Right of Way Residential Construction Roofing Contractors Siding & Windows Contractors Temporary Contractors Windows & Doors - Sales & Service

Member Information Center (MIC) Exclusive online marketing tool

Members have their own web page on the Chamber’s website where they can: • • • • •

Submit News Releases, Events, Job Openings and Hot Deals Add links to member social media Include business description, website & map link Update member profile and representative info Access business resources

Experts believe a unique advantage of being a member is how your listing on The Chamber’s website positively impacts your Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Login at www.gscc.org. To obtain login credentials, click the link on the login page or call The Chamber at (217) 525-1173.



APPLICATION FOR LEADERSHIP SPRINGFIELD CLASS OF 2021 NOW AVAILABLE Leadership Springfield (LS) is the premier leadership training program in the Capitol City. During a 14 week series of half day programs, participants gain leadership skills and in-depth exposure to critical issues affecting the Springfield area. Participants interact with community leaders and decision makers who share diverse perspectives on significant accomplishments and opportunities within the Springfield community. Leadership Springfield is a program that aims to develop, strengthen and equip local professionals to benefit the Springfield area. Interactive professional development is a cornerstone of the program. Curriculum topics for the program typically include Leadership Development, Education, Healthcare, Public Safety, Government, Strategic Planning, Team Building, Technology & Innovation, and Tourism.

The application for the Class of 2021 (beginning September 2020) is now available on The Chamber’s website in the Leadership Springfield area under the Member Services menu. When clicking on the link to the online application, individuals will be prompted to create login credentials. This allows the applicant to access the application, save their progress and log out in order to return to either make edits or complete it. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2020. They will be reviewed in July and applicants will be notified of their selection status later that month. For more information about Leadership Springfield, visit www.gscc.org/leadershipspringfield or contact David Earhart at (217) 525-1173 ext. 215 or dearhart@gscc.org.

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CHAMBER CELEBRATES ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND VOLUNTEERS AT ANNUAL GALA At its 151st Annual Gala, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce celebrated the successes of 2019 and revealed crucial priorities in 2020. As part of the celebration, The Chamber recognized those who have helped enhance its organization and lead the business community. The Class of 2020 Leadership Springfield graduates were also recognized at the event. Three awards were given to Chamber leaders who went above and beyond their positions to help enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf.

• Ambassador of the Year Award – presented to Jeff

In addition to the sponsors below, The Chamber would like to thank the following: CDS Office Technologies / Color World of Printing as print sponsor; Cooper’s Hawk Winery Restaurants as wine sponsor; Best Expo, Inc. as stage decoration sponsor, and ContentWorks LLC as graphic design sponsor.

Thank You to our Annual Gala Sponsors!

Dillman, MASCO Packaging & Industrial Supply. The Chamber’s Ambassadors Committee is comprised of local Chamber member professionals that advocate on behalf of The Chamber in a variety of ways, including member contacts, identifying member leads, and attending events such as ribbon cuttings, Business After Hours and committee meetings. A point system is utilized to recognize the accomplishments of its members, and the Award recognizes the hard work and dedication of the individual that earned the most points for the various responsibilities of an Ambassador.

Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsors

• President’s Award – presented to Mike Turley,

ContentWorks, for his commitment to his work on the Small Business Awards Committee and the Chamber’s Annual Gala. Mike has given countless hours to both programs, lending his wealth of experience and knowledge in graphic design and content creation that makes these programs two of The Chamber’s signature events.

• Chairman’s Award - presented to the Honorable Mike

Murphy, Illinois State Representative, 99th District, to recognize his outstanding dedication, commitment and loyalty to the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Sangamon County business community. He has served as an active member of our Board of Directors for several years and a member of The Chamber’s former Government Relations Council. Murphy has and continues to be a determined and tireless advocate for the business community and the education community. He has also provided real insight and wisdom to the development of The Chamber’s annual Policy Agenda.


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Local leaders will gather Wednesday, May 13 for a City of Springfield status report at the Chamber’s annual State of the City Luncheon. Mayor Jim Langfelder will review accomplishments and challenges from the past year and outline future priorities. Presented by the Commercial Real Estate Network of the Capital Area REALTORS, the event will be held at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton, beginning promptly at 11:30 a.m. Tickets purchased

Premier Sponsors

on or before Friday, April 24 are $35. After the 24th the fee increases to $45. Table sponsorships, which include 10 seats and your company’s name printed in the program, are available for $500. Register for the luncheon at www.gscc.org or contact Heather Woomer at 217.525.1173 ext. 201 or hwoomer@gscc.org.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - A DoubleTree by Hilton 701 E. Adams St. 11:30 a.m.

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The Chamber and Dale Carnegie Training are partnering to offer members “Powerful People Skills”, a 3-part series of leadership development seminars. Steve Garland will present this series. All seminars will be held at Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (2401 W. Monroe St.) from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Subway, will be included (available starting at 11:00 a.m.). Members can register for any seminar for $49 per person per seminar. The registration fee for all three is $120. Register online at www.gscc.org. Seminar 1 Building Employee Engagement to Improve Culture Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Seminar 2 Creating a Culture of Cooperation and Collaboration Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Seminar 3 Goal Achievement & Sharing the Glory Tuesday, May 19, 2020

This seminar will focus on the importance of culture, the emotional components of effective employee engagement, and the essential competencies.

Join us as we discuss principles of gaining cooperation. Not only do these principles help win people to our way of thinking, they tap into the energy and intelligence of the team, encouraging innovation, cooperation, and bottom-line results.

We will discuss the fundamental mindsets, principles and strategies for achieving goals and how to best share the glory for goal achievement. Sharing the glory is a powerful motivator that reinforces and rewards the most important outcomes people create for our organizations.

*All sessions include applications for those involved in sales.

“Steve and The Chamber did a wonderful job with this event. The room was comfortable, course material was clear and concise, and networking opportunities were plentiful. I found great value in attending.” Jami Bonitz, State House Inn, commenting on her experience at a 2019 Powerful People Skills Seminar





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The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. are entering their seventh year of the Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program. Through this program, the young talents of our city take part in great learning opportunities for brighter futures within our community.

Currently seeking student referrals Visit www.growourown.net for details