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Chamber promotes executive, brings on 2 more

Dori Grinder gains a VP role after nearly two years with the chamber.

Missouri is on a mission to become the next leader in innovation.

The governor highlights incoming jobs following a drop in August.

The acquisition appears ready to close later this month.

Despite the increase, the area has the lowest wages among the largest counties in Missouri.

The Queen City’s small-town culture can bring challenges for area startups, too.

Businesspeople and protesters react to the reform proposal after the first of several planned stops.

The five-county MSA’s civilian labor force rises by 1.7 percent.

The owners of Tinga Tacos are targeting an Oct. 1 opening at the former Brick Slice House downtown.

Economists from St. Louis and Kansas City described Springfield’s economy as sturdy.

Local colleges also report higher opening day enrollment figures.

Summer is gone, but about 50,000 college students in the Springfield area are here.

Eleven Springfield-area companies make the annual ranking of the fastest-growing U.S. private businesses.

A public-private financing plan is needed for a new office and housing unit renovations.

Christopher Gates moved to Springfield to open Luxury Pools of the Ozarks LLC; Kansas City-based WellSpring School of Allied Health added a Springfield site; and Penny Swearingin opened Highland Design Studio.

An estimated 53,000 people attend to view 451 classic cars.

Kraig Butrum takes over as the nonprofit’s chief development officer.

Canadian golfer Ben Silverman earns first place at the Springfield tournament.

Opposition to Greene County’s Kansas Expressway extension cites traffic and environmental flaws.

The Missouri State University Board of Governors yesterday approved two property purchases.

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