Supporting the Arts

The Network held its final Living in SGF event for 2020 and the topic was all about how we can support the arts right now and in the future. 2020 has been a hard year for everyone, and one industry that has maybe seen some of the strongest impacts is the arts.

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Dreaming Big for the Sake of SGF

In the month of October, we’ve had the opportunity to provide an event each week, and this week we had the chance to hear from owner and founder of Hotel Vandivort, John McQueary, for our final CEO Series of 2020.

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Mentor Meet-Up: September & October

We tout that YPs have access to key leaders in Springfield, and one of the main ways that’s displayed is through mentor relationships. Members of The Network’s Leadership Council have the opportunity to be paired with a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board as a mentor for one year.

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Leading Through a Crisis

2020 has been a difficult year, mostly due to the pandemic, but with it also being an election year, the divisive spirit seems more alive than in the past. This can lead people to lose hope in leaders and feel uncertain about the future. The Network had the opportunity to see two of our state leaders display quite the opposite at our October edition of Access to the Issues.

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Virtual New to The Network: Round 2

This week, The Network held its second virtual edition of New to The Network, which is a new event as of 2020. New to The Network is intended to orient members of The Network on how to best utilize their membership and meet other new members.

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SGF YPs Learn How to Make a Difference

The Network was able to sit down with three non-profit leaders to discuss how to make a difference in the community during and after the pandemic. Although things don’t look as they always have, it is important to continue giving back to our community, and our non-profit leaders have led by example in that area.

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Networking is the New Normal

As we all navigate the changing times of networking and trying to continue growing our careers through the pandemic, many are asking what networking should look like, both now and in the future.

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September Spotlight: KPM CPAS & Advisors

Founded in 1966, KPM CPAs & Advisors (KPM) is committed to enhancing the lives of our clients, communities, and professionals. As one of the largest locally owned CPA and advisory firms in Southwest Missouri, our firm employs nearly 100 professionals and is a member of The Leading Edge Alliance, the third largest international association in the world.

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Mentor Meet-Up: July & August

We tout that YPs have access to key leaders in Springfield, and one of the main ways that’s displayed is through mentor relationships. Members of The Network’s Leadership Council have the opportunity to be paired with a member of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Board as a mentor for one year.

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Continuing The Network’s Access to Key Leaders

The Network is always looking for opportunities to connect Springfield young professionals to other YPs, as well as to key leaders in the community. One way to maintain that access is through our quarterly CEO Series – The Network chair interviews a local CEO, who shares about their background, lessons they have learned and more.

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