Why we need to Advocate for our Community
By Mike McDorman, President & CEO
The Greater Springfield Partnership

I am a BIG believer in the importance of the advocacy work that Chambers of Commerce do on behalf of their business members and respective communities throughout Ohio. That is why I am participating on a committee formed by the Chambers of Commerce Executives of Ohio to help foster advocacy efforts for its members located across the state of Ohio through awareness, training, and engagement activities. The Springfield community has benefitted greatly from the advocacy work The Greater Springfield Partnership (GSP) is doing to help implement sound policy and priority funding strategies and continues to move forward because of our advocacy efforts.
Partnership News+Events
Special Webinar: US & Ohio Chamber's of Commerce
April 14, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
via ZOOM
Plan to join us for this special webinar featuring Kevin Courtois from the US Chamber of Commerce, and Kevin Shimp from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. The speakers will discuss state and national issues and will offer Q&A via the webinar chat box.

This virtual event is offered FREE OF CHARGE, but registration is required.
Did you hit DJ Chill's photo booth during our 2022 Annual Meeting? From the looks of this PHOTO GALLERY, those of you who did had a big time. Click below to see all the pics!
Clark County Career Fair
Thursday, April 21
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hollenbeck-Bayley Conference Center
275 South Limestone Street Springfield, OH
Exhibitor Cost: $100
Includes the following: 5 or 6-foot table, 2 chairs, Employer room with drinks/snacks, Extensive Advertising (general public, local colleges, local high schools)
Booth space is limited - contact Amy Donahoe to reserve yours!

Investor News+Events
The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives hosted a virtual webinar for our new grant opportunity. Faith-Based and Non-profit organizations will be able to apply for the grant from April 1, 2022, through April 15, 2022. We are providing a series of documents that illustrate the information we went through on   the virtual session along with the video link from the webinar. Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions.  
For the latest information about the GOFBCI go to www.faith-based.ohio.gov. Thank you for partnering with us. 
Webinar video link: 
Economic Development+Workforce
Clark County Employers:

Many of you are hearing about a new resource we are talking about (I may be screaming about this one, as I LOVE it!!) to help connect area students to YOU through the platform - YouScience.  Employers can register their companies making them more visible to students through the YouScience Employer Connection Portal. Here is the link to sign up.

How does it work?
Local employers enter company information and indicate the skills desired from potential employees. Using a proprietary algorithm that matches each individual's talents and skills, YouScience identifies individuals that are well suited to an employer’s needs. Qualified candidates are aligned to suitable employment opportunities in the Employer Connection Portal. Get registered today

Are you ready to find your future workforce? 
Registration will take you 3-5 minutes and it’s FREE! This is an incredible opportunity to fill your workforce pipeline! BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR COMPANY LOGO READY TO UPLOAD.

What is YouScience and why does it matter to local businesses?
YouScience is an aptitude-based career guidance tool being used at Clark County and Springfield City middle schools and high schools to help our local talent identify best-fit careers. Here is the video that highlights the YouScience Employer Connection Platform.

Thank you for being a great part of our community!
Our new Greater Springfield Travel Guide is headed to the printer and will be released soon. We have completely changed the concept and execution of the Guide to include:

  • A "Field Notes" style and size to make the Guide a more convenient resource when visitors are in-market
  • A more illustrative look which adds a different dynamic to the Guide
  • Improved "street level" mapping
  • QR codes to drive visitors to our digital content platforms

We will print 15,000 copies of the Guide to be distributed at our visitor experience center (Champion City Guide + Supply), local and Columbus-area hotels, regional attractions including Young's, and interstate travel information centers. Look for it soon!
From The Hub
Growth of IndieCraft music festival a driver for tourism, continued expansion
With the third IndieCraft just about two months away, the wider reach of the once one-night indie music and craft beer festival can be felt in the expanded venue space, the sought-after talent and the buzz both among the Greater Springfield community and people from other cities and states.