What Does the Term “ONWARD” Mean to You?
By Mike McDorman, President & CEO

At last week’s first Greater Springfield Partnership (GSP) board meeting of the year we all participated in an exercise regarding what the term “ONWARD” means to each of us. We did this as a way of looking back at all that was accomplished in the previous year and then turning the page to 2022 and pressing on.
Our collective organization is dedicated to building a vibrant community for our citizens, businesses and future generations. See the 8 pillars of our strategic plan below.
Partnership News+Events
2022 Greater Springfield Partnership Annual Meeting + Awards
Wednesday, February 23rd, 5:30 PM
Hollenbeck Bayley Center

Join us as we celebrate our annual business award winners and the presentation of the Richard L. Kuss Lifetime Community Achievement Award to Mr. Jim Lagos. 


Business of the Year: Springfield Masonic Community
Small Business of the Year: Fire & Marine
Restaurant/Retailer of the Year: Winan's Chocolates & Coffee
Minority-Owned Business of the Year: Kes Harris Trucking
Community Impact Award: Clark County Combined Health District
Big Dreamer Banner: Johnny Lytle

Your registration includes a selection of heavy hors d'oeuvres, (1) drink ticket and wine on tables. 

Registration is priced as follows: $75 single, $650 for a reserved table of (10). Seating is limited. 
The 2022 Annual Meeting is presented by Sedgwick.
If you enjoy your 5 cent Speedway gas pump rollback member benefit, we have some good news. You will not need to get a new card in 2022...just continue to re-load your existing card and you will continue to receive your 5 cent/gallon discount!
The deadline to enroll in our workers’ compensation group retrospective rating program is just around the corner! Make sure you choose our program administered by Sedgwick.

Enrollment paperwork was sent to you for our group retrospective rating program. The deadline to enroll in the program is quickly approaching. Sedgwick must receive your enrollment by Friday, January 21, 2022.

Sedgwick has saved Ohio employers participating in group rating more than $4 billion over the past ten years and Ohio employers participating in group retrospective rating have earned over $630 million in refunds since implementation in 2009.

For more information, contact our Sedgwick program manager, Julia Bowling, at [email protected] or 513-218-4062.
Investor News+Events
Economic Development+Workforce
From The Hub
Public Art to continue growing throughout Downtown Springfield and beyond
If you’ve wandered around Downtown Springfield lately, you might have noticed some new public art pieces that have popped up on building walls and planter boxes.

In the past few years public art has become more of a staple of the atmosphere of Downtown and throughout the city as a whole, and it continues to be at the forefront of plans moving forward.