Supporting Local This Summer
By Chris Schutte
Vice President of Destination Marketing + Communications
Greater Springfield Partnership
As we begin to emerge from our post-pandemic cocoons (fingers crossed!), it is more important than ever for us to support our local businesses, local events, and local organizations. The struggles of small businesses and restaurants during the time of COVID-19 have been well-documented, in heartbreaking detail. And just because the masks are off doesn’t mean that the challenges are over.
But wait…there is some good news! We all have an opportunity to pitch in and help just by doing things that are actually fun! 
Partnership News+Events
Join us August 16th at Reid Park Golf Club for the 2021 P. Dennis Sheehan Memorial Partnership Open!
Registration is currently open for all levels including Eagle Sponsors, Foursomes and Hole Sponsors.
Click the registration link below, or contact Camaren for more info: csloan@greaterspringfield,com
Member News+Events
Economic Development+Workforce
The Power of a Well-Trained Workforce:
A New Way of Thinking About Economic Development

The Greater Springfield Partnership has just announced a new workforce development program in partnership with nationally recognized community building expert Quint Studer and his team at Vibrant Community Partners (VCP).

Focusing on training and developing Springfield’s local business community accomplishes four big, overarching goals. One, it keeps the current businesses strong and healthy. Two, it develops talent, which attracts outside businesses and investment. Three, it helps start-ups and entrepreneurs get businesses off the ground. Four, it ultimately creates a thriving community.

Through a strong collaborative with Clark State College, FASTLANE, Minority Business Development (City of Springfield), OhioMeansJobs Clark County, private business coaches, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC Dayton), The Abilities Connection (TAC), Wittenberg University, and Young Professionals of Greater Springfield we will create a robust, cohesive, and well-coordinated offering to assist our business community.

We need your help as we work together to close the skills gap and determine the training that’s most wanted and needed by our business community. Please take a few minutes to complete our Business Survey.
From The Hub
Juneteenth celebration at the Gammon House returns for 2021
The Gammon House, located at 620 Piqua Place in Springfield, will welcome the return of the annual Juneteenth celebration on Sunday, June 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year’s free event will kick-off with a 5K Walk/Run for Freedom followed by the Annual FatherFest, resource fair, food trucks, music, and special historical exhibits.