Greater Springfield Partnership to host
Mid-America Economic Development Council’s
2022 Best Practices Conference - “Vibrancy Matters!”

July 13-15, 2022, Springfield, Ohio

Big or small, vibrancy matters! More than 200 Economic and Workforce Development professionals from across Ohio and the 12 other Midwestern states will spend several days in Springfield in July! Conference-goers will learn how Springfield and Clark County are leveraging its assets to create vibrancy and sustainable economic growth. Attendees will not only learn from the presenters and each other but will leave with actionable ideas to build upon their own community’s assets. Along with educational sessions, there will be interesting, unique tours, and multiple opportunities for networking around downtown. This will be a great showcase of our great community to a national audience!
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Thursday, June 23
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
National Road Commons

CommonsFest is a celebration of everything "local" - business exhibitors, artisans, market vendors, food trucks, live music from The American Landscape and Mother Stewart's beer garden. Swag, games, passport prizes and more.
Free and open to the public!

We still have limited openings for vendors and exhibitors to join us.
We're expecting 1,000+ attendees at this year's event.

Booth Space Options (10' x 10' space with table and chairs)
$300 for Businesses
$150 for Non-Profits
$50 for Artisans & Makers

If you'd like to reserve a booth space, please reach out to Kelcie at
Thursday, June 9th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join historian Kevin Rose as he “Beats the Block” around the downtown core, sharing fascinating stories about the nine buildings that survived Urban Renewal. He will also discuss the Turner Foundation’s ongoing efforts to restore and reuse three of these historic landmarks.

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks included.
Member Fee: $20 Early Bird, $25 Day of Event

Tiered investors Silver and up, may use their free tickets for this event.
Contact Ellen at [email protected] to take advantage of your discounts!

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
Member Fee: $20 Early Bird, $25 Day of Event
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From The Hub
Annual, new celebrations upcoming for Juneteenth
The Gammon House has long been a historical treasure in Springfield, with the home serving as a stop for people seeking freedom along the Underground Railroad. 

The Gammon House holds a significant place in the history of Springfield and Clark County as one of only three Underground Railroad stations still in existence in Ohio that were owned and operated by a black family.

Annually, The Gammon House - at 620 Piqua Place - is the location of Springfield's Juneteenth and Fathersfest celebrations, along with the George & Sarah Gammon Annual 5K Run/Walk for Freedom.