Enhancing School and Business Connections
As part of the Expand2024 Economic and Workforce Development initiative, the Partnership has launched a suite of programs and activities branded as “Magnify.” These include a series of 20 videos highlighting the 16 nationally recognized career clusters, internships and experiences with employers, and Career TV. Career TV allows the Partnership to deliver video content to each Clark County High School remotely from our office. Examples of information to be shared include career videos, internships, job fairs, business experiences, and career-related content provided by the High Schools. Through the generous support of our investors, the Partnership has provided every high school in Clark County with a 50” TV and a digital media player to deliver content. 
Chamber News+Events
Join us May 19th at 9:00 AM for New Member Orientation. Meet the Partnership staff our our new members via Zoom.
This is a FREE virtual event and requires advanced registration
May 12th, 11:30 AM to 12:15PM 

This third free virtual meeting will be focused on apprenticeships, including a panelist from Greater Ohio Workforce Board who is able to walk companies through the steps of establishing apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are employer driven and have shown upwards of a 90% retention rate. 
May is Open Enrollment and now is the time to make sure that Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio is your managed care organization (MCO) for workers’ compensation. Sedgwick MCO (formerly CareWorks of Ohio MCO) is the Greater Springfield Partnership’s trusted partner. Sedgwick MCO helps our members navigate the workers’ compensation claims process, help employees recover and return to work, and control costs.

Your MCO plays a vital role in your ability to control claim costs, care for injured employees, and preserve options for premium savings. MCOs are involved in every claim to organize the medical treatment, facilitate return-to-work, and process medical bills. Sedgwick is Ohio’s largest workers’ compensation MCO, serving over 114,000 employers*.

If you already use Sedgwick MCO, no action is required on your part to maintain this important resource. But if not, CLICK HERE to enroll and learn more about Sedgwick MCO and the importance of the MCO role to your organization and your employees. You can also contact Amy Frey at Sedgwick MCO at 513.383.0263 or by email at [email protected].
Member News+Events
Second Harvest Food Bank, CCL which serves Clark, Champaign, and Logan counties has experienced an incredible increase in families experiencing food insecurity due to the pandemic. While many families are experiencing unemployment, child and elder care issues, and healthcare issues impacting their ability to return to the workplace, others have experienced living in poverty for some time. All our local families need nutritious food to get through this pandemic and out the other side even stronger.
We have been very fortunate to have the National Guard serving with us since the beginning of the pandemic. The National Guard has performed all our mobile drive-thru distributions in all three counties, and we anticipate them serving with us through September 2021. As SHFB,CCL moves into another phase of "getting back to normal", we will be transitioning our National Guard members into our warehouse to perform the heavy lifting, sorting, and packing of food. At the same time, we are reaching out to local Clark County businesses, churches, and organizations to partner with us to serve in our outdoor, contactless drive-thru food distribution occurring at the Second Harvest Food Bank, Clark State Community College, Davey Moore Park, New Carlisle Community Gardens, and South Vienna Middle School.
We are looking for groups that can serve one time a month for two hours. We provide all PPE and orientation at each distribution, so your team is ready to serve.
If your business team or local group could join us, please reach out to Melena Prasertsak, Office/Volunteer Manager at (937) 325-8751, ext. 101 or our AmeriCorps VISTA, Volunteer Engagement Assistant, Terri Pyles at (937) 621-3337 for further details. We appreciate your partnership and your compassion for local families struggling with food insecurity.
Greater Springfield Discovery Pass: Sip.Shop.Dine.
Visit Greater Springfield invites you to participate in the ultimate shop-local pass - with prizes delivered by us! Here you can find participating restaurants and retailers, redeem discounts, and enter to win one of over two-dozen prizes available for pickup at Champion City Guide + Supply.

Win a free pair of pint glasses when you check-in at 15 locations (no purchase necessary). Visit additional locations and become eligible to win more prizes. These prizes range from additional free merchandise and local gift cards, to a 65” TV and excursion packages valued at $300.

Just signup and your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy, one-tap access.

Register today from your mobile device at: discover.greaterspringfield.com
From The Hub
Springfield named among top 5 hot housing markets in the U.S.
When it comes to the national housing market Springfield isn’t just hot – it’s on fire.

Coming in at No. 5 on USA Today’s top 20 U.S. housing markets, homes in Clark County are averaging 3.7 views, are on the market for an average of 26 days and are maintaining a median home price of $145,000.