Jim Anderson

Comunity Foundation Of The Ozarks

Last month in Springfield, representatives of philanthropic, charitable, technological and governmental groups from around the country and here at home, gathered to share stories and ideas of how collaborative philanthropy has and can, transform communities.

“I would say collaboration means, bringing people together to achieve forward thinking, common good, and measureable outcomes,” says Jenna Manders, from The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

A program offered to area juniors and seniors lets them try out a career before they leave high school. KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

High school students in the Ozarks are getting a firsthand look at what it’s like to work in the field of healthcare through the GO CAPS program. 

They’re in the Medicine and Health Care Strand of GO CAPS, a program offered by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, which lets them test drive a career.

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Randy Hoops talks with Jim Anderson, former member of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and Jeff Seifried, Springfield City Council member, about how to meet the state's transportation needs after the failure of a transportation tax issue on the August ballot.

Amendment 7 would have imposed a 3/4 cent sales tax for transportation in Missouri, but 59% of voters decided against it. 

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

A former southwest Missouri resident and Springfield executive has been named president and CEO of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Longtime friends of the late John Q. Hammons offered fond memories Tuesday of the nationwide hotel developer and philanthropist. The memorial took place inside JQH Arena, one of several Springfield facilities he helped build. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

“When Webster defined the term entrepreneur-developer, he must have been dreaming about John Q. Hammons,” Kamfjord said.