Luncheon event to be held Friday

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon, which was postponed on Feb. 21 due to inclement weather, will be held at the Barry County Museum on Highway 112 south of Cassville on Friday. The event, which will feature Jeff Seifried, of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, will begin at noon.

"The chamber luncheons provide an outlet to become educated on something that is going on in our community," said Mindi Artherton, Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. "In the case of our upcoming luncheon, attendees will learn more about the work of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, in particular with SREP (Springfield Regional Economic Partnership)."

Seifried will offer information on the partnership, which focuses on long-term regional economic development in a 10-county region that includes Barry County.

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Industrial Development Corporation and the City of Cassville as a regional SREP partner.

"At this partnership level, we have access to professional economic development staff support on community and economic development projects, as well as the opportunity to attend regional partnership meetings, city administrators and chamber executives roundtable discussions, benefit from activities of regional marketing, access to professional development staff and resources and receive an invitation to the annual Economic Outlook Conference," said Artherton.

SREP also represents local communities by working to grow the region though initiatives such as business attractions, existing industry support and legislative outreach.

Community members who attend the luncheon will enjoy a meal catered by Papa Vito's. The quarterly luncheon event will cost $8 per person.

For more information, call Artherton at 847-2814 or email her at

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