What is the Greater Springfield Partnership?
The Greater Springfield Partnership is a not-for-profit, membership based organization dedicated to protect and improve the business climate and quality of life within Greater Springfield. The GSP is a partnership of over 700 businesses, and their 15,000+ employees.
Although the GSP works with public agencies, we are not part of the government.
The GSP's mission is to advance important economic development and workforce development opportunities, to promote ideas that will make our region more progressive, and to help our members grow by connecting them with each other and broader community.
What are the benefits of joining the GSP?
The Greater Springfield Partnership offers its members various learning opportunities through seminars and workshops, networking opportunities with peers, government officials and business leaders. Members receive timely, relevant information on a variety of business issues, and advocacy at the local/state and national levels. Businesses receive discounts on business services and programs for employees.
Where is the Greater Springfield Partnership located?
The Greater Springfield Partnership and its affiliates - the Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Community Improvement Corporation - have offices in the Commerce Pointe Building, located at 20 South Limestone Street (corner of Main Street and Limestone Street) – suite 100. Parking is available in the rear of the building.
Hours of operation are Mon-Thur, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and Friday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Can you give me information about starting a business?
We're always happy to hear about your new business idea, but would encourage you to contact the small business development center.
How do I find out if a business is a member of the GSP?
Access our online directory, and select the business by name or business category. You may also call us at 937-325-7621.
How do I register a complaint against a business?
The GSP is not a better business bureau; nor can we handle legal disputes. You may contact the Better Business Bureau of the Miami Valley (1-800-222-5825).
How can I receive visitor’s information in advance of my visit?
Springfield CVB - Once you arrive, you may want to stop by one of our visitor centers, or Champion City Guide + Supply to pickup a hard copy of our visitor guide.
Can we include the GSP logo on our website and printed materials?
Absolutely! You will find the brand logo available for download in the resources section of the website.
We are having a ribbon cutting – can the Partnership assist?
The GSPoffers ribbon cutting and ground breaking event assistance free of charge to members at the Silver level, and above. Bronze level members may pay an additional fee for this service. We also publicize your event in our newsletter. For more information call or email Camaren Sloan, (937) 325-7621.
If my employer is a member of the Partnership, does that make me a member?
Yes, as our memberships cover the entire business, inclusive of employees. In fact, there are benefits especially for employees. And, employees are always welcome to attend events, seminars and workshops. Let us know you want to be on the mail list by contacting Ellen Weaver (firstname.lastname@example.org).