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1. 2015 Economic Impact Awards Lifetime Achievement in Business: Johnny Morris

2. Johnny Morris honored alongside Economic Impact winners

3. Business Spotlight: Damaged, not Destroyed

4. McDonald's promotions, new menu items fail to jolt U.S. sales

5. 417 Magazine launching business publication

6. Study finds OKC, Tulsa roads among worst in U.S.

7. Putin fires 110,000 officials

8. AT&T clears final hurdle to close DirecTV acquisition

9. Mizzou law professor to run for attorney general

10. Aviary Cafe opens south-side event space



home : archives : archives July 27, 2015

Opinion: Community-building not a spectator sport
Jim Anderson gives his thoughts on the annual Economic Impact Awards event.
Monday, July 27, 2015
2015 Economic Impact Awards 30+ Years in Operation Finalist: Ollis & Co.
Ollis & Co. was founded in 1885 to serve the insurance needs of Springfield businesses, farmers and homeowners. As it celebrates 130 years in operation, Ollis & Co. continues to assess risk and offer insurance, updated for the 21st Century.
Monday, July 27, 2015
2015 Economic Impact Awards 30+ Years in Operation Finalist: CoxHealth
For CoxHealth, it’s an exciting time to be in the health care industry.
Monday, July 27, 2015
2015 Economic Impact Awards 30+ Years in Operation Winner: Citizens Memorial Healthcare
Citizens Memorial Healthcare continually strives to exemplify the “care” portion of its name. This was proven in October 2014, when Bolivar-based CMH stepped in to provide health care for Osceola’s residents upon the close of Sac-Osage Hospital.
Monday, July 27, 2015
2015 Economic Impact Awards 16-29 Years in Operation Finalist: Layer 3 Technology
In 1999, Layer 3 Technology started as a one-person business in a basement instead of the proverbial garage. Layer 3 now has 18 employees and revenue that’s grown 15 to 20 percent most years during the past decade.
Monday, July 27, 2015
2015 Economic Impact Awards 16-29 Years in Operation Finalist: JMark Business Solutions Inc.
JMark Business Solutions Inc. may be known for its technological services, but its expertise isn’t its only secret to success.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Square files for IPO
Square, the mobile payments startup created by Twitter interim CEO Jack Dorsey, has filed confidentially for an initial public offering, reports Fox Business.
Monday, July 27, 2015
China eliminates all restrictions on gaming consoles
Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will now be able to manufacture and sell video game consoles in China without any restrictions.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Businesses pledge to help meet Obama's climate goals
Officials with 13 major companies are scheduled to meet with the Obama administration at the White House today to launch the "American Business Act on Climate Pledge."
Monday, July 27, 2015
Teva to buy Allergan's generic drug unit for $40.5B
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has agreed to buy Allergan Plc's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion in a deal that would turn Teva into one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Dunkin' CEO: $15 min wage is 'outrageous'
Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) CEO Nigel Travis said Friday a recommendation made by New York state’s wage board that fast food workers be paid at least $15 an hour is "outrageous" and will do more harm than good.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Applebee's sells last corporate-owned restaurants
Kansas City-based Applebee's is now 100 percent franchisee-owned.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Dolly Parton opens new resort at Dollywood
Dolly Parton has formally opened the doors of the latest addition to her growing Dollywood theme park empire, the "DreamMore" resort, which offers fans of the existing theme and water parks a Dolly-themed place to stay.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Senate resurrection of Export-Import Bank goes to House
In a rare and fiery weekend session, the Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat and setting up a showdown this week with House leaders divided over the credit agency.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Amazon sales easily top most optimistic estimates
Amazon shares spiked Thursday after the online retailer blew past quarterly earnings and revenue estimates, boosted by growth in the North American market and cloud computing segment.
Friday, July 24, 2015


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