Adviser Jordan Burns, second from left, represents Nixa Public Schools with students Reagan Gunter, Mark Meads, Ryan Knutson, Nicole Dixon and Carson Young at the June 29-July 2 Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. Young and Meads ranked 10th place nationally in the Introduction to Business Presentation category.
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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., meets with Springfield Mayor Ken McClure and other Queen City leaders ahead of City Council’s vote to join a county-level prescription drug monitoring program. “The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of our generation, and we need all hands on deck,” McCaskill said in a news release. “Mayor McClure is a strong partner in these efforts, and I look forward to working with him on this issue that is affecting so many families across Missouri.”
Photo provided by THE OFFICE OF SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL
Thane Kifer, CEO and chairman of Farmers State Bank and a Bolivar alderman, breaks ground June 30 on a 61-room Best Western Plus Vineyard Hotel and Suites in the city 30 miles northwest of Springfield. He’s joined by city, construction and development officials at The Vineyard, his mixed-use project near Southwest Baptist University. Kifer hired Springfield-based O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC to manage the hotel.
Roseann Bentley, the first woman elected to the Missouri State Senate and a former Greene County Commissioner, says she had support from many female friends who encouraged her to follow her dream. …
Evolving Movement - Find Your Pathway
Roseann Bentley, the first woman elected to the Missouri State Senate and a former Greene County Commissioner, says she's seen more opportunities for women in business since she began her career.
Winding it Down
Kenny Gott, a Certified Financial Planner with Piatchek & Associates and one of Springfield Business Journals Trusted Advisors for 2017, says you need to start planning early for retirement and put a succession plan in place.
Steve Wohnoutka, co-owner of Superior Rents, says finding the right opportunity to expand your business can be difficult. When an equipment company in Wichita, Kansas closed, it presented a suitable …
Bill Nesbitt, Owner of Nesbitt Construction, says he hadn’t originally planned for his son to succeed him as president of their company. Michael Nesbitt spent several years working his way into the …