Just as banks experienced waves of applications this spring from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, the federal loan forgiveness process is starting to pick up speed of its own, according to banking officials.
Meridian Title Co. is making acquisitions to build firm to nearly 100 employees in two years.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking, community, government, health care, human resources and law.
Legacy Bank & Trust is building a four-story headquarters on the east side, where Meek’s Lumber Co. once operated.
The Springfield operation is slated to take on $225 million in assets through the deal.
A board member also trades stock in the company, according to federal filings.
The Greene County Commission approves $317,376 for small businesses.
The credit rating agency’s move follows a negative spring outlook for the outdoor retailer.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, audiovisual, banking, construction, education, human resources, manufacturing and transportation.
Rehabs coming for nearly 300 multifamily units for low- and moderate-income properties.
The nonprofit separately receives a $20,000 donation from The Mary Kay Foundation.
The increase comes despite a dip in sales from the manufacturer.
Christian Lewis is promoted within the banking system.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, aviation, banking and finance, broadcasting, education and real estate.
Auto service veterans choose Springfield for long-term investments in Blue Iguana.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful advice and cautionary tips about the importance of tracking cash flow for new or established businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Michael Smith and Chris Sawyer, COO and CEO of Next Level Solutions respectively, discuss how they keep their remote teams and offices in and out of country on the same page. Next Level Solutions was ranked #1 in the Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Dynamic Dozen.
John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares tips for entrepreneurs who are ready to seek funding. Some of her tips apply broadly; some target technology industry businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups, and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliott discusses common misconceptions about locating your business in a small town. She says that there are a lot of benefits that people may not consider.
Drawing on his own experience dynamically evolving his company and business model, Jim Meinsen discusses when and how you might need to draw on new technology. Jim and Debbie Meinsen are co-owners of TCI Graphics in Springfield.
John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.
Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, talks about the concepting that went behind the aesthetic of the business.
Caleb Scott, coach and co-owner of Queen City Insane Asylum football team, says he had to sacrifice early on to make sure his team had places to play. With the business climate at the time, it wasn't easy.