Columnist Gary Wood: "COVID-19 presented challenges for everyone. For bankers, certified public accountants and other finance professionals across the nation, it put us on the front lines of economic recovery."
Editorial Vice President Eric Olson discusses the local banking industry with area executives.
Guaranty Bank's Stephanie Rutledge: "Banks shouldn’t expect a return to historical norms, not when the usefulness of digital simplifies life so significantly."
While the coronavirus pandemic tightly squeezed the U.S. economy last year in the employment and supply chains sectors, venture capital investing hit record highs.
Wise Built Custom Homes is wrapping up the Nixa residence.
The Compton Drive Wastewater Treatment Plant initiative now has nearly $10 million in committed funding.
The Missouri Housing Development Commission is partnering with nonprofits to distribute the federal money.
David and Larry O'Reilly disclose deals involving tens of thousands of shares.
As real estate transactions surge, Hogan Land Title ramps up its work behind the scenes.
Missouri posts ninth-lowest expenses nationwide during the first quarter.
The OTC Foundation and Springfield-Greene County Park Board are the top recipients.
Doug Marrs is retiring from the company after more than 25 years.
Over 1,000 jobs are generated by announced projects.
Americans change jobs a lot; columnist Paula Dougherty says those moves can impact the nest egg.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking & finance, and education.
Cuban cuisine arrived on C-Street with the opening of La Habana Vieja; independent brokerage Gateway Real Estate opened its first office; and a veteran of the restaurant industry invested in her first food truck.
Barak Hill gives advice based on what he learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his business. He says we should all have a backup plan ready to use.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, recommends the book "The E-Myth Mastery" by Michael E Gerber. She says it changed the course of how she runs her business.
Aaron York describes the work culture he tries to foster at Donco3 and why he attributes to it a part of Donco3's success. Rachel York is a co-owner of Donco3 and Aaron is the General Superintendent.
Hollie Elliott, executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, explains how local schools factor into business decisions and affect a local community.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, says an important lesson she learned was not to over-expand and to do her research before hand. She gives examples from her experience as a startup business owner.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and are now celebrating 50 years of business. Jim Meinsen takes some time to explain his philosophy on debt, and how to stay out of it.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach of Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football, says the early grind was hard, but it was worth it. The team is in their second season carrying a national ranking of number 2 in the NFA IDFL.
Barak Hill, local musician and entrepreneur, tells about his switch to livestreaming in 2020. He says it was a necessary move, but also not an easy one.
Jessica Burkland, a SCORE mentor and an instructor at the MSU Department of Management, gives us a rundown of the non-profit organization SCORE. SCORE stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives and offers free consultation and advice to business owners.
Hollie Elliott, the executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, discusses some of the ways helping small town businesses is different than in larger cities. The Dallas County Economic Development Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit aimed at helping local existing and new businesses in the county.