Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking, education, marketing, real estate and technology.
Editor Eric Olson looks into a six-figure donation of fine art.
Hand in Hand Multicultural Center receives the most funding.
Carol Embree is slated to exit the district in June 2021.
The schools plan to work together on sustainable community development initiatives.
Four Springfield colleges are beneficiaries, each receiving two paintings from national artists.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking, education and municipal.
Snyder Construction Group is targeting a spring 2022 completion.
Alumni John and Crystal Beuerlein choose Judy Thompson as the namesake for a conference center.
Christine Temple interviewed local women on their journey to the top of their professions, and the challenges and triumphs they faced along the way.
Drury's Kevin Kropf: "Reaching 17- and 18-year-olds with an authentic story that resonates with them has never been easy. Now, add a pandemic and subsequent widespread economic uncertainty to the mix, and you have a vexing dilemma."
The donation makes $400,000 given by the outdoor retailer in the last four years.
Community college still seeks $5 million in state funding for project.
The company bid $6.4 million for magnet school project.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
This poll is not a scientific sampling. It offers a snapshot of what readers are thinking.
Heather Kite, owner of startup business Rooted Deep Farms, talks about tough times during the winter of 2020-2021. She says determination was a necessary component that kept her going.
Jeramey and Julia Henson, co-owners of HM Dentworks Academy, discuss the importance of family in work-life balance. They say you can’t make up for the major life events. HM Dentworks Academy is also co-owned by Chris McWhirter.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistry Pottery, talks about her struggle with PXE, or Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a disease that affects the eyes. She says that despite her struggle, she is ultimately thankful.
Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.
Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.
Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.
Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.
Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.