Are you looking for reasons why you aren’t achieving your business goals? Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, says to make sure you’re addressing …
Training and youth center is planned on large north Springfield property.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking and finance, education, government and marketing.
An August 2020 opening is expected for the 30,000-square-foot Bussey-Cox-Lipscomb Hall.
The district enters a contract for 10 parcels on the north side.
OTC is moving the agriculture program to its rural Richwood Valley Campus in Christian County.
MSU and the late Mary Jo Wynn are represented at annual ceremony.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, education, media, nonprofit, politics and real estate.
Lady Gaga’s foundation picks local organizations for initiative.
Kimbrea Browning starts next month in enrollment management position.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking and finance, education, health care, government and nonprofit.
Projects call on electrical upgrades at Blair-Shannon and new amphitheater in West Plains.
Shawn Wahl officially succeeds Gloria Galanes, who retired in mid-2017.
A fourth-quarter 2018 self-funded economic study is predicting a bright future for Joplin-based TAMKO Building Products Inc.
Bernie Dana becomes COO of the distributor of disinfectants and sanitizers.
Planet Fitness franchisee PF Arkansas LLC opened its third Springfield club; Leggett & Platt completed a $1.3 billion acquisition; and New Covenant Academy started classes at its new Liberty Campus.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking, education, entertainment, government, insurance, nonprofit and technology.
The organization’s newest offering can be completed in just two days.
The organization also partners to offer mental health services to SPS students.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …
Bike enthusiast Cody Stringer is betting his bike share nonprofit will lead to a more bike-friendly city.
As employees are more mobile and have a desire to work from home, Haden Long owner of Ellecor, explains office spaces are trending towards a more home-like feel. Things like shared work spaces, office pets, and cozy furnishings allow employees to be selective about where they work and become more effective as a result.
Every industry has to navigate trend shifts, but Scott Shotts of Missouri Spirits describes the changes in beverage industry as anarchy. Tried-and-true spirits rules are being ignored. Learn how the local distillery balances following the trends for product development with taking risks.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, started his first business at the age of 19, ran the business for 16 years before selling it. He recognizes the benefits of starting a business so young when he had relatively little to lose. "The stress and the uncertainty of this would be crippling," he says for somebody accustomed to a regular paycheck.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.