The Springfield-based outdoor retailer is at the center of growth plans.
The Springfield organization is sending the first of its teams today.
“What we’ve tried to accomplish is more of an experience,” says David Burnett, Mt. Vernon Community Bank President, Mid-Missouri Bank. Burnett says customers should feel free to come in and use …
Huber & Associates Inc. moved its Springfield office; City Butcher LLC opened an east-side food truck; and Southwest Missouri Safety Co. closed on an acquisition.
A new Missouri law regarding how meat – and faux meat – is packaged and labeled is facing pushback.
Roughly $1.2 million project will supplement existing ag center in Mount Vernon.
“A lot of employers don’t realize that vending can be an extension of their employee benefits,” says Emily Kinney of Kinney Vending. Kinney says businesses can use their vending program to …
Steve Kitrel, Regional Manager with USA Mortgage, says there are several factors to consider when a realtor selects a lender. Kitrel says you should find a relationship-based lender that treats you …
Gearhead Outfitters Inc. asks the public to answer the call of the wild.
Court document references inspector’s warning of a sinking boat.
The Table Rock Lake resort is expanding with 40 suites and a $42 million hotel at the Long Creek Bridge.
SBJ sits down with local brewery owners to discuss the craft beer industry.
Buying into farm-to-table dining requires relationships, extra costs and a flexible menu.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “I think a lot of people don’t know where to volunteer or how to get involved,” says Mitch …
Southwest Missouri Safety Co. buys Brittney Inc.
Officials want to connect downtown and Wonders of Wildlife.
Newsmakers in the areas of architecture, banking & finance, education, energy, lodging, nonprofit, real estate, transportation and utilities.
Sun Solar again leads among Springfield-area businesses.
A former Branson Belle employee claims he left his job due to emotional distress.
Local developer plans renovations after investing $5 million in foreclosed property acquisitions.
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.