Ozarks Technical Community College is expanding its campus footprint with the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the corner of National Avenue and Chestnut Expressway.
Another CoxHealth “super clinic” is underway in Republic, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and State Highway M.
The Washington-based company is expanding its distribution center in Springfield.
Corwin Automotive Group is relocating its operations from two Sunshine Street locations to one dealership on about 15 developed acres on East Kearney Street near U.S. Highway 65.
Kum & Go is adding its 35th convenience store and gas station in the city.
Blue Iguana Car Wash is adding its third car wash in Springfield, following new construction last year on South Campbell Avenue.
Uniforms PRN owners Matt and Shonda Gravat are moving their East Battlefield Road store to a new building on Campbell Avenue near Sunset Street.
Metro Eats will host area food trucks daily and feature a food court with vendors, a multiday farmers market, monthly festivals and other outdoor activities.
A Firestone Complete Auto Care is on its way to the south side at the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and West Weaver Road.
The school is being built on the site of the former Berry Elementary School.
A new Ed V. Williams Elementary School is being built on the site where the school previously stood since 1930.
The financial institution is building an operations center with offices, conference rooms and training areas, and the site also will serve as its fourth full-service branch in Springfield.
The online retailer is constructing a large-scale distribution and fulfillment center in Republic, just south of James River Freeway.
The nonprofit is replacing its Springfield distribution center with a new building off of James River Freeway.
Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores is opening its 10th convenience store and gas station in Springfield.
Another 55-plus living community by TLC Properties is scheduled to open to tenants June 1.
The Greene County Commission is moving the sheriff’s office and county jail to 20 acres south of the Springfield-Branson National Airport.
Fort Smith, Arkansas-based K-MAC Holdings is adding to its southwest Missouri properties with a second Taco Bell store in Ozark.
Sean Coatney of Countryland Homes is constructing the three-building project with commercial spaces and apartments.
Drive-thru coffee shop Bigfoot Coffee Co. LLC opened; a pair of Springfield attorneys launched medical marijuana certification clinic The Med Card Co. LLC; and husband-and-wife owners Ryan and Lesley Day debuted their first business venture with the opening of The Farmhouse on Boone Cafe LLC.
Andrea Petersberg, owner of the Local Bevy, says the appeal of a local store holds a lot of value for people in and outside of Springfield. Petersburg says being a supporting part of the local connection for artists is important for her.
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, shares his story on how he left his job in the corporate world to pursue his dream. Now 60 years old and with signature character to his photography and business, he says he still is a 15-year-old boy with a camera.
Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, gives her advice for maintaining good relationships with clients. Drawing on her experience working with customers coast to coast, Thomas says equity and fairness are some of the best ways to build trust and respect.
Don Helms, co-owner of Munchie Moe’s, says it's important to know your business and to think ahead of your supply chain. Helms says COVID-19 has changed the way he has experienced business operation. He says foresight is key.
Janet Susdorf, business consultant and founder of Brain Power for Hire, LLC, discusses the importance of adapting and learning from failure. Drawing from the struggles she has faced in her own life as a sixtime cancer survivor, Susdorf talks about when to fight and when to accept change.
Jennifer Charleston, a 20-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department and the only female lieutenant in the department, talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about her career in law enforcement and her new position in the department as a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community.
Moving from physical meetings to digital meetings can feel like a barrier, but Mackenzie Scherer, an independent technology business consultant, says it can be an opportunity. Scherer says that with good moderation, a digital meeting experience can make people feel more included in the discussion.
Abby Glenn, development director for Habitat for Humanity, says corporate partners are a huge asset to the work they do. Corporate donation matching programs help individual donors feel they are contributing more and help Habitat for Humanity cover the large costs of their projects.
Alex Neville-Verdugo, museum director at the Discovery Center in Springfield, describes the opportunities the Discovery Center has through partnerships with other educational organizations. Neville-Verdugo says the Discovery Center’s virtual learning program reaches across multiple countries, with traffic mostly coming from the U.S. and Canada.
Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager at HR Advantage, says we do see fewer women in the workforce today than before the pandemic. Hurst says many women want more flexible work environments and that is one way employers can capture the female labor force.