After earning city approval for development incentives, Greenway Capital LLC and Brent Brown began building in a blighted area in March.
Following construction of Mercy clinics in Ozark and Bolivar, which is still underway, Springfield businessman Doug Pitt is working with the St. Louis-based health system on another local clinic.
After a car wash was demolished, crews began erecting a retail center in its place.
A Pizza Ranch franchise is set to occupy half of the new space along the Glenstone Avenue side of Battlefield Mall.
Burnsville, Minnesota-based Northern Tool and Equipment this fall plans to open its third Missouri store.
Magers Management Co. owner Randy Magers is building a two-story apartment building next door to his brother Bryan’s dorm development underway on the Missouri State University campus.
Developer Tom Rankin is building another $5 million speculative building in the Garton Business Park.
Creative Audio owner Don Fleury is building a multiphase headquarters and distribution center for his five-store mobile electronics business.
Sonrise Baptist Church plans to move to a new building with a 3,200-square-foot sanctuary and seven large classrooms.
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will begin serving up its Southern cooking this summer to Branson Landing residents and visitors.
The Wooten Co. is adding 48 units across two buildings at its Republic Palms complex.
A former Greene County-owned parking lot is being transformed into a two-story operations center.
The drive-thru tunnel wash in Republic is the first for Speedy Kleen in the Springfield market.
The four-story, 98-room Tru by Hilton is designed to appeal to millennials in the midscale pricing category, officials say.
First Baptist Church of Willard is adding classrooms and a new entryway to its existing building.
OTC is moving the agriculture program to its rural Richwood Valley Campus in Christian County.
Longtime developer Mike Seitz of Triple S. Properties Inc. is making headway on his multiyear development plan for Deerbrook Marketplace.
The new branch, which would be BluCurrent’s fourth, represents a return to Glenstone Avenue.
A year after entering Ozark, Youngblood Auto Group is expanding its dealership with a stand-alone showroom for Jeep vehicles and a refresh for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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.