Newsmakers in the areas of banking and finance, education, health care, government and nonprofit.
As officials with the United States and China officials meet this month to try and resolve a long-running trade war, the impact of tariffs between the two countries is minimal in the local …
State and city officials are renewing a focus on programs that ease offenders back into the workforce.
Data from the confidential survey covers recruitment, employee retention, education and workforce readiness.
Hunden Strategic Partners report recommends new development capitalizes on popularity of WOW.
A Marshfield couple may face years in prison for their crimes.
However, average weekly wages are the lowest in Missouri.
Sixty-seven percent of respondents say they’re struggling to fill jobs.
The property will be used for parking and campus expansion purposes.
Rhonda Lewsader now leads the city of Springfield’s law department as city attorney after two decades of service.
Best of Luck Beer Hall began operations; Springfield gained a new event venue with the arrival of Moon Town Crossing; and the state’s first automated 24-hour library kiosk opened.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, architecture, banking and finance, community, law, municipal, nonprofit and transportation.
A proposed property rezoning in west Springfield faced criticism from neighbors during City Council’s Feb. 11 meeting.
A fourth-quarter 2018 self-funded economic study is predicting a bright future for Joplin-based TAMKO Building Products Inc.
Governor’s workforce incentive grant program has cleared a House committee.
The program is designed to increase home purchases north of Grand Street.
The Green Clinics’ plans shine light on confusing rollout of medical marijuana in Missouri.
Final vote on Feb. 26 would allow developer to subsidize project to tune of $7 million.
Client and revenue growth at Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic fuels move to larger home.
Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, attributes the company's fast growth in part to keeping customers happy. Base Construction & Management LLC is one of the Springfield Business Journal 2019 Dynamic Dozen companies, recognizing the 12 fastest growing companies in the area.
"You are a leader," says Carrie Richardson, Executive Director of Leadership Springfield. She gives suggestions as to how you can develop your leadership skills.
Michael Wehreberg, Wehrenberg Design Company, discusses the shift in the last five years in web site design to mobile-first designs. Ultimately, you have to think of the human first and serve them with ease, and Google will give you credit for being mobile friendly.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, struggles with the process of renaming his restaurant. The process led by Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency Longitude LLC. Ömer expresses all of the emotions he is going through as they work together to revise his seating, menu, hours, and a name to reflect those changes.
It is projected that 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65 years old everyday for 19 years, and non profits are going to be competing over the coming years in a fierce labor market. Give Five was developed as a civic matchmaking program to help connect capable retirees with charitable organizations that need help. Greg Burris outlines the problems the program addresses, opportunities for individuals and organizations, as well as how United Way of the Ozarks is licensing to the program to share with other communities.
Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The Movement. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.
With more job openings than people to fill them, it is time for your company to evaluate how you are motivating and engaging your team to help you retain and attract the best talent. Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, walks you through tangible and intangible incentives that encourage employee engagement, performance enhancement, and higher job satisfaction.
"When we first started we thought we could pretty much do this on our own," discloses Vera Gibbons with Baby Foot®. "We thought we knew what would be great...that's not really what happened." Gibbons recommends partnering with a strong marketing partner early and give them a budget.
With four generations in the workplace, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of how each approaches brainstorming can make all the difference in arriving at the best idea. Boomer Kay Logsdon, Director of Applications at CultureWaves, and self-described fossil Millennial Locke Hilderbrand share what their trends research at CultureWaves tells us about generational differences and tips on how to bridge the gaps. Generations in the Workplace is an ongoing multi-episode series tackling the issues of generational conflict.
One year into opening Ellecor, Haden Long gave birth to her second daughter. The first five months of her life, she was with her constantly at work. "They're why we do this," Long explains.