Jeff Childs, the chamber's 2019 board chairman, brings home observations from Jefferson City.
The governing body also hears a first reading for a CID, determines the outcome of medical marijuana rules and approves a rezoning request.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, architecture, banking and finance, education, engineering, manufacturing, municipal and retail.
Mailyn Jeffries, human resources director for Greene County, says human resources is more extensive than what people usually associate with the job.
In the last week of the 2019 state legislative session, Gov. Mike Parson achieved one of his top priorities to fund the Fast Track grant program.
Economic Impact Awards also honor companies for years in business.
The governing body hears a proposal for a 4% increase from the current fiscal year.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, education, health care, municipal, nonprofit and retail.
Missouri Farm Bureau's Eric Bohl applauds lawmakers for bills impacting rural areas in the Show-Me State.
The advocacy group highlights key issues passed by lawmakers.
Employers add 11,800 jobs in April, according to state Department of Economic Development.
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
Public Works officials schedule a public meeting this month.
Nontraditional students can get tuition covered to take coursework for high-demand jobs.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, health care, municipal, nonprofit, real estate and technology.
Council also considers a rezoning bill for a former Meek's store.
The May check from the state is down 11.6% from the same month of 2018.
The first of SBJ's forums detailing Economic Growth Survey results is held.
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.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, took his experience as an expedition manager for National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in Ecuador to start his Ozarks based outdoor activity company. Since launching the company, he has relied on post-trip evaluations and prospective customer input to guide the course.
Jennifer Rothschild, author and speaker, says, "With the blessing of the success that we've experienced came something I did not expect, which was the need to lead. And, I am a reluctant leader." She realized that her ministry was managed very well, but the ministry's most valuable asset, the people, were not being led well. She gives you three choices she had to make as a reluctant leader. Jennifer Rothschild was one of nine leaders who presented at the 2018 Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes.
Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, recognizes they are competing for their members' time. That means doing new and different thing are of value to guarantee that their members will participate in classes and events.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, learns the results of a customer survey conducted by Longitude LLC. Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency, inform Ömer that his customers are looking for a shift in his menu offerings. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant. See ongoing coverage at: sbj.net/madetoorder