The district honors alums who went on to become a nonprofit leader, doctor, teacher and NASA engineer.
Amanda Hedgpeth succeeds the retiring Karen Kramer.
The businesses run the gamut in industry from locksmith services, accounting and pharmaceutical sales to business advocacy, pool contracting and trucking.
Dr. Garima Singh speaks for SBJ's 12 People interview series.
With dispensaries in five other states, Florida-based Bloom Medicinals is opening four Show-Me State outlets, including the Springfield store that is scheduled to open in mid-November.
Are employees more productive when working from home? The answer to that question seems to depend on who’s asked.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, architecture, communications, education, health care and real estate.
Springfield Business Journal is documenting the journey to launch and operate Easy Mountain Cannabis.
The former Health Department director earns the Government Excellence Award, and Bronze Bear recipient is announced, as well.
The federal legislator also discussed national issues while in Springfield.
Dr. Robin Trotman follows 2020 award winner Steve Edwards.
Curia puts offers out at jobs event with plans to boost workforce by end of 2022.
Some employees resign or are placed on leave, though spokespeople report strong compliance.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking, construction, health care and municipal.
Rinda Davis most recently was nurse coordinator for the agency’s Nest Partnership.
Survey respondents say mental health services should be the top use.
Raleigh, North Carolina-based Advance Auto Parts opened its first store in Springfield; Natural Grocers made its Springfield debut; and a business owner with experience in the insurance, financial planning and digital marketing fields entered the restaurant industry.
Marc Thornsberry, a Senior Engineer at CJW, says he joined the company after working in the public sphere. He says CJW had a ton of experience working with the community, and putting their customer's and clients.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful advice and cautionary tips about the importance of tracking cash flow for new or established businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Michael Smith and Chris Sawyer, COO and CEO of Next Level Solutions respectively, discuss how they keep their remote teams and offices in and out of country on the same page. Next Level Solutions was ranked #1 in the Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Dynamic Dozen.
John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares tips for entrepreneurs who are ready to seek funding. Some of her tips apply broadly; some target technology industry businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups, and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliott discusses common misconceptions about locating your business in a small town. She says that there are a lot of benefits that people may not consider.
Drawing on his own experience dynamically evolving his company and business model, Jim Meinsen discusses when and how you might need to draw on new technology. Jim and Debbie Meinsen are co-owners of TCI Graphics in Springfield.
John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.
Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, talks about the concepting that went behind the aesthetic of the business.