Springfield chamber President Matt Morrow: "Advancing racial equity is not only the right thing to do but also a strategy for economic growth."
Springfield Chamber Chair Robin Robeson: "As we were heading into 2020 and I was preparing for my year as chair of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented challenges certainly weren’t what any of us expected. And yet here we are, navigating these murky waters."
Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller: "As long as there is the potential for the disease to spread, and the potential to respond with stay-at-home orders, election authorities are duty bound to address potential complications by developing strategies and adopting best practices known at the time."
UMB Bank's Shelly Addington: "To gain finance independence, it's imperative to open up about planning."
Arvest's Tracy Barnas and Kala Forehand: "Several issues can contribute to the failure of a business, but uncontrolled growth and a lack of succession planning are both causes that can be prevented."
Aton Marketing's Marcus Aton: "Residents want work-life balance, and the ability to enjoy the outdoors contributes to that."
Missouri Farm Bureau’s Eric Bohl: "A reliable and affordable meat supply is important, and market consolidation can harm both of these goals."
Columnist Paula Dougherty: "Investors who are retired or nearing retirement have less time to wait out their losses."
Columnist Kenny Gott: "Short-term, stock markets can be a roller coaster. Long-term, it's a pretty good bet."
Attorney Stephen Aton writes about an executive order from Gov. Mike Parson that expires this month.
Alpha Realty's Aaron Owens: "In the last few years, there have been drastic changes made to the way business is conducted. When a pandemic is added into the mix, things evolve even quicker."
Columnist Rusty Worley says "the coronavirus pandemic magnified downtown's connectedness."
Columnist Marcus Aton says "it could be culturally symbolic to unite our city and preserve our history."
Author LaDonna Greiner: "Staying positive is the key to succeeding."
Columnist Karen Shannon: "One of the top reasons new managers fail is the lack of preparation for their roles."
Columnist Don Harkey: "Innovating on demand is challenging."
Attorney Andy Peebles says "it has become painfully clear over the past few weeks of the COVID-19 era that the standard way of doing business has evolved."
Columnist Lynne Haggerman unpacks the legislation.
UMB Bank's Byron Pierce says "bankers are risk managers by design and should be prepared for all environments, including this one."
SBJ compiles news on the respiratory virus outbreak.
Gary Gibson, general manager of City Utilities, says he’s been very fortunate to have good mentors in his life. Gibson says he tries to give back by mentoring through work and volunteering with Big …
Life coach Ann Leach says having a structured routine helps her maintain a positive attitude during difficult times. She says it might seem to be anathema to a creative spirit, but the framework …
Motivational speaker Zach Troutman says his grandmother and a coach helped him discover his passion. He founded Follow the Leader to normalize conversations about mental health after dealing with …
Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker discuss ways businesses can reduce the time it takes to recover from the pandemic. They say proactively planning, setting goals …
Technology business consultant Mackenzie Scherer says many small business owners don’t understand the need for a business website or social media. Scherer says there are three steps to establish an …
Joe Daues, CEO of the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks says he wants to focus on collaboration and developing long term partnerships with other not for profits. Daues says this will allow …
Since Justin Larkin hasn’t been able to perform publicly because of the pandemic, the singer-songwriter has been writing new material. Larkin says he’s excited to be creating new music in his …
Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says clearly defined goals and teamwork will prepare you for success. Listen to others’ perspectives to help find a better game plan. Duration: 1:22
Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says only one third of employees are engaged in their wellness program. She says one organization has been examining how to reduce healthcare costs and encourage …
Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes says there is a deep seated belief that you must choose between fulfillment and success. Gerdes says she had to change her mindset to see it’s possible to …