Drury's Sara Khorshidifard says that "done well, the design of our built environment can represent our places justly, rightfully and inclusively."
MSU's Nichole Busdieker-Jesse says "current trends have shoppers look closer at the labels and marketing so they are more informed about what they are eating."
Banker Jason Whitesell says "it's paramount that lenders and farmers develop relationships for the long haul."
Columnist LaDonna Greiner recommends "walk and talks."
Columnist David Raney: "Ongoing investment in physical and virtual infrastructure is critical to ensuring patients have access to the health care services they need."
Columnist Marlene Chism: "Hundreds of books have been written about succession planning, but there’s one skill set often overlooked when it comes to leadership advancement in health care: Conflict capacity."
Columnist Andy Peebles discusses possible changes under the new administration.
Columnist Lynne Haggerman details "changes businesses must be aware of in order to modify policies and procedures to ensure compliance and conduct management training."
Columnist Shannon McMurtrey: "Amid all the news about the pandemic and the presidential transition in recent weeks, it was easy for many to miss the most significant cybersecurity story in years."
Ollis/Akers/Arney adviser Cameron Black says "employees are more engaged, motivated and loyal largely due to their organization's giving approach."
People Centric CEO Don Harkey says "nonprofits need to embrace they idea that they are a business that pays less taxes."
Wealth adviser Paula Dougherty has seven steps to consider.
Certified financial planner Kenny Gott outlines the investment.
Springfield Contractors Association's Megan Short says "communicating your preferences early on will allow a contractor to plan ahead."
Author and consultant Marlene Chism says "in health care, listening is an essential skill for making decisions, resolving conflict and shaping culture."
SBJ interviews A Color Story's marketing lead.
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.