Reflecting on 2020, the SBJ newsroom compiled the top 10 stories that impacted Queen City business.
Veteran software developer Brad Benton launches Locally Noted.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking, education, marketing, real estate and technology.
How people celebrate traditions and shop for the holidays this year might be a little different because of COVID-19. But the spirit of the season is still alive.
Three businesses receive $15,000 apiece after approval by the Greene County Commission.
Mercy Hospital Springfield serves as distribution site.
Christine Temple interviewed local women on their journey to the top of their professions, and the challenges and triumphs they faced along the way.
Web Editor Geoff Pickle commends efforts to provide better internet service locally.
Columnist Ryan Baker: "However you slice the pie, there’s enough business for all and we can all refer work among each other so that business owners get the best level of the service they need."
Columnist Jahana Uchtman: "Using automation can help you and your staff be more present and helpful, as well as more productive."
Editor Eric Olson talks digital marketing trends with Nick Altrup, president of 417 Marketing; Larry Paulette, partner at Campaignium LLC; and Drew Owen, general manager of BigPxl.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking, insurance, janitorial and technology.
Paul Adler and Chad Plein accept new roles at the network.
The National Association of Counties is organizing the effort.
The crowdfunding event is slated to return in 2021 with a "rally for recovery" theme.
Plumbing support product company 3D&L LLC takes the prize over four other businesses.
The Greene County Commission approves $317,376 for small businesses.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
This poll is not a scientific sampling. It offers a snapshot of what readers are thinking.
Heather Kite, owner of startup business Rooted Deep Farms, talks about tough times during the winter of 2020-2021. She says determination was a necessary component that kept her going.
Jeramey and Julia Henson, co-owners of HM Dentworks Academy, discuss the importance of family in work-life balance. They say you can’t make up for the major life events. HM Dentworks Academy is also co-owned by Chris McWhirter.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistry Pottery, talks about her struggle with PXE, or Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a disease that affects the eyes. She says that despite her struggle, she is ultimately thankful.
Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.
Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.
Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.
Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.
Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.