American National's Jeff Mills: "This year, perhaps more than ever, the professionals adjusting the claims for all insurance companies across the U.S. are truly exhausted."
SBJ talks with the president of Croley Insurance & Financial Inc.
Ollis/Akers/Arney president joins state insurance board to help agencies remain independent.
Ollis/Akers/Arney's Cameron Black says "wellness ... is perhaps the one constant that you can rely on at any time."
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, education, energy, insurance, manufacturing and nonprofit.
If there’s one constant in 2020, it’s change. And this year’s class of Most Influential Women honorees have shown that harnessing change can transform a community.
The health and wellness resource center vacates its Galloway Village space.
The Ollis/Akers/Arney CEO represents several southwest Missouri counties.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking and finance, insurance, education, health care, management and nonprofit.
SBJ honors leaders in industries such as health care, law and nonprofit.
CoxHealth Pediatric Specialty Center opened; Domino’s franchisees Art Hurteau and Marty Prather added a store in Marshfield; and Croley Insurance & Financial Inc. expanded to Mount Vernon.
Though insurance and risk management may seem monotonous on the surface, Casey Chastain is quick to point out his work is anything but that.
Columnist Paula Dougherty: "Insurance is one of the fundamental financial tools for any household."
Ollis/Akers/Arney CEO Richard Ollis: "We haven’t experienced an insurance market like this since 9/11."
Delays push $4.5M renovation project into 2021.
This poll is not a scientific sampling. It offers a snapshot of what readers are thinking.
Local Musician Barak Hill talks about how he started writing music and earning money from his skills. He says his first motivation to start making money was to get music to pay for itself.
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.”