Springfield Business Journal Editor Eric Olson discusses the manufacturing industry with executives.
Made in the USA? These companies do one better: Made in the Ozarks.
Ashley Johnson co-founded Mattie's Eats and Treats out of the need for allergen-free dog treats.
All cocoa beans for Askinosie Chocolate are sourced directly from farmers.
Brad Calbert’s foldable fire pits started out of necessity.
The company produces a line of lotions, lip balms, deodorant, soap and salt scrubs.
If a project involves wood and steel, there isn’t much Dustin Stewart can’t make.
Kuat Racks moved; Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care’s third co-branded center in Springfield began serving patients; and Branson Bank finalized the purchase of a Hawthorn Bank branch.
German company’s president of nutrition begins preparation for the closing of the $900 million sale.
SMC Packaging Group is expanding the former home of Watts Radiant.
Taking the helm of the Springfield Innovation Inc. board, Scott Dalenberg outlines the nonprofit’s mission to foster technology, research and create jobs.
Planet Fitness franchisee PF Arkansas LLC opened its third Springfield club; Leggett & Platt completed a $1.3 billion acquisition; and New Covenant Academy started classes at its new Liberty Campus.
ADF/IDF will be combined with France-based natural flavors company Diana Group under Symrise’s nutrition division.
The Carthage-based manufacturer bumps its profits by 4.5 percent to $305.9 million.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …
The university picks five inductees for its Public Affairs Hall of Fame.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking, community, distribution, education, insurance, government, health care and law.
Caleb Arthur of Sun Solar aims to re-energize the funding board.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.