OMG Commerce is the top Springfield business on the fast-growth list.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking & finance, education, government, health care and media.
Local firms submitted 26 projects showcasing their expertise and portfolios.
Amy Wescott works to help the nonprofit establish a foothold in the area.
Newsmakers in the areas of architecture, banking & finance, insurance, media, nonprofit and real estate.
The company's portfolio comprises 617 locations in 37 states.
Creative comedy agency Writers' Room expands on his video work that's been popular for years.
David Foss is slated to appear alongside executives from Simmons Bank and Bank of America.
Nixa Dry Cleaners and Laundry and Xtreme Exteriors are among award winners.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking & finance, education, health care, law and media.
Medical professionals are 'cautiously optimistic' as pandemic continues.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted organizers to cancel last year’s business event.
Scott Crise, Danielle Kincaid and Jill Patterson get the seal of approval.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, government, insurance, marketing and nonprofit.
Abbey Ashley of The Virtual Savvy makes the Next 1000.
The business incubator releases its annual economic development report.
HappyFeet Soccer franchisee says program prepares youth for sport and business.
Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, gives her advice for maintaining good relationships with clients. Drawing on her experience working with customers coast to coast, Thomas says equity and fairness are some of the best ways to build trust and respect.
Don Helms, co-owner of Munchie Moe’s, says it's important to know your business and to think ahead of your supply chain. Helms says COVID-19 has changed the way he has experienced business operation. He says foresight is key.
Janet Susdorf, business consultant and founder of Brain Power for Hire, LLC, discusses the importance of adapting and learning from failure. Drawing from the struggles she has faced in her own life as a sixtime cancer survivor, Susdorf talks about when to fight and when to accept change.
Jennifer Charleston, a 20-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department and the only female lieutenant in the department, talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about her career in law enforcement and her new position in the department as a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community.
Moving from physical meetings to digital meetings can feel like a barrier, but Mackenzie Scherer, an independent technology business consultant, says it can be an opportunity. Scherer says that with good moderation, a digital meeting experience can make people feel more included in the discussion.
Abby Glenn, development director for Habitat for Humanity, says corporate partners are a huge asset to the work they do. Corporate donation matching programs help individual donors feel they are contributing more and help Habitat for Humanity cover the large costs of their projects.
Alex Neville-Verdugo, museum director at the Discovery Center in Springfield, describes the opportunities the Discovery Center has through partnerships with other educational organizations. Neville-Verdugo says the Discovery Center’s virtual learning program reaches across multiple countries, with traffic mostly coming from the U.S. and Canada.
Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager at HR Advantage, says we do see fewer women in the workforce today than before the pandemic. Hurst says many women want more flexible work environments and that is one way employers can capture the female labor force.
Curtis Marshall, CEO of Tie & Timber Beer Company, says he sees work-life balance very differently. When he was younger, he would push himself to take on more and more responsibility, but would stop and put his career on hold for months while living in New Zealand or Mexico, or to start a pet software project. He says he lives by the philosophy of work hard and play hard.
Brent Cochran didn’t think he would become a retailer, but when thinking of ways to keep his young adult son with Down syndrome intellectually engaged, he came across a father and son team that did just that. Cochran, now owner of Al’s Pals Pet Place, says both the needs of his son and his affection for the family dog with a sensitive stomach led him to the world of e-commerce.