Newsmakers in the areas of communications, education, government, law, manufacturing, retail, transportation and technology.
Some argue employers will have tough choices to make if hike passes.
New president plans to hire and engage in team-building efforts.
She’s promoted after seven months as interim incubator leader.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the founding member of the Springfield Identity Project and co-owner of Hotel Vandivort.
Digital marketers face the task of breaking through the noise to get their clients’ products or services seen, heard and, ultimately, utilized.
Jeff Houghton narrates video for League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri.
Landlord buys adjacent property to Airport Plaza for additional parking.
You’ve just invested a significant amount of time and money to train members of your team. Now you have to see if your employees actually learned the confidence, skills, behaviors, or attitudes you …
The health care plan through the Missouri chamber impacts 2,100 individuals at almost 150 businesses in Springfield.
Indoor kids playground Jungle Gym LLC opened; Pinnacle Business Solutions LLC started as a home-based business-consulting firm; and a church building in Ozark was converted to The Finley.
Columbia-based JobFinders plans opening near the end of October.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The best, most efficient way a company can help is just start that conversation,” says Esther …
Scott Pitts and Jason Delcour partnered to open Black Market Smokehouse LLC; IMAC Holdings Inc. purchased Advantage Therapy LLC; and Longitude LLC started.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking and finance, education, entertainment, health care, municipal, politics, real estate and transportation.
Local business and education stakeholders attend the event with Missouri Higher Education Commissioner Zora Mulligan.
Ballot issue aims to boost fuel tax for first time since 1996.
Local developer plans renovations after investing $5 million in foreclosed property acquisitions.
As employees are more mobile and have a desire to work from home, Haden Long owner of Ellecor, explains office spaces are trending towards a more home-like feel. Things like shared work spaces, office pets, and cozy furnishings allow employees to be selective about where they work and become more effective as a result.
Every industry has to navigate trend shifts, but Scott Shotts of Missouri Spirits describes the changes in beverage industry as anarchy. Tried-and-true spirits rules are being ignored. Learn how the local distillery balances following the trends for product development with taking risks.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, started his first business at the age of 19, ran the business for 16 years before selling it. He recognizes the benefits of starting a business so young when he had relatively little to lose. "The stress and the uncertainty of this would be crippling," he says for somebody accustomed to a regular paycheck.
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.