Columnist Bennet Bodenstein isolates the unique tastes of a familiar wine.
Columnist Mark Holmes recommends businesses "take a periodic, honest evaluation of your messaging to keep it current."
Editorial Vice President Eric Olson introduces the board's members.
SBJ Publisher Jennifer Jackson reflects on changes spurred by the past year.
Wine columnist Bennet Bodenstein tries four selections.
Digital Editor Geoff Pickle encourages Missouri legislators to pass legislation establishing daylight saving time as the standard.
Executive Editor Christine Temple says businesses should consider hybrid or flexible work models.
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks provides history of the state legislature’s lack of momentum on the issue.
Columnist Steve Albrecht draws on nine parallels to boost employer and employee success.
Columnist Mark Holmes says "customers want good products with good service and will look elsewhere if a business can't deliver."
SBJ Publisher Jennifer Jackson calls on business leaders to share insights and forecasts through the 2021 Economic Growth Survey.
Rusty Worley says downtown Springfield has a history of reinventing its office spaces to meet current demands.
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks compares the processes as the national legislative maneuver is debated.
Columnist Donnie Brawner: "As we start to consider business after COVID-19, here are five things that leaders can do to help give their organizations the best chance of rebuilding strong."
Editor Eric Olson digs into the low number of bankruptcies filed during a tumultuous economic environment.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein reviews three selections from the area.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein discusses affordable wines from around the globe.
Garrett Hawkins of the Missouri Farm Bureau says legislation in Jefferson City could mean more investments in rural areas across the state.
Columnist Mark Holmes says "some leaders believe that listening will require too much time or will make them look weak."
Drive-thru coffee shop Bigfoot Coffee Co. LLC opened; a pair of Springfield attorneys launched medical marijuana certification clinic The Med Card Co. LLC; and husband-and-wife owners Ryan and Lesley Day debuted their first business venture with the opening of The Farmhouse on Boone Cafe LLC.
Andrea Petersberg, owner of the Local Bevy, says the appeal of a local store holds a lot of value for people in and outside of Springfield. Petersburg says being a supporting part of the local connection for artists is important for her.
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, shares his story on how he left his job in the corporate world to pursue his dream. Now 60 years old and with signature character to his photography and business, he says he still is a 15-year-old boy with a camera.
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.