Lean Kitchen Co. makes its Queen City debut.
Newly opened Schuchmann Meat Co. plans expansion while longtime player American Meat Co. shutters.
The Convention & Visitors Bureau estimates 2,400 less workers than prior to the pandemic.
417 Marketing's Ryan Baker discusses the SCARF model.
Even as restrictions begin to lift in Springfield, including removal of 50% occupancy limits for businesses that started April 16, restaurants are still in recovery mode.
Unlikely business partners launch a health-conscious barbecue sauce and salsa brand.
The War Zone Springfield LLC opened; Easy Mountain Cannabis Co. became Republic’s first medical marijuana dispensary upon opening in February; and Echelon Coffee launched.
The Arc of the Ozarks giving jobs to those with disabilities via A.M. Donuts.
Regional barbecue restaurant returns to Springfield market.
The company pens a multiyear agreement with Texas Motor Speedway and renews a pact with driver Austin Dillon.
The theater is scheduled to reopen after months of temporary closure brought on by the pandemic.
A health care worker became a first-time business owner; a home baker decided to pursue a longtime dream of starting her own business; and Springfield-based Premier Choice Tax and Accounting Solutions LLC expanded its reach in Greene County.
Specialty bakery and national chain Nothing Bundt Cakes made its Springfield debut; Angelia Fox became a first-time business owner upon opening A&A Boutique & Country Decor; and Marshfield gained a drive-thru coffee shop.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
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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.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.