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“This is a way of respecting and dignifying everyone that works within an institution, organization or a community.”
—Wes Pratt, on Missouri State University's theme of inclusive excellence

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From the Print Edition

CMH names next CEO

Michael Calhoun will succeed the retiring Gary Fulbright in January 2022.

In the Weed Part 1: Shifting Gears

Springfield Business Journal is documenting the journey to launch and operate Easy Mountain Cannabis.

Business Spotlight: Keeping it Clean

Auto service veterans choose Springfield for long-term investments in Blue Iguana.

Open for Business: Advance Auto Parts

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Advance Auto Parts opened its first store in Springfield; Natural Grocers made its Springfield debut; and a business owner with experience in the insurance, financial planning and digital marketing fields entered the restaurant industry.

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Why Did You Join CJW?

Marc Thornsberry, a Senior Engineer at CJW, says he joined the company after working in the public sphere. He says CJW had a ton of experience working with the community, and putting their customer's and clients.

The Importance of Tracking Your Cash Flow

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful advice and cautionary tips about the importance of tracking cash flow for new or established businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.

Supporting Remote Teams

Michael Smith and Chris Sawyer, COO and CEO of Next Level Solutions respectively, discuss how they keep their remote teams and offices in and out of country on the same page. Next Level Solutions was ranked #1 in the Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Dynamic Dozen.

Your Performance Is What Matters

John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.