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Absence Makes the Business Stronger

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says having a business partner in a different state is challenging but advantageous. He says being separated enlarges their network and lets …

Talk Less, Smile More

Daniel Ogunyemi, college director of diversity, equity and inclusion for OTC says he’s realized it’s critical to spend time listening to others. He says whether you agree or disagree, you will …

COVID-19 Coverage: Employer Response

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, talks about the steps employers need to take if they learn an employee has been exposed. …

Pause, Refresh, Recharge

Abe McGull, attorney at law, says he and his wife have started biking during the pandemic as a new, healthy habit. He says taking time away from work helps him refresh and often provides a new …

Nonprofit Community Impact

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says people don’t realize how essential nonprofits are to our area. He says these organizations can help …

COVID-19 Coverage: Myths and Misconceptions

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department clears up misconceptions they’ve heard from the public during the pandemic. Duration: …

COVID-19 Coverage: Social Support in Isolation

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says our brains require human interaction. He says being disconnected opens the door for mental illness. …

Partner to Maximize Effect

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says they made a conscious decision to build their social media network before releasing their products to the public. They also sought …

Select Sector Job Opportunities

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says employers in several different fields are looking to hire. She says currently, manufacturing, health care and transportation …

COVID-19 Coverage: Best Practices for Prevention

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, discusses guidelines for small businesses to protect staff and customers while …

Prevention as a Passion

Patrick Little, co-owner of 22 Sierra Coffee Company, says after leaving the Air Force, he and partner Joseph Kidwell wanted to continue serving active duty military, veterans and first responders. …

COVID-19 Coverage: Be Mindful

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says being mindful has helped him deal with isolation during the pandemic. Find coping mechanisms that …

COVID-19 Coverage: Mental Health Concerns

Clay Goddard, director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, says they’re very concerned with mental health factors related to the pandemic. Goddard says there are enhanced resources …

Adaptive Challenges in Health Care

“Most of the messy challenges we face that are related to our well-being are adaptive,” says author and consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D. Ward says incentivized programs are an attempt at a technical …

Turn Off Your Work Brain

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says it can be difficult to separate work and home life. Ogunyemi says he does small things like removing …

Health Insurance Increasingly Important

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says insurance has become nearly as important as pay to job candidates. Hurst says they’ve seen candidates turn down jobs that …

Diverse Challenges

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says many have questions about diversity and inclusion. He says a challenge is establishing a shared …

Wellness or Else

Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says some wellness programs focus heavily on biomedical risk factors and lower premiums to incentivize behavior. She says repositioning wellness programs to be a part …

Legal Considerations for Employers

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most of her practice deals with helping businesses reduce challenges and implement best practices for FMLA and ADA. Wente is a 2020 Springfield …

Structuring for Positivity

Life coach Ann Leach says having a structured routine helps her maintain a positive attitude during difficult times. She says it might seem to be anathema to a creative spirit, but the framework …
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