Owner Jenni Bybee moved Salon Knot LLC after a tornado severely damaged her shop’s original spot in Rogersville; Flat Creek Republic LLC opened as the anchor tenant of the nearly $4 million Wildwood Plaza commercial development in Republic; and Logan Chaney opened the Chaney Agency LLC.
Sixty-eight business and community leaders are chosen.
Adventure Bicycle Co. takes the space left vacant by Horrmann Meat Co.
The Hangout, a private karaoke experience, opened; The Big Biscuit extended into the Springfield market; and Jayne Young opened an Allstate Insurance Co. office.
Salon Knot is back in business weeks after a twister destroyed its former home.
Five companies make their first appearance on the list.
Economic Impact Awards also honor companies for years in business.
TommyHawks Axe House is tripling average attendance in 2019 from its first year.
Pagination Bookshop LLC opened in a century-old house; Branson Bank made its first appearance in the Stone County market; and attorney Corey Kilburn left McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips PC to start RoundTable Legal LLC.
Kevin Wyas’ ECRI takes home the top prize on the same day he launches a Kickstarter.
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
The Moving Co. has "a few key pillars that support our ability to provide unique, tailored moving and relocation solutions."
Kala Forehand of Arvest Bank gives startups tips to impress bankers.
Don Harkey of People Centric Consulting Group: “Small businesses should surround themselves with experts to provide key services and insights so they can stay focused on culture and strategy.”
Mostly Serious LLC receives the chamber's W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.
The Coffee Ethic has modeled its business as the “third place” for customers.
Since opening, Loehr Chiropractic and Acupuncture has added 22 full-time and contracted employees and a second location.
Air Services/All Service has 27 work trucks on the road, working every day of the week.
Bike enthusiast Cody Stringer is betting his bike share nonprofit will lead to a more bike-friendly city.
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.