Able Coffee & Provisions gets its start in the former home of Free Solo Coffee Co. and Legacy Bagelry.
Clear Marketing is now under the ownership of Kansas-based Soulgarden Inc.
The fully-occupied business incubator may add offices on the second floor.
Spring Branch Kombucha aims for packaged product before year’s end.
A franchise store of Nashville, Tennessee-based NoBaked Cookie Dough began serving sweet treats; lake cruise operator Main Street Marina joined the axe-throwing business; and Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic LLC nearly tripled its space in a relocation.
With his music collaboration app, Seth Kitchen is participating in the Efactory’s accelerator program.
A mobile and storefront dog grooming business records 733% increase in clientele under new ownership since 2015.
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 first of SBJ's forums detailing Economic Growth Survey results is held.
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.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, took his experience as an expedition manager for National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in Ecuador to start his Ozarks based outdoor activity company. Since launching the company, he has relied on post-trip evaluations and prospective customer input to guide the course.
Jennifer Rothschild, author and speaker, says, "With the blessing of the success that we've experienced came something I did not expect, which was the need to lead. And, I am a reluctant leader." She realized that her ministry was managed very well, but the ministry's most valuable asset, the people, were not being led well. She gives you three choices she had to make as a reluctant leader. Jennifer Rothschild was one of nine leaders who presented at the 2018 Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes.
Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, recognizes they are competing for their members' time. That means doing new and different thing are of value to guarantee that their members will participate in classes and events.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, learns the results of a customer survey conducted by Longitude LLC. Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency, inform Ömer that his customers are looking for a shift in his menu offerings. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant. See ongoing coverage at: sbj.net/madetoorder