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2018 Day in the Life

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Editor’s note
Three local executives, three days. Springfield Business Journal’s 2018 Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the world of three of our city’s heavy hitters. Their diverse fields of health care, economic development and the arts impact us all. The common thread among those featured is intense passion – for their work, their employees and their community. SBJ’s editorial staff followed them to video shoots, basketball games and dance rehearsals to share their story with you. Here’s what we learned.

—Christine Temple, Features Editor

Day in the Life with Matt Morrow
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Blog: My Day with the Chamber President

Matt Morrow was a busy man May 30. Actually, he’s a busy man most every day on the calendar, as the president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce leads a staff of 27 people. With between 4-8 speaking engagements – not to mention numerous meetings and chamber functions – to attend every week, he might feel as though he sometimes talks for a living.

Day in the Life with Steve Edwards
Photo Gallery: Day in the Life with Steve Edwards
Blog: My Day with the Hospital Executive

It takes $3.89 million per day to run Cox South. It’s a figure Steve Edwards casually throws out during a tour of the flagship hospital. The head of the 11,700-employee health system is a stalwart at CoxHealth, where he’s been an employee since 1992; before that, he was a familiar face through his father, the late Charlie Edwards, CoxHealth’s CEO from 1985-1993.

Day in the Life with Beth Domann
Photo Gallery: Day in the Life with Beth Domann
Blog: My Day with the Theater Director

Life’s a stage for Beth Domann. She leads the crew at Springfield Little Theater, where she’s worked for decades. But her roots go back even further. Her first theater performance was on the Landers stage in 1978. Even when she’s not performing, her mannerisms scream theater geek. Domann is embarking on a $2.3 million capital campaign to preserve the historic 109-year-old theater for the next 100 years.


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