Aside from home, the office is likely the place where we spend most of our time. The pages that follow profile seven of the Springfield Business Journal editorial team’s favorite workspaces we’ve visited.
As you delve into these profiles, you might get a little envious of the people who get to spend so much of their days in these offices. The spaces are simply stunning.
These designs master a balancing act of functionality and beauty. It’s truly a piece of art by the architects and designers.
The profiles feature the newly minted Zimmerman/Wilhoit Properties headquarters in south Springfield, the retrofitted digs of Vecino Group up on Commercial Street and a unique profile that took us to Bear country, Missouri State University.
I toured Obelisk Home, and if you’ve never been inside, I’d go now. Take a peek up the stairwell and you’ll find yourself transported from downtown Springfield to a metropolitan hub.
Then there is the surprise underground — Pitt Technology Group’s “corner offices” set up in shipping containers that once housed hoards of macaroni and cheese.
We hope you love this photo tour as much as we enjoyed putting it together.
A special thanks to all the businesses that invited us inside.
Welcome to SBJ’s Office NV, second edition.
—Christine Temple, Features Editor and Audience Development Director
A health care worker became a first-time business owner; a home baker decided to pursue a longtime dream of starting her own business; and Springfield-based Premier Choice Tax and Accounting Solutions LLC expanded its reach in Greene County.
Aaron Elliott never imagined he would get into medical device or create a self-defense fitness-based business. Now the co-owner of F8 Fitness and Self-Defense at the age of 46, he says Dr. Seuss nailed it on the head with “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” He says as long as you have the passion for it, you can do anything.
Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager of Arvest Bank Steve Kelly says now is the time to start looking at your financial situation—such as where you can cut back or prepare yourself for economic recovery.
John Lopez, managing member at Old Route 66 Dispensary, talks through the Dispensary’s decisions to manufacture and transport its own goods. Lopez says the ultimate goal is to cut the cost of their product by around 30-50%. John Lopez is a Springfield Business Journal 2020 12 People You Need to Know.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of impacts on the labor force, with some businesses doing well and others taking a hit. Elizabeth Hurts, business development manager at HR Advantage, says as much as we look forward to moving on, the effects of the pandemic aren’t over.
Mackenzie Scherer, small business technology consultant and owner of Mackenzie Scherer, LLC, discusses how scheduling software can help you keep ahead of your to-do list. Technology like chatbots and email templates...
Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, says she’s seen edible flowers used many ways in different areas of the country. McCleary was initially contacted by several bakers, but says …
Carley Joy, sales and marketing director of SafeSpace Company says she and her father, CEO Rick Williams, have an honest and open communication style. Williams says the key is never to take things …
Brad Noble, co-founder of Art of Everyone, says art is the one thing that remains open to expression. He says art goes beyond the activity and helps build connections between people. Springfield …
Carol Taylor, former president of Evangel University, tells features editor Christine Temple about the new challenges she faced leading students, staff and faculty through a year of learning in a …
Michelle Romero, owner of PKD Venue, says because of her busy schedule, using social media has helped her marketing efforts. Incorporating your journey, including struggles as well as victories, can …