As equity partner and attorney at Parks & Jones Attorneys at Law, nearly half of Cameron Jones’ clients are farmers and veterans. He concentrates on securing their futures and honoring their legacies.
Jones established the firm’s elder law practice in 2012, after which the firm quickly grew from three staff members to 13 in 2018. Jones was instrumental in developing and continues to oversee the firm’s estate planning annual maintenance program.
He serves on the advisory board of the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and on the board of directors for Project Rescue Foundation.
What is your proudest moment? Since my daughter was born, I can easily say that being her dad is by far my greatest accomplishment. Mickie Jane lights up our lives.
What are you doing to make the Ozarks better? When we are able to help our farmers and veterans get the benefits they have earned … we are investing back into the people who make the Ozarks so special.
What is your best productivity hack? Focus most of your efforts on what you are uniquely gifted and qualified to do, and bring people onto your team who are strong in the areas you are weakest in.
What did you learn the hard way? People do not always care what you know, until they know they have been heard.
What’s your most treasured possession? My salvation in Jesus Christ.
Auto service veterans choose Springfield for long-term investments in Blue Iguana.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful advice and cautionary tips about the importance of tracking cash flow for new or established businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Michael Smith and Chris Sawyer, COO and CEO of Next Level Solutions respectively, discuss how they keep their remote teams and offices in and out of country on the same page. Next Level Solutions was ranked #1 in the Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Dynamic Dozen.
John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares tips for entrepreneurs who are ready to seek funding. Some of her tips apply broadly; some target technology industry businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups, and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliott discusses common misconceptions about locating your business in a small town. She says that there are a lot of benefits that people may not consider.
Drawing on his own experience dynamically evolving his company and business model, Jim Meinsen discusses when and how you might need to draw on new technology. Jim and Debbie Meinsen are co-owners of TCI Graphics in Springfield.
John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.
Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, talks about the concepting that went behind the aesthetic of the business.
Caleb Scott, coach and co-owner of Queen City Insane Asylum football team, says he had to sacrifice early on to make sure his team had places to play. With the business climate at the time, it wasn't easy.