YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY
Four of the five companies receiving top honors from this year’s Economic Impact Awards are health care agencies. I’m sure, like me, you’re not surprised. The past 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have taxed health care systems, and they rose to meet the challenge. They cared for our community’s health, which is a key factor in its economic recovery.
A heartfelt congratulations to all the honorees for driving this community forward. I also give a round of applause to the judges who took their time to read and score the nominations, and a big thanks to you, our readers, for your continued support of our local company as Springfield Business Journal heads into its 42nd year.
—Christine Temple, Executive Editor
Here’s the Economic Impact Awards selection process from start to finish:
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