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Springfield Business Journal’s Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the world of five of our community’s leaders. In this year’s edition, we share the stories of a diversity champion, manufacturing general manager, trails advocate and nonprofit director, fulfillment center general manager, and businessman and chamber of commerce leader. The common thread is intense passion – for their work, employees and communities. SBJ’s editorial staff followed them as they racked up tens of thousands of steps, led community and company meetings, interviewed a new candidate and connected with longtime staff, enjoyed competition with staff, worked out, and toured some of the region’s largest manufacturing and distribution facilities. We also learned more about what drives them and got a front-row seat to their leadership styles. Join us as we share what we saw in the 2023 Day in the Life. —Christine Temple, Executive Editor
The first downtown Springfield branch for Arvest Bank opened; a longtime licensed massage therapist became a first-time business owner; and 7 Brew Coffee opened its fourth shop in Springfield.