T-Mobile earned the top spot in J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Study. Including the Springfield call center, T-Mobile scored 848, 43 points higher than the wireless industry average. It is the fifth consecutive top ranking for the company and the 19th time since 2004.
CoxHealth obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Patricia Dix is one of five inductees selected for the Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame by Missouri State University. Dix, along with other inductees Christopher “Kit” Bond, Wendy Doyle, Bob Holden and Dred Scott, will be honored next month at White River Conference Center.
Nixa High School art teacher Ryan Widel was selected for a 2020 Award for Excellence in PK-12 Art Education by the U.S. Society for Education Through Art. He’ll receive the honor this month at the National Art Education Association Convention in Minneapolis.
Lana Stephens, engineering technician and forensic investigator at Miller Engineering PC, was honored with the 2019 Rosebud Award from the National Association of Women in Construction-Southwest Missouri Chapter. The award recognizes women in construction with 10 years or less of experience.
Branson performer Shoji Tabuchi was chosen for induction into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame for contributing to the art of fiddling, and preserving, educating and promoting its historical and societal significance. He’ll be inducted next month at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Piatchek & Associates promoted Shawn Gallagher to associate adviser after attaining his license in Series 7 general securities and as an investment adviser representative from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He is a registered representative with Kestra Investment Services and an investment adviser with Kestra Advisory Services.
Hurts Donut Co. LLC placed No. 25 on Small Business Expo’s 2019 Top 100 Small Businesses. The Best of Small Business Awards recognizes small and midsize business visionaries nationwide.
The Health Resources and Services Administration recognized Jordan Valley Community Health Center with a National Quality Leader Award. The center ranked in the top 1-2% of health centers nationwide in clinical quality measures in behavioral health and was the only health center in Missouri to receive the recognition.
Community Partnership of the Ozarks Inc. appointed Ashley Krug, Brian McDonough, David Oliver and Grant Seifried as board members. Krug is the market development coordinator for the city of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services Sustainability Division. McDonough is the vice president and general manager for Gray Media Group Inc. Oliver is the KOLR 10 weeknight evening news anchor. Seifried is an account manager for Springfield Remanufacturing Corp.’s Heavy Duty Division.
The Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce named its Nixie Award honorees in six categories: Small Business of the Year, Insight Design Architects LLC; Large Business of the Year, Air Services Heating & Cooling/All Service Professional Plumbing; Volunteer of the Year, Christine Ferguson of Xtreme Exteriors Roofing & Siding LLC; Ambassador of the Year, Delores Albers of Delores Albers Photography; Individual Member of the Year, Summer Lampe of Xtreme Exteriors Roofing & Siding; and Lifetime Achievement Award, Sharon Benton Whitehill of Compere Robinette CPAs. Nominations are chosen by a committee of board members.
Prime Inc. was named one of the Top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For in 2020 by CarriersEdge and the Truckload Carriers Association. The companies are chosen through in-depth interviews, driver surveys, successful programs and emerging trends.
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 …