Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking & finance, education, health care, law and media.
Medical professionals are 'cautiously optimistic' as pandemic continues.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted organizers to cancel last year’s business event.
Over 80% in health care sector note struggles to find qualified applicants.
Average local weekly pay rises 6.8% in the third quarter.
A year dubbed unprecedented in many ways has led to a new concern for employers, employees and customers alike – exposure to the coronavirus at places of business.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, government, insurance, marketing and nonprofit.
Show Me Christian County organization adds staff and plans to double annual budget through five-year plan.
Delays in receiving tax statements in Greene County stemmed from technical errors as one county office changed software systems, leading to late and sometimes incorrect statements and the resignation of the Greene County collector.
The company is seeking employees for developments in Republic and Springfield.
Patrick Baird and Katherine Thompson are exiting Baird Lightner Millsap.
The health care system is seeing lower patient counts following December peaks.
A collaboration between a tech-focused nonprofit and the Missouri Job Center is generating new talent for the information technology industry via free training classes.
Airport officials expect leisure and business travel could take years to reach pre-pandemic levels.
Specialty grocer Filipino Market LLC opened; the Republic restaurant for national pizza chain Domino’s moved; and personal trainer David Poland expanded into Christian County.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, education, government, insurance, law, municipal, nonprofit and retail.
The Hive in Willard is hiring people with disabilities for plans to open in March.
Legislators in Jefferson City seek to level the playing field for the state’s retailers.
The business incubator releases its annual economic development report.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
This poll is not a scientific sampling. It offers a snapshot of what readers are thinking.
Heather Kite, owner of startup business Rooted Deep Farms, talks about tough times during the winter of 2020-2021. She says determination was a necessary component that kept her going.
Jeramey and Julia Henson, co-owners of HM Dentworks Academy, discuss the importance of family in work-life balance. They say you can’t make up for the major life events. HM Dentworks Academy is also co-owned by Chris McWhirter.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistry Pottery, talks about her struggle with PXE, or Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a disease that affects the eyes. She says that despite her struggle, she is ultimately thankful.
Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.
Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.
Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.
Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.
Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.