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.
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.
Hollie Elliot, executive director for the Dallas County Economic Development Group, gives reasons why many companies choose to locate in a small town. She says community support can mean a lot to a company's success.
Andrew VanZyll describes how his side-gig, Grimbeard Leather, began several years ago. He says it really started with something that he considered a spare activity and has become his side-hustle.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
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.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Lori Rook, managing partner and attorney for Ozarks Elder Law, sits down to talk about some of the most important documents that people need to protect themselves. She says many people assume legal systems are in place that simply aren't there.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Tara Bielinski, vice president of strategic initiatives and population health at Phoenix Healthcare, while caring for her mom identified a gap in health care that inspired the CareWell program. CareWell brings back the “doc in a bag” to help patients gain comprehensive primary care at home. This is sponsored content.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Choosing to remodel or renovate existing space as opposed to building a new structure is a difficult decision for a business owner when evaluating space needs, functionality and cost concerns. …
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Many professionals find time and money to be a barrier to advancing their career with a graduate degree, and finding the right fit is a challenge as well. With this in mind, Drury University created …
Thursday, December 3, 2020
You’ve started your business, now what? Kyle Short, director of business services at BluCurrent Credit Union walks you through the first six steps to open your business account. Short provides a …
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Security and patrol companies offer varying degrees of services and expertise. Natalie McGuire, Owner of Task9, recommends questions you should ask when vetting security and patrol services. Officer …
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Meleah Spencer, CEO of The Kitchen, Inc., says architect Stephanie Ireland was the ideal person to bring their dream of a new campus to life. Spencer says the design is perfectly suited to handle …
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Croley Insurance has been fielding questions from employers and employees alike wondering what options exist for continued health insurance coverage if the company lays off workers. Trevor Croley, …
Monday, April 13, 2020
Anxiety and fear surrounding COVID-19 can be overwhelming for employers, employees, families and the community as a whole. As we work to flatten the curve for COVID-19, another wave is coming—COVID-19 mental health crisis.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Buddy Webb, principal architect with Buddy Webb & Co., says though maintaining a staff of primarily licensed architects and those seeking licensure is against the current industry trend, they have …
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Sam M. Coryell, President of Coryell Collaborative Group, says in order to grow outside Springfield they needed to reorganize their five businesses under one company. This allows them to control …
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Buying tax credits can help nonprofits. Michael Pruett, partner with Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, says the Neighborhood Assistance Program, or NAP, is a State of Missouri incentive program that …
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Paula Adams, president of Penmac, says they try to help clients find gainful employment regardless of whether they have a permanent address. She says they partner with Council of Churches to try …
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Carrie Tennis, senior director of operations with Family Pharmacy, says focusing on communities, customers and culture is the formula for their success. Practicing kindness is a more than four decade …
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Parks play a large role in our quality of life, from creating memories to generating more than $15 million in annual visitor spending. Diana Tyndall, marketing & sponsorship coordinator with the …
Thursday, January 23, 2020
“Every client should be treated as a client for life,” says Lance Garrett, vice president of the Springfield Division of Crossland Construction. From the design phase through replacing worn …
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Melanie Upshaw with Phoenix Home Care and Hospice, says we plan important events, but neglect to plan for our health care. Families often struggle to make decisions when a loved one isn’t able. …
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Jamie Jacobsen, owner of Fazoli’s, says small businesses are a lot like families. Their employees and customers are part of the community, so it’s important for them to help out local not for …
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, learned about living in poverty starting at the age of twelve following the death of his father. The kindness he experienced as a child along with an interview …
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Tom Faulkner, director of Crosslines, says it’s critical for businesses to utilize services from local nonprofits to help impoverished workers. Faulkner says by partnering with a nonprofit to teach …
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Kelly Harris, Director of Safe to Sleep, says the biggest obstacle faced by the working homeless is transportation. She says many times, homeless people need a place to keep their possessions while …
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Selecting the right IT partner for your company is daunting. Not all IT companies are the same. Learn five qualities to look for in your next IT partner beyond the products. This is sponsored …
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
How open is the communication in your workplace? Nicole Piper, Director of The One Stop for Early Childhood, says one of the most important things is to make your employees feel they are safe, secure …
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A resource center started last year by a Springfield-based nonprofit in a former hospital is bringing a new kind of care to the Monett community.
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Even with budget slashes, Mayor Ken McClure points to multiple wins.
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The award recognizes the professional, philanthropic and civic contributions of businessmen throughout the Springfield region.
Wednesday, June 29
All eight Missouri MSAs record increases in May, according to latest data.
Tuesday, June 28
The Downtown Springfield Association hosts a ceremony with Ascend partners.
Thursday, June 23
Robert Randolph discusses the manufacturing center ahead of its scheduled August opening.
Monday, June 20
Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic’s arrival in the Ozarks, local nonprofits that fight hunger are in other battles to keep up with the challenges of rising inflation, ongoing supply chain issues and increased demand for services.
Wednesday, June 15
The figure has been gradually decreasing this year.
Tuesday, June 14
But a pastor is critical of the reliance on a flawed count.