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“I felt like I was ruining their neighborhood, and I didn’t know how to solve it.” — Jason Hynson of Victory Mission, on the unintended social effect homelessness had on businesses around Grant Beach

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Investing in IT: Colleges, businesses doubling down to create tech workforce

The information technology industry is growing faster than the national workforce can keep up. Springfield isn’t immune.

Open for Business: Archie’s Italian Eatery

Archie Donoho started Archie’s Italian Eatery with son-in-law Lorenzo Hudson; Holly Bowdidge Childers opened Word on the Street Bookshop in Ozark; and a second retail store for personal safety equipment supplier Hard Hat Gear opened.

Retail sales lukewarm for Valentine’s Day

Consumers were expected to set a record for Valentine’s Day spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation. However, local retailers say Springfieldians didn’t rise to the occasion.

Food ventures expanding menu, delivery options

Two Springfield food service companies have targeted growth in 2020 through a dash of menu additions and a sprinkle of new services.