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Value of Community Connection

Carrie Richardson, executive director at Leadership Springfield, says The Harvard Business Review recently published an article listing community connection as the fourth largest motivator for …

“I don’t care what position you’re in, you need to have someone else who’s been there and done that… to bounce things off of, talk about your mistakes,” says Paul Long, Vice President …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, discovered that she and her husband, Coach Dana Ford, each had experience with domestic violence growing up. They decided they wanted …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology says IT professionals often work long hours but you still have to make time for your family. Dipper coaches his son’s little …

Carrie Richardson, executive director at Leadership Springfield, says one of the greatest tools for networking is to look at your social circle and seek to connect with people outside that group. …

“We’re trying to think through what does a Turkish-inspired, American Diner look like? From the look and feel to the wall decor, how do we envision this?” asks Dustin Myers. Myers and Jeremy …

Springfield Diner is on the verge of a transformation. Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of Longitude LLC, show Önder their vision to turn his restaurant into Klasik Diner. Incorporating both …

Judy Hadsall, President and CEO of Multipli Credit Union, says she started in banking as a teller, but knew she wanted to get into commercial lending. She says her former boss, Rex Johnson, was …

Carrie Richardson, Executive Director at Leadership Springfield, says they build their board with the same model they teach. Using the CliftonStrengths development model, it allows them to tailor …

Running a restaurant often effects all members of the owner/operator’s family. But, for this restaurant the relationship is even more complicated than most. “It’s a romantic story,” says …

“We’re looking at some different designs together, getting Ömer’s initial reactions and trying to find out where we’re gonna take the visual part of this brand,” …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …

Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, co-owners of branding agency Longitude LLC, are using an online survey to get insights from customers about Springfield Diner. “Just as far as feedback, one of …

When Crista Hogan, Executive Director of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, was asked to give a speech about Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, she saw an opportunity to talk …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says his son Gabe started working with him in at age fifteen. Bloodworth needed some help in filling a large order and he …

Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, co-owners of branding agency Longitude LLC, say the first steps in the rebranding process for Springfield Diner is to gather information from customers. This will help …

“A lot of the assumptions that we had when we started this business have been proven otherwise, and so we’ve learned a lot about the patterns of the community and the area and what people do,” …

“It’s just taking the time to be a good person and understand people, and if we do that, I think we’ll be very successful there,” says Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield. …

Jody Dow, Executive Director of The Springfield Dream Center, says her coworkers can usually tell when she’s getting emotionally worn down. Dow says they keep a folder full of their clients’ …

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