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Made to Order: Design Direction Meeting

“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’ …

“Sometimes you have mentors that are very informal — they don’t even know that they’re your mentor, just people that you admire and, I think, want to emulate,” says Crista Hogan, Executive …

Ömer Önder came to America from his native Turkey with the dream of opening a small neighborhood restaurant — a place where he hoped his customers would become his friends. After a year in …

Elizabeth Brooks, Owner of Springfield Riding Club, says when she started her business, she knew about horses and farming, but should have known more about how hay production affects her bottom …

“We have to be very creative — it’s not as simple as just saying, ‘Hey, we need money and would you like to give us some?’ It becomes very specific and helping an individual or a business …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says it’s an absolute necessity for entrepreneurs to be educated in business. Bloodworth says he has a good business manager, …

“A lot of times I would just assume that they would know what I expected of them, or what I had in mind,” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s Mill Bakery and Cafe. Brown says she …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says there is much to be learned by listening to others. This allows you to learn facts, perspectives, and use them to make the best decision. …

“It’s so incredibly helpful to have a group of people that I know I can shoot a text to or I can grab coffee with and say, ‘Hey, what do I do here,’” says Hector Cruz, Director of Alumni …

“We hire more on culture than we even do expertise, because they can grow to be experts in their area, but they’ve got to culturally fit with our team, because we function like a family. ” says …

Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio, says you need to trust in your strengths as a business owner, but don’t be too proud to accept help when you need it. …

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