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Art as an Economic Development Force

Nicole Chilton, director of marketing and development with the Springfield Regional Arts Council, says a great arts community helps draw talent to an area. She says the arts bring in $29.8 million to …

Gary Gibson, general manager of City Utilities, says the themes of individualism and doing right for the right reason from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead have stayed with him over the years. Gibson …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they learned early in their career to practice listening and humility. Robinson says these abilities are critical to being a good leader. Robinson …

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most companies promote good employees to management positions. She says that’s why it’s critical for managers to know the basics of …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says many have questions about diversity and inclusion. He says a challenge is establishing a shared …

Tim Potthoff, project manager with Nabholz, says it’s important to be active in groups and charities. He says you should give back to the community that has given to you. Potthoff is a 2020 …

Sarah Walters, organizational leadership coordinator with Evangel University says partnering builds a sense of community. She says building relationships and networking are just two advantages to …

Kirk Baumann, team member experience manager with O’Reilly Hospitality Management says one of his favorite children’s books teaches kids and reminds adults to care about others. Duration: …

Jamie Thomas, vice president of Prosperiti Properties, says their mission statement is to help the communities they serve to prosper. They’re partnering with several nonprofits to help people with …

Joe Hornickel, planning and zoning director for the city of Branson, says it’s easy to work late in order to finish a task. Realize the world won’t end if you complete it the following day. …

Brett Curry, CEO of OMG Commerce says leaders should create scenarios where they help each other grow, embrace problems and enjoy growth and development. Learn to see your challenges as opportunities. …

Kirk Baumann, team member experience manager with O’Reilly Hospitality Management says social media can make or break your career. He says they Google applicants names to see if they are a good fit …

Andy Drennen, founder of Blend For That, had a number of projects in the works when the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on his plans. He says finding ingredients and packaging for his teas has been …

Brandi O’Reilly, executive director of Dynamic Strides, says her passion for her work makes it difficult to maintain a work-life balance. She says she has to turn off thoughts about work and enjoy …

Jamie Thomas, vice president of Prosperiti Properties, says she spent years worrying that she’d miss opportunities if she put her family first. “The minute that I was brave enough to say, I’m a …

“I would just say, the miracle here, the secret sauce is how the right person has come at the right time and who has expertise,” says Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope. Donaldson says you …

“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 …

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 …

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