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No Ceiling: A Passion for Kids

Brandy Harris, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, tells features editor Christine Temple that a dark childhood gave her the passion and skills necessary to fight for children. Listen to the …

Anne Baker, co-owner of several local restaurants, tells features editor Christine Temple about growing up poor, growing up as a first generation American and how she views her childhood after …

Brent Cochran, owner of Al’s Pals Pet Place, started an e-commerce business to work with his son Alex who has Down’s syndrome. The venture combines Alex’s love of pets with social interaction …

Molly McCleary, owner and farmer of Maypop Flower Farm, recently hired three women to help her. She says it’s a great opportunity for everyone because they can work while watching the children and …

Steve Edwards, president and CEO of CoxHealth, says the window of time when you can effect change is very brief. Edwards says one leader demonstrated the boldness to push forward and defy the status …

Independent business consultants Mary Overbey, Lucas Walker and Damion Trout have been discussing how businesses may be different after coming back from the pandemic. Owners may need to reassess …

In addition to feeding people in need with Hillbilly Smokers, Paul Allen has been spending a lot of time with his children. With school cancelled, Allen has been keeping his daughters occupied with …

When singer-songwriter Justin Larkin had gigs cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, he decided to see it as an opportunity. Larkin is spending his downtime with family, staying positive and …

Amy Greene, owner of IPA Educational Supply says with distance learning in effect, parents are looking for help. Green says though they are an essential business, they are encouraging customers to …

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 …

Zachary Troutman, motivational speaker, says his children are the number one motivation in his life. “While I want to impact so many people, I want to be able to leave a legacy to my sons,” …

Ken Childers, partner with City Music, says music has always helped define his life. Childers says after CD Warehouse closed, he and some friends decided to open a store with a live music venue. …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she used to constantly shift roles between work and home life. Another young mom told her she designated certain days to her …

Brandi O’Reilly, executive director of Dynamic Strides, says one of their biggest challenges is funding patient’s therapy sessions when Medicaid and insurance reach their annual caps. “Every …

Paul Long, vice president with Ollis/Akers/Arney, says a demanding job can take a toll on your family life. When his children were young, he would work early and go back to work late to spend the …

Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software says working from home isn’t for everyone. Distractions, isolation and the ability to regulate your work life balance are things to consider. Frantz suggests …

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 …

“A lot has to be done within 72 hours,” says Keke Rover, Director of Ambassadors for Children. School enrollment, court dates and finding daycare are several issues a foster parent must …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “Well, a simple idea is for a company to do something like ‘blue jeans day,’ …

“I like Jungian philosophy and I like existentialism, so by reading about that, it helps give me purpose in what I do, and keeps me motivated,” says Linda Saturno, Executive Director of the Child …

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