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Annie Pope, CEO and Owner of The Chili Bowl By Cafe 21, closed her successful bakery to spend more time with her family. “It got to the point where it just kind of consumed everything. It was …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she’s faced many difficulties in starting The Rebound Foundation. Securing donations and meeting clients’ individual needs …

“From my standpoint, making the decision to walk away took a lot of time for me,” says Donald J. Babb, CEO and executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. He says his job has …

Janice Goocher, owner and designer of Canvas Connections, turned her side passion into a business. Goocher, who loves artwork and challenging herself with new things, says she began hosting parties …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says if you want to be successful in business, you must include your family members. Before she realized the importance, she and her husband each …

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 …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says she likes to ask people about their anchors. Hers are her faith and her family. She also likes to reassure herself with positive …

“It was one of the best things in my life, selling the business, because I was able to take a vacation with no cell phones or anything and just read and not worry that my business was burning down …

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 …

“When you finally find that balance, you definitely don’t want to go back the other direction,” says Will Carter, Marketing Officer for Central Trust Company. Carter says he learned that taking …

“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 …

When Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company, came back from serving in Vietnam, he started working in the family business with his father. When his father was killed in an …

“Time management’s a constant challenge, especially [for] entrepreneurial people, because you tend to be workaholics to some degree, and you’re always trying to grow and you’re always trying …

“I’m ending something that I really… I really have enjoyed,” says Terry Bloodworth, owner and operator of Springfield Hot Glass Studio. Bloodworth says he’s ambivalent about closing his …

“My father started it in 1948 after returning home from World War II,” says Ron Kinney with Kinney Vending, Amusement, and Billiards Company. Kinney’s mother and father used GI money to open a …

Rich Callahan, General Manager of Air Services Heating and Air Conditioning and All Service Plumbing, says he believes servant leadership is the most important aspect of managing employees. “You …

“If I were to plan that out, that would never have looked like the best time to have children,” says Jessica Kruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Kruse and her husband …

Joe Shearrer, accountant at Spectrum Accounting, says he had to travel extensively when he worked in the insurance industry. Shearrer decided to switch careers to spend more time at home with his …

“I definitely, especially in the last few years, have made a point to make sure that I turn off work before I walk in the door. That’s been a lesson that I’ve learned,” says Travis Miller, …

David San Paolo, co-owner of Redneck Nutz, says their goal is to add employees and grow their business. Redneck Nutz is now working with a distributor who does business in eight states. “It’s a …

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