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Leaning Toward Local

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they love organizations with local chapters because of their ability to adapt to area needs. Robinson says under their leadership. they’ve …

Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says they’ve adapted the Taste of SoMo event to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Though the event can’t be held on the …

Rob Gary, founder of the Welcome to Springfield: We’re closed! Facebook page, says he started the page as a resource for a small group of friends. Within a few days, it grew beyond his expectations …

Entrepreneur Amby Lewis says it’s important to show support for local businesses and events on social media. Lewis says liking. sharing and commenting on posts can increase awareness and help a …

Parks play a large role in our quality of life, from creating memories to generating more than $15 million in annual visitor spending. Diana Tyndall, marketing & sponsorship coordinator with the …

Abbie Brown, owner of Brown Abbey Gourmet, wowed Catherine and Thor Bersted when she made her Greek salad dressing for Lavender Falls Farm. They encouraged her to start her own company selling her …

“I get everything local, as much as possible,” says Ashley Tate, owner of Sugar’s Pies and Sundries. Tate uses local fruits and berries in her pies as well as other ingredients that come from …

“We would really like to be able to source all of our ingredients locally, but we’re gonna have to build up to that and have a better understanding of the seasonal availability of everything that …

 Katie Baker, owner of The Gracious Plate, says she started her locally-sourced, meal-prep business at the worst possible time. Baker opened in January when there wasn’t much variety of locally …

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