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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 …

Eddie Gumucio, organizer and founder of the Queen City Shout Music festival says his wife’s experience with poverty relief agencies helped expand the number of nonprofits they could help. He says …

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 …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she made a point to visit with local businesses to learn about potential partners. She says donations of time and services are …

Kirk Baumann, team member experience manager with O’Reilly Hospitality Management, says community outreach is critical to organizational culture. He says doing the right thing builds engagement …

Technology business consultant Mackenzie Scherer says too many social media posts can be counterproductive for your business. Biweekly website updates help with Google searches, but always announce …

Taylor Otwell, CEO of Laravel, says don’t be afraid to bring employees on board. Otwell says you want to protect your business, but the increase in productivity is worth it. Duration: 0:31

Singer-songwriter Justin Larkin says moving to virtual performances is similar to his busking days. He says services like Venmo and Virtual Tip Jar provide some income, but fall short of paying …

Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes, says overwhelm is very real for her. Managing a career and household as a single parent means prioritizing the things that are most important. Duration: …

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 …

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most of her practice deals with helping businesses reduce challenges and implement best practices for FMLA and ADA. Wente is a 2020 Springfield …

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 …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says clearly defined goals and teamwork will prepare you for success. Listen to others’ perspectives to help find a better game plan. Duration: 1:22

Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says one of their secrets is partnering with others. Look for partners who have the same heart, passion and goals. Duration: 0:55

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says when dealing with a remote team, it’s important to see your coworkers. Seeing expressions can help you read emotional states, observe stress …

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 …

Ashley Fletcher, licensed clinical social worker says many things in today’s climate are traumatic. She says creating a safe, supportive environment is one of the first steps in the healing …

Jamie Tillman, owner of Canna Bliss, was denied permits to open five medical marijuana dispensaries in the Springfield area. She says the financial loss was devastating but she intends to regroup and …

Brian Fogle, president of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, says their experience with natural disasters has proven helpful in dealing with the pandemic. Fogle says you must look long term to …

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