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C.C. Guice, owner of A Wench in the Gear, says the new storefront is the first big investment of money into her business. She says the location is perfect because they’re adjacent to businesses …

Daniel Ogunyemi, college director of diversity, equity and inclusion for OTC says he’s realized it’s critical to spend time listening to others. He says whether you agree or disagree, you will …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says the pandemic has created new challenges for recruiting employees. She says many have moved to conducting interviews virtually or …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMARK, says there are many applications to help streamline your remote work experience. He says utilizing these apps has increased efficiency in their …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says people don’t realize how essential nonprofits are to our area. He says these organizations can help …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says unemployment levels are comparable to pre-pandemic levels. Trombetta attributes this to the diverse industry market in the …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMARK, says hackers are becoming more sophisticated in their phishing attempts. Nielsen says they’ve seen an increased number of attacks and managed …

Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says supporting local businesses is critical this holiday season. He says business owners’ response to the pandemic has …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says employers in several different fields are looking to hire. She says currently, manufacturing, health care and transportation …

Curtis Marshall, CEO of Tie & Timber Beer Company, says success isn’t necessarily attaining the end goal, but the process of getting there. Be flexible, open-minded and check your biases. Marshall …

People sometimes joke that they’re being worked to death, but in some cultures it’s no laughing matter. Author and consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D., says in Japan and China, death by overwork has …

Chelsey Bode, president of Pearson Kelly Technology says she never expected to be part of a generational business. Her father, Mike Kelly, started the business when she was in college. Bode intended …

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 …

“Most of the messy challenges we face that are related to our well-being are adaptive,” says author and consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D. Ward says incentivized programs are an attempt at a technical …

Steve Kelly, senior vice president with Arvest Bank, started a real estate brokerage during the 2007 recession. His business closed and Kelly returned to banking. He says the experience helps him …

Chelsey Bode, President of Pearson Kelly Technology says low rural bandwidth has hampered remote work for some employees during the pandemic. She says a lighter workload on office equipment allowed …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark says remote work can be challenging with distractions you wouldn’t have in an office setting. Nielsen says music helps him focus on the task at …

Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says he likes challenging people to hire the homeless. He says it requires understanding from the employers, but the dividends are smart, loyal and hard working …

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 …

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