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John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.

A 2020 report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a Federal Government-owned agency, finds that solar panels operating outdoors for 25 years...

An employment service specializes in making connections between hiring managers and job candidates. We also prepare...

Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.

Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, talks about the concepting that went behind the aesthetic of the business.

Caleb Scott, coach and co-owner of Queen City Insane Asylum football team, says he had to sacrifice early on to make sure his team had places to play. With the business climate at the time, it wasn't easy.

Aaron York talks about the culture he fosters at Donco3 as the general superintendent. York says the key is to treat your business like family.

Hollie Elliot, executive director for the Dallas County Economic Development Group, gives reasons why many companies choose to locate in a small town. She says community support can mean a lot to a company's success.

Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, says it was thanks to Springfield that his business made it through the 2020 pandemic. He says that their 50th anniversary celebration brought them much needed community support.

Jim and Debbie Meinsen say that after the 2020 pandemic they have seen a lot of local businesses increase in importance. They say the idea of essential workers was key to that change.

Andrew VanZyll describes how his side-gig, Grimbeard Leather, began several years ago. He says it really started with something that he considered a spare activity and has become his side-hustle.

Oftentimes it takes a while before your sidegig starts rolling. Barak Hill gives his experience slowly seeing his business improve, and how he used his connections and reputation to gain more clients. Barak Hill is a local professional musician.

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful tools and resources to use for the customer discovery phase of launching a new tech business. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.

Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.

Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.

Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.

Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.

Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.

Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.

Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.

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