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The first thing we want organizations to realize is that safety culture is already a substantial piece of your overall culture. You can’t separate the two. You can choose to ...

Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.

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Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.

Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.

Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”

Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.

Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, shares the reason behind the business’ name. She says part of the inspiration goes back to a painting her daughter had in her room when she was younger.

Heather Kite, owner of Rooted Deep Farms, relates how she started up her business in the summer of last year. She says it was a long journey, but she is satisfied with the choice she made.

Amy Susan, director of public relations at EquipmentShare, discusses EquipmentShare’s philosophy of design thinking, and how field experience dictates their innovation. Design thinking consists of brainstorming, collaborating, beta testing and a practical implementation of solutions.

Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for the Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about their efforts for community outreach. He says the team wants to use its platform to give back to the community.

Amy Susan, director of public relations at EquipmentShare, says EquipmentShare relies on its four core values to promote cohesive working spaces. She says those values are Humility, Integrity, Drive, and Intelligence.

Sandy Higgins, owner of Crackerjack Shack, says the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to pivot in unexpected ways, but it also provided an opportunity to improve. Higgins says as an entrepreneur, she sees fertile ground when she is forced into a position where she has to be creative.

Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, gives her two book recommendations. She says “Factory Man” by Beth Macy and “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay have both influenced her and her business outlook.

Andrea Petersberg, owner of The Local Bevy, says believing in her product means she doesn’t have to sell it. Petersberg says while she has a variety of artists who sell in her store, she takes the time to learn about each artist and how they work, and how that makes their product unique.

Randy Bacon discusses his decision to do projects he enjoys instead of exclusively focusing on projects that pay well. Now a professional photographer with nearly 40 years of experience, Bacon says despite not always taking the highest paying projects, he is the richest he could be.

Service members bring a lot to the team, says Amy Susan, director of public relations for technology company EquipmentShare. After a veteran’s day celebration last year, Susan says EquipmentShare decided to do more than a celebration. She says the company gets a lot of value from its veteran workforce.

Andrew Drennen, president of Springfield Sister Cities Association, discusses the opportunities that 2020 gave young professionals of Springfield. Drennen says technological improvements have really helped “make the world flat” as it connects more people around the globe.

From school teacher to business owner, Sandy Higgins talks about her life and how she became the owner of The Crackerjack Shack. Higgins says the story started when she began sewing for her six year old daughter, and she began to get requests to buy the clothes she made.

Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, discusses an issue she sees in how business is presented to young women. She says because social roles are different for men and women, women can be led to expect an unrealistic work-life balance as business owners.

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