Allison Kimes of Guaranty Bank: “Studies have shown that prolonged sitting takes its toll on employee health.”
Jahana Uchtman: “Big or small, every company needs a marketing plan.”
Jeremy Wells has advice on how to be strategic with your brand strategy.
Don Harkey: Businesses must focus on customer experience as well as product quality.
Kenny Gott says couples should talk to each other and other relatives about after-death plans.
Wealth adviser Paula Dougherty: “Retirement brings the end of a chapter in your career and the start of a new lifestyle.”
CPA Kristin Carter says “many taxpayers are still unsure of their tax situation and how tax reform will affect them.”
Lynne Haggerman discusses new changes in the law.
Attorney Stephen Aton says understanding options for protecting assets is key.
UMB Bank’s Justin Butler describes opportunities to save money and reduce risk.
Cox College’s Amy Vaughan says occupational therapy is growing like titans of business, such as Netflix.
JMark’s Todd Nielsen says disasters can happen with just a server crash.
People Centric Consulting Group’s Don Harkey suggests taking care of your team first.
Michael Frerking of Guaranty Bank: “Home construction loans are different and can be a little confusing.”
Wyatt Jenkins of BKD Corporate Finance points to “higher interest rates, a bullish outlook on bank stocks, a strong economy, a more bank-friendly regulatory environment and lower tax rates.”
Chandler Johnston of Arvest Bank: "Customers put their trust and confidence in a secure system each time they make credit and debit transactions."
Don Davis of Commerce Trust Co. asks, "What does it mean for Springfield?"
The community’s architectural and engineering professionals present these 25 projects as an insight into their portfolios.
Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says when she was a young salesperson the biggest mistake she made was looking at people as numbers. She started experiencing real success when she made the mental shift to thinking of her customers as people and genuinely caring about their needs above her own.
Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, attributes the company's fast growth in part to keeping customers happy. Base Construction & Management LLC is one of the Springfield Business Journal 2019 Dynamic Dozen companies, recognizing the 12 fastest growing companies in the area.
"You are a leader," says Carrie Richardson, Executive Director of Leadership Springfield. She gives suggestions as to how you can develop your leadership skills.
Michael Wehreberg, Wehrenberg Design Company, discusses the shift in the last five years in web site design to mobile-first designs. Ultimately, you have to think of the human first and serve them with ease, and Google will give you credit for being mobile friendly.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, struggles with the process of renaming his restaurant. The process led by Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency Longitude LLC. Ömer expresses all of the emotions he is going through as they work together to revise his seating, menu, hours, and a name to reflect those changes.
It is projected that 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65 years old everyday for 19 years, and non profits are going to be competing over the coming years in a fierce labor market. Give Five was developed as a civic matchmaking program to help connect capable retirees with charitable organizations that need help. Greg Burris outlines the problems the program addresses, opportunities for individuals and organizations, as well as how United Way of the Ozarks is licensing to the program to share with other communities.
Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The Movement. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.
With more job openings than people to fill them, it is time for your company to evaluate how you are motivating and engaging your team to help you retain and attract the best talent. Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, walks you through tangible and intangible incentives that encourage employee engagement, performance enhancement, and higher job satisfaction.
"When we first started we thought we could pretty much do this on our own," discloses Vera Gibbons with Baby Foot®. "We thought we knew what would be great...that's not really what happened." Gibbons recommends partnering with a strong marketing partner early and give them a budget.
With four generations in the workplace, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of how each approaches brainstorming can make all the difference in arriving at the best idea. Boomer Kay Logsdon, Director of Applications at CultureWaves, and self-described fossil Millennial Locke Hilderbrand share what their trends research at CultureWaves tells us about generational differences and tips on how to bridge the gaps. Generations in the Workplace is an ongoing multi-episode series tackling the issues of generational conflict.