Substitute bill removes several barriers to operating in emerging market.
A defendant was dismissed from a lawsuit involving nearly two dozen southwest Missouri timeshare businesses and individuals.
Before the activity can become legal, the governing body sends a substitute bill to Planning & Zoning.
Council gives its approval to list that includes economic vitality and fiscal sustainability.
Newsmakers in the areas of education, health care, insurance, law, nonprofit, recreation and transportation.
She practiced law for 38 years, receiving multiple accolades.
Marilyn Nolan agrees to pay millions in restitution to the federal government.
Sam Dryer, Managing Director with the Greater Ozarks Division of Mutual of Omaha explains how companies can create a customer-focused culture and still meet sales goals. Dryer provides four tips and …
Gov. Mike Parson appoints Eric Schmitt, effective Jan. 3, 2019.
A three-tier regulatory system would be introduced if approved by council next week.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, advertisement, architecture, education, law, nonprofit and real estate.
Tim Brenner says he’s “shocked” and has hired attorneys for case.
U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison alleges misconduct, negligence and inattention to duty.
Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, outlines how Springfield is distinct from other communities, positioning the city well for a national reputation. This is sponsored …
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, community, education and law.
The exclusive listing agent counters the homeowner’s statements about a contract with an out-of-town buyer.
The Springfield representative succeeds Todd Richardson, who’s now the state’s Medicaid director.
Local timeshare exit firms taken to court under a scam accusation.
Springfield Paper Co. maintains revenue growth trend in second century of operation.
Vera Gibbons visited family in California. Their aunt, who is in the cosmetics industry, introduced them to Baby Foot®, which they immediately loved. The product learning curve was shallow, but the complications came into play when it was time to go to market. Learn the team of experts they consulted along the way to success.
How do you develop your company's core values? Mark Struckhoff and Michele Delcoure, both with Council of Churches discuss how they did it and the importance of why you should. Ask the Experts is a monthly series in cooperation with Springfield Business Journal. This is sponsored content.
As employees are more mobile and have a desire to work from home, Haden Long owner of Ellecor, explains office spaces are trending towards a more home-like feel. Things like shared work spaces, office pets, and cozy furnishings allow employees to be selective about where they work and become more effective as a result.
Every industry has to navigate trend shifts, but Scott Shotts of Missouri Spirits describes the changes in beverage industry as anarchy. Tried-and-true spirits rules are being ignored. Learn how the local distillery balances following the trends for product development with taking risks.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, started his first business at the age of 19, ran the business for 16 years before selling it. He recognizes the benefits of starting a business so young when he had relatively little to lose. "The stress and the uncertainty of this would be crippling," he says for somebody accustomed to a regular paycheck.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.