Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina opened; G5 Enterprises Inc. relocated one of its six Bolivar Insulation branches; and Equity Restoration LLC got its start.
New owners are in place at The Dress; Shaun Massey, Neil Brock and Jeremy Atchley joined forces start Midwest Supply; and Croley Insurance and Financial Inc. purchased HealthPointe Insurance Solutions LLC.
Huber & Associates Inc. moved its Springfield office; City Butcher LLC opened an east-side food truck; and Southwest Missouri Safety Co. closed on an acquisition.
Whiskey Tango launched at the former Parlor 88 on Republic Road; Michael Bryars started Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting; and Best Western Plus Bolivar Hotel & Suites opened in Bolivar.
Menard Inc. arrived to town with two locations opened simultaneously; Maes Gelateria launched a south-side shop; and Jeremy and Emily Burcham purchased Meridian Title Co.
Vib Springfield began operations; David Wenzel started his own studio after seven years working in the hair salon industry; and Little Danube LLC opened to honor the owner's father escaping from communism.
A pair of former Springfield residents start a refilling shop for soaps, shampoos and other cleaning products; Midwest Archery opens at the former Carpet Barn; and The Rib Shack rebrands as The Rib Joint LLC.
Sunterra Springs Springfield opens its doors; a husband and wife take on their second venture in Branson Landing; and Gooey’s Grilled Cheese LLC launches in the SGF Mobile Food Park.
Roots Coffee Bar takes over the former Skybox Too space; Discount Tire opens a second Springfield store; and QCR Holdings Inc. completes its purchase of Springfield First Community Bank.
The Urban Cup reopened with new owners at a new spot; Business Scents LLC got its start; and clothing retailer H&M opened a shop at Branson Landing.
Potential facility operators apply for city zoning approvals.
"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.
One year into opening Ellecor, Haden Long gave birth to her second daughter. The first five months of her life, she was with her constantly at work. "They're why we do this," Long explains.
Brandy Hickman with 2B well & Living Light with Brandy Lane advises to be responsive and authentic with your clients. If you don't, the business will go elsewhere.