Carter-Waters LLC promoted 23-year employee Holly Goodin to branch manager overseeing operations and sales. She is an incoming board member for the Springfield Contractors Association.
Drury University recognized Michelle Arnold with the 2018 Distinguished Staff Service Award for continuous achievement and dedication to the university and its mission. As the administrative assistant for the School of Communication, Fine & Performing Arts since 2015, she has overhauled and streamlined most of its processes and tasks.
Evangel University students Anna “Josie” Gregory and Madaline Thompson were selected for the 2018-19 Student Missouri State Teachers Association. Gregory is a middle school education major and Evangel’s SMSTA chapter president. Thompson is an early childhood/elementary education major and serves as Evangel’s chapter elementary education representative.
Southwest Baptist University professor of mathematics Bob Glasgow was presented the Leroy Sachs Award for lifetime achievement at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference in Columbia. The award, established in 1993, is given to an individual who has promoted the improvement of mathematics education.
Gov. Mike Parson appointed Cindy Herrmann Baker to the Committee for Professional Counselors and Dr. Colby Grove to the State Board of Pharmacy. Baker owns four counseling companies, Baker Consulting Services LLC, Touchstone Counseling LLC, Touchstone Helping Families LLC and Garden of Healing LLC. Grove is a pharmacist and co-owner of The Pharmacy @ Pleasant Hope.
Citizens Memorial Hospital added D.J. Edwards as a physician assistant at the Stockton Family Medical Center. His practice covers family medicine, wound care, therapeutic procedures and mental health counseling.
NewStream Enterprises LLC added Steven Huffman as director of supply chain. He spent 10 years as supply chain director at SRC Electrical LLC and has taught Principles of Management and Purchasing and Supply Chain Management classes at Missouri State University. Huffman is responsible for NewStream’s materials, logistics and information technology departments.
SRC Holdings Corp. promoted Jeremy Dodd to general manager of SRC Electrical LLC and Tim Stack to executive vice president over Global Recovery Corp., Ceramex North America and SRC Electrical. Dodd, who succeeds Stack as general manager, started working with SRC in 2000. Stack began his career with SRC in 2003, running SRC’S Asset Recovery Organization and as GM of SRC Logistics Inc.
Janelle Moffett was promoted to president of SummitMedia LLC from general sales manager. She replaces Rex Hansen, who is retiring. Moffett will lead stations KTTS, KSPW, KRVI and KSGF. She joined the broadcasting company as an account executive in 2001 and is a Drury University graduate and member of the Missouri Broadcasters Association.
Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center CEO Matthew Ennis accepted the CEO post for 1in6, a national nonprofit dedicated to male-identifying survivors of sexual abuse and assault. He led Freedom’s Rest in Ozark, a nonprofit providing shelter and advocacy to domestic and sexual violence survivors, since March 2017.
Gerken & Associates Inc. hired Shannon Dotson as director of operations in charge of business development, agent recruitment and retention and promotion of brand and culture. Dotson has 20 years of business management experience, most recently serving as the Springfield-Branson area manager for Magic Memories (USA) LLC, an international photography company.
Crave Cookie Dough owners eye store No. 2 as they enter the second year in business.
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.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.
After a year of experiential market research, Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, found three ways they plan to expand. Some were anticipated and others were not expected until they …
Inspirational speaker Chad Porter shares his story of turning a tragic accident that took him to the darkest depths into a rewarding career as a motivational speaker and business coach.
"For me success is...a little bit fleeting. Today's success and goal achieved only lasts about that long," says Curtis Millsap, owner of Millsap Farms. Look beyond the day-to-day financial achievements to the long-term victories.