Officials meet with a consultant and consider committee members for 20-year outlook.
The Ride the Ducks Branson captain, general manager and operations supervisor are named in an indictment.
Six Texas men now have been ordered to serve time in prison.
Kuvera Partners will remove black mold at the long-closed theater.
Bluegreen Vacations agrees to pay the outdoor retailer more than $40 million.
The Springfield trampoline park is set to include a zip line and warped wall.
At least $60 million in investments are bringing rides and amusement parks as new offerings.
Clear Marketing is now under the ownership of Kansas-based Soulgarden Inc.
The Sequiota Store/Treadway’s General Store & Gas Station vote narrowly fails 5-4.
A franchise store of Nashville, Tennessee-based NoBaked Cookie Dough began serving sweet treats; lake cruise operator Main Street Marina joined the axe-throwing business; and Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic LLC nearly tripled its space in a relocation.
The first Mellow Mushroom in southwest Missouri is scheduled to launch this month.
A historic run by the St. Louis Blues to the Stanley Cup Final – its first appearance in 49 years – has some Springfield sports bars seeing green.
Sixty-eight business and community leaders are chosen.
University officials boost marketing efforts for new naming rights agreement.
The outdoor retailer ends a marketing agreement with Bluegreen Vacations.
Economic Impact Awards also honor companies for years in business.
Local developer plans renovations after investing $5 million in foreclosed property acquisitions.
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.
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.