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 …
A three-tier regulatory system would be introduced if approved by council next week.
Room nights predicted at nearly 4,300 by Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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 …
The 111-room hotel is the centerpiece to O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC’s development of the northwest corner of Interstate 44 and Glenstone Avenue.
O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC is creating an unconventional event space on the north side.
Three years after opening Hotel Vandivort downtown, brothers John and Billy McQueary are adding a second boutique property adjacent to the first.
Bryan Properties LLC is bringing a new hotel to center city Springfield.
broke ground in June for O'Reilly Hospitality Management LLC's convention center addition to the DoubleTree by Hilton at the corner of Glenstone Avenue and Kearney Street.
Contractors are completing the $12 million downtown renovation.
The facility is scheduled to open by summer 2019 after four years of development.
Local timeshare exit firms taken to court under a scam accusation.
Three years after opening Hotel Vandivort downtown, the McQueary brothers are adding a second boutique property adjacent to the first.
Features Editor Christine Temple interviews the founding member of the Springfield Identity Project and co-owner of Hotel Vandivort.
You’ve just invested a significant amount of time and money to train members of your team. Now you have to see if your employees actually learned the confidence, skills, behaviors, or attitudes you …
Tom Muetzel opens The Fat Cat Pizza Co. in Strafford after selling out of Finnegan’s Wake.
Putt-putt holes will be found inside and outside venues throughout center city.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “The best, most efficient way a company can help is just start that conversation,” says Esther …
The first of SBJ's forums detailing Economic Growth Survey results is held.
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.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, took his experience as an expedition manager for National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in Ecuador to start his Ozarks based outdoor activity company. Since launching the company, he has relied on post-trip evaluations and prospective customer input to guide the course.
Jennifer Rothschild, author and speaker, says, "With the blessing of the success that we've experienced came something I did not expect, which was the need to lead. And, I am a reluctant leader." She realized that her ministry was managed very well, but the ministry's most valuable asset, the people, were not being led well. She gives you three choices she had to make as a reluctant leader. Jennifer Rothschild was one of nine leaders who presented at the 2018 Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas in 90 Minutes.
Miles Boyer, Office Manager for the Southern Region of the Builders’ Association, recognizes they are competing for their members' time. That means doing new and different thing are of value to guarantee that their members will participate in classes and events.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, learns the results of a customer survey conducted by Longitude LLC. Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency, inform Ömer that his customers are looking for a shift in his menu offerings. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant. See ongoing coverage at: sbj.net/madetoorder