CFO awards funding to project and other diversity initiatives.
Protect your company against fraud. Summer Massey, Loan Manager at Arvest Bank and Kala Forehand, Treasury Management Adviser at Arvest Bank, have tips to guard against internal and external fraud in …
Missouri building organization hosts Build Missouri Week conference.
Bluegreen Vacations agrees to pay the outdoor retailer more than $40 million.
New and soon-to-arrive stores have the retail center at 97% capacity.
Jay Rasmussen, General Manager with Ameripride, says they lowered their turnover rate nearly 50% in a year's time.
A real estate investor plans to renovate and move into the residence.
Officials with the Bass Pro founder’s project unveil next steps.
Bryan Properties LLC is bringing a new hotel to center city Springfield.
Before the activity can become legal, the governing body sends a substitute bill to Planning & Zoning.
A transition to a volleyball training center called The Clubhouse is planned.
“Ready. Set. Give.” is a seven-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. “One way employees can get involved is to volunteer as a lunch buddy. That’s where you would spend …
The cautionary statement is the latest in a series targeting the industry.
Three years after opening Hotel Vandivort downtown, brothers John and Billy McQueary are adding a second boutique property adjacent to the first.
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 …
O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC is creating an unconventional event space on the north side.
“What we’ve tried to accomplish is more of an experience,” says David Burnett, Mt. Vernon Community Bank President, Mid-Missouri Bank. Burnett says customers should feel free to come in and use …
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.
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.