Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, architecture, banking and finance, education, engineering, manufacturing, municipal and retail.
Since Tim Massey joined Penmac Staffing Services Inc. as CEO in October 2013, the staffing firm’s employee stock ownership plan has grown by 284%.
In the last week of the 2019 state legislative session, Gov. Mike Parson achieved one of his top priorities to fund the Fast Track grant program.
Five companies make their first appearance on the list.
Economic Impact Awards also honor companies for years in business.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, education, health care, municipal, nonprofit and retail.
The advocacy group highlights key issues passed by lawmakers.
Employers add 11,800 jobs in April, according to state Department of Economic Development.
Mark Walker, a local CEO and a member of the Drury University Board of Trustees, says employers are increasingly seeking college graduates who have some kind of meaningful real-world, hands-on …
Nontraditional students can get tuition covered to take coursework for high-demand jobs.
David Mitchell examines the industry, finding it accounts for 10% of gross state product.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, health care, municipal, nonprofit, real estate and technology.
As newly graduated college students leave behind their schools this month, a fifth generation of employees is entering the workforce for the first time.
Justin Branham, President of Branco Enterprises, says the moment you decide to build a building, you need to have a preconstruction meeting with your contractor, designer and other stakeholders. …
Columnist Francine Pratt: “Employers have been attracting local and global leaders to Springfield for quite some time. Retention rates are enhanced when new leaders engage with and network in the community.”
A new state law is helping those with criminal records get a fresh start.
Client and revenue growth at Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic fuels move to larger home.
Cody Ritter, owner of Base Construction & Management LLC, attributes the company's fast growth in part to keeping customers happy. Base Construction & Management LLC is one of the Springfield Business Journal 2019 Dynamic Dozen companies, recognizing the 12 fastest growing companies in the area.
"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.