The organization cuts five full- and part-time positions that had been budgeted.
Springfield Chamber Chair Robin Robeson: "As we were heading into 2020 and I was preparing for my year as chair of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented challenges certainly weren’t what any of us expected. And yet here we are, navigating these murky waters."
Though the pandemic has shaken confidence in the local economy, SBJ’s 2020 Economic Growth Survey found the psyche of younger generations are more apt to handle difficult economic circumstances.
The coronavirus pandemic has dismantled the global economy since March, leaving a lasting impression on the confidence of local business leaders.
Proximal Strength emerges less than a month after the local owner announced plans to "de-affiliate."
SBJ Publisher Jennifer Jackson talks about the business journal's reopening approach.
Myriad industries are highlighted in the 10th annual class.
Rep. Billy Long discusses efforts underway in Washington, D.C., to improve Americans’ internet connectivity.
SBJ Web Editor Geoff Pickle encourages internet users to think critically about whether they should post comments online.
Aton Marketing's Marcus Aton: "Residents want work-life balance, and the ability to enjoy the outdoors contributes to that."
Business and management consulting has been Don Harkey’s professional focus for around 15 years, first at Galt Consulting and now at People Centric Consulting Group LLC, which he co-founded in 2012.
After a brief stint in Alabama, Matt Morrow moved back to Springfield six years ago for what he calls his “dream job in my dream community.”
In her 13 years at Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Kari Norris has learned to wear many hats.
Musicians turn to virtual performances and commissioned songs for income.
SBJ compiles news on the respiratory virus outbreak.
Since Justin Larkin hasn’t been able to perform publicly because of the pandemic, the singer-songwriter has been writing new material. Larkin says he’s excited to be creating new music in his …
Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says clearly defined goals and teamwork will prepare you for success. Listen to others’ perspectives to help find a better game plan. Duration: 1:22
Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says only one third of employees are engaged in their wellness program. She says one organization has been examining how to reduce healthcare costs and encourage …
Speaker, coach and writer Erika Gerdes says there is a deep seated belief that you must choose between fulfillment and success. Gerdes says she had to change her mindset to see it’s possible to …
Taylor Otwell, CEO of Laravel, started his company as a way to prototype ideas, but ended up releasing the application to the world. Now others use it to build their businesses. Duration: 1:16
Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says one of their secrets is partnering with others. Look for partners who have the same heart, passion and goals. Duration: 0:55
Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says performance based culture helps build an environment which fosters employee strengths, identifies talent gaps and creates …
Michael Wehrenberg, president of Wehrenberg Design Company says he discovered their business model by accident. He says using a flat fee structure to build and maintain websites is beneficial to them …
Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says when dealing with a remote team, it’s important to see your coworkers. Seeing expressions can help you read emotional states, observe stress …
Joe Hornickel, planning and zoning director for the city of Branson, says it’s easy to work late in order to finish a task. Realize the world won’t end if you complete it the following day. …