Three local executives, three days. Springfield Business Journal’s 2018 Day in the Life series gives you a glimpse into the world of three of our city’s heavy hitters. Their diverse fields of health care, economic development and the arts impact us all. The common thread among those featured is intense passion – for their work, their employees and their community. SBJ’s editorial staff followed them to video shoots, basketball games and dance rehearsals to share their story with you. Here’s what we learned.
—Christine Temple, Features Editor
Day in the Life with Matt Morrow
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Blog: My Day with the Chamber President
Matt Morrow was a busy man May 30. Actually, he’s a busy man most every day on the calendar, as the president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce leads a staff of 27 people. With between 4-8 speaking engagements – not to mention numerous meetings and chamber functions – to attend every week, he might feel as though he sometimes talks for a living.
Day in the Life with Steve Edwards
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Blog: My Day with the Hospital Executive
It takes $3.89 million per day to run Cox South. It’s a figure Steve Edwards casually throws out during a tour of the flagship hospital. The head of the 11,700-employee health system is a stalwart at CoxHealth, where he’s been an employee since 1992; before that, he was a familiar face through his father, the late Charlie Edwards, CoxHealth’s CEO from 1985-1993.
Day in the Life with Beth Domann
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Blog: My Day with the Theater Director
Life’s a stage for Beth Domann. She leads the crew at Springfield Little Theater, where she’s worked for decades. But her roots go back even further. Her first theater performance was on the Landers stage in 1978. Even when she’s not performing, her mannerisms scream theater geek. Domann is embarking on a $2.3 million capital campaign to preserve the historic 109-year-old theater for the next 100 years.
Springfield Mercantile Co. owner Molly Brown pursues her passion on Commercial Street.
Jessica Harmison Olson of Club Management Services discusses the challenges and benefits of leaving one job and transitioning into the family business.
Sean Brownfield, owner of Dapper and The Hepburn, talks about the evolution and expansion of his unique business model. Duration 1:28
Trevor Croley of Croley Insurance and Financial has been lucky enough to have a few great mentors in his parents and an early business leader. He shares his story with us. Duration: 1:26
Shanda Trautman with Old Missouri Bank says she tries to implement Jon Gordon's “The Energy Bus” each day of her life. Trautman says the book makes you see that no matter what’s going in your …
“I’m the only guy ever to move from Los Angeles to Springfield to get on TV,” says Jeff Houghton, host of The Mystery Show. Houghton moved to LA for a year to try to make it big. He says the …
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 …
Want to work for a non-profit? Linda Saturno, Executive Director of Child Advocacy Center in Springfield says volunteering is a great way to get started. You can learn all about different non-profits …
Mark Holmes, President of Consultant Board, shares how his mentor helped him hone his skills at public speaking, leadership, teamwork, and communication and how he now uses that knowledge to teach …
Jay Ryan, bartender at The Hepburn, shows how he crafts a cocktail with some seasonal flavors. The Hepburn is a members-only club fashioned after a 1920s speakeasy, located under Dapper Barber …
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 …