Artistree Pottery LLC opened; the Marshfield office of Springfield-based Accounting Tax & Management Services LLC moved; and a retail site for a formerly home-based graphic and sign design company was launched in Branson.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, education, energy, insurance, manufacturing and nonprofit.
If there’s one constant in 2020, it’s change. And this year’s class of Most Influential Women honorees have shown that harnessing change can transform a community.
Springfield Business Journal Features Editor Christine Temple discusses financial planning with local executives.
Attorney Stephen Aton says "titling business and personal financial accounts properly is very helpful to those who will someday handle your affairs."
While federal stimulus funds have brought economic relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, uncertainty has been persistent among some business owners.
This class of Trusted Advisers represents professionals from many backgrounds, industries and years of experience.
SBJ speaks with the nearly 28-year company veteran as he transitions into the role over the next year.
Tom Watson is scheduled to succeed Ted Dickman in summer 2021.
Fast-growing companies share tips from the trenches – and what’s getting them through COVID-19.
SBJ honors leaders in industries such as health care, law and nonprofit.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking and finance, media, nonprofit and tourism.
The majority of this year’s companies receiving top honors are among the most affected industries by COVID-19: restaurant, hospitality and health care.
At BKD LLP, giving back to the community is not a corporate directive to check off a list. It’s engrained in the company and its employees, from the top down, says Managing Partner Gary Schafer.
The annual ceremony, held with virtual and in-person viewing parties, also honors 10 businesses and individuals
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, education, municipal and nonprofit.
Company commissions locally produced pieces that highlight takeaways of the pandemic.
Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, discusses an issue she sees in how business is presented to young women. She says because social roles are different for men and women, women can be led to expect an unrealistic work-life balance as business owners.
Randy Bacon, a longtime professional photographer based in downtown Springfield, says preparation before making big decisions helped him transition between important stages in his life. He says his big decisions were ultimately a big leap of faith.
Andrea Petersberg, owner of the Local Bevy, says the appeal of a local store holds a lot of value for people in and outside of Springfield. Petersburg says being a supporting part of the local connection for artists is important for her.
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, shares his story on how he left his job in the corporate world to pursue his dream. Now 60 years old and with signature character to his photography and business, he says he still is a 15-year-old boy with a camera.
Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, gives her advice for maintaining good relationships with clients. Drawing on her experience working with customers coast to coast, Thomas says equity and fairness are some of the best ways to build trust and respect.
Don Helms, co-owner of Munchie Moe’s, says it's important to know your business and to think ahead of your supply chain. Helms says COVID-19 has changed the way he has experienced business operation. He says foresight is key.
Janet Susdorf, business consultant and founder of Brain Power for Hire, LLC, discusses the importance of adapting and learning from failure. Drawing from the struggles she has faced in her own life as a sixtime cancer survivor, Susdorf talks about when to fight and when to accept change.
Jennifer Charleston, a 20-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department and the only female lieutenant in the department, talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about her career in law enforcement and her new position in the department as a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community.
Moving from physical meetings to digital meetings can feel like a barrier, but Mackenzie Scherer, an independent technology business consultant, says it can be an opportunity. Scherer says that with good moderation, a digital meeting experience can make people feel more included in the discussion.
Abby Glenn, development director for Habitat for Humanity, says corporate partners are a huge asset to the work they do. Corporate donation matching programs help individual donors feel they are contributing more and help Habitat for Humanity cover the large costs of their projects.