Banker Jason Whitesell says "it's paramount that lenders and farmers develop relationships for the long haul."
Newsmakers in the areas of architecture, banking & finance, insurance, media, nonprofit and real estate.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local nonprofits parallel the nationwide nonprofit sector in some ways, while in others they defy the norms.
The SBA center will serve 13 Missouri counties, including Polk and Dallas.
Lenders expect loan funds will last through March 31 deadline.
The city also is asking voters to reapprove its bonding capacity for infrastructure projects.
The executive chairperson says a reopening is coming "soon."
David Foss is slated to appear alongside executives from Simmons Bank and Bank of America.
The banking company is donating $1 million to the Johnny Morris Conservation Foundation.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, banking & finance, education, health care, law and media.
Three Springfield homes meet the criteria for SBJ's monthly feature.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield raises $1.3 million with a gift from the O'Reilly family.
Abbi Pinegar-Rose is tapped to help oversee the Missouri Lottery.
Average local weekly pay rises 6.8% in the third quarter.
The financial institution is building an operations center with offices, conference rooms and training areas, and the site also will serve as its fourth full-service branch in Springfield.
Don Gibson held leadership roles at Guaranty Bank and Great Southern Bank.
Delays in receiving tax statements in Greene County stemmed from technical errors as one county office changed software systems, leading to late and sometimes incorrect statements and the resignation of the Greene County collector.
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.