Longtime grilling hobbyists made a professional pivot with the opening of The Grill Guys of Missouri LLC; new ownership took over personal training business Big Time Results; and friends and first-time business owners Kathryn Barber and Madi Sheppard launched Ozark Mountain Hydration.
Newsmakers in the areas of banking, education, health care, municipal and nonprofit.
It’s a call that was made across the country in 2020 protests: Communities need policing that is responsive to the needs of people.
For many with home-based businesses, it’s a no-brainer: Working out of the home is economical and convenient. For some on Springfield City Council, it’s a slippery slope toward changing the character of residential neighborhoods.
Both organizations cite rising local COVID-19 case counts as reason for delay.
A 511-space parking garage is rising at Cox Medical Center South.
Springfield Public Schools, the state’s largest district, cites staffing issues.
The district reinstates a face mask mandate for all employees and visitors, but not students.
A pair of military veterans with an interest in cigars opened Tabak Co. LLC; CoxHealth’s first “super clinic” in Springfield opened; and Quarters Arcade & Boba Bar got its start in Ozark.
Additionally, CoxHealth seeks health care students amid surge, and the Health Department urges vaccinations.
A new parent company called Brightli is created.
A new player in the tabletop gaming scene emerged in Nixa; an entrepreneur teamed with his wife and a family friend to open Lake and Bake Pizza; and the first medical marijuana dispensary in the Table Rock Lake area opened.
Mothers are disproportionately tasked with caregiving, officials say.
More than 25 public education systems are signed up through the program.
Director Katie Towns encourages Greene County residents to get vaccinated and wear masks.
American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp President Michael Bronstein says Missouri’s program is a model for the nation to follow.
Citizens Memorial Hospital’s service footprint expanded; Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee made its Queen City debut; and Ramata Italian opened in Branson.
They said it. We're reporting it. Fourteen industry forecasts lead the way into 2022.
SBJ interviews the Missouri Court of Appeals Southern District judge.