Piatchek & Associates' Kenny Gott: "If you’ve been flying blind until now, it’s time to get some clarity."
BKD's Erica Smith: "It’s shaping up to be a very busy fall season for Congress as the Biden administration works to pass a budget that includes many programs from his campaign platform."
CFP Paula Dougherty says "it can be helpful to examine your money mindset, look for patterns that may interfere with your personal goals and replace what hinders you with more productive habits."
CoxHealth's Kaitlyn McConnell has "a few things to keep in mind as you explore how to integrate or expand your organization’s use" of social media.
Ty Alexander of Terracon Consultants Inc.: " Buildings set the tone for how we feel about our work, homes, schools, shopping and dining experiences, and virtually every part of our lives."
Columnist Rusty Worley: "It may be the most stressful time to be an independent retailer or restaurateur since the suburban flight of the 1980s."
UMB Bank's Eric Kelley: "While some inflation is good for the economy, allowing companies to increase prices and wages, spiking inflation can cause consternation in the markets."
Ollis/Akers/Arney's Erica Gaynor: "What we are finding in the benefits marketplace is that now more than ever is the time to educate and engage your employees so they clearly understand the value available to them and their families."
The Springfield chamber's Ryan Mooney: "Workforce shortages were a challenge before the pandemic, and long-term demographic trends point to this challenge continuing for decades."
Myleah Shrimpton of Ollis/Akers/Arney: "Although I prefer to have solid solutions before bringing an issue to the table, I have come to realize my position is just as much about educating as it is advocating."
Angela Huff of BKD: "The pandemic ushered in the need to provide care in the home in ways that previously had been limited."
Brock Shamel of Cox Medical Group: "Having top-quality services, especially in health care, is crucial. It is paramount to have highly skilled providers who can offer care that is appropriate and delivered correctly."
Columnist Gary Wood: "COVID-19 presented challenges for everyone. For bankers, certified public accountants and other finance professionals across the nation, it put us on the front lines of economic recovery."
Guaranty Bank's Stephanie Rutledge: "Banks shouldn’t expect a return to historical norms, not when the usefulness of digital simplifies life so significantly."
Darr Family Foundation's Heather Zoromski: "As the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way work and life intersect, women have disproportionally been negatively impacted as they have been forced to juggle roles as essential workers, mothers and caregivers."
Americans change jobs a lot; columnist Paula Dougherty says those moves can impact the nest egg.
Sun Solar's Caleb Arthur: "Given bipartisan congressional support, approval for the federal accelerator could come by September."
The chamber's Sandy Howard outlines successes in the Missouri General Assembly's legislative session.
MSU's Stephanie Hein: "No other industry was hit harder by COVID-19 than the hospitality industry."
Arvest Bank's Jami Dressler says "mortgages are large investments and long-term commitments, making the process stressful for many clients."
With two new buildings under construction – a 144,000-square-foot preengineered metal building and an 8,000-square-foot office building – remanufacturing company SRC Holdings Corp. is expanding its Logistics division.
Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.
Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.
Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.
Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.
Barak Hill, a professional musician living in the Springfield area, recounts when he first realized he could take his music career seriously. He recounts his journey to the point when he realized his passion could do more than pay for itself.
Rachel Barks walks through her experience as an interior designer and a basic understanding of what she considers when looking at an interior space. Barks currently owns Artistree Pottery, a business she started in 2020 after a career in interior design.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, offer the Bible as a part of our booked series. The Meinsens discuss how they feel the Bible impacts their perspective on their day to day operations.