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."
Downtown Springfield Association's Rusty Worley has "observations from downtown small businesses that not only survived the economic storm but also are well positioned to emerge stronger from it."
Columnist Marlene Chism gives networking tips.
Columnist Lynne Haggerman outlines Biden administration changes.
Attorney Andy Peebles asks: "Is a website a place of public accommodation subject to the ADA?"
Evangel's Mark Fabian: "The experiences of this past year are reshaping the forecasts for higher education."
417 Marketing's Ryan Baker discusses the SCARF model.
SCA's Megan Short says "employees who are engaged, appreciated and able to grow are more likely to stay with a company."
Banker Byron Pierce has post-pandemic steps to consider.
Arvest's Summer Massey says "a common misconception about an exit strategy is that it's there to set a hard and fast deadline to force you out of your business."
Drury's Sara Khorshidifard says that "done well, the design of our built environment can represent our places justly, rightfully and inclusively."
MSU's Nichole Busdieker-Jesse says "current trends have shoppers look closer at the labels and marketing so they are more informed about what they are eating."
Banker Jason Whitesell says "it's paramount that lenders and farmers develop relationships for the long haul."
Columnist LaDonna Greiner recommends "walk and talks."
Columnist David Raney: "Ongoing investment in physical and virtual infrastructure is critical to ensuring patients have access to the health care services they need."
Columnist Marlene Chism: "Hundreds of books have been written about succession planning, but there’s one skill set often overlooked when it comes to leadership advancement in health care: Conflict capacity."
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
Jessica Burkland, a Missouri State University business instructor in the Department of Management, talks about small business start-up trends in a post-pandemic year. Burkland, who owns Activate Consulting & Training and volunteers as a small business mentor for SCORE of Southwest Missouri, says startups that offer new services and products to help people work from home or that enhance mental health could find greater success.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen, co-owners of TCI Graphics, say the past year has been one of the toughest they have faced. Now in the company's 50th year, the couple says they learned a few things in 2020.
Charlie Rosenbury, president of Self-Interactive, calls on his experience in programming to illustrate lessons he has learned running a business and life in general. Springfield Business Journal's 90 Ideas is presented by Great Southern Bank.
Darline Mabins talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about growing up after a tragic accident took the lives of her mother and older brother. Mabins is now the regional branch sales manager for Arvest Bank. No Ceiling is an SBJ podcast, going in depth with local women, sharing their journey to the top of their professions.
Caleb Scott, owner, coach and player for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about the ways that the team works to support each other on and off the field. Scott says you can’t force people to become leaders, they have to come naturally.
Steve Williams, owner of Crosstown Barbecue, discusses the role relationships have played throughout the 51 years that Crosstown Barbecue has been in business. He says that while he puts effort into providing the best food he can, ultimately “people like to do business with people they like.”
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, relates his experience building relationships with clients since he became a photographer. He says building relationships with his clients and perfecting his craft are the most important things he does to spread his business.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, shares the reason behind the business’ name. She says part of the inspiration goes back to a painting her daughter had in her room when she was younger.
Heather Kite, owner of Rooted Deep Farms, relates how she started up her business in the summer of last year. She says it was a long journey, but she is satisfied with the choice she made.
Amy Susan, director of public relations at EquipmentShare, discusses EquipmentShare’s philosophy of design thinking, and how field experience dictates their innovation. Design thinking consists of brainstorming, collaborating, beta testing and a practical implementation of solutions.