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Custom Creations Landscaping & Lawn owner Kevin Runyon: "Designing landscapes that work in harmony with nature is not only a responsible choice but a smart business move."
People Centric Consulting Group CEO Don Harkey: "Employee surveys are a powerful tool for engaging your employees, but they only work when you engage your employees with the results."
Burrell Behavioral Health's C.J. Davis: "We must welcome the best and most talented teams into our places of business, and support all who seek our products or services."
Commerce Bank's Keith Noble: "Demonstrating a truly diverse and inclusive company culture is quickly becoming the new benchmark for organizational health and long-term success."
Aton Law Firm's Stephen F. Aton: "While almost everyone should have a will, there are many different planning techniques to handle your assets, and no single solution applies to all people. It is a good idea to confer with your planning professionals to design a custom plan for your unique circumstances."
Carnahan Evans' Jay Preston: "With the majority of Missouri’s neighboring states having only medical marijuana programs, or none at all, Missouri is emerging as a leading state in the Midwest for marijuana."
Lynne Haggerman & Associates owner says, "In light of the new laws and guidance, companies must take three steps: first, ensure current practices are in compliance; second, update policies, forms and employee handbooks; and third, conduct management and workforce training."
Downtown Springfield Association's Rusty Worley: "When – not if – the challenges of capacity, connections and cash flow arrive at the doorstep of small businesses, owners should be reassured they are not alone."
MSU's Jon Turner: "The key question is, why have we gotten to a point in Missouri education where it is necessary for schools to go to a four-day week to attract and retain high-quality teachers in our classrooms?"
Evangel University's Lisa Tyson: "If we don’t pay attention to our students’ needs and use the tools that are being created, we risk missing out on opportunities to serve this growing population."
Custom Creations Landscaping & Lawn owner Kevin Runyon: "Commercial landscaping, whether native or purely for design in outdoor areas, will have plenty of benefits on the balance sheet."
Old Missouri Bank's Austin Mooneyham: "While rising rates can be complicated for any business, they seem particularly thorny for agribusinesses."
Carnahan Evans PC's David Olive outlines the Corporate Transparency Act.
Revel Advertising's Chris Jarratt: "Cross-selling is an effective way to create a moat around your brand by providing customers with additional value beyond their initial purchase."
Paula Dougherty, a certified financial planner and private wealth adviser, says, "Building generational wealth is a lifelong process."
Commerce Bank's Lacy Martin: "Effective governance is vital to constructing a platform-based transformative model and to ensuring wide user adoption."
Burrell Behavioral Health's Clay Goddard: "Community safety net providers are critical to the health and well-being of our citizens; we are grateful to our leaders, at all levels, for recognizing that fact and helping us, once again, flatten a curve for our community."
Attorney Stephen F. Aton has tips for "understanding both the powers and limitations of the law."
MSU professor Matthew McKay: "Can you think of a way that virtual reality would improve your business? If so, you can build it. And if you build it, they will come."
Consultant and author Marlene Chism: "It takes sustainable energy to work in the nonprofit world. Leaders can reduce burnout and increase morale by embodying values, focusing on the gains and connecting purpose to identity."
The iTooth Family Dentistry facility under development in south Springfield is centered on patient care.