Certified financial planner Paula Dougherty: "If you’d like a second opinion on how to achieve your retirement dream, consult a financial adviser and estate attorney. These professionals can offer advice and encouragement, helping you to find your own happy medium between spending and providing an inheritance with your assets."
Certified financial planner Kenny Gott: "Work with a financial professional to analyze your unique circumstances and come up with a sensible debt-management strategy that considers both the math and quality-of-life factors before proceeding."
Alliant Insurance Services' Hunter Johnson: "It’s important for leaders and human resources departments to act now, planning a purpose and mission that starts with culture, belonging and life balance. And perhaps changing the traditional benefits we’re accustomed to."
Revel Advertising's Chris Jarratt: "With all the economic stressors businesses are dealing with, investing in a strategy with results that can seem hard to measure may appear to be a nonstarter. However, a clearly defined, strategically implemented internal brand marketing campaign can be an extremely effective tool in solving today’s unique staffing issues."
Attorney Andy Peebles: "The value of an estate plan goes far beyond the time and money it can save your loved ones once you are gone; it also provides assurance that those individuals will be taken care of when you are no longer around."
SMBA Executive Director Crista Hogan: "With the adoption of recreational marijuana, the word expungement has entered our lexicon. But what does it mean and why should the business community care?"
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Spencer Fane attorney Ben Shantz: "Construction projects can be disorganized and hectic, but that does not mean the contracts and documentation for a job should be too."
Springfield Contractors Association's Megan Short: "The more we work together to build the students of today, the stronger our workforce will be tomorrow."
CoxHealth's Jann Holland: "By prioritizing consumer engagement, health systems hope to elevate patient satisfaction, compliance and outcomes while improving process efficiency through digital technology."
Lance Coffman of Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU: "Done correctly, live commerce offers a new opportunity to exponentially increase sales."
Growth strategy consultant Ryan Baker: "If you have what people want, and they want it bad enough, you only have to find the people that want it and tell them you have it."
Alliant Insurance Services' Hunter Johnson: "Advanced discussions with your agent, and with the carrier, can help give your underwriter a better understanding of the business and potentially offset artificially higher sales with rate considerations."
Old Missouri Bank's Ryan Sutherland: "Rising rates are nothing new, but they can make for turbulent times. Still, you and your business can continue to thrive through it all."
Guaranty Bank's Travis Beazley: "Good cash-flow management certainly will not solve every problem a business encounters, and even the strongest businesses can run into cash needs. However, when cash flow is managed effectively, a business will be able to plan and forecast those needs."
Springfield Contractors Association's Megan Short: "Flexibility and communication can ensure a project is set up for success and stays on course."
Husch Blackwell's Laura Robinson and Brent Meyer: "If you want to build in this market, all parties need to engage in creative risk-sharing mechanisms to get projects done."
Attorney Stephen F. Aton: "While you have a right to a jury trial, you may wish to consider whether your goals would be better met by the arbitration process."
Burrell Behavioral Health's Dr. Shelly Farnan: "It’s up to each of us to set the precedent of holistic wellness in the workplace and for all industries to meet the expectations and needs of our employees from all generations, races and gender identities."
CoxHealth's Tracy Mitchell: "There are many things in life outside of our control, but we’re fortunate in health care to have some issues we can prevent, or reduce the severity of illness, by prioritizing screenings and tests."
Mercy Springfield Communities relocated a clinic; San Clemente, California-based law firm Gilson Daub Inc. expanded to the Springfield market; and a second video gaming center for Contender eSports Springfield LLC opened in the Queen City.