Missouri state Sen. Lincoln Hough invites Springfieldians to recognize National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
JMark's Thomas Douglas: "As business leaders, we must shift our messaging and how we market ourselves. We also must continue to make better use of technologies that can help us grow our businesses."
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein tries four beverages of the variety as the season changes.
Paragon 360's Donnie Brawner emphasizes content creation to build brand awareness.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein tries three dry beverages from the region.
Columnist Andy Drennen: "To navigate this new world, employers will need to be open-minded on how they attract workers and provide flexibility to retain them. "
Executive Editor Christine Temple examines Gallup's employee engagement survey, which finds it's time to get back to basics.
Columnist Mark Holmes: "There’s significant competition for recruiting and retaining talent, which can cause some managers to take a people-pleasing, more hands-off approach to employee performance. Don’t be that manager."
Editorial VP Eric Olson discusses the issue after attending the Missouri Association of Manufacturers’ Trade Show & Conference.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein recommends five selections for the romantic holiday.
The city of Springfield's Sally Payne: "While there are many factors affecting the current labor shortage, such as early retirements, lack of child care, the gig economy and a population decrease, there’s still a significant number of workers who are looking for, yet not finding, employment – a hidden workforce."
State Rep. Alex Riley welcomes fast-moving business innovations.
Statehouse columnist Phill Brooks discusses a flood of legislation that would impact public schools.
Columnist Bennet Bodenstein reviews three selections developed in the country.
Omada Collaborative's Gretchen Colon: "In 2022, be intentional about refueling the members of your team – assess the current landscape, bring all voices to the table, reallocate and invest in the capabilities and strengths of the staff, build a sustainable foundation for success, and celebrate milestones."
Certified financial planner Paula Dougherty: "Estate planning isn’t the most enjoyable part of planning for your financial future, but it is crucial to helping ensure that your assets are handled the way you desire after you no longer have control."
Columnist Mark Holmes: "Distractions are inevitable. Notice the distractions that tend to sidetrack your progress, manage them and make this your best year ever."
Digital Editor Geoff Pickle says they produce a win for local restaurant operators.
Simmons Bank's Andy Drennen: "When thinking about your wealth, here are some ideas to consider for your financial future."
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.