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12 People You Need to Know Live Interview Series

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Next Event Date: Dec. 20, 2022

Featured Guest: Joseph Passanise; Managing Partner, Wampler & Passanise

Location: The Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse; 4055 South Ave., Springfield

Time: 3:30 pm - Appetizers and networking; 4:00 pm - Live interview; 4:30 pm - Audience Q&A


Tickets for Nov. 15 happy hour: $25, Purchase tickets for Dec. 20 here

12 Month Pass: $275, Purchase pass here!


12 People You Need to Know introduces up-and-coming professionals, businesspeople who have relocated and are building their southwest Missouri resumes, instrumental yet behind-the-scenes personnel and notable names with whom readers would like to get up close and personal. Hear their stories during a monthly happy hour. Each of the 12 are profiled in a special section, published in SBJ's year-end double issue, and are interviewed live by SBJ Editorial VP Eric Olson at a happy hour event. This year's guests are listed below.


If you need to purchase a ticket for a different date, please call Amy Egger at (417) 831-3238. Ticket purchases are non-refundable.

2022 12 People: Taj Suleyman

Interviewed - Jan. 18

2022 12 People: Mike Rakes

Interviewed - Feb. 15

2022 12 People: Jeff Steen

Interviewed - March 15

2022 12 People: Jason Outman

Interviewed - April 19

2022 12 People: Luke Kuschmeader

Interviewed - May 17

2022 12 People: Robert Randolph

Interviewed - June 21

2022 12 People: Joselyn Baldner

Interviewed - July 19

2022 12 People: Amanda Hedgpeth

Interviewed - Aug. 16

2022 12 People: Grenita Lathan

Interviewed - Sept. 20

2022 12 People: Krystal Simon

Interviewed - Oct. 18

2022 12 People: Mike Sewell

Interviewed - Nov. 15


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