The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools ranked first in its division and in the top 20 nationwide in Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2017. The study identified the 200 largest education foundations.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranked Drury University No. 153 out of 300 schools in its 2018 Best College Values. The list measures admission rates, returning sophomores, student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rates.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued its Show-Me 5 Award to the Cox South and Cox Branson hospitals. The CoxHealth facilities are among 13 selected statewide based on maternity care practices after birth that support successful breastfeeding.
Super Lawyers named four Lathrop Gage LLP attorneys in Springfield as 2017 Missouri and Kansas Super Attorneys: Frank Evans III, in business litigation; Dan Nelson, in creditor debtor rights; Lee Poppen, in construction litigation; and Randell Wallace, in real estate. Joshua Christensen, a Lathrop Gage attorney in Springfield, received Super Lawyers’ Rising Star award for civil litigation, in defense.
Maj. Gen. Christopher Hughes awarded the U.S. Army Soldier’s Medal to Capt. Aaron Eidem, a 20-year army veteran who died Feb. 18, 2016, after being struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist on Interstate 44. An assistant professor of military science at Missouri State University, Eidem previously received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, serving abroad in Germany and Iraq.
The National League of Cities elected Branson Mayor Karen Best to its board of directors and to its legislative action committee. She joins 49 elected officials nationwide, helping set policy for cities, towns and villages.
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri named Mandy Long chief development officer, a new position for the organization. She previously worked as development director for The Salvation Army in Springfield.
Care to Learn elected attorney Stephanie Stenger-Montgomery of Springfield Land LP as board president. The board also re-elected Matt Miller of Miller Commerce LLC as vice president and appointed Julie Brown of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown PC as a board member.
SBJ interviews A Color Story's marketing lead.
Marc Thornsberry, a Senior Engineer at CJW, says he joined the company after working in the public sphere. He says CJW had a ton of experience working with the community, and putting their customer's and clients.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful advice and cautionary tips about the importance of tracking cash flow for new or established businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Michael Smith and Chris Sawyer, COO and CEO of Next Level Solutions respectively, discuss how they keep their remote teams and offices in and out of country on the same page. Next Level Solutions was ranked #1 in the Springfield Business Journal's 2021 Dynamic Dozen.
John Oke-Thomas, architect and co-founder of minorities in business, responds to the accusation that minority businesses are only successful because of the priority they have received in lending. He says that if a business uses a loan well, it shows their worth.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares tips for entrepreneurs who are ready to seek funding. Some of her tips apply broadly; some target technology industry businesses. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups, and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliott discusses common misconceptions about locating your business in a small town. She says that there are a lot of benefits that people may not consider.
Drawing on his own experience dynamically evolving his company and business model, Jim Meinsen discusses when and how you might need to draw on new technology. Jim and Debbie Meinsen are co-owners of TCI Graphics in Springfield.
John Oke-Thomas, longtime Springfield architect, discusses his philosophy on architecture. He says that future historians will be focused on the sustainability of our contemporary architecture.
Erin Hedlun, director of marketing and communications at Evangel University, says compassion is an important job skill. Hedlun says it is a component of what makes a leader.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, talks about the concepting that went behind the aesthetic of the business.