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Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says though remote work is trending, they hope businesses will take advantage of downtown’s amenities. He says some of the …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says seasonal hiring is down slightly due to the pandemic. She says companies still need seasonal labor, but the types of jobs have …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, discusses guidelines for small businesses to protect staff and customers while …

Curtis Marshall, CEO of Tie & Timber Beer Company, says success isn’t necessarily attaining the end goal, but the process of getting there. Be flexible, open-minded and check your biases. Marshall …

Are you holding back on marketing because of the pandemic? Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say that might be a mistake, but consider your ROI first. Duration: …

People sometimes joke that they’re being worked to death, but in some cultures it’s no laughing matter. Author and consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D., says in Japan and China, death by overwork has …

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP, says leaders must listen to young professionals if Springfield wants to change its culture and retain them in the workforce. Robinson is one of …

Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say you must think beyond the scope of the goods or services you offer and find the extracted value for your customers. Ask them …

Author and Consultant Rosie Ward, Ph. D., says the “firms of endearment” are breaking the mold by nurturing culture and investing in employee training and well-being. Focusing on purpose over profit shows …

Gary Gibson, general manager of City Utilities, says the themes of individualism and doing right for the right reason from Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead have stayed with him over the years. Gibson …

Kirk Baumann, team member experience manager with O’Reilly Hospitality Management, says community outreach is critical to organizational culture. He says doing the right thing builds engagement …

Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says some wellness programs focus heavily on biomedical risk factors and lower premiums to incentivize behavior. She says repositioning wellness programs to be a part …

Jamie Tillman, owner of Canna Bliss says researching different labs to custom blend their CBD products has been beneficial to her business. She says products are always made to order, to make sure …

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, says performance based culture helps build an environment which fosters employee strengths, identifies talent gaps and creates …

Brett Curry, CEO of OMG Commerce says leaders should create scenarios where they help each other grow, embrace problems and enjoy growth and development. Learn to see your challenges as opportunities. …

Michael Frizell says when they decided to do the Infamous Tiger King comic book, they knew it would have to be something more than what people have seen on Netflix. Frizell says PETA provided …

Patrick Nett, owner of Thai Express, says keeping a good work atmosphere helps him and his employees keep their minds off the pandemic. He says his family and customers’ appreciation make it easier …

Independent business consultants Mary Overbey, Lucas Walker and Damion Trout have been discussing how businesses may be different after coming back from the pandemic. Owners may need to reassess …

Charles Spencer, co-owner of Spencer’ Sweet Call at the Minerva, says they learned how to do curbside before the pandemic struck. Damage to their building facade left them unable to host …

When the pandemic hit, Patrick Nett, owner of Thai Express, saw there was a risk he would have to cut hours or layoff staff. Nett told his staff he would do anything to keep everyone employed. He …

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