I’ve had a lot of practice during the last couple of years with my elevator speech on what it means to be the publisher for Springfield Business Journal. I’m fortunate to have a great deal of variety in my job, so my speech varies a bit as well. However, I don’t get to take much credit for great content. That’s our editorial staff hard at work. Likewise, I can’t take much credit for those weekly print editions with growing page counts, or what we like to call “plop factor.” That’s evidence that the advertising staff is doing their job making sure we have the support we need to produce more pages. Continue reading ‘Pride In Publishing’
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Walking away from last night’s Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen event, I left with a sense of pride in our community and the feeling everything was going to be OK.
Honoring six individuals and the 12 fastest-growing companies in the Ozarks, the event aims to salute business progress and spurs on healthy competition as we count down to the No. 1 company. But more than the awards, it was the words of the honorees that struck me.
In a recession, growth is rare, but it’s not unheard of. The men and women who took the stage at the DoubleTree Hotel last night know that. They know you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it and they know how hard they worked to achieve their goals. Continue reading ‘Dynamic Dozen companies showcase Ozarks’ spirit’
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How can one go about watching episodes of “Mad Men” more quickly? How about the upcoming, Netflix-only release of the fourth season of “Arrested Development” when it hits the Web on May 26?
Well, you could hope Google throws you a bone. Continue reading ‘Netflix index sheds light on ISP speeds’
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For decades, there has been wide disagreement over what national health care should look like. The result of that disagreement is a disjointed, mismatch of those with Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and no insurance. Meanwhile, health care costs seem to be forever rising in spite of the reforms (Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare) designed to make care more affordable. Continue reading ‘Awaiting creative answers for health care costs’
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At the corner of Chestnut Expressway and North Glenn Avenue sits a vacant lot. A few elder oaks dot the barren corner and a driveway sits to the north side, a reminder of days gone by.
Easily passed on the day-to-day commute, the story of that driveway is steeped in Springfield history. Once upon a time, that stretch of Chestnut Expressway was commonly referred to as Route 66 and that vacant lot was Red’s Giant Hamburg – which claimed to have the world’s first drive-thru window. Continue reading ‘Would you like a side of nostalgia with that?’
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Today at the Springfield Area Small Business Week kick-off breakfast, U.S. Small Business Administration officials gave a nod to the top 10 SBA lenders in 2012.
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It wasn’t a complete surprise to read this week that Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris was buying up parcels on an island in the Florida Keys. How he intends to turn his island rights into a business proposition, if at all, remains to be seen.