News in a flash

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

When Springfield Business Journal President and Chairwoman Dianne Elizabeth Osis handed me a section of PVC pipe with an orange ribbon around it, I didn’t know what to think.

It’s not everyday someone hands you such an item in the office. Continue reading ‘News in a flash’

#SBJ4040: 40 movers and shakers, one room, lots of pizzazz

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Springfield Business Journal 40 Under 40 tickets were a precious commodity in the Ozarks yesterday.

The SBJ office phone didn’t stop ringing all morning, and the office was abuzz with excitement.

By noon, it was a sold out crowd. Continue reading ‘#SBJ4040: 40 movers and shakers, one room, lots of pizzazz’

PGA, Bass Pro talking sponsorships in Branson

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorIt looks as though sponsorship negotiations between the PGA and Bass Pro Shops have come to an agreeable conclusion.

Continue reading ‘PGA, Bass Pro talking sponsorships in Branson’

It’s a no-go for Trader Joe’s

Brian Brown, Reporter

Dispelling rumors can be tricky business.

A person hears something from someone who knows somebody else and so maybe there’s a story. Continue reading ‘It’s a no-go for Trader Joe’s’

Fast food: The most romantic of industries

Brian Brown, ReporterThank God I’m married.

When it comes to a marketing holiday such as Valentine’s Day, I know I don’t have to worry about who might be the object of my affection. And frankly, my partner and I have been together long enough now that we aren’t overly concerned about impressing each other at this point. She gets something she likes (hopefully); I get something I like, and we can call it a day. Continue reading ‘Fast food: The most romantic of industries’

Reporter’s Notebook: What I learned about Bitcoin

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Like most Americans, I’d only heard of Bitcoin in passing. It was just this thing out there that some people I knew were talking about, or tweeting about or Facebooking about, but nobody really seemed to know what it was or how it worked.

So, I set out to find out.

And then I fell down the rabbit hole.
(A hole, which was probably mined by Bitcoin.)

Continue reading ‘Reporter’s Notebook: What I learned about Bitcoin’

2013 – The Year in Business Expansions

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorFifty-four companies last year announced business expansion plans using financial incentives through the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Continue reading ’2013 – The Year in Business Expansions’


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