I recently found out that CNNMoney offers this cool widget that allows you to compare salaries in different cities. Continue reading ‘Widget allows salary comparisons’
Posts Tagged 'MO'
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Tags: 2012 Ozark Empire Fair, farmers market, Live Local, MO, Springfield
I’ll admit it – I’m a big fan of Ozark Empire Fair. While I didn’t grow up in Springfield, every summer I visited my aunt and uncle’s farm out in Clever, and those trips were often timed to coincide with the annual fair, which celebrates the agricultural roots of the Ozarks and the region’s unique culture.
Now, heading to the fair is a tradition with my own children, and we enjoy many of the same things I loved as a kid: musical acts, exhibits, food on a stick, the Lion’s Club Duck Pond, and perhaps most important for the kids, the rides on the Midway.
Now under way in its 76th year, the 2012 Ozark Empire Fair theme, Live Local, brings a new exhibit to the lineup, with the Live Local Expo occupying 37,400 square feet in the east wing. With the tagline “Support Local Businesses,” I knew a stop at the Live Local Expo was a must for this year’s fair visit. Continue reading ‘Live Local embraces flavor of annual fair’
Tags: ads, advertisement, advertisements, Bass Pro, Bass Pro Shops, CEO, Ivie & Associates Inc., Marketing, Missouri, MO, outdoors, retail, Springfield, technique, whyivie.com
Not getting through to a potential client? Why not take out a billboard and ask them publicly?
That’s exactly what Flower Mound, Texas-based Ivie & Associates Inc. has done on an East Kearney Street billboard near U.S. Highway 65. Continue reading ‘Billboard calls out Bass Pro’
Tags: Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Humanitarian, Missouri Legislature, MO, Roseann Bentley, Springfield
When Community Foundation of the Ozarks announced Nov. 30 that Greene County Commissioner Roseann Bentley is the 2011 Humanitarian, I’ll admit I was a little puzzled – not because she is undeserving of the honor, but because I was surprised that she hadn’t already received it before now. Continue reading ‘Concern for others came early for 2011 Humanitarian Bentley’
Tags: business, disaster, joplin, joplin tornado, MO
I’m in Joplin today, my first visit since the May 22 tornado.
With morning business meetings and press conferences on the agenda, I’ve
only had a quick glimpse of the physical damage on Range Line Road. Continue reading ‘Joplin business community: Best is yet to come’
Tags: beer, business, craft beer, MO, mother's brewing co., small business, Springfield
Let me preface this blog by stating what readers of my posts probably already know: I’m a bit of a beer fan. Continue reading ‘Mother’s brings the love’
Tags: ban, cigarette, cigarettes, MO, Ozarks, smoke ban, smoking, smoking ban, Springfield
There are few water-cooler topics in Springfield offices right now more divisive than the smoking ban, which will be enforced by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department beginning June 11. Continue reading ‘Don’t smoke ‘em if you got ‘em’
Tags: "Biggest Loser", CoxHealth, health, MO, New Year's Resolution, Trim the Fat, wellness, Willard
Year-end update: –6.8 pounds
A year ago, I started this blog series with the idea of focusing my entries on health and wellness news while updating readers about my personal goal to lose weight. It’s been an interesting year, with this blog covering everything from news from the American Heart Association to the advent of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s not-altogether-healthy-but-less-fatty grilled fare.
As we prepare to welcome a new year, I find myself thinking about resolutions and what I’d like to change in the next 12 months and beyond. As you may note from the number posted above, I obviously did not hit the pound-shedding goal I set for myself.