The Johnny Morris EIA Interview

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorThere stood Johnny Morris shoulder to shoulder with Bass Pro Shops’ flagship store manager Mickey Black. On the store’s centerpiece staircase, they were reviewing a Fourth of July message going out to customers two days before America’s annual independence celebration. Swarms of people passed by and circled around, maybe even brushed against Morris, the man whose visions over four decades created today’s atmosphere.

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A Day in the Life in Video

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorThe concept of the Day in the Life series is to take readers behind the scenes. This year, Springfield Business Journal photographer Wes Hamilton added another dimension to the coverage.

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Prepping for Pensmore, a walk through the Christian County chateau

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorEach month, I meet with our guests for the upcoming 12 People You Need to Know interview breakfast series. Usually, it’s at a coffee shop or restaurant.

Yesterday, we met at a 72,000-square-foot chateau, reportedly the fourth-largest residence in America.

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City of Branson addresses ‘budget motel’ crimes

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorSince my personal awareness of human trafficking and abuse in the Ozarks was raised in recent months, leading me to write a column, the conversation has continued in our communities.

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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.

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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.

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Victory Trade School adds to culinary workforce

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorThere’s more than one way to slice up a career, especially in culinary arts. For some 20 graduates of Victory Trade School, that’s exactly what they’re doing.

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