Posts Tagged 'Bass Pro Shops'

Not Your Average News Week

Zach Smith, ReporterIt’s not very often in the course of a workweek that I talk to two NBA players and a billionaire CEO, but then this wasn’t exactly a typical week. Continue reading ‘Not Your Average News Week’

My Day with All Four

Wes Hamilton, SBJ photographerUnlike the reporters of the Springfield Business Journal newsroom who I tag along with, as a photographer, I get to experience all four days in the life firsthand. Continue reading ‘My Day with All Four’

My Day with the PGA Tourney Organizer

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorWorking for self-made businessman, conservationist and visionary John Morris often puts you in the middle of the improbable. So it is with Kirk Elmquist. Continue reading ‘My Day with the PGA Tourney Organizer’

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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Johnny Morris owns an island; what’s next?

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorIt 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.

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Bass Pro founder tells intriguing fish tale

Brian Brown, Reporter

Ever hear of a $215 million catfish? After yesterday, the city of Memphis, Tenn., has.

Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, made a rare appearance at a construction kick-off ceremony June 21 for the company’s long-awaited Outdoor World retail store planned to open within Memphis’ iconic Pyramid, and he had an interesting fish tale to tell. Continue reading ‘Bass Pro founder tells intriguing fish tale’

Billboard calls out Bass Pro

Geoff Pickle, Web Editor
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’

A sneak peek of Bass Pro’s conference center

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorOn a tour this morning of the White River Conference Center, I got a taste of Big Cedar Lodge right here in Springfield.

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Ben Affleck snags fishing gear at Bass Pro

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorWho knew Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were a camouflage couple?

The two were spotted yesterday inside the Bass Pro Shops near Tulsa, Okla.

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Who is pestering Bass Pro Shops? And why?

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorThat’s the question Springfield Business Journal publisher Dianne Elizabeth Osis posed when we published a story on the nationwide study critical of Bass Pro Shops’ expansion efforts. We found out.

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