Posts Tagged 'business'

What’s up with those letters on top of the Heer’s building?

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Just about everything to do with the renovation of downtown Springfield’s iconic Heer’s building seems to light up social media.

When owner Dalmark Development Group LLC posted a sign saying “See you in 2015!” halfway up the eight-story building’s east wall, it was in my Twitter feed for days using just about every Instagram filter available.

Continue reading ‘What’s up with those letters on top of the Heer’s building?’

Chamber’s Anderson to start new job July 7

Brian Brown, ReporterOutgoing Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jim Anderson told the Springfield Business Journal yesterday he plans to release an announcement next week about a new position he’ll be taking after he leaves the chamber. Continue reading ‘Chamber’s Anderson to start new job July 7’

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’

The Year in SBJ Blogs

Geoff Pickle, Web EditorSpringfield Business Journal’s blog, The Fine Print, saw enough visitors in 2013 to house seven sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House. Continue reading ‘The Year in SBJ Blogs’

Hotel icon waxes philosophical on service

Brian Brown, ReporterBKD Wealth Advisors paid $10,000 per hour to get advice from the former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotels. This week, I got 10 minutes from him for free. Continue reading ‘Hotel icon waxes philosophical on service’

Swisshelm bankruptcy tops in 2012

Geoff Pickle, Web EditorAnother year is gone, and with it, an interesting 12 months in business news has passed.

But the implications of the most viewed stories will continue through 2013 and beyond. Continue reading ‘Swisshelm bankruptcy tops in 2012’

SBJ announces 12 People You Need to Know in 2013

Geoff Pickle, Web EditorSpringfield Business Journal has locked in its 2013 class of 12 People You Need to Know.

2013 marks the sixth year for SBJ’s monthly breakfast series, and with the newest class, we bring our count of featured guests up to 72. Continue reading ‘SBJ announces 12 People You Need to Know in 2013’

The tornado as a kiln

Carole Liston, JTBJ EditorWas it one year ago or 10?

May 22, 2011, in Joplin – when a hazy, humid Sunday afternoon in spring became the spawning ground for a killer tornado and a community’s transformation. Continue reading ‘The tornado as a kiln’

SBJ researches employee screening firms

Joyce Embree, SBJ ResearcherSpringfield Business Journal will publish a new list of employee screening firms in the March 12 issue. We are looking to find area businesses that offer stand-alone screening services.

The first step was to define employee screening services. We have determined that these services include background checks, drug testing, pre-screening employment, finger printing, etc., for a fee. Next, we had to decide what type of questions we should  consider, what companies would offer this service and what our readers would want to know about employee screening. Some staffing firms offer screening services for candidates they place, but to be included on this list, companies must offer fee-based screening services for any employers. Our goal is a list of companies that give employers another layer of information before hiring the employees right for the job. Continue reading ‘SBJ researches employee screening firms’

The business of love

Brian Brown, Reporter

Cupid’s back. And the arrows he slings are pricey for his targets.

The Census Bureau recently released a host of facts and figures it compiled tied to the lovers’ holiday, which, in case you were wondering, was first recognized in Rome in A.D. 496 by Pope Gelasius I. More than 1,500 years later, the holiday means big business. Continue reading ‘The business of love’

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