Posts Tagged 'news'

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.

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Pride In Publishing

Emily Letterman, Features EditorI’ve had a lot of practice during the last couple of years with my elevator speech on what it means to be the publisher for Springfield Business Journal. I’m fortunate to have a great deal of variety in my job, so my speech varies a bit as well. However, I don’t get to take much credit for great content. That’s our editorial staff hard at work. Likewise, I can’t take much credit for those weekly print editions with growing page counts, or what we like to call “plop factor.” That’s evidence that the advertising staff is doing their job making sure we have the support we need to produce more pages. Continue reading ‘Pride In Publishing’

Hammons’ health situation a matter of public concern

Geoff Pickle, Web Editor

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder’s inquiry concerning the condition of John Q. Hammons and his businesses has quickly become a hot ticket news item.

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The day Seinfeld entered SBJ’s newsroom

Eric Olson, SBJ EditorThis is a historic moment in my editor’s desk.
Jerry Seinfeld just walked into Springfield Business Journal’s newsroom and said:

“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.”

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