Posts Tagged 'Springfield Business Journal'

A look back at Year One

Brian Brown, ReporterThe year was 1980. American athletes missed the summer Olympics in the Soviet Union. The Iran hostage crisis was regularly featured in the nightly news – on three network channels – and classics such as “Caddyshack” and “The Empire Strikes Back” were on the big screen. Continue reading ‘A look back at Year One’

My Day with the Chocolatier

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Shawn Askinosie is much more than just a chocolate maker.

As a lover of all things chocolate, I expected to taste some of Shawn’s work as I followed him May 5 for Springfield Business Journal’s annual Day in the Life series. What I didn’t expect was his level of commitment.

Continue reading ‘My Day with the Chocolatier’

D12 showcases Springfield spirit, generosity

Emily Letterman, Features Editor
If you followed the hashtag #SBJD12 on Twitter last night, you shared in the excitement. If you didn’t, you missed one heck of a party.

The DoubleTree Hotel played host to more than 200 people for the 2015 Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen awards honoring the area’s fastest growing companies and the individuals who drive growth across the region. The game-show themed night included audience trivia from emcee Eldon Combs, host of “The Trivia King Show” on Jock 98.7 FM, music from “The Price is Right” and a countdown of businesses from 12 to one.

Continue reading ‘D12 showcases Springfield spirit, generosity’

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?’

FD’s Grill House of magical wonder

Brian Brown, Reporter
The words just flow off the digital page: “Jared Enterprises,” “being constructed,” and “nearest location.”

So intriguing.

How about this line: “The restaurant’s menu would feature a range of blackened, fried and grilled fish options, as well as steaks, burgers, ribs, pies and salads.”

Continue reading ‘FD’s Grill House of magical wonder’

My Day with the President

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Unlike my Day in the Life subject last year, Clif Smart never offered me a beer.

Having followed the Missouri State University president on Twitter for some time, I knew Clif had a sense of humor, but I didn’t know what to expect in a professional office setting. So, when I met him bright and early at 7:20 a.m. April 21 for Springfield Business Journal’s Day in the Life series, I was ready for anything. Continue reading ‘My Day with the President’

D12: Heroes in the house

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Superman, Iron Man, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batman and Batgirl walk into a room. The start of a hilariously nerdy joke or reality at last night’s Springfield Business Journal Dynamic Dozen event?

Maybe a little of both. Continue reading ‘D12: Heroes in the house’

#SBJ4040: 40 movers and shakers, one room, lots of pizzazz

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Springfield Business Journal 40 Under 40 tickets were a precious commodity in the Ozarks yesterday.

The SBJ office phone didn’t stop ringing all morning, and the office was abuzz with excitement.

By noon, it was a sold out crowd. Continue reading ‘#SBJ4040: 40 movers and shakers, one room, lots of pizzazz’

Reporter’s Notebook: What I learned about Bitcoin

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Like most Americans, I’d only heard of Bitcoin in passing. It was just this thing out there that some people I knew were talking about, or tweeting about or Facebooking about, but nobody really seemed to know what it was or how it worked.

So, I set out to find out.

And then I fell down the rabbit hole.
(A hole, which was probably mined by Bitcoin.)

Continue reading ‘Reporter’s Notebook: What I learned about Bitcoin’

Reporter’s notebook: construction edition

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Following three weeks of back-to-back-to-back special sections, I’ve got a few minutes to breath, step back and take a gander at what’s been going on outside this three-story building Springfield Business Journal calls home.

It seems everyone has been busy. Continue reading ‘Reporter’s notebook: construction edition’


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