Posts Tagged 'Springfield Business Journal'



#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’

Ladies lunching: Annual event showcases area’s Most Influential Women

Emily Letterman, Features Editor
It is said behind every great man, there is a great women. In Springfield, those women are right out front.

The Springfield Business Journal hosted the 14th annual Most Influential Women event Oct. 18, honoring 20 of the Ozarks’ best, brightest and most influential ladies. Continue reading ‘Ladies lunching: Annual event showcases area’s Most Influential Women’

Too much of a good thing: Pumpkin spice overload

Emily Letterman, Features Editor
Pumpkin is having a banner year.

Despite our proximity to Halloween, I’m not referring to the simple orange globes adorning most front porch stoops these days, but rather the combination of the winter squash and one seemingly magical word – spice.

The word spice is the best thing to happen to a food since the invention of the bread slicer. Continue reading ‘Too much of a good thing: Pumpkin spice overload’

Yellow and blue make green: Ikea plans geothermal project for KC-area store

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

As if I didn’t love Swedish mega-retailer Ikea enough already, when the press release, “Ikea Merriam plans state’s largest geothermal project,” showed up in my inbox this week – my environmentally-friendly heart melted a little bit more.

No pun intended. Continue reading ‘Yellow and blue make green: Ikea plans geothermal project for KC-area store’

Route 66 is just one reason why ‘Missouri is Awesome’

Emily Letterman, Features Editor
I’ve never donated to a crowdfunding site, but I think I’m about to. I’ve twice opined on Springfield’s connection to the iconic Route 66 –  once on SBJ’s print pages and again on this blog –  and with this post I make my love of the Mother Road known for a third time. Continue reading ‘Route 66 is just one reason why ‘Missouri is Awesome’’


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