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Published Thursday, September 1, 2016


Special thanks to everybody who came out last night to celebrate the launch of Springfield Business Journal's revolutionary video platform. Check us out at or on Facebook and Twitter as @thesbjLive. 

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We have this handy "How to optimize your IT budget with smarter document management" ebook. Check it out! If you have any questions, call us at 417-883-2416. 

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016
ST. LOUIS, August 18, 2016 — The Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage operation of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) is pleased to announce that Insurance Business America recently named Rachel Rakey, Missouri Area President, to its 2016 list of Elite Women in Insurance. Based upon a reader poll, the magazine recognized “144 women more»
Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university with a statewide mission in public affairs, which drives a campus-wide commitment to promote responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. An important part of the university’s mission is to help students and the community gain a greater understanding of other countries and cultures, and become better prepared for the challenges of globalization.

One of the ways Missouri State University is working to promote international understanding is through television programming provided by Ozarks Public Television (OPTV). Operated by the university, OPTV is producing a series of television programs that will introduce viewers to the countries and cultures that are playing an increasingly significant role in international affairs.

In March of 2016, OPTV will begin gathering footage and conducting interviews for “Passport to Brazil.” Scheduled to air in early 2017, “Passport to Brazil” will be a series of six 30-minute episodes with a goal to highlight the history, culture, nature and diversity of Brazil. In particular, this program will take a close look at Brazil’s dynamic agribusiness sector and innovations in sustainability, entrepreneurship and social development. Successful educational partnerships between Missouri State University and Brazilian universities also will be featured.

Previous programs in this series include “Passport to China” and “Passport to Latin America,” both of which can be viewed online at For more information about “Passport to Brazil,” please contact Brad Bodenhausen, assistant vice president for international programs at Missouri State University, at 001-417-836-3292

Eduardo Platon of BBOSS (Brazil Business One-Stop-Shop) is serving as Production Consultant for the “Passport to Brazil” project. Platon is founder of BBOSS,, and an international columnist at Bahia Prime Online Business Platform. He was trained in business administration at Federal University of Bahia, received his MBA from the University of New Orleans and a Master in Political Philosophy from Tulane University. Platon is involved in numerous efforts to promote entrepreneurship in Brazil and throughout the world, including his role as international relations director for CONAJE, the Brazil Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs. To contact Eduardo Platon, please email him at

Published Monday, July 4, 2016
The market in Southwest Missouri continues to be solid. For the past 6 months, we’ve seen steady increases in almost every metric we use to measure the success of the real estate market. April of this year was the only month in the past two years that saw more homes go under contract than in June. It was a good month for both buyers and sellers. more»
Published Monday, June 27, 2016

Come and join us at FFO Home on the 4th of July for a free hot dog and drink!

Published Friday, June 24, 2016

Project Open Road will provide local businesses with the best choice for fast and
reliable Internet, telephone, and video service, and an added value proposition
for tenants of commercial property owners

Published Wednesday, May 25, 2016

With the unemployment rate stable at five percent and newly minted college graduates changing the demographics of the U.S. workforce, employers need to rethink their approach to human capital management. The Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher) 2016 Human Capital Insights & Strategies Report provides employers with original perspectives from 28 thought leaders on how to engage employees, develop competitive benefit plans and control costs in order to attract and retain the best talent in today’s competitive labor market.

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