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Chicago Smerqs – Chicago Style
Barbecue: a little jerk & smoked

by Darline MabinsUnite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— April showers bring May flowers and hopefully a visit from your families to our restaurant for this month; Chicago Smerqs. When most people think about popular foods of Chicago, deep-dish pizza is usually the first thing to come to mind. While it is

Passing the Torch: Q&A with John Oke-Thomas

by Logan AguirreReprinted with permission fromBiz 417 Magazine Jan 2022 Logan Aguirre: We’ve had a few “firsts” in the last couple of years for Chamber Chairmen. Robin Robeson and I were the first back-to-back female Chairmen, and you will be our first African American Chairman. Tell me about the significance

Who’s ready for authentic Jamaican Patties & Cuisine

Du’Sean Howard is shown in the photo Springfield, MO— Du’Sean Howard, owner of Jamaican Patty Co in Springfield is excited about the future. The Kingston Jamaica native made his journey to our city only after he first made his way to North America via Canada. He settled there with his

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

Visa Launches Program Offering $10K Grants to Black Women Business Owners

In an effort to specifically support Black women-owned small businesses, Visa is extending their partnership with IFundWomen through a new series of grants and educational resources. Ten $10,000 grants will go to Black women in the U.S. to help them run and grow their businesses. Through this program, Visa is

Crosstown Barbecue celebrates 50 years of serving barbecue in Springfield

By: Jamie Thomas, Excerpts reprinted from 417 Magazine Saturday, February 22, Crosstown Barbecue celebrated its 50th anniversary. The restaurant has been serving Kansas City-style barbecue in Springfield, MO for an incredible five decades. For 39 of those 50 years, Steve Williams has been running the restaurant and is celebrating the

Owner of Amethyst Wrapps talks about her new business venture

Unite Publication had the opportunity to sit down with Quinci Williams, owner of Amethyst Wrapps, and talk about her new business venture. Here is that interview. Unite: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Quinci: I grew up in Kansas City with my two brothers and attended Paseo High School.

Chicago Smerqs – Chicago Style
Barbecue: a little jerk & smoked

by Darline MabinsUnite Contributing Writer Springfield, MO— April showers bring May flowers and hopefully a visit from your families to our restaurant for this month; Chicago Smerqs. When most people think about popular foods of Chicago, deep-dish pizza is usually the first thing to come to mind. While it is

Passing the Torch: Q&A with John Oke-Thomas

by Logan AguirreReprinted with permission fromBiz 417 Magazine Jan 2022 Logan Aguirre: We’ve had a few “firsts” in the last couple of years for Chamber Chairmen. Robin Robeson and I were the first back-to-back female Chairmen, and you will be our first African American Chairman. Tell me about the significance

Who’s ready for authentic Jamaican Patties & Cuisine

Du’Sean Howard is shown in the photo Springfield, MO— Du’Sean Howard, owner of Jamaican Patty Co in Springfield is excited about the future. The Kingston Jamaica native made his journey to our city only after he first made his way to North America via Canada. He settled there with his

City to host meeting & mixer for disadvantaged businesses April 1

Springfield, MO—The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project. The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April

Visa Launches Program Offering $10K Grants to Black Women Business Owners

In an effort to specifically support Black women-owned small businesses, Visa is extending their partnership with IFundWomen through a new series of grants and educational resources. Ten $10,000 grants will go to Black women in the U.S. to help them run and grow their businesses. Through this program, Visa is

Crosstown Barbecue celebrates 50 years of serving barbecue in Springfield

By: Jamie Thomas, Excerpts reprinted from 417 Magazine Saturday, February 22, Crosstown Barbecue celebrated its 50th anniversary. The restaurant has been serving Kansas City-style barbecue in Springfield, MO for an incredible five decades. For 39 of those 50 years, Steve Williams has been running the restaurant and is celebrating the

Owner of Amethyst Wrapps talks about her new business venture

Unite Publication had the opportunity to sit down with Quinci Williams, owner of Amethyst Wrapps, and talk about her new business venture. Here is that interview. Unite: Tell me a little bit about yourself. Quinci: I grew up in Kansas City with my two brothers and attended Paseo High School.