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Support Crosstown Barbecue during the major construction on Division Street

Springfield, MO— Crosstown BBQ restaurant is an iconic establishment that has been serving delicious food to the people of Southwest Missouri, for over 50 years. However, the restaurant is facing a major challenge with construction work taking place on Division Street. The construction work on Division Street has made it

Father and Son Duo Launch First-Ever Black-Owned Athletic Supply Company

Meet Oronde Booker and his 14-year-old son, Kendall, who are making history as the founders of Book Dawg Sports, the first ever Black-owned athletic supply company. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the company is already taking pre-orders for its flagship product called HW101, which is a basketball made with premium microfiber

US Bank provides grant to advance Springfield Entrepreneurship, Networking & Diversity

A $50,000 grant made possible by US Bank Foundation, provided ten BIPOC business owners a grant to expand their business in Center City Springfield. by UniteNews Staff Springfield, MO (UniteNews)—The Downtown Springfield Association (DSA), Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Missouri SBDC at MSU and efactory partnered with U.S. Bank to provide

Commerce Bank DEI Senior VP Felicia Hogan speaks at Local MBA Event

Felecia Hogan, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI) at Commerce Bank was the guest speaker at the Multicultural Business Association Networking event in September. She shared information about Commerce’s employee resource group (ERG) for multicultural team members and other services and programs implemented by Commerce Bank.

City Council paves the way for Eway Scooter Company to expand its fleet

Local entrepreneurs are the first to offer electric scooter rental in the Springfield area. by Samuel Knox A new City Council ruling paves the way for local entrepreneurs Marquez Williams and his brother and business partner Trayvon Northern to expand their scooter fleet. EWay LLC is one of the first

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

Support Crosstown Barbecue during the major construction on Division Street

Springfield, MO— Crosstown BBQ restaurant is an iconic establishment that has been serving delicious food to the people of Southwest Missouri, for over 50 years. However, the restaurant is facing a major challenge with construction work taking place on Division Street. The construction work on Division Street has made it

Father and Son Duo Launch First-Ever Black-Owned Athletic Supply Company

Meet Oronde Booker and his 14-year-old son, Kendall, who are making history as the founders of Book Dawg Sports, the first ever Black-owned athletic supply company. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the company is already taking pre-orders for its flagship product called HW101, which is a basketball made with premium microfiber

US Bank provides grant to advance Springfield Entrepreneurship, Networking & Diversity

A $50,000 grant made possible by US Bank Foundation, provided ten BIPOC business owners a grant to expand their business in Center City Springfield. by UniteNews Staff Springfield, MO (UniteNews)—The Downtown Springfield Association (DSA), Multicultural Business Association (MBA), Missouri SBDC at MSU and efactory partnered with U.S. Bank to provide

Commerce Bank DEI Senior VP Felicia Hogan speaks at Local MBA Event

Felecia Hogan, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI) at Commerce Bank was the guest speaker at the Multicultural Business Association Networking event in September. She shared information about Commerce’s employee resource group (ERG) for multicultural team members and other services and programs implemented by Commerce Bank.

City Council paves the way for Eway Scooter Company to expand its fleet

Local entrepreneurs are the first to offer electric scooter rental in the Springfield area. by Samuel Knox A new City Council ruling paves the way for local entrepreneurs Marquez Williams and his brother and business partner Trayvon Northern to expand their scooter fleet. EWay LLC is one of the first

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