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May 9, 2018

Our Interview with Compass Rose Founder Brett Johnston

Kyle Drenon

There are few people, maybe none, that are more entrenched in the Springfield music scene than Brett Johnston. If you’re into music and live in town, you probably know Brett personally already. He’s been a longtime advocate for Springfield area musicians and is first and foremost, a fan. Brett also performs in a band called […]

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May 9, 2018

Meet-a-Member | Ed Fillmer

Collin Hadley

Ed Fillmer, a local video journalist working from Springfield, boarded the bus of this school-bus-driver-veteran on the very last day of his 50-year-long school bus route. For over 5 decades he’d been driving the same, single school bus route in West Plains, Missouri. “What I didn’t know was that this man was something of a […]

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April 14, 2018

Meet-a-Member | Rachael Snow

Branden Schwab

Maranda Provance recently sat down with Rachael Snow at our favorite downtown, north-lit, yellow-walled sandwich place to talk about her passions, her profession, her travels, and how she stays involved in important local causes. Learn more about this key member of SGFC leadership, currently serving the board as Secretary. sub shop A post shared by 🌿 […]

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April 13, 2018

SATO48 Movie Poster Design Competition

Branden Schwab

Participation in the Movie Poster competition is voluntary, though encouraged. To be eligible for the Movie Poster Award, participants must deliver TWO LAMINATED HARD COPIES of your Movie Poster on, or before, Thursday, April 19, 2018, during regular business hours, to: The Moxie Cinema 305 S Campbell Ave, #101 Springfield, MO 65806   and upload […]

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April 13, 2018

Checking Out the Local Scene

Branden Schwab

SATO48’s filming weekend is upon us and already more than 100 teams have signed up – a clear indication that some serious creative energy is afoot. Tonite, teams receive a secret envelope (“Inspiration Packet”) containing the criteria for the project and marking the start of the mad dash to create a five-minute short film before […]

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March 14, 2018

ADDY Award Winners from Springfield

Kyle Drenon

In late February at the Downstream Casino Resort, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Joplin held its annual awards ceremony honoring creative excellence in advertising in the three state region. The Joplin chapter of the AAF is the largest in the Ozarks area and Springfield repped big time at this year’s event, taking home 28 […]

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March 14, 2018

25 Super Smart Job Tips from Creative Pros in Springfield

Kyle Drenon

So you wanna be a creative professional in Springfield, huh? That’s freaking awesome! We’d love to help you connect with the right people to make sure you find the job that’s right for you. Aside from joining SGFC, there are some important things to consider when you’re entering the professional world as a creative. We […]

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February 12, 2018

Past Board Members Awarded

Branden Schwab

2017 marked the end-of-term for three board members who have generously served SGFC over the past few years by providing their leadership, talent and vision. Past-President Jessica Spencer, Past-Treasurer/Outreach Committee Chair Scott Bratcher, and Past-Meetings Committee Co-chair Josh Sullivan were awarded these stellar glass artifacts made by Gabriel at Springfield Hot Glass as a tribute […]

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February 11, 2018

10 Awesome Springfield Logos

Kyle Drenon

Logos are a first expression for your business. Then, they’re a symbol that represents your business when you’re not there to do it yourself. Logos are extremely important and can often make or break a new business. The good news? There are tons of talented designers in Springfield who can give life to your brand […]

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November 8, 2017

Meet-a-Member | Charlie Rosenbury

Branden Schwab

Join us as we interview an SGFC founder and the owner of Self about being a part of Springfield’s creative community. Get the scoop on Charlie’s go-to digital tools, his dreams of extraterrestrial exploration, and how he stays grounded by being involved with local organizations that are making an impact here on Earth. Where are you […]

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September 13, 2017

Interview with Jill Kamler

Batsheba Castro Martinez

As creatives, we derive inspiration from various sources. I firmly believe that we can get this by looking at other disciplines beyond the visual arts. In the words of Leo Burnett, “Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.” There is so much we can […]

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September 7, 2017

Positivity & Productivity

Maranda Provance

The research is pretty clear: high-pressure work environments have hidden costs. A cut-throat environment generates fear, which generates disengagement. Disengaged employees are much more likely to get in accidents, allow for defects, and miss work. Organizations with low engagement scores are 18% less productive than their engaged counterparts (HBR, 2015). According to Emma Seppala, a […]

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