The landscape of business continues to evolve and become more complex. Regulations, litigation and duties corporations and their management owe the public are all increasing the risk of serving as a director or officer. This changing risk is especially troublesome since directors and officers put their personal assets at risk for decisions (or lack of) that they make on behalf … [Read more...] about bears Business Brief: What you should know before serving on a board of directors
Do wellness programs really produce meaningful results? Many businesses and employees have their doubts. However, organizations that take a more practical view are committed to the cause. Simply put, healthy employees are more productive, absent less often, and serve clients more effectively. In June, the Wellness Council of America held its annual board retreat at the Mayo … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief: Are wellness programs worth it?
By Richard Ollis Health insurance and health care as we know are both changing. A June Supreme Court decision regarding the Affordable Care Act and subsidies for health insurance, along with the 2012 decision regarding constitutionality, basically ensures that the ACA will survive in some form. Anthem health insurance company has announced that it intends to buy rival … [Read more...] about Bears Business Brief-What does Supreme Court decision mean for businesses and consumers?
College of Business Executive Advisory Council (EAC) member, John Wanamaker, recognized by the Springfield Business Journal as 2015 Legacy Adviser. The Legacy Adviser award, along with each of the Trusted Adviser recipients, is chosen by an independent panel of judges. The awards recognize professionals in the five advisory areas of accounting, banking, insurance, law and … [Read more...] about EAC Member John Wanamaker Recognized as Legacy Adviser
The Missouri State University College of Business announces the appointment of Rob Fulp as the incoming Chair of the Executive Advisory Council. Rob Fulp, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer Springfield First Community Bank, has a long history as a passionate supporter of the College of Business. “We are privileged to welcome Rob as the Chair of our College of Business … [Read more...] about COB Welcomes Rob Fulp as Chair of the Executive Advisory Committee (EAC)