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Discover how local businesses are facing the region’s workforce development challenges head-on and working to attract, train and retain the personnel necessary to power economic activity now and in years to come at Biz 417's B-School.

Get more from your Biz 417 experience at the B-School Breakfast Series presented by Elite Automotive Group and sponsored by Essential Strategies. Network with the best in the biz over breakfast, then ask influential magazine contributors your burning questions in a panel-style discussion. B-School is the second Thursday of every other month.

Have a question for our panelists? Submit it here: biz@417mag.com


Celeste Cramer
System Director of Recruitment and Retention at CoxHealth

Although CoxHealth took the locally unprecedented step of hiring internationally, the health care giant is just as committed to growing local talent. Learn how Celeste Cramer, the system director of recruitment and retention, leverages community resources and partnerships to develop current employees.

Amanda Kastler, CPA, CFE
Partner at Elliott, Robinson & Co. LLP

Like many public accounting firms, Elliott, Robinson & Co. LLP struggled to retain employees, especially people with four to eight years of experience. Read about how Amanda Kastler and her fellow partners adapted company culture to decrease turnover by more than 4 percent.

Scot Scobee
Human Resource Director at SRC

After acquiring a major client this spring, SRC's Scot Scobee was tasked with hiring a year's worth of new employees within two months. Gain insight on how the human resource director finds and trains new employees.

Venue Information

1127 E. Battlefield
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 883-1234
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Biz 417

2111 S. Eastgate Ave.
Springfield MO, MO 65809

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