Commercial/Economic/Global Day

Commercial/Economic/Global Day

Join us for one of our most exciting Commercial Days to date! In addition to the Power Broker panel you have been asking for, we’ll have presentations on some of the most important issues of the day, such as the changing landscape of economic development with a focus on placemaking. We also have speakers who will delve into the best practices and challenges of Opportunity Zones. We are especially excited for a presentation on the Idea Commons. Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Art (IDEA) Commons is an initiative headed by Missouri State University with the support of the City of Springfield and the Springfield Building Development Corporation (SBDC) to redevelop a portion of Springfield's Center City into a new type of urban research park that will be blended with residential, office, retail, entertainment, and industrial land uses, and supported by University programs.


  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm
  • Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to network and kick off the Commercial/Economic/Global Day on Tuesday! 
  • Location: Illinois Room of University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center | Georgia Room | 333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy Springfield, MO 65806

Wednesday, September 25 

10:00 am
Opening Remarks
Opportunity Zones: Resources, Best Practices and Challenges from Across the State
  • Michael Lanahan, Director of Business & Community Solutions, Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Dan Ruda, Branson Developer
  • Derek Smith, Partner, BKD CPA’s & Advisors
  • Nathan Graham, Director, Commercial Services, Realtors Property Resource, LLC
11:00 am
Power Broker Panel
  • Mark Patrick, ReeceNichols
  • Galen Pellham, Murney & Associates
  • Tom Rankin, SVN Rankin
  • Ross Murray, RB Murray Company
  • Moderator, Jen Enderson
12:00 pm
Lunch & Presentation on the Idea Commons
  • Allen D. Kunkel, CEcD, Associate Vice President for Economic Development Director, Missouri State University, and Director, Jordan Valley Innovation Center
1:00 pm
The changing landscape of economic development with a focus on placemaking and creating jobs
  • Ryan Mooney, Senior Vice President, Economic Development
    Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Kromrey, Executive Director of Ozark Greenways
  • Bill Hammitt, Chief Operating Officer of Amprod Holdings
2:00 pm
Closing Remarks


  • Missouri REALTORS® member: $49.00/person (includes Tuesday reception and Wednesday lunch)
  • Non-Missouri REALTORS® member: $59.00/person (includes Tuesday reception and Wednesday lunch)


Registration for this class is independent of the September Business Conference registration.

Missouri REALTORS® member: Commercial/Economic/Global Day

Non-Missouri REALTORS® member: Commercial/Economic/Global Day

Become a Sponsor:

To learn more about Commercial/Economic/Global Day sponsorship opportunities, download our 2019 Commercial/Economic/Global Day Sponsorship Sheet found on page 14.