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  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Bluebird Underground in Springfield, MO

    July 20th Idea Mashup


    Take a break from the heat and join us at the coolest place in town!


    Our guest speaker this month is Jonathan Garard of Grooms Office Environments.

    Jonathan and his wife Audrey purchased Grooms January 1, 2015. Grooms is celebrating its 40th year as a local Springfield business! They are a full service commercial furniture dealer with 24 employees and currently looking to add to their team.

    Jonathan has an extensive background in the development of regional and global infrastructure, large scale strategic planning, instructor/course writer for the Leadership and Professional Development course for the United States Army, HIGH THREAT executive protection detail for the State Department, marketing and advertising consulting/sales for Gannett and currently President and CEO of Grooms.

    With over 15 years in Special Operations and conventional Army, the training and real world high stress experience has helped refine him personally and professionally. His success and achievements allowed him to work as an instructor, teaching and training the next generation of soldiers since 2010. One of the highlights of his time as a soldier include being a part of the team that established the first democratic election for the Iraqi people in 2005. A combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, Jonathan concluded his military service in April of this year.

    In his new role, he has a passion to educate companies to the changes in how people work and the impact it will have on employees and the organization when you get it right. He strongly believes that the right use of space and mix of settings that are tailored to your organization will free people to realize their fullest potential.  


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