Kuat Racks moved; Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care’s third co-branded center in Springfield began serving patients; and Branson Bank finalized the purchase of a Hawthorn Bank branch.
Best of Luck Beer Hall began operations; Springfield gained a new event venue with the arrival of Moon Town Crossing; and the state’s first automated 24-hour library kiosk opened.
Planet Fitness franchisee PF Arkansas LLC opened its third Springfield club; Leggett & Platt completed a $1.3 billion acquisition; and New Covenant Academy started classes at its new Liberty Campus.
Longtime restaurant Ebbets Field comes under new leadership; nonprofit Leadership Springfield opened its first office space; and Ellecor Design and Gifts relocated to the Rountree neighborhood.
The 22nd branch for Central Bank of the Ozarks opened; the Gene Taylor Community Based Outpatient Clinic began seeing patients; and The Adam Johnson Team at Keller Williams Greater Springfield broke off to form Alpha Realty MO LLC.
Bigfoot Subs opened at 2204 W. College St.; ReeceNichols Real Estate acquired Re/Max Lifestyle Realty in Branson West; and veteran restaurateur David Bauer bought Harbell’s Grill and Sports Bar LLC.
Ozarks Elder Law LLC closed on its acquisition of RTR Attorneys in Marshfield; Nashville-style fried chicken and catfish restaurant Hot Cluckers got its start; and the first Geico insurance office in the Queen City opened.
Footbridge Trading Co. opened; Eventful Rental acquired S.B. Bon LLC; and Connelly Plumbing Co. and Connelly Mechanical Inc. moved.
Great Escape Beer Works LLC, Reverie and Andy B’s Bowl Social in Branson opened.
Satori Sound Frequency Therapy opened; Hannah Vale moved into the insurance industry; and Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar launched its eighth corporate-owned store.
Business owners and friends Kandice Alexander and Inna Oksenchuk now share space under one roof; Larry Ellison sold his half of EllisonLiggett Litigation Consultants; and Dacia LLC opened.
Craft Sushi opened at a new retail and office center; O’Reilly Development Co. LLC added senior-living center Tower Village to its portfolio; and Sun Solar LLC’s new headquarters became fully operational.
Hemporium opened in south Springfield; engineering firm Olsson Associates Inc. dropped the latter part of its name and rolled out a rebranding; and Drs. Jeff Dorman and Derek Magers brought Ascend Dental Design LLC to Branson West.
OMG Commerce relocated for the third time since opening eight years ago; The Spa Gallery opened; and The Wheelhouse rolled into its first brick-and-mortar operation.
Taffy Massey launched her second jewelry store venture; Pitt Technology Group LLC bought two other tech firms; and The Fat Cat Pizza Co. opened.
WON Communications LLC moved; Bolivar OB/GYN LLC merged with Citizens Memorial Hospital; and Classic Rock Coffee Republic opened.
Jay Jung launched his third restaurant venture; SmileDirectClub LLC opened a SmileShop; and James Financial Partners LLC launched a Branson branch.
Indoor kids playground Jungle Gym LLC opened; Pinnacle Business Solutions LLC started as a home-based business-consulting firm; and a church building in Ozark was converted to The Finley.
Scott Pitts and Jason Delcour partnered to open Black Market Smokehouse LLC; IMAC Holdings Inc. purchased Advantage Therapy LLC; and Longitude LLC started.
Dan Strickland started his first business, Shuffle Pub LLC; a Nixa couple formed The Greenhouse on Two Rivers LLC; and Travellers House Coffee LLC opened at Boomer Town Studios.
Fueled by her own story of recovery, new NAMI leader Stephanie Appleby is challenging the community to talk about mental illness.
Ömer Önder, owner of Springfield Diner, struggles with the process of renaming his restaurant. The process led by Dustin Myers and Jeremy Wells, owners of the branding agency Longitude LLC. Ömer expresses all of the emotions he is going through as they work together to revise his seating, menu, hours, and a name to reflect those changes.
It is projected that 10,000 people in the United States will turn 65 years old everyday for 19 years, and non profits are going to be competing over the coming years in a fierce labor market. Give Five was developed as a civic matchmaking program to help connect capable retirees with charitable organizations that need help. Greg Burris outlines the problems the program addresses, opportunities for individuals and organizations, as well as how United Way of the Ozarks is licensing to the program to share with other communities.
Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The Movement. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.
With more job openings than people to fill them, it is time for your company to evaluate how you are motivating and engaging your team to help you retain and attract the best talent. Sherry Coker, Executive Director at the OTC Center for Workforce Development, walks you through tangible and intangible incentives that encourage employee engagement, performance enhancement, and higher job satisfaction.
"When we first started we thought we could pretty much do this on our own," discloses Vera Gibbons with Baby Foot®. "We thought we knew what would be great...that's not really what happened." Gibbons recommends partnering with a strong marketing partner early and give them a budget.
With four generations in the workplace, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of how each approaches brainstorming can make all the difference in arriving at the best idea. Boomer Kay Logsdon, Director of Applications at CultureWaves, and self-described fossil Millennial Locke Hilderbrand share what their trends research at CultureWaves tells us about generational differences and tips on how to bridge the gaps. Generations in the Workplace is an ongoing multi-episode series tackling the issues of generational conflict.
One year into opening Ellecor, Haden Long gave birth to her second daughter. The first five months of her life, she was with her constantly at work. "They're why we do this," Long explains.
Brandy Hickman with 2B well & Living Light with Brandy Lane advises to be responsive and authentic with your clients. If you don't, the business will go elsewhere.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, knows he can't always do things as well as somebody else, but he knows if he's done it before successfully he knows he can do it again adapted for the new situation. If you don't believe in yourself nobody else will.
Brandy Hickman with 2B Well & Living Light with Brandy Lane, give you useful tips to help you identify what is causing you stress so you can better engage and enjoy life.