Central Bank of the Ozarks
The 22nd branch for Central Bank of the Ozarks opened Dec. 26 at 3720 W. Sunshine St., in the Springfield Plaza development. The nearly 4,000-square-foot bank was under construction for 13 months, with Rich Kramer Construction Inc. as general contractor and Sam A. Winn & Associates Architects PC as architect, said Central Bank spokesman Andrew Tasset. Its estimated cost was $2 million, according to a city building permit. With 10 staff members, the full-service banking center offers three drive-thru lanes with two video teller machines, which also function as ATMs. Other features are an interactive wall housing an entertainment center and coffee bar in the lobby, a full structural glass facade and a ground source heat pump mechanical system.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, lobby; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, drive-thru; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, video teller machine
Phone: (417) 569-1650
Gene Taylor Community Based Outpatient Clinic
The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks began seeing patients Dec. 5 at the Gene Taylor Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 1850 W. Republic Road. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs chose the site in February 2016, with the facility planned for Springfield since 2015. Groundbreaking for the $26 million clinic was in October 2016 and, two years later, employees began transferring from the Mount Vernon clinic that the new building replaces. The 92,000-square-foot clinic offers primary care, mental health, dental, optometry, radiology, sleep lab, prosthetics, pulmonary, and lab and radiology services. VA officials note the clinic brings more than 9,000 veterans within a 30-minute drive of primary care services. A new VA clinic in Joplin is scheduled to open next month.
Phone: (417) 891-4800
Alpha Realty MO LLC
A new real estate firm launched Jan. 15 as The Adam Johnson Team at Keller Williams Greater Springfield broke off to form Alpha Realty MO LLC. Co-owned by Johnson and Aaron Owens, the Alpha Realty team includes Andrea Reed, Brandon Jones and 15 other agents from various real estate firms, Johnson said. The Adam Johnson Team’s 2018 residential real estate volume reached nearly $20 million by working with 116 families in the home-buying and selling process. “If you count every agent that’s going to be joining up with us, that’s a shot in the dark,” he said of forecasted sales volume for the new firm. Johnson said his team has an undisclosed number of residential contracts to wrap up with Keller Williams. The new firm maintains its Adam Johnson Team office at 420 W. Walnut Lawn St., where Johnson shares space with and co-owns his mother’s Reborn Co. candle business.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 719-1560
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