A Galloway Village coffee shop changed hands for the second time in as many years; Jiapeng Lu and Yuming Han opened Corner 21 Chinese Cuisine; and John and India Visser became first-time business owners with the opening of Hero Ride Shop.
Revival 98 opened a dispensary; the 101st store for Andy’s Frozen Custard Inc. debuted; and Collectomaniacs card shop consolidated two stores in a move.
A husband and wife added to their business portfolio; Valley Mountain Meat LLC made its retail debut; and clothing retailer Aerie opened a store at Battlefield Mall.
A first-time business owner made a career pivot with the opening of Infinium Studios; hairstylist Beth Edwards opened Beauty Bar Hair Salon; and The Victim Center relocated.
Nixa gained a new yoga studio; Bass Pro Shops opened a remodeled Hollister hotel; and Crosstown Barbecue added a food truck.
Aug. 4 was opening day for Legacy Bank & Trust Co.’s $8 million new corporate headquarters; a new Marshfield restaurant debuted; and a husband and wife took the plunge into food truck ownership.
Liquidated merchandise company Bin Crazy opened; Tall Tales Bar & Grill got its start in Hollister; and Modern Earth LLC opened a retail shop.
A restaurant industry veteran invested in a mobile food operation centered on hot dogs; the second shop for Schuchmann Meat Co. opened; and wireless carrier U.S. Cellular relocated.
A hip joint Willard LLC marked the fourth chiropractic clinic for the company; The Brook Wellness Center Inc. added a second location; and Springfield-based organizational solutions company 2B Organized LLC expanded with new franchisee Megan Neyer.
Cuban cuisine arrived on C-Street with the opening of La Habana Vieja; independent brokerage Gateway Real Estate opened its first office; and a veteran of the restaurant industry invested in her first food truck.
Food truck Chameleon Cuisine expanded with a brick-and-mortar restaurant; Rolla-based Investment Realty Inc. put down roots in the local market; and husband-and-wife owners Tom and Heather Sattazahn launched Seven Arrows Taproom
After 30 years downtown, Hyde Gallery relocated; Jiffy Lube’s newest shop in the Ozarks opened; and Springfield-based Penmac Staffing Services Inc. expanded its local footprint.
Less than a year after opening inside a downtown bar, Secret Sandwich Shop LLC moved around the corner; Briza Celebrations, a family-run event venue, launched in Marshfield; and brothers Eddie and Jorge Aceves teamed up for their first ownership venture, Xurros Handcrafted Spanish Donuts LLC.
Pickles and Buns LLC, a food truck specializing in sliders and loaded sides, opened; the Kelley family opened a Farmers Insurance office; and the Sandlot Training Facility, which provides hitting, pitching and catching skill development space for baseball and softball players of all ages, launched.
City’s Edge Botanicals LLC rebranded as owner Emma Fear opened her first brick-and-mortar shop; the second shop of Old Route 66 Wellness LLC opened; and ADsmith Marketing and Advertising moved.
Victoria’s Cafe and Tea owner Sheila Daniels relocated her 6-year-old business to Springfield from Tulsa, Oklahoma; Springfield Contemporary Theatre Inc. consolidated operations; and a dedicated emergency room for children is now available at Mercy Hospital Springfield.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
The 12th Springfield branch for Central Bank of the Ozarks opened; 417 Charcuterie moved; and The Furologist LLC got its start.
After opening its first Springfield brick-and-mortar shop in 2019, Leavenworth, Kansas-based retailer Artistic Works by Lu LLC moved; a four-bay Jiffy Lube opened shop; and St. Louis-based Synergy Wealth Solutions Inc. launched a Springfield office.
St. Joseph-based prepared meal service franchise Lean Kitchen Co. LLC debuted in Springfield; Republic gained a franchise of The UPS Store Inc.; and Reborn Co., which makes soy wax candles and fragrant sprays, opened its production center to the public after relocating to Rogersville from Springfield.
An independent panel of judges selected the recipients for the honor of Top Doctor, and chose additional professionals in four other fields: administrator, nurse, technician and therapist.
Andrew VanZyll describes how his side-gig, Grimbeard Leather, began several years ago. He says it really started with something that he considered a spare activity and has become his side-hustle.
Oftentimes it takes a while before your sidegig starts rolling. Barak Hill gives his experience slowly seeing his business improve, and how he used his connections and reputation to gain more clients. Barak Hill is a local professional musician.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, shares helpful tools and resources to use for the customer discovery phase of launching a new tech business. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Jared Rasmussen, Office Leader for Springfield and Joplin with the engineering firm Olsson, explains the vision of the Renew Jordan Creek Project. He says the city's investment demonstrates it's commitment to the community.
Both Jeramey and Julia Henson talk about their experience in PDR (paintless dent repair), and elaborate on the need for efficient time management. Sometimes you need to know when to move on to the next project. Jeramey and Julia Henson are co-owners of the HM Dentworks Academy with Chris McWhirter.
Jessica Oliva, owner of Pickles and Buns food truck and co-owner of Tinga Tacos, says not to assume you know everything. She says her time in the industry has taught her that she always has more to learn.
Sandra Smart, a technology and commercialization specialist, explains what entrepreneurs should know about starting the customer discovery phase for launching your great tech business idea. Smart works with tech entrepreneurs and startups and hosts training workshops through the Missouri SBDC at Missouri State University's efactory.
Hollie Elliot describes the trends she sees in small towns after the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. She says that people see opportunity in these rural places they might not have seen before. Elliott is the Executive Director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group.
Sean Thouvenot, vice president of Branco Enterprises, gives an overview of what the process looks like once you have decided to invest in a new building. This video is sponsored by Branco Enterprises.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach for Queen City Insane Asylum semi-professional football team, talks about team cohesion. He says that despite the fact he may not look the part of a coach, the men look past it to see how they can work together.