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Friends turned business partners design and build costume pieces inspired by animated comics.

Kraig Butrum takes over as the nonprofit’s chief development officer.

Jera Lincoln relocated Good and Perfect Gifts LLC to Springfield; former SBJ reporter Stevie Rozean transitioned into an illustration and lettering business; and Chad and Christina Jameson moved PuroClean Certified Restoration.

Christopher Gates moved to Springfield to open Luxury Pools of the Ozarks LLC; Kansas City-based WellSpring School of Allied Health added a Springfield site; and Penny Swearingin opened Highland Design Studio.

Features Editor Hanna Smith interviews the head chef and owner of Prairie Pie.

The organization receives 23 complaints against Maker Geeks.

The company's Safety Strap is designed to attach to oxygen bags, portable oxygen concentrators, home oxygen units and wheeled carts

The state scores well in employment, labor and hiring regulations.

Children’s creative play center navigates first year in business with emphasis on education.

The 21-year-old is working to graduate in May while cultivating her small business.

"The RockDolly is an all-in-one solution for traveling performers."

The Queen City’s small-town culture can bring challenges for area startups, too.

The company aims to create a "network of businesses that offer discounts to law enforcement officers."

Manuscripts LLC raises $18,000 in two days — ahead of its $12,000 goal.

Nine local leaders present business advice at SBJ’s second-annual event.

Another Springfield company places 332nd on the list of the 360 best U.S. entrepreneurial firms.

Options are available for businesses with 50 employees or less, officials say.

The ex-workers are attempting to rally a class-action suit, while the owner also prepares litigation.

So-called new age farmers go all in on their agriculture dreams.

It’s designed for fewer than 50 employees, and three agencies in Springfield area involved.

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