Springfield, MO

Dr. Gary Poppe, Aspen Dental
Dr. Gary Poppe, Aspen Dental

Open for Business: Aspen Dental

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Aspen Dental
Aspen Dental opened its ninth Missouri practice April 27 at 3842 S. Glenstone Ave. The office is the second in Springfield for the New York-based network of independent dental care providers. Dr. Gary Poppe, who earned a doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Nebraska, and his team handle general dentistry, dentures, preventive care and restoration, said spokeswoman Amy Roberts. The office accepts multiple insurance providers, including Delta Dental, UnitedHealthcare and Humana. Also, third-party financing plans are available through Dental First Financing. Cleanings start at $82, fillings cost around $100 and crowns are in the $900 range. Aspen Dental opened a practice last year at 2712 N. Kansas Expressway, and there is one each in Branson and Joplin. There are over 600 offices in 35 states. Roberts said Aspen Dental Management Inc. provides dentists with administrative and business support services.
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and by appointment Saturday
Phone: (417) 719-1678

SGF Contracting Services Inc.
Nixa-based housing rehabilitation and renovation firm SGF Contracting Services Inc. sold March 4 to Kansas City-based Affinity Enterprise Group. In the deal with undisclosed terms, SGF Contracting Services kept its name and became a division of Affinity, a holding company of a dozen residential real estate businesses. Affinity retained SGF Contracting’s staff working out of the Nixa office, 227 E. Downing St., under President Susan Dupont. With another office in Charlotte, North Carolina, Affinity Enterprise spokeswoman Laura Boasberg said SGF Contracting’s 10 employees work with clients in nine states. Founded three years ago by Charles and Anne Nelson, SGF Contracting clients include real estate investment trusts, individual and corporate real estate investors and brokers, government agencies and real estate-owned asset managers, according to its website. The Nelsons previously operated foreclosure property business Midwest Metro, which had approached $10 million in annual revenue before it closed in 2013.
Hours: by appointment
Phone: (417) 730-9777

Branson Farmers Market
The Branson Farmers Market opened for the season April 25 with over 20 vendors setting up in the south end parking lot at Branson Landing. Executive Director Lane McConnell said vendors – which typically exceed 50 deeper into the growing season – have on hand locally raised meats and eggs, fruits and vegetables, goat cheese, pizza crusts, honey, breads and desserts. She said food trucks on site are Sarah’s Food in a Truck and Spork Express, both based in Hollister, as well as Chuck Wagon Soda and Lemonade from Strafford. Organized under Springfield-based Farmers Market of the Ozarks, McConnell said the market works with vendors from a 150-mile radius of Branson and all are inspected in the approval process.
Hours: 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays through October
Phone: (417) 766-8711


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