Springfield, MO

Emily Church, Everything Kitchens LLC
Emily Church, Everything Kitchens LLC

Open for Business: Everything Kitchens LLC

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Everything Kitchens LLC
Everything Kitchens LLC on March 31 moved into its $2.65 million, 50,000-square-foot warehouse at 6820 W. Kings St., Republic, in the Brookline Business Park. The new headquarters, which includes 7,000 square feet of office space, was designed by Derington Architects LLC to serve as a distribution facility for Everything Kitchens internet orders and supply its retail store in the Brentwood Shopping Center. Owner Emily Church created Everything Kitchens online in 2002, and it’s grown to a roughly $20 million annual operation. The company sells kitchenware, such as countertop appliances, bakeware, cookware, barware and dinnerware. The 33 staff members moved from 1920 W. Woodland St. “It’s tailored to us, versus forcing a building to work for our needs,” Church said, noting natural lighting designs have boosted employee morale.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 887-0729; retail store: (417) 719-4243

Wichita, Kansas-based Glowgolf returned to the market after a three-year absence. It opened May 27 in Battlefield Mall, 2825 Glenstone Ave., Ste. R-14, filling 25,000 square feet vacated in February by MC Sports. The 36-hole miniature golf attraction is illuminated with black lights, and customers play with fluorescent-colored golf balls and putters said John Wright, co-owner of the 35-course operation in 17 states. He and principal owner Reginald Boothe started the indoor golf business in 2001 after 20 years of owning and operating traditional golf courses in Wichita. Wright said Simon Property Group officials called him to fill the Battlefield Mall spot. “There are so many retail stores filing bankruptcy and big-box stores going out, like MC Sports,” he said. “That’s a prime example of where we are a good fit to fill a big space like that.” Glowgolf has a one-year lease and employs four people in Springfield. Admission for 54 holes of play is $10 for adults, $8 for children age 5-12 and $5 for children under 4 and seniors. The laser vault starts at $3.
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 882-2309

Systematic Savings Bank Loan Center
Systematic Savings Bank, which has operated downtown on South Avenue since 1923, added a loan center Dec. 12 at 1322 E. Kingsley St. The 2,000-square-foot office, across from Residence Inn by Marriott, provides commercial business, mortgage and construction loans, as well as consumer vehicle and home loans, said Hallie Sale, who handles business development for the bank. Four employees were hired for the loan center: D.J.  Robertson, a senior vice president, Terri Snow and Deborah Bellotti, vice presidents of mortgage lending, and Holly Holmes, an assistant loan officer. There are 14 employees companywide, Sale said. As of March 31, the bank had total deposits of $21.7 million and net loans of $23.2 million, according to Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. data. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled 4 p.m. on June 27.
Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 447-0173


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