Newsmakers in the areas of banking & finance, education, health care and human resources.
Five companies take home top honors in their categories, and other individuals and businesses are recognized at the annual event.
David Strong, who served as chief financial officer in the market, was 60.
Abigail Cool is the new leader for Women's Medical Respite.
Neighbor's Mill is the largest recipient, with allocations for both of its Springfield restaurants.
Staffing and scheduling management has been contracted with Triad Physician Solutions for three years.
As part of broader legislation, the federal No Surprises Act requiring insurers to be transparent about negotiated costs of care went into effect on Jan. 1.
Other local organizations largely mum following overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Craig McCoy is out after more than two years with the health care system.
He sold his radio business in 2020 to Zimmer Midwest Communications.
Craft Sushi launched its second restaurant; Win Publishing, a fundraising company for high schools, relocated; and Citizens Memorial Hospital expanded its services in Willard.
Ozarx Botanicals was one of the first to open in the Queen City after medical marijuana became legal in the state.
One role previously was held by CEO Michael Calhoun, and one hire returns to the health care system.
Alyssa Ingle sheds interim title in the promotion with the behavioral hospital.
Newsmakers in the areas of architecture, banking & finance, education and health care.
Joplin-based firm Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci secured $34 million jury decision last year.
Masking in public places is recommended by health officials.
C.J. Davis, president and CEO of Burrell Behavioral Health: We have made it a company strategy to complete no fewer than five true mergers or acquisitions with companies of various sizes and scopes.
CoxHealth VP Andy Hedgpeth: "In times of great change, employers may be tempted to chase new, trendy approaches. In the long term, though, success is found in pursuing a new take on the fundamentals."