Adventure Bicycle Co. opened; BluCurrent Credit Union launched its fourth branch in the Ozarks; and Able Coffee & Provisions LLC got its start.
The Rock opened as the second anchor tenant for the $14 million Quarry Town development in Galloway Village; independent registered investment advisory firm Dominion Financial Group LLC got its start; and restaurateur Angel Kim added OssoBuco Italian American Bistro.
A franchise store of Nashville, Tennessee-based NoBaked Cookie Dough began serving sweet treats; lake cruise operator Main Street Marina joined the axe-throwing business; and Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic LLC nearly tripled its space in a relocation.
Owner Jenni Bybee moved Salon Knot LLC after a tornado severely damaged her shop’s original spot in Rogersville; Flat Creek Republic LLC opened as the anchor tenant of the nearly $4 million Wildwood Plaza commercial development in Republic; and Logan Chaney opened the Chaney Agency LLC.
The Hangout, a private karaoke experience, opened; The Big Biscuit extended into the Springfield market; and Jayne Young opened an Allstate Insurance Co. office.
Pagination Bookshop LLC opened in a century-old house; Branson Bank made its first appearance in the Stone County market; and attorney Corey Kilburn left McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips PC to start RoundTable Legal LLC.
Springtown Coffee Co. opened in Galloway Village; Antonio and Christy Serrano closed on the purchase of the 222 E. Republic Road office of real estate company Assist 2 Sell; and The Merry Moore Boutique launched a brick-and-mortar presence.
Halotherapy, also known as dry salt therapy, is on tap at Breathe Salt Vault; a new decade has dawned with the opening of 1984 Branson; and Sandy Park starts her own nail salon.
A new OakStar Bank branch opened; a 19-year-old became a first-time business owner; and accounting firm Elliott, Robinson & Co. LLP relocated and expanded its Republic office.
A hot dog venture dubbed Frank ‘n’ Steins launched; the first Bank of Bolivar branch in Marshfield, dubbed BOB Community Financial, opened; and Armstrong World Industries Inc. (NYSE: AWI) finalized its acquisition of Marshfield’s Architectural Components Group Inc.
Cape Girardeau-based carGo Technologies LLC launched its ride-hailing and delivery services in the Springfield market; the 90-bed, $8.7 million Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility began operating; and First Home Bank officially changed its name to Stockmens Bank.
Cicis returned to Springfield; Branson Boardgame Cafe opened; and Hamra Enterprises added to its portfolio.
One coffee shop replaced another in the French Quarter shopping center; Andie Bottrell started Designing Indie; and Orange Leaf frozen yogurt returned to Springfield.
Camp Bow Wow opened a new location; TLC Properties Inc. created an umbrella company for its five business units; and Entertainment venue Questledge began operating in Nixa.
Ozark-based men’s substance abuse treatment campus Synergy Executive opened for patients; Old Missouri Bank's sixth full-service branch launched; and Maritime set sail as a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Hair stylists John Fahey and Carly Hamilton partner on their first business; Ozarks Community Health Center opened its Miles for Smiles dental clinic; and Canna Bliss LLC started selling a line of products centered around “cannabidiol."
Former clothing model C.C. Guice started her first retail venture; the Jimmy Buffett-inspired LandShark Bar & Grill opened at Branson Landing; and O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC added a Holiday Inn Express & Suites to its portfolio.
Kuat Racks moved; Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care’s third co-branded center in Springfield began serving patients; and Branson Bank finalized the purchase of a Hawthorn Bank branch.
Best of Luck Beer Hall began operations; Springfield gained a new event venue with the arrival of Moon Town Crossing; and the state’s first automated 24-hour library kiosk opened.
Planet Fitness franchisee PF Arkansas LLC opened its third Springfield club; Leggett & Platt completed a $1.3 billion acquisition; and New Covenant Academy started classes at its new Liberty Campus.
Bike enthusiast Cody Stringer is betting his bike share nonprofit will lead to a more bike-friendly city.
As employees are more mobile and have a desire to work from home, Haden Long owner of Ellecor, explains office spaces are trending towards a more home-like feel. Things like shared work spaces, office pets, and cozy furnishings allow employees to be selective about where they work and become more effective as a result.
Every industry has to navigate trend shifts, but Scott Shotts of Missouri Spirits describes the changes in beverage industry as anarchy. Tried-and-true spirits rules are being ignored. Learn how the local distillery balances following the trends for product development with taking risks.
Kevin Wyas, founder of ECRI, started his first business at the age of 19, ran the business for 16 years before selling it. He recognizes the benefits of starting a business so young when he had relatively little to lose. "The stress and the uncertainty of this would be crippling," he says for somebody accustomed to a regular paycheck.
ighty percent of questions are common across industries, so you don't need industry-specific experience to do effective market research according to Debra Kassarjian, independent consultant and owner of DKInsights. As a matter of fact, she thinks there is a great deal to be gained from exchanging ideas outside of your industry.
Danny Collins, 37 North founder and guide, says the biggest leap they took in the first year was to purchase a vehicle. That major financial investment, however, allowed them to provide their outdoor guide services at a price point they felt was more appropriate.
Springfield Diner owner Ömer Önder sits down with a restaurant consultant who starts challenging the menu offerings."No bashful food." The blunt conversation is the launching off point to determine how the Mediterranean influence will affect the young restaurant's offerings in the future. Made to Order is an ongoing sbjLive documentary series in collaboration with Springfield Business Journal tracking the rebranding of a local restaurant.
Haden Long, owner of Ellecor, opened a retail home decor business five years ago in a traditional retail space. When the interior design side of the business took off, she decided to renovate a 100-year old bungalow to better show off product samples and installations.
Scott Shotts, partner with Missouri Spirits, says when they started in 2011 there were approximately 300 distilleries in the U.S. and now there are more than 3,000 so competition has grown significantly. Diversification of their business model has helped them succeed.
Matthew Blystone of Theta Float Spa had the financial means to start the unique business, but used crowdsourcing for pre-orders to determine market interest in addition to gathering a nice cash reserve before opening.
Avery Parrish with the Springfield Regional Arts Council explains how businesses can display local art in their spaces for a fraction of the price of investing in a permanent collection. The corporate partnership program allows a business to select from a customized portfolio of local artists' work curated based on the company's mission and aesthetic that can be switched out every six or 12 months.