Home improvement supply wholesaler ProSource Springfield opened; Jenkins CPA LLC owner Heather Jenkins added a division of the firm in Springfield; and MaMa Jean’s Natural Foods Market LLC relocated its flagship store.
A veteran in the home health care industry ventured into retail; video production company Double Jump Media moved; and CoxHealth Nixa opened.
Evangel University senior Abby Voelker became a first-time business owner; a Springfield Public Schools venture got a new home; and Branson-based The Robbins Group moved.
Miller Engineering PC moved into its new headquarters; Springfield-based Ozarks Elder Law LLC added offices in Branson and Lebanon; and Omaha, Nebraska-based Milan Laser Hair Removal opened its first Springfield clinic.
Tthe Springfield-Branson National Airport gained a new coffee shop tenant; husband and wife Trey and Mallory Carter embarked on their first business venture; and Los Angeles-based Kuvera Partners Inc. opened its $55 million, 46,000-square-foot Aquarium at the Boardwalk attraction.
Mid-Missouri Bank opened its new headquarters; Hollister-based coffee shop Vintage Paris LLC moved; and a first-time business owner launched Jennings Barber Station.
A former employee in the food service industry transitioned into a first-time business owner; grocery chain Aldi made its Branson debut; and Ozark-based nonprofit Garde’n Gate Provisions opened a thrift store and donation center.
A pop-up art shop surfaced in the Rountree neighborhood; Matthew Picking opened Melancholy Roasting Springfield coffeehouse; and Burlington added another store in Springfield.
Springfield couple Joe and Bethany Mizell opened a local franchise of Australia-based F45 Training; Seattle Roast Coffee took the place of a downtown Starbucks store; and a Domino's store launched in Willard.
Ozark Trading and Liquidation LLC opened; Raising Cane’s made its Springfield debut; and Downtown Ozark Nutrition got its start.
A first-time business owner launched Talk of the Town Barbershop LLC; RepMo Burger Co. opened in Republic; and the 12th Missouri store for international clothing retailer H&M opened.
After a few months in operation exclusively online, Springfield Charcuterie LLC opened a brick-and-mortar store; Springfield Plaza gained the second Queen City store of national retail chain Ulta Beauty; and Alicia Jones started Vanity Pawz Pet Salon LLC.
The $1.1 million Republic Animal Control Center opened; Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. launched its first Branson store; and Allgeier, Martin and Associates Inc. acquired White River Engineering Inc.
Artistree Pottery LLC opened; the Marshfield office of Springfield-based Accounting Tax & Management Services LLC moved; and a retail site for a formerly home-based graphic and sign design company was launched in Branson.
Storytime Coffee Co. opened in Rogersville; brokerage Greater Springfield, Realtors changed its name to Sturdy Real Estate; and a sandwich eatery began service inside a downtown bar.
A Hollister pub that debuted in 2017 expanded to Springfield; 417 Magazine operator Whitaker Publishing LLC changed ownership; and the Re/Max House of Brokers franchise business was purchased.
A restaurant industry veteran launched a food truck; Courageous Family Group changed its name; and the north-side office of the Missouri Job Center relocated.
An Aug. 10 grand opening followed the July 6 start for employees at the $7.3 million Ozarks Technical Community College Republic Center; Rogersville-based real estate firm JNM Realty Group LLC moved; and fishing gear company Anything Possible LLC relocated to Springfield from Ozark.
Flooring Systems Inc. traded addresses on Kearney Street when it moved; Mercy Springfield Communities opened a physical therapy center in the Magers Crossing development; and Downtown Nutrition Club LLC filled a two-year-old vacancy downtown when it opened in June.
Franchise resale store Once Upon a Child moved to larger space; Beautiful Fight Woodworking LLC stretched out into retail space; and the fourth Springfield-area restaurant for Tulsa, Oklahoma-based barbecue chain Rib Crib opened.
The Bark Yard dog park and bar concept launched; Charity Fent Cake Design LLC moved; and a pair of business owners collaborated on opening The Hidden Hut LLC.
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