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Online retailer Amara’s Apparel is accused of failing to deliver products.
The top 12 organizations, a judges’ choice and six individuals are honored during the annual event.
Efactory and Boys & Girls Clubs will host new initiatives.
The brewpub and restaurant has been in business downtown since 2017.
The restaurant is slated to close at that space later this month.
In the maker space, individuals, nonprofits and for-profit businesses from the region are invited to tinker and create free of charge.
Willard Physical Therapy Center LLC opened a brick-and-mortar clinic; Elizabeth Schultz launched consulting company CRIT Workshop LLC; and Springfield-based wealth management firm Heim, Young & Associates Inc. is acquired.
Kristen Haseltine transitions to role from nonprofit sector.
Least of These is named Business of the Year by the organization, in partnership with the Finley River Community Foundation.
BKD's Jim Ashley: "Whether through headlines, data or our own personal experiences, the past two years have provided a near-daily reminder that life is fragile. We have collectively renewed our focus on the importance of time with family and friends, as well as personal pursuits."
Downtown Springfield Association's Rusty Worley discusses Ascend for Accelerating Springfield’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship, Networking and Diversity.
Missouri Small Business Development Center's Lance Coffman: "No business is immune to the affliction of uncertainty. Retaining a focus on the strategic, even when constraints force time to the tactical, allows for continued clarity and resiliency in your business."
Read about this year's honorees from the Springfield chamber.
Artists Grace Huckfeldt and Laura Ingalsbe opened downtown venture Forming Art Studios; 417 Health Care LLC launched; and Hog Eye Antiques relocated with a new name.
Some 50 businesses, located downtown, on Commercial Street and in the Pickwick and Cherry district, have opted into a recycling program that doubles as an economic activity measurement tool.
The custom cabinetry company is chosen among four other finalists.
Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee opened its second Queen City shop; Springfield Music Inc. changed names to Ernie Williamson Music; and technology credit union service organization Midwest Financial Networks LLC relocated its Springfield operation.
A $3 million federal grant received last summer by the city of Springfield is expanding a Missouri Job Center program that seeks to help people in prison prepare to reenter the workforce.
Heirloom Candle Bar moved; art supply thrift store Arrow Creative Reuse opened; and Rockford, Illinois-based Beef-A-Roo debuted in Springfield.