It’s a common theme among this year’s fastest growing companies. Change. Technology, regulations and consumer supply-and-demand require companies to adapt and innovate. And that’s why you see these companies in Springfield Business Journal’s 2018 Dynamic Dozen. They listened to their clients’ needs and wants, and rallied their employees to make strategic changes.
You’ll recognize several of these companies are returning to this stage, but more than half of them are newcomers, leading with Hurts Donut Co. at No. 1 with an impressive 457 percent revenue growth in the past three years.
Another thread in the success of these companies is the strength of their employees. That’s why we’re also recognizing five top employees in southwest Missouri.
Growth can be difficult to navigate, but these companies have shown it can be done across industries. Congratulations to all the honorees for their tireless efforts to better their companies and our community.
—Christine Temple, Features Editor
Ariake Sushi and Robata opened; Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GSBC) opened its newest branch in Springfield; and a longtime employee with City Utilities of Springfield went into business for himself with the launch of Van Every Drafting & Design LLC.