Editor’s Note: The honorees of this year’s Economic Impact Awards are healers, innovators and givers. They embody what’s possible when talented, hard-working men and women come together to meet business and civic needs. The 2018 companies receiving top honors are a health care and hospice provider, a chiropractic clinic and a nonprofit that ministers to people who are homeless. I give a round of applause to the judges who took their time to read and score the nominations, a standing ovation to the 2018 winners and a heartfelt thanks to you, our readers, for supporting Springfield Business Journal for the past 38 years.
—Christine Temple, Features Editor
The Economic Impact Awards recognize businesses for their financial performance, growth, community involvement and overall impact on the Ozarks community. Economic Impact honors are awarded in four categories based on years in business, with a top honor based on judges’ scores. The winners are announced during an awards ceremony.
Judges took into account company revenues and answers to essay questions.
In addition, three individuals and three businesses are recognized for their contributions to business and the nonprofit community.
Economic Impact Awards Past Honorees
Going up at Missouri State University’s 125-acre William H. Darr Agricultural Center on Kansas Expressway is the Small Animal Education Center.