Mostly Serious LLC on May 8 received the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 W. Curtis Strube Small Business Award.
Other Small Business Award finalists were:
• Air Services Heating & Cooling/All Service Professional Plumbing, which provides residential heating and air unit repairs and replacements, among other services;
• The Coffee Ethic LLC, a downtown coffee shop launched in 2007 and now run by founder Tom Billionis’ wife, Michelle, following Tom’s death in 2016;
• ESC Inc. Consulting Engineers, a 30-year-old mechanical, electrical, civil and structural engineering firm, as well as a provider of construction design consulting and automation services; and
• Loehr Chiropractic and Acupuncture LLC, a practice launched in 2014 by Dr. Steven Loehr that offers medical services without the use of surgery or medication.
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.