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Economic Impact Awards

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Join SBJ for a celebration of the year's Lifetime Achievement in Business honoree, Former U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, and a recognition of those companies and individuals making a strong impact on the local economy.

Event Date: July 20, 2023

Location: Oasis Convention Center

Time:   5:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets:

Individual Ticket: $85, Click here to purchase individual tickets

Table of 10: $850, Click here to purchase Table of 10

2023 Lifetime Achievement in Business Honoree:

Roy Blunt

Former U.S. Senator

2023 Economic Impact Awards Honorees:

Community Involvement Champion: Janet Dankert; president/CEO, Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Business Advocate of the Year: Springnet, a division of City Utilities of Springfield

Charitable Nonprofit of the Year: Care to Learn

Philanthropic Business of the year: Kum & Go LC

Economic impact honors will also be announced in five categories based on years in business. Finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • 1-10 years in business: Hurts Donut Co., Next Level Solutions and TierOne Solutions LLC

  • 11-20 years in business: Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Phoenix Home Care & Hospice and Toth and Associates Inc.

  • 21-35 years in business: Abacus CPAs LLC, Oasis Hotel & Convention Center and Discovery Center of Springfield Inc.

  • 36-74 years in business: The Arc of the Ozarks, Citizens Memorial Hospital and Victory Mission and Ministry

  • 75+ years in business: CoxHealth, Mercy Springfield Communities and Ollis/Akers/Arney

Nominations for 2023 are closed. Nominate for 2024 now!

Nominate a company

Nominate an individual

Each nominee is put through an independent judging process. The top three finalists are profiled in the special publication in July, with the winner in each category announced at the annual banquet. The culmination of the evening is the announcement of the annual Lifetime Achievement in Business honoree, also selected by the outside judging panel.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Amy Egger: or call 417-831-3238. 

Click here to view past honorees.



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