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Economic Impact Awards

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Join SBJ for a celebration recognizing those companies and individuals making a strong impact on the local economy.

Nominate for 2024 now! Nomination deadline is May 1, 2024.

Nominate a company

Nominate an individual

Event Date: July 25, 2024

Location: Oasis Convention Center

Time:   5:30 p.m.

Purchase Tickets: Tickets are not yet available for this event.

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 are announced in five categories based on years in business. 2023 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

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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