Art Salon & Spa
Jamie Fleetwood purchased Aug. 1 Art Salon & Spa, 3848 W. Chestnut Expressway. Formerly ART Studio, the 3,600-square-foot salon has a staff of 10, including Fleetwood. The remodeled salon has six themed massage rooms and a pedicure/manicure room. Fleetwood worked at ART Studio for six months before buying it from Elaina Coatney for $21,500, Fleetwood said, using a commercial loan from Liberty Bank. Fleetwood is an esthetician trained at Missouri College of Cosmetology. Most of her staff already was in place, but Fleetwood added a hairstylist, two massage therapists and a Zumba instructor. Zumba, she said, is a fast-paced Latin exercise dance routine. The space is available for bridal and baby showers, as well as other events, she said, for prices negotiable by event. Hours: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Phone: (417) 866-6333. Tantone Industries Inc.
Tantone Industries Inc. reopened Oct. 1 in its renovated and expanded sheltered workshop center, 1629 E. State Highway 76 in Branson. Led by an administration and management staff of seven, Tantone Industries puts to work about 40 individuals with disabilities in Taney and Stone counties. The staff and workers moved out for the summer while warehouse construction was finished. A 10,000-square-foot recycling center, mobile shredding truck and commercial laundry were added at a cost of $1.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, according to General Manager John Cox
. The laundry equipment was purchased with $136,439 in U.S. Department of Agriculture funds and is used for the city of Branson and area theaters. Hours: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 334-7447. J. Hilburn Men’s ClothierKrista Willis
, of Springfield, opened a home-based business Aug. 15 as a style adviser for Dallas-based J. Hilburn Men’s Clothier. Willis makes 20-minute visits to customers, taking measurements and orders for custom clothing, including shirts, pants, sweaters and jackets. Willis, who graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in fashion merchandising, said advisers invest a minimum of $99 for a basic starter kit. The company recommends a $399 investment, which includes training, advertising and other materials, she said. A pair of former Wall Street executives founded the company three years ago, according to www.jhilburn.com
, and it is now backed by venture capital firm Battery Ventures. Custom dress shirts start at $79. Hours: By appointment. Phone: (417) 880-2179.