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Last edited 8:24 a.m., April 14, 2023 [Editor's note: Artemis Overland Hardware's address was incorrect.]

Artemis Overland Hardware
The retail store for Artemis Overland Hardware, which sells outdoor gear for camping and off-road traveling, moved Nov. 1 to 1637 E. Olive St. from 616 E. Tampa St. Aaron Matkowski, who co-owns the 5-year-old company with wife Keri Franklin, said they purchased the Olive Street building for $550,000 from Rio Contracting LLC, which moved to Ozark. Matkowski said the new location gave the five-employee business room for expansion, which included space for installation work. Nearly half of the 8,200-square-foot facility is devoted to a shop and warehouse, he said. Additionally, he said the store’s new home allowed expanded inventory, including truck accessories, such as bed racks, plus paddle sport and backpacking gear. The company, which reported revenue of $1.56 million in 2021, a growth rate of 442% between 2019 and 2021, was named to Springfield Business Journal’s Dynamic Dozen in 2022, which recognizes the 12 fastest-growing companies in the Ozarks.
Phone: 417-501-1190

Breast Imaging of the Ozarks
A married couple with over 20 years of combined experience in health care teamed up to open Breast Imaging of the Ozarks LLC on Oct. 10. Drs. Logan and Amanda Lackey co-own the six-employee business at 2144 E. Republic Road, Ste. E-104, in Farmers Park. The venture, also known as The Breast Center, offers screening and diagnostic imaging services for breast and bone health, including mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds and bone density scanning. Amanda Lackey said the couple signed a five-year lease for roughly $3,877 per month with Farmer’s Park LLC but declined to disclose startup costs. The Breast Center fills 2,629 square feet formerly occupied by Five Pound Apparel LLC. The Lackeys most recently practiced in radiology with Mercy Springfield Communities before launching their first-time ownership venture, she said, adding the center offers a spa-like environment with robes, calming scents and snacks.
Phone: 417-730-9300

Branson Bank
Branson Bank opened a temporary, modular branch Feb. 13 at 17035 State Highway 13 in advance of a permanent facility at the same site in Branson West. Halley Fleming, the bank’s chief marketing officer, said the branch’s opening resulted in the closure of a lending center the bank operated at 16208 State Highway 13, Ste. 103-A. Staff from the lending center are now part of the six employees at the Branson West branch led by Eric Simkins, vice president of commercial lending, she said. Fleming declined to disclose startup costs and lease terms for the 1,850-square-foot modular facility with Federal Construction Inc. She said the construction project is still in the design phase with no cost or timetable set, and added a late summer groundbreaking is likely. Branson Bank has $329 million in assets, according to its website, and five branches, including three in Branson and one in Forsyth.
Phone: 417-334-9696


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