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Dr. Christine Gosch-Echevarria and Misty Denevan, Bella Medici Medical Spa
Cynthia Reeves | SBJ
Dr. Christine Gosch-Echevarria and Misty Denevan, Bella Medici Medical Spa

Open for Business: Bella Medici Medical Spa

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Bella Medici Medical Spa
After seven years in Branson, Bella Medici Medical Spa LLC made a move north Dec. 30 to Ozark. The 2014-founded spa, now located at 2209 Petrus Circle, formerly operated at 800 State Highway 248, Ste. 2C. Owner Dr. Christine Gosch-Echevarria said she wanted the business to be closer to her Nixa home and capture more clients from the Springfield market. She said relocation and renovation costs are budgeted for $25,000, as expansion work is expected to be complete in June at the 2,500-square-foot spa to add wellness, physician-guided weight loss and personal training services. She signed a three-year lease with JJ Johnston Investments LLC for an undisclosed rate. The five-employee spa’s services include facials, chemical peels, waxing, massage therapy, laser hair removal, neurotoxin injectables such as Botox and Xeomin, body sculpting and skin tightening.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Monday and Saturday by appointment
Phone: 417-551-4541

Edward Jones
Kimberly Browning-Clift opened the third Edward Jones office in Marshfield on Dec. 14 at 1279 Spur Drive, Ste. 20. Browning-Clift began working in 2018 with Adam Blanch in his Edward Jones office in Marshfield before starting her own. She declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms with building owner Destiny Church. Browning-Clift said the 1,400-square-foot space formerly was used by the church for storage and a community room. The two-employee office provides financial services, such as charitable giving, retirement and estate planning, insurance and annuities. Prior to Edward Jones, Browning-Clift said she worked roughly 27 years with David Potter Insurance Agency LLC in Springfield. Edward Jones has more than 15,000 branch offices in the United States and employs over 50,000 people, according to its website.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, and Saturday by appointment
Phone: 417-943-4500

Movement for Life
Independent occupational therapy clinic Movement for Life LLC opened Jan. 17 at 902 W. Battlefield Road. Owner Rick Pankiewicz worked over 25 years as an occupational therapist for Mercy Springfield Communities before launching his own clinic, said his wife, Katie, who is the venture’s other employee. She declined to disclose startup costs or the three-year lease rate with landlord Larry Holder. The clinic specializes in aiding clients with movement limitation and pain impacting daily activities. Issues treated include carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, muscle sprains, rotator cuff injuries, rehabilitation after fractures, and shoulder, neck and back pain. In addition to therapy services, Movement for Life offers a therapist-guided fitness program. Katie Pankiewicz, who also is an occupational therapist, said her husband has been a certified hand therapist for 16 years and a certified ergonomic assessment specialist for the past decade.
Hours: By appointment
Phone: 417-771-5515


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