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John Cavanaugh, EcoLube Mobile
John Cavanaugh, EcoLube Mobile

Open for Business: EcoLube Mobile

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EcoLube Mobile
Co-owners Sean Runcorn and John Cavanaugh opened EcoLube Mobile, 1325 W. Sunshine St., Ste. 165, on Nov. 1, offering on-site oil changes, heated power washing, and tire repair and replacement for individual vehicle owners, fleets and employee groups.
Silent partner Runcorn borrowed more than $50,000 to start the business from Assemblies of God Credit Union, according to Operations Manager Cavanaugh. EcoLube Mobile’s oil changes cost around $35 for a passenger car, and discounts are given for groups, Cavanaugh said, noting that clientele includes Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dyke Lumber Co. and Jackson Brothers of the South. Cleaners are biodegradable, and the reclaimed oil is cleaned and used in cement manufacturing, heating or other motor vehicles, he said. Hours: 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 501-4645.

Elite Promotions Inc.
Elite Promotions Inc., a family operated business founded in 1994 by Roger Wasson Sr., moved Sept. 7 to 545 S. Union Ave. from 1419 N. Belcrest Ave. Wasson’s daughter, Tammy Wilmsmeyer, is the company’s president and CEO, and his son, Roger Wasson Jr., is the vice president. In June, Wilmsmeyer purchased the 10,000-square-foot Union Avenue property for an undisclosed amount through TyArCo LLC, Wasson Jr. said. The building has a 7,500-square-foot warehouse as well as showroom and office space. Working with 3,000 vendors, Elite Promotions has 500,000 products – from 30 cent pens to $500 watches available for client logo placement, he said. Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 866-8989.

M.J. Kelly Co.
Springfield-based insurance brokerage M.J. Kelly Co., 4415 E. Sunshine St., on Feb. 2 acquired the M.J. Kelly office in St. Louis, RDS Group in Iowa and a portion of the account list of the Springfield operations of Alexander, Morford & Woo Inc., according to Paul Adams, administrative vice president. Adams declined to disclose the cost of the three purchases. M.J. Kelly is a wholesale specialty lines insurance brokerage firm founded in 1976 that employs 36 at its Springfield headquarters and 90 at its 10 offices nationwide. Included in the transaction were the additions of three employees in Iowa and two employees of AMW, Adams said. M.J. Kelly offers specialty insurance lines for events such as rodeos and fairs, restaurants and companies with pollution liabilities. It also handles hard-to-place professional, property and transportation risks, he said. Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 883-2688.
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