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Jason Chastain, FCNB Insurance
Jason Chastain, FCNB Insurance

Open for Business: FCNB Insurance

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FCNB Insurance
FCNB Insurance entered the Springfield market with the Dec. 1 opening of its 12th office, located at 3534 S. National Ave. Agent Jason Chastain, a Lebanon native who previously worked with AAA Insurance, operates the office, which is owned by Steelville-based, 106-year-old First Community National Bank. “We represent 35 different companies, offering auto, home, business, life and health insurance,” Chastain said, noting that FCNB officials had long wanted to open an office in Springfield. Carrier companies include Travelers, AAA, The Hartford, Cameron Insurance Cos., Anthem and Viking Insurance, according to FCNBInsurance.com. Chastain is a graduate of Missouri State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in insurance and risk management. Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. Phone: (417) 887-2000. Web: FCNBInsurance.com

Fluid Motion Physical Therapy
Veteran physical therapist Odilia Egbers opened Fluid Motion Physical Therapy on Dec. 27 at 640 W. Republic Road, Ste. 108, in space leased from Git Fit Headquarters. Since 2005, Egbers has operated In Home Rehab Springfield, serving patients referred by area physicians or home health agencies. The two companies operate under umbrella organization Rehab Enterprises LLC, said Egbers, a CoxHealth physical therapist 1998–2011. With six employees, including three physical therapists, Fluid Motion Physical Therapy specializes in treating pelvic pain, lymphedema and cancer fatigue. Egbers said the staff also performs orthopedic physical therapy. Startup costs were roughly $5,000, she said, for exercise and office equipment purchases. Hours: by appointment. Phone: (417) 766-9819.

Dark Ops Customs
Dark Ops Holdings LLC, the parent company of three tactical equipment businesses, added a retail shop Jan. 1 for custom designs of its knives, guns and accessories. Dark Ops Customs operates in roughly 2,000 square feet at 2235 W. Sunset St., next to Dark Ops Holdings’ 15,000-square-foot headquarters. Senior Vice President of Sales Julia Miller said Dark Ops Holdings, which posted 2011 revenues of roughly $3 million, manufactures and distributes knives, optics and tactical lighting to more than 250 retail outlets worldwide. The company hired 20-year tactical-design veteran Frank Duren, a part-time police officer for the Branson West Police Department, as master gunsmith. Duren said Dark Ops Customs would target law enforcement officers, servicemen and hunters, with prices ranging from $100 to $3,000. Miller said more than $15,000 was invested in custom machinery from Grizzly Industrial to open the custom shop. Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Phone (417) 883-9444. Web: DarkOpsCustoms.com

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