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Open for Business: Jungle Gym LLC

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Jungle Gym LLC
Ashley Campbell
opened an indoor kids playground July 7 at 3322 S. Campbell Ave., Ste. JJ, in Sheid’s Plaza. Jungle Gym LLC has swings and climbing structures for sensory and imaginative play, as well as a kid-size trampoline, ride-on toys, a chalk wall and playhouse. Startup costs for the 3,000-square-foot facility that employs two were around $35,000, Campbell said, noting the site needed minor renovations. She signed a three-year lease for an undisclosed rate with McLoud-Sheid Properties LLC. Jungle Gym’s pricing for all-day play is $12 for the first child up to age 10 and $10 for each additional child. Unlimited-play memberships are $50 monthly or $190 annually, according to its website. Campbell has been a stay-at-home mom and Army wife for the past 10 years and said she saw a market opportunity that also provides her a flexible schedule.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 319-5595

Pinnacle Business Solutions LLC
After 18 years in sales and managerial roles in the textile rental industry, Stephen Driscoll started a home-based business-consulting firm. Beginning June 2, Pinnacle Business Solutions LLC offers account assessments for customer and vendor relations, particularly on invoicing and customer service agreements. “The goal is to discover any deficiencies and processes that are costing profitability for customers,” said Driscoll, who most recently worked for UniFirst Corp. (NYSE: UNF). Driscoll is the sole employee and has worked with three undisclosed clients so far. He said startup costs were around $5,000. Driscoll previously lived in Springfield from 2008 to ’10, and returned with his wife this year to go into business for himself.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 986-2999

The Finley
A church building in Ozark was converted Oct. 3 to The Finley, a restaurant, speakeasy bar and event venue at 206 E. Elm St. The Finley owners Terry and Stephanie Mitchell created a menu of salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken and fish, with appetizers priced $10-$12 and dinner entrees at $16-$32. The Mitchells also rent areas such as the church’s old sanctuary and a private room for special events. “It’s been an extensive renovation. It has taken about 11 months,” said Stephanie Mitchell, on the 8,500-square-foot space, declining to disclose renovation costs. “We’ve repurposed a lot of the decor in the building.” She said The Finley pays tribute to the nearby Finley River. The couple hired chef Clint Gray, who worked in Bass Pro Shops’ restaurant development, to complement Terry Mitchell’s experience as controller for Price Cutter.
Hours: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 4-10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (speakeasy)
Phone: (417) 582-1912


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