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Elyse Hartley and Lori Rook, Ozarks Elder Law
Rebecca Green | SBJ
Elyse Hartley and Lori Rook, Ozarks Elder Law

Open for Business: Ozarks Elder Law

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Ozarks Elder Law
Springfield-based Ozarks Elder Law expanded its footprint in Nixa on June 1 by moving to 912 W. Mount Vernon St., Ste. 912, after three years at 811 N. Main St., said owner and managing attorney Lori Rook. It’s the second move for the firm in Nixa, where it opened an office five years ago. The new office occupies 2,400 square feet in Stonecrest Plaza in space formerly occupied by MacPherson Law LLC, as owner Ashleigh MacPherson announced on Facebook she’s downsizing her practice. Ozarks Elder Law also purchased MacPherson Law’s equipment and furniture, Rook said, noting she and MacPherson are longtime friends. Rook said the new Nixa office is roughly double the size of its former site. She declined to disclose relocation costs or the rate of her three-year lease with landlord Victor Paulik. The company employs 23, including six attorneys. It also has offices in Springfield, Bolivar, Branson, Joplin, Lebanon, Marshfield, Ozark and Republic.
Phone: 417-868-8200

Skin Wax Ink
After nearly four years in business, Skin Wax Ink changed its location and name on April 1. Owner Mollie Martin said her spa for men and women at 200 1/2 E. Commercial St. is a cross between a beauty bar and tattoo shop. It formerly was Queen City Beauty Spa LLC before the move from 400 W. Commercial St., Ste. 100. Martin said Skin Wax Ink fills 2,500 square feet in the second story of the building she owns, which is occupied on the ground level by Soozeezbeez Honey Beetique. She declined to disclose relocation and renovation costs. Martin, who has 16 years of experience as an esthetician and five years as a permanent cosmetic artist, said Skin Wax Ink employs seven. Services include facials, lash extensions and lifts, dermaplaning, microneedling, permanent cosmetics, tattoos and waxing.
Phone: 417-719-1999

The Deck Pizza Co.
Married couple and Branson natives Joshua Ong and Laura Joplin embarked on their first business ownership venture with the April 16 opening of food truck The Deck Pizza Co., which specializes in wood-fired pizza and primarily operates outside Seven Arrows Taproom at 260 Birdcage Walk in Hollister. Joplin said she and Ong reached out to Seven Arrows Taproom owners Tom and Heather Sattazahn in late 2020 to express interest in starting a food truck at their. Joplin declined to disclose the food truck’s startup costs. The three-employee food truck sells 12-inch specialty pizzas, including Alfredo and The Carnivore, as well as customized options. Prices range $10-$16. She said The Deck Pizza Co. also has set up at the Hollister Farmers Market and is available for catering.


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