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Robert DeVore, left, and BJ Richardson, Ozarks Entertainment LLC
Robert DeVore, left, and BJ Richardson, Ozarks Entertainment LLC

Open for Business: Ozarks Entertainment LLC

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Ozarks Entertainment LLC
Ozarks Entertainment LLC opened July 1 specializing in Las Vegas-style gaming, limousine and valet services, food packages, tents and inflatables. The trio of Robert DeVore, financial adviser at Baron Financial; BJ Richardson, tax attorney with The Courtney Law Firm; and David Johnson, owner of Air Time Bounce Centers, started the company as a side to their day jobs. DeVore said client parties range from small, home events with only two or three gaming tables that cost around $200 to corporate events that can cost as much as $40,000. The company put on a recent event for the Greater Springfield Board of Realtors and has monthly bookings through December, he said. An undisclosed amount of personal savings from each partner was used to start the business. Hours: By appointment. Phone: (417) 987-1546.

Rosati’s Pizza
Shaheen Motlagh bought Rosati’s Pizza, 3049 S. Fremont Ave. in Fremont Shopping Center, on July 1 from Chance Bradshaw for $103,000. Motlagh used $25,000 of personal savings and received a $78,000 loan from Assemblies of God Credit Union to purchase the rights to the Chicago-based franchise. Franchise fees are 5 percent of the store’s sales. Motlagh described Rosati’s Chicago-style pizza as 3 inches thick served upside down, with cheese on the bottom, toppings in the middle and sauce on top. Motlagh said Rosati’s also sells thin crust and hand-tossed double pizzas. “We probably sell more of the thin than anything else,” he said. Motlagh said the franchise has about 25 locations. Hours: 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Phone: (417) 887-2008.

Clayton CPAs & Advisors LLC
Certified public accountants Penny Clayton, Kailey York and Brittany Hopp started Clayton CPAs & Advisors LLC on July 1. The firm prepares income tax filings and financial statements, and offers payroll, bookkeeping, compilations and reviews, fraud investigation, expert witness, sales tax and business valuations services. The three, who work from their homes and go to clients’ offices for consultations, have more than 30 years of combined experience in public accounting, including tax, audit and advising. Clayton, a teacher in the business department at Drury University, said she used personal savings to help start the firm. Prices for services vary, from general accounting services at $80 an hour to court testimonies at $200 an hour, she said. Hours: 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 882-2608.
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