Operated by Synergy Recovery Center, Ozark-based men’s substance abuse treatment campus Synergy Executive opened for patients March 4. The $3 million center, owned by Paige Tuck, Ann Koetting and Dan Piddington, sits on 37 acres at 2608 Smyrna Road. Geared toward working professionals, the rehab program is designed to last 30-90 days, said Marketing Director Morgan Galloway. A 30-day rehab stay is priced at $30,000, and she said the center accepts most major insurance plans. Synergy Executive staff includes on-site therapists, who provide individual counseling, residential assistants, two chefs and a nurse. Patients in the 10-bed facility have access to massages, acupuncture, salt therapy and yoga, among other amenities. Weber Home & Land LLC was general contractor for the project designed by Baron Design & Associates LLC. Synergy also operates a women’s treatment center in Rogersville, as well as an outpatient clinic and counseling center in Springfield.
Phone: (417) 551-9192
Old Missouri Bank
The sixth full-service branch of Old Missouri Bank opened Feb. 25 at 510 W. Mount Vernon Blvd. in Mount Vernon. The bank purchased convenience store Eli’s Short Stop in January 2018 to build the branch, with Federal Construction Inc. serving as general contractor and Paragon Architecture LLC as project architect. Bank officials declined to disclose the store purchase price or project cost in past Springfield Business Journal reporting. Eight workers staff the facility, with room for additional employee growth, said bank spokeswoman Shanda Trautman. Old Missouri Bank also operates branches in Springfield, Ash Grove, Walnut Grove and Buffalo, with a loan production office in Carthage. As of June 30, 2018, bank assets were nearly $415.5 million, deposits were $338.9 million and loans were $363 million.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, lobby; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, drive-thru
Phone: (417) 316-9288
After operating as a food truck for a year, Maritime set sail Jan. 7 as a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 525 S. Kimbrough Ave. Co-owned by Lacy Adamson and her fiance Charles Osborne, the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, with sandwiches priced at $5-$9, shrimp basket meals for $12, all-you-can-eat pancakes for $5, New Orleans-style beignets and an assortment of coffee drinks. Maritime, which employs five, is on a three-year lease with EN Vestments LLC for an undisclosed rate. Adamson said startup costs were around $60,000. The roughly 500-square-foot restaurant took over the space formerly occupied by Suntastic Tanning Center. The restaurant’s menu is an expansion of the one offered by the food truck, she said, which is still in use for special events and catering. Maritime is Adamson and Osborne’s first foray into the restaurant industry.
Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
Phone: (417) 522-3178
Drive-thru coffee shop Bigfoot Coffee Co. LLC opened; a pair of Springfield attorneys launched medical marijuana certification clinic The Med Card Co. LLC; and husband-and-wife owners Ryan and Lesley Day debuted their first business venture with the opening of The Farmhouse on Boone Cafe LLC.
Andrea Petersberg, owner of the Local Bevy, says the appeal of a local store holds a lot of value for people in and outside of Springfield. Petersburg says being a supporting part of the local connection for artists is important for her.
Randy Bacon, professional photographer and humanitarian, shares his story on how he left his job in the corporate world to pursue his dream. Now 60 years old and with signature character to his photography and business, he says he still is a 15-year-old boy with a camera.
Becky Thomas, co-owner of Third Street Sportswear, gives her advice for maintaining good relationships with clients. Drawing on her experience working with customers coast to coast, Thomas says equity and fairness are some of the best ways to build trust and respect.
Don Helms, co-owner of Munchie Moe’s, says it's important to know your business and to think ahead of your supply chain. Helms says COVID-19 has changed the way he has experienced business operation. He says foresight is key.
Janet Susdorf, business consultant and founder of Brain Power for Hire, LLC, discusses the importance of adapting and learning from failure. Drawing from the struggles she has faced in her own life as a sixtime cancer survivor, Susdorf talks about when to fight and when to accept change.
Jennifer Charleston, a 20-year veteran of the Springfield Police Department and the only female lieutenant in the department, talks with SBJ’s Christine Temple about her career in law enforcement and her new position in the department as a liaison to the LGBTQ+ community.
Moving from physical meetings to digital meetings can feel like a barrier, but Mackenzie Scherer, an independent technology business consultant, says it can be an opportunity. Scherer says that with good moderation, a digital meeting experience can make people feel more included in the discussion.
Abby Glenn, development director for Habitat for Humanity, says corporate partners are a huge asset to the work they do. Corporate donation matching programs help individual donors feel they are contributing more and help Habitat for Humanity cover the large costs of their projects.
Alex Neville-Verdugo, museum director at the Discovery Center in Springfield, describes the opportunities the Discovery Center has through partnerships with other educational organizations. Neville-Verdugo says the Discovery Center’s virtual learning program reaches across multiple countries, with traffic mostly coming from the U.S. and Canada.
Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager at HR Advantage, says we do see fewer women in the workforce today than before the pandemic. Hurst says many women want more flexible work environments and that is one way employers can capture the female labor force.