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
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