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Chris Toth, The Complex-Springfield

Open for Business: The Complex-Springfield

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The Complex-Springfield
Regency Live rebranded Feb. 1 as The Complex-Springfield, 307 Park Central East, five months after Utah couple Gabe and Angela Elstein bought the business from Gary Thomas. Steve Loso, marketing director for The Complex based in Salt Lake City, said the new operators made cosmetic changes, including opening up the balcony to overlook the main stage and replacing the sound system and lighting. The Complex’s first show was electronic dance music act Deorro on Feb. 23, he said. The Elsteins are concert promoters in multiple states and run music venues in Salt Lake City. Upcoming acts they’ve booked in Springfield include Yung Pinch, Bone Thugs N Harmony and Tech N9ne. Loso said the promoters will work with other larger venues in town, and they’ve also secured Bush to play at The Shrine Mosque in April. Thomas still owns the building, which has a capacity of 850, and the Elsteins signed a five-year lease with the option to buy. Chris Toth moved from Utah to manage the venue.
Hours: According to show schedule
Phone: (417) 238-4474

USA Mortgage/DAS Acquisition Co. LLC
The founder of DAS Acquisition Co. LLC and USA Mortgage on Dec. 31, 2017, transferred his ownership to the employees, including 31 in the Springfield office at 1525 E. Republic Road, Ste. B135. Doug Schukar, who started both companies, moved 100 percent of his stake into an employee stock ownership plan for all full-time personnel that complete 160 hours of service and meet other minimal criteria. Schukar said 750,000 shares are being distributed and he thinks everyone in the Springfield office is participating. He expects the shares to be valued by mid-third quarter. The two companies, based in Creve Coeur, employ 525 across 40 sites between Ohio and California. DAS/USA Mortgage tallied $1.5 billion in 2017 loan volume, and the bulk of that, $1.12 billion, originated in Missouri. The Springfield office, managed by Steve Kitrel, was responsible for $120 million in 2017, Schukar said. Schukar said Kitrel plans to move the office to 7,300 square feet in National Place in the next 60 days.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 818-5057

Kirksey Law Firm LLC
Father and son attorneys Charles and Jesse Ankrom in early August brought their law practice into Kirksey Law Firm LLC in Bolivar, 711 S. Albany Ave. Kirksey Law founder Jay Kirksey said Charles Ankrom initiated the move and the elder Ankrom’s court-time experience was key. “It just fit,” Kirksey said, noting no money was exchanged in the deal. “Charlie is the go-to lawyer in this area for any criminal charge and does a real good job for his people.” Ankrom, who handles civil and criminal law, has operated in private practice since 1982 – most recently as Ankrom & Ankrom Attorneys at Law LLC – and spent a 16-year stint as prosecuting attorney for Polk County. He took an of counsel role with Kirksey, while Jesse Ankrom is an associate attorney who works in general practice and employment discrimination. Specializing in discrimination law, Kirksey started his firm in 2005, after working with Douglas, Haun & Heidemann PC. He said there are now seven on staff, including attorneys Kevin Fick and Michael Brown.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 326-4529


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