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Eric Chambers, Torrent Consulting LLC
Eric Chambers, Torrent Consulting LLC

Open for Business: Torrent Consulting LLC

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Torrent Consulting LLC
Charlotte, North Carolina-based Torrent Consulting LLC moved its Springfield office Aug. 1 to 313 South Ave. in the Originate co-working space. Eric Chambers, Torrent’s local consulting manager, said the seven employees relocated with other Originate tenants from The eFactory business incubator. Specializing in implementing the Salesforce platform, Torrent develops processes for companies to handle marketing, sales, product and service delivery, and engagement. “Anything that touches that customer lifecycle, we consult around,” Chambers said. The firm ranked No. 164 on this year’s Inc. 5000 with three-year growth of 2,196 percent and annual revenue of $2.9 million. Torrent currently is hiring for 11 positions in the Springfield office, where Chambers said clients span a marketing agency in Chicago to a security lock manufacturer in Oklahoma City and a packaging company in Kansas City.
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Phone: (888) 998-0714

Yoselin’s Mexican Cuisine & More LLC
Yoselin’s Mexican Cuisine & More LLC opened Nov. 1 preparing traditional Mexican dishes in Wilhoit Plaza, 431 S. Jefferson Ave. Husband-and-wife owners Juan Pavon and Maria Hernandez signed a five-year lease for nearly 3,000 square feet where Asian restaurant Blu Sesame previously operated. Terms were undisclosed. Joining the couple in the business are family members Sofia Pavon-Wilson, Scott Wilson and Louis Pavon. Sofia said her parents, Juan and Maria, are no strangers to the restaurant business. They operated a Yoselin’s restaurant in Pittsburg, Kansas, for five years until selling it recently to move near family in Springfield. Sofia said the Springfield restaurant is about double in size, seating up to 98 guests. With online ordering available, the average cost of a meal is $6-$8, though dinner entrees cost up to $12. Sofia said Yoselin’s currently has 10 part-time employees, but it’s hiring more.
Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11-3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday
Phone: (417) 771-5059

Blue Line Business Network
Blue Line Business Network started Oct. 1, offering discounts to law enforcement officers at participating companies. Creator Todd Kennedy leases an office in the Ozark Chamber of Commerce’s Carl G. Hefner Enterprise Center, 1471 W. South St. in Ozark. He said participating businesses pay a membership fee – $75 per quarter or $250 a year – and agree to discount services or products to police officers. Kennedy, a former business manager for the Springfield Police Officers Association, said 15 businesses have signed on toward his first-phase goal of 100. He sends the membership list, including stores and websites, to police officer contacts across four states. Members include Rosie Jo’s Cafe and Ellis Battery in Ozark, Hawthorn Bank in Springfield and a couple of restaurants in Joplin, Kennedy said. The Blue Line Business Network is a side business for Kennedy, who works full time as a manufacturer’s representative in the heating and air industry.
Hours: N/A
Phone: (417) 830-1528


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