WON Communications LLC
After four years in the efactory business incubator, WON Communications LLC moved Aug. 16 to 1900 LeCompte Road, Bldg. 15, in Springfield Underground. The company offers residential and business internet service, both wireless and fiber, as well as phone and information technology support. Matthew Thomas, who co-owns the company with Cameron Rose, said WON subleases about 2,000 square feet of the 10,000-square-foot space occupied by Pitt Technology Group LLC. The lease cost, which he said includes server tower and storage space from Springfield Underground, is about $2,000 a month. “We ultimately outgrew it,” he said of WON’s efactory office, which Thomas entered after winning the incubator’s pitch competition. Thomas said his company does a lot of work with Pitt Technology Group and was invited to share space after Pitt Technology moved in February. WON employs seven, including two in a Bolivar office.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 551-9434
CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic
Bolivar OB/GYN LLC merged Sept. 1 with Citizens Memorial Hospital and combined with Butterfield Park Pediatrics to be renamed CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic. The clinic remains at 1195 N. Oakland Ave. in Bolivar. Financial terms were not disclosed. The clinic employs three physicians and one advanced practice provider, along with a support staff of 14, said Tamera Heitz-Peek, CMH director of marketing. It offers pregnancy care, 3D and 4D ultrasounds, infertility testing and treatment, as well as laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation services. Physicians perform laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted surgery and an in-office endometrial ablation procedure. It also has a pediatric walk-in clinic for acute care such as sore throats, flu symptoms and earaches.
Hours: OB/GYN: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; and Pediatric Clinic: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 777-8131 (OB/GYN) and (417) 777-2121 (Pediatric Clinic)
Classic Rock Coffee Republic
Located at 1230 U.S. Highway 60, Classic Rock Coffee Republic is the first business ownership venture for Grata Parsley. The 1,800-square-foot shop opened May 21 in Merchants Park, and Parsley said it’s the only Missouri franchise location of Springfield-based Classic Rock Coffee Co., founded in 2011 by Kent Morrison. According to the company website, other locations are in Texas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Nepal and Nigeria. Startup costs, including franchise fees and extensive renovations to the former Jalapenos Grill, were around $500,000. Parsley signed a five-year lease with Wilson Properties for $2,222 per month. Formerly in banking and then a stay-at-home mom, Parsley said she’d wanted to run her own business and was drawn to Classic Rock Coffee. “The product is amazing, and the atmosphere is very cool,” she said. The cafe’s menu features a variety of coffees, teas, protein shakes, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and dinner entrees.
Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday
Phone: (417) 647-2233
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