An independent panel of judges has chosen the 11th annual class of Springfield Business Journal’s Men of the Year. The award recognizes the professional, philanthropic and civic contributions of businessmen throughout the Springfield region.
The 2021 Men of the Year honorees, in alphabetical order, are: Ty Alexander, Terracon Consultants Inc.; Jonas Arjes, Taney County Partnership; Jeff Brossard-Sims, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Missouri; Ted Cederblom, Life360 Church of the Assemblies of God; Tim Clegg, Hurts Donut Co.; Bob Dixon, Greene County Commission; Chuck Dow, Synergy Wealth Solutions Inc.; Matt Farmer, Springfield Police Department; Gary Gibson, City Utilities of Springfield; Tony Gunn Jr., Project You Belong and Saint Louis Mental Health Board; David Hall, Missouri State University; Jason Hynson, Victory Mission & Ministry; Matthew Jones, Missouri Division of Youth Services; John Jungmann, Springfield Public Schools; Dr. Darren Lehnert, Mercy Springfield Communities; Gearl Loden, Nixa Public Schools; Jeff Lofton, Clever Police Department; Ryan Sivill, BKD LLP; Darrell “Smitty” Smith, Smitty’s Mid-West Boxing Gym LLC; and Brandon Welch, Frank & Maven. The Men of the Year event is planned for Aug. 19. Find more information at SBJ.net/MOTY.
For this year’s event, SBJ is partnering with nonprofit CASA of Southwest Missouri to help raise funds for its program to train community volunteers who assist the court in protecting the best interest of abused and neglected children in southwest Missouri.
A project that is now hitting its stride on the west side of Bolivar includes a retail strip and storage units.