Longtime grilling hobbyists made a professional pivot with the opening of The Grill Guys of Missouri LLC; new ownership took over personal training business Big Time Results; and friends and first-time business owners Kathryn Barber and Madi Sheppard launched Ozark Mountain Hydration.
A pair of military veterans with an interest in cigars opened Tabak Co. LLC; CoxHealth’s first “super clinic” in Springfield opened; and Quarters Arcade & Boba Bar got its start in Ozark.
A new player in the tabletop gaming scene emerged in Nixa; an entrepreneur teamed with his wife and a family friend to open Lake and Bake Pizza; and the first medical marijuana dispensary in the Table Rock Lake area opened.
Citizens Memorial Hospital’s service footprint expanded; Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee made its Queen City debut; and Ramata Italian opened in Branson.
Little Rock, Arkansas-based Encore Bank opened its first Springfield branch; Fitness ER LLC, which repairs, installs and sells used and refurbished commercial fitness equipment, relocated; and mattress manufacturer iSense relocated its Springfield headquarters.
A couple with nearly two decades of combined experience in food service became first-time restaurant owners; Frisco, Texas-based Stonebriar Auto Services LLC opened its second Jiffy Lube store in Springfield; and Banter Brewing Co. opened.
After getting its start as a food truck, Dani’s Flour Pot Bakery converted into a brick-and-mortar operation; Rogersville health care clinic Nourish’d Wellness Center and Spa opened; and the first brick-and-mortar headquarters for 8-year-old nonprofit On Angels’ Wings opened its doors.
Lululemon Athletica Inc. moved across Glenstone Avenue to the Battlefield Mall; Connelly Plumbing, Heating and Air was purchased; and Crosstown Barbecue Inc.’s food truck relocated.
The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness moved; the newest clinic for Burrell Behavioral Health opened; and Prickly Cactus Coffee relocated.
Boutique retailer It’s A Mother Daughter Thing moved; Ozarks Legacy Law LLC expanded; and Hog Tide Bar-B-Que LLC added a second restaurant.
A longtime vendor at area farmers markets launched her first brick-and-mortar store; Monett boutique Flying V Mercantile LLC moved; and Dodson-Williams Automotive LLC relocated its new venture.
CoxHealth Republic, the latest “super clinic” in the health care system, opened to patients; Jamaican eatery The Jerk Spot debuted in Branson; a 4-year-old organization that provides doula care to families moved into its first office space.
Pet supply store All About Dogs & Cats moved; Pearson-Kelly Technology President Chelsey Bode became sole owner of the company; and a branch of Central Bank of Branson moved.
Raleigh, North Carolina-based Advance Auto Parts opened its first store in Springfield; Natural Grocers made its Springfield debut; and a business owner with experience in the insurance, financial planning and digital marketing fields entered the restaurant industry.
Brokate Janitorial LLC relocated; Show Me Christian County moved; and a real estate agent with a background in food service launched Mug Shots Coffee.
The owner of tattoo and piercing studio Ink Ink LLC added a second Commercial Street business; Blue Iguana Car Wash bolstered its roster of shops; and Mount Vernon-based KeenBean Coffee Roasters expanded.
A Galloway Village coffee shop changed hands for the second time in as many years; Jiapeng Lu and Yuming Han opened Corner 21 Chinese Cuisine; and John and India Visser became first-time business owners with the opening of Hero Ride Shop.
Revival 98 opened a dispensary; the 101st store for Andy’s Frozen Custard Inc. debuted; and Collectomaniacs card shop consolidated two stores in a move.
A husband and wife added to their business portfolio; Valley Mountain Meat LLC made its retail debut; and clothing retailer Aerie opened a store at Battlefield Mall.
A first-time business owner made a career pivot with the opening of Infinium Studios; hairstylist Beth Edwards opened Beauty Bar Hair Salon; and The Victim Center relocated.
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