Willard Physical Therapy Center LLC opened a brick-and-mortar clinic; Elizabeth Schultz launched consulting company CRIT Workshop LLC; and Springfield-based wealth management firm Heim, Young & Associates Inc. is acquired.
Artists Grace Huckfeldt and Laura Ingalsbe opened downtown venture Forming Art Studios; 417 Health Care LLC launched; and Hog Eye Antiques relocated with a new name.
Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee opened its second Queen City shop; Springfield Music Inc. changed names to Ernie Williamson Music; and technology credit union service organization Midwest Financial Networks LLC relocated its Springfield operation.
Tara Rigger bought a Buffalo event business; Branson Cafe reopened; and Clear Creek Golf Car and Vehicles expanded with a headquarters move to Ozark from Springfield.
Therefore, Pizza LLC relocated to Springfield and opened a brick-and-mortar space; Aurora-based The Garden Exchange added a second location; and Hermitage-based Ozarks Community Health Center moved its Urbana clinic to a newly constructed building.
Green House Coffee and Affogato Bar launched; White Stag Barber Co. LLC relocated; and Marshfield-based custom graphics business SignEffx moved.
A trio of sisters became first-time business owners with the opening of Rise Nutrition in Republic; Copper Run Distillery reopened; and Bolivar-based Stephens Pharmacy at CMH expanded its footprint into rural Dallas County.
Photo studio Selfie Vibes reopened in Springfield after moving last year from Branson; Old Missouri Bank launched its newest branch; and Hobby Lobby moved its Springfield store.
Beyond Bliss Desserts and More opened on C-Street; Comic Force added a location in Springfield; and The Social launched in Marshfield.
Advertising Plus acquired Yates Promotions; the third Scooter’s Coffee franchise store in the Springfield area opened; and The Hive opened in Willard.
The second Queen City store for West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee Inc. opened; the Springfield office for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri Chapter moved; and a trio of longtime Ozarks area businesspeople partnered to open Dynamic EVC.
The newest branch for Old Missouri Bank opened; a pair of friends teamed up in Branson to launch Summit Nightlife; and Karen Maxson decided to strike her own tune with personalized ukulele instruction through Ukulele Academy of the Ozarks.
An entrepreneurial married couple entered the beverage industry; Republic Ford Lincoln changed hands; and Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC opened its fourth Springfield location for Firestone Complete Auto Care.
The owners of Garden Adventures, a Nixa-based plant nursery, expanded into Springfield; the office total for Springfield-based Ozarks Elder Law neared double digits in southwest Missouri; and a certified public accountant became a first-time business owner in Branson.
Corwin Automotive Group relocated its operations; the city of Nixa opened its first park for dogs; and Rise Coffee Co. transitioned to a brick-and-mortar shop.
Battlefield entered the craft brewery scene; a veteran of the HVAC industry opened Garrison Heating & Air LLC; and first-time business owner Sean Barnhill debuted e-commerce venture Gents Glow.
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.
Read the profiles of this year's honorees.