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.
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.
The corner of North Main Street and Tracker Road in Nixa is abuzz with development activity, and the latest structure to emerge is the Walker Heights Retail Center.