The award recognizes the professional, philanthropic and civic contributions of businessmen throughout the Springfield region.
The Downtown Springfield Association hosts a ceremony with Ascend partners.
Hiveminded Marketing is fulfilling a goal after personal tragedy.
Springfield-based Ozarks Elder Law expanded its footprint in Nixa; Skin Wax Ink changed its location and name; and food truck The Deck Pizza Co. opened.
John Martinez, who purchased the company nine months ago, also launches a business brokerage franchise.
Wellness Collective LLC launched downtown; I Love Tacos Taqueria LLC expanded; and MLP Accounting & Consulting moved.
Jeffrey Zimmerman has held the same role at the Joplin university for five years.
Elevate Entrepreneurs is designed to help young businesses succeed.
The business journal is honored for its website, best overall design and best recurring feature.
It's one of four business incubators selected in Missouri.
Hazel’s Flowers brings innovation to the floral industry by partnering with local flower farmer.
Finding You Treasures LLC owners and best friends Jessica Murray and Juanita Hyde moved their 1-year-old flea market business; Springfield’s newest Domino’s started slinging pies; and the third Springfield shop in five months for Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee opened.
The organization is recognized for its work serving people with developmental disabilities.
Evangel's Eveline Lewis: "Even though some see the negative aspects of diversity – such as communication gaps and resistance to change – companies will do well to acquire strategies that promote an empowerment culture, as well as to foster communication and camaraderie within a diverse workplace."
Multicultural Business Association Executive Director Darline Mabins: "It’s important that when people talk about the opportunities that exist right now, they should be able to see themselves in those spaces."
Lifestyle company SGFCO sells Springfield community with merchandise, events and a charming tagline.
A career pivot for a former human resources professional resulted in Bosky’s Vegan Grill; Neverending Game Store LLC made its second move in as many years; and Mercy Springfield Communities added a second Queen City clinic focused on sports rehabilitation and performance improvement.
The Plant Room nearly doubles its footprint months after brick-and-mortar shop launch.
The Blue Room Comedy Club cultivates comics and fans.