7 Brew Coffee
After making its December 2021 debut in Springfield, Fayetteville, Arkansas-based 7 Brew Coffee opened its second Queen City shop March 28 at 1455 W. Battlefield Road. Franchisees are brothers Chris and Brandon Sebald, and friend Larry Wilson, who operate the business via Brew Crew LLC. Chris Sebald declined to disclose startup costs. The 510-square-foot coffee stand is on a site formerly occupied by an Assemblies of God Credit Union branch that was demolished to make room for the building. The shop features dual drive-thru lanes with a focus on iced and hot coffee, shakes, smoothies, energy drinks, teas and Italian sodas. Prices range $2-$7. Rebecca Brown is the new store opening manager for 7 Brew with Jaclyn Goodall as stand manager for the 45-employee shop. Sebald said a third Springfield 7 Brew is expected to open in late May at 2970 E. Sunshine St. According to its website, the coffee chain has expanded to 19 shops in five states since its 2017 start.
Hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Ernie Williamson Music
Springfield Music Inc. changed names April 16 to Ernie Williamson Music as part of a multistore rebranding effort. The 3100 S. Fremont Ave. store was renamed in homage to Williamson, a drummer known for his love of music, who started a music supply store in 1935, said Donovan Bankhead, president and owner of Springfield-based Ernie Williamson Music. Bankhead, a 20-year employee of the company, said he purchased Springfield Music from Lee Coats in September 2020. Springfield Music bought Joplin’s Ernie Williamson Music in 2002, Funky Munky Music in Shawnee, Kansas, in 2012, and Fazio’s Frets and Friends, near St. Louis, in 2013. Bankhead said with the Springfield and St. Louis stores changing names in April, the four locations now all carry the Ernie Williamson Music moniker, noting rebranding costs were roughly $50,000. Ernie Williamson Music stores sell and rent instruments, provide repair services and offer musical lessons.
Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Midwest Financial Networks
Technology credit union service organization Midwest Financial Networks LLC relocated its Springfield operation Jan. 1 to 818 N. Benton Ave., Ste. 102. Chief Financial Officer Marty Mitchell said the 10-employee company, which does business as Managed Financial Networks, occupies roughly 950 square feet at a Multipli Credit Union branch. Lease terms were not disclosed. MFN was formerly located at 1615 S. Ingram Mill Road, Building C. Relocation costs were roughly $3,500, Mitchell said. The company started in 1998 and provides managed services, including information technology security, data core management and consulting needs for credit unions. Mitchell said its current nine-client list includes Multipli, Volt Credit Union and BluCurrent Credit Union.
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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.