AR Workshop Springfield
Kristin McDaniel launched AR Workshop Springfield, a hands-on craft and decor workshop, on June 21 at 1550 E. Battlefield Road, Ste. M2, in The Galleria Shopping Center. McDaniel said she joined the North Carolina-based franchise Anders Ruff Workshop and formed JaCoLa LLC with her husband Jeff McDaniel for an undisclosed investment. The workshop offers adult and children’s classes, complete with supplies and paints to make home decor items, such as indoor signs and pillows with phrases and symbols painted with customized vinyl stencils. The two-to-three hour events cost $40-$70 per adult, McDaniel said, and $35-$40 per child. With nine employees, workshop schedules are posted online and private parties are available, she said. Previously, McDaniel worked as an event manager for Downtown Springfield Association, where she helped coordinate Artsfest.
Hours: By appointment
Phone: (417) 429-0803
Sunnyland Travel Center
Lesley Daniel purchased Sunnyland Travel Center July 31 from Stephen Brock for undisclosed terms. Operating at 1452 E. Sunshine St. in the Allan Center, Daniel said the full-service travel agency’s three agents lead guided tours on motor coach trips to the California coastline, the St. Louis Cardinals’ spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida, and fall leaf tours in New England. They also travel internationally, including Italy, Ireland and Scotland in 2018. Sunnyland Travel was founded 80 years ago by Ford Barnes, Daniel said, and was later transferred to his son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Barbara Barnes, who sold it in 2006 to Brock. Daniel organized Sunny Days Ahead LLC to run Sunnyland Travel. She previously owned Uniforms PRN, 2007-16. Before that, she owned Budget Blinds of Southwest Missouri in Nixa and Diamond Video in Ozark. “This is kind of what I’ve done for the last 20 years – bought and sold business,” she said. “And my dream business has always been somewhat travel related.”
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 864-4444
The Growth Coach of Springfield MO
Following a career as a business owner and franchisor, Stan Krempges on Sept. 1 signed on as franchisee of Cincinnati-based mentoring service The Growth Coach. Krempges offers group workshops and one-on-one coaching to business owners, sales representatives, managers and other professionals in the Springfield and Branson areas. He completed six weeks of training to become certified in the strategic mindset process through The Growth Coach. He said a two-hour introduction class is $49 per person, and workshops over the course of a year can cost $3,500 to $5,000. The Growth Coach franchisees must show a net worth of $200,000 and pay a $42,900 franchise fee for a total investment of $55,125, according to its website. Krempges founded Brite/Wood Re New fencing and decking restoration service in 1993, franchised it in 2002 and 10 years later sold to Outdoor Living Brands, which renamed it Renew Crew. Before Krempges left the company, the franchise had 34 locations in 18 states.
Hours: By appointment
Phone: (417) 351-5675
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