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SBJ reveals area’s fastest-growing companies

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The scores have been tabulated for Springfield Business Journal’s 2024 Dynamic Dozen, recognizing the 12 fastest-growing companies in the Ozarks.

The D12 companies, in alphabetical order, are Arvest Bank, Command Family Medicine PC, Convoy of Hope, CoxHealth, Eagle Outdoors LLC, Environmental Works Inc., Epic Strategies LLC, Keep Supply, Next Level Solutions, OMB Bank, Phoenix Home Care & Hospice and Toth and Associates Inc.

A countdown of company rankings to No. 1 will be held May 9 during an awards ceremony at Oasis Hotel & Convention Center.

New for the 2024 awards, an independent panel of judges selected one company for the Dynamo Award, which honors a company that has shown consistent and substantial growth in the number of employees and revenue over its lifetime. To be considered, a company must have an annual revenue of at least $2.5 million in its last calendar or fiscal year and have been in business at least 20 years. The judges selected O’Reilly Automotive Inc. for the first Dynamo Award.

Also at the ceremony, SBJ will honor professionals with individual awards. Determined by the judges, the individual honors are awarded in four categories:

  • Top CEO/Managing Partner: Gary W. Schafer, managing partner of FORVIS LLP.
  • Top C-suite Executive: Ericka Peppers, chief operating officer at Bryan Properties.
  • Top Sales/Marketing Professional: Ryan Bowling, OMB Bank.
  • Top Human Resources Professional: Jessieca Hollister-Graham, Digital Monitoring Products Inc.

The Dynamic Dozen fast-growth companies are determined by a numbers-based formula that awards points for both annual revenue and percentage growth in 2021, 2022 and 2023. In their applications, eligible companies reported gross revenue of at least $250,000 in each year, and they must operate headquarters within 50 miles of Springfield or must have provided segmented revenues for the 50-mile radius.

Tiffany Nichols, senior vice president of State Bank of Southwest Missouri, verified the numbers in the D12 applications.

Profiles of the companies and individuals will appear in a publication debuting at the event and distributed in SBJ’s May 13 edition.

For more information and past honorees, visit


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