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Published by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce • www.springfieldchamber.com • August 2010 • Volume 28, No. 8

Tour de business and technology

EXPO

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Attention exhibitors: 2010 Business & Technology Expo features new benefits! By Danielle Capps, Communications Intern

• Features 25 exhibitors • Attendees will receive a passport to be stamped by participating exhibitors • Completed passports will be put into a drawing for cash prizes up to $300! •

Exhibitors—You can still sign up to participate in the Tour de Expo. Contact Kristin Lochner for more information!

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Mark your calendars and get ready for the region’s largest business-tobusiness trade show— Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Technology Expo! The Expo will be held on October 7 in the Springfield Exposition Center. With hundreds of exhibits and thousands of attendees, the Expo is the Chamber’s largest annual event. The Expo kicks off with Good Morning, Springfield! Held at Mediacom Ice Park, and will offer seminars geared for businesses in the Expo Center throughout the day. This year’s Expo has several exciting new features and events, such as: • FREE Wi-Fi, sponsored by SpringNet • Tour de Expo scavenger hunt (see sidebar for details) • Exclusive exhibitors reception The exhibitors reception will be held the evening of October 6 at the Expo Center and will give exhibiting businesses and their employees the opportunity to network with other businesses involved in the Expo. Featuring hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar, this new event is limited to exhibitors and VIPs only. “The Expo provides incredible networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees alike, and many of our past exhibitors report making more contacts and collecting more sales leads during the Expo than any other day of the year,” said Kristin Lochner, the Chamber’s special events manager. “Word spreads through the community quickly on the day of the Expo. Exhibitors have a great opportunity to get their name out there,” said Lochner. Want to be an exhibitor in this year’s Expo? It’s not too late to register! Businesses can register online at www.springfieldchamber.com/expo until September 3.

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Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce 2010 Officers Chairman of the Board Tim Rosenbury, Butler Rosenbury & Partners Chairman-elect Jerry Harmison, Harmison & Pearman, PC Treasurer Joe Reynolds, Digital Monitoring Products Assistant Treasurer Russ Marquart, Empire Bank Vice Chairman, Community Development/Special Events Bonnie Keller, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks, Inc. Vice Chairman, Economic Development Stephanie Montgomery, Springfield Land, L.P Vice Chairman, Membership Rick Hughlett, Rick’s Automotive Vice Chairman, Public Affairs Steve Edwards, CoxHealth

2010 Directors Paula Adams, Penmac Personnel Services Andrew Baird, Conco Companies Meghan Chambers, Staxx Sheila Collins, New Horizons Hardwoods John Hancock, Prime, Inc. Dr. Hal Higdon, Ozarks Technical Community College Greg Horton, Integrity Home Care Jennifer Jackson, Springfield Business Journal Andy Lear, BKD, LLP* Mark McNay, SMC Packaging Group Matt Miller, Matt Miller Companies Scott Miller, City Utilities Dr. Norm Ridder, Springfield Public Schools Dave Roling, Emery Sapp & Sons Mark Struckhoff, Council of Churches of the Ozarks* Jon Swope, St. John’s Health System John Tan, Ocean Zen Jaimie Trussell, The Network (Missouri State University)* John Wanamaker, Springfield Business Development Coporation (BKD, LLP)* John Wilson, U.S. Bank Jim Anderson, Chamber of Commerce* *Ex-officio board member ~ Springfield Spirit is published monthly for members of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

Calendar Complete details and online registration information can be found at www.springfieldchamber.com. 8/3

Member Briefing

3:45-5 p.m. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

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60 Minutes to Success: Surviving or Thriving…How Do Your Numbers Add Up?

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Vice President, Communications Public Relations/Interactive Media Manager Graphic Design Specialist Public Affairs Coordinator Communications Intern ~ Jim Anderson President Brad Bodenhausen Executive Vice President Jennifer Dalton Vice President, Administration Sandy Howard Vice President, Public Affairs Brent McCoy Membership Manager Ryan Mooney Sr. Vice President, Economic Development

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Good Morning, Springfield! 7:30 a.m. Meyer Center Conference Rooms, Meyer Orthopedic Center/Cox Walnut Lawn Hospital 3545 S. National Ave. Sponsored by Walton Construction Co., LLC

Southwest Missouri IT Consortium administered by Ozarks Technical Community College Center for Workforce Development 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Bill Foster North Room 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy. Sponsored by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Non Profit Roundtable Noon Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy. Sponsored by Panera Bread

Business After Hours

5-7 p.m. Pasta House 4109 S. National Ave. Sponsored by Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc.

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8/20 Michelle West Claire Faucett Kristen Kelley Emily Denniston Danielle Capps

Noon-1:30 p.m. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

7:30-9 a.m. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

SBDC Investor Briefing: Diversity in Business 7:30-8:45 a.m. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce 202 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy.

Character Ed’s word for August: Accountable Definition: To consider the consequences of your actions, and to recognize that you are held liable for your choices.


Board Report Board appoints directors nominating committee At the July 19 meeting of the Chamber board of directors, the board appointed seven individuals to serve on the Chamber’s Directors Nominating Committee. That committee will nominate candidates to serve on the board of directors in 2011 (see separate story page 4).

Think Positive. Be Positive. www.springfieldchamber.com/thinkpositive

Diversity in business: report from the front lines In pursuit of one of the Chamber’s 2010 strategic priorities of communicating the connection between a diverse community and economic development opportunities, a special event has been planned to hear from local business leaders that value diversity. Springfield Business Development Corporation, the Chamber’s economic development subsidiary, is hosting an Investor Briefing to hear directly from area business and institutions on how diversity, or the lack thereof, impacts their organizations. Investor Briefings are normally reserved for employees of SBDC member investors, but given the importance of the topic it has been opened to all Chamber members. Moderated by Tim Rosenbury, the 2010 Chamber Chairman, the speakers will include: Steve Edwards, Executive Vice President/COO, CoxHealth; Don Flatau, General Manager, John Deere Reman; Jon Swope, President/CEO, St. John’s Health System; and Kelly Weaver, Center Manager, Chase Card Services. The “Diversity in Business” Investor Briefing will be held on August 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the Chamber. A light breakfast will be served and the expected adjournment time is 8:45 a.m. There is no charge, but reservations are required as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please click here.

Economic Development Activity Tracker The activity tracker measures the year-to-date level of economic development project activity (prospects) in the Springfield region. The Chamber and its economic development subsidiary, the Springfield Business Development Corporation, serve as the lead business expansion and attraction entities for Springfield and the surrounding 10-county region. Also measured are the number of local business visits staff has conducted, as well as visits with site selection consultants and organizations making location decisions in our region. Total New Prospects Existing Companies New Companies Current Active Projects Business Visits (inside market) Consultant/Business Visits (outside of market) Prospect Site Visits (to region)

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Announced Projects (5): Buckhorn Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., Expedia, Inc., Gold Mountain Communications, Missouri National Guard www.business4springfield.com

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Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2011 Chamber board of directors Chamber members are invited and encouraged to nominate individuals to be considered for the 2011 Chamber board of directors. To make a nomination, contact a member of the Directors Nominating Committee or submit your nomination online at www.springfieldchamber.com/boardnominations. The deadline for nominations is August 20. The board of directors is the Chamber’s policy making body. The board consists of 29 members; seven are elected every year. The chairman of the board appoints three directors to one-year terms and may also appoint up to three ex-officio directors to one-year terms. The immediate past chairman and the president also serve on the board as ex-officio directors. The chairman of the board presides over all board meetings.

Directors whose terms are expiring

Directors remaining on the Board

1. Meghan Chambers, Staxx (one-year appointment)

1. Paula Adams, Penmac Personnel Services

2. Steve Edwards, CoxHealth

2. Andrew Baird, Conco Companies

3. Bonnie Keller, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks

3. Sheila Collins, New Horizons Hardwoods

4. Andrew Lear, BKD, LLP (ex-officio)

4. John Hancock, Prime, Inc.

5. Mark McNay, SMC Packaging Group 6. Matt Miller, Matt Miller Companies 7. Scott Miller, City Utilities 8. Stephanie Montgomery, Springfield Land, L. P. 9. Rev. Mark Struckhoff, Council of Churches of the Ozarks (ex-officio)

5. Jerry Harmison, Harmison & Pearman, P. C. 6. Dr. Hal Higdon, Ozarks Technical Community College 7. Greg Horton, Integrity Home Care 8. Rick Hughlett, Rick’s Automotive 9. Jennifer Jackson, Springfield Business Journal 10. Russ Marquart, Empire Bank

10. John Tan, Ocean Zen (one-year appointment)

11. Joe Reynolds, Digital Monitoring Products

11. Jaimie Trussell, Missouri State University (ex-officio)

12. Dr. Norman Ridder, Springfield Public Schools

12. John Wanamaker, BKD, LLP (ex-officio)

13. Dave Roling, Emery Sapp & Sons 14. Tim Rosenbury, Butler, Rosenbury & Partners 15. Jon Swope, St. John’s Health System 16. John Wilson, U. S. Bank

Directors nominating committee From the General Membership Mary Arnold, Esterly Schneider & Associates 862-0558 mary@esterlyschneider.com Jan Baumgartner, Springfield First Community Bank 882-8111 jbaumgartner@sfcbank.com Jim Lewis, KPM, CPA’s 882-4300 jlewis@kpmcpa.com 4

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Gary Schafer, BKD, LLP 865-8701 gschafer@bkd.com Rusty Worley, Urban Districts Alliance (Chairman) 831-6200 rusty@itsalldowntown.com

From the Current Board of Directors Greg Horton, Integrity Home Care 889-9773 ghorton@integrityhc.com Jennifer Jackson, Springfield Business Journal 831-3238 jjackson@sbj.net


The Conservatory offers a Spotlight wide-array of music lessons The Conservatory of ranging from piano to electric the Ozarks guitar By Danielle Capps, Communications Intern

• Director: Heather Roberts

• Address: 2132 W. Chesterfield Blvd.

With a new Springfield location in Chesterfield Village and faculty members with collegiate training in a variety of instruments, the Conservatory of the Ozarks allows students of every level of experience to sharpen their musical skills. The Conservatory of the Ozarks has been offering private music students a fresh and balanced approach to their music and fine arts education since August 2009. Since its opening, the music school has grown to nearly 100 students. There have been several recent faculty additions with expertise in electric, acoustic, and bass guitar, voice, art, piano, woodwinds, banjo, percussion, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, and early childhood music education. “The amount of growth the Conservatory has experienced in such a short time proves that high quality music instruction is always in demand,” said director Heather Leverich Roberts. In its time in Springfield, the Conservatory has hosted an art show, several student recitals, and a faculty recital. Several students at the Conservatory of the Ozarks performed in the National Federation of Music Clubs Gold Cup Festival in March. The Conservatory of the Ozarks has found a variety of ways to celebrate the

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• E-mail:

heather.roberts@cuw.edu

• Products/Services: Music Lessons

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arts in the coming months. Summer activities include a traveling girls’ choir, a music day camp for kids, and several group classes for infants and toddlers. The Conservatory plans to hold educational concerts in the Springfield public schools in the fall. With a 2010 Small Business Award nomination under its belt, the Conservatory hopes to continue to grow and bring quality music education to the people of the Ozarks.

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Your Chamber- Special Edition

Business mission highlights Dubai’s emergence as global hub By Brad Bodenhausen, Executive Vice President

Springfield area businesses seeking an entry point for exports to the Middle East, Africa and India should look no further than Dubai. Even though much of Dubai’s international reputation revolves around the Emirate’s jaw-dropping skyline and ambitious real estate developments, Dubai has steadily carved out a niche as an international hub for trade, finance, tourism and logistics. Chamber President Jim Anderson and I had the opportunity to participate in an Executive Business Leaders Mission to Dubai in March hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Dubai Chamber, one of the world’s largest with 108,000 members, hosted our delegation of 42 representing the American Chamber of Commerce Executives for a week-long study tour to learn about Dubai’s emergence as a center for global commerce. The story of Dubai’s dramatic rise begins with an understanding that Dubai does not possess a rich reserve of oil deposits like the neighboring Emirate of Abu Dhabi and most of the other countries of the Gulf Region. Lacking the oil revenues of its neighbors, Dubai set about to do something different. As any Realtor will tell 6

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The 160-story (2,717 foot) skyscraper Burj Khalifa, opened just this year, is the world’s tallest building.

you, it’s all about “location, location, location,” and this is one of the strengths that Dubai has built upon. The United Arab Emirates is strategically located on the Arabian Gulf with ports on both the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean. But location is only an advantage if there is an infrastructure to allow businesses to capitalize on an area’s geographic benefits. This is where Dubai has excelled. The government of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed has articulated the vision for Dubai’s development and acted decisively to fund and implement the infrastructure projects needed to make the vision become a reality. The results are astounding. The Dubai World Trade Center, with 1.3 million square

feet of convention space, has helped Dubai become a popular international destination for exhibitions, conferences and events. Likewise, the Dubai International Financial Center is one of the world’s fastest growing financial districts and the leading financial center between London and Hong Kong. Dubai Logistics Center Sheikh Mohammed’s goal to position Dubai as the place where “East meets West” is probably best realized in the success of the massive Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone. Jebel Ali is the world’s largest man-made seaport and it has become the busiest container port between Rotterdam and Singapore. The port has experienced annual


Your Chamber- Special Edition growth of more than 20 percent for the past five years and is now the 6th largest port in the world in terms container handling. The Jebel Ali Free Zone has attracted more than 6,000 businesses (representing 120 countries) that have located offices and warehouses adjacent to the port. In June, Dubai opened the first runway of a new cargo airport, which is connected to Jebel Ali Port by a dedicated six-lane highway. With this streamlined multi-modal connection, the turnaround time for cargo to move from ship to plane is reported to be a mere 55 minutes. During our time in Dubai, we observed a city that has a shared vision, a driving ambition, a commitment to quality and a focus on excellence. Two themes, in particular, stood out as key aspects of Dubai’s business development strategy. Ease of doing business “We are not about politics, we are about business,” said His Excellency Hamad Buamim, director general of the Dubai Chamber. In a region that is rife with political conflict, Dubai has chosen a different path. The city has created an almost unparalleled business climate. Businesses operate in an environment with no direct corporate taxation, no capital gains tax and no withholding tax on dividends, interest or royalty flows. There are no restrictions on inward or outward remittances in any major currency. And there are no restrictions on foreign investment in Dubai’s “Free Zones,” which are areas designed to encourage growth in specific business sectors. Setting up a business in Dubai is an easy, smooth and fast process, according to officials of U.S. companies operating there who spoke to our group. English is the official business and commercial language of Dubai. Dubai’s multicultural advantage Only about 15 percent of the U.A.E.’s population is native to the country. Nearly 200 nationalities are represented there, with the largest population being Indians and Pakistanis. The people we met in Dubai look at their multiculturalism as a huge asset. For example, one of our tour guides pointed with pride to the fact that there are two Hindu temples next to the city’s chief Mosque. The hotel staff at the Meydan

Racecourse includes young people from 40 different countries, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Sri Lanka. Aside from the interesting diversity afforded by a truly international city, the mix of cultures present in Dubai provides a business benefit as well. Matthew Becker of the Perkins Eastman architectural firm described some of those benefits to us. He said the cross-cultural environment in Dubai gives his firm “learning points” on design and product ideas as well as new operational efficiencies they can take back to the U.S. According to the U.S. Consulate, 750 American companies are doing business in Dubai. Many are there because they see Dubai as a platform to reach the surrounding region that represents a population of almost two billion – including the Middle East, Africa, India, Pakistan and parts of Central Asia. The U.A.E. is America’s leading export market in the Middle East, with more than $12 billion in exports in 2009. It’s also a rapidly expanding relationship, having seen a 500 percent increase in bilateral trade from 2000 to 2009. If your business is trying to reach this vast and fast-growing region, Dubai may be the place to begin. To read more about the Executive Business Leaders Mission to Dubai, visit the Chamber’s International Business Council website at http://www. springfieldchamber.com/economic_development/international_business_program/trips_reports/.

Top: Dubai is promoting Jebel Ali Port as the international trade gateway to Middle East and surrounding regions. Middle: The Chamber executives’ visit made local news as the delegation met with Dubai’s Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed at the Royal Palace. Bottom: Chamber President Jim Anderson is welcomed by his counterpart at the Dubai Chamber, Hamad Buamim. Springfield Spirit | www.springfieldchamber.com

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Public Affairs Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, August 3!

Among the races and issues determined in the August 3 primary election, voters will be presented with seven Republican and two Democratic candidates for the 7th Congressional District. We encourage you to learn more about your potential elected officials by visiting the Chamber’s website. For a complete list of candidates and ballot issues, please visit the Greene County Clerk’s Office website and don’t forget to vote on August 3!

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Outlook for Missouri’s higher education institutions filled with opportunities and challenges

Dr. Mike Nietzel, gubernatorial advisor on higher education and workforce readiness, and Ozarks Technical Community College president, Dr. Hal Higdon, provided Chamber members with and outlook for higher education funding on July 2.

On July 2, at a meeting hosted by the Chamber’s Governmental Relations Committee, then-president of Missouri State University, Dr. Mike Nietzel, and Ozarks Technical Community College president, Dr. Hal Higdon, provided Chamber members with an outlook for funding for higher education in Missouri. They described a collision between opportunities and needs for higher education based on continued enrollment growth and the constraints of funding with decreased appropriations at the state level. Over the last 30 years, there has been an overall decline in state appropriations for public higher education and that trend is expected to continue. Beginning next year, the state’s higher education institutions will see a 5.2 percent cut in state funding followed by the end of the federal stabilization dollars in 2012. In Springfield the problem is even more significant, since Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University are not funded at the same per-student level as their counterparts around the state. Both Drs. Nietzel and Higdon stressed the importance of course redesign,

including the adoption of a business model for higher education that would incorporate students attending school year round as opposed to the current agricultural model that includes summers off. This would help students to complete a bachelor’s degree program in three years or an associate’s degree in one year. Both also stressed the importance of the senior year in high school for student preparedness to begin college-level courses as freshmen, and for some students to begin completing courses for college credit. Higdon and Nietzel strongly encouraged the business community to serve as advocates for higher education with elected officials and other stakeholders by conveying the necessity for a well educated workforce, noting that an educated population is a critical component for economic stability and job creation and retention. According to Nietzel, it is estimated that by 2018, 63 percent of new jobs nationally will require college credentials. Both men agreed that America’s survival in a very competitive world will be dependent on an educated workforce.


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Business leader and early childhood advocate to speak on Chamber 2010 strategic priority Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy Arkansas, has long been an advocate for education. His involvement began while he was earning his MBA at the University of New Orleans where he observed the toll that high rates of poverty took on families, children, and the community as a whole. He also noted that the lack of quality education was the common thread. He became convinced that by “fixing education and starting kids early, we can solve so many other problems.” As a businessman, he recognized that pre-k presented a tremendous investment opportunity. McDonald believes it’s a matter of economics for business owners since studies show that investing in pre-k has a strong return on investment. He also cites economic impacts from a tax revenue standpoint and in terms of lower costs to society over the long-term. This event is being co-hosted by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor’s Commission for Children. All Chamber members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Sandy Howard, vice president – public affairs at 417.862.5567 or sandy@springfieldchamber.com. For more information on McDonald, click here.

“Invest in Workforce Success” The Economics of Pre-K Education Thursday, September 2 3:30 p.m. Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Guest Speaker: Hugh McDonald, President and CEO Entergy Arkansas

Click here to register

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Leadership Springfield Paying it forward You should have recently received an invoice for your Leadership Springfield alumni dues. Your annual dues of $60 help provide a quality leadership program for 32 emerging community leaders and an unparalleled leadership academy for 32 high school students, it also provides continuing education for our community on important topics and issues that effect our businesses and community, as well as provides resources for Leadership Springfield graduates. Continued membership in the organization allows you to attend many Leadership Springfield alumni mixers and events at no cost; but most importantly allows you to help an organization that connected, developed and inspired you! So pay your dues and pay it forward to an organization that has helped you grow as a Springfield community leader!

Leadership Springfield alum make great board members Leadership Springfield has leaders willing to lend their experience and expertise to help guide your charitable organization through these times. If your non-profit board is looking for individuals ready and willing to serve then please e-mail information about your organization and the board position(s) available within your group to Kim Everest at kim@springfieldchamber.com.

www.leadershipspringfield.org

President’s Message Springfield is on the cusp of greatness. We are in a period of evolutionary change, where making the most of opportunities is critical for our future. I believe that future generations will look back on this one as a Andrew Wells significant period where key decisions were made that define this place. Recognizing this is why I have chosen to make Springfield my home, now living here longer than I lived in my own hometown. It is for these reasons that Leadership Springfield exists. Others before us established this program realizing that a great community needs not only great leaders but committed citizens. Citizens committed to the betterment of their own lives, yes – but

also the betterment of others’ lives as well. Call it servant leadership, if you like, but it is the understanding that improving the lives of others pays dividends by improving your own life in return. Leadership Springfield operates at the community level, working to inspire, connect and develop citizens to be engaged in their civic responsibilities. As the incoming president of Leadership Springfield, I want to respectfully issue a challenge to every graduate of our program over the course of the last 25 years: Attend at least one continuing education event. These events are tremendous opportunities to network with other committed citizens while learning something about our community or even yourself. But the challenge doesn’t stop there. The real challenge is to apply that experience to improve our community. Future generations will thank you for it. Andrew Wells President, Leadership Springfield

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Membership Renewals Thank you for renewing The Chamber encourages members to do business with other Chamber members. Please consider these renewing members and new members the next time you have a need for products/services. A A A Payday Advance, LLC

Evolving Solutions, Inc.

Pearson-Kelly Office Products

AC Electrical Systems, Inc.

Family Medical Walk-In Clinic

Pinnacle Sign Group

Air Moving Equipment, Inc.

Fry-Wagner Moving & Storage Co

Pregnancy Care Center

Allen’s Mechanical

Garage Graphics & Visuals, Inc.

RDI/RuBert Diversified Investments, Inc.

Allied Waste

The Goddard School

Ramada Oasis Convention Center

American Dehydrated Foods, Inc.

Great Southern Bank

Rice Equipment Service, Inc.

American Red Cross Blood Services

Greenlawn Fertilizer

Rick’s Automotive

AmeriPride Linen & Apparel Services

Harshman Chiropractic Clinic

Sage Capital, LLC

Avis Rent A Car

Hlavacek, Morris, McIntyre, Yates & Danielson, PC

Salon Suites Your Day Spa

B2B CFO

Hood-Rich, Inc. Architects & Engineers

Sechler Electric, Inc.

Bairs Grocery

Hospice Compassus

Second Baptist Church

Bank of Bolivar

Integrity Home Care

Shoney’s

Best Western Coach House Inn

Interstate Batteries of MO

Signs Now

Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven

Jackson Brothers Foodservice

Springfield Little Theatre Inc

BigTime Results, LLC

James River Mechanical & Electrical Service

Springfield Ready Mix Co.

Boswell Properties

Jay Key Service, Inc.

Springfield Special Products

Bryan College

JoS. A. Bank Clothiers Mens Clothing Co.

Springfield Supply Co.

Camp Barnabas

Keller Williams Realty Greater Springfield

St. John’s Health System

Capstone Roofing and Exteriors

Keystone Building & Design, LLC

Stop Your Drama and Attitude Builders

Cartridge World Plaza Shopping Center

Klingner Cope Funeral Homes

Storee Construction

Caymus Real Estate, LLC

KONE, Inc. Elevators & Escalators

TrustPoint Management Group

The Coffee Ethic

Gregg Larsen Landscaping, Inc.

U.S. Bank

Colonial Supplemental Insurance

Liberty Advertising & Marketing, LLC

University of Missouri - Chancellor’s Office

Community Development Services

M C S Calibration

The Vision Clinic

Concentra Medical Centers

Mathews & Associates, Inc.

Vision Enhancement Clinic

Convoy of Hope

May Motor Co.

Westlake Hardware

Core10 Field Services

McDonald’s Restaurant

Wil Fischer Distributing Co.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Metro Appliances & More

Windstream Communications

Custom Protein Corp.

Mitel

Wonders of Wildlife

DJ Roofing Supply, Inc.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

D.L. Media, Inc.

Neighborhoods at Quail Creek, Skilled Nursing by Americare

Dale Carnegie Training of the Mid-South Davidson Insurance Group Developmental Center of the Ozarks Discovery Center of Springfield, Inc. Doe’s Eat Place dot DIGITAL Studios Employee Benefit Design, LLC Employers Health Network

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Northeast Diesel Service OATS, Inc. Opinion Research Specialists Orthopedic Specialists of Springfield, PC Ozark Industrial Lighting, Inc. Ozarks Area Community Action Corp. Palisades Stone


New Members Welcome to our newest members 2 B Organized 1878 Good Hope Road Marshfield, MO 65706 (417) 880-2325 Organizing Services

Havcom Systems, Inc. 1843 E. Cherry Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-6440 Security System Services

Springfield Parking Company 221 N. Kansas Expressway Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 848-0734 Valet Services

417 Marketing 1325 W. Sunshine, #103 Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 597-3756 Marketing Consultants

Heartland Payment Systems 5754 S. Honeysuckle Lane Battlefield, MO 65619 (417) 872-8356 Credit Card Processing

State Farm Insurance - Clint Harris 2925 W. Republic Rd., #120 Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 881-1120 Insurance

The Auto Specialists 528 N Prince Lane Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 832-0008 Automobile Dealers - Pre-Owned

Hieb Trans Logistics, LLC 4267 E. Eastmoor Springfield, MO 65809 (417) 823-9015 Transportation & Logistics Services

Uncle Lloyd’s Cookie Co. 1653 E. Sunshine Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 882-6654 Restaurants - Casual Dining

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing 3378-A S. Scenic Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 823-8400 Plumbers - Plumbing Contractors

Hotels.com, a division of Expedia, Inc. 4124 S. McCann Ave. Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 829-1313 Travel Agencies & Bureaus, Cruises

Verizon Wireless 1645 W. Republic Rd. Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 839-5000 Cellular Telephones / Wireless Services

Catholic Campus Ministry 847 S. Holland Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 865-0802 Churches

invyte Advertising Group 214-B Park Central East Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 368-0164 Advertising and/or Public Relations

Comfort Coach Corp. 2133 E. Blaine Springfield, MO 65803 (417) 865-3800 Coaches - Charter

Kee Wes Equipment Company 4629 W. Calhoun Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-8464 Laundry Equipment - Commercial

Creative Concepts! 3830-B S. Lone Pine Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 881-8118 Art - Classes & Gallery

Pin Oak Web Designs, Inc. PO Box 14667 Springfield, MO 65814 (417) 886-6666 Website Development

Franke Schultz & Mullen 2920 E. Pythian Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 863-0040 Attorneys

Seasons Medical Spa 1531 E. Bradford Parkway, #215 Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 882-1133 Spas

Garden Adventures Nursery 1900 W. Mt. Vernon Nixa, MO 65714 (417) 725-3223 Nursery - Garden Center

Shelter Insurance - Chery Gardner 3030 E. Battlefield, Ste. B Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 862-1997 Insurance

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Garden Adventures Nursery 1900 W. Mt. Vernon Nixa, MO 65714 (417) 725-3223 Nursery - Garden Center

Southwest Center for Independent Living 2864 S. Nettleton Springfield, MO 65807 (417) 886-1188 Disability Benefits Services

Wickman’s Garden Village

Ribbon Cuttings Billy Sims BBQ – July 16 3757 S. Glenstone

Brookhaven Health Care (an affiliate of Christian Health Care West) – July 27 3405 W. Mt. Vernon

Uncle Lloyd’s Cookie Co. – July 29 1653 E. Sunshine

Speedy Cash – July 30 2949 S. National

Business providing floral arrangements in John Q. Hammons Enterprise Center 1345 South Fort (417) 862-3707

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