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Irving Elementary School
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JOPLIN STRATEGIC PLAN
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.............................13
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Outstanding Business Resources.......................................20 Major Employers................................................................30 Community Profile.............................................................34
H E A LT H C A R E
Mercy Hospital Joplin........................................................36 Freeman Health System.....................................................38 Third Thursday | Photo credit: Downtown Joplin Alliance
Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.......................39 Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States.......................42 Childrenâ€™s Mercy Joplin......................................................44 Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States.....45
Joplin Public Schools.........................................................46 Private Schools...................................................................48
Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism
Pittsburg State University..................................................50 Missouri Southern State University...................................52 Crowder College................................................................54 Ozark Christian College.....................................................56 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences........56 Technical Schools...............................................................58
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THINGS TO DO & SEE
Connect2Culture................................................................67 ArtWalk..............................................................................68 George A. Spiva Center for the Arts.................................69 Joplin History and Mineral Museum..................................70 Joplin Little Theatre...........................................................70 Midwest Regional Ballet Company....................................72 Annual Events and Festivals..............................................74 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Empire Market...................................................................76 Keeping Fit and Active......................................................77 Outdoors............................................................................78
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This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce 320 East 4th St. | Joplin, MO 64801 Phone: (417) 624-4150 | www.joplincc.com www.facebook.com/joplinchamber www.twitter.com/joplinchamber CopyrightÂŠ 2019 Town Square Publications 95 W. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 300, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher | Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer | Scott Stone Vice President / Director | Scott Ray Production Manager | Joseph Nugara Editor | Gail Gaboda Senior Project Coordinator | Stefanie Nugara Content Coordinator | Olivia Scordato Graphic Designer | Kirsten Riedl Lead Sales Coordinator | Tiffany Hogan Ad Production Coordinator | Robin Frederick Directory Coordinator | Michael Sumrak Contributing Writer | Bob Musinski and Jean Murphy Cover Photos | Missouri Southern State University & Empire Market Advertising Sales | Rader Walker
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Joplin is an emerging educational center where students from all over the world follow their passions. Missouri Southern State University offers over 140 academic programs to nearly 6,000 students. Ozark Christian College is a national leading Bible college, training men and women for Christian service. The new Kansas City University – Joplin campus is the first medical school to open in Missouri in nearly 50 years, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and technology to educate the next generation of medical doctors and bioscientists. And in 2022, KCU-Joplin will open a new College of Dental Medicine.
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WELCOME Welcome to Joplin! We are a thriving, diverse community of dreamers and doers who belong – united by the fun of living our purpose. Joplin is where entrepreneurs come to build thriving businesses. Leveraging our low cost of living, transportation infrastructure, and the moxy of our regional workforce, businesses large and small choose Joplin to base their regional, national, and international operations. From national leaders in trucking, building products, and food production, to emerging e-commerce and tech startups, Joplin offers a supportive business community and a culture of innovation.
Joplin is known as a welcoming faithbased community. Congregations of nearly every Christian denomination, a historic synagogue, and a new Joplin mosque serve as places for worship, interfaith dialogue, and community service. Joplin is proud of its nearly 150 years of rich history. Our revitalized downtown district features nearly 250 historic buildings, a testament to Joplin’s zinc and lead mining boomtown era of stunning growth and prosperity. Later, Joplin became a key part of America’s lore when the historic Route 66 came through town. The Joplin area has been home to the famous and infamous. Mickey Mantle, Thomas Hart Benton, Langston Hughes, George Washington Carver, and even Bonnie and Clyde have added to the patina of our historic town.
Joplin is where arts and culture are celebrated. Art galleries and monthly art walks attract patrons from across the region to our historic Downtown Arts District. Pro Musica and Connect2Culture host concert series that bring a diverse array of performances to Joplin, igniting a passion for the arts. Grammy Award winning artists perform at house concerts. Opening in 2022, the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex will consist of a 450-seat indoor multipurpose performance hall, a 1,500 person capacity outdoor amphitheater, and the new home for the Spiva Center for the Arts. It will bring visual and performing artists from around the world to Joplin and showcase our region’s amazing arts community.
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Airport offers direct flights to both Chicago and Dallas, efficiently connecting Joplin to the world.
Joplin is an active lifestyle community that offers numerous outdoor recreation Joplin has transformed into an affordable, opportunities. The City of Joplin maintains livable version of the urban lifestyle that 22 parks and greenways, including three offers viable career, entrepreneurial, and aquatic centers. The area is dotted with educational opportunities, burgeoning championship golf courses, tennis and music and cultural venues, bike trails and pickle ball courts, and an expansive and walkable streets, and robust culinary and growing trail system. Joplin’s running and coffee scenes. Progress fueled by genuine cycling communities organize fun, inviting people rolling up their sleeves and group runs and rides. Nestled on the edge making it happen, with grit and creativity. of the Ozark Mountains, the numerous Whatever your passion or purpose, it can lakes and state parks surrounding Joplin happen in Joplin! offer world-class boating, fishing, and hunting opportunities. First Missouri Insurance
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Jerrod Hogan........................................................................................................................................................... Chairman of the Board Brandon Davis.................................................................................................................................................. Past Chairman of the Board Kelli Perigo...................................................................................................................................................... Chairman Elect of the Board Jeremy Drinkwitz........................................................................................................................................................................... Treasurer Brent Baker......................................................................................... Co-Vice Chairman Membership/Community Development Services Betsy Kissel................................................................................................Co-Vice Chairman Economic/Workforce Development Services
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Joplin Strategic Plan
JOPLIN STRATEGIC PLAN
In an always vigilant effort to advance the interests of Joplin’s residents, businesses and nonprofit agencies and better discern the role the Chamber of Commerce can play in the life of Joplin, members of the Chamber board have banded together in recent months to formulate and institute a new Chamber Strategic Plan. Much thought and discussion has gone into what Joplin needs at this point in its history and how the Chamber can contribute to economic growth. It was decided the goal should be to attract and maintain “young, diverse professionals who value a high quality of life, an active lifestyle and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, while maintaining a keen sense of community,” said Tobias Teeter, President/CEO of the Chamber, in a recent LinkedIn article on attracting talent to Joplin. “I’m witnessing a clear shift from business attraction to talent attraction (and retention) as the key economic development driver for the Joplin area. Increasingly, Joplin’s ability to attract and retain millennials and those in Generation Z (after the millennials) will decide our local economic fate,” Teeter also noted in the article. “For many Millennials, second cities are becoming their first choice. Younger professionals are shunning larger cities and moving back to their hometowns in large numbers. They are attracted to lower cost of living, easier commutes and closer connections with family. They seek a neighborhood-oriented, livable version of the urban lifestyle that still offers viable
career and entrepreneurial opportunities, burgeoning music and cultural venues, bike trails and walkable streets, and robust restaurant, coffee shop and bar scenes,” he added. The group paid particular attention to delineating the Chamber’s role in building a better future for Joplin and decided that they should work to grow and service local businesses, improve livability in Joplin, attract both talent and new industries, and build and market the Joplin brand. In addition, based on the vision casting of the Chamber Board and stakeholders, Chamber staff has built out and is revisiting its programming and resources that align with the original mission. They also plan to increasingly reach out to local businesses and entrepreneurs through five dedicated work groups to discover how the Chamber can help their businesses grow and improve the livability of Joplin for them by championing investments for the future like an event center, the Cornell Art Complex, street beautifications and a unified innovation hub. In addition, there are plans for upgrading Chamber technologies and recruiting additional “under 40” professionals into the Chamber and its leadership team. “The Joplin Chamber's roles are shifting and going forward we are going to focus our resources on: (1) growing and servicing local businesses, (2) improving livability, (3) attracting both talent and new industry, and (4) building and marketing the Joplin brand,” Teeter noted.
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“We will also lead a structural improvement to Joplin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through collaborations, combining capacities and programs to promote and provide workspaces, educational programs, mentor-ships, and networking opportunities as a unified ‘innovation hub’ where technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship will thrive,” he added. “Joplin is a dynamic community with people who are proud of the city in which they work, live, and play,” added Kelli Perigo of Freeman Health System. “The Chamber’s strategic plan moves to spotlight the businesses, people, and assets in Joplin and the region. The Chamber staff and Board are excited to work through the strategic plan to support the future growth and prosperity in Joplin and the region.” Jerrod Hogan, President of Anderson Engineering, agreed. “Joplin is an amazing place. We have incredible people, endless opportunities and great things are happening here. I am thrilled with the Chamber’s new strategic plan and areas of focus. The Chamber is honored to serve and support continued growth and prosperity in our region. We have a committed staff, an engaged board and the right leader for our next chapter. This is going to be a great year for Joplin and Joplin business!” w
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BUILDING AN ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM University’s Small Business Development Center and the Downtown Joplin Alliance. Combined resources include three dedicated small business incubator facilities, educational workshops and seminars tailored to teach entrepreneurs how to start and sustain a business, networking and mentorship programs and a drive to see economic prosperity and diversity in the Joplin region. The educational opportunities will see a boost in applicability, accessibility and diversity to fit the needs of the changing entrepreneurial landscape in the nation.
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Joplin is uniquely positioned on Missouri’s transit system to be useful to commerce, and a swelling daytime population makes it an attractive destination for
entrepreneurs seeking to start a new business. Unfortunately, most resources are aimed elsewhere. This innovation hub hopes to change that. “There are many resources outside of the area to assist small business owners,” said Loni Smith, Director of Small Business Incubation for the Joplin Chamber. “We hope to fill that regional void. Our low cost of living is an obvious attraction but there is so much more to come in Joplin in the near future.” Now is the time to get excited about entrepreneurship and the forces that have the ability to join together to make a brighter future for start-ups through mentoring, investing and a passion for change.
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Through a collaboration of the region’s business support systems, the Joplin area is poised to launch an innovation hub downtown. The goal: provide a structural improvement to Joplin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. By combining our capacities and programs as a joint partnership, we can promote and provide workspaces, educational programs and networking opportunities that will benefit small businesses and start-ups in a meaningful way. Our purpose is to unify our strengths and provide services where technology, innovation and entrepreneurship thrive.
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Advanced Training & Technology Center joplincc.com/attc The goals of the Advanced Training & Technology Center (ATTC) are being met, as most every student trained at the Center is obtaining employment and entrepreneurs are finding success through the Center’s business incubator.
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A partnership between the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, City of Joplin, Crowder College and Workforce Innovation Board, the Center includes Crowder-taught classes in welding, advanced manufacturing, information technology, computer-aided drafting and community health. Crowder is nearly doubling enrollment each semester at the center as the courses offered continue to grow in popularity. In addition, they are near 100% job placement for graduates. “The certifications Crowder offers at ATTC are in high demand in the region,” said Loni Smith, Director of Small Business Incubation at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce. “We often have employers host job fairs on site and recruit before graduation.” In addition to the classroom areas, the building has more than 6,000 square feet of additional business incubator space, including a full commercial kitchen to incubate culinary businesses. The incubator space is the only one of its kind in Joplin, and can ease the financial burden on entrepreneurs in a variety of fields who are trying to get a business off the ground. “Our partnerships with local educators are critical to being able to provide vital resources to local entrepreneurs and small business owners. Their services and expertise help shape the culture and success of local business,” Smith said. “Our collective abilities to train and educate small business owners will help determine their ultimate success for years to come.” There are several small businesses in the Center and most have reported job creation in the last year, Smith said.
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Several new activities are planned – or already taking place – at the Center:
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• Educational workshops in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at Missouri Southern State University geared toward starting a new business and helping enhance best practices once your business is established. It is a quarterly series facilitated by SBDC and open to the general public as well. • A partnership with the Downtown Joplin Alliance to host events on building entrepreneurial culture in the region.
•D eveloping an Entrepreneurs in Residence program where the Center pulls resources from newly retired executives and entrepreneurs in the region to help mentor new businesses and develop a greater sense of entrepreneurial community. osting a needs assessment of the •H entrepreneurs in the region to help better understand their needs. “Local business partners and networking are what drive the local economy,” Smith said. “Through a collaborative effort
between educators, business owners and entrepreneurs, we are positioning ourselves to raise the Joplin brand and turn our region into a prosperous hub for all. The Chamber’s network of businesses and their willingness to work for the greater good of our community is what will set us apart regionally. We are on the cusp of something great.” Contact Loni Smith at (417) 624-4150 or email@example.com for more information about the Advanced Training & Technology Center and its offerings.
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Schaeffler Company Profile schaeffler.com Did you know that one of the world’s leading technology companies in family ownership manufactures its state-of-theart products right here in Joplin? We are that company. We are Schaeffler* – and we have been employing generations of Joplin’s families for almost 50 years. The Schaeffler Group – together with its INA, FAG and Barden product brands – is one of the world’s leading integrated industrial and automotive suppliers. Schaeffler is synonymous with highest quality, outstanding technology and a singular innovative ability. Industry firsts – such as the development of the needle roller & cage assembly, or the groundbreaking ball grinding machine that is regarded as the foundation of the entire rolling bearing industry – have earned Schaeffler a unique distinction among the world’s great technology companies. Schaeffler is one of the world’s largest technology firms in family ownership, encompassing a worldwide network of manufacturing plants, R&D facilities and sales companies at approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries. Schaeffler’s Industrial Division offers a portfolio of over 225,000 products for more than 60 industrial sectors. With a full line of rolling, linear and plain bearing solutions for a wide range of industrial applications, along with high-precision components and systems for engine, transmission and chassis applications, the Schaeffler Group is actively shaping “Mobility for Tomorrow” as well as Industry 4.0 – the next Industrial Revolution. *If you live in Joplin, you’ve known us all these years as FAG Bearings!
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O U T S TA N D I N G B U S I N E S S R E S O U R C E S The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Economic & Workforce Development branch embraces local and regional initiatives in its efforts to improve economic prosperity in the Joplin region. From influencing public policy on behalf of the business community, to leading task forces designed to improve infrastructure and encourage technology-oriented startups, developing Southwest Missouri is a core focus at JACC.
Affiliated Organizations The Chamber is affiliated with a number of organizations, subsidiary corporations and joint ventures aimed at growing the region. The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, for example, promotes endeavors that support charitable, cultural and educational
programs and projects. The Foundation supports educational programs such as Tomorrowâ€™s Leaders Today, Leadership Joplin and Young Professionals Network, and oversees the Newman Innovation Center and the Advance Training & Technology Center.
JACC staff also supports efforts specific to the area inside the city limits of Joplin. The Joplin Industrial Development Authority, operated by chamber staff, strives to develop and market the Crossroads Business Park as well as maintain the Joplin-Webb City Industrial Park.
Chamber staff members also overlap as staff for a variety of these affiliate organizations, including the MOKAN Partnership (MOKAN) and Joplin Capital Corporation (JCC). The MOKAN provides revenue sources to support the economic development efforts in the Joplin area, while the JCC furnishes small business loans and/or equity for projects that would not be financed through conventional means.
JACC also has a voice in redevelopment, which oversees implementation of the master plan for the region. The master plan encompasses long-range community planning and direction across all sectors, including economic development, downtown development, transportation improvements, medical care, social services and arts, culture and recreation.
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The Joseph Newman Innovation Center The Joseph Newman Innovation Center (NIC) provides a positive environment for entrepreneurs and the development of innovative new businesses. With office spaces available for lease and shared amenities such as conference rooms, break room and telecommunications infrastructure, the NIC provides a professional atmosphere for focusing on your new business without the risk of having to sign a long-term lease agreement. Located downtown, the NIC blends accessibility with a professional, urban atmosphere. Perhaps even more beneficial than the space itself is the network of business experts who can be accessed through connections at the NIC. Businesses of all types can benefit from the expertise of the Joplin team, which includes Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce staff, the Small Business Development Center at Missouri
Southern State University, Downtown Joplin Alliance and other statewide development agencies. Access to these resources is not restricted to the Centerâ€™s tenants. Our goal is to assist the entire
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Since 2005, The Joseph Newman Innovation Center has assisted dozens of tenants and contributed to the creation of hundreds of jobs. The planned revamp over summer 2019 will help push the NIC into the future and create an exciting entrepreneurial atmosphere to continue a more robust version of business and job creation. Contact Loni Smith at (417) 624-4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about The Joseph Newman Innovation Center and its offerings.
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Discovery Plastics LLC
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M E R C Y H O S P I TA L J O P L I N mercy.net For more than a century, Mercy Hospital Joplin has cared for the health care needs of the four-state area. In 1896, the Sisters of Mercy arrived with hopes of opening schools but discovered a need for health care because many miners working in the Joplin area needed access to a hospital. The Sisters were ambitious and started several small schools, in addition to opening Mercy Hospital. The hospital grew over the years. In 1968, the Sisters opened St. John’s Regional Medical Center, which was licensed for 367 beds. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by the May 22, 2011, tornado. Today’s Mercy Hospital Joplin is a new, technologically advanced, 240-bed hospital with adjoining clinic/physician office space on a 100-acre campus along Interstate 44. The 900,000-square-foot, $435 million hospital is eight stories high with room for expansion and unprecedented storm-hardened features. Mercy Hospital Joplin has received numerous accolades over the years. Most recently, the hospital was awarded an A grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization, for the fourth year in a row. This designation recognizes Mercy’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. Mercy not only excels in patient safety, service and quality, but also is a leader in bringing the most-advanced technology to Joplin.
From 3D mammography and Automated Breast Ultrasound, to low-dose CT lung cancer screening and a linear accelerator, Mercy’s advanced technology and caring staff provide patients with the best care. Mercy’s cancer program and the Mercy Breast Center are both accredited by the American College of Surgeons.
all without leaving home. Readings alert the Mercy Virtual Care Center team to sudden changes, so they can reach out to the patient to see what’s happening and make changes to medication or simple suggestions. The program can decrease their medical costs and increase quality of life.
With robotic surgery at Mercy Hospital Joplin, patients experience less pain, have fewer complications and a faster recovery time. These are also outpatient procedures that do not require a hospital stay. Unlike open surgeries that require large incisions, robotic-assisted procedures use a number of small incisions usually 0.5 to 1.5 centimeters long. The robotic “wrists” can rotate 360 degrees and move in tiny increments, providing greater surgical precision and improved access to hard-toreach areas.
The experts at the Mercy Bariatric Center specialize in obesity, its causes, prevention and treatments. Bariatric surgery is divided into two different approaches: restrictive, where the stomach’s size and capacity are reduced, and malabsorption, where the stomach’s ability to absorb calories and nutrition is reduced. Mercy provides a variety of bariatric procedures including gastric sleeve, gastric banding and gastric bypass. In addition to partnering with the patient’s primary care physician, Mercy utilizes psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists, cardiologists, pulmonologists and surgeons to ensure the patient’s success.
Sometimes it’s an everyday challenge to manage a healthy lifestyle. A Mercy program called vEngagement is doing wonders for patients with multiple and complicated medical conditions such as those with congestive heart failure. The program helps keep them well from the comfort of their own home and reduces their need for hospitalization. Mercy’s virtual health care providers keep a close “medical eye” on the patient’s vitals through a secure internet connection, a tablet and wireless monitoring equipment. Each day, the patient can easily monitor weight, pulse, oxygen levels and blood pressure on devices that link to the tablet,
Find out more about Mercy Hospital Joplin by visiting mercy.net.
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F R E E M A N H E A LT H S Y S T E M freemanhealth.com
Freeman Health System is in its 94th year delivering exceptional, quality health care to Joplin and its surrounding communities in the four-state area. With the largest network of physicians and providers, Freeman offers more than 70 specialties to families and individuals. Statistics and outcomes can be measured in patient visits, surgeries and births, but they do not tell the full story. Freeman leads the way in cardiac and vascular care, orthopedics, sports medicine, women’s services, number of births, mental health services and stroke care, thanks to skilled, dedicated and compassionate caregivers who are invested in the community. Freeman’s free online health risk assessments help patients to recognize possible symptoms and warning signs for heart disease, diabetes and weight loss surgery. Individuals are encouraged to follow up as needed with their physician or health care provider and research more to become more familiar with symptoms. To reach and strengthen the community through wellness education and outreach, Freeman offers a variety of services that extend outside of the walls of the
hospital. Freeman Screen Team provides quality diagnostic health care screenings throughout the region. Freeman Screen Team specializes in providing care to those who might not seek medical services due to costs or transportation by offering low-cost health screenings. In addition to the early detection screenings, blood pressure and blood cholesterol/ lipid panel testing, nutritional counseling is provided to those attending these special events. Early detection screenings include abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and stroke/ carotid artery screenings, as well as an osteoporosis risk assessment. Freeman is also active in neighborhood schools, providing school-based clinics that benefit students, faculty and parents, saving time and helping keep kids stay in class (if possible). With school-based clinics in Carl Junction, Neosho, Seneca and McDonald counties, Freeman strives to offer the best physical and mental health care available. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. Families receive assistance with medical needs such as prescriptions, medical equipment and specialty care through local donations to CMNH.
One-hundred percent of every dollar raised locally stays local – donations help children and their families in 14 southwest Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas counties. Freeman WellBalance program earned the 2018 Nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness award from the National Association for Business Resources. Freeman is the only program in the area to earn this recognition. The program honors companies that promote employee wellbeing, worksite health and wellness. WellBalance is the Freeman employee wellness program that promotes healthy lifestyles through free health screenings, fitness classes and workshops and seminars on topics ranging from financial management to physical fitness and nutrition. In 2018, Freeman also earned the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Gold Award for its WellBalance program. Freeman was also recognized with more distinctions, including almost 100 separate categories from CareChex – a quality rating system that helps consumers make informed decisions about where to obtain their health care. For more information about Freeman or more health information, visit freemanhealth.com.
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F R E E M A N O R T H O PA E D I C S & S P O R T S M E D I C I N E freemanhealth.com/ortho
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Their sports medicine team includes professional physicians, trainers and therapists who provide athletic injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. Athletic trainers provide game coverage for area schools and perform on-site injury assessment and treatment during athletic events.
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No matter what your injury, or where you live, Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is ready to meet your needs. For more information, visit freemanhealth. com/ortho or to make an appointment (no referral needed), call (417) 347.5400.
Whether you’re a college athlete who tears a knee ligament during a game, or the weekend warrior who experiences shoulder pain, Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine provides high quality, personalized care to help you recover quickly and effectively. Their nationally recognized, board-certified orthopaedic physicians understand your injury and how it relates to your sport. That’s why so many area colleges and high school sports teams choose their expert orthopaedic team to treat their aches and injuries.
an inpatient or outpatient basis, from their dedicated, experienced therapy staff. Therapeutic services with handson rehabilitation focused on regaining strength, endurance and skills help you return to enjoying life.
Expert Orthopaedic Team With their expertise and surgical skills, Freeman orthopaedic physicians are the region’s specialists in hip and knee replacement, as well as corrective surgery on shoulders, elbows, ankles and feet. Physicians use the most advanced techniques, including digital diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgeries, to provide cutting-edge treatments, procedures and services including: • Fracture treatment • Total joint replacement (knee, hip, shoulder) • Joint revision (knee, hip) • Sports care and injuries • General orthopaedic care (sprains, strains and tears of the muscles and ligaments) • Arthroscopy (hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip resurfacing)
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O R T H O PA E D I C S P E C I A L I S T S O F T H E F O U R S TAT E S ortho4states.com
ON A MISSION TO RESTORE PATIENTS’ QUALITY OF LIFE Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States (Ortho Four States) is the area’s largest and most comprehensive neck-totoe orthopedic, spine, sports medicine, physical therapy, aquatic rehabilitation,
joint replacement and revision and interventional pain management care group and facility – serving Joplin and the region with a compassionate patient-first approach to world-class care. Unlike the hospital system, Ortho Four States was founded and is operated by fellowship-trained and board-certified
orthopedic, spine and sports medicine doctors and surgeons, focused on a mission to restore patients’ quality of life. From medical treatments and physical therapy, to non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, to the most challenging musculoskeletal surgeries, Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States
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Helping you pursue your financial goals since 1890. Stifel understands that investing is based on trust. We understand that investing is not just money, but the foundation that shapes your future ... a secure retirement, a college education for your children, the stability of your business. Success takes planning and commitment, and Stifel is committed to providing quality products and services in the quest to reach your goals. Stifel Trust offers a full array of trust services for individuals and organizations. We serve as trustee or co-trustee, investment manager, or custodian for individuals and not-for-profits.
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Chris Williams works to eliminate the pain and suffering caused by injuries and disorders of the bones, spine and joints. Their comprehensive state-of-theart medical campus offers the latest equipment and technology, designed to provide treatment in one comfortable and convenient location. They deliver the caliber of care expected from the nationâ€™s top facilities and serve those needing neck-to-toe treatment. Referrals are not needed. Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States accepts most insurance including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and many Freeman and Mercy directed plans.
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CHILDREN’S MERCY JOPLIN childrensmercy.org Pediatric specialty care is available to families in Joplin and surrounding communities thanks to collaboration between Children’s Mercy Kansas City and Freeman Health Systems in Joplin. Children’s Mercy is committed to working with family providers by employing pediatricians who provide world-class subspecialty care directly to patients in the Joplin community. Children’s Mercy Joplin moved to a new location in 2018, 1801 W. 32nd St., Building A. The affiliation of the two institutions benefits children in southwest Missouri because it improves access to care, quality of care and affordability by reducing travel time and expenses for families. Children’s Mercy Joplin offers rotating sub-specialty clinics in 10 specialties – cardiology, electrophysiology, cystic fibrosis, endocrinology/diabetes, gastroenterology, hematology/ oncology, hemophilia, nephrology, plastic surgery and urology. In addition, more than 20 pediatric sub-specialty clinics are available via telemedicine. The new location allowed Children’s Mercy Joplin to double in size. It now has 10 exam rooms, a larger waiting area, more parking with direct access to the building, a point-of-care lab and additional work space for staff. “We know there is a demand for pediatric specialty services in Joplin,” said Marshaun Butler, vice president, Children’s Mercy outreach & regional practices. “For almost 25 years, our specialists have traveled to southwest Missouri/southeast Kansas to provide convenient appointments to local children. This expansion allows us to increase our clinic capacity to better serve these patients and families.” 44 z J OPLIN AR E A CHA M B E R O F CO M M E RC E
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RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE C H A R I T I E S O F T H E F O U R S TAT E S rmhjoplin.org Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States believes nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.
Ronald McDonald House of the Four States opened its doors on July 27, 1998. This cornerstone program serves families of seriously ill children and ill expectant mothers being treated at Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital Joplin. Twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week the 14,000 square-foot facility at 3402 South Jackson in Joplin offers families a home away from home, the support of other families experiencing the same circumstances and the comfort and care provided by staff and over 140 volunteers.
Ronald McDonald Family Room opened in November 2017 in Mercy Hospital Joplin. When a child is critically ill, parents need a break from the ongoing stress of beeping monitors and busy intensive care units. The 850-square-foot room on the sixth floor of Mercy Hospital offers families a place of respite, relaxation and privacy just steps away from their child’s bedside, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. w
Through our two programs, RMHC helps families with sick children stay close to each other and the care and resources they need when they need it most. RMHC
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Ronald McDonald House of the Four States Celebrating 20 Years 1998-2018
Providing a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children (0-21) and ill expectant mothers being treated at Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States is a 501(c)(3) established in 1996 with the mission to create, find and support programs that better the lives of children and families.
417-624-2273 The Ronald McDonald Family Room offers families of pediatric patients being treated at Mercy Hospital a place to rest and regroup just steps away from their child’s hospital room. It is a small oasis of calm and normalcy amidst the tense chaotic medical setting.
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Education JOPLIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS joplinschools.org
A well-rounded educational experience at an early age provides a valuable boost for children, which is why the Joplin School District opened the state-of-the-art Joplin Early Childhood Center in 2018. About 260 students ages 3-5 are educated at the 38,000-square-foot center, with about 51 percent of the students requiring special education services. The early childhood center includes 20 classrooms, plus common learning spaces, activity areas and a learning grove that is situated in the middle of the building. “We have so many features that are different than other preschools in the area,” said Mindy St. Clair, JEC director. “Some of these features are a huge sand and water table, center space outside of the classroom that can be changed to follow each unit the students study, bathrooms for every room and small group learning spaces. Also, we have the most wonderful staff to help educate our youngest learners.” Joplin started its early childhood program in 1990 and hopes to grow the number of students it serves even more in the coming years. The $10 million cost of the JEC was funded equally by the federal and state governments. The building also won two awards for architecture and design: International Interior Design Association Mid-America – Silver Award in K-12 Education; and American Institute of Architects Kansas City – Citation Award in Interior Architecture. JEC is just one of the impressive aspects of the Joplin School District, which serves more than 7,800 students from per-kindergarten to 12th grade in 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school, a career and technical center and an alternative center. Technology is incorporated throughout the curriculum. The student-to-computer
ratio is 2-to-1 for grades K-7 and 1-to-1 for upper grades. Serving as the largest district in the area, Joplin Schools offers a plethora of course offerings and extracurricular activities. Joplin High School students have the ability to graduate with an associate degree. They can engage in technology education, and take classes in perengineering and robotics to name a few. Also, the high school offers Advanced Placement courses, dual-credit courses, Project Lead the Way courses and online learning opportunities. In addition, Franklin Technology Center offers students opportunities to prepare for the workplace directly after high school. Among the honors, the district, leaders, staff and students have achieved: •A long-standing history of recognition with Top 100 Missouri Scholars, state and national qualifiers in SkillsUSA, FBLA state, DECA state, along with many state and national qualifiers in fine arts and athletics. •S tudents with perfect scores on the ACT, with averages from the 2017-18 school year: – Top 15 students composite score was 31.95. – Top 40 students composite score was 29.22. – Top 50 students composite score was 28.58. – Top 150 students composite score was 24.86.
who competed at the international competition in 2019. Another JHS student was second place overall in the same competition. ix Joplin High School graduates •S recently earned associate degrees from Crowder College through a partnership with Joplin Schools and Missouri Southern State University. •T he district has adopted the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy to recognize and celebrate students who acquire biliteracy skills and sociocultural awareness. The primary focus of Joplin Schools is its “3 to Achieve” initiative, which drives its strategic plan:
STUDENT READINESS: • Helping students reach goals set for achievement and critical thinking throughout the K-12 education journey that will help them as they advance within the district and into college/the work world. • Encouraging student ownership of learning, which encourages them to be aware of their academic status, participate in classes and engage with fellow students.
LEARNER SUPPORT: • Building student-centered relationships, attracting and retaining quality staff and obtaining technology tools and instructional resources.
EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT: • Prioritizing learning time.
• 100 years of JROTC.
• Providing a safe, nurturing environment.
•C ontinued success at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair Regional Science Fair for high school students, including a first-place winner
• Engaging and informing parents and other stakeholders. • Practicing fiscal responsibility.
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P R I VAT E S C H O O L S Joplin Area Catholic Schools
jacss.org Joplin Area Catholic Schools has a legacy in Joplin going back to 1885 when the Sisters of Mercy founded St. Peter’s School. The system now encompasses three schools: St. Mary’s Elementary School, St. Peter’s Middle School and McAuley High School. The schools are accredited through the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association and educate the heart, mind and soul of their students as Christian values in the Catholic tradition are included in all studies as well as weekly church services. The schools are one family, one community educating children for life. St. Mary’s is the home to the early childhood program where children ages 2-5 experience the joys of learning at an early age, and continue at St. Mary’s with kindergarten through fifth grade. Children in grades 6-8 attend St. Peter’s and their high school career continues at McAuley with the opportunity to take Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses. The JACS system is a member of MSHSAA and is in the Ozark Seven Conference. The girls’ volleyball team earned the 2018 district championship. Students in the JACS system have a greater opportunity to play varsity-level sports from freshman to senior year at McAuley in sports such as volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, track and golf. Students at St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s actively participate in athletic activities. JACS student/athletes have won 31 district championships. The 2018 graduating class at McAuley completed more than 2,600 hours of community service, and earned more than $1 million in scholarships. Approximately 99 percent of students graduate and attend four-year universities and colleges across the country.
College Heights Christian School collegeheights.org College Heights Christian School recently celebrated its 40th year as a college prep non-denominational school in Joplin. The school, which has an enrollment of approximately 550 in preschool through high school, is a Christ-centered learning environment where students attend weekly chapel and have Christian values
and Biblical lessons incorporated into all studies. CHCS competes against area schools in sports such as cross country, track, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis and golf as a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association. The school also offers drama, academic bowl, acclaimed programs in vocal and instrumental music and visual arts. All students follow the college prep curriculum with additional options including Advanced Placement calculus, biology and lit and comp along with 33 hours of dual credit classes. The Spanish program is taught from preschool through high school dual-credit Spanish 4. The Missouri A+ scholarship program was recently added to numerous other collegiate scholarship opportunities. National Merit Commended and Finalist students are commonly named from College Heights. Upon graduation, students attend a variety of colleges across the country.
Martin Luther School martinlutherjoplin.com Martin Luther Christian School is an accredited early education, elementary and middle school in Joplin. The school educates students from preschool through eighth grade. It provides whole child education, linking curriculum to the real world, helping students become problem solvers, good stewards and active citizens. The early childhood center features a flexible schedule for families, along with
classrooms that are also safe rooms in the event of inclement weather. The school offers half-day and full-day kindergarten and first through eighth grades. There is a low student-to-teacher ratio because of class size limits.
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School tjeffschool.org Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School opened in August 1993, and today has more than 350 students enrolled in grades PreK-12. Students are engaged in a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum, with all students taking several Advanced Placement courses during their upper school years. Extracurricular activities include performing and visual arts, academic and athletic competitions, field trips and clubs. Enrollment is open to all, and financial aid is available to qualified students. The school awards more than $1,000,000 in financial aid annually to approximately 50 percent of the student population. In addition, significant privately funded merit-based scholarships are available. The school has graduated more than 330 students, with virtually all enrolling in fouryear institutions immediately following graduation. The school’s classical Western civilization curriculum emphasizes study of classic texts – both modern and ancient, the humanities, foreign languages, studio and performing arts, mathematics and the sciences. Technology is fully integrated into the school’s program. A board of trustees governs the school, and the school is directed by the head of school. w
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Higher Education P I T T S B U R G S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y pittstate.edu
Founded in Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1903, Pittsburg State University offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate academic programs and a rich campus life. Nearly 6,000 students from around the world find a home here, where they live and learn on a picturesque campus in buildings both historic and modern. With more than 150 student groups and organizations, students have diverse opportunities to build leadership and collaboration skills and to enjoy activities in addition to academics. With faculty who are experts in their field and who take time for one-
on-one interactions, students have mentors beyond the classroom. And with undergraduate and graduate programs in technology, construction, education, the sciences, business, nursing, and the arts , they have unparalleled options to prepare for a career. Home to the NCAA's only Gorilla mascot, Pittsburg State also has a strong athletics tradition that showcases student athletes and brings together a community of dedicated fans. At Pittsburg State, students can apply their learning, gain a new understanding of the world and test their knowledge in ways that will last a lifetime. Learn more at www.pittstate.edu.
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M I S S O U R I S O U T H E R N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T Y mssu.edu Founded in 1937 as a junior college, Missouri Southern State University has grown into a regional educational powerhouse with a central mission to educate and graduate knowledgeable, responsible and successful global citizens.
A comprehensive, four-year statesupported university, it offers a variety of graduate programs, NCAA Division II athletics, themed semesters and a variety of enriching cultural activities. Central to Missouri Southern’s mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts and professional and pre-professional programs. The University emphasizes the complementary relationship that exists between these areas in order for students to flourish throughout their career. More than 6,000 students are pursuing degrees and certificates in nearly 140 academic programs. The start of the fall 2018 semester saw the arrival of one of the largest freshman classes on record. Academic programs are organized into four schools: the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business and the School of Health Sciences. MSSU also offers a division of graduate studies and distance learning. MSSU is recognized as an affordable option for students looking to invest in their academic future. For the last several years, the Lion Pride Tuition program has offered in-state tuition rate to residents in Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The university recently expanded the program to include students from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.
While celebrating its rich past, Missouri Southern remains committed to looking toward the future. In the spring, Missouri Southern celebrated the latest addition to campus with a ribbon-cutting for Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon Hall – the new home for the mathematics department. Connected to Reynolds Hall via a skywalk, the building offers classrooms designed for collaborative and innovate learning, a computer lab, faculty offices and mathematically-themed design elements. The University also recently established the Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership. Located within the Julio S. León Health Sciences building, the center will help meet the growing demand for graduates with the education and skills to enter into business, management and leadership roles in the health care industry. The backbone of the program will be a new degree program, the Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration, which launches in fall 2019. Other notable initiatives include: • In conjunction with the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, MSSU offers the Yours to Lose program – allowing for advance acceptance into medical school following an innovative, three-year course of study. The first cohort of students is set to graduate in spring 2020. • The Great Game of Education is a firstof-its-kind program to give all campus employees a vested interest
in the University’s financial well-being. Utilizing the principles of open-book management, it allows all campus personnel to gain perspective on how they affect the institution’s bottom line. • Each fall, a particular country or region is selected to become the focus of intensive study – from the classroom to the cafeteria. Over the years, themed semesters have focused on China, India, Russia, Cuba, Africa, Great Britain and many others. For Fall 2019, the University will celebrate the Oceania region, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Papau-New Guinea and French Polynesia. • Study abroad opportunities offer students a unique chance to broaden their cultural horizons. In 2019 alone, students will travel to Italy, Belize, Mexico, Czechia, Germany, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Sweden on facultyled trips. Students can also choose to spend an entire semester abroad in countries such as China, England, France, Japan and the Netherlands through the International Student Exchange Program or MSSU’s bilateral agreements with universities around the world.
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CROWDER COLLEGE crowder.edu Crowder College was established in 1963 as a community college in southwest Missouri. Today, the college offers over 80 degrees and certificate programs that prepare students to transfer to a four-year university or enter the workforce.
With enrollment of just under 5,000 students, Crowder offers convenience
with six locations in its nine-county service region. The main campus in Neosho offers an affordable education with housing, athletics, working farm, fine arts and career/technical programs. Instruction centers in Cassville, McDonald County, Nevada and Webb City offer similar programs. The newest ventures is a partnership with the Joplin Chamber and the City of Joplin at the Advanced Training
and Technology Center where Crowder offers specialized training for high-demand jobs in the area. These programs may be completed in one or two semesters. Crowder works with area business and industry to develop training programs that teach necessary skills. Advisory boards are valued by the college, as they help in the development of training curriculum. The college offers specialized programs including truck driver training, alternative energy, veterinary technology, EMT/ paramedic and nursing (RN and LPN). The college adheres in both philosophy and practice to a Servant Leadership approach to institutional governance with the belief that a leader’s primary duty is to be principal servant to all touched by the college. The Missouri A+ Scholarship program for high school students provides free tuition and common fees for those students attending a community college, providing education with little or no debt.
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For over 75 years, Ozark Christian College has held fast to one mission: training men and women for Christian service. Today, Ozark’s 15,000 alumni serve in all 50 states and in over 100 countries around the world. Founded in Bentonville, Arkansas, with just a handful of students, the college now averages more than 600 students per semester and stands as one of the largest undergraduate Bible colleges in the country. Ozark is nationally accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education and holds regional accreditation candidacy status with the Higher Learning Commission. Ozark’s outstanding biblical training, Christian community and global service opportunities equip students for all kinds of ministry: missions, music, youth and children’s ministry, preaching, counseling, organizational leadership and an entire bachelor’s degree online. Outside the classroom, Ozark’s wellknown athletics programs have received
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KANSAS CITY UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND BIOSCIENCES kcumb.edu/joplin Founded in 1916, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) began as one of the nation’s first colleges of osteopathic medicine and has grown to become the ninth largest medical school in the United States. In 2017, KCU opened the Farber-McIntire campus in Joplin (KCU-Joplin), marking a significant milestone in the University’s
history. KCU-Joplin was made possible through partnerships between KCU and Mercy Hospital Joplin, Freeman Health System, the City of Joplin and philanthropic leaders from Joplin and the surrounding communities. As the only medical school campus in southwest Missouri, KCU-Joplin seeks to provide educational opportunities for students who want to study and practice
medicine in the area, rather than having to relocate. As the region experiences a growing need for physicians, it’s hoped that KCU-Joplin will help provide new doctors who expand access to primary care. Currently, nearly 50 percent of KCU alumni practice in primary care specialties, with more than 50 percent serving in rural or underserved areas. KCU-Joplin’s inaugural class of 162 students began in July 2017. The College of Osteopathic Medicine will reach full enrollment in 2020, with 600 total students having matriculated. At that time, KCUJoplin will have also added approximately 100 new jobs and will provide an estimated annual economic impact of $120 million to the region. In 2019, KCU launched Score 1 for Health, a children’s preventive health screening program, at its Joplin campus. Through this program, KCU-Joplin second-year medical students, under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, provided a variety of free health assessments for elementary school students.
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TECHNICAL SCHOOLS City Pointe Beauty Academy citypointebeauty.com City Pointe Beauty Academy focuses on preparing top salon professionals by offering a variety of programs that teach professional skills along with a business background. City Pointe, which has an enrollment of about 80 students, is a Redken premier school, which means it trains students using only top-of-the-line professional products. School programs are cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology and massage therapy, according to Sherry Porter, owner of City Pointe. The students get hands-on salon and spa training with guests while learning what they need to pass written and practical tests. The school started its first class in 2009 in a 9,000-square-foot facility. In 2017, the Academy added 1,750 square feet and built on to its massage program.
The academy is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, licensed by the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, the Missouri Board of Therapeutic Massage, certified to operate by Missouri Department of Education and approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer federal student aid.
Franklin Technology Center franklintechnologycenter.com ftc.joplinschools.org Franklin Technology Center is an area career center dedicated to serving secondary students from the districts of Joplin, Carl Junction, Webb City and Sarcoxie, as well as some home-school and private school students in the area. In addition to serving secondary students, the center also serves approximately 200 full-time adult students annually. Franklin Technology Center started as a Joplin Schools program in 1937 and has offered programs through the years to
help meet the manpower needs of the community. Programs are offered at the secondary level in the areas of trade and industry, health, agriculture, business and marketing.
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Career and technical student organizations such as Skills USA and DECA are cocurricular and provide workplace readiness skills as well as many opportunities for leadership. Primary focus for all FTC programs, both secondary and adult, is on high wage/high demand occupational areas.
New Dimensions School of Hair Design newdimensionsschoolofhairdesign.com New Dimensions offers cosmetology, hairdressing and manicuring programs to Joplin-area students.
The school, which was opened in 1991 by Dennis and Sharon Clements, uses Paul Mitchell products and plays host to Paul Mitchell-trained educators who come into the school twice monthly to provide further education to the students. These extra classes concentrate more on the aspects of working in the salon and guest services than textbook theory. The school has about 30 students at a time. New Dimensions offers different attendance schedules to fit the needs and lifestyles of students, including people with part-time jobs, single parents or parents with school-age children.
WTI wti.edu The WTI Joplin campus specializes in helping students change careers, begin new careers or train for promotions. WTI, which has five campus locations in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, is celebrating its 65-year anniversary. “We are different due to the fact we are small, student-centered, flexible and help the students by making enrollment through graduation a process where we work as one,” said campus director Linda Lynch. “We stand beside our students through the process.” The school offers programs for Computer technology and network administration; heating, air conditioning and refrigeration technology; medical assistant and pharmacy technician. WTI stays in constant contact with employers to ensure it is meeting their needs. For example, each program has its own program advisory committee made up of area employers. w
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Residential Living Joplin is blessed with 99 diverse neighborhoods featuring a fascinating mix of housing from many different time periods. So there is, literally, something for everyone. In fact, one neighborhood, Murphysburg, has even been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Momentous Neighborhoods Joplin experienced a surge of growth at the turn of the 20th century because it was a mining boomtown that produced large quantities of both lead and zinc ore. Joplin has been fortunate ever since because it has continued to enjoy the lovely original
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North Heights, Joplin’s third-oldest neighborhood, has already initiated social events like Porch Fest, an October one-day event in which local bands play on residential porches to the delight of 400-500 attendees and has plans for more in the future, said Stephen Grindle, one of the leaders of North Heights’ resident group.
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The development of Joplin followed the development of local industries. The southern neighborhoods provide easy access to Interstate 44 and the growing Joplin medical sector including Mercy Hospital, Freeman Hospital and the KCU Medical School. The northern neighborhoods, on the other hand, have access to plentiful retail and to Missouri Southern State University. Homes in both areas feature a range of mid-century modern, traditional and contemporary architecture.
Emerging Neighborhoods New neighborhoods are constantly coming to market and being integrated into the thriving Joplin community as excited new residents choose to make Joplin their home. Ready access to excellent schools, city parks, employers, coffee shops, running/walking trails, restaurants, shopping, golf courses and entertainment make Joplin a top place to put down roots for generations to come.
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One Joplin onejoplin.com A new collaborative organization called One Joplin has been bringing neighbors, city leaders, businesses, nonprofits and public organizations together for the collective good of the community since 2015. It is led by Ashley Micklethwaite, executive director.
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“One Joplin is a backbone organization which brings together many other organizations to address common concerns and make Joplin a community of neighbors,” she said. “We are working with neighborhood leaders to learn each area’s unique strengths, issues and concerns and help them figure out how to use their strengths to address the concerns,” Micklethwaite added. “In some cases we are teaching residents how to set up a social media account that they can use to connect with
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their neighbors. In others, we are helping them figure out how to hold a block party or ice cream social to get neighbors to meet each other.” One Joplin has also started a “neighborhood council” to bring the leaders from many neighborhoods together to learn from each other, get tips on how to engage the city and to hear experts talk about various issues.
“We also try to identify an ‘anchor’ in each neighborhood and often they are churches. We have been working with the neighborhood anchors we have identified to emphasize that they need to see themselves as leaders, using their hidden connections or social capital to boost their
unique neighborhoods,” Micklethwaite said. For instance, the Joplin Public Library has been a fantastic collaborative partner, she said. They have repeatedly offered meeting space and because of their participation in collaborative groups, they have teamed up with the local school district to bring the library’s summer reading programs to neighborhoods and have been educating parents on using the evidence-based literacy app, Vroom. org, which sends daily educational tips to parents’ phones to help them participate in their children’s learning.To learn more about specific Joplin neighborhoods, visit www.onejoplin.com/neighborhoodidentification.html and click around on
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C O N N E C T 2 C U LT U R E connect2culture.org Connect2Culture exists to ignite a passion for the arts, culture and entertainment in Joplin. Founded in 2009, C2C has blossomed into a multifaceted organization in a short time. Unlike any organization in Joplin, C2C is: A respected community arts agency, a visionary leader in development of a Downtown Joplin arts and entertainment complex, and a performing arts presenter.
Through social media outlets and a dynamic website, C2C promotes an astounding variety of “things to do” in the Joplin area. Most utilized resources at connect2culture.org are its calendar and arts, culture, and public art directories. The Joplin Arts & Cultural Calendar details all performances, events, exhibits and classes. (A bi-weekly e-newsletter is distributed upon request.) The calendar increases audience, avoids scheduling conflicts and facilitates coverage by local media. The Joplin Arts Directory showcases arts and cultural organizations and businesses in Joplin with links to
C2C hosts an annual series of professional development workshops, to educate, empower and connect the arts and cultural community. While topics vary, C2C Roundtables provide training in best practices, and opens lines of communication. C2C also advocates for the arts at local, state and national levels. Through participation in a recent Americans for the Arts economic impact study, the city learned the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a significant force generating $5.4 million in total economic activity. This spending supports 191 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $3.4 million in local household income and delivers $452,000 in local/state government revenue. These results show supporting the arts enhances both quality of life, and the city’s economic well-being.
C2C’s original focus in 2009 was to develop a visual and performing arts venue. Today, fundraising for the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex is almost complete. Construction of The Cornell Complex will provide expanded, more suitable accommodations for Spiva Center for the Arts; a home for C2C, a 450-seat multi-functional, performance space, a 1,500-person outdoor amphitheater/festival plaza and more. It will bring major enrichment and revitalization to the heart of Joplin, and hopefully inspire people to live, work, play and stay in Joplin. Completion of this $14$16 million is expected fall 2021.
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As an arts agency, C2C provides leadership and support for more than 30 visual and performing arts entities, cultural organizations and public/private school and university programming. C2C’s objective is to create greater visibility for arts and culture, increase public accessibility, and grow audience.
individual websites. The directory helps residents and visitors discover cultural assets in Joplin. The Public Art Directory is a photographic directory that includes stories and locations of all Photo credit: Connect2Culture public art within the city. These resources inform, educate and excite with no cost to local entities.
Preparing for future responsibilities at The Cornell Complex, C2C became a performing arts presenter in fall 2017 with the Curtains Up Series offering a diverse lineup of national touring artists. In 2017/2018 the series consisted of three shows, expanding to five in 2018/2019.
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Joplin’s thriving arts community comes together to showcase their work in the First Thursday ArtWalk in Downtown Historic Joplin for an evening of art, culture, music and food. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., March through October, stroll the downtown district and enjoy unique sights and sounds.
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Whether you’re a casual observer or a serious art buyer, you’ll find something to pique your interest among the works of over 30 local artists represented monthly, accompanied by local acoustic musicians. The mission of ArtWalk is to promote a fun and insightful evening for lovers of fine art, and to make works affordable for casual and serious art buyers. Founded in 2008, the event also provides walls and exhibit space as pop-up galleries for artists who don’t have a venue, and promotes the businesses of art in a relaxed evening of eating, drinking and strolling the art.
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Just park your car (parking is free) and stroll down Main, Joplin and Wall streets and look for signs on the sidewalks that will point you to the galleries and business pop-ups that are open for this event. ArtWalk is family friendly and accessible for those with disabilities. For more information, visit First Thursday Artwalk Joplin on Facebook or call Linda Teeter (417) 438-5931.
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spivaarts.org The MISSION of the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is to celebrate the creative experience. Our VISION is to be a community catalyst, joining culture, community, education, business, and the arts as one, endeavoring to be a model for art centers across the nation. Spiva Center for the Arts offers year-round rotating exhibitions, lectures, classes for children and studio workshops for adults.
THE GALLERIES • The Main Gallery hosts a mix of nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and invites emerging area artists to participate in themed group exhibitions. • The Center’s Regional Focus Gallery showcases the work of artists who reside within a 200-mile radius of Joplin, Missouri. • The intimate Upstairs Gallery is open to artists and artist groups for a rental fee. It is also utilized for special tie-in exhibits, as well as the Third Grade collaborative project, once a year.
Group gallery tours are available by appointment, with a two-week advance notice preferred. Please call to schedule.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH Spiva’s educational and outreach programs take place in the galleries, in classrooms and out in the community. They offer creative experiences in art for those as young as pre-school, all the way through adulthood. • Spiva Art Lab A quick sampling of classes would include summer art camps, after school programs, drawing, working with glass, jewelry making, oil painting and creating with clay. Classes are built around current exhibits and the current season of the year. The instructors are area artists and teachers who love to share their knowledge.
• Community Outreach In a focused effort to make the arts accessible to underserved members of our community, Spiva has designed programs specifically to support military veterans, those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, people coping with mental illness, and those with disabilities. Classes may be held at Spiva or instruction may take place at residential facilities.
FACILITY RENTALS Spiva’s home, in the historic Cosgrove Building, is available to rent for events as diverse as a child’s art themed birthday party, to business receptions, luncheons or formal dinners. The Rachel Salzer Art Library is a private meeting space, perfect for a board meeting or other small function. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment Closed Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays 222 West Third Street, Joplin, MO 64801 417.623.0183 spivaarts.org
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JOPLIN HISTORY AND MINERAL MUSEUM joplin-museum.org
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Since its founding in 1931, the Joplin History & Mineral Museum has become the community center for area residents and traveling visitors to learn about the historical significance of the city of Joplin and the Tri-State district. The Museum fulfills its role as an active participant in the cultural and educational community by offering a wide variety of exhibits, collections and artifacts all under one roof. It is the historical cornerstone of the city of Joplin and the leader in interpreting and preserving the rich heritage of the region.
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Through the years the museum has acquired some outstanding collections. These extraordinary and unique artifacts on display tell a variety of stories. Today the Museum is comprised of the Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum, The Empire District Electric Company Museum, Joplin Sports Hall of Fame, the Ned & Helen
J O P L I N L I T T L E T H E AT R E joplinlittletheatre.org Joplin Little Theatre was formed in 1939 and just completed its 79th season of providing quality live theater to the Four-State area. Its first home was a former movie house with no seats or heat. Then came an auditorium on the second floor of the City Market, with a saloon on the first floor. Next, interest from the Joplin community provided the funding to purchase a stone building on the then outskirts of Joplin, which had been used as a stable for the horses of a riding academy. According to a member’s memory, “It took several months before the ‘horsey’ smell was gone.” Joplin Little Theatre is one of the few community theatres to own its own building.
JLT normally presents five shows a season (two musicals, three plays) for five performances each. It also holds a children’s summer theatre workshop, and presents a summer show targeted for family participation and attendance. A volunteer 17-member board of directors handles the operations of the Theatre and a volunteer directing staff chooses the shows. When a slate is gathered by the directing staff, it is presented to the board of directors for approval. The goal is to provide quality entertainment to theatre patrons, keeping in mind the culture of the community and the integrity of Joplin Little Theatre that has been gathered over its many years. Joplin Little Theatre depends on donations, grants and ticket sales for its support. Several fundraisers throughout the season augment its income. Over 400 productions have been staged, over 3,000 people have given their time and talents both on stage and backstage and more than 300,000 people have attended these productions. Nearly every major play and musical that has appeared on Broadway has also been presented on the Joplin Little Theatre stage.
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In addition, the impressive Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum interprets the geology and geochemistry of the Tri-State Mining District. The incomparable mineral specimens on display illustrate the extraordinary history and mining activity of the district. The story of Joplin is inextricably tied to the fascinating history of lead and zinc mining. The mining industry was not only the driving force of the local economy, but it also influenced language, fashion and social customs. The Joplin History & Mineral Museum is committed to preserving the past and educating future generations on the prominent history of Joplin.
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M I D W E S T R E G I O N A L B A L L E T C O M PA N Y midwestregionalballet.com Midwest Regional Ballet Company and School has served the community since 1985-86, as the best in performing arts
and in dance education. Former dancers have gone on to careers as professional dancers, actors in movies, dancers in professional touring companies, videos, teachers, cirque companies and schools.
Creative and original works by Artistic Director Kaye Lewis include Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Steampunk Wonderland, Dracula, Black and White Series, as well as the classics the Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Cinderella.
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Lewis began her training at Piperâ€™s School of Dance in Carthage, Missouri, under the direction of Judy Pendergraft, a former principal dancer with Utah Ballet. Lewis then continued training in Chicago with Gus Giordano, the Godfather of Jazz, Lea Darwin, David Howard, Frank Hatchett and Patsy Swayze. Lewis also trained in a special teachers program at Dallas Met, now Texas Ballet Theater. Her goal has always been to teach and create art within the community. She recently was awarded the Freeman Women with Heart Award and also the prestigious Arty Award from the Joplin Chamber, both recognizing her work in the arts.
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A N N U A L E V E N T S A N D F E S T I VA L S Joplin’s love of the arts, music, physical activity and socializing are all reflected in the top events scheduled in and around the city each year. Here is a look at some of the most popular activities:
First Thursday ArtWalk People can stroll among the city’s many art galleries and enjoy live musical performances during this event, which takes place from March through October.
St. Patrick’s Day 15K and 5K Each year, the Starlit Running Company organizes 5K and 15K runs in downtown Joplin on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day. Third Thursday Main Street between First and Seventh Streets is abuzz with activity from March through October on the third Thursday of the month. Attractions include a maker’s market, performance stages, many vendor tents and dozens of food trucks. Downtown galleries and restaurants feature art displays and there are plenty of fun kid-focused activities as well. The experience changes as the themes and sponsors shift each month. PhotoSpiva The George A. Spiva Center for the Arts has offered this contest, which is open to all U.S. amateur and professional photographers, for more than 40 years. It is open from March through late April or early May and is the longest running competition of its kind.
MAY Freeman Joplin Memorial Run Presented by JVM The two-day event, which includes The Walk of Silence the night before the running events, honors the 161 lives lost when an EF-5 tornado tore through Joplin on May 22, 2011. With a 5K, 10K, halfmarathon, relay and kids run, there is a race for just about everyone. A portion of proceeds from each race goes back to the memorial and rebuilding efforts. (joplinmemorialrun.com)
JUNE Joplin Truckers Jamboree Every year, this two-day rally celebrates truckers, giving people a chance to learn more about them and the rigs they drive. The event at the Joplin 44 Petro Truck Stop includes an antique truck display, live music, carnival games and fireworks. MSSU Shakespeare Festival This festival, which takes place over two weekends, celebrates Shakespeare’s
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most famous works. It is presented by the theater department of Missouri Southern State University and takes place at the Bud Walton Theatre at MSSU.
JULY Independence Day Festival Fireworks are the star of the show at this event, which again takes place at Missouri Southern State University. Festivities include family activities, live music and food vendors.
Carl Junction Bluegrass Festival Thousands will flock to neighboring Carl Junction for the music, games and food at this three-day, family-oriented festival. The event features bluegrass bands, as well as a car and bike show, food and craft vendors, raffles, children’s activities, Friday Family Fun night and Sunday Pickin’ and Picnic’n community picnic. Prairie Day Traditional activities that were found on the Missouri prairie in the late 1800s are celebrated on the second Saturday in September at the George Washington Carver Monument in Diamond. Activities include candle-making, basket-weaving, Dutch oven cooking, music, quilting and more.
Alpha Airfest This two-day event presented by the Jopin Airport and AlphaAir includes a variety of vintage planes, air performers such as wing walkers, rocket trucks, plane and helicopter rides and historic displays. There are also food and beverage vendors and bounce houses. The Airfest takes place the weekend after Labor Day during odd-numbered years. Joplin Festival of the Arts Southwest Missouri’s premier fall fine arts festival takes place in Mercy Park in Joplin. The two-day event celebrates artists from a four-state region and beyond who are exhibiting their original 2D and 3D works. It is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Joplin in conjunction with the Joplin Regional Artists’ Coalition, Connect2Culture and Spiva Center for the Arts.
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Summer Roundup Triathlon This triathlon takes place north of Joplin and is the largest open water triathlon in the Midwest. It includes a variety of distances, including the Olympic distance of a 1,500-meter swim, 40K bike course and a 10K run.
and raises funds to buy bicycles for the children of military families at Christmas.
Carver Day Carver Day commemorates the life of George Washington Carver and takes place on the second Saturday in July in nearby Diamond. The free event includes speakers; storytellers; and blues, jazz, folk and gospel performers.
AUGUST Emancipation Days Highlights of the festival include live gospel music, basketball tournament, car show and movie in the park. It takes place at Ewert Park the first weekend of August. Shoal Creek Water Festival This family-friendly event includes many water-focused activities, including a cardboard boat competition, rubber duck race and a kayak slalom. The festival is organized by the Wildcat Glades Friends Group and includes several other activities.
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EMPIRE MARKET downtownjoplin.com/joplinempiremarket Since the spring of 2018, Joplin’s Empire Market has been helping farmers within 150 miles of Joplin sell their produce and eggs and others in the area sell their bread, honey, artisan goods and even meat to Joplin residents every Saturday year-round from the former Empire District Electric Company building at 931 East 4th Street. The enterprise is overseen and administered by the Downtown Joplin Alliance, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of the downtown community. The market is open on the first floor of the brick structure from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday, year-round. It currently houses between 20 and 25 vendors each week and is actively recruiting additional growers and vendors. All products are made or grown by the vendor. “Seventy percent of our vendors are selling food while the other 30 percent are selling artisan goods,” said Lori Haun, Executive Director of the Downtown Joplin Alliance. “It has been very well received and we are now attracting about 500 people each weekend.” They are boosting attendance at the market by holding special events once each month like a Paris-themed week and a chili cook-off and are working with other local non-profits like Wildcat Glades Friends Group and the Girl Scouts to let them hold activities of all kinds at the weekly market. Fitness classes are even being held at the Empire Market. Upcoming fun events include a summer solstice night-market in June, a Mexicanthemed Pepper Fest with a salsa-making contest in August and a Pumpkin Fest in October. “The Empire building has been great because our market is totally indoors during bad weather and it is heated during the winter,” Haun explained. “And because we are open yearround, we have several local farmers applying for and receiving assistance from the USDA to fund high tunnel greenhouses. Even without them, we are seeing farmers bringing in winter squash, onions, sprouts and eggs year-round. It is neat to watch our local farmers grow their businesses . . . and our other vendors, too. For instance, we have one person who brings elderberry syrup and gluten-free baked goods and another making lemon and lime curd.” The Downtown Joplin Alliance now has its offices in a small portion of the second floor of the 1907 Empire District Electric Company building and is leasing the rest of the office space to other businesses. They soon plan to kick off a capital campaign to update the building and grounds, build two kitchens for public and educational use, and install an elevator and other improvements for accessibility.
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KEEPING FIT AND ACTIVE Joplin residents love to be active outdoors, whether they’re running, hiking, golfing (regular and disc), canoing, biking or walking. Thankfully, when the weather is less than ideal, there are plenty of indoor fitness options for them, too. Here is a look at some of the most popular ways to keep fit and active in the Joplin area:
Runners have plenty of trails to choose from and races to prepare for year-round: • Freeman Joplin Memorial Run Presented by JVM, which takes place each May in honor of the 161 lives lost when an EF5 tornado tore through Joplin on May 22, 2011. The event includes a Kids Run, 5K, 10K, half-marathon and relay. A portion of proceeds from each race goes back to the memorial and rebuilding efforts. For the first and last mile of the course, runners go past a display of 161 victim banners. (joplinmemorialrun.com) • The Joplin Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk in Downtown Joplin, which has become a Thanksgiving morning family tradition for many and is presented by the local Starlit Running Company. • Several additional runs produced by the local Starlit Running Company, such as St. Patrick’s Day 15k and 5k, Cinco de Mayo 5K & Margarita Mile, Wizarding Run in October and the Ugly Sweater in December. • The Chilly 5k, an annual New Year’s Day race, which will be produced by locally based Rufus Racing along with the Joplin Family Y in 2020. If you’re looking for a running group, the Common Grounds club meets at the Joplin Family Y. Also, members of the Joplin Area Roadrunners compete at several events in the Tri-State area.
Biking There are plenty of trails and bike lanes in the area. For example, the Frisco Trail runs from Webb City to Joplin, nearby Carthage has many roads with bike lanes, and the Ruby Jack trail runs from Carl Junction to Carthage.
bikesignup.com/Race/MO/ Joplin/SvitakFreedomRide Other events include: •R oute 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour, facebook.com/ events/636256516803384 •M aple Leaf Bicycle Tour, facebook.com/ events/188522351737690 Also, weekly bike ride meet-ups are organized by Joplin Cycling and Rufus Racing: • J oplin Cycling – Facebook Group - facebook.com/ groups/1619903158259449 •R ufus Racing – Thursday night rides facebook.com/events/367088190799929
Endurance Sports If you’re into triathlons and other endurance sports in the Joplin area, it’s likely you’ve run across – or might even train with – Rufus Racing, which is an endurance sports management
company based in Joplin. Rufus also has an endurance sports racing team that competes at cycling, running, triathlon and other endurance sports events. The endurance sports event highlight is the Summer Roundup Triathlon, which is a flat, fast race on a picturesque private lake northeast of Joplin. The July event features several possible races, including super sprint, sprint and Olympic distances for the triathlon as well as a duathlon and sprint relay. (rufusracing.com)
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A featured event is the Svitak Freedom Bike Ride, a charity ride each September that benefits the Svitak Memorial Fund. This fund buys bikes for children of military families at Christmas time. Rides are offered from 10 to 100 miles.
Indoor Activities Athletic clubs in the area offer several activities, including weightlifting, exercise classes, yoga, swimming and Zumba. The top fitness clubs are Joplin Family YMCA, Millennium Family Fitness and Planet Fitness.
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OUTDOORS On a beautiful day there’s nothing like hopping on a bike or putting on your running shoes and hitting a nearby trail, or taking the entire family to a neighborhood park. Fortunately, Joplin has plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, either on your own or with a group of friends and/or family.
Trails Ruby Jack Trail: The former railroad line that was converted to a multi-use trail runs for 16 miles between nearby Carthage, Missouri, and the Kansas state line. The trail – which goes through the towns of Carl Junction and Oronogo – can be accessed year-round and includes impressive wildflowers during much of the year. Dogs are also welcome on the trail, as long as they are on a leash. The trail is maintained by the Joplin Trails Coalition, a volunteer group.
Frisco Greenway Trail: The trail runs for about four miles between North Street in Joplin to Highway 171 in Webb City, along the former St. Louis-San Francisco Railway property. The trail is made of firmly packed gravel and is ideal for running, walking or biking. It is also maintained by the Joplin Trails Coalition. The greenway includes plenty of foliage, making it especially appealing during the summer and fall.
Parks Joplin has a wonderful collection of parks that feature a variety of amenities, including: Campbell Parkway: Located along a portion of Murphy Boulevard from Connecticut Avenue and Campbell Parkway to 20th Street, it includes a 1.8-mile-long pedestrian trail with benches along beautiful greenways, landscaped plots including trees, and Joplin Creek winding through the center.
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Cunningham Park: The park at 26th and Maiden Lane offers a variety of activities for users, including a multi-use basketball/ soccer court, swimming pool, walking trail, restrooms, two playgrounds, three shelters and a butterfly garden. The park was destroyed in the 2011 tornado, but the community came together to rebuild it. Ewert Park: There is a picnic shelter, picnic shelter/amphitheater, restrooms, parking lot, tennis courts, skatepark, family aquatic center, playground and basketball courts at the park at 7th and School streets.
Mercy Park: At 26th and Maiden Lane, this park is the former location of Mercy Hospital before the 2011 tornado and it stands as a remembrance to those who were tragically lost.The facility offers several concrete walking paths, two shelters, restrooms, pond and parking lot. Parr Hill Park: This property at 15th Street and Kansas offers three shelters, restrooms, basketball court, waterfall feature, paved walking path, playgrounds, exercise equipment, water splash pad, parking lots and a dog park.
Schifferdecker Park: Located at 7th Street and Schifferdecker Avenue, the park is equipped with a variety of playground equipment. It also has an aquatic center, four shelters, three basketball courts, skatepark ramp, inline hockey court, restrooms, 18-hole golf course, 6 hole disc golf course, two sand volleyball courts, parking lots and the Joplin History and Mineral Museum. Wildcat Park: The park on South Main Street at 55th Street contains picnic facilities, walking trails, fishing, swimming and boating along Shoal Creek. It is the location of the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Shoal Creek Conservation and Education Center. Altogether, the city has 22 parks maintained by the city and in use all throughout the year. w
Landreth Park: People can enjoy picnic areas, jogging areas, eight pickleball courts, two shelters, an amphitheater, restrooms, playgrounds, four sand volleyball courts, a softball field and two parking lots at Landreth and Pool Street. Leonard Park: This park at 4th and Turk, with the main entrance at 4th Street, offers residents a peaceful area for recreation. This park has a picnic shelter, restrooms, paved walking path, playground, a tennis court/pickleball court, parking lot and a large open play area.
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Humphrey Park: The facilities at Utica and Independence Avenue include a picnic area, restrooms, paved walking path, playground, parking lot, a basketball court and a large open area for play.
McClelland Park: The park at McClelland Park Boulevard and Glendale Road is on a high scenic bluff over Shoal Creek Valley. It has two picnic shelters, restrooms, playgrounds and a Disc Golf Course.
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When times get tough for families and individuals in the Joplin area, it’s comforting to know that there are organizations and volunteers that are always available to help. One example is the Building Bridges program, a partnership with the United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas. The program aims to break the cycle of poverty by reducing the number of families and individuals who rely on government programs and charitable aid. Building Bridges will sponsor up to 25 participants at a time who are ready to change their own lives. They learn how to find better ways to resolve conflict, live on a budget and build the skills needed for successful employment.
To make the program a success, the organization works with several area churches and organizations that provide a weekly meal, including Saint Paul’s Church, First Presbyterian Church, Freeman Health System, Mercy Health System, Commerce Bank, Southwest Missouri Bank, Rotary, Soroptimist International of Joplin and Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity. Building Bridges also partners with Arvest, Freeman Health System, Missouri Career Center, College Heights Christian Church, Missouri Southern State University and Motive Matters to provide programming to participating families. Kansas City University-Joplin medical students help provide child care to families. In the last five years, Building Bridges families have made notable progress in areas such as: • Debt relief: Several families have paid down their debts, including one that had more than $150,000 in personal debt. • Health: Participants are enjoying bike rides, runs and other forms of exercise. • Education: Several participants have returned to school, earning certificates, bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. • Giving back: Families have participated in the United Way’s Day of Action, Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity and the Turkey Trot. Another notable nonprofit organization is The Alliance of SWMO, which aims to make the area the safest place for children to thrive.
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Schaeffler Group USA Inc. 3900 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 781-3600 • f: (417) 781-3605 www.schaeffler.com For almost 50 years, Schaeffler’s Joplin facility has been a preeminent manufacturing site for bearings utilized in a broad range of industrial applications.
US Kustoms Collision Center Tracy Parrotte 3730 E. 20th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 624-8758 • f: (417) 624-8759 firstname.lastname@example.org www.uskustomsandcollision.com We are a full-service collision & hail facility, equipped with the tools & technology to repair today’s new cars. We work with all insurance companies.
AUTOMOBILE DEALERS J.D. Byrider Peter Pope - Owner 3215 E. 20th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 208-0451 • f: (417) 622-4151 email@example.com www.gojdb.com Credit Challenged? Ask about our 3 year, 36,000 mile limited warranty on all our vehicles! J.D. Byrider proud to be serving Joplin, MO.
Mitchell’s Mobil 1 Lube Express Steven Bushnell 2525 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 206-7755 • f: (417) 625-1707 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mitchellslubeexpress.com We are proud to be YOUR complete mechanical repair center – oil changes, tires, breaks, wiper blades, transmission and coolant flush, starters, batteries, & much more – all preformed quickly at a great price! Come see us today.
BANKS & BANKING ASSOCIATIONS
Oasis Salon & Day Spa Aubree Templeman - Owner/Manager 2915 E. 29th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 206-9999 • f: (417) 206-4625 email@example.com www.oasissalonanddayspa.com
Missouri Eagle, LLC Alan Beaver 3121 Enterprise Ave. P.O. Box 1703 Joplin, MO 64802-1703 (417) 624-0550 x227 firstname.lastname@example.org www.moeagle.com
Carl Richard’s Bowling Centers Will Fleming 1419 W. 4th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 624-5681 • f: (417) 623-6352 email@example.com www.carlrichardbowl.com Since 1946, Joplin enjoys Carl Richard Bowling Centers for non-smoking, family entertainment with 40 lanes, kid’s birthdays, Glow Bowl/Friday & Saturday nights, pool tables, full pro shop, snack bar, lounge and leagues. Open 7 days a week.
BUILDING MATERIALS/ LUMBER Herrman Lumber Company Brian Lewis - General Manager 3012 E. 12th St. P.O. Box 1686 Joplin, MO 64802-1686 (417) 623-2313 • f: (417) 623-3973 firstname.lastname@example.org www.herrmanlumber.com
CAMPGROUNDS KOA Kampground David Fisher - Owner 4359 Dakota Ln. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-2246 • f: (417) 623-2246 email@example.com www.koa.com/campgrounds/joplin
CANDY – GOURMET Candy House Gourmet Kayla Koff - General Manager 510 Kentucky Ave. Joplin, MO 64801-2219 (417) 623-7171 • f: (417) 623-6163 firstname.lastname@example.org www.candyhousegourmet.com
Community Bank & Trust Lynn Cupp 5230 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-6000 • f: (417) 206-2208 email@example.com www.cbthomebank.com 14 Locations Anderson | Carl Junction | Diamond | Galena | Granby | Joplin | Neosho | Riverton | Seneca Over 125 years of experience CBT has provided financial solutions to business owners since 1884 with expertise and a long standing commitment to our communities.
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River Bend Casino & Hotel Gary Johnson - General Manager 100 Jackpot Place, Hwy. 60 Wyandotte, OK 74370 (918) 678-4946 x2222 • f: (918) 678-2732 firstname.lastname@example.org www.riverbendcasino.com
CATERERS Club 1201 Linda Williams - Owner/Manager 1201 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 626-0032 email@example.com www.club1201.com Joplin’s finest food for over 20 years. With our unique and beautifully decorated suites, you can count on a menu that is both uncommonly delicious and beautifully presented. We offer Gluten Free & Keto Friendly Options.
Joplin Area Ministerial Alliance Daniel Wermuth II - Chairman P.O. Box 1136 Joplin, MO 64802-1136 (417) 623-6134 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joplinalliance.org
Joplin First United Methodist Marsha West Eichler 501 W. 4th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 623-2796 email@example.com http://joplinfirstumc.org Discover powerful and moving classic or modern worship in this vital, multigenerational, historic faith community founded by Harris Joplin and serving this area and beyond for more than 180 years. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Father Joe Weidenbenner 3035 S. Central City Rd. Joplin, MO 64804-8165 (417) 623-3333 firstname.lastname@example.org
SNC Squared John Motazedi 706 W. 26th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 622-0933 • f: (417) 782-1099 email@example.com www.sncsquared.com Is you company dealing with daily computer issues? Have SNC2 solve them with our allinclusive Managed Service Plans. Call us to discuss what carefree IT support looks like. Stronghold Data, LLC James Richards - CEO 531 N. Schifferdecker Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 627-9878 firstname.lastname@example.org www.strongholddata.com
CLEANING SERVICE – COMMERCIAL
CHARTER & TOUR SERVICES
Viking Line, Inc., dba Viking Trailways Cindy Reece 201 Glendale Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 781-2779 • f: (417) 781-2778 email@example.com www.vikingtrailways.com From the start, attention to customer service and satisfaction was to be job one. Prompt, on-time delivery of customers in clean, well maintained equipment has continued to this day.
ServiceMaster of Southwest Missouri Cindy Almich 8886 Newt Dr. Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 451-0795 • f: (417) 451-0702 firstname.lastname@example.org http://joplinservicemaster.com Count on ServiceMaster to enhance your image and provide a healthy, well-kept working environment We can tailor programs to fit your needs in janitorial, floor care, carpet cleaning and more.
COMPUTER – SERVICES/ SOFTWARE/PRODUCTS OXEN Technology Kay Dee McKee - Marketing Manager 1531 W. 32nd St., Ste. 209 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-5553 x1127 email@example.com www.oxen.tech
Associated Redi-Mix, Inc. Matthew McDonald 3690 N. Savannah Ln. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-1820 • f: (417) 781-7350 firstname.lastname@example.org www.loadofthis.com Associated Redi-Mix, Inc. is a fourth generation, locally owned and operated state of Missouri WBE. Our combined 75+ years of ready mix experience allow production of a quality concrete product and exceptional customer service. “GET A LOAD OF THIS.”
T.R. Smith Construction, Inc. Julie Smith 805 Walnut Ridge Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 825-2967 email@example.com www.trsmithinc.com Tony Smith has been building in the Four State Area since 1988. His Company focuses on customizing each home to fit the Customers needs. #customhomesiswhatwedo #trsmithinc #customhomebuilder
CONSTRUCTION CO-HOME BUILDERS/ GENERAL CONTRACTORS/ DEVELOPERS
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
Downstream Casino Resort Christi King - Director of Sales 69300 E. Nee Rd. Quapaw, OK 74363-2134 (918) 919-6000 • f: (918) 919-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org www.downstreamcasino.com Downstream Casino Resort is the premier destination experience within the 4 state-region offering Las Vegas-style accommodations, convention space, world class entertainment and state-of-the-art gaming.
Abernathy Roofing & Construction, LLC Yaryan Abernathy 1901 N. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 540-4411 • f: (417) 781-2051 email@example.com www.abernathyroofingandconstruction.com Providing roofing & construction needs since 2001. Offering quality products and customer satisfaction is number one. We work as a team with the home owner for the best result possible!
Branco Enterprises, Inc. Justin Branham 12033 E. Hwy. 86 Neosho, MO 64850-0459 (417) 451-5250 • f: (417) 451-2851 firstname.lastname@example.org www.branco.com Branco Enterprises Inc., is a leading provider of General Contracting, Design, Build and Construction Management services in the Four State region. Large or small, we approach each project with the same passion and excitement displayed by our clients.
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Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity & ReStore Scott Clayton - Executive Director 5201 N. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-7467 (SHOP) • f: (417) 782-6533 email@example.com www.joplinhabitat.org
CRISIS REFERRAL CENTERS
Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri Vickie Dudley - Executive Director 1029 E. 7th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 623-2292 • f: (417) 623-3328 firstname.lastname@example.org www.childrens-center.org
Norbury Electric Steve Shockley - Manager 6576 County Rd. 120 Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 358-4388 email@example.com www.norburyelectric.com
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
Counseling Associates of the Four States LLC Deanna Street - Counselor/Owner 705 W. 26th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 627-9994 • f: (417) 627-9995 firstname.lastname@example.org www.counselingjoplin.com We offer individual, marital, relationship, family and group counseling covering a wide range of therapeutic issues. It is our goal to meet our clients where they are, and help them by providing healing for the individual, couple or family.
Great Plains Federal Credit Union Kelly Melton 2306 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 626-8500 • f: (417) 626-8114 email@example.com www.greatplainsfcu.com Membership eligibility includes, but not limited to, individuals living, working, worshiping, or attending school in Jasper and Newton counties. Visit our website to see all available financial services.
Legacy Credit Union Justin N. Coyne 3929 E. 7th St., Ste. A Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 659-6013 • f: (417) 659-8731 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yourlcu.com Employees and family members of MoDOT, the Highway Patrol, the cities of Joplin, Carthage, Webb City, and Duquesne, along with Jasper County Sheriff, and MSSU are eligible for membership.
Midwest Regional Ballet Kaye Lewis 2101 Stephens Blvd. Joplin, MO 64804-3359 (417) 439-9549 email@example.com www.midwestregionalballet.com
Par Electrical Contractors, Inc. Danny Williams - Superintendent 4770 N. Belleview, Ste. 300 Kansas City, MO 64116 (816) 474-9340 firstname.lastname@example.org www.parelectric.com
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES
DENTISTS/ ORTHODONTISTS ADC Dental Group Sarah Malone 2827 Arizona Ave. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-5005 email@example.com http://adcofjoplin.com DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions Barbara Hunter - Assistant Manager 1816 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. D Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 572-0002 • f: (417) 622-0518 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joplindentures.com
LaFerla Ortho Michael LaFerla, D.D.S. 2805 E. 29th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 206-7770 • f: (417) 206-7844 email@example.com www.laferlaortho.com LaFerla Ortho is fun for the whole family! Dr. Michael R. LaFerla loves to see you smile and provides the most advanced and comfortable orthodontic treatments to create a beautiful and creative grin.
DOG FOOD – MANUFACTURING
EQUIPMENT RENTAL & SALES
Joplin Rental Center Kenny Shepherd 1617 W. 10th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 624-1671 • f: (417) 624-1670 firstname.lastname@example.org www.joplinrentalcenter.com Contractors, painters, and do-it-yourselfers can rent equipment, or buy supplies, paint and propane from the home of Harley Hardhat at JRC.
EVENT PLANNER CONSOLIDATED ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTORS, INC.
Consolidated Electrical Distributors Jansen Adams 1703 E. Falcon Dr., Ste. A Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 627-9100 • f: (417) 627-9300 email@example.com www.cedjoplin.com Go LED with CED or for everything electrical. Visit us just south of the Joplin Airport off of Prairie Flower Road. Let our experienced team meet all your electrical needs. Covert Electric Supply, Inc. Bob Heiniger 202 N. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-3877 • f: (417) 782-6014 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cesjoplin.com
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Audio Acoustics, Inc. Jon Baker - President 800 N. Cedarbrook Ave. Springfield, MO 65802-2522 (417) 623-2442 www.aaius.com
Epic Exhibits, LLC | Event Planning & Solutions Ashlee Ricks P.O. Box 552 Arma, KS 66712-0552 (620) 249-6019 email@example.com www.epicexhibits.com At Epic Exhibits, LLC | Event Planning and Solutions, we create customized solutions to ensure your trade show, conference, meeting, corporate event, or special event has EPIC results! #MakeYourNextEventEpic
EXCAVATION Asbell Companies Jake Asbell - President 9400 State Hwy. 171 Carl Junction, MO 64834 (417) 649-1269 • f: (417) 649-1900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.asbellcompanies.com
Heartland Pet Food Manufacturing Nick Henderson - Health, Safety & Environmental Manager 8101 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 952-1406 • f: (417) 781-2356 email@example.com www.bluebuffalo.com
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EXPLOSIVES TREATMENT General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems-Munition Services Robert Guy - Safety, Health & Security Manager P.O. Box 1386 Joplin, MO 64802-1386 (417) 624-0212 x410 • f: (417) 782-6366 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ebveec.com
FLOOR COVERING Johnson Floor & Home Carpet One Lary Knoblauch 120 N. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 623-6300 • f: (417) 623-5463 email@example.com www.carpetonejoplin.com
FLORISTS & FLORIST SUPPLIES Higdon Florist Lance Hoopai - Owner 201 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 624-7171 • f: (417) 624-7244 firstname.lastname@example.org www.higdonflorist.com
FUNERAL HOMES Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory Bruce Woodard - Owner 3701 E. 7th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-1711 • f: (417) 781-3916 email@example.com www.masonwoodard.com
FURNITURE Wayside Furniture Allen Trimble 3732 N. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-6810 • f: (417) 781-4749 firstname.lastname@example.org www.waysidefurniturejoplin.com
HOME HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
Briarbrook Golf Course Kaleb Forkner 502 Briarbrook Dr. Carl Junction, MO 64834 (417) 649-6777 • f: (417) 649-8025 email@example.com www.briarbrookgolfcourse.com
Visiting Angels Michelle Kuehn - Director 2929 S. Grand Ave. P.O. Box 299 Carthage, MO 64836-0299 (417) 781-1000 • f: (417) 359-8815 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitingangels.com/joplin
GROCERS – RETAIL
Food4Less Leslie Crews, Store Manager; Gary Fursman, Store Director 2800 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 624-2727 • f: (417) 624-9919 email@example.com www.f4lfoods.com “Where Our Name Says It, And Our Prices Prove It.”
GYN Care For Women Joplin Chelsea Lee - Office Manager 3201 McIntosh Cir. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-1222 • f: (417) 623-1049 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cfwjoplin.com
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Four States Annette Thurston 3402 S. Jackson Ave. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 624-2273 • f: (417) 624-0270 email@example.com www.rmhjoplin.org Our charity creates, finds and supports programs that better the lives of children & families. We keep families near each other and the care they need through our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room.
HEAT TRANSFER EQUIPMENT Thermal Engineering International Bill Damore - Plant Manager 2702 W. 9th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 659-3624 • f: (417) 782-0720 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thermalengint.com
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT & REPAIRS
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Michaela Bennett - Development & CMN Program Manager 931 E. 32nd St., Ste. 3 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 347-4622 • f: (417) 347-3783 email@example.com www.cmnmiracles.org
Downstream Casino Resort Christi King - Director of Sales 69300 E. Nee Rd. Quapaw, OK 74363-2134 (918) 919-6000 • f: (918) 919-6104 firstname.lastname@example.org www.downstreamcasino.com Downstream Casino Resort is the premier destination experience within the 4 state-region offering Las Vegas-style accommodations, convention space, world class entertainment and state-of-the-art gaming.
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
Millennium Family Fitness Brad Bigando 1227 N. Range Line Rd. P.O. Box 642 Joplin, MO 64802-0642 (417) 206-0202 • f: (417) 206-8907 email@example.com www.millenniumfamilyfitness.com
GOLF & GOLF EQUIPMENT
Drury Inn & Suites Brian Galaske 3601 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 781-8000 • f: (888) 223-3789 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.druryhotels.com/locations/ joplin-mo/drury-inn-and-suites-joplin Residence Inn by Marriott – Joplin Renea Bobb - Sales Manager 3128 E. Hammons Blvd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-0908 • f: (417) 782-0995 email@example.com www.residenceinn.com/jlnri
INDEPENDENT LIVING Lyerla Heating & Air Kevin Brady 6565 Gateway Dr. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 262-5611 • f: (417) 623-6972 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lyerlaheatingandair.com A successful, locally owned and operated business with unbeatable resources, knowledge and integrity, we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service each and every time. Count on us to continue keeping your home comfortable.
The Independent Living Center Alexandra O’Dell 2639 E. 34th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 659-8086 • f: (417) 659-8087 email@example.com www.ilcenter.org The Independent Living Center (TILC) is a private, non-residential, not-for-profit corporation devoted to meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities and to serving them, their families and communities.
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INVESTMENT – BROKERS & FINANCIAL ADVISORS
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
Karen Rutledge Ins Agcy Inc Allstate – Loretta Bailey Agency Loretta Bailey 2318 E. 20th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 624-7355 • f: (417) 624-7399 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allstate.com/lorettabailey American National – Rocky Swearingen Insurance Inc. Rocky Swearingen - Agent 711 S. Florida Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-2606 • f: (417) 781-5888 email@example.com www.an.insure/rockyswearingen Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Inc. G. Stephen Beimdiek 303 W. 3rd St. P.O. Box 612 Carthage, MO 64836-0612 (417) 358-4007 www.beimdiek.com Connell Insurance, Inc. Tim Connell - President 4830 E. 32nd St., Ste. 5 Joplin, MO 64804 (800) 356-8140 • f: (417) 334-4906 firstname.lastname@example.org www.connell.com
Karen Rutledge Insurance Agency, Inc. Karen Rutledge 616 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 624-2661 • f: (417) 624-2698 email@example.com www.karenrutledge.com Karen and her team have been providing Insurance and Financial services to the Four State area since 1986. Call, click or come by today for the service you deserve. Missouri Farm Bureau – Kevin Perdomo Kevin Perdomo - Owner 705 Illinois Ave., Ste. 25 Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-4285 firstname.lastname@example.org http://mofbinsurance.com Auto : Home : Life: Business We’ve got Missouri covered. Yo Hablo Español Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance & Business Advisors Tammy Johnson - Director Marketing & Community Relations 2274 E. Sunshine St. Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 881-8333 • f: (417) 823-7444 email@example.com www.ollisakersarney.com Specialty Risk Insurance Kevin Charleston - Founder/Owner 2023 S. Garrison Ave. Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 359-5470 firstname.lastname@example.org www.specialtyriskinsuranceagency.com
IDoN !GOULD.AGENCY, INC.
Don Gould Agency Don Gould 1331 Illinois Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-8343 • f: (417) 781-2799 email@example.com www.dongouldagency.com As a Joplin, MO multi-line insurance agency in business over 30 years, with over 200 years of total industry experience, except for health care, Don Gould Agency, Inc. writes all lines of quality insurance products at competitive prices.
INTERNET PROVIDER/ SERVICES Wisper ISP, Inc. Malinda Heuring - Vice President of Communications 4743 Gateway Dr. Joplin, MO 64804 (800) 765-7772 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wisperisp.com
The Insurancenter Scott Brothers 2901 Arizona Ave. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-7500 • f: (417) 623-0902 email@example.com http://theinsurancenter.com
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated Kenneth F. Williams, Vice President/ Investments, Branch Manager 401 S. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-6161 • f: (417) 781-9847 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stifel.com
JANITORIAL & PAPER SUPPLY
Newton’s Jewelers Brian Newton 428 S. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 623-2800 • f: (417) 781-4400 email@example.com www.newtonsjoplin.com Newton’s Jewelers since 1914, Downtown Joplin. We deal in the unique with the area’s largest estate jewelry selection. Custom jewelry and repair done on premises. We buy gold, silver, platinum and jewelry.
LIGHTING – FIXTURES & SUPPLIES
Redico Industrial Supply, Inc. Debbie Nault P.O. Box 624 Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 555-0746 (800) 255-0052 firstname.lastname@example.org www.redicosupply.com Since 1976, Redico has been servicing area businesses and manufacturing with janitorial, paper and safety supplies – such as can liners, paper towels, toilet paper, gloves, hearing protection, etc., with no minimum order and free delivery.
JANITORIAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Osborn Paper Company Tom Owen - General Manager 1024 S. Byers Ave. P.O. Box 1382 Joplin, MO 64802-1382 (417) 624-2321 • f: (417) 624-2324 email@example.com www.osbornpapercompany.com
H.E. Williams, Inc. Jenny Brust - Senior VP Sales, Marketing 831 W. Fairview Ave. P.O. Box 837 Carthage, MO 64836-0837 (417) 358-4065 • f: (866) 358-8080 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hew.com
Wyandotte Precision Products Ron Brown 5502 Dennis Weaver Dr. Webb City, MO 64870 (417) 625-1844 • f: (417) 625-1897 email@example.com www.wppok.com Excellence and Precision in Every Job. Creative machinists with over 100 years of combined experience. WPP will work with you to solve problems by offering reverse engineering, prototype and CAD drawing capabilities.
MANUFACTURING – MANUFACTURERS REPRESENTATIVES Leggett & Platt Incorporated Amy DeArmond - Dir/Government Relations 1 Leggett Rd. Carthage, MO 64836-9649 (417) 358-8131 • f: (417) 358-6045 firstname.lastname@example.org www.leggett.com
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Lozier Corporation Mark Sockwell - Plant Manager 1625 S. Schifferdecker Ave. Joplin, MO 64801-3542 (417) 625-3372 • f: (417) 625-3333 email@example.com www.lozier.biz
OUTDOOR ADVERTISING Lamar Outdoor Advertising Eric Worden - Vice President/General Manager 6926 W. Carnahan St. Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 862-3778 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lamar.com
PAYROLL & HR OUTSOURCING
MORTGAGE LOANS & BANKERS
Joplin Globe Frank Leto 117 E. 4th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-2626 • f: (417) 623-1188 email@example.com http://joplinglobe.com The Joplin Globe reaches thousands of readers daily with our print newspaper, website, apps and social networks. While technology has changed how we reach people, it hasn’t changed our commitment to produce award-winning reporting for the communities we serve.
FBC Mortgage, LLC John Barba, Jr. 223 W. Daugherty St. Webb City, MO 64870 (417) 717-0349 • f: (417) 708-8774 firstname.lastname@example.org http://fbchomeloans.com/jbarba FBC Mortgage, LLC is a Top 20 National Lender who focuses on industry best practices and service by offering a wide array of residential mortgage loan products for purchase, refinance, construction, and renovation financing.
5 Star Nutrition Trae Frisbee - General Manager 1702 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 4 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 622-4047 email@example.com www.5starnutritionusa.com
PACKAGING Joplin Workshops, Inc. Jeff Jones - Executive Director 520 S. Michigan Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-2862 x11 • f: (417) 781-4077 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jworkshops.com
PAINT-FREE DENT REPAIR The Touch Up Shop LLC Patty McCammon 902 E. 4th St., Ste. 110 Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 623-3687 email@example.com www.thetouchupshop.com
ABE Paint Team Tim Albertson 1248 W. 10th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 291-4122 • f: (417) 781-2051 firstname.lastname@example.org www.abepainting.com Residential and Commercial Interior Painting Experts. Since 2007 ABE provides A Better Experience with our clean and friendly crew and free touchups for life. Schedule a free consultation today!
The Titanic Museum Attraction Ruthann Crust - Senior Sales Executive Corporate Office 714 Hwy. 248, Ste. 520 Branson, MO 65616 (417) 334-9500 • f: (417) 334-5128 email@example.com www.titanicbranson.com Everyone knows the name Titanic! Everyone knows Titanic hit an iceberg! Did you know the owner of the Titanic Museum went to the Titanic wreck site? Kid Friendly * 400 artifacts * Interactive Period Costume Crew Members.
Orthopaedic Specialists of the Four States, LLC Joseph M. Caputo - Chief Executive Officer Ortho Four States 444 Four States Dr., Ste. 1 Galena, KS 66739 (417) 206-7846 MO • f: (620) 783-4444 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ortho4states.com On a mission to restore patients’ quality of life. Ortho Four States is the largest and most comprehensive orthopedic care group and facility in the region.
ORAL SURGEONS Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin Bradley R. Burnett D.D.S. 620 W. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 621-0500 • f: (417) 781-5809 email@example.com www.oralfacialjoplin.com
Employer Advantage Jared Young 1027 S. Main St., Ste. 401 Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-3909 • f: (417) 621-6233 firstname.lastname@example.org www.employeradvantage.com Trusted for over 25 years, Employer Advantage partners with businesses to increase their profitability and maximize employee productivity through payroll and HR outsourcing. We solve problems in payroll, human resources, employee benefits, health insurance, safety, and workers’ compensation.
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
Premier Aesthetics and Luxury Spa Britney Cook - Esthetics & Cosmetology 1603 K66 Galena, KS 66739-4306 (800) 285-0732 email@example.com www.premierluxuryspa.com
The Payroll Company Jeff Hunter - President 3555 S. Culpepper Cir., Ste. 200 Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 882-2000 • f: (417) 882-7502 www.paydaysmadeeasy.com
Petland Joplin Samantha Boyle - Owner 3102 E. 7th St., Ste. 400 Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 626-7020 • f: (417) 626-7553 firstname.lastname@example.org www.petlandjoplin.com Petland Pets Make Life Better! Book Your Puppy Appointment Today!
PETROLEUM WHOLESALE Frost Oil Company Paul Humphries 1154 Jaguar Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (800) 338-3493 email@example.com www.frostoil.com
PHYSICAL THERAPY Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers Neil Yust - Owner, Physical Therapist 4830 E. 32nd St., Ste. 3 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 781-0082 • f: (417) 781-2893 firstname.lastname@example.org www.industrialpt.com
PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS Joplin Ear, Nose & Throat 1920 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804-4103 (417) 781-4613 • f: (417) 781-0805 www.joplinent.com
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PSYCHOLOGISTS – PSYCHOTHERAPISTS
REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
Joseph Properties, L.P. Robin Blotter - Property Manager 1801 W. 32nd St., Bldg. B, Ste. 201 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-4777 • f: (417) 782-4779 email@example.com Willis & Associates Rob Willis 11142 Gateway Dr. Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 451-2000 • f: (417) 451-4138 firstname.lastname@example.org www.will-print-it.com Full-service commercial printing & copying, offset digital, black-and-white to full-color, forms, labels, envelopes, “Every Door Direct Mailing,” banners, signs, laminating, sales, service & smiles.
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATION
Ozark Center Vicki L. Mieseler P.O. Box 2526 Joplin, MO 64803 (417) 347-7704 • f: (417) 347-0213 email@example.com www.ozarkcenter.com As the area’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral health care provider, Ozark Center provides comprehensive behavioral health services to children, adults and families in the Four States.
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Mid America RV Josh Schmutz 5439 S. Garrison Ave. Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 358-4640 firstname.lastname@example.org www.midamericarv.com Start dreaming and start living at Mid America RV in Carthage, MO, the exclusive home of RV Warranty Forever. Travel, have fun, and make memories with peace of mind when you shop at Mid America RV, your locally owned and operated RV dealer.
Club 1201 Linda Williams 1201 E. 32nd St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 626-0032 email@example.com www.club1201.com Joplin’s premier destination for Lunch, Brunch and Event Venue. Whether we come to you or we host your event in one of our three beautifully decorated suites, you can count on a menu that is both uncommonly delicious and beautifully presented.
B.I.M. Consulting Dylan Samuelson - Consultant 1203 Grand Ave. Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 237-0953 firstname.lastname@example.org www.imwithbim.com At BIM consulting we pool your company with 1000’s of other companies. We offer group health rates at a 8 to 30% discount GUARANTEED. We also provide HR compliance, work comp, and risk management/payroll services.
Show Me the Ozarks Magazine Lee Radcliff 18724 Hwy. 59 Neosho, MO 64850 (417) 455-9898 • f: (417) 455-0059 email@example.com http://showmetheozarks.com Show Me The Ozarks Magazine is a locally owned lifestyle magazine in the Joplin region since 2001, covering events, entertainment and photography. For marketing opportunities and more call today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
RESALE SHOPS Goodwill Industries Anne Dean - Store Manager 2102 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-6363 • f: (417) 623-3530 (call1) www.goodwilltulsa.org Our mission is to provide work opportunities, job training and support services for people with disabilities or other employment barriers. Please visit www.goodwilltulsa.org to learn more. Thank you for donating and shopping with us!
REAL ESTATE – COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
PRO 100, Inc., REALTORS 2401 E. 32nd St., Ste. 1 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-0860 • f: (417) 782-0800 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pro100.com PROudly serving Joplin and the surrounding area’s real estate needs for over 35 years!
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity & ReStore Scott Clayton - Executive Director 5201 N. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-7467 (SHOP) f: (417) 782-6533 email@example.com www.joplinhabitat.org The ReStore accepts donations of construction items, appliances, home furnishings and more. Items are sold to the public at discounted prices with proceeds assisting our homebuilding goals. Open Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Club 609 Linda Williams 609 S. Main St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 623.6090 firstname.lastname@example.org www.club609.com Joplin’s premier downtown restaurant and bar. Exciting vibrant atmosphere coupled with the most expansive and unique menu in the area! Happy Hour daily! Family owned and operated since 1990. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Sean Donnelly - Owner 3607 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 627-5549 • f: (417) 627-5621 email@example.com www.fuzzystacoshop.com/locations/joplin-mo
Olive Garden Colton Williams 3031 John Q. Hammons Blvd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 782-7295 • f: (417) 782-0724 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olivegarden.com Come visit us at Olive Garden for a genuine Italian dining experience; whether it’s dining, takeout, or catering we are there for you. We are all family here.
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On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Michael Jarman - General Manager 3030 S. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 622-5725 www.ontheborder.com Panera Bread Erin Barnhart - Community Relations/Marketing 2401 E. 32nd St., Ste. 14 Joplin, MO 64804-3177 (417) 626-2300 email@example.com www.panerabread.com
City Pointe Beauty Academy Sherry Porter - Owner 501 S. Madison Ave., Stes. A-C Webb City, MO 64870 (417) 673-8822 • f: (417) 673-8830 firstname.lastname@example.org www.citypointebeauty.com
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Mike Nettles - Branch Manager 1736 E. Sunshine, Ste. 319 Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 886-9400 • f: (417) 886-9409 email@example.com www.securitasinc.com
SHOPPING CENTERS/ MALLS Northpark Mall Joan Ghani - General Manager 101 N. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-2121 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitnorthparkmall.com
WTI – Joplin Campus Linda Lynch 1715 N. Range Line Rd. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 206-9115 • f: (417) 206-9124 email@example.com www.wti.edu
SECURITY – PRODUCTS, SYSTEMS, BURGLAR/ FIRE ALARMS
Electronic Security Systems Bob Humphrey - Owner 633 Prairie Flower Rd. Webb City, MO 64870 (417) 623-2689 • f: (417) 623-2004 firstname.lastname@example.org http://essi.company ESSI provides professional installation and service of all your security needs for home and business; from alarm systems, home automation, CCTV, fire, and access systems. We provide local and regional monitoring services. Federal Protection, Inc. Carlos Rivera - Senior Security Consultant 1227 E. 32nd St., Ste. 9 Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 625-4200 • f: (417) 625-5143 email@example.com www.federalprotection.com Locally owned & operated since 1969 we serve our clients with cutting edge security & technology solutions for home & business. In-house UL monitoring 24/7/365 through our UL Federal Response Center where you will ALWAYS speak with a live person!
Brunner Fabrication 7928 E. 26th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-2125 • f: (417) 624-4066 www.brunfab.com We are dedicated to crafting premium accessories for truck drivers & building quality metal fabrication projects for a variety of companies. Since 1986, we have diligently focused on providing the highest level of expertise & quality in the industry. Mitchell Mill Systems USA, Inc. Jim Graves - General Manager 927 S. Schifferdecker Ave. Joplin, MO 64801-3528 (417) 623-2224 • f: (417) 623-2204 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mitchellmillsystems.com
Sign Designs John Hipple 1720 W. 7th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 624-8688 • f: (417) 624-0933 email@example.com www.sign-designs.com Sign Designs is the Joplin region’s premier sign and visual advertising company. We work diligently to provide quality, service and integrity while producing the most impactful results for our clients.
Countryside Self Storage Jason Berrend 1813 W. 20th St. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-5616 firstname.lastname@example.org jason@ yourstoragesolutions.com www.yourstoragesolutions.com We have storage solutions to fit every need. We offer climate control, an electronic gate, 24/7 access, security cameras and other amenities. We have RV/Boat storage spaces and sizes ranging from 5’ x 5’ up to 14’ x 50’.
First American Title Insurance Company Deborah Gould 2820 Arizona Ave. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-1553 • f: (877) 641-1967 email@example.com www.firstam.com First American Title helps homebuyers and sellers, real estate agents and brokers, mortgage lenders, commercial property professionals, homebuilders and developers, title agencies and legal professionals close transactions.
TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT DEALERS Heritage Tractor Joey Wyatt - Store Manager 404 S. Prosperity Rd. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 781-5556 • f: (417) 781-0357 firstname.lastname@example.org www.heritagetractor.com
FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
SCHOOLS, COLLEGES & EDUCATION
SECURITY OFFICER SERVICE
“Driven to Serve”
Sun Solar LLC 2531 N. Patterson Joplin, MO 65803 (417) 413-1786 www.ussunsolar.com Sun Solar is Missouri’s #1 residential solar installer. Sun Solar will design, build, install and service your solar system. Sun Solar helps make your home or business efficient with our solar and energy efficiency packages.
Tropical Tan Denise Graves - Owner 705 Illinois Ave., Ste. 17A Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-3900 email@example.com www.tropicaltanjoplin.com
Suffy Corporation dba Suffy Transport Robert Suffecool - President & CEO 420 Grand Ave., Ste. 157B Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 313-3281 • f: (417) 708-8895 http://suffytransport.com Suffy Transport is an automobile and logistics transportation company serving the lower 48 states. Locally owned, our “Driven to Serve” philosophy is embraced by our employees to volunteer and give back to the local community.
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FEATURED BUSINESS LISTINGS
AAA of Missouri Debbie McGuire 12901 N. Forty Dr. St. Louis, MO 63141 (314) 523-7350 x1066512 firstname.lastname@example.org “Creating Members for Life” – Get your digital membership card and unlock a world of benefits with the AAA App.
TRUCKING/ COMMON CARRIERS Asbell Companies Jake Asbell - President 9400 State Hwy. 171 Carl Junction, MO 64834 (417) 649-1269 • f: (417) 649-1900 email@example.com www.asbellcompanies.com Tri-State Motor Transit Theresa Porter - Hiring & Development Manager 8141 E. 7th St. Joplin, MO 64801 (800) 234-8768 firstname.lastname@example.org https://tristatesecured.com/
VENDING MACHINES Joplin Snack Sales Ron Rackers P.O. Box 2419 Joplin, MO 63803 782-7549 email@example.com
Standard Transportation Services, Inc. John Kopp 3401 Enterprise Ave. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 782-1990 • f: (417) 782-5098 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stdtrans.com Standard Transportation Services, founded in 1984, provides nationwide trucking services and owns more than 700,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to assist clients with supply chain needs.
WASTE REDUCTION, DISPOSAL & RECYCLING – INDUSTRIAL Midwest Fibre Sales – Joplin Byron Wilcox - General Manager 676 Centennial St. Webb City, MO 64870 (800) 825-1976 email@example.com www.midwestfibresales.com Fully compliant with industry standards, we are the reliable, secure & affordable way to dispose of sensitive documents. We work hard to live up to our reputation as a regional leader in recycling & document shredding.
WATER & AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS The World’s Most Efficient Water Treatment System
VETERINARIANS Madison Pet Clinic Dr. Brian Frank 1631 S. Madison St. Webb City, MO 64870 (417) 673-2455 • f: (417) 673-5054 firstname.lastname@example.org www.madisonpetclinic.com
WAREHOUSING Pioneer Warehouse & Logistics, Inc. Mark Gooch 333 W. Pioneer Dr. P.O. Box 717 Joplin, MO 64802-0717 (417) 623-3700 • f: (417) 623-3704 email@example.com www.pioneerwhse.com
Wild About Water! Tamara L. Barnett 6031 N. Main St. Rd. Webb City, MO 64870 (417) 438-2628 www.wildaboutwatermax.com Serving the greater Joplin area as its authorized & certified Hague Quality Water International WaterMax Distributor – the world’s most efficient water treatment system. We’ve won 9 U.S. patents, ensuring that WaterMax provides years of trouble-free water treatment!
Sarcoxie Nursery Wendy Callicoat 3130 E. 7th St. Joplin, MO 64862 (417) 850-4079 firstname.lastname@example.org http://sarcoxienursery.com We bring together the medical knowledge of a physician with the cultivation experience of a botanist and the commitment of a care advocate-providing our Joplin community useful information about medical marijuana with programs at our wellness center.
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland Anne Soots - CEO 1202 S. Range Line Rd., Ste. 8 Joplin, MO 64801 (877) 312-4764 • f: (417) 862-4120 email@example.com www.girlscoutsmoheartland.org We offer individual, marital, relationship, family & group counseling covering a wide range of therapeutic issues. Our goal is to meet our clients where they are at for positive life changes & aid in healing for the individual, couple or family.
WHOLESALE MEMBER CLUB Sam’s Club #6415 Robert Thomas - General Manager 3536 John Q. Hammons Blvd. Joplin, MO 64804 (417) 623-6200 • f: (417) 623-8021 firstname.lastname@example.org www.samsclub.com
YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICES
Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri Rhonda Gorham 317 Comingo Ave. Joplin, MO 64802 (417) 623-8072 • f: (417) 781-3825 email@example.com www.bgcswmo.org We are a safe place to learn and grow, while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day!
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Advertiser Index Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences................... 57
Abernathy Roofing & Construction............................................. 27
Legacy Credit Union.................................................................... 12
Donny Allen - Keller Williams of Southwest Missouri.................. 31
Liberty Utilities............................................................................. 76
Allgeier, Martin and Associates, Inc............................................ 54
Lyerla Heating & Air.................................................................... 64
Allstate – Loretta Bailey Agency Inc............................................ 62
Mid America RV........................................................................... 71
Arvest Bank.................................................................................. 11
Missouri Southern State University................................................ 3
Associated Redi-Mix, Inc............................................................. 27
Newton’s Jewelers....................................................................... 12
Bayard Business Capital and Consulting Inc................................. 6
Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri.................................... 50
Olive Garden............................................................................... 44
Branco Enterprises Inc................................................................. 50
Owens Corning........................................................................... 13
C & H Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration..................................... 61
Ozark Center.......................................................................... 40-41
Club 1201 / Club 609.................................................................. 79
Pitt State...................................................................................... 51
Commerce Bank.................................................... Inside Cover, 77
Pro 100, Realtors INC.................................................................. 61
Community Bank & Trust............................................................. 63
Ralph King Body & Frame........................................................... 32
Redico Industrial Supply, Inc....................................................... 34
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc..................................... 28
Ronald McDonald House of the Four States............................... 45
Crowder College......................................................................... 55
Saint Paul’s Church...................................................................... 82
Dalton-Killinger Construction Co................................................ 35
Don Gould Agency, Inc................................................................. 9
Epic Exhibits................................................................................ 52
Sign Designs................................................................................ 24
FBC Mortgage............................................................................. 62
Sky Ranch Cave Springs.............................................................. 81
First American Title........................................................................ 4
SNC Squared......................................................................... 37, 53
Freeman Health System................................................................ 5
Freeman Health System OccuMed.............................................. 25
Southwest Missouri Bank............................................................... 7
Great Plains Federal Credit Union............................................... 44
Standard Transportation Services, Inc......................................... 23
Hackett Hot Wings...................................................................... 39
State Farm – Karen Rutledge Ins Agcy Inc.................................... 8
The Independent Living Center.................................................. 75
Steve’s Frame and Body of Joplin, Inc........................................ 59
Indigo Sky Casino........................................................ 94, Gatefold
Ivey’s Service Center...................................................................... 8
T.R. Smith Construction, Inc........................................................ 65
Joplin Area Catholic Schools....................................................... 49
Total Electronics Contracting, Inc................................................ 23
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Advanced Training & Technology Center.................................... 33
US Kustoms Auto Body Shop...................................................... 18
Joplin First United Methodist Church......................................... 80 The Joplin Globe......................................................................... 22 Joplin Industrial Electric.............................................................. 26 Joplin Regional Airport............................17/Gatefold, Back Cover Joplin Rental Center.................................................................... 27
Vaughn Companies, Inc............................................................... 27 Visit Joplin................................................................................... 73 Volk’s Avanti Insurance Agency, Inc............................................. 63 Wild About Water!....................................................................... 60 Willis & Associates, LLC............................................................... 22 Wyandotte Precision Products.................................................... 24
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Important Contacts City of Joplin 602 S. Main St. | Joplin, MO 64801 joplinmo.org
Election and Voter Registration................................ (417) 358-0413
Airport........................................ (417) 623-0262
Public Administrator.................. (417) 358-4268 .................................................... (417) 358-4271
City Attorney............... (417) 624-0820, ext. 225
Sheriff.......................................... (417) 358-8177
City Clerk..................... (417) 624-0820, ext. 220
Treasurer’s Office.......................(417) 358-0448
City Manager............... (417) 624-0820, ext. 205
JOPLIN OFFICES Assessor’s Office – Personal Property...................... (417) 625-4355
Emergency Management (417) 624-0820, ext. 1261
Assessor’s Office – Real Estate ................................. (417) 625-4356
Fire Department......................... (417) 623-0403
Civil Defense ............................. (417) 623-5858
Driver Examination Office of Joplin 1110 E. Seventh St., Ste. 6.......... (417) 629-3230 Driver License & Vehicle Registration 1110 E. Seventh St., Ste. 6.......... (417) 623-9700
Utilities Liberty Utilities libertyutilities.com | (417) 625-5100 Missouri American Water Company amwater.com/moaw | (866) 430-0820 Spire spireenergy.com | (800) 582-1234
Health Department.................... (417) 623-6122
County Clerk .............................. (417) 625-4307
Human Resources....................... (417) 624-0820
County Collector ....................... (417) 625-4324
Joplin Public Library.................. (417) 623-7953
County Commission .................. (417) 625-4347
Mayor.......................................... (417) 624-0820
Circuit Clerk’s Office ................. (417) 625-4310
Municipal Court Administrator................ (417) 627-2930, ext. 236 Court Clerk................... (417) 627-2930, ext. 283
Emergency Dispatcher .............. (417) 624-1600
Parks & Recreation .................... (417) 625-4750
Circuit Courts – Associate Division...................... (417) 625-4316
Windstream Communications windstream.com | (417) 877-4790
Circuit Courts – Division 1 ........ (417) 625-4318
Wisper ISP, Inc. wisperisp.com | (800) 765-7772
Golf Course................................ (417) 624-3533 Planning & Community Development............... (417) 624-0820, ext. 510 Police Chief.................. (417) 623-3131, ext. 696 Dispatch....................... (417) 623-3131, ext. 405
Circuit Courts – Division 2 ........ (417) 625-4320 Circuit Courts – Probate (Joplin) ....................................... (417) 625-4325
Public Information....... (417) 624-0820, ext. 204
Circuit Courts – Probate (Carthage) .................................. (417) 625-4370
Public Works Director......................... (417) 624-0820, ext. 500 Operations.................... (417) 624-0820, ext. 560
Circuit Courts – Small Claims .............................. (417) 625-4322
Jasper County Government 302 S. Main St. | Carthage, MO 64836 jaspercounty.org CARTHAGE COURTHOUSE OFFICES Main Line.................................... (417) 625-4350 Assessor – Personal Property...................................... (417) 358-0437 Assessor – Real Estate .............. (417) 358-0440 Auditor’s Office ......................... (417) 358-0406 Circuit Clerk’s Office ................. (417) 358-0441 County Clerk............................... (417) 358-0416 County Commission .................. (417) 358-0421
Circuit Courts – Child Support Division............... (417) 625-4328 Prosecuting Attorney ............... (417) 625-4314
Economic / Community Development City of Webb City webbcitymo.org | (417) 673-4651
Convention & Visitors Bureau........................... (417) 625-4789
Residential Waste Removal Republic Services | (800) 431-1507 republicservices.com
Internet/Telecommunications CableONE cableone.net | (417) 206-5300
Media TELEVISION FOX 14 — KFJX fox14tv.com | (417) 782-1414 KJPX-TV, Retro-TV firstname.lastname@example.org | (417) 623-4646 KOAM-TV Joplin koamtv.com | (417) 624-0233 KODE-TV fourstateshomepage.com | (417) 781-2345 KSNF-TV fourstateshomepage.com | (417) 781-2345 RADIO
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce joplincc.com | (417) 624-4150
KMXL Radio 951mikefm.com | (417) 358-6054
Missouri Career Center jobs.mo.gov | (417) 629-3000
Results Radio, AMI Radio Group rock1071.com | (417) 781-1313
Missouri Enterprise missourienterprise.org | (800) 956-2682
Zimmer Marketing zimmermarketing.com | (417) 624-1025
Collector’s Office – Personal Property...................... (417) 358-0409
Wildwood Ranch Development mixedusemasterplancommunity.com (417) 627-9675
Collector’s Office – Real Estate ................................. (417) 237-1007
Workforce Innovation Board of SW Missouri workforcezone.net | (417) 206-1717
PRINT PUBLICATIONS Joplin Globe Publishing Company joplinglobe.com | (417) 623-3480 Show Me The Ozarks Magazine showmetheozarks.com | (417) 455-9898 w ww.j o pl i n c c .c o m
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