December 6, 2022



Open for Industry: Promoting Plus

Promoting Plus
Promoting Plus bought Yates Promotions in a Feb. 10 deal involving the 2 Springfield promotional merchandise corporations. Promoting Plus President Marc Kiser declined to expose monetary phrases of the transaction, noting his corporate had lengthy been excited by increasing its operations within the Ozarks. Linda Yates and 4 different individuals of the Yates Promotions gross sales crew have joined Promoting Plus, bringing the corporate’s team of workers as much as 17 staff. Kiser mentioned the personnel all determine of Promoting Plus’ 12,000-square-foot workplace at 2130 W. Vista St. Promoting Plus, which provides promotional merchandise and on-line company program products and services, was once established in 1989, 5 years after Yates Promotions were given its get started. Yates Promotions’ area of expertise is in creating and imposing advertising techniques and promotions for company purchasers.
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Telephone: 417-889-1200

Scooter’s Espresso
The 3rd Scooter’s Espresso franchise retailer within the Springfield space opened Dec. 31 in Nixa at 604 W. Mount Vernon St. Co-owner Mary Rolf, a Nixa resident, mentioned she sought after to convey Scooter’s to her town after opening two places of the Omaha, Nebraska-based espresso corporate in Springfield: 3265 E. Sunshine St. and 2900 S. Campbell Ave. She and ex-husband John Rolf are companions available to buy advanced thru JMBSR Enterprises LLC. With the exception of the $40,000 Scooter’s Espresso franchise rate, she declined to expose startup prices for the 22-employee Nixa retailer. Newberg-based TCI Development LLC was once normal contractor for the 629-square-foot drive-thru store designed by means of structure company Hood-Wealthy Inc. Scooter’s menu comprises scorching and iced espresso beverages, smoothies, teas, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, truffles and cookies. Mary Rolf mentioned they wish to open no less than yet another store, doubtlessly in southwest Springfield, even supposing no plans are these days in movement.
Hours: 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday thru Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and seven a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Telephone: 417-374-7042

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The Hive
More or less a 12 months after organizers of a Willard cafe set a release date, The Hive opened March 5 at 501 E. Jackson St., Ste. E. Melissa Skaggs, director of 501(c)(3) Hive of the Ozarks, which operates the eatery, mentioned the concept that targets to function a group hub and occupation release pad for folks with developmental disabilities. She mentioned the ones with disabilities make up just about part of the cafe’s 17-employee team of workers. Startup prices for the 1,800-square-foot cafe had been round $20,000, Skaggs mentioned, declining to expose the five-year rent fee with Neal Wooden. She mentioned Wooden additionally equipped structure products and services for the cafe. Hive of the Ozarks has raised kind of $15,000 for the cafe from native donors, she mentioned, including the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts come with promoting branded products. Sandwiches, similar to a Tuscan turkey soften and roast pork, are served, in addition to pastries, salads and soups, together with rooster tortilla. Beverages come with smoothies, teas and occasional. Maximum costs vary $2-$11.
Hours: 6:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Saturday
Telephone: 417-346-6890