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Advertising More
Advertising Plus acquired Yates Promotions in a Feb. 10 deal involving the two Springfield promotional products companies. President Publicity More Marc Kiser declined to disclose financial terms of the transaction, noting that his company has long wanted to expand its operations in the Ozarks. Linda Yates and four other members of the Yates Promotions sales team have joined Advertising Plus, bringing the company’s headcount to 17 employees. Kiser said the staff all work out of Advertising Plus’ 12,000 square foot office at 2130 W. Vista St. Advertising Plus, which offers promotional products and corporate program services online, was established in 1989. , five years after the launch of Yates Promotions. . Yates Promotions specializes in developing and implementing marketing and promotions programs for corporate clients.
Hours: 8am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
Call: 417-889-1200
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scooter cafe
The third Scooter’s Coffee franchise store in the Springfield area opened Dec. 31 in Nixa at 604 W. Mount Vernon St. Mary Rolfa Nixa resident, said she wanted to bring Scooter’s to her town after opening two locations for the Omaha, Nebraska-based coffee company in Springfield: 3265 E. Sunshine St. and 2900 S. Campbell Ave. Her and her ex-husband John Rolf are partners in stores developed by JMBSR Enterprises LLC. Besides Scooter’s Coffee’s $40,000 franchise fee, she declined to disclose start-up costs for the Nixa store, which has 22 employees. Newberg-based TCI Construction LLC was the general contractor for the 629-square-foot drive-thru store designed by architectural firm Hood-Rich Inc. Scooter’s menu includes hot and iced coffee drinks, smoothies , teas, burritos, sandwiches, muffins and cookies. . Mary Rolf said she wants to open at least one more store, potentially in southwest Springfield, although no plans are currently underway.
Hours: 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Call: 417-374-7042
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The Beehive
About a year after organizers of a Willard Cafe set a launch 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 restaurant, said the concept aims to serve as a community hub and career launch pad for people with developmental disabilities. She said people with disabilities make up almost half of the cafe’s 17 employees. Start-up costs for the 1,800-square-foot cafe were around $20,000, Skaggs said, declining to disclose the five-year lease rate with Neal Wood. She said Wood also provided architectural services for the cafe. Hive of the Ozarks raised about $15,000 for the cafe from local donors, she said, adding that the nonprofit’s fundraising efforts include selling branded merchandise. Sandwiches, such as a Tuscan turkey fondant and roast beef, are served, along with pastries, salads and soups, including a chicken tortilla. Drinks include smoothies, teas, and coffee. Most prices range from $2 to $11.
Hours: 6.45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday
Call: 417-346-6890
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Majorie T. Leonard