Dwight Amstutz, RN
Hometown Veterinary Hospital
& River Canine Rehabilitation
I manage Hometown Veterinary Hospital & River Canine Rehabilitation along with my wife Dr. Kara. This is our hometown and we have been serving the community for 16 years. We are Springfield's premiere animal hospital with state of the art equipment and medicine serving our clients. We are blessed with a dynamic team that cares about people and their pets.
In my free time I enjoy family time, running/exercise and reading business books. I'm a Navy Reserve veteran, still serving with retirement coming soon. We have 4 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats. We have been married 22 years.
Matt is the President and Owner of Girls Clothing Hut, an E-Commerce retailer and wholesale distributor of clothing and accessories. ShopGCH.com is your one-stop shop for fashion & accessories for girls ages 0-14 (with boy products coming soon!) with unbeatable prices!! Whether it's formal, dress-up, casual, or fun; we've got you covered from head to toe! Our customers are like family -- and once they visit, they always come back!
My family originally started Atlas Security back in 1962, so now we can say that we have been serving the Springfield area for over 57 years. Atlas is a local company that monitors all of our customers from our very own local UL Listed Central Station. We specialize in Burglary, Fire, Access Control, and Camera systems. Atlas Security has 5 core values: People of Integrity, Commitment to our customers and our fellow employees, maintaining a Positive Attitude, delivering Clear Communication, and having a Quick Response in all that we do.
I have been with Atlas for 18 years now. I started as an alarm technician, graduated to a sales position, and now I currently lead our sales team. I enjoy my job because I am able to help protect the people of SW Missouri & beyond. My goal is to take the best care of my customers in the best way that I know how, which would be in line with the Atlas core values. My father has always said one thing, "If I teach you nothing else, always remember that a man is as only good as his word". I live by this.
I attended Drury University and earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology & Criminal Justice.
I have an amazing family. I have been married for 20 years, and we have 4 kids, Drew, Pete, Emily, and Lewis. I coach my kids club soccer teams and also continue to play in a men's soccer league & tournaments.
Atlas Security Service, Inc.
Since 1983, Aasby Automotive Service has provided drivers in the Springfield area with comprehensive automotive repair and maintenance services. We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models. We strive to provide such a high level of service, that you want to refer the people you care about.
Growing up Sarah enjoyed spending time with her dad, Doug Aasby, at Aasby Automotive. She attended Logan-Rogersville High School and The University of Arkansas. Sarah and her husband Jordan have a daughter, Jenna Rose, who was born in 2017. They stay busy raising beef cattle right here in Southwest Missouri. Sarah immersed herself in the automotive repair industry at the beginning of her professional career in 2010. She is on the board for the Springfield Chapter of Automotive Service Association and strives to help others in the automotive industry.
Mortgage Loan Officer
I’m a mortgage loan officer with Hawthorn Bank here in Springfield. I love helping clients achieve their dreams of home ownership and want to make the financing as easy as I can. My goal is to ensure that clients feel free to reach out to me throughout the process and that there’s no question they can’t ask.
I have lived in Springfield for nearly 25 years and am a proud alumnus of New Covenant Academy and Missouri State University. My beautiful wife Kayla and I have two young daughters, Finlee and Krosbie. When I actually have time for hobbies I greatly enjoy photography, traveling and playing just about any sport, even though any athleticism I had waved goodbye many years ago.
President SW Region
As a SW Region President of Hawthorn Bank, my primary attention is devoted to commercial finance as well as handling multifaceted commercial relationships. From the initial conversation with the client, I'm involved in the full lending process. This includes underwriting, decision making, and ongoing management of the banking relationship. I have a passion for helping small business owners obtain the necessary capital to reach their goals.
My 12 years of professional experience in banking includes Commercial and Consumer Finance, Credit Analysis/Risk Management, SBA Finance, Commercial and Consumer Real Estate Construction Finance, Tax Credit Finance, and Bank Management. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from College of the Ozarks in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics, and an MBA from Webster University.
I'm Past President of the Ozark Rotary Club, Advisory Member for Springfield’s Care to Learn, Campaign Treasurer for Current Mayor of Ozark, MO, Past Member of the Springfield Sertoma Club, Past Board of Director and Economic Chair for the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member for the Marshfield Chamber of Commerce.
My wife Sara and I reside in Ozark, Missouri with our twin boys Joshua and Jacob.
Air Services / All Service
After careers in both the U.S. Navy and law-enforcement, a transition into the heating and cooling business was certainly not expected, but one that I have come to really love. Air Services Heating and Cooling/All Service Plumbing has served the Ozarks since 1964—and we offer something that many others do not in this particular industry, which is a desire to change the perspective of service work to one that is customer-service focused. We pride ourselves both in the one-on-one customer relationship, as well as expertise in both technical aspects, as well as technology.
The challenge of bringing the disciplines learned from both the Navy, as well as law enforcement, into the way I hire, train, and teach our employees is my focus every day, but also providing the kind of customer experience that exceeds the standard.
I’m married to my best friend, Leah, and we have three children—all grown, with our youngest only recently graduating from Nixa High School. Above all, we enjoy traveling in the Caribbean, including diving and adventuring. We’ve been members of First Baptist Nixa for over 7 years, and enjoy serving and volunteering in local events as often as possible.
Fx Technology is an ITGC-Information Technology General Contractor. This is more than just a concept, for FX Tech customers this is a reality! We are the one point of contact that will manage and take control of the ENTIRE technology project, no matter how big or small. Having a general contractor for your IT project takes the burden away from the business owner or management and allows them to focus on running the business.
Our partnerships and relationships with key vendors give us an edge that our competitors simply do not have. At FX Tech we are capable of managing all aspects of an IT project including low-voltage backbone for the facility from the design, VOIP phone, data, security, audio & video, lighting, surveillance, acoustical treatment, and system control.
We have been involved with numerous projects from various school districts, hotel industry, training schools, sports complexes, casinos, banks, commercial projects, corporate headquarters, retail stores, credit unions and more.
I love helping people lose body fat, get healthy, and perform at their best through my nutrition expertise and coaching. My education includes both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nutrition, and I am a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a Board Certification in Sports Nutrition. I am also a RRCA Certified Running Coach and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist. I have a wonderful husband and two amazing daughters ages 14 and 10. As a busy mom, wife, and business owner, I have gained valuable experience making a healthy lifestyle work in the real world while still enjoying food and having a life.
In 2007, I opened my own business, Achieving Your Best, LLC where I specialize in
helping people reach their health and wellness goals and excel at their sport. In 2017, I expanded my business to include a state of the art facility, amazing staff and a great community of people. AYB offers group exercise, nutrition, personal training, pilates, youth training, sports specific training, and worksite health promotion. I am thrilled to get to share my love for healthy eating, exercising, and enjoying life at Achieving Your Best!
Achieving Your Best, LLC
MS, RDN, CSSD, ACSM EP-C
Our business name sounds casual, but we are very serious when it comes to satisfying the needs of our customers. We take great pride in our work, and it shows.
There are 3 things to keep in mind when making a sign: Who you are – What you do - Where to find you At Frog’s, we assist people through the design process to make sure your signage is doing what you intended. Sometimes fancy art work and text can be pretty, but not effective.
Frog’s is a family business. My Dad and I worked together for almost 3 decades until his retirement in 2013. In 2011, my son-in-law Brandon came on board. I was hired to hand paint my first sign at the age of 16. The industry has shifted from a paint based market to the ever changing digital world.
We believe in customer service and try to make each person that comes through our door feel as if what they need is important to us, because it is. We never want to be so big that the “little guy” no longer feels needed. The kids that came in back in the 1980’s and bought a decal, are now coming back as local business owners. Our customer base continues to grow -- and we are grateful for those who entrust us with their work and continue to be faithful patrons.
I am a Springfield native. My wife Cindy and I have raised 7 children. We are actively involved in our local church. We enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and spoiling our grandkids. I also enjoy running and have completed 5 marathons.
Duckett Ladd, LLP
CPAs & Business Advisors
I have always been drawn to the unique combination of disciplined precision with creative problem solving inherent in accounting. I relish my role as a mentor and manager. I enjoy bringing new people into the fold, seeing colleagues and clients succeed beyond their own expectations, and creating lasting jobs and economic growth.
I specialize in small business accounting and the low-income housing industry. I provide clients with a broad range of services including, but not limited to, financial accounting services, individual and corporate taxation services, and payroll services.
Overall, I want to make my team members’ and clients’ lives better. If I am not helping you grow I am not growing myself!
Frank & Maven is a full service advertising agency that specializes in website development, SEM/SEO, media placement, graphic design and all things marketing.
I’m a marketing consultant and I love helping my clients identify and achieve their dreams. Typically, this means creating a solid marketing plan, and with the help of my team, we then execute to make those dreams a reality.
A day in the life of me consists of meeting with clients, reviewing promotional strategies, discussing long term visions, and reviewing the numbers that help keep the score.
If I’m not creating media buys, writing copy, or networking with clients, I’m wrangling my two boys alongside my husband, practicing yoga, or perfecting my rendition of the National Anthem.
Frank And Maven
My family and I proudly own Alliance Maintenance in Springfield. We serve other business owners by providing janitorial and cleaning services for their facilities. Our vision is to excite our customers by creating a clean and orderly place to work. We work to accomplish that vision by hiring great team members, developing effective systems and communicating and measuring high expectations for everyone on our team.
We also own Legacy Management Solutions, Inc a budding rental property business that focuses on providing quality and affordable housing in the duplex market.
My background is high school and college football coaching and I have a master’s degree in Education Administration from East Central University in Ada, Ok. Surprisingly, coaching football has been an incredible asset for running my own business, so we’re very thankful for those years.
My wife teaches at Willard Public Schools. Our oldest son is a senior at Evangel University, our only daughter a freshman at Liberty University and our youngest son is a junior at Willard High School. We enjoy spending time with them and other family members in our free time.
We have big dreams and ambitious goals for both of our businesses, our children and our future as empty nesters, so we’re excited to part of a group of like-minded friends at Business Exchange of Springfield.
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc
Banking Applications Trainer
I work as a Banking Applications Trainer specializing in post installation training for banks once products have been purchased and present at regional and at our national conferences on the products, professional development and motivational topics. Before coming to Jack Henry & Associates I worked at Arvest Bank and climbed the ranks and worked as a Training Specialist for the Springfield, Joplin, and North Central Arkansas area. There I conducted training for Tellers and Account Specialists, work place Diversity training, DISC personality assessment training, notetaker for Annual Planning meetings with Execs and associates, Culture Club Ambassador and numerous other tasks.
With my background as a former SEC football player at Mississippi State University, coaching background ( football, baseball, track, and strength and conditioning), banking, and non-profit background, I thrive in teams and want to help all to succeed and reach their full potential. I do my best to connect people and help people to the best of my abilities.
I stay busy with my hobbies of being a certified RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, teaching fitness classes, volunteering for non-profits, traveling and being a social butterfly. I serve on the Board of Directors for the Ozarks Literacy Council, an Auxiliary Committee for Harmony House, and a member of the JHACares team at Jack Henry Associates. Volunteering and giving back are passions that drive me. I want to do my best to make every circle I touch a little bit better.
Proud son of Otis and Queen Harris of Macon, Mississippi and brother of James, Albert, Eddie and Kevin.
Re/Max House of Brokers
I work hard to provide my clients with the most positive real estate experience possible. A vital part of today's real estate industry is technology, and to that end I provide my clients with state-of-the art web tools and marketing. It's just one of the many things that has made me one of the most respected real estate agents in the neighborhoods I work!
Craig Jamison Agency LLC
Personal & Small Business Agent
I aim to operate an agency that's just a little bit different than most. You'll notice in the way the client is greeted, to the strategic risk management strategy we build together, it's all about making the client the priority. We strive to operate in excellence so you're proud to refer your friends and family.
I've earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Organizational Leadership from Evangel University.
I'm married to my wonderful wife Melinda since 1996 and have 3 kids; Reagan, Jonathan & Rileigh.
I was raised right here in our great neighborhood of Springfield and attended Drury University receiving my Bachelors in Biology and Minor in Global Studies. I then went on to attend UMKC School of Dentistry to earn my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. In Dental School I was active as a Class Officer and was employed as a Teachers Assistant to the other students. I am a continued member of the Missouri Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and was the recipient of the MDA Foundation Scholarship among others. My family all live and work in Springfield and I thoroughly enjoy being part of the Community.
My passion is to provide the best possible experience and treatment for my patients, meeting them at the level of care they desire.
Dr. Chase Kelly
Architect + Principal
Architecture is my passion and I am fortunate to do what I love every day. That passion translates into each project and each client relationship. My goal is to build trust between the project team for the best possible project and the best possible results for my clients. This begins with a commitment to always do what is right. Hood-Rich has been in business more than 50 years and we have experience in numerous project types. That collective knowledge is an asset to our clients. From site selection to the design of interior signage, we have fun with every stage of the design!
As a partner and financial professional at Lightway Financial Group, I am part of a team that helps clients identify their financial objectives and then put together a strategy for achieving those objectives. Based on one’s individual needs, I can introduce some proven, dependable ways to help protect one’s family lifestyle and future; or prepare for major financial events such as paying for college, saving for retirement, or caring for an aging relative.
I am a Registered Representative with NYLIFE Securities and a licensed agent with the New York Life Insurance Company. However, I also have relationships with other carriers and companies which help me tailor the best fit to the individual needs of clients.
In addition to my 13 years of experience, I hold a BS degree in Business Administration and am a graduate of New York Life's award-winning training program, NYLIC University and hold a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow from the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors.
My wife, Jamie and I are blessed to make Springfield our home in which to raise our two sons. Although I was born and raised in Oklahoma, as a graduate of College of the Ozarks in Branson, I quickly grew to love the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri and have now lived here for nearly 20 years. I have a vested interest in seeing my friends and neighbors succeed; and as a husband and father, I have many of the same hopes and aspirations as my clients and am pleased to share with our clients all the resources and information Lightway Financial Group has to offer.
Lightway Financial Group
I’m a mobility consultant who reveals business value through custom ground transportation solutions; I help customers increase business efficiency, productivity, and workforce engagement. I analyze clients current and future ground transportation needs. Then I develop solutions to enhance productivity in the most cost-effective ways possible. I use a consultative approach by engaging multiple levels within a company to design custom programs that easily fit their business requirements. As part of the world’s largest ground transportation provider, we’re unique is four ways; local support, traveler experience, transparency, and business insight.
Since the beginning of the current millennia I have represented Enterprise in some form or another. Shortly after graduating Missouri Southern State College with a major in Mass Communications I accepted a position with Enterprise and have been here since. I’m extremely rooted in the Ozarks where my passion lies in the outdoors and the landscapes that make the Ozarks what they are. When I’m not hunting ducks, turkey, deer or chasing fish with my fly-rod I enjoy woodworking , backyard gardening, and always look forward to summer days where you’ll find me, my wife Brianne, daughter Madison and my two step daughters Emma and Chloe at our boat dock on Table Rock Lake.
Whether you’re heading off on a business trip, wanting to redefine your company’s ground transportation system or just looking for something fun to do in our Ozarks, I’m your man. I take great pride in building my professional portfolio of companies that have selected Enterprise Holdings and me as their representative.
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Sr. Business Rental Sales Exec.
Randy Mayes has worked in the organizational and people development space full-time since 2005. Now as the owner of DRYVE Leadership Group and previously as the co-founder and CEO of People Centric Consulting Group located in Springfield, Missouri. Randy has worked with businesses across the country to create, build, and maintain healthy, high performance organizations that get improved results. Healthy organizations are ones in which people are growing both personally and professionally. They are also characterized by clear direction, fluid communication, as well as engaged and motivated team members.
From teaching people how to clean toilets to starting and running a cleaning supply company generating millions of dollars in sales, Randy has always been focused on training and developing people. After graduating with a degree in psychology, he spent the next several years managing in high-turnover, labor intensive industries – food service and contract cleaning. Working with thousands of employees and clients, he quickly honed his training skills and his ability to maximize human potential.
People are the difference. Randy has combined years of leading and managing with extensive research to develop a unique and highly executable leadership model that consistently produces better results called the Collaborative Leadership Model. He has used this model in all types of organizations and it consistently produces both a healthier environment and improved results.
Dryve Leadership Group
Professional Certified Coach
Outdoor Home, Inc. has been in business in the Ozarks for over 20 years offering the finest quality and selection of Outdoor Living products including Outdoor Furniture, Fire Pits, Infrared Heaters, BBQ Grills & Smokers including the Big Green Egg, and all the accessories for the BBQ enthusiast.
As VP of Sales & Business Development of Outdoor Home I oversee our retail location in Nixa as well as our wholesale division which distributes BBQ related products to over 200 dealers throughout the Midwest. I enjoy building relationships with clients and helping them feed their passion for spending more quality time outdoors with family and friends.
I have been married to my lovely wife Shawnda for over 20 years and have 2 boys (Chase & Cody) that have grown into fine young men. When I am not working I enjoy spending time at the lake with my family, golfing, listening to music, and of course back yard BBQ on the Big Green Egg’s every chance I get.
Outdoor Home, Inc.
VP of Sales & Business Development
I was born and raised right here in Springfield, MO and co-own Harp Creative, a video production company, with my husband. We help clients tell their story through promotional videos, social media shorts, commercials, TV segments or full motion graphic videos. I love sitting down and listening to a clients long term vision, then helping them come up with a creative plan to tell their story that has a shelf life. We work with many large non-profit organizations as well as small businesses in the area. We love working with people who love what they do and are making a difference in the world.
I graduated with a degree in design from MSU in 2009 and was named to 417 Magazine's "20 under 30" list fall of 2016. During my career, I've had the privilege to travel to 20 countries and love visiting and working in all environments.
I've been married to my business partner, Jonathan, for almost a decade and we have one young daughter named Opal. In my free time, I co-host a weekly podcast called Shailey & Katie that's in it's 7th season. We talk about creative entrepreneurship, parenting and everything in between!
Reese Commercial Real Estate
As a commercial investment real estate agent, I work with commercial real estate clients in all aspects of the business including acquisition, disposition, site selection, relocation, and development. I enjoy helping people through this process by building meaningful relationships and become a resource for their commercial and investment real estate needs.
My wife, Angie, and I enjoy spending time at the beach, traveling and Table Rock Lake.
Mark Patrick, CCIM
Clampitt Paper Company
Clampitt is a merchant/distributor of materials primarily to the graphic art industry.
In basic terms, we are a business to business product resource.
Service, integrity and reliability for longstanding business partnerships is what we specialize in.
I have been in this same industry for 30 years while developing business relationships in the greater Southwest Missouri area.
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I am a Springfield native. Have lived other places briefly but gladly returned.
Married, 2 sons.
We enjoy most outdoor activities, primarily around a Lake.
CASA of SW MO is a passion of mine. It is a great organization that helps children in need in our community.
Current CASA Board President and Advisory Board President of Pittsburg State University, Graphic and Technology department.
I am an attorney and a member of Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC. I graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2004. After graduation I practiced with a nationally recognized product liability law firm representing individuals in cases all over the United States. Since 2007 I have focused my practice on helping individuals in 417-Land. My wife, Brooke, who is also an attorney, and I have three sons. Outside of the practice of law I enjoy spending time with my family and playing golf.
Rooney McBride & Smith LLC
I serve as the Area Manager for the Springfield and Branson WACO Title offices. We understand that the purchase of your home may very well be your largest investment. We pride ourselves in providing exemplary title insurance products and professional closing services to insure that your most important asset is protected for as long as you own your home. Whether buying, selling, building or refinancing we can help by making the process stress free. While I see people in our offices every day completing “transactions”, I love to see the families excited to take the keys and celebrate homeownership. Family is important to me.
I live in Nixa along with my husband and our two children, Peyton and Zack. Southwest Missouri has always been my home and I’m a proud graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Administrative Management.