Business/Economy

Business and economy news and issues in the Ozarks.

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The City of Springfield’s Zone Blitz initiative is moving full steam ahead after an event at Nichols Park to kick it off.  Community Listen Zone Blitz is an effort to improve the quality of life in northwest Springfield.

Priority projects were identified during a three-week listening tour in Zone 1 neighborhoods. 

Zone 1 council member, Phyllis Ferguson, said her part of town has problems and they’re problems that have been around for too long.

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Hiring events are planned this week for a variety of positions.   The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will help with events in Branson, Springfield and Rogersville.

The city of Springfield has declined a Greene County Commission proposal to pay $1 million a year for a temporary jail facility.   

City of Springfield

The three-day Birthplace of Route 66 Festival is set for August 12-14 in Springfield.  Events Friday include a Motorcycle Village, the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Parade and performances by Tripwire, Sequel Dose, Anthony Gomes, the Baldknobbers and Machine Gun Symphony.  An ice cream social will be hosted by actor, Barry Williams. A concert at the Gillioz will feature Asleep at the Wheel with Rhonda Vincent &the Rage, and a drive-in movie will feature The Little Rascals. 

Frank Romines
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Springfield has hired Frank Romines as its new city attorney. Romines currently serves as senior corporate counsel for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. He’ll begin his role with the city on July 13.

According to a news release from the city, Romines began his career as an associate attorney in Husch & Eppenberger, LLC’s Springfield office. He has also worked for Shughart, Thomson and Kilroy, P.C. as an associate attorney and Leggett & Platt, Inc., where he served as assistant general counsel.

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