Ellen is Back for EPIC 17

Ellen Rohr is Back at EPIC 17! She will be discussing "Where Did the MOney GO?"

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:20


Thank you EPIC 17 Sponsors

This years main event is sponsored by Community First Banking Company, Restoring Hope, KY3, AirMedCare, Donahue Roofing, Fidelity Communication, Adams Construction, Arvest Bank, Grisham Properties,  Kemmons Insurance – John Coleman, Shelter Insurance – David Thomas, Executive Outsourcing Services and Landmark Bank.  

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:44


EPIC 17 on May 2, 2017

Celebrate Small Business Week at EPIC

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:31


OzSBI Second Floor Donation

Community First Banking Company donated $3,500 for the glass banister on the newly remodeled second floor of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI). The second floor of OzSBI will have 5 large offices ranging in size from 800 sf to 1800sf, a board room, coworking space and a coffee bar. 


Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:27


Cahill Construction becomes an OzSBI Champion

Cahill Construction is the latest business to join OzSBI as a Champion.  “Cahill Construction has been the general contractor on OzSBI’s second floor remodel.  They have finished the project ahead of schedule and done an excellent job.  Located in Salem MO, we are pleased to partner with businesses throughout our 7 county service area and proud to recognize them with a banner in our lobby,” said Heather W. Fisher, OzSBI’s Executive Director.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:25


Professional Business Workshops at OzSBI

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:19


Local Businesses Sponsor Entrepreneurial Training

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) recently held the kickoff session of LaunchU, a microenterprise development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas and develop a plan to launch new ventures.  Fifteen entrepreneurs spent the day at OzSBI meeting other like-minded entrepreneurs, defining their business concept, and learning resources available to test their idea.  The 9 week LaunchU series is being sponsored by West Plains Bank & Trust, FundRaiser Software, and Chrys Fisher, Attorney at Law.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:16


March 2017 Workshop Lineup

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 16:37


Jackson Equipment Rental and Supply becomes an OzSBI Champion

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:40


Leave a Lasting Legacy

The Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) has been awarded $50,000 in 50% tax credits by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.  Any individual or business with a Missouri tax liability is eligible to receive the 2016 tax credits by making a donation to OzSBI.  Tax credits directly reduce the donor's state taxes by 50% of the donated amount, which is in addition to the standard state and federal charitable tax deductions.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:30


Armstrong Flooring donates to OzSBI

Renovation of the second floor of the Ozarks Small Business Incubator is well underway. The projected completion date is spring 2017.  Once completed the newly renovated space will house 5 large offices suites ranging in size from 850 sf to 1800 sf, a large conference room, lobby, coworking space and coffee bar.  An elevator also will be installed to make the space accessible to individuals.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 11:28


Filming at Midwest Mobile Imaging

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 18:10


Under Construction!

The renovation of the second floor is underway! Keep track of the progress by visiting the photo album on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:03


Great Scrubs & More is OzSBI's Newest Client

Halli King is the "new" proud owner of Great Scrubs and More. Halli started working at Great Scrubs in July 2012 and now four years has taken the reins from Sandra Exon. Halli used OzSBI's Microloan Fund as gap financing in conjunction with Community First Bank to purchase the business.   Great Scrubs and More will also be participating in OzSBI's Affiliate Client program.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 22:12


DED Awards Tax Credits to 10 Business Incubators


JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that 10 Missouri small business incubators have been approved for a total of $500,000 in state tax credits under the Small Business Incubator Tax Credit program (Incubator). The  tax credits  will leverage $1 million for the local incubators.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 17:00


Howell County Now a Certified “Work Ready Community”

Howell County has been certified as a national “Work Ready Community” by the national college testing organization ACT, joining a select group of counties across the United States that is linking its economic development initiatives with education and workforce development.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:48