Open for Business: Easter Seals Midwest

Adam Christensen helps manage Easter Seals Midwest, a nonprofit that recently relocated.

Adam Christensen helps manage Easter Seals Midwest, a nonprofit that recently relocated.

Easter Seals Midwest
St. Louis-based nonprofit Easter Seals Midwest moved its Springfield office April 7 to 3828 South Ave., formerly the offices of Davis, Lynn & Moots PC. Easter Seals Midwest spokeswoman Alison Sieloff said the new space is roughly twice the size of the group’s previous location in Glenstone Square. Lease terms on the 8,300 square feet with property owner Tillman Investments LLC were not disclosed. Easter Seals Midwest serves roughly 4,000 individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism. Sieloff said programming includes early intervention, parent training, social groups and community living services. Easter Seals Midwest employs about 100 in southwest Missouri, and Autism Services Director Christine Breig and Community Living Services Director Adam Christensen manage the Springfield office. Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (417) 890-1399. Web: EasterSealsMidwest.org

Hearing Wellness Solutions LLC
State-licensed hearing instrument specialist Candace Wawra on March 1 opened Hearing Wellness Solutions LLC at 236 E. Primrose St., formerly an office for health care staffing agency Nursefinders. Wawra has 10 years experience in the field: seven as an audiology aide and assistant audiologist at Joplin-based Freeman Hearing Center and three years as a licensed provider and manager at Springfield Hearing Center Inc. Hearing Wellness Solutions retails hearing aids, hearing loss prevention equipment, such as customized earplugs, and amplifier accessories for televisions and phones. Wawra also offers hearing aid repair and programming, and listening therapy. Wawra leases 1,200 square feet from Harold E. Johnson Co. for undisclosed terms. Hours: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment. Phone: (417) 887-8499. Web: HearingWellnessSolutions.com

Price Cutter
Rogersville-based Pyramid Foods on March 30 reopened a Price Cutter store at 712 W. Commercial St. Communications and Marketing Director Charlie Dunn said the 20,000-square-foot store, formerly a Safeway and operated by Pyramid Foods under the Ramey’s banner from 1980 to the late 1990s, was closed February 2015 and renovated by Missouri Supermarket Builders Inc. The roughly 2-acre parcel is owned by Dallas-based Rainier Sunwest 2012 LLC, and project costs were estimated at $120,000, according to a city building permit. Dunn said the store has larger produce, grocery and frozen meat departments alongside a new full-service hot food bar and cold deli with prepared meals. Harold Douglas is director of the store and its roughly 40 employees. Hours: 7 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. Phone: (417) 864-7810. Web: PriceCutterOnline.com

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Open for Business: Easter Seals Midwest

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