June News & Events

2 Opportunities for Manufacturers 

OzSBI is hosting 2 Manufacturing Roundtables this summer. 

Join us Thursday, June 9th at 6 pm for our quarterly manufacturers roundtable. The discussion will be lead by Dan Thompson and will focus on local resources. Dinner is provided. Event is sponsored by:

On Thursday, July 14th at 1 pm the Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) will present "Gearing UP!"  A presentation of resources, services and emerging market trends for manufacturers.  Manufacturers have fought through a recession, regulatory changes, workforce shortages and individual environmental battles. Hear how MAM, other Missouri manufacturers and partner companies have developed solutions to help manufacturers face the future.

Social Media for Small Business 

Bring your laptops for a hands on social media workshop. You will learn about Blogging, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Linked In- how to connect with your target audience and how to advertise through these social platforms. What do you say? How do you get people to interact? How can it help my bottom line? How can you be social savvy without it being a full time job? All of these questions and more will be covered!

Thursday, June 30, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$35 general, $20 OzSBI Member
Register at www.ozsbi.com

Presented by: Erin Gamble of Gamble Marketing
Erin Gamble always had a love for photography and marketing, but what

was she going to do with her life? She graduated Missouri State with a

bachelors degree is Marketing/Advertising and minors in Photography and

Graphic Design. After graduation she went to work for an agency while also

growing her photography business, Gamble's Photography. In 2013 she went

into business for herself doing photography and online marketing full time,

and has thrived ever since.

2016 Entrepreneur of the Year

During OzSBI's small business celebration, Piney River Brewing Company was recognized as the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Joleen and Brian Durham founded Piney River Brewing Company on their farm in South Central Missouri in 2010. Their award winning brewery is dedicated to making distinctive craft beers that celebrate the Ozarks

Piney River Brewing Company just finished a $1.3 million expansion that was completed in November 2015. The expansion included a 12,000 square foot barn located near the current "BARn" production facility and tap room. This expansion was the third expansion since the company opened its doors. The brewery was the first  in Missouri to can beer on site in November 2011 with an MC100 two-head Wild Goose canning machine. In 2015, Piney River produced just over 2,000 barrels of beer.

Joleen commented on the award saying "Since the beginning, we have tried to capture the Ozarks with the Piney River brand. We are honored to receive this recognition for entrepreneurism in the Ozarks. We believe the Ozarks is a great place to live, work, play and to start a business!"

Thank you to the Houston Chamber of Commerce for your nomination of Piney River Brewing Company and your participation in OzSBI's EPIC 2016.

Pictured above (L to R): Heather Fisher, OzSBI; Brian Durham, Piney River Brewing Company; Joleen Durham, Piney River Brewing Company.
 Client Spotlight

Dust Til Dawn's office is now located in Office 103  at OzSBI! Dust Til Dawn offers quality environmental hygiene for offices, businesses, rental properties, and homes. They are bonded, licensed and insured and have the experience, skills to serve businesses of all sizes. Dust Til Dawn is the newest Tenant Client to join OzSBI.

For more information, please visit them online at https://www.facebook.com/dusttildawnmo/ or call 417-204-2396.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learns are free and open to the public.

Equipment Financing for Small Business  Thursday, June 16th 12pm FREE

Business owners or operators who have equipment needs will benefit from this discussion of traditional financing and lease financing.  Learn alternative ways of financing equipment and capital preservation. Lunch provided by Arvest Bank.

Growth of Local Winery  Thursday, July 21st 12pm FREE

Hear the journey McCullough House Winery is on to make and sell their wine in the Ozarks and become a winery destination.

Professional Workshops 

Network with other manufacturers, share concerns, and learn about local resources.  
Date: Thursday, June 9th
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Learn how to select the best social media platform for your business, and create an effective social media marketing strategy.    
Date: Thursday, June 30th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20

 Power of Personalities in Your Workplace

Become better at 'reading' people's behaviors to better understand their motivations.Learn how to have more satisfying personal & professional relationships.    
Date: Wednesday, July 6th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $35/$20

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

This one-day workshop offers six hours of an INTRODUCTORY, hands-on learning opportunity for small business. Boost the accuracy of your small business accounting. In this session you will learn how to set up a company file, set up customers, employees and vendors, track accounts payable and receivable, reconcile accounts, and create reports.    
Date: Wednesday, July 13th
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Cost: $129/$99

Missouri Association of Manufacturers

Manufacturers have fought through a recession, regulatory changes, workforce shortages and individual environmental battles.  OzSBI wants you to know that you are not alone.  There are resources available to help you overcome these challenges.     
Date: Thursday, July 14th
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Advanced QuickBooks Pro

In this training you will learn how to use the import/export feature to setup new companies, setup and track inventory payroll taxes and forms, use advanced invoice features, setup and monitor budgets, manage and pay sales tax, and explore expanded reporting capabilities.     
Date: Wednesday, July 27th
Time: 9-4 p.m.
Cost: $129/$99

Register for workshops at www.ozsbi.com 
Thank You Champion Members!

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