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December 2022 Newsletter

December 2, 2022

The December 2022 newsletter is here! The end of the year may be drawing close, but our staff shows no signs of slowing down. While it seems that we always say that the past month was a big one, November was especially big; you’ll see just how busy we were in this month’s edition of…

City of Sparta Acquires Downtown Property, Seeks Community Input

November 18, 2022

City of Sparta Acquires Downtown Property, Seeks Community Input FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kristen Haseltine, President/CEO EMAIL:   11.18.2022 – The City of Sparta, Missouri, has acquired the property at 7509 State Highway 14, previously the site of the Sparta branch of Legacy Bank and Trust. The City purchased it at auction outright for…

Vote “YES” on Ozark/Nixa Tax Initiatives

November 3, 2022

Election day is fast approaching, and the Show Me board and team are encouraging citizens of Ozark and Nixa to vote yes respectively on the Public Safety Use Tax and the 1-cent Sales Tax Increase.   In 2000, the population of Christian County was 54,285. In the 22 years since, that number has ballooned to 91,126, an increase…

November 2022 Newsletter

November 2, 2022

The November 2022 newsletter is here! October was a big month for Show Me. You’ll see below that our staff was constantly on the go; from MEDC in Columbia to a business walk in Billings, this past month was nonstop. But we love our work, and we’re dedicated to seeing Christian County thrive. Here’s to…

What is a Business Walk?

September 7, 2022

Our next business walk will take place in Ozark’s historic river district on Dec. 6, 2022, between 1 and 5pm! Billings Business Walk Full Report: Download Here! Sparta Business Walk Full Report: Download Here! What is a Business Walk?   The well-being and growth of our local businesses is vital to the advancement of the…

Show Me Christian County Announces New President & CEO

April 18, 2022

Show Me Christian County Announces New President & CEO 4.18.22 – Show Me Christian County has announced Kristen Haseltine as the organization’s next chief executive officer.   “Kristen has a fantastic history of local nonprofit service and impactful community relationships,” said Sarah Appleby, Show Me Christian County board chair. “The selection committee, staff, and board are…


September 1, 2021

SMCC staff pictured L-R: Jennifer Torres, Anna Evans, Andrea Sitzes, Mark Wallace WHAT’S HAPPENING: Check out Show Me Christian County’s email newsletter for project announcements, staff reports, regional updates, and more. Click here to view our August newsletter

Introducing Fortify Christian County

June 25, 2021

Introducing Fortify Christian County If a significant event shut your business down completely, would you be able to continue critical operations? When a natural disaster, data breach, tragic event, or community disruption occurs, your business’s ability to make a full recovery will likely depend heavily on the level of preparedness you and your team have…

Transportation Grants Awarded to Two Christian County Projects

December 27, 2019

Transportation Grants Awarded to Two Christian County Projects Governor Parson’s office announced Monday the recipients of the Governor’s Transportation Cost-Share Program. Out of 48 statewide applications, 20 projects were selected to receive state transportation funding. Of those 20 projects, two are located in Christian County, and have been awarded a combined total of nearly $1 million in…

CoxHealth Announces Two New Clinics for Christian County

November 20, 2019

CoxHealth announced today their plans to build two new super clinics in Christian County: one in Nixa and the other in Ozark. Each facility will be its own unit, providing increased health care to Christian County residents, including primary care, urgent care, dedicated pediatric offices, and physical therapy.

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