August News & Events
OzSBI Second Floor Grand Opening: Success

Our Second Floor Grand Opening started with a West Plains Chamber of Commerce Ribbon cutting. During our short presentation we honored area businessmen that made a difference in our community. Past OzSBI Clients spoke about their favorite benefits of being a client and how OzSBI helped them overcome obstacles. The evening was a success with over 80 people in attendance. Thank you to all who have made the growth of OzSBI and the business community possible.  

West Plains Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.


Joe Paul Evans, Royce Fugate, and Laurel Thompson were honored during the short ceremony. 

Phil Wages, Wages Brewing Company, presenting.

 To view more photos and a short video please visit our Facebook page at   https://www.facebook.com/ozsbi/ 
OzSBI Business Spotlight

IAM Local Lodge 2782,  is the newest tenant to join the OzSBI community.  You can find The Local in Suite 134 and can be reached at 255-8798.

Pitcure: BJ Wear and Catherine Stockton



OzSBI Membership

Members are businesses, organizations, and individuals that support the mission of OzSBI. Members receive special benefits in return for their annual dues. They also become part of the OzSBI community, supporting us as we help businesses grow through our trainings, microloans, and mentoring programs. All members receive discounts on OzSBI workshops. 

Visit our website to see our different membership level and benefits. www.ozsbi.com/ozsbi 
 

Feed Your Brain:  Attend an OzSBI Lunch & Learn



Lunch & Learn: Growth of a Local Company

Kevin Gorskey with AMCN will explain how the local company grew from a small team to employ 422 West Plains locals. Not only will he discuss growth, but also the factors in it, and pivotal things that happened along the way, etc. Come learn how even a small company can go global.  Lunch provided.

Date: Thursday, September 21st
Time: 12-1 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Conference Room

Sponsored by:



Lunch & Learn: Celebration of Manufacturers

Learn how local manufacturers contribute to the local economy. You will hear from a few local manufacturers on the process they take to be successful.  Lunch provided.

Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 12-1 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Conference Room

Sponsored by:


Daniel Thompson & Family


RSVP for our Lunch&Learns at www.ozsbi.com  
Professional Workshops


MTI: Motivating Employees

This workshop will explore the topic of employee motivation and why the carrot and stick approach to energizing your employees just doesn't work.  Learn what you can do to create a work environment of motivated employees who consistently demonstrates a willingness to perform and achieve results.  Facilitated by the Missouri Training Institute-MU.

Date: Wednesday, August 30th
Time: 9-4 pm
Cost: $165/$145
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room


MTI: Coaching and Conflict

This workshop examines two functions critical to supervisory success; coaching employees and handling conflict.  Identify tools and techniques to help shape your employees' behavior on the job and what to do when conflict among your staff is not promoting creativity or innovation but decreased morale, more re-work and lower productivity. Facilitaed by the Missouri Training Institute-MU

Date: Thursday, August 31st
Time: 9-4 pm
Cost: $165/$145
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room


Manufacturing Roundtable

Network with other manufacturers, share concerns, and learn about local resources. Dinner provided.

Date: Thursday, Sept 7th
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room


Creating a Business Plan and Budget

Learn the basic steps to creating a business plan and budget that is easy to understand and follow.

Date: Thursday, Sept 14th
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Cost: Contact Ava Chamber of Commerce 417-683-4594 
Location: Ava, MO


MTI: Generational Differences

This course outlines the characteristics of four distinct generations in today's workplace:  Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials.

Date: Friday, Sept 29th
Time: 9-12 pm
Cost: $145/$125
Location: Emerson Climate Tech, Ava, MO


Learn how to build a Great Brand

Network with other manufacturers, share concerns, and learn about local resources. Dinner provided.

Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 8:30-12 pm
Cost: $145/$125
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room


Makers Making Money from Home

Whether you're a pro or you're a brand new startup, this class will give you fresh ideas on how to make more money with your home business.


Date: Friday, October 13th
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $45/$35
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room


Blogging 101

Learn how to choose a good blog name and register it properly, get to know your blogging options.


Date: Friday, October 27th
Time: 1-4 pm
Cost: $45/$35
Location: OzSBI Meeting Room




Register for workshops at www.ozsbi.com  
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