The Best Has Yet to Come

Investors & Partners,

Happy New Year from all of us at Show Me Christian County! We trust that you had a delightful and rejuvenating Christmas vacation, setting the stage for a promising new year. As January unfolds, it's time for all of us to buckle up and dive into the exciting projects that lie ahead.

In our dedicated effort to retain and expand businesses in our county, we partner with local chambers to promote Christian County businesses. Your continued support has the power to create a ripple effect, bringing positive change to our community. To make an even greater impact, consider these tips to support our local businesses:

  • Spread the Word: Share your positive experiences with local businesses on social media and review platforms.
  • Word of Mouth: Recommend local businesses to friends, family, and colleagues.
  • Shop Regularly: Make a conscious effort to prioritize local businesses in your shopping routine.
  • Engage in Events: Attend local events and markets to discover new businesses and show your support.

Join us in celebrating the #ShopLocal movement, becoming a catalyst for progress, and incorporating these tips into your daily routine. Together, let's make 2024 a year of shared success, vibrant local economies, and strengthened communities. Your role in this journey is invaluable, and we can't wait to see the positive impact we can create together.

As we step into 2024, SMCC envisions a year filled with positive developments, robust economic growth, and a flourishing community. Together, let's create a thriving environment for all. We wish you a happy and prosperous new year, anticipating the many great things that lie ahead.

Our team wishes you a peaceful and joyful holiday season!

Kristen Haseltine

President/CEO - Show Me Christian County

417-496-5987 (cell)

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Coming Up Next!

The next Show Me Christian County board meeting will take place at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 at Nixa City Hall. Be sure to mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you there!

As investors, you indicated a desire for more opportunities to connect with fellow SMCC investors and board members to discuss crucial development issues impacting our county. We've listened to your feedback!

Beginning February 6th and continuing every first Tuesday thereafter, our monthly meetings at Nixa City Hall (10 AM) will provide a platform for these informal gatherings. This series aims to address vital economic development issues within the county, with topics and special guests announced in advance to ensure engaging and solution-focused discussions.

Investors are encouraged to share insights, and SMCC may utilize this time for educational initiatives on development trends and programs.

Onward Ozark

The City of Ozark has initiated a study to explore the future development and land uses of three key corridors within the city. To access more details, please visit the "Onward Ozark: Planning Our Corridors" page on the city's website.

You are invited to participate in the virtual public open house, which is accessible until January 26, 2024.

Virtual Public Open House

Nixa 2045

The City of Nixa is thrilled to introduce Nixa 2045, our comprehensive planning initiative guiding growth for the next 20 years. This inclusive process, spanning land use, transportation, education, parks, housing, and more, invites public input through an online survey, pop-up events, and a citywide planning charrette.

Share your priorities in the public survey by February 2, 2024. Your involvement is vital in crafting a plan that honors Nixa's history while shaping its vibrant future.

Public Survey

Resource Roundup

Do you have a tech idea you’d like to pursue in 2024? Test the potential of your idea alongside other aspiring entrepreneurs in Bounce My Big Idea - A four week, online workshop designed and delivered by the seasoned tech entrepreneurs of Codefi, supported by Innovate SOMO.

BMBI is 100% virtual with live workshops, personalized coaching & feedback, and step-by-step activities to move you toward the right idea for a successful business.

Applications are now open for two upcoming cohorts starting in January and February with deadlines fast approaching!

Apply Here

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Name that Artist!

In our monthly tradition, we name our newsletter after a song that resonates with the theme of the moment. For January, as we aim to foster positivity in the new year, our chosen song is 'The Best Is Yet To Come.'

Can you guess the artist who originally recorded this uplifting melody? This song beautifully carries a message of optimism and looking ahead, perfectly encapsulating the spirit of new beginnings.

Dean Martin
Bobby Darlin
Frank Sinatra
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