DHS Provides Relief to American Businesses in Danger of Suffering Irreparable Harm

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Additional Visas for Temporary Workers Provided Until End of Current Fiscal Year WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary nonagricultural workers will be able to hire up to 15,000 additional temporary nonagricultural workers under the H-2B program under a final rule that the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor submitted …

Branson Aiport’s local economic impact totals $454.8 million in five years

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    Contact: Jonas Arjes, EDFP Executive Director, Taney County Partnership jarjes@taneycountypartnership.com 417-337-2540 c | 417-243-2126 o FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, December 12, 2017 Branson Aiport’s economic impact on local economy totals $454.8 million in five years The airport’s economic impact on the local economy totaled $454.8 million from 2010 – 2015.  Since the reduction of air service at Branson in …

Group expands on workforce development

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Elizabeth Barmeier | Branson Tri-Lakes News   The Taney County Partnership has been focused on workforce development and establishing ways to meet the current supply and demand market in Taney County. Executive Director Jonas Arjes presented an update on the organization as a whole. Currently, the partnership has 40 members including 10 public sector partners and 30 business sector partners.  New …

HVS Market Pulse: Branson, MO

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HVS Market Pulse: Branson, MO by Justin Westad Named after the owner of the area’s first general store and later developed as a center for lumber shipments, Branson, Missouri, had an inauspicious start as a tourism destination. Over the course of the past century, however, Branson has built a reputation as a “family friendly” counterpart to Las Vegas, featuring a …

Branson to hold public meeting Nov. 7 to discuss American Gondola project

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         Media Contact: Jeff Green President, American Gondola, Inc. (573) 348-0122 jeff@cgblaw.net FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 27, 2016 Branson to hold public meeting Nov. 7 to discuss American Gondola project Presenting plan for the mass transportation system in Branson area Branson, Mo. – A public, informal meeting to discuss a possible gondola project will be held …

OnPoint Career Finder helps connect talent and opportunity in Taney County

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              Media Contact: Heather Hardinger Programs & Communications Director Taney County Partnership hhardinger@taneycountypartnership.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Branson, Mo. – Taney County Partnership recently launched a new website and home to its workforce initiative, OnPoint. The new website features a mobile responsive, interactive job search platform to help local employers connect to …

The Smart Business Center helps small business

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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:00 pm  |  Kora Chrzan | Branson Tri-Lakes News Starting and running a small business can be daunting, and finding a professional and affordable space can be a challenge. But Commercial One Brokers, LLC, in partnership with Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Taney County Partnership, have created the Smart Business Center to help small …

Taney Co. Partnership Shares Workforce Survey Results

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Posted: July 26, 2016  |  Tim Church  |  View the original story at Hometown Daily News BRANSON, Mo. – The Taney County Partnership releases the results of its 2016 Taney County Workforce Survey during the Branson/Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Friday. Executive Director Jonas Arjes shares they had 133 businesses submit responses for its 2ndAnnual survey. These businesses report …

Now Hiring: Taney County businesses cannot find enough workers

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BRANSON, Mo. (KSPR) – Taney County businesses are looking to hire. Businesses there say the number of jobs far out exceeds the number of workers available. The Alpine Coaster is just one of the businesses hiring. There’s more than 1,000 jobs available and they need workers to fill them. “The summer has been great with some of the businesses open …

Taney County initiative seeks to help with labor issue

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By Kadee Brosseau | View the original story on KY3 News Posted: Mon 9:36 PM, Jul 25, 2016  | Updated: Mon 11:09 PM, Jul 25, 2016 Too many jobs, not enough workers in Taney County. That’s the reason local leaders are putting together a plan. The Workforce Development Collaborative seeks to grow the area’s labor pool and help put the right people in …

Construction Begins on Powersite North Sanitary Sewer Project

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2016 Contact:            Brad Allbritton, AdministratorTaney County Regional Sewer District(417) 546-7220   MEDIA RELEASE Construction Begins on Powersite North Sanitary Sewer Project – Phase 1 The Taney County Regional Sewer District Board of Trustees recently awarded just under $8.4 million in construction contracts for Phase 1 of the Powersite North Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project and would …

Jonas Arjes named 2016 Missouri Professional Economic Developer of the Year

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  Contact:                   Pat Amick, CMP – Executive Director                                 Missouri Economic Development Council                                 573.636.7383   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   JONAS ARJES 2016 MISSOURI PROFESSIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR   Lake Ozark, MO (June 15, 2016) – Jonas Arjes, EDFP, Executive Director of the 4-year-old Taney County Partnership has been named …

Branson AirExpress Operated by Buzz Airways Launches Service Memorial Day Weekend from Branson To Austin & New Orleans

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Branson Airport ContactRachel WoodPhone: 417-337-4682rwood@flybranson.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friday, May 27, 2016Branson Airport (BKG) is pleased to announce the return of Branson AirExpress operated by Buzz Airways with service to Austin (AUS) & New Orleans (MSY). Starting this Memorial Day weekend, flights will operate in each market four days per week with discount flights to and from each market. Discount flights to ...

Branson residents invited to participate in Community Rezoning Open House on June 7

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    City of Branson Jennifer Langford, MBA/MIS – Communications Manager 110 West Maddux  |  Branson, MO  65616 BransonMo.gov  |  417.337.0017 direct JLangford@BransonMO.gov     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 23, 2016 Contact:  Joel Hornickel, Planning & Zoning, City of Branson, 417.337.8546   MEDIA RELEASE Branson Community Rezoning Open House The City of Branson invites Branson residents, business owners, investors, …

Hollister Farm to Table Market to Open June 2

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Media Contact: Contact: Heather Hardinger Telephone: (417) 243-2140 Email: hhardinger@taneycountypartnership.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2016 HOLLISTER FARM TO TABLE MARKET TO OPEN JUNE 2 The farmers market will bring together agriculture and small business markets for year-round project. Hollister, MO – The Farm to Table Market, located in Hollister at 118 Symington Place, will open to the public …

New Nationwide Air Service Coming To Branson

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Book flights choosing from 100+ connections on United.com or use Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Elite Airways BRANSON, MISSOURI (May 11, 2016) – Elite Airways will offer daily non-stop service from Branson to Denver (DEN) and Houston (IAH) with connections to over 100 markets nationwide.  The Branson Airport, Elite Airways and Great Lakes Airlines have teamed up to launch this new program.  …

MU Extension’s “Grow Your Farm” Program to Help People Plan Farm Enterprises

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FROM UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSIONSOUTHWEST REGIONAL NEWS SERVICE Contact: Patrick Byers, Horticulture SpecialistHeadquartered in Greene County Tel: (417) 881-8909E-mail: byerspl@missouri.edu   Hollister, Mo. – “Grow Your Farm” is an educational program offered by University of Missouri  Extension that is designed to help landowners interested in farming for the first time and current  farmers wanting to start new enterprises.   “Grow …

Paragon Architecture Joins Economic Development Efforts of Taney County Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2016 Contact: Jennifer Langford, Marketing & Programs Director Taney County Partnership 417-243-2140 jlangford@taneycountypartnership.com   Taney County, MO – The Taney County Partnership welcomes its newest partner Paragon Architecture as of February, 2016, the 29th business sector partner to join the Partnership since its inception in 2012. With more than 60 years of combined experience, Paragon …

Chicago’s Navy Pier Ferris Wheel Moving to Branson in 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:Craig WescottPresident and CEO, The Track Family Fun ParksCell:  417-676-2064Email: craig@bransontracks.comWebsite:  www.bransontracks.com Branson, Mo. – The iconic 15-story Ferris wheel formerly featured at Chicago’s Navy Pier will be the newest attraction to Branson’s Highway 76 at The Track Family Fun Parks in 2016. “Branson will be a great new location for this amazing Ferris wheel,” said Brian …

Next $10 Million Attraction in Branson for Summer 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Langford, Marketing & Programs Director Taney County Partnership 931-510-7703 jlangford@taneycountypartnership.com   BRANSON, MO – Following several project announcements in 2015, Bigfoot on the Strip is the second $10M attraction to be announced along Branson’s famous Hwy 76 corridor in less than six months. “The Branson Board of Alderman’s passage of the planned …

$10 Million Dollar Family Adventure Attraction Coming to Branson

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:September 2, 2015Contact: Trey Pelz, Clear Marketing501-350-7014trey@clearemg.com BRANSON, MO – Plans are being finalized to open a first-of-its-kind, $10 million family adventureattraction in Branson, Mo., in the summer of 2016. A press conference and project announcement isscheduled for Tuesday, October 6, when the development team will reveal the name of the attractionand more details. “I am excited for …

Branson Mayor to Host Baseball Olympics As Part of the MLB “Play Ball” Initiative

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  Date:  August 6, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Garrett Anderson, Economic Development Director, 417-337-8548   Branson Mayor to Host Baseball Olympics As Part of the MLB “Play Ball” Initiative Mayor Karen Best will host Branson youth in the Baseball Olympics as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s “Play Ball” initiative, which focuses on the …

TANGER ANNOUNCES NEW SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES IN 2015 With E.V. Charging Stations and Solar Energy Projects

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TANGER ANNOUNCES NEW SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES IN 2015 E.V. Charging Stations and Solar Energy Projects Ramping Up in U.S. Locations GREENSBORO, N.C., July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As part of an ongoing effort toward environmental responsibility throughout its portfolio, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT) has announced new sustainability initiatives for its United States locations promoting …

Earls Family Broadcasting Joins Taney County Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Langford, Marketing & Programs Director Taney County Partnership 417-243-2140 jlangford@taneycountypartnership.com   Taney County, MO – The Taney County Partnership is pleased to welcome Earls Family Broadcasting as the 27th business sector partner to join the public-private partnership focused on economic development in Taney County.   “The impact that Earls Family Broadcasting and …

Taney County State of the Workforce: Employer Survey Results

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2015 Contact: Jennifer Langford, Marketing & Programs Director Taney County Partnership 417-243-2140 jlangford@taneycountypartnership.com     Taney County, MO – In collaboration with the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, the Taney County Partnership will be revealing the results of the recent “Have Your Say” Employer Survey that was issued to gain information on the current challenges …

Renewable Energy Solutions Provider Joins Taney County Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 1, 2015 Contact:  Jennifer Langford, Marketing & Programs Director, Taney County Partnership, 417-243-2140 jlangford@taneycountypartnership.com   Renewable Energy Solutions Provider Joins Taney County Partnership Taney County, MO – The Taney County Partnership welcomes its 26th business sector investor, All-Tech Energy, LLC. With a strong presence in the Kansas City area, All-Tech Energy recently established operations in Taney County due …

DeWitt & Associates, Inc. Joins Taney County Partnership

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 27, 2015 Contact:  Jennifer Langford, Marketing & Programs Director Taney County Partnership  417-243-2140 jlangford@taneycountypartnership.com   DeWitt & Associates, Inc. Joins Taney County Partnership Taney County, MO – In May 2015, Taney County Partnership welcomed DeWitt & Associates, the 25th business sector investor to its Board of Directors. With a strong presence in Springfield developing construction projects …

OU EDI Graduate, Taney County Partnership Executive Director Jonas Arjes

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OU EDI GRADUATE MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jonas Arjes, EDFP, Executive Director of Taney County Partnership, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute on May 7, 2015 at the OU EDI spring session held in Nashville, Tennessee. OU EDI is an intensive week long, three-tier program which provides a broad spectrum of advanced education for the economic development …

2014 PGA Legends of Golf Presented by Bass Pro Shops Recipient of Inaugural Taney County Partnership Economic Impact Award

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Taney County, MO – The Taney County Partnership is pleased to announce the recipient of its first Inaugural 2014 Economic Impact Award. The award was presented this evening to the 2014 Big Cedar Lodge PGA Legends of Golf event presented by Bass Pro Shops. Receiving the award on behalf of Johnny Morris was tournament director, Kirk Elmquist at the 68th …

Branson Airport receives perfect score on FAA annual inspection, zero discrepancies for 7th straight year

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NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2015   Branson Airport receives perfect score on FAA annual inspection  The Branson Airport Passes FAA Inspection with Zero Discrepancies for 7th Straight Year Branson, Missouri (February 24, 2015) – When the Branson Airport opened in 2009 the FAA issued the Branson Airport an Airport Operating Certificate enabling the airport to offer Schedule …

National Engineering Firm Olsson Associates Joins Taney County Partnership

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Taney County, MO – The Taney County Partnership welcomes its newest partner Olsson Associates as of February, 2015, which brings business sector investors to a total of 24 member companies. Olsson Associates offers comprehensive engineering and design solutions for public and private infrastructure projects including transportation, water resources, land development and urban planning, environmental resources and compliance, water and wastewater, …

Menards To Have New Neighbor At Hollister 65 Interchange

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2015 HOLLISTER, MO – Adding to the recent growth at the Hollister 65 interchange, a new 94-room La Quinta Inn & Suites has been announced, joining the new Menards, Taco Bell, Jordan Valley Health, and other recent newcomers to the Hollister area. According to Jonas Arjes, Executive Director of the Taney County Partnership: “Development breeds …

Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Welcomes New President/CEO

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For immediate release February 10, 2015 Contact: Lynn Berry, Director of Communications Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB 417-334-4084 LBerry@BransonCVB.com Branson, Mo. – Jeff Seifried was named the new President/Chief Executive Officer of the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau, according to Randy Brashers, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Seifried is leaving his position as the …

Taney County Partnership Expands While Driving Local Economic Development Efforts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2015 The Taney County Partnership reports expansion heading into 2015. January 1st saw the addition of four new partners bringing its membership numbers to 24 business sector and 10 public sector partners, while continuing to work closely with the Springfield Regional Economic Partnership and Missouri Partnership. “We are grateful to the Taney County Commission and …

Branson Receives an Early Christmas Gift From Elite Airways and Buzz Airways

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Branson Airport Contact Jeffrey Bourk Phone: 207-281-2684 jbourk@flybranson.com NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday December 23, 2014 ANNOUNCING 4 NON-STOP DESTINATIONS ON BRANSON AIREXPRESS Houston-Hobby (HOU) Airport Service will continue, while adding, Denver (DEN), Chicago (MDW), and Austin (AUS) BRANSON, MISSOURI (December 23, 2014) – Branson AirExpress operated by Elite Airways announced today they will be flying Houston (HOU) starting …

Chase $40,000 Grant Awarded to Assist Taney and Stone County Students

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2014 The Taney County Partnership is pleased to announce Taney County high school seniors and the local workforce will now benefit from a $40,000 grant made possible by the JP Morgan Chase foundation. The “Chasing Platinum, Ready to Work” project initiated by the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development and partner agency Alternative Opportunities, …

United Rentals Joins Taney County Partnership as Newest Partner

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The Taney County Partnership is proud to announce its newest partner, United Rentals, a Fortune 500 company currently serving new construction and existing business expansion initiatives in Taney County. Founded in 1997, United Rentals (NYSE:URI) is the world’s largest equipment rental provider, deploying over $8 billion of fleet (original equipment cost) through more than 870 branches in North America and …

Taney County Partnership Welcomes Newest Partner Tom Boyce Excavating

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2014 The Taney County Partnership is proud to announce its newest partner, Tom Boyce Excavating, Inc.  A Taney County-based business since 1989, Boyce Excavating provides world-class services to Tri-Lakes area and national customers including: subdivisions, mass grading, sewer and water line installation, land clearing, rock breaking, retaining walls, sanitary treatment plants and lift stations, and …

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Jennifer Langford Joins Taney County Partnership as Marketing & Programs Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2, 2014 The Taney County Partnership, the economic development subdivision of the county, has hired a second employee. Jennifer Langford joined the partnership at the end of August. “Ms. Langford’s career experience along with her marketing and communication skill sets will elevate the effectiveness and potential of the partnership from day one of her employment with us,” …

Taney County Commission and Partnership Coordinate Assistance for Rockaway Beach

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2014 The Taney County Partnership went before the Taney County Commission on Thursday, May 22, to request financial assistance for Rockaway Beach in their efforts to combat the curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton Crispus) along the city’s shoreline.  The roughly 25 acres of growth is scheduled to be treated by Midwest Lake Management, Inc. in conjunction with …

Taney County Partnership Welcomes Ozarks Technical Community College As Newest Partner

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The Taney County Partnership is proud to announce its newest partner, Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC). Ozarks Technical Community College was founded April 3, 1990 when the residents of Springfield school district and 13 surrounding public school districts voted to establish a “community technical college.” “OTC is very excited to be a part of the Taney County Partnership and look …

76 Project Gets Underway

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Branson TriLakes News Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013 1:58 pm By Kris Collins An $80 million project to revitalize 76 Country Boulevard was unveiled to the public this week. Stakeholders, business owners and residents attended a presentation on the Spirit of 76 project as the design team presented its plan and process at Clay Cooper Theatre earlier this week. “We …