More About the Finalists:
• Academy of Hair Design, Inc., founded in 1996, trains and prepares professionals for the beauty and barbering industry. They offer training in barbering, cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring, and operate a full-service salon with services performed by students.
• Burgess Aircraft Management, LLC (dba Ozair Charter Service) was established in 2007 to provide jet charter service from Springfield. The company operates a fleet of nine jets and flies anywhere in the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
• Local Marketing Giant, LLC (dba OMG Commerce), has positioned itself as a thought leader in the eCommerce industry. Since being founded in 2010, OMG Commerce has grown from a focus on Google Maps optimization to advertising for companies with Google, YouTube and Amazon.
• Pearson-Kelly Technology, founded in 2002, has grown and expanded its focus over the years from print and copier sales to holistic technology consulting, sales and service. They also now act as a managed service provider and offer IT solutions for clients.
• Volt Credit Union was originally founded in 1935 as the Springfield MFA Employees Credit Union. It has expanded its service area and changed names a few times over the years, most recently being called Community Financial Credit Union before rebranding as Volt in June 2018.