March
16

WHO: Gene Conrad, Deputy Director, Branson Airport
WHAT: News conference to announce expansion of air service at Branson Airport
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Branson Airport Terminal

Executives of the Branson Airport, the nation’s first privately developed and operated commercial service airport, will announce an expansion of air service to the airport at a news conference Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. At that time airport officials will announce a fourth destination with regularly scheduled low-cost air service to and from the Branson Airport.

The $155 million airport, built entirely with private funds, opens May 11, 2009.

Directions to the Branson Airport:

From Highway 65 North, turn right/east approximately 4 miles north of the Highway 86 intersection into the Communities at Branson Creek and follow Branson Creek Boulevard about 2.5 miles until it turns into Branson Airport Boulevard, continue another 2 miles to the Branson Airport.

From Highway 65 South, turn left/east approximately 1 mile south of the Hollister exchange into the Communities at Branson Creek and follow Branson Creek Boulevard about 2.5 miles until it turns into Branson Airport Boulevard, continue another 2 miles to the Branson Airport.

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March
16

The community is invited to attend the annual Community Marketing Presentation by the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 3, in the Keeter Center on the campus of College of the Ozarks.

The presentation will cover 2008 research statistics on visitor numbers and revenue; a forecast for the 2009 season; details of the marketing, media, public relations and sales plans and news from the organization. Mark the date on your calendars.

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March
16

The Rankin Brothers Classic Music Revue has opened its second season in Branson, and this year they’re performing at the Starlite Theater on Missouri 76 across from the Hollywood Wax Museum.

They invite residents of Taney and Stone counties to enjoy their show for the price of $5 March 16 through 30. They perform at 8 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and at 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The two brothers, Mark and Matt, are known as singer-impressionists. They grew up in Texas, and developed a love for the vintage music, guitars, cars and anything from the 50’s and 60’s. At ages six and seven, one of their favorite things to do was record themselves singing with Jan and Dean, The Beach Boys, and Buddy Holly.

After performing in Texas for many years, they’ve brought their classic hits to Branson including the music of Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Neil Diamond, The Righteous Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, Roy Orbison, George Strait, Conway Twitty, Chuck Berry and more.

They’re joined onstage by three outstanding female vocalists and a cast of all-star musicians. To find out more and purchase tickets, call 417-337-9333 and visit www.rankinbrothers.com or www.starlitetheatre.com.

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March
16

Official Press Release

Branson Tourism Center is proud to announce its first annual Easter Egg Hunt being held at Stockstill Park in Branson, Missouri on April 11th from 12pm to 4pm. There is no charge for participating by they are accepting donations for Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event to raise money for cancer research.

Concessions will be available including hot dogs, chips, soda and cotton candy. A variety of activities for all ages including games, Easter Egg painting, Easter Egg baskets, face painting, balloon animals, live music and contests throughout the dar are sure to make this event one not to miss.

The official Toddler Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 2:30pm and the 5 years and up Easter Egg Hunt will commence at 3:00pm. All events are free and open to the general public. The event will happen rain or shine.

Please direct questions regarding the event to Branson Tourism Center, Tiffany Combs or Emily Pennington, 417-334-4400.

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March
16

Excel co-founder to speak in Branson

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The marketing expert who took Excel Telecommunications as a start-up company to a billion dollar publicly traded corporation in just under seven years, Stephen R. Smith, will speak in Branson on Thursday, March 19th, at 7 p.m. at the Branson Towers Hotel.

Open to the public, the meeting is part of a seven state 2009 Spring into Action Tour at which Smith will talk about his newest venture, Ultimate Choice Travel, a revolutionary nationwide travel agency.

Smith was the co-found of Excel Telecommunications where he created and deployed the marketing strategy for the long-distance company that wen over a billion dollars in revenue faster than Microsoft. This time he is capitalizing on the multi-billion dollar travel industry and has founded Ultimate Choice Travel.

“What I’m most excited about with Ultimate Choice Travel is that travel industry holds more opportunity for representatives than the long distance industry did…travel is fun. Everyone wants to do it, and it is natural for any conversation,” said Smith. “You can build a business in the travel industry, which will safely be around for a long time. And the travel business is many thousands of times the size of the long distance business, so the opportunity is virtually endless.”

Smith will detail his expansion plans for his new travel venture and explain how ot here can participate on a part-time or full-time basis from home. He will also be talking about voice over internet protocol and changes in the telephone industry.

The Branson Towers Hotel is located at 236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. For more information call Mark White 417-598-1353.

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March
16

2009 Prom Season

Posted In: City News by Norma Wiedmeyer


Norma Wiedmeyer
bransonlimo@live.com
Branson Limousine & Executive Charter, Inc.
417-331-1316
www.BransonLimoService.com
301 Scott Blvd.
Branson, MO   65616

Branson Limousine and Executive Charter, Inc., located in Branson, is ready for the local 2009 Prom season. We would appreciate the opportunity to serve you and make your prom a memorable one for years to come. You can view our vehicles on our web site at www.BransonLimoService.com. We offer executive Towncar service, a 10 passenger SuperStretch limousine, a 22-passenger luxury limousine bus, and a 27-passenger shuttle bus. We have over 13 years experience in the limousine industry, and can assure you will receive premier on time transportation service. If we can be of service to you, please call. We are confident you will find our vehicles and service superb. Thank you in advance.

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March
16
Marla Robison
marla@giftofhopeinc.org
Gift of Hope, Inc
417-546-0862
giftofhopeinc.org
15366 US HWY 160
Forsyth, MO   65653

March 13, 2009, Forsyth, MO. Gift of Hope, Inc. has recently acquired My Neighbor’s Pantry, a local food pantry serving over 1,800 people monthly in Northeast Taney County. The Pantry has been in operation for the past six years, however the building used for its operations has recently been leased to another entity leaving the Pantry in a position to shut its doors.

In recent months Gift of Hope’s Board of Directors has been considering expanding its programs to include a food pantry. When they became aware of the situation My Neighbor’s Pantry was facing, the Board recognized an immediate means of expansion through a mutually beneficial acquisition. Gift of Hope founder, Anthony Collier, states, “We saw an opportunity for Gift of Hope to expand its outreach to families in need and are excited about this acquisition and the ways in which we can continue to grow this program in the future.”

Gift of Hope, Inc. has been serving the needs of children and families in Taney county for over 20 years. Currently Gift of Hope sponsors programs to provide children with school supplies, food and clothing. In addition, Gift of Hope provides assistance to qualified families in need of help with rent, utilities, food, and Christmas gifts, particularly during the winter months when the need can be the greatest in Taney County.

My Neighbor’s Pantry will reopen its doors as a new program of Gift of Hope, Inc. at its new location at 10275 East State Highway 76 in Forsyth on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 under the direction of Robin Collier. The Pantry’s hours of operation will be 12:00-3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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For more information about Gift of Hope’s My Neighbor’s Pantry or how you can help contact Robin Collier at (417) 546-8098 or visit www.giftofhopeinc.org.

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March
16

Businesses, Show Us Your GREEN!

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Our 5th Earth Day event will take place at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery in Branson on April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We invite you to compete for our limited space to show the community that your business has made a priority of decreasing its carbon footprint.

Are you recycling?
Buying post consumer products?
Decreasing water usage?
Reducing the use of chemicals?
Becoming pollutant free?
Building with green products?
Offering locally made or grown products, or those imports considered “fair trade?”
What else are you doing GREEN?

Request your competition application NOW by e-mailing john.miller@mdc.mo.gov. List EVERYTHING that might even remotely be applicable and e-mail your completed application immediately. Space is limited. So we will choose one business from each type of business submitted to attend and set up a table display on Earth Day, meet the community, and share their accomplishments with their current and potential customers.

EVERYBODY WINS! Those businesses which were not selected will be included in a green directory we will maintain at the Fish Hatchery. We will also compile a list of all the methods submitted for reducing a business’s carbon footprint. This compilation will be shared throughout the community to encourage more improvements.

Please contact us ASAP for your opportunity to show off your Green successes.

John Miller
Naturalist Program Supervisor
Shepherd of the Hills Conservation Center
483 Hatchery Road
Branson MO 65616
(417) 334-4865 ext 0
(417) 334-4996 FAX
john.miller@mdc.mo.gov

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March
16

Branson, is known for its family friendly atmosphere and on March 27 another addition to a wholesome environment will be added, N’Vision, a Christian night club. N’Vision, the idea of two individuals, Shawn Haygood and Joe Modglin, is a non-profit organization with the purpose of spreading the good news in a youthful manner. The night club will be located in the American Café next to the Mansion Theatre on Shepard of the Hills Expressway. N’Vision will feature Christian bands from the surrounding area and a live DJ along with pool tables, wii games, food and fellowship.

For the grand opening N’Vision has Last Place set to perform. Last Place is a Christian rock band that started at College of the Ozarks and now tours nationally. The night club will open at 10 p.m. and stay open until 12:30 a.m. with Last Place taking the stage at 10:30 p.m.

To help assist the non-profit organization, Skyline Baptist Church has agreed to help off set some of the costs involved in running the venue. “I believe N’Vision is a great opportunity for young people to hang out in a clean safe environment and enjoy Christian music that is relevant to them,” stated Pastor Norm Howell, Skyline Baptist Church. “As a pastor in the Branson community I want to stand together with other church leaders to reach the younger generation in our area, so I am very excited about what N’Vision has to offer.”

Co-owner Shawn Haygood is looking forward to spreading a positive message to the youth in this region in a venue that they are comfortable in. “To inspire and be inspired through love, happiness, peace, and truth is one of the greatest gifts you could ever give someone,” said co-founder Shawn Haygood.

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March
16

Glowgolf, an operator of indoor, glow-in-the-dark, mini golf courses based in Wichita, Kan., has opened a fourth Missouri location at Branson Landing.

Glow-in-the-dark mini golf is a family entertainment concept similar to black light or “cosmic” bowling. Special florescent golf balls, putters, course obstacles and wall decor all glow under black lights. The florescent-glow of the course creates a “one-of-a-kind” mini golf experience.

Located next to Bass Pro Shops, the new Branson Landing Glowgolf features an 18-hole mini golf course and an area for birthday parties. Guests can play up to 54 holes with their admission. An adult admission is eight dollars and a child admission is six dollars. Group and family discounts are also available. Glowgolf is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

John Wright, chief operating officer for Glowgolf, said, “We’ve always been about family entertainment and it’s a huge opportunity for us to have a presence in of the country’s family entertainment capitals.”

The new Glowgolf at Branson Landing joins other Missouri locations in Joplin, Chesterfield and St. Peters. Glowgolf also operates glow-in-the-dark mini golf courses in Washington State, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois and Tennessee.

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