A change of ownership took place on April 10 for longtime retailer Computer Innovations. Chad Albert said he bought the 26-year-old business at 308 E. Republic Road from Steve and Carol Yates for an undisclosed price. The company, which Albert said changed its name in 2015 from Computer Renaissance, sells new and refurbished PCs and Macs. It also offers offsite and in-store repairs and sells computer parts, cables and peripherals. Albert said he signed a five-year lease for an undisclosed rate with Tillman Properties LLC. He leads a team of six people in the 2,835 square foot store. Albert said he has been involved in the information technology industry for over 25 years. This includes being the former senior vice president of technical operations at Healthcarefirst Inc., which he co-owned before leaving in 2017. Albert said he was interested in buying Computer Innovations after learning that the Yates wished to retire.
the Web: ComputerInnovations.net
Bee Flight Air Services
Ozark-based Bee Flight Aerial Services took to the skies on March 12. Owner William Kinner employs three for his company, which offers aerial photography and video production using drones. He said the company provides services for many purposes, including real estate photography, hotel promotions and social events, such as weddings. Kinner and its employees are Federal Aviation Administration licensed and insured. Start-up costs were $23,000, he said, adding that plans in 2023 are to build an office in Highlandville. Kinner said his father, who did aerial photography in the 1960s using remote-controlled planes and cameras with timers, inspired him to start Bee Flight. After taking photos and videos for his friends using drones for the past three years, Kinner said he decided to start his first business.
the Web: BeeFlightServices.com
Elders of the Ozarks Act
Another Springfield-based Ozarks Elder Law LLC office moved this year with the firm’s May 1 move to Bolivar. Owner and attorney-manager Lori Rook said the law firm expanded to a larger space with its move to 640 E. Buffalo St. from 910 E. San Martin St. The 1 200 square feet was formerly occupied by the correctional services of the outpatient clinic. Rook declined to disclose relocation costs or the rate for his one-year lease with DCBC LLC. The Bolivar office is open by appointment only. The company’s original location on San Martin Street opened in early 2021 and marked its Polk County debut, Rook said, noting the old space was temporary until that a long-term office be found. With other offices in Springfield, Branson, Joplin, Lebanon, Marshfield, Nixa, Ozark and Republic, the firm handles the legal needs of the elderly and disabled. The company also moved its Nixa office on June 1.
the Web: OzarksElderLaw.com