Difference Makers

Difference Makers highlights area organizations that are making a big impact in our communities.



Blind Community Thrift Store

Friday, October 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of October is Disabilities Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with General Manager, Richard Orr with the Blind Community Thrift Store and talks about the various programs they offer.   Click here to learn more about the Blind Community Thrift Store.


Nova Center Of The Ozarks

Friday, October 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of October is Disabilities Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Cheryl Cassidy with Nova Center of the Ozarks and talks about the various programs they offer.   "Nova…


Empower: Abilities

Friday, October 01, 2021

View Full Post   The month of October is Disabilities Awareness Month.  Joe Rios visits with CEO, Shannon Porter with Empower: Abilities and talks about the various programs they offer.   Their mission is to remove barriers…


A Sporting Chance

Friday, September 10, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits with Executive Director, Dick Jones to talk about the various programs they offer.  Their mission is to give A Sporting Chance to any person with any disability, youth who are disadvantaged,…


Elevate Branson

Sunday, August 01, 2021

View Full Post   Joe Rios visits, CEO and Executive Director, Bryan Stallings and talks about the various programs they offer the Branson community along with several other communities across the Ozarks.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.  Susan Mellentine, CEO, tells more…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield.  Jeff Long, Director of Operations,…


The Springfield Dream Center

Thursday, July 01, 2021

View Full Post   During the month of July we are highlighting three youth mentoring programs in the Ozarks.  One of our featured organizations is the Springfield Dream Center, Jody Dow, Executive Director, tells more about…


K9s For Camo

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

View Full Post   June is PTSD Awareness Month.  Joe Rios had a chance to visit with John Lopez, Founder and Director with K9s For Camo, who talks about the different programs they provide the Veteran Community.  Mr.…


Wellness For Warriors

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

View Full Post   June is PTSD Awareness Month.  Joe Rios had a chance to visit with Kerry Miller, who's the Volunteer Coordinator with CoxHealth, talks about the different programs they provide. Mr. Miller served in…