SPRINGFIELD, Mo — There’s a new business endeavor in Springfield that may put customers a little on edge.
TommyHawks Axe House is now open for business on College Street. The veteran-owned business joins a growing number of places seeking to offer experiences, different than your standard day out.
“So one of the biggest challenges is not having more than two of us. since we’re both control freaks, making sure everything gets done,” says Kasey Jennings.
The premise looks much like darts, except you’re throwing axes.
“He started it last year building custom tomahawks, and then we saw the trend trickle down from Canada and other franchises were opening so why not open our own. Anybody can do it, you don’t have to be a pro. There’s just one technique it ends up being pretty easy,” says Jennings.
Businesses like this in Springfield are crucial according to Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Dori Grinder.
“Everyone here appreciates that small business attitude and that entrepreneurial spirit. It’s applauded in Springfield. We love ideas like this because of the enthusiasm it brings to the business community,” Grinder said.
Businesses like this also help retain young talent in Springfield according to Grinder.
Corporate outings, or team building activities at businesses like TommyHawks help to solidify other members in the community.
“I think a lot of businesses are wrapping their brain around talent and talent retention. They want to hang on to their employees and invest in them, and businesses like this make it possible.