Also represented on the list . . . an advertising agency with a national footprint and a base in Chicago (Noble Communications), a finance/technology company with locations in roughly 20 states (Jack Henry and Associates), one of the largest mortgage companies in the Midwest (Gershman Mortgage), and two of the area's most vibrant real-estate firms (Murney and Associates and Carol Jones Realtors).
Health-care facilities represented include Cox Health Center, Mercy Medical Center, Smith Glynn Callaway Clinic, Missouri Eye Institute, and Ferrell Duncan Clinic.
The legal community is well represented, including Palmer Oliver law firm, Chaney and McCurry law firm, Turner Reid Duncan law firm, Norrid and Robertson law firm, Appleby Healy law firm, Crites law firm, and more.
Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri, with a population of about 164,000. It's closest comparator in Alabama probably is Huntsville (186,000), with Springfield's economy evolving around health care and education (the city is home to Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University, plus a highly regarded public-schools system), and Huntsville's featuring space-related research, technology, engineering, and the military.
The business centers of Missouri are Kansas City (467,000) and St. Louis (318,000). The metro St. Louis area of 2.8 million is the state's largest, followed by Kansas City metro at 2.1 million.
Our research, so far, has focused only on the Ozarks region around Springfield. We will get to St. Louis and Kansas City later, but we already can see a trend that is apparent in Alabama. High-end professionals and executives--lawyers, doctors, bankers, engineers, educators--are big-time users of Ashley Madison services, even though the Web site apparently offers little in the way of actual services.
Focusing on the Springfield area, here is what our Missouri research shows so far. You might say this is the tip of the Show-Me State's AM iceberg.
Missouri companies or institutions with one or more Ashley Madison customers
* Smith Glynn Callaway Clinic
* Jack Henry and Associates
* Missouri State University
* Murney and Associates
* Noble Counseling
* Incredible Pizza
* Norrid and Robertson law firm
* Cox Health Center
* Carol Jones Realtors
* Missouri Eye Institute
|Noble Communications, home to at least one Ashley|
Madison customer in Springfield, MO
* Crites law firm
* Executive Coach Builders
* Springfield First Community Bank
* Palmer Oliver law firm
* Chaney and McCurry law firm
* Ferrell Duncan Clinic
* Turner Reid Duncan law firm
* Noble Communications
* Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
* Appleby Healy law firm
* Gershman Mortgage
* Mercy Medical Center