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Oscar’s Classic Diner owners Kurt and Lisa Mankin have remodeled the former banquet room at their 2118 Scotthill Woods Drive location into “Oscar’s Backdoor Lounge.” The 1,350 square foot space will also be hosting live music soon. Information is available online at www.oscarsclassicdiner.com. Read More

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the new greenhouse at River City Florist, 212 Madison St. The former greenhouse suffered hail damage beyond repair so a new state of the art greenhouse was constructed in its place. River City Florist is a full-service florist specializing in a… Read More

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of American Freight Furniture Mattress and Appliance at 2010 Missouri Blvd. (former FFO Home). American Freight sells a wide variety of furniture mattresses and appliances, along with $50 down to take it home today. Pictured c… Read More

Groove Records is moving down the street into a new location at 708 Jefferson St. After 12 years at 626 Jefferson St., owner Jamie Rector is moving his business into a similar-sized by nicer space. Read More

The parent company of Providence Bank was sold to First Mid Bancshares and will become First Mid Bank & Trust. Providence Bank has several locations in mid-Missouri, including one in Jefferson City at 300 Ellis Blvd. First Mid Bank & Trust was first chartered in 1865 and has since gr… Read More

Jefferson City Medical Group held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17 million, 28,000 square-foot Outpatient Surgery Center under construction at 3520 W Edgewood Dr. Pictured are Dr. Jeffrey Patrick, President, JCMG; Keri Wright, CFO, JCMG; Carrie Tergin Mayor, Jefferson City; Missy Bonnot… Read More

Jefferson City native Brent Scrivner opened 911 Restoration of Central Missouri recently at 801A Stadium Blvd. The business provides disaster restoration services throughout the Central Missouri area. They handle water damage, mold removal, sewage cleanup, and damage from fire and smoke. The… Read More

Elevate Tattoo Studio open in a new 1,250 square foot space at 512 Ellis Blvd., Suite O. Owner Justus Schulte will also be offering microblading, eyelashes, eyebrows and ear piercings. You can find him on Facebook and Instagram at Tattoos by Justus.  Read More

Cousins Jared and Mark Cowley opened Last Flight Brewing Company at 732 Heisinger Rd. in Jefferson City. They offer a variety of their own brewed craft beers in a casual atmosphere with indoor seating, a patio and food trucks frequently on site. They plan to be open 4-9 p.m. on Wednesday and… Read More

Jefferson City Judo Club & Jujitsu held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their new expanded location at 1302 Creek Trail Drive. They offer martial arts training including Judo and Jujitsu for all ages. Pictured cutting the ribbon with chamber ambassadors: Joshua Lehmen Owner/Head I… Read More

FFO Home Stores in Jefferson City and Columbia has been purchased by American Freight and will be rebranded as American Freight Furniture, Mattress and Appliance. The Jefferson City store is at 2010 Missouri Blvd. An already-existing American Freight Furniture and Mattress at 2233 Missouri B… Read More

Red Nails opened a new, full-service nail salon in February at 520 Ellis Boulevard, Suite P in Jefferson City. Owners Jennifer and Lee Le offer dip, acrylics, gel and natural nail services. A recent Grand Opening took place the week of March 1. Read More

Bryce Hickman fulfilled a lifelong dream and opened his own automotive shop in a new building recently off US 50 near Taos. The full-service operation handles alignments, brakes, diagnostics, engine repair, general maintenance, suspensions and tires. Hickman’s Automotive is located at 10208 … Read More

Scuba Adventure recently moved to its new location at 2200 E. McCarty St. in Jefferson City. The business has been owned since June by Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman. The business offers diving classes, organizes diving excursions, and rents and sells diving equipment. Read More

Covenant Chiropractic and Wellness had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its move to a new location at 2409 Hyde Park Rd. in Jefferson City. Covenant Chiropractic and Wellness is a full-service chiropractic clinic, specializing in prenatal, pediatric and special needs patients. Dr. Soni… Read More

Auburn Ridge Living Center recently completed an addition to their building and business at 1425 Ashbury Way in Jefferson City. Added were six new resident rooms, a new salon and activity/exercise room.  Also added was a family room that families can use to have family meetings, relax or use… Read More

Jefferson City Nutrition had a ribbon cutting to celebrate is grand opening at 1904 Missouri Blvd. The new business offers meal replacement shakes (low carb and low calories) and loaded energy teas the come in a variety of flavors with zero sugar, low calories, low carb and immunity boosters… Read More

Jefferson City’s first medical cannabis dispensary opened this week in its location at 1404-A Missouri Blvd. Missouri Health & Wellness is a state licensed medical cannabis company offering patients access to premium-quality cannabis products for a variety of medical conditions. They say… Read More

Courtyard by Marriot had a ribbon-cutting ceremony in December for its new hotel at 610 Bolivar St. in Jefferson City. The hotel features guest rooms, meeting space and a bistro/lounge. Pictured with the Chamber Ambassadors: Mark Randolph - owner; Ken Ordyk - General Manager; Scott Perry - D… Read More

Hawthorn Bank has made a $25,000 contribution to the Bicentennial Bridge project. The $3.75 million project involves construction of a bike/pedestrian bridge from the capital to Adrian’s Island on the Missouri River. Pictured are Mayor Carrie Tergin, Hawthorn Bank President Gregg Bexton, Bic… Read More

Tom and Marla Nilges are closing Classroom Connection at 1500 E. McCarty in early 2021, and opening Cotter Pin Cellar in its space. The Nilges have sold educational materials from the location for the last 16 years, and began liquidation in December. They have been operating Cotter Pin Cella… Read More

Covenant Chiropractic and Wellness has relocated and expanded its services after four years in its previous location. The new location is about 2,000 square feet and at 2409 Hyde Park Road in Jefferson City and Owner Dr. Sonia McGowin, DC, has added new equipment specifically for prenatal an… Read More

A $4.2 million renovation project is underway at the old Shikles Auditorium on Linden Dr., which will become the new home of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. The project is expected to be completed by late summer. The work involves demolition, earth moving, paving, landsc… Read More

Natural Grocers, a Colorado-based retailer of organic and natural products, plans to open a store in March at 3535 Missouri Blvd. in the Wildwood Crossing Shopping Center. The chain operates similar stores at Missouri locations in Columbia, Joplin, Liberty, St. Joseph and Independence. They … Read More

Baths Bows & Biscuits Pet Spa opened a new pet-grooming business in December at 1810 Southwest Blvd. in Jefferson City. Owner Casey Gilpin has eight years of experience grooming pets. She also offers baths for cats, along with baths and nail clipping services for guinea pigs and rabbits. Read More

5 Marble Graphics recently celebrated its move to a new location at 1424 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City. The new owners, Chris Balk and his wife Leslie, are excited about the convenient location and encourage you to stop by the showroom to see samples of the large selection of laser engrave… Read More

Culver’s celebrated installation of 2 Tesla Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and a Juice Box Charging Station EV Charging Station at Culver's at its location at 1930 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City. Guests will be able to use the charging stations for free when visiting Culver’s. Pictured … Read More

The new owners of Ashley HomeStore, 3535 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City celebrated the Grand Re-Opening with a ribbon cutting. Ashley HomeStore provides a wide selection of home furnishings, accessories and mattresses at industry-leading values.  Pictured cutting the ribbon: Connor Burton,… Read More

Mattie Grace Boutique celebrated its recent move into a new location at 512 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City.  Mattie Grace Boutique sells new women's clothing, jewelry and accessories in sizes S - 3X. Pictured cutting the ribbon with the Ambassadors is Sheila Berhorst, Owner and Amy Schaefer… Read More

Central Missouri Home Health celebrated a grand opening at their location at 1001 Southwest Blvd. in Jefferson City. Central Missouri Home Health provides home health services for clients recovering in the home such as RN, PT, OT, ST, SW and hospice services. Pictured cutting the ribbon with… Read More

Ameren Missouri celebrated the grand opening of its new Charge Ahead Electric Vehicle charging station located at the new Courtyard by Marriot on 610 Bolivar St. in Jefferson City.  Pictured cutting the ribbon: Chip Webb, Ameren MO; Mark Randolph and Michele Braun, Courtyard Marriott; and sp… Read More

The new Courtyard by Marriott located at 610 Bolivar St. near downtown Jefferson City opened its doors for business earlier this month. The Courtyard offers a bistro, outdoor seating, fitness center, indoor pool, business center, guest laundry and parking garage. The new venue will also host… Read More

Building Community Bridges completed a huge renovation project at their facility located at 213 E. Ashley Street. BCB offers community resources and education to uplift and aid the youth in the community in respect to self-awareness, education, entrepreneurship and issues that impact their lives. Read More

The Historic City of Jefferson announced the the historic “Parsons House” at 105 Jackson St., has been sold to Lake of the Ozarks developer Chris Stepnoski. The house was built around 1932 and named for its original owners Gen. Gustavus and Patience Parsons. The home was acquired by the Jeff… Read More

Big Angie's Salon owner Angie Luna Garcia formerly owned and operated Fantastic Sams at 2219 Missouri Blvd, Suite B and 825 Eastland in Jefferson City.  She has changed the name and combined both businesses in a new location at Jefferson Plaza, 1406 Missouri Blvd., Suite J. Angie, Ruth Lamb … Read More

Rosewood Music has moved into a new, larger location. Rosewood Music has been in business on Dunklin Street in the Old Munichburg Historic District for over 20 years. Rosewood specializes in service and sales of new and used stringed instruments, amplifiers, and accessories. Now they will co… Read More

Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors helped celebrate Target with a Pride & Progress Ribbon Cutting for their 25th Anniversary of the Target store in the Jefferson City community. Target, located at 735 W. Stadium Blvd., offers home goods, clothing, electronics, exclusive designer collections… Read More

Sweet Smoke BBQ celebrated their new food truck with a ribbon cutting near their downtown Jefferson City location at 127 E. High St. Sweet Smoke BBQ also has a location near Capital Mall.  Pictured cutting the ribbon with chamber ambassadors: John Biggs and Lila Biggs, Owners, Jeff Masso, Ma… Read More

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Mid America Bank celebrated the opening of its Jefferson City branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The new branch is located at 1200 W Stadium Blvd Suite 100. The full-service bank offers personal and business loans, checking and saving accounts, certificates of deposit, money market acco… Read More

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Barn House Harley Davidson is expected to be open later this month at 912 U.S. 54, near Missouri Furniture and Tractor Supply Co. in Jefferson City. The business will retail Harley Davidson clothes, accessories and parts as well as handling motorcycle sales and service. It is owned by Steve … Read More

Gratz Real Estate & Auctioneering celebrated a grand opening for expansion into their Osage County location. The new office is on the square in Linn at 201 E Main St Suite B. Pictured cutting the ribbon with Chamber Ambassadors are Logan Gratz and Irene Werdehausen. Also pictured is Nanc… Read More

At Large Sales of Jefferson City celebrated a grand opening last month. At Large Sales offers hardware and software solutions for protecting your home, business, family and property. They specialize in “Community Safety Through Technology,” which includes video surveillance, video analytics,… Read More

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Special Olympics of Missouri Training for Life Campus conducted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the rebuild of their facility that was destroyed by the tornado last year. Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round sports training and competition organization for people with intellectual disabil… Read More

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Communique, Inc. celebrated with a ribbon cutting the renovation of their building located at 512 E. Capitol Avenue. Their building was damaged in the tornado last year.  Communique is a strategic communications firm focusing on agriculture, health and nutrition, and serving local, regional,… Read More

Pregnancy Help Center is in their new location at 1433 Southwest Blvd. in Jefferson City. To share the renovation and expansion of the building, which includes larger classroom settings and more exam rooms, the organization is providing an online link to a virtual presentation of its 10th an… Read More

The new branch of Mid America Bank is now open at 1200 W. Stadium Blvd. in Jefferson City. The full service branch features a universal banking concept with drive-thru teller windows, a drive-up ATM, night depository and is staffed with personal bankers and lenders for a one stop banking exp… Read More

Capital City Job Center has opened a new location at the Capital Mall in Jefferson City at the former Sears location. Their former home was destroyed by the 2019 tornado and staff members have been working out the Columbia office for more than a year. Pictured during a recent ribbon-cutting … Read More

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Capital City Job Center has opened a new location at the Capital Mall in Jefferson City at the former Sears location.  Their former home was completely destroyed by the 2019 tornado and staff members have been working out the Columbia office for more than a year. Pictured during a recent rib… Read More

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Mid America Bank has announced its new location in Jefferson City is now open. The 25,000 square foot branch is conveniently located at 1200 West Stadium Boulevard and is ready to welcome current and new customers alike. The full service branch features a universal banking concept with drive… Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

You can join MDC naturalists and area birders as we discover the avian life that call Runge home. These short birding walks are for all experience-levels. We will gather near the front doors of the nature center. Binoculars and field guides will be provided for those that need them. Masks are required to attend this program. Free. Registration preferred. Ages 8 and up.

Joseph and Etta Miller Performing Arts Center

On the last Friday of the month from March-October, local food trucks come together for a night of delicious food and live music. Food trucks include Rebel Tacos, Zydecos Cajun Kitchen, Wrap It Up, Young Doggs, Ready Popped and Serendipity Coffee and Tea. River City Florist will be there with the flower cart, and you can enjoy live music from ToasterBath Band.

Windstone Entertainment Center

The dance band “Shades of Blue” will be playing their classic 50’s, 60’s and 70’s country, rock, R&B and pop. Jay Finley will be on bass/vocals, David Schwarzer on drums/vocals, and Tom Whittle on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center

James Johann was born in the Midwest during the 70’s era of bell-bottom jeans, wood paneled station wagons and disco music. His childhood upbringing was significantly influenced by country music, countless bad haircuts and heavy doses of Catholic school. In 1991, after being fired from several “McJobs,” James began his standup career in Kansas City. But don’t let James’ boyish appearance fool you; he’s a 10-year veteran of the stand-up comedy circuit. His self-deprecating sense of humor …

Capital City Productions

Capital City Productions is thrilled to announce the second production of our Spotz On The Artist series, featuring some of America’s finest professional entertainers. Several of the professional singers from our recent production of “Million Dollar Quartet” are staying with us to bring you the exciting “Blue Suede Shoes Cabaret”—a tribute to the King himself, Elvis Presley, and some of the finest rock and roll talent of the 50’s and 60’s. You won’t want to miss this amazing live music c…

North Jefferson City Pavilion

For the 15th year, the Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors will host a 5K run to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth. This year’s race begins and ends at North Jefferson City Pavilion. Registration is $25. Details and registration form is at thelanding.missourirealtor.org. Or contact donna@jcabor.com.