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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Rusty Drewing Toyota and Rusty Drewing Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac located at 2105 Christy Drive and 2033 Christy Drive. Rusty Drewing assumed ownership in December 2021, continuing a family legacy of his own through the p… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Promo Realty at 3432 West Truman Blvd. Suite 104. Promo Realty is a local brokerage serving Jefferson City. It is customer service oriented by providing great communication to buyers and sellers throughout the selling process. Promo… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Blair Oaks High School in Wardsville. The Blair Oaks R-II School District commemorated the opening of the new Blair Oaks High School with a public open house and dedication ceremony that recognized various stakeholders important to the project i… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting was held for the grand opening of Joy & Gladness Children's Academy located at 2500 Country Club Drive.  Joy & Gladness Children's Academy is a child-care center that offers 24-hour care. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with chamber ambassadors is Owner Lakaisha Mc… Read More

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American Airlines will reduce the number of flights out of Columbia Regional Airport in February from the 138 originally planned to 96. The 42-flight reduction will affect flights to Dallas and Chicago. Read More

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Saloma “Sally” Twichell, 103, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away peacefully on Friday, December 17, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Bluffs Nursing Home. Daughter of Clarence and Bessie Closser, she was born on September 1, 1918, in Cyclone, Pennsylvania. Sally married Allen Reed Twichell on March … Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate Williams-Keepers LLC's renovation at 3220 Edgewood in Jefferson City.  Williams-Keepers LLC offers audit, accounting and tax services as well as estate planning, employee benefit consulting, business valuations, litigation support, and cost seg… Read More

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PaPPo’s Pizzeria and Pub is in the process of renovating the old Ruby Tuesday on Missouri Blvd. and hopes to be open in Jefferson City sometime in the middle of 2022. PaPPo’s started 10 years ago in Springfield, MO, and has expanded throughout Missouri, including Columbia. The business, owne… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently for the Jefferson City Wellness Center at 3600 Country Club Drive in Jefferson City. The Wellness Center consists of: East and West Co., Dr. Deb Kern, Integrity Massage, J.R. Pain Management, Love2Nourish, Mid-MO House Calls, LLC-Dr. Nick Knaup, DC… Read More

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Plate & Pour Bakery opened in November at 400 E. High St. in Jefferson City. Owners Roger and Laura Whitmore along with their son Tanner bake a variety of sweets, including breakfast breads, cakes, cookies and scones. They also serve coffee, tea and hot chocolate. The bakery is open 7 a.… Read More

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Ambitious Creations has moved into a new location at 301 Jefferson St. in Jefferson City, across from Towne Grill.  Owners Zederic and Sara Crawford sell custom T-shirts, hats, watch bands, gifts, tumblers and promotional items. Customers can choose from 250 designs and have a T-shirt made o… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the grand opening of Capital Nutrition located at 1402 Missouri Blvd. Ste. B in Jefferson City. Capital Nutrition offers nutrition loaded teas and protein shakes. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with chamber ambassadors is owner Jenna Boone. Not pictu… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was has held recently for Ready Popped Kettle Corn and More located at 631 W. McCarty St.  in Jefferson City. Ready Popped started serving gourmet popcorn in 2010 in a mobile setting, opened a storefront in December 2019 and has expanded since to about 15-20 flavors… Read More

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate a new school bus for the Special Learning Center located at 1115 Fairgrounds Road in Jefferson City.  The new school bus was purchased with funds from the United Way of Central Missouri and GP M.A.D.E. Foundation. Pictured cutting the … Read More

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Sam Bushman, who owns Samuel’s Tuxedo and Gifts with his wife Linda in downtown Jefferson City, has announced sale of the business to local businesswoman Hannah Spalding. The sale is expected to be completed in January. Spalding will focus on tuxedo sales. Sam Bushman is the Cole County pres… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was has held recently to commemorate Civic Central Credit Union's new name. (Formally known as Employment Security Credit Union.) Civic Central Credit Union offers financial and account services for public servants and their families. Civic Central serves those who serve...f… Read More

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Chamber Ambassadors helped the Samuel F. Gearhart Detachment, Marine Corps League celebrate the 246th birthday of the Marine Corps, as well as the renovations of Tun Tavern at 4925 Business 50 West. The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally Chartered Marine Corps Veterans Service O… Read More

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Central Electric Power Cooperative is planning on being in its new building by May. The $26 million project is located on 14 acres off Jefferson Street. About 100 employees will work there. CEPC is a wholesale power provider owned by about 200,000 members. The new facility will also include … Read More

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La Chica Loca has reopened its restaurant at 306 E. High St. in downtown Jefferson City for pickup and delivery. Owners Amanda Jensen and Greg Atkinson will also continue to run their food truck of the same name. The restaurant will be open 7-10 a.m. and 11:30-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday; … Read More

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The Jefferson City Autoplex, which includes Honda, Nissan and Hyundai dealerships, is being purchased by Sonic Automotive, one of the largest automotive retailers in the nation. The Jefferson City Autoplex has been owned by RFJ Auto, based in Plano, TX, and has been one of the nation’s large… Read More

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A group of Jefferson City residents launched a new business roasting coffee. Nathan Turley, Kyran Burks, Josh Bond and Joey Stroupe started roasting in Turley’s garage. They purchased a commercial roaster and began making batches that were a hit with family and friends. Ultimately, they got … Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held for International Blends to celebrate 40 years of business. The business is located at 2204 Stone Hill Road. International Blends provides business to business coffee, vending and water cooler services. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with chamber ambassadors: Pau… Read More

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Riley Auto Group announced that is was selling its Chevrolet and Toyota dealerships to Drewing Automotive Group of Columbia. The two dealerships will be known as Rusty Drewing Toyota and Rusty Drewing Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac. Rusty Drewing was owner of 10 Joe Machens dealerships before … Read More

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Downtown Book & Toy remains open in Jefferson City after it was purchased by Beth Elliott, who was manager of the company’s bookstore in the Capital Mall before it closed. The downtown institution was slated to be closed upon retirement of the Cowley’s at Cowley Distribution in Jefferson… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held for Socket to announce the major expansion of its residential fiber services to Jefferson City.  Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and internet service provider with the largest service area in the state. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with ch… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the renovation of Southwest Dental Care located at 1400 Southwest Blvd. Suite A in Jefferson City.  Southwest Dental Care provides general dentistry in the Jefferson City area. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with chamber Ambassadors: Dr. Thomas Orm… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the new owners of Capital 8 Theatres, located at 3550 Country Club Drive in Jefferson City  GQT Capital 8 delivers movies, munchies and memories with a focus in value, cleanliness and customer care. It features eight screens with all digital projectio… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held at American Legion Post 5 located at 1423 Tanner Bridge Road for the grand opening of the renovated post. The American Legion Post 5 is a non-profit veterans organization that has been established in Jefferson City since 1919. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with … Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Three Rivers Hospice's located at 3236 Emerald Lane Suite 400 in Jefferson City.  Three Rivers Hospice provides comfort care for terminally ill patients and families in Cole County and the surrounding area. Pictured cutting… Read More

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Jefferson City is haunted—but not by the typical ghosts and ghouls you might expect. Instead, it's haunted by the buildings that once lined our streets. These ghosts range from majestic mansions to simple family homes to public buildings to entire neighborhoods. They all played a part in our… Read More

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House of Bargains at 5505 Business 50 West has closed its doors after more than 60 years in business. The Boggs family has operated the business since opening it in 1959. Over the years the business sold a variety of merchandise, including office supplies, furniture, electronics, sporting go… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for Lincoln University’s Missouri Dickinson Research Center, located at 1219 Chestnut Street.  The Dickinson Research Center houses the Plant Science Program for Lincoln University's College of Agriculture, Environmental and Human Sciences. Picture… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for In The Groove's new location at 708 Jefferson Street.  The chamber ambassadors helped celebrate In The Groove Records’ new location. The business sells vinyl records, tapes, and CDs, along with vintage audio equipment. Pictured cutting the ribb… Read More

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Bella Roos Boutique opened downtown in mid-September at 202 E. High St. The last tenant at the location, La Chica Loca, moved because of the common wall issue it shared with 200 E. High St. which partially collapsed in June 2018. The newly-renovated space is now home to owner Justa Brendel n… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently to celebrate the opening of The Lavender Lily Gifts & Décor, LLC located at 2208 Missouri Blvd Ste 101. The Lavender Lily offers Home Décor and Gifts. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with chamber ambassadors: Michelle and Matt Bernskoetter ow… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently at the Lighthouse Preparatory Academy at 210 Prodo Drive to commemorate the completion of the school’s new building. Lighthouse Preparatory Academy offers grades 5-12. The new building will house the new fifth grade and some middle school and high … Read More

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A new Starbucks is going up at the intersection of West Truman Blvd and Country Club Drive in the Capital Mall area. The new locations is expected to be open by spring. Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this month for the grand opening of The Curry 'N' Grill located at 512 Ellis Blvd. Unit U.  This new Indian Restaurant offers a range of choices for meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with chamber am… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this month for Fortress Insurance Services located at 3219 Emerald Lane Ste. 800. Fortress Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency offering a full line of insurance products and services from a broad selection of carriers. Pictured cut… Read More

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Spirit Halloween has opened for the season at the Capital Mall in the former location of Party City, which recently was the location of Cole County’s mass vacation site. The store is accessible from its outside entrance. Spirit Halloween carries costumes, masks, wigs, accessories, makeup and… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last month for the grand opening of Missouri Health and Wellness located at 1404 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City. Missouri Health and Wellness is a Medical Cannabis Dispensary. Pictured cutting the ribbon with Chamber Ambassadors and Kristin Gosnell Ma… Read More

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A $5 million renovation is ongoing at the former Capital Bowl, which was heavily damaged in the 2019 tornadoes. A new ownership group is turning the facility, located at 2017 Christy Dr., into a large family entertainment center, including an arcade, bowling lanes, restaurant and sports bar.… Read More

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held earlier this month for the grand opening of Pizza Underground at 219 Madison St. in Jefferson City. Pizza Underground features Neapolitan inspired pizzas and salads. Pictured cutting the ribbon along with Chamber Ambassadors are  Zoee Brightwell, Deb Lening… Read More

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All-n-One Outdoor Solutions acquired A Greener Tomorrow Landscaping last month. Both businesses are based in Jefferson City. All-n-One Outdoor Solutions, based at 5308 Monticello Rd, provides commercial and residential property hardscape and landscape design, lawn care, landscape maintenance… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held at First Mid Bank & Trust, 815 W. Stadium Blvd. in Jefferson City to commemorate the bank’s purchase of Providence Bank. The community bank offers Financial, Mortgage, Insurance, Agricultural Services. Pictured cutting the ribbon with Chamber Ambassadors: Michae… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held for the grand opening of the Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac at 2033 Christy Drive in Jefferson City. Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac re-opened in a new, state of the art facility in May, nearly two years after sustaining irreparable damage from May 2019's EF-… Read More

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A Ribbon Cutting was held to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Graves and Associates, CPAs, LLC, located at 3702 West Truman Blvd, Ste 213 in Jefferson City. The firm does Audit Services (governmental and nonprofit organizations, including Single Audit), Tax Preparation and Consulting, Quick… Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand opening of Coyote Hill Jefferson City at 1404 Karen Dr. It is Coyote Hill’s first Jefferson City home for children in foster care. Pictured cutting the ribbon with Chamber Ambassadors: Rob & Oly Warner, Foster Parents; Kari Hopkins, Chief … Read More

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A ribbon cutting was held to announce the new name from Showers Chiropractic to Vitality Chiropractic, located at 915 Southwest Blvd, Ste H. Owners Dr. Laura Buschjost and Dr. Jamie Showers held a patient appreciation and reveal party to celebrate the rebranding to Vitality Chiropractic. Pic… Read More