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

Nick’s Family Restaurant has opened a second location inside The Village Square at 1507 East McCarty as a banquet room. They will accommodate wedding receptions, graduation, retirement, anniversary and birthday parties. Read More

Farmers Insurance - The Varner Agency celebrated a grand opening at their location at 102 Lomo Drive Suite B in St. Martins.  The Varner Agency provides coverage for the most important people and possessions in your life and can custom fit your protection package to fit your needs and budget… Read More

Mother and daughter Tricia Smith and Shana Luebbering are opening a new gift shop called Honey Do Boutique at 1502 E. McCarty St in Jefferson City. They plan to carry a wide variety of clothing, baby products and home décor. Store hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.… Read More

Doug Mueller, owner of Mueller High Performance Auto, plans to open an alcohol and tobacco shop in a vacant space next to his current business at 1600 E. McCarty St. in Jefferson City. Called Smokehouse Smokeshop, the new shop will sell cigarettes, cigars, beer and liquor. Mueller recently i… Read More

Aldi completed its move to a new location late last month and is now open at 2413 Missouri Blvd. The new store replaces the former store that was located at 2225 Missouri Blvd. The new location will be about 2,1450 square feet, compared to the old store’s 14,000 square feet. The new location… Read More

A groundbreaking for the planned Bicentennial Bridge took place last month on the capitol grounds by the Veterans Memorial and State Senate parking garage. In attendance were Governor Mike Parson and First Lady, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe and Second Lady, Mayor Carrie Tergin and the Delong Fami… Read More

Summit Veterinary Services in Holts Summit celebrated their 25th anniversary. The team at Summit Veterinary Services has been delivering complete and affordable veterinary care to small and large animals in mid-Missouri since 1995 - with a focus on helping to extend the length and quality of… Read More

The City of Jefferson’s Parks and Recreation Commission celebrated the grand opening of Community Park at 1299 Lafayette St.  Jefferson City Parks and Recreation strengthens the Jefferson City community through quality parks, facilities, and programs. They strive to provide opportunities tha… Read More

Merry Maids has moved to a new location at 520 Ellis Blvd., Suite P in the Capital View Plaza. They continue their commitment to clean, safe, healthy environments. Read More

Abbott & Angerer, CPAs LLC had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their new location at 999 Diamond Ridge, Ste 201 in Jefferson City. They are a full service CPA firm. Pictured cutting the ribbon: Carol Angerer, CPA, owner; Jaclyn Abbott, CPA; Misty Miles, Senior Accountant; Alyssa H… Read More

Winsupply Bath & Kitchen Idea Center conducted a grand opening last month. The bath and kitchen showroom, located at 1720 Four Seasons Drive in Jefferson City, offers home remodel and new construction products including shower material, tubs, faucets, sinks, bathroom cabinets, cabinet ha… Read More

The City of Jefferson had a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion and re-opening of the Dunklin Street Bridge. The project included the rebuilding of the 300 through 500 blocks of Dunklin Street along with a new bridge over Wears Creek and a new traffic signal at the intersec… Read More

Capital 8 movie theater re-opened recently with a new owner. Mason Asset Management and Namdar Realty Group are the new owners after purchasing much of Goodrich Quality Theaters’ assets in bankruptcy. Read More

Gracie Barra has moved into its new location at 512 Ellis Blvd Ste. P. Gracie Barra offers Jiu Jitsu and self-defense classes for ages 4 and up in a clean family environment. Pictured cutting the ribbon: Rob Warner (Owner). Read More

The Ice Cream Factory at 701 Madison St. had a grand opening last month. Ice Cream Factory makes their ice cream in-store and sells it in their shops, and in other stores. They also offer catering! Read More

Upcoming Events

Runge Nature Center

Put on your hiking shoes and travel to Cosmo Park in Columbia to join a guided hike along the Bear Creek Trail. Trail: Four miles, easy. Meet at the Runge Nature Center and follow our hike leaders to the location or meet at the trailhead. Hike leaders will contact participants before the hike to give directions if needed. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and pack a lunch/snack. Masks are required. Registration required. Ages 18 and up.

American Legion Post 5

Every Wednesday through January, serving 5-7 p.m. Barbecue, hot, Asian and plain wings. 75 cents each. Sides $1. Happy hour from 4:30-6:30. Public welcome.

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

Marion Access

Venture over to Marion Access, north of Jefferson City, to get a chance to view wild Bald Eagles and learn about their conservation success. Runge will provide spotting scopes and binoculars. This program is limited in participants due to the COVID pandemic. Registration is required and everyone participating MUST register in only one time slot. All Ages. Directions will be e-mailed to participants before the program. Time slots at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. 

Binder Park

Trumpeter Swans are the largest and one of the most beautiful birds in Missouri. A conservation success story, this bird fought its way back from a population of 69 in 1935 to well over 63,000 in North America. Celebrate this magnificent comeback by observing these swans at Binder Lake in Jefferson City through provided spotting scopes and binoculars (if needed). NOTE: Due to our inability to forecast when Trumpeter swans arrive at Binder, this is a short-notice program to be held someti…

Capital Bluffs Event Center

You can help ensure the future of wildlife for future generations at the Summit Ridge Longbeards dinner. Opens at 5:30 pm. Dinner at 7 p.m. 

Millbottom Event Center

Join us as we celebrate the Promise of Community Action and our mission to help people help themselves and each other. The Promise Gala is a new fundraising event focused on supporting the work of Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA). You will enjoy good food, wine, and beer and learn about the many services offered through CMCA. You will also hear from and meet a family that was positively impacted by CMCA and who is now giving back through their work with the organization.

Knights of Columbus

Entry fee is $25 per team, $35 after Jan. 25. Payout for 1st Place Team. Cash bar and food available. Register at website.

The Linc

The largest bridal show in Central Missouri was originally planned for January but is now scheduled for Feb. 28 at a new larger location - and The Linc in Jefferson City. Exhibit hours are noon-4 p.m. The spectacular runway show is 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5. (5 years old and under free.)