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Philip Joens (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0251
Philip Joens is a News Tribune staff writer covering businesses large and small in and around Jefferson City. A Sioux City, Iowa native, he has dabbled in business and sports journalism during most of his young career. Previously he covered technology at the Pacific Coast Business Times in Santa Barbara, California, interned at the Los Angeles Business Journal and on the sports desk at KTIV News 4 in Sioux City. During his free time he umpires baseball and officiates basketball locally, and he enjoys writing poetry and riding his road bike. Follow him on Twitter at @Philip_Joens.

Technical apprenticeship programs currently in the works

Published Mar. 24 2018

New apprenticeship programs statewide will be created by the Missouri Department of Economic Development as part of a recently announced...

State program overhaul to benefit farmers, small business owners

Published Mar. 21 2018

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt on Tuesday announced an overhaul to a program that gives small businesses and farmers low-interest...

Missouri No. 1 in academic gains among adult education students

Published Mar. 20 2018

For the second time in three years, Missourians enrolled in adult education classes performed among the best in the country.

Elaine Viets to highlight 2018 Yellow Rose Luncheon

Published Mar. 19 2018

A mystery novelist and former St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist will highlight the Zonta Club of Jefferson City's 2018 Yellow Rose...

BizBeat: New consignment shop opens in Holts Summit

Published Mar. 18 2018

A new consignment shop opened recently at the site of a former fashion store in Holts Summit.

BizBeat: IT firm expanding

Published Mar. 18 2018

IT services firm Wipro recently expanded its office at 601 Monroe St. in Jefferson City.

BizBeat: Antique store relocating

Published Mar. 18 2018

Mad as a Hatter Uniques moved in mid-February to 114 E. High St. from its previous location at 310 Jefferson...

Culinary event benefits Nichol’s FFA

Published Mar. 17 2018

Nichols Career Center will host a fundraiser for its FFA group Thursday.Nichols’ culinary arts program will prepare a pot roast...

Statewide Mediacom outage affects Missouri customers Wednesday

Published Mar. 15 2018

An outage affected between 70,000-90,000 Mediacom customers through Missouri on Wednesday included customers in Jefferson City.

Bill could extend Missouri Works Training Program until 2030

Published Mar. 15 2018

Missouri's largest economic development program could be extended and cuts made to the second largest economic development tool under a...

Missouri House bill tackles arbitration in sexual harassment claims

Published Mar. 15 2018

A bill considered by a Missouri House Committee on Wednesday could prevent companies from requiring employees to sign non-disclosure agreements...

Downtown serving up dinner dash

Published Mar. 14 2018

Mid-Missouri residents will get to sample some of the best cuisine downtown Jefferson City has to offer next week.

BizBeat: Socket retail office closing

Published Mar. 12 2018

Columbia-based telecom provider Socket will close its Jefferson City retail space March 23.

BizBeat: Carrie's Hallmark Shop to undergo renovations

Published Mar. 11 2018

For the second time in three years, Carrie's Hallmark Shop is undergoing renovations.Located at 117 E.

Safety: Job No. 1?

Published Mar. 11 2018

At Modern Litho's factory at 6009 Stertzer Road in Jefferson City, danger lurks everywhere.In one wing of the printing facility,...

Salute to America to relocate due to Capitol work

Published Mar. 10 2018

Salute to America festivities will move to a new location for the next three years because of ongoing renovations at...

Landowner rights discussed in rural broadband bill

Published Mar. 8 2018

A bill that aims to expand access to broadband internet in rural areas of Missouri could be slowed by a...

Ideas, dreams percolating at Jefferson City roastery

Published Mar. 5 2018

Five years after launching a small coffee roastery with his wife, Tony Anderson insists his core business remains the same.

BizBeat: New preschool opening soon

Published Mar. 4 2018

A new preschool and prep academy will open soon on Jefferson City's west side.

BizBeat: Abiy's International Wine owner retires after 30 years

Published Mar. 4 2018

After three decades in business, the owner of a local liquor store retired last week. Abiy Hailu opened Abiy's International...