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From #jcmo Inside Business: Side gig, financial appeal

Published Jul. 24 2017

Uber drivers are part of a labor market trend characterized by a prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work instead...

BizBeat: Villa Marie introduces expanded memory care center

Published Jul. 23 2017

Villa Marie StoneBridge Senior Living at 1030 Edmonds St. completed a 38-bed addition to its skilled nursing care facility last...

BizBeat: UPS Store packs up for move

Published Jul. 23 2017

Jefferson City's UPS store will move from its current location at 1709 Missouri Blvd. to a new one at 2208...

BizBeat: Jim Butler buys Beck Motors

Published Jul. 23 2017

St. Louis-based auto dealer Jim Butler Auto Group recently bought Beck Motors in Freeburg and will move that dealership's assets...

Library adds Wi-Fi hot spots to checkout offerings

Published Jul. 21 2017

Mid-Missouri residents can now check out Wi-Fi hot spots from the Missouri River Regional Library for vacations, meetings or any...

Task force seeks new funding, workers for startups

Published Jul. 20 2017

State leaders want to make Missouri the best Midwestern state for startup activity, but to do so, the state has...

Heat aid keeps A/C running

Published Jul. 20 2017

A local group has received $10,000 from Ameren Missouri to help Mid-Missouri residents keep air conditioning systems running in the...

Whaley's brings ice cream back to its 1940s soda fountain service

Published Jul. 19 2017

Freezers clanked and floats fizzed Tuesday afternoon, as soda jerks scooped ice cream again at Whaley's East End Drugs.

LU health care forum defends ACA

Published Jul. 18 2017

Speakers offered solutions Monday night to combat rising health care costs in Missouri and told people about differences between the...

Jefferson City Chamber sells spec building after 11 years

Published Jul. 16 2017

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce recently sold its spec building in eastern Jefferson City to an Ohio-based holding...

BizBeat: Dunkin' Donuts to fill hole on Missouri Boulevard

Published Jul. 16 2017

Dunkin' Donuts' long awaited Jefferson City restaurant will go in the old Burger King location at 2207 Missouri Blvd.

BizBeat: Family Dollar rehab complete

Published Jul. 16 2017

Family Dollar announced the completion of renovations to its Jefferson City store at 713 Madison St. last week.

Jefferson City credit union official testifies before congressional committee

Published Jul. 13 2017

The CEO of a Jefferson City credit union told a congressional committee Wednesday afternoon that financial regulations designed to protect...

Presentation of proposed building codes delayed

Published Jul. 11 2017

The presentation of new building codes to the Jefferson City Council will be delayed by two weeks, city officials said...

New breed on the farm

Published Jul. 9 2017

After five years in farming, Jameson Morrow has learned some things in farming don't always go right or end well.

BizBeat: T.J. Maxx looks to renovate

Published Jul. 9 2017

T.J. Maxx is planning a renovation of its Jefferson City store.

BizBeat: Fisher Concrete adds plants in Trenton, Bethany

Published Jul. 9 2017

Sedalia-based Fisher Concrete Services, a subsidiary of Jefferson City-based Farmer Holding Company, announced the acquisition of concrete plants in Trenton...

Code seeks to hold down construction costs, but make units safer for tenants

Published Jul. 9 2017

A small provision in routine updates to the city's building codes worries an area developer as the Jefferson City Council...

Jefferson City Council to consider building code revisions

Published Jul. 9 2017

A special citizen committee will recommend new building codes to the Jefferson City Council on July 17 that, if approved,...

City, state officials ponder solutions to expected traffic congestion

Published Jul. 7 2017

With just 46 days left until the Aug. 21 solar eclipse passes over Jefferson City, state and city officials are...