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Philip Joens (Reporter)

Phone: 573-761-0251
E-mail: pjoens@newstribune.com
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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.

BizBeat: Orscheln Farm & Home set to move

Published Aug. 12 2018

Orscheln Farm & Home soon will move its Jefferson City store at 3104 S. Ten Mile Drive to a new...

BizBeat: Jim Butler to hold grand opening

Published Aug. 12 2018

St. Louis-based Jim Butler Auto Group will hold a grand opening for a new showroom at its Linn location Aug....

Kicks in Sticks runners benefit charity despite humidity

Published Aug. 12 2018

About 60 runners and walkers huffed, heaved and sweated their way through the seventh annual Kicks in the Sticks Trail...

BizBeat: Events center rising at Turkey Creek

Published Aug. 12 2018

A new event space is rising in the middle of Turkey Creek Golf Center.The new event center will be able...

Buzzing about books: MRRL summer reading program teaches virtue of reading, science

Published Aug. 12 2018

Dozens of children from Jefferson City celebrated the end of the Missouri River Regional Library's Summer Reading Program with a...

Luetkemeyer defeats challenger in 3rd District primary

Published Aug. 8 2018

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer won the Republican nomination for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, defeating challenger Chadwick Bicknell...

Incumbent Winfrey retains Miller County prosecutor seat

Published Aug. 8 2018

Incumbent Republican Benjamin Winfrey beat fellow Republican and former Miller County prosecutor Robert Seekwith 64.44 percent of the vote, or...

Local entrepreneur dreams of passing research startup to son

Published Aug. 6 2018

Linda Landon sat in a coffee shop Thursday afternoon typing on her laptop.

BizBeat: CJ's Pets goes online

Published Aug. 5 2018

Longtime Jefferson City pet supply staple CJ's Pet Corral moved fully online in April.

BizBeat: Coleman Appliance relocating

Published Aug. 5 2018

Coleman Appliance at 108 E. Dunklin St. will relocate Monday to a space at 710 Madison St. in Jefferson City.

BizBeat: JC original McDonald's finishes renovation

Published Aug. 5 2018

An extensive renovation of Jefferson City's original McDonald's location was completed July 31.The renovation removed the red soffit on the...

Local entrepreneurs propose co-working space

Published Aug. 2 2018

A pair of local entrepreneurs plan to open a new co-working space by next spring.Local entrepreneurs Missy Creed and Sarah...

Owner to demolish collapsing High Street building

Published Aug. 1 2018

A building at 200 E. High St. will be demolished weeks after bricks fell from the building and caused a...

Board of Equalization split on boarding school exemption

Published Aug. 1 2018

The Cole County Board of Equalization sent a property tax exemption application Monday from a new boarding school to the...

Board of Equalization split on boarding school exemption

Published Jul. 31 2018

The Cole County Board of Equalization sent a property tax exemption application Monday from a new boarding school to the...

Seasonal business owners share lessons learned in labor of love

Published Jul. 24 2018

On the final day of the 2018 Missouri legislative session, Chez Monet Patisserie owner Joan Fairfax stood at a cash...

Executive Q&A: Desire to make a difference drives Central Bank CEO

Published Jul. 24 2018

In the earliest days of his career, David Minton was a bank teller in St. Louis and learned the ropes...

Local businesses detail what keeps customers coming back

Published Jul. 24 2018

Good customer service can make or break a business.Communicating clearly with a customer can go a long way toward making...

Industries face shortage of IT workers, ever-evolving technology demands

Published Jul. 24 2018

As Missouri's economy heads further into the 21st century, companies of all sectors may a face crisis in the coming...

Non-disclosure agreements, more than a simple contract?

Published Jul. 24 2018

Non-disclosure agreements are a sticky issue in the business world.Some groups contend non-disclosure agreements prevent companies from being held accountable...