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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.

Organization hopes to spark ideas for entrepreneurs

Published Dec. 10 2018

In a small room in an unassuming office building on Dunklin Street, Brett Welschmeyer hopes for the building blocks for...

BizBeat: Fitness studio renovations finished

Published Dec. 9 2018

A Jefferson City fitness studio will show off minor renovations during a grand reopening Friday.

BizBeat: Pizza Hut to open by year end

Published Dec. 9 2018

A Pizza Hut restaurant under construction near the Capital Mall will open by the end of the year.

Construction won't hinder Capitol Caroling

Published Dec. 9 2018

Despite ongoing renovations to the Missouri State Capitol, organizers expect Jefferson City High School's annual Capitol Caroling concert to go...

Tan-Tar-A poised for April transformation

Published Dec. 9 2018

The Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach looks like a place lost in the woods.

Medicaid fraud costing state $170M

Published Dec. 8 2018

Missouri residents who fraudulently bill Medicaid owe the state $170 million, Gov. Mike Parson said Friday afternoon during a news...

Jefferson City teen misses cut for NASCAR program

Published Dec. 8 2018

Ryu Taggart began working on the brakes of a Chevrolet pickup Thursday afternoon in his black NASCAR hoodie.

$50K earmarked for potential MSP developers

Published Dec. 8 2018

A Jefferson City panel Friday agreed to spend $50,000 to solicit offers to redevelop the 32-acre Missouri State Penitentiary site.

'The water was nothing but flames'

Published Dec. 7 2018

At age 97, Bill McAnany has a photographic memory.

Officials cautiously optimistic about trade deals

Published Dec. 4 2018

As farmers gathered at the 2018 Missouri Farm Bureau annual meeting, a cautious optimism hung in the air.

BizBeat: Wine and conversation on the menu at new bar

Published Dec. 2 2018

Matt Green sat on the top level of his new wine bar Nov. 20, sipping a glass of red Cannonball...

Area nonprofits get final NAIFA donations

Published Dec. 1 2018

When Greg Russell gave Debbie Hamler, Special Learning Center executive director, a check Friday morning, the clock on the local...

Area nonprofits get final NAIFA donations

Published Dec. 1 2018

When Greg Russell gave Debbie Hamler, Special Learning Center executive director, a check Friday morning, the clock on the local...

Trade secret lawsuit dismissed against JC business

Published Nov. 30 2018

A lawsuit by a Kansas City packaging company that alleged two Jefferson City area businesses stole trade secrets was dismissed...

Art event to benefit local charities

Published Nov. 30 2018

Four Quarters Art House will hold an event tonight benefiting the HALO Foundation, the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption...

Port Authority hires chamber for work

Published Nov. 29 2018

The Heartland Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a professional services contract Wednesday morning with the Jefferson City Area Chamber...

Report: Climate change to cost billions

Published Nov. 28 2018

Thirteen federal agencies warned of dire consequences if the country does not take steps to heed off the worst effects...

BizBeat: Seafood restaurant comes ashore in Capital City

Published Nov. 25 2018

Paul Baker strolled around his new restaurant Tuesday evening and thought about his old life on the Gulf Coast and...

BizBeat: Seafood restaurant comes ashore in Capital City

Published Nov. 25 2018

Paul Baker strolled around his new restaurant Tuesday evening and thought about his old life on the Gulf Coast and...

Black Friday shoppers jam stores

Published Nov. 24 2018

Shoppers braved cool temperatures and spotty rain showers to snag door-busting deals Friday morning at retail stores around Jefferson City.