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Rebecca Martin is assistant city editor of the News Tribune. She also reports on business news in the Jefferson City area.

Missouri outpaces neighbors in business growth

Published Sep. 25 2016

Missouri's business community saw a net growth of more than 8,700 private-sector employers in 2015, a 5 percent gain over...

BizBeat: West Edgewood convenience store looks to November opening

Published Sep. 25 2016

Jefferson City will have to wait a little longer for a planned fuel station, convenience store and Pita Pit restaurant...

BizBeat: Dollar General considering Heritage Highway store

Published Sep. 25 2016

Dollar General could open a new Jefferson City area store in the near future.

BizBeat: Doula service seeks to support expectant families

Published Sep. 25 2016

Alicia Edmonson's new one-woman show is all about helping other women and families navigate the life-changing process of welcoming new...

Hookah hubbub persists

Published Sep. 18 2016

Nearly three weeks after community concerns arose about the late-night culture surrounding a new hookah lounge near downtown Jefferson City,...

BizBeat: Modern Litho brings on new press, new jobs

Published Sep. 18 2016

Local commercial printing company Modern Litho began installing its new, state-of-the-art press last week.

BizBeat: IHOP aims for November opening in Jefferson City

Published Sep. 18 2016

Jefferson City's first IHOP projects an early November opening as construction progresses at the site of the new restaurant.

BizBeat: Live music venue opening at Avenue HQ

Published Sep. 11 2016

The opportunities for artistic entertainment in the historic buildings at 619 and 623 E. Capitol Ave. keep growing, as The...

Collegiate baseball league secures Jefferson City team for 2017 season

Published Sep. 11 2016

It's not technically a minor-league team, but Jefferson City will be home to higher-level baseball next summer.

BizBeat: Renovations continue at Jefferson City Manor

Published Sep. 4 2016

As Jefferson City Manor's extensive renovation project continues, the long-term care center is marketing itself more and more to short-term...

BizBeat: New convenience store replacing current one on Fairgrounds Road

Published Sep. 4 2016

The gas station and convenience store at the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and South Country Club Drive will get a...

Governor opens first Cybersecurity Summit

Published Aug. 31 2016

One of Gov. Jay Nixon's most memorable cases as attorney general — or at least most memorably named — is...

Nurse turnover down at area hospitals

Published Aug. 28 2016

A national shortage of qualified nurses has plagued hospitals for years, and Missouri isn't immune, according to the Missouri Hospital...

BizBeat: Boxing club makes its way to Capital City

Published Aug. 28 2016

Feel free to imagine your preferred "Fight Club" reference here. But if it involves the obligatory first rule — don't...

BizBeat: New discount, brand-name department store coming to mall

Published Aug. 28 2016

Capital Mall is adding to its selection of stores offering brand-name merchandise at off-brand prices, with Factory Connection set to...

BizBeat: Mi Pueblo Bakery expands to second location

Published Aug. 21 2016

Manuel Laragoza opened Manuel's Taqueria at 2403 Missouri Blvd. last week.

The 'two-edged sword' of Jefferson City's underemployment

Published Aug. 14 2016

"Underemployment" applies to individuals who possess skills and/or training levels that exceed the responsibilities of their current job, as well...

BizBeat: New Midtown eatery to serve Greek pizza and more

Published Aug. 14 2016

Greek cuisine is a family affair in Jefferson City. So it should come as no surprise the olive tree has...

BizBeat: New west-side preschool plans early 2017 opening

Published Aug. 7 2016

A new preschool is under construction on Jefferson City's west side, with plans to open early next year.

'Cautious optimism' giving way to solid confidence in local construction industry

Published Aug. 4 2016

While the term "cautious optimism" has been tagged to the construction industry too many times to count in the years...