Rebecca Martin


News Tribune staff reporter

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Debate swirls around whether increase in minimum wage would hurt business

Some believe current minimum-wage rates don’t keep pace with today’s cost of living. But others believe minimum wage is high enough as is; and except for the state’s automatic cost-of-living adjustment, minimum-wage law has not changed in Missouri since 2006.

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Federal program to help downtown plan for permanent farmers market

A primary goal of downtown Jefferson City’s Local Foods, Local Places initiative is to create a successful, vibrant farmers market to increase opportunities for local farmers, as well as market sales, visitors and vendors.

BizBeat: Locally-grown grocery takes root downtown

Downtown Jefferson City will welcome its only full-service grocery store when Columbia-based Root Cellar takes root next month.

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BizBeat: Central Dairy getting cooler

Jefferson City's Madison Street skyline is changing slightly, as Central Dairy adds a new building expansion.

BizBeat: The Village Square to expand parking

The Jefferson City Council recently approved rezoning of two East High Street properties to allow for mixed residential and commercial use, which will allow The Village Square to add a parking annex.

BizBeat: The Archery Shack closed

The Archery Shack, a family-owned archery instruction and outdoor equipment retailer in Cole County, closed Feb. 28, according to a post on the business’ Facebook page.

Jefferson City March home sales statistics

Jefferson City’s March home sales bucked national trends, which were down, by increasing by 17 percent over the same month a year ago, Average local sales prices increased 16 percent.

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Historical Society hosts an elegant affair

Annual fashion show features spring styles, former first ladies’ gowns

Jefferson City area women modeling this season’s fashions were the stars of the Cole County Historical Society’s fashion show Monday — but so were women like Carolyn Bond, Lori Holden and Margaret Stephens, Missouri first ladies whose preserved inaugural gowns were on display at the event.

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Support building for Renegades

Social media interest in semi-pro baseball outpaces funding

A push to bring minor-league baseball back to Mid-Missouri is advancing, as the potential team owners now believe they have enough community support to start financing the project.

BizBeat: Busch’s Florist sprouts third location

Longtime Jefferson City business Busch’s Florist will open its third Mid-Missouri location Monday in Linn.

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