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BizBeat: Dulle-Trimble plans for crematory to be operational in July

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home made a significant step this week toward opening Cole County’s only cremation center — bringing in the 31,000-pound cremation unit itself.

BizBeat: Centertown Antiques to close in June

Centertown Antiques will close shop this summer after five years in business. The store's last day of operation will be June 30.

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A guide to bluegrass festivals in Mid-America

Strummin' & pickin' & singin'

Not every concert requires you to pack in your own lawn chairs and lodging. But if you’re willing to cart the extra gear, you could set up camp at some of the richest musical experiences to be had in Middle America.

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Capital Region expansion on track for September opening

Capital Region Medical Center expects its 115,000-square-foot expansion to the Madison Street hospital to be substantially completed by July 28 and operational by early September.

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Zonta honors Peggy Kirkpatrick

Angela Hirsch, Yvonne Matthews named Women of Achievement

The Zonta Club of Jefferson City celebrated the sweet successes of several women in the community during its annual Yellow Rose Luncheon on Tuesday — chief of whom was Peggy Kirkpatrick, who became the organization’s 13th Mrs. William H. Weldon Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

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BizBeat: Ana Marie’s Bridal now open

Jefferson City is back in the bridal business, as its only bridal shop, Ana Marie’s Bridal, officially opened May 2.

BizBeat: New e-cigarette store to open this month

Look Whooo’s Vapin’, a new e-cigarette store on the southeastern side of Jefferson City, is set to open by the end of May.

BizBeat: NuWay celebrates 60th anniversary

NuWay Concrete Forms is celebrating its 60th year in business during 2015, and will host an open house event in Jefferson City Monday to commemorate the anniversary.

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‘Sneaky Salt’ tour uses humor, surprise to promote healthier eating

Spicing up the message

Some of the worst health risk factors can really sneak up on you — and so can the things that cause them. That was the idea behind the American Heart Association’s “Sneaky Salt” tour of Jefferson City Wednesday.

Sharing history through America’s pastime

MRRL event tonight discusses Kansas City Monarchs’ time in Jefferson City

The Jefferson City Mohawks, Jefferson City Redbirds and Jefferson City Dodgers have more in common than their status as historical hometown baseball teams — each team also played against the Kansas City Monarchs at some point between 1922-54.

Columbia airport closed to air traffic

The Columbia Regional Airport closed to air traffic as of 3 p.m. today after an outbound aircraft on the taxi for takeoff left the taxiway and became stuck.

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BizBeat: Downtown businesses recovering from fire damage

Three Jefferson City businesses continue to recover after fire and smoke damaged their buildings and inventory last month.

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BizBeat: EMS Professionals relocates, adds retail space

EMS Professionals Inc., a Jefferson City area business providing uniforms and equipment for emergency medical and law enforcement professionals, has both relocated and added a retail storefront.

BizBeat: Capital Mall finds spot for Claire’s

Claire’s boutique will make its way to a permanent spot in Capital Mall later this year after moving to make room for the new Ross department store under construction.

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BizBeat: Sam’s Club announces tentative July 23 opening

Sam’s Club is tentatively set to open its Jefferson City store July 23.

BizBeat: Shrunken Head under new ownership

Popular Jefferson City nightlife spot Shrunken Head Tropic Lounge is under a new head when it comes to ownership.

BizBeat: Hot Spot diversifies with convenience store

Hot Spot Tanning & Hardware in Holts Summit dropped the video-rental portion of its business in April, but this month the business will replace it something new.

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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.

BizBeat: Day Solutions serves as habilitation resource

Speech therapist Danielle Schwartz opened Day Solutions Inc. in Jefferson City to serve local individuals with developmental disabilities in a new way.

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BizBeat: The Millbottom debuts as event venue

The former Ameren power plant in Jefferson City’s Millbottom area is nearing total renovation, and kicked off the newest phase of its more than 100-year existence last Thursday with an event hosted by the Discover Jefferson City Foundation.

BizBeat: Clock shop ticks into Jefferson City

Ralls County Clock Company, a clock retailer and repair shop, is open for business in the back of Tennyson’s Furniture at 520 E. High St. in central Jefferson City.

Joint effort of several entities sold industry on Jefferson City

Capital City ‘really jumped through hoops’

Katy Industries will offer Jefferson City up to 200 local jobs when it moves its subsidiary operations here from Bridgeton later this year, choosing to locate here over three other Midwest sites.

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BizBeat: Capital Mall construction on track

Construction for the Ross department store at Capital Mall is on schedule, said Rob Kingsbury of Farmer Holding Company.

BizBeat: Antique shop gets second chance

Downtown Jefferson City antiques shop Finders Keepers will reopen soon in its previous location as Second Chance Cottage.

BizBeat: The Party Business ‘lets the good times roll’

Ryan and Colby Davis, respectively owner and sous chef of Argyle Catering Company — and brothers — recently rolled out a new venture, The Party Business.

BizBeat: Former nightclub building gets reboot

Steve Rollins, owner of Coleman Appliance Center at 108 Dunklin St., purchased the 710 Madison St. building a few weeks ago and has been remodeling it inside and out.

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Manufacturer moving into vacant Jefferson City plant

A St. Louis area janitorial and food-service equipment manufacturer plans to bring 200 manufacturing jobs to Jefferson City by the end of next year.

BizBeat: Texas-based company purchases Corwin dealerships

RFJ Auto Partners announced last week that it purchased the auto dealerships of the Corwin Automotive Group in Jefferson City.

BizBeat: I Love This Look boutique folds

I Love This Look, a women’s fashion boutique in downtown Jefferson City, will close its doors March 13. The shop, located at 122 E. High St., offered women’s clothing and accessories and opened in September 2013.

BizBeat: Sami Beauty Supply consolidates to new, smaller store

Jefferson City’s Sami Beauty Supply store, formerly located at 1704 Missouri Blvd., has consolidated and relocated to a smaller store — Beauty Supply Xpress at 901 Missouri Blvd.

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Missouri Farm Bureau celebrates 100-years of ‘neighbors working together’

When a Johnson County farm advisor stood up to tell more than 300 Missouri farmers about controlling hog cholera through anti-hog cholera campaigns in the spring of 2015, he probably wasn’t aware the same convention would be repeated annually for a century.

BizBeat: Cookie monsters welcome at Capital Mall

Meanwhile, Claire’s shifting locations

Capital Mall in Jefferson City will welcome a sweet shoppers’ favorite when Great American Cookie opens in April.

BizBeat: Holts Summit losing last video rental store

A sign of the digital times, Holts Summit will say goodbye to its last video rental store by mid-April.

BizBeat: Tech-Know shuts down

A consumer technology repair shop that opened in Jefferson City last November has closed after about four months in business.

‘Fountain of Hope’ to honor loved ones in downtown Jefferson City

Jefferson City’s Cultural Arts Foundation is spearheading a project to make the downtown area more beautiful while also offering a way to honor friends and family members.

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Minor-league team organizers relying on small donations to gauge interest

Nearly a week into a crowdfunding campaign to determine community interest in bringing a minor-league baseball team to Mid-Missouri, the Jefferson City Renegades are pleased with the initial feedback but hoping donors turn up in more volume.

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Area stores, restaurants donate to food pantries

Samaritan Center and Salvation Army are so grateful to the local businesses that regularly donate perishable food items for their clients.

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BizBeat: Spa Nails II opens this week

Spa Nails II will offer a fresh option for nail care when the new nail salon opens in Jefferson City this Wednesday.

BizBeat: Cricket Wireless leaps into Jefferson City

Cricket Wireless plans to open a Jefferson City store in early April at 1412 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson Plaza.

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Barbeque helps raise funds for softball equipment lost in fire

The Capital City Crush competitive softball organization held a fundraiser barbecue in the Schulte’s IGA parking lot Saturday to help replace the equipment the teams lost to a fire at their practice facility last week.

Crossing home plate in the Capital City

New minor league baseball team hopes to find a home in Mid-Missouri

If you don’t like driving two hours every time you want to watch professional baseball, you might be the next to jump on board the Jefferson City Renegades bandwagon.