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Rebecca Martin

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BizBeat: ValetLuxe offers luxury limo experience

If you’re looking to arrive in style, ValetLuxe is on its way — already here, actually.

BizBeat: Roofing business cleans up after Mother Nature

Mitch Wideman is putting his 15 years of experience in roofing to use in his own Mid-Missouri business.

BizBeat: Jamey’s Club under new ownership

Jamey’s Club, at 900 W. McCarty St. in Jefferson City, is under new ownership as of Dec. 1, 2015.

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Another big year of improvements in store for Capital Mall

Mall officials call timing of three stores’ departure coincidental

Doing business in a construction zone has become business as usual at Capital Mall in Jefferson City.

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BizBeat: LabSpace Robotics offers engineering classes for kids

LabSpace Robotics opened at the beginning of January in a permanent space in Capital Mall. It now offers robotics classes for children in second through seventh grade.

BizBeat: Data Comm under new ownership

Marco, a technology services provider with offices in eight Midwestern states, announced it purchased local information technology company Data Comm Inc. earlier this month.

BizBeat: Mobile ultrasound unit appears at mall

First Flutters Elective Ultrasound, a mobile business based in Laurie that provides keepsake ultrasounds for pregnant women, will be at Capital Mall on Feb. 6-7.

Chamber Gala emphasizes working in harmony

Former Jefferson City parks director Bill Lockwood honored at event

2015 marked a successful economic development year for Jefferson City with two major business attraction projects.

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BizBeat: Central Dairy closes door on home delivery

A change in services at a longtime Jefferson City business marks the end of an era for some who still enjoyed Central Dairy products delivered to their front porch weekly.

BizBeat: New business shares real estate investment tips

House Flipping Pros, at 425 E. High St. in Jefferson City, is offering classes on how to rehab and sell houses and make money in real estate.

BizBeat: Heads Up salon heads to new location

Heads Up Salon and Spa will open in its new location in Jefferson City on Tuesday.

Former Rickman Center to offer home for agency, homeless teens

HALO program to relocate, expand this year

Relocating to the former Rickman Center property by mid-2016 will allow the Jefferson City HALO Learning Center to expand the reach of its Transitional Living Program from five teenagers to 30 at a time.

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BizBeat: New store offers leather apparel in downtown Jefferson City

Downtown Jefferson City’s newest commercial resident, TNC’s Trading Post, opened earlier this month at 120 E. High St., offering biker and western leather apparel and accessories.

BizBeat: Wine stops flowing at 2 Jefferson City businesses

Jefferson City bade goodbye to two locally owned businesses of the more inebriating variety at the end of 2015.

BizBeat: Equipment rental company to take old car lot

Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company with more than 550 locations across the United States and Canada, has announced plans to open a Jefferson City location in the coming months.

Jefferson City area home sales, selling prices increase in 2015

The number of homes sold and their average selling prices in the Jefferson City area rose in 2015 from the previous year, according to year-end statistics released by the Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS.

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Local farmer: Breed produces tender, flavorful meat

A beefed-up variety

Terry Neuner’s Osage County farm is perhaps best known for the beverages it markets. But Westphalia Vineyards also produces some of the foods that can be paired with its signature wines.

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BizBeat: Hair and skin care, massage businesses team up in new venture

Two new Jefferson City businesses are offering a variety of combined services for customers to pamper themselves — all in one place.

BizBeat: Capital Mall losing two retailers

Just a week after Kirlin’s Hallmark announced plans to close its Capital Mall store after 37 years in business there, two more stores have confirmed they will be leaving Jefferson City’s largest retail hub.

BizBeat: Indian cuisine returns to Jefferson City

Curry House, a partial reincarnation of recently closed Everest Cafe and Bar, is reintroducing Jefferson City to Indian cuisine after opening Dec. 28.

Jefferson City store adjusts sales tax rate after overcharging

Individuals may request refunds

Pier 1 Imports in Jefferson City has adjusted its sales tax rate after discovering it had been set 1 percentage point higher than it should have been.

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BizBeat: TryFitness open in time for New Year’s resolutions

Tina Cole’s personal weight-loss journey spurred the creation of her second Jefferson City business, TryFitness Studio, which officially opened Saturday.

Local Hy-Vee reimbursing customers for water-tainted fuel damage

The Jefferson City Hy-Vee store is reimbursing some customers’ vehicle repair costs after they purchased fuel with water in it over the weekend.

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BizBeat: Big O Tires to upstage former theater

MFA purchased the old Truman 4 Theatres property at 1614 Jefferson St. in early December.

BizBeat: B.K. Bakery rising to larger market

B.K. Bakery closed its 901 Missouri Blvd. shop last Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean owners Brandon and Ida Kelley have left the bakery business.

BizBeat: St. Louis company opens Jefferson City satellite

TAYCON-TMI, a Chesterfield-based building automation and systems integration company, has established a satellite office in Jefferson City to accommodate increasing work in the area.

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BizBeat: Freeman Mortuary completes renovation

Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City has completed the renovation of its second-floor chapel started in October.

BizBeat: Christmas wish list for Jefferson City

You never know where Santa might look for holiday gift inspiration, so this year we asked local business leaders to share their Christmas wishes for the community via the weekly BizBeat column.

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Dreams to Reality helps women dress for success

Making dreams come true

At age 22, Janissa Moore didn’t know what she was doing with her life — she had taken time off from college, moved across the country and back, and had just started a new job. The last thing on her mind was how she would dress for it.

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BizBeat: Find ‘flavor enlightenment’ at Popcorn Buddha

A gourmet popcorn and fudge shop opened at 1218 E. Main St. in Linn, Missouri, on Nov. 7, expanding from its original location in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

BizBeat: Capitol City Truck & Specialty opens

Capitol City Truck & Specialty will open in Jefferson City at 1011 Missouri Blvd. this week.

BizBeat: Midwest Title & Escrow open at new location

Midwest Title & Escrow began work last Monday at its new Jefferson City location at 2316 St. Mary’s Blvd.

Chamber outlines economic development priorities

The Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce outlined its economic development plan for 2016 during its monthly membership coffee Friday, noting priorities that include support for local education programs, a labor availability study and further tourism promotion at the historic Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP).

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Carrying the Christmas load

When you click “Confirm Order,” do you think about how those Christmas gifts will make it to your door?

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BizBeat: The Village Art Studio expands space, services

The Village Art Studio, located in Jefferson City at 1507 E. McCarty St., expanded to a second studio in early November to accommodate new classes.

BizBeat: Little Caesar’s doubling Jefferson City effort

Little Caesar’s plans to open a second Jefferson City restaurant next year.

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Truman Hotel closes

Owner has no plans to reopen existing buildings, but retains property

The Truman Hotel & Conference Center in Jefferson City has closed for good.

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Window-decorating winners announced

Weekend of downtown holiday activities begin tonight

The winners of downtown Jefferson City’s holiday window-decorating contest have been announced, but you can enjoy the festive decor in the windows of every participating business as the Capital City hosts several Christmas events this weekend.

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BizBeat: Holts Summit gym bulks up space, hours

Accomplished personal trainer Bryan Beanland is bulking up more than just the muscles of the fitness enthusiasts of Callaway County.

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Decking the halls like a pro

Professional decorator shares tricks of the trade for trimming the tree and more this holiday season

The holiday season is here, and you’re ready to start decorating your home like a pro. But did you know some people in Mid-Missouri hire a real pro to decorate their homes?

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Small Business Saturday keeps growing

Small Business Saturday — the local, annual effort to encourage holiday gift-givers to shop at small, independently owned businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving — packs a participation of 31 Jefferson City area business this year, up from last year’s 22 participating businesses.

BizBeat: Bon voyage to Everest Cafe and Bar

Everest Cafe and Bar cleaned up after its last dinner at 2403 Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City on Friday.

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BizBeat: Golden LivingCenter tunes up therapy area

Jefferson City’s Golden LivingCenter reintroduced its new and improved therapy services area last week.

BizBeat: Expanded business makes aging easier

Aging Made Easy, an in-home service provider based in St. James, expanded to a Jefferson City office at the beginning of November.

BizBeat: Second Burger King delays opening

Jefferson City’s soon-to-be second Burger King has delayed its opening slightly, with the fast-food restaurant projected to open a month from today.

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New shopping center proposed in Jefferson City

Plan includes retail, restaurants, hotel, retirement center off Missouri 179

A major commercial development expected around Missouri 179 is one step closer to becoming reality, as a development group has announced plans to begin retail and residential construction along Mission Drive as early as next spring.

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BizBeat: Carrie’s Hallmark opens expansion

Carrie’s Hallmark Shop, at 117 E. High St., has opened its new store expansion in downtown Jefferson City at the former site of Hair Plaza, 123 E. High St.

BizBeat: Taco truck rolls into Mid-Missouri

La Cabaña Taco Truck will open its window for business Nov. 16 in the parking lot of TitleMax at 1001 Missouri Blvd.

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A measure of success for business

Employee evaluations less about performance reviews, more about goal-setting and year-long management

Employee evaluations remain an important tool for businesses, regardless of how often they're conducted. Their effectiveness has more to do with what managers and employees expect to get out of them.

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New sidewalks, landscaping spruce up Old Munichburg

A few new things are showing up in Old Munichburg.