Category Archives: Business

Downing Business to Host Open House for National Manufacturing Day

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm, by

While Merriam-Webster defines manufacturing as “the process of making products, especially with machines in factories”, one of the backbones of our national economy is often misunderstood. Basically manufacturing is making stuff. Sure there are often machines involved, from the old conveyor belt assembly lines to today’s robotics. Factories may be as small as a one-room […]

Steele’s Skull Mounts Opening in Time for 2018 Deer Season

Written on September 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm, by

Just like most local youth, Greg Steele enjoyed deer hunting while he was growing up. Now with the aid of the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation service, the Gorin native is turning his passion into a career. Greg recently opened Steele’s Skull Mounts at his grandparents farm on County Road 103 near Gorin. It is the culmination […]

Grubby’s Ice Cream Shop Opens in Memphis

Written on September 13, 2018 at 1:37 pm, by

After stepping away from the public sector for a bit, Lisa Grubb decided it was time to get back to work. The former operator of the Memphis License Office recently opened Grubby’s, an ice cream shop, located on Jefferson Street across from Memphis City Hall. “It was something I had been thinking about for a […]

Small Business Optimism Shatters Record Previously Set 35 Years Ago

Written on September 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm, by

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index soared to 108.8 in August, a new record in the survey’s 45-year history, topping the July 1983 highwater mark of 108. The record-breaking figure is driven by small business owners executing on the plans they’ve put in place due to dramatic changes in the nation’s economic policy. The August […]

Schroeder Opening Wenches’ Workshop to Showcase Locally Handmade Goods, Services

Written on August 28, 2018 at 1:28 pm, by

Hear ye, hear ye! The Wenches’ Workshop is now open for business in Memphis. Christina Schroeder and several of her friends have joined forces to offer a variety of handmade items for sale at the community’s newest retail operation. “Basically if it is handmade and from the heart, we are going to give it a […]

Small Business Administration Making Funds Available to Non-farm Businesses Impacted by Drought

Written on August 17, 2018 at 11:48 am, by

Small nonfarm businesses in many Missouri counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought that occurred in the following primary counties, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. Declaration Number 15631 includes Scotland, […]

MFA Oil Foundation Awards Grant to Clark County Council on Aging

Written on August 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm, by

The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to Clark County Council on Aging to assist with purchasing new air conditioners and a furnace. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in […]

Amazon Shoppers Reminded to Support Local Charities

Written on July 16, 2018 at 11:15 am, by

If you shop online and utilize, there is still an opportunity to support local causes. By going to, shoppers can select a local charity to receive a contribution equivalent to 0.5% of the price of their purchases. Local entities participating include the Scotland County Cancer Fund, Historical Society, Genealogical Society, Fitness  Center, School […]

Find Great Discounts on Farm Bureau Day at the Missouri State Fair

Written on July 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm, by

Roots run deep in agriculture, and there is no better place to discover our rural heritage than the Missouri State Fair. So, why not come home to agriculture August 9-19 in Sedalia. Sit in the seat of a powerful new tractor, watch youth proudly show their livestock and crafts, tap your feet at concerts, and […]

Country Chic Boutique & Interior Design Offering Something for All Tastes

Written on June 26, 2018 at 2:19 pm, by

Whether it is your taste in clothing, home decor or good old fashioned homemade breakfast and lunch, County Chic Boutique & Interior Design in Memphis has what you are looking for. The latest addition to the Memphis Square offers a wide variety of home decor items and ladies’ attire as well as a full line […]