Category Archives: Business

Memphis Theatre Raises the Curtain on New Movie Screen

Written on December 11, 2018 at 11:27 am, by

Christmas is still a few weeks away, but a package delivery last week on the Memphis square definitely had passersby pondering how Santa was going to be able to get that down a chimney. Nearly a dozen workers combined with several local volunteers and the forklift from Memphis Lumber unloaded the huge crate from the […]

Wholesale Natural Gas Price Decline Resulting in Lower Rates for Liberty Utilities Customers

Written on December 4, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities customers will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 1, 2018. The ACA factor is a […]

Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Lighting of the Square

Written on November 26, 2018 at 10:58 am, by

Once again the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is set to light up the square.  This annual kick off of the holiday season will be held this Friday evening November 23rd  on the square in Memphis. At the time  of the writing of this article it is planned for the West side of the square.  There […]

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 […]