Category Archives: Business

Shopko, Salvation Army Support Local Students and Teachers With Annual ‘Tools For School’ Campaign 

Written on July 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm, by

July 11, 2016 – Last year, more than 90 percent of teachers across the country used their own money to pay for school supplies to assist their students. To ensure local students and teachers have the supplies they need this school year, Shopko and the Salvation Army are partnering once again on the “Tools for […]

Evan Hite Travels to Washington D.C. for NEMR Telecom Youth Tour

Written on June 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

A pair of local students were among the 110 high school representatives who participated in the 22nd Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour. Each summer the FRS Youth Tour brings together high school students from across rural North America to visit the nation’s capital and learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides a forum for […]

NEMR Telecom Making Million Dollar Fiber Optics Upgrades in Scotland County

Written on June 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by

High speed broadband and internet services will be more readily available in Scotland County in the near future. NEMR Telecom is undertaking a multi-million dollar upgrade of old copper cables with new fiber optics to serve rural Scotland County. “Copper cables have a limited capacity to carry high speed broadband and internet services,” said James […]

Precision Outdoors Aiming to Meet Needs of Area Archers

Written on June 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm, by

A local couple is hoping they have hit a bulls eye with the community’s latest business venture. In May Kendon and Aggie Horst opened Precision Outdoors, a full-service archery shop, located at 518 W. Missouri Avenue. “I love to shoot bows and I got tired of having to run to Quincy or other faraway locations, […]

Chabert Returns Home to Open Electrical Evolution Contracting Service

Written on May 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm, by

Customers of Scotland County’s newest electrical contractor may be shocked to learn they may have known the owner growing up. Electrical Evolution, LLC is open for business in Scotland County after owner Chris Chabert, returned home to northeast Missouri. Chris and his wife Randi relocated to rural Memphis in April and the couple is excited […]

PSC Approves Liberty Utilities Request to Adjust Infrastructure Surcharge

Written on May 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm, by

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Liberty Utilities (Midstates Natural Gas) Corp. d/b/a Liberty Utilities (Liberty) to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) on the bills of its natural gas customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in November 2008. The ISRS adjustment reflects infrastructure replacement investments made […]

Ridge Top Farm Supply Opens New Storefront on Highway 136

Written on April 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm, by

Ridge Top Farm Supply has been serving the region for more than seven years, but with the opening of the company’s new storefront on Highway 136, east of Memphis, the grain handling and storage provider has taken a giant step forward in marketing. If the 14,000 square foot facility wasn’t impressive enough on its own, […]

MREIC & SBTDC Outline Economic Development Services Available Locally During Scotland County Visit

Written on April 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm, by

Carolyn Chrisman, Executive Director of the Missouri Rural Enterprise & Innovation Center and Anastasia Tiedemann, Business Counselor with the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center, visited with Missouri Extension’s Community Development Specialist for Scotland County, Chris Kempke on March 2nd. The purpose of their visit was to discuss economic development activity in the county. […]

Tumbleweeds Hosts Grand Opening Saturday, March 26th on the Memphis Square

Written on March 22, 2016 at 11:51 pm, by

by Andrea Brassfield GATHER  CREATE  CONNECT…Three things Stacy Browning is doing with her new store, Tumbleweeds, opening on the Memphis square this Saturday, March 26th.  This new business is offering an exciting, redefined style in home décor, home furnishings, baby items, clothing, jewelry, seasonal items and so much more! Tumbleweeds, located on the corner of […]

Memphis Chamber Seeks More Member Support, Officers for 2016

Written on March 22, 2016 at 10:38 pm, by

  The Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce is our local resource for entrepreneurs and professionals looking to start or grow their businesses in the Memphis Area.  Currently, sixty-six businesses belong to MACC for 2016. The Chamber is seeking people who are willing to commit and serve by attending monthly meetings and more importantly, volunteer for […]