Jess Bowen has been promoted to assistant vice president of retail banking at Bank of Washington, according to an announcement from L. B. Eckelkamp Jr., the bank’s chairman and CEO.

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The downtown Washington Amtrak Train Station, which was once the seventh-busiest Amtrak station in the state, has seen ridership figures plummet in recent months as the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on.

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Three friends and business partners are hoping the walls of their downtown Washington brewery will soon be ringing with the sounds of diners and drinkers, laughing, talking and enjoying some freshly brewed beer.

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Thomas Casey, Dennis Di Ricco, Cynthia Wade and their company Golden Genesis Inc. to cease and desist after they allegedly committed fraud in offering and selling unregistered securities to seven Missourians.

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Hazel Prophete, 58, owner of Hazel’s Back Porch BBQ, is taking her culinary talents to the streets of Washington and returning to her roots by moving her business into a fire-engine red food truck.

LMI Aerospace announced Thursday its plans to close its St. Charles facility and layoff the 52 employees there, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed Sept. 4.

Bank of Washington Chairman and CEO L. B. Eckelkamp Jr. promoted Kristen Spaunhorst to director of product development at the bank.

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Kurt Brown has been promoted to president of Brown Family Enterprises Inc.

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For most, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial strain and hardship but for entrepreneur Logan Diebal, it has created an opportunity to expand his business ventures.

Jessica M. Buchman, D.O., recently joined Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery located at Patients First Drive in Washington,

Labor Day weekend trips in the car may not be as much of a hit to the pocketbook as in years past.

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Union’s latest shopping experience is open for business, though it is still adding inventory.

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Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to privatize operations of St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Wednesday said they are withdrawing the measure from the Nov. 3 ballot.

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Walking through the doors of Ponderosa Steakhouse in Washington was a solemn experience as customers filled their last plates of food and staff trickled in to say goodbye to co-workers before the restaurant closed its doors permanently Monday afternoon.

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Union’s latest shopping experience is open for business, though it is still adding inventory.

Bank of Washington announced Danielle Unnerstall, director of marketing and public relations officer, has been promoted to director of digital strategy and marketing, a newly created role. Unnerstall has been with the bank since 2011 and in her previous role since 2013.

Union’s Miracle Ear branch recently got the chance to highlight some of its products while raising money for those in need.

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The separation of Canam Steel Corp. (CSC) in the U.S. from the Canada-based Canam Group is expected to create 50 to 60 new jobs for the company, including 20 locally.

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After Mercy Convenient Care in Washington transitioned into a Mercy-GoHealth Urgent Care, the facility is getting a new address.

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Jacqueline Ward started as a tutor at Sylvan Learning Center, became director of the Washington franchise and is now its owner.

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While COVID-19 has canceled many activities, shooting enthusiasts are taking more time on the range.

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Allen Elbert’s Top Shelf Bus Service LLC plans to rev up business with the addition of a winery trail shuttle service.

As theaters in the St. Louis area plan to reopen after months of closure due to COVID-19, a local cinema recently reopened after closing for another reason.

Harbor Freight Tools, a family-owned, national retail seller of tools, has opened a location in Washington.

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Locally made transformers for a new Ameren substation will reportedly help reduce costs for customers statewide.

East Central College students enrolled in short-term training programs are eligible for CARES Act funding.

Part of the family that owns Washington’s Riechers Tire and Auto are bringing a new car wash to Union.

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Franklin County unemployment rates have dropped below 10 percent for the first time in two months, but are still more than double pre-coronavirus rates.

Dr. Kurtis Schuyler has joined the team at Franklin County Dental and Implants, 416 Elm St. in downtown Washington, working alongside Dr. Joseph Laventure.

Downtown Washington Inc.’s modified Art Fair & Winefest, dubbed The Winefest Pick-Up Party, brought in about 25 percent of the revenue the nonprofit typically receives from the full-scale event, which is its largest fundraiser.

Electrical boxes can be an eyesore, but the owner of the Blu Room Wellness Center came up with an idea to make one eye-catching.

Vanessa Zingrich, St. Clair, plans to debut The Hive hair salon/barber shop this fall at 127 Elm St., Suite 100.

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As COVID-19 casessurge across the country and in Missouri, national and regional chain stores are taking measures into their own hands to prevent the spread.

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Scudder and Co. Coffee on Main, known for its organic brews, is headed east with a second location.

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With a focus on the health and safety of customers and teammates, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is taking the necessary step of requiring all customers to wear a face covering while shopping in its stores.

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After meeting 13 years ago at L’Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis, Tom Kent and Pete Nehls have finally seen their dream of owning a restaurant together come true.

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Starting Monday, Walmart and Sam’s Club customers will be required to wear face coverings when visiting the stores.

Jason Marschel, owner of Marschel Wrecking, has joined the board of directors of Magnificent Missouri, a nonprofit that works to conserve and protect land in southern Warren County, along the Missouri River and Katy Trail.

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