Franklin County small business revenues are now above pre-COVID-19 totals in January 2020, according to a Harvard Study.

Two co-owners launched their new outdoor equipment repair business just before COVID-19 shutdowns, yet they’ve had a fortunate beginning.


Scudder & Co. Coffee on Main used the time it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to make  renovations to not only the space inside the building but also its menu.

Recognizing the ongoing financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ameren Missouri will provide $3.5 million in additional energy assistance funds to customers across the state.

Customers across Missouri may soon have greater access to clean, affordable solar energy now that Ameren Missouri has announced the expansion of its popular Community Solar program, which was just approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC).

Vero Fitness owner Nick Jansen temporarily relocated his Pacific center to 301 W. St. Louis St., an address within Franklin County with more COVID-19 reopening options than the center’s original 522 E. Osage address in St. Louis County.

Laura Conley of Washington has been appointed to the Disability Resource Connection-Franklin County SB40 Resource Board, according to Kimberlyn MacDonald, executive director.

With summer fast approaching, Westlake Ace Hardware stores throughout the nation, including Washington, are gearing up to host their annual fan drive benefiting The Salvation Army. The fan drive will be held June 4-21. The fans will be distributed in July.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with other Old Town Pacific business owners searching for ways to reopen and operate safely past COVID-19, James McHugh, president of the Pacific-based public policy MAGI Foundation, is guessing what the “new normal” will be.

With the high demand and shortages of quality cloth face masks, Hodges Badge has reconfigured its Washington factory and introduced a line of quality, reusable cloth face masks to meet the needs of consumers and businesses.

Casey Zastrow, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Washington, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

Country Manor Decorating has expanded and relocated to a new building at 3001 Recreation Drive off Highway 100 East in Washington.

JCPenney is reopening its Washington store at 5886 Highway 100 Wednesday after temporarily closing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

When schools and day cares around the world began shutting their doors due to COVID-19, the sewing machines that once tailored brightly colored play climbers, soft jumbo blocks and bean bags at the Children’s Factory in Union quickly began sharing production time sewing personal protective e…

Tom Holdmeier, an American Family Insurance agency owner in Washington, has been recognized for providing an outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

To bolster COVID-19-related food shortages, a $5,000 donation was awarded to area food banks by the Pacific-based team of Graphic Packaging International, LLC.


Hundreds of businesses, big and small, have been caught by the safety net of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).


Mid-American Coaches in Washington will join hundreds of motorcoach companies from across the country for a rolling rally Wednesday around the U.S. Capitol and National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The Leading Producers Round Table (LPRT) of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) announced that Dee Forshee and Jim Ming, partners for Ming Senior Services, Union, have qualified to receive the association’s prestigious Soaring Eagle Award.

Tooling Tech Group (TTG) announced it has broken ground on a 21,000-square-foot expansion of its Washington location at 423 W-W Industrial Park Drive where it produces tooling for the die cast and aerospace industries.

Dr. Jennifer Allen has announced the opening of a second location for her direct primary care practice, New Freedom Family Medicine. 

The Washington School Board last week approved a proposal from the Bank of Washington for bank depository services beginning July 1.

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