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Commerce.............................. 5 Community........................... 30 Health.................................. 34

Profiles of Progress is an annual publication of the St. Joseph News-Press offering advertisers the opportunity to describe their business and to tell customers and potential customers about their products and services.

Industry and Agriculture........ 46 Real Estate........................... 52 Region ................................. 55 Profile, Ad

Advantage Title LLC............................. 53, 78 American Family Insurance.................... 5, 39 Andrew County Museum...................... 56, 76 Angie’s Salon & Day Spa...................... 34, 47 Apple Market ........................................ 6, 43 Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce... 56, 70 Awnings Unlimited ................................ 6, 75 Back to Health.................................... 55, 66 Bartlett & West .................................... 6, 36 Baskin Robbins..................................... 6, 75 Belt Bowl/Diamond Club....................... 7, 61 Benedictine College ............................ 57, 53 Boehringer Ingelheim.......................... 47, 21 Brittany Village Apartments ................ 54, 24 Brooner Construction & Crane ........... 47, 33 Camp Geiger Shooting Range .............. 30, 45 CBIz ...................................................... 7, 7 Christensen Orthodontics.................... 34, 32 Citizens Bank & Trust.......................... 57, 71 City of St. Joseph ................................ 30, 15 Clara’s Fashions ................................... 8, 20 Clark-Sampson Funeral Home ................ 8, 75 Clifton Gunderson................................. 8, 63 Conaway Insurance ............................... 8, 59 Copeland & Associates Construction.... 54, 78 Countryside Pharmacy......................... 58, 76 Creviston and Son Jewelry........ 10, 23 and 68 Dave’s Diesel Service .......................... 48, 49

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DGS Total Range ................................. 10, 61 Dr. Fred Potts ..................................... 34, 48 Dr. Patricia Boice................................ 35, 52 Dunn & Davison LLC............................ 10, 62 East Hills Mall .................................... 10, 11 Eisenberg’s Better Living..................... 12, 52 Ellison Auxier...................................... 12, 58 Express Flight..................................... 12, 55 Farmers State Bank ............................ 58, 67 Food Country...................................... 58, 71 Friends of the Shelter.......................... 30, 54 Gertsema Wealth ................................ 12, 38 Grace Evangelical Church.................... 31, 35 Head to Toe......................................... 59, 66 Heartland Health................................... 36, 2 Heartland Tech ................................... 14, 26 Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden ... 14, 22 Helen Hguyen, MD .............................. 37, 55 Hughes Chiropractic ........................... 37, 64 Hy-Vee.................................................. 14, 3 Ideal Weight Loss................................ 38, 46 Images of You ..................................... 14, 26 Ingersoll Insurance Agency.................. 61, 77 International Paper............................... 46, 9 Jessica L. Studer Agency...................... 74, 66 Jodi Nellesen Agency Inc. .................... 72, 77 John Rauth Construction Co. ............... 16, 44 John Saunders Real Estate .................. 61, 65

Kat & Co. ........................................... 16, 53 Keller Construction Co. ...................... 16, 24 Ken Smith Autobody ............................ 16, 79 LaVerna Village Rehab ......................... 38, 57 Law Office of Brett Hurst .................... 59, 71 Lawns UnLimited................................. 62, 73 Libel Hearing ..................................... 42, 44 Lifeline Foods ..................................... 48, 28 Living Community ............................... 42, 54 M.J. Bliss ........................................... 62, 66 McElroy Metal Center.......................... 63, 73 Mercantile Bank ................................. 18, 37 Merritt’s Office Systems...................... 18, 32 Meyer Flooring ................................... 18, 75 Midwest Federal ................................. 18, 32 Midwest Laser Aesthetics.................... 42, 17 Minter Funeral Home .......................... 63, 71 Missouri Western State University ....... 31, 51 Monroe’s ATA...................................... 20, 75 Muchnic Gallery Atchison Art Association ..64, 70 nLee Management............................... 64, 66 Napoli’s Italian Restaurant .................... 20, 5 Nestle Purina ..................................... 48, 19 North Country Lumber Truss ................ 64, 65 Northwest Health Services .................. 43, 40 Northwest Missouri Cellular ............. none, 68 Northwest Missouri State University .... 66, 68 Old Mill Nursery.................................. 20, 72


Left to right: Greystone subdivision (Sarah Heerboth), the Northwest Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Northwest Missouri State University (Sarah Heerboth), the Amelia Earhart Memorial Bridge (News-Press file photo) and the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex at Missouri Western State University (News-Press file photo).

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Performance Plus ............................... 43, 75 Pickup Palace..................................... 22, 74 Pitstop............................................ none, 77 Poland-Thompson Funeral Home .......... 68, 73 Porter’s Building Centers .................... 70, 67 Postal & Community Credit Union........ 22, 50 R&W Tow............................................ 22, 59 Realty Executives................................ 53, 78 River Cities Community Credit Union ... 70, 70 Roberts Roofing ................................. 49, 63 Rock Paper Scissors ........................... 24, 35 Rock Port Café ................................... 72, 71 Roderick Sign Co. ................................. 24, 5 Rolling Hills Consolidated Library ........ 31, 45 Sav-On .............................................. 24, 80 Seaman & Schuske ............................. 49, 27 Shirley’s Cake Decorating/Mr. C’s ......... 26, 5 Snyder & Associates ........................... 49, 72 Sprague Excavating ......................... none, 35 St. Francis Hospital & Health............... 74, 69 St. Joe Christian ................................. 32, 62 St. Joe Harley-Davidson ....................... 26, 42 St. Joseph Tractor ............................... 50, 47 St. Joseph News-Press ........................ 31, 60 St. Joseph Title Co. ............................. 52, 78 St. Paul Lutheran ................................ 32, 63 Stevenson/Apothecary Rx ................... 44, 13 Success Weight Loss........................... 44, 75 Taylor Chevrolet............................... none, 65 Taylor, Thompson & Harrison................ 28, 57 Tron’s Goshen Auto Service.................. 28, 35 The Old Cookstove .............................. 67, 65 The Spa at NorthPointe ....................... 45, 29 Village Flowers by Rob ........................ 28, 55 Waldinger Corp................................... 50, 25 Ware’s Home Center............................ 74, 76 Water Doctor...................................... 45, 50 Wathena Healthcare & Rehab .............. 78, 67 Watts Cleaners .................................. 78, 71 Women’s Health and Wellbeing ............ 36, 75





American Family Insurance Address: 4802 Mitchell Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 364-1541 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1927 | St. Joseph Office: 1958 Number of employees: More than 800 Since 1958, American Family Insurance has assisted residents of St. Joseph, Mo., with all their insurance needs. Our multiple products are sold exclusively through local agents who can help identify what’s best for your situation. We’re also one of the largest employers in the area. In addition to understanding your insurance needs, American Family agents and employees have an outstanding record of community service. Annually, we provide assistance to Second Harvest Com-

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munity Food Bank with volunteer efforts and by competing in food drives. American Family has won the “Food Fight” event and we’ve been awarded the “Golden Can Award” at the annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Dinner. We sponsored the Kansas City Chiefs Family Fun Day event with a record turnout of 10,700 fans. We also work with Habitat for Humanity to lend hands, hammers and hours to build homes and rebuild lives. All of this means we’re committed to being the most trusted and valued service-driven insurance company.

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Apple Market E-mail: Address: 903 N. 36th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Additional locations: 2300 Mitchell Ave., St. Joseph; 3734 Pear St., St. Joseph Phone: (816) 236-2000 Business hours: 6 a.m. to midnight Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 170 Apple Market of St. Joseph is locally owned and operated by St. Joseph residents Todd Euler and Mike Decker. With more than 50 years experience in the grocery industry, Euler and Decker opened the Apple Market grocery chain in St. Joseph in October 2008. Euler, a St. Joseph native, is a Central High School and Missouri Western graduate with a bachelor of science degree in business management. Decker has been in the grocery industry most of his life and brings 38 years of grocery management to

Bartlett & West Address: 3110 Karnes Road, St. Joseph, Mo. Additional locations: Topeka, Lawrence and Manhattan, Kan.; Des Moines, Iowa; Ft. Worth, Texas; Bismarck, N.D; Jefferson City and Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Sioux Falls, S.D. Phone: (816) 364-3551 or (888) 863-5844 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1992 Number of employees: 10 For more than half a century, Bartlett & West has been helping developers, businesses, architects, governments and institutions enhance the quality of life we all enjoy. We play an active part in the communities we serve, providing professional engineering services to help build a better tomorrow. We’ve built our business on understanding clients’ needs, accessi-

Awnings Unlimited Apple Market. Apple Market focuses on bringing fresh, quality food to the community where we live. “In the summer, we bring locally grown produce to our markets, As a company, we want Apple Market to be good partners, neighbors and friends with St. Joseph and surrounding communities,” Euler says. With three Apple Market locations in St. Joseph — 903 N. 36th, 3734 Pear St. and 2300 Mitchell Ave. — the slogan “We’re right on your way home” is true for everyone. With the desire to bring fresh quality foods, even locally grown foods, at reasonable prices to the people of St. Joseph, these two St. Joseph residents are prepared to earn your business. Stop by tonight, we are right on your way home. bility and responsiveness integrity, quality and communication. These are more than words to us. For every employee, this is “Service. The Bartlett & West Way.” Our firm is an employee-owned corporation that has grown steadily from a small two-person partnership into a multi-disciplined firm of design professionals, survey, technical and support staff. This rich mix of experienced staff provides professional engineering and related services to governmental agencies, municipalities, private industry and individual clients throughout the central United States. Every Bartlett & West employee makes a personal commitment to providing world-class service to all our clients. The success of our firm has been founded on one simple fact: repeat business. Our quality assurance and client feedback programs help maintain the high confidence our clients have in Bartlett & West.

 Profiles of Progress, March 27, 2011, St. Joseph News-Press Address: 2317 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 233-7000 Year established: 2004 E-mail: awningsunlimited@ Awnings Unlimited was established April 1, 2004, by Gary and Travis Reynolds, who have more than 25 years of experience in the awning industry. St. Joseph and surrounding areas have been vital in our growth and expansion. This

year has proven to be our best. We have increased our product lines to offer customers a large selection of shadecontrol products, fabric and metal awnings, stationarystyle patio decks and carport canopies, and retractable canopies with ready-to-install units in addition to custom-designed styles, shapes and sizes. We also custom design and manufacture custom products. We offer the largest and best selection of products available on the market. We manufacture our products right here in St. Joseph with qualified craftsman. From day 1, quality not quantity has been our standard. Our customers deserve the best service and a product that will last and serve them for years.

Baskin-Robbins Address: 2301 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 232-3100 Business hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Summer hours: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Year established: Purchased in 1996 Number of employees: 10 to 16 Baskin-Robbins has been located in Woodlawn Shopping Center since the 1980s. We relocated in 2001 to an end space, complete with a drive-thru window. The soft-serve ice cream has taken off and customers are enjoying the sundaes, magic sprinkle cones for kids, fruit creams and 31˚ Below line, like the Reese’s 31˚ Below, made with real vanilla soft

serve, Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce, and crushed Reese’s candies. Traditional ice cream cakes and the delicious fudge cakes are readily available in our dessert case or can be customized out of any of our 48 choices and ready for the customer with a little notice. Ice cream, shakes, Blasts, smoothies, sundaes, fruit creams and 31˚ Below items can be enjoyed all year. Custom ice cream cakes, traditional or crunch style, are great for everyday desserts, holidays or special occasions. Wednesday, April 27, will be our fifth year for 31 Cent Scoop Night. We will again honor the firefighters in our community. We are now offering daily specials and large group discounts with management approval.

Club Diamond at The Belt Sports Complex

CBIZ Address: 218 S. Seventh St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Additional locations: More than 160 locations nationwide Phone: (816) 233-0201 E-mail: Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1899 Number of employees: 28 Employment information: Send resume to Human Resources, P.O. Box 67, St. Joseph, MO 64502 Address: 210 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 233-1054 ext. 1408 Business hours: Tuesday and Friday evenings St. Joseph now has a new entertainment option: Club Diamond is in The Loft at The Belt Sports Complex every Tuesday and Friday. Club Diamond is designed for professionals primarily age 35 and above and offers an intimate, secure atmosphere for relaxation, socializing and fun. Club Diamond activities include:

O Weekly special events such as wine tasting, dance lessons or other activities followed by dancing with music provided by a live DJ playing ’70s, ’80s and ’90s music along with your other favorites (no hip-hop or rap). O Holiday special events.

O Non-smoking atmosphere. O Business casual dress. O Other discounts at participating retailers. A St. Joseph singles club is also forming. Memberships to Club Diamond are only $10 per year. For more information, call The Belt Sports Complex at (816) 233-1054, ext. 1408

CBIZ provides a number of business services to commercial customers, such as property/casualty insurance, employee benefits, surety bonds, professional liability, human resources consulting and payroll. The local office also offers individual life and health insurance products, including Medicare supplemental insurance. The St. Joseph office opened in 1899 and since then has provided

insurance services to our community through many generations. In 2006, the office was acquired by CBIZ Inc., a publicly traded company with a national scope. CBIZ employs more than 5,000 workers nationwide, 28 of which are in the St. Joseph office. Recently CBIZ participated in the annual Chubb Charity Challenge Golf Tournament and won $14,000, which was donated to Interfaith Community Services. Local staff on the winning team included Scott Burnham and Scottie Burnham.

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Clara’s Fashions Inc. Address: 3849 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 233-5678 Business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday Clara’s Fashions is known for unique, quality merchandise with an outfit and accessories for most any occasion. We use some oldfashioned personal touches that stand out to make a modernday impact. Customer service is a top priority we are proud of. The professional staff works to satisfy each and every customer in the best way possible. Our goal at Clara’s Fashions is to make area women look and feel great. Going the “extra mile” for our

Clark-Sampson Funeral Home customers is something we love to do. We want to “matter” to you and make you want to return to Clara’s Fashions when you need to make your next clothing purchase. In every purchase we make, we keep our customers in mind and we help make special occasions and events even more special. We care at Clara’s Fashions. We are thankful for the many loyal customers we have and are always working to offer new merchandise to create excitement for the new customers to come. Clara’s Fashions carries missy sizes 4-20 and petite sizes 4-18. Stop in and take a look around. We are here to make your shopping experience the best it can be. Address: 120 Illinois Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64504 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Phone: (816) 238-0601 — answered 24 hours a day Year Established: 1908 Clark-Sampson Funeral Home has been providing sincere and professional service to the St. Joseph community since 1908. The funeral home has been owned and operated by the Sampson family for more than 20 years. “We are proud to be a part of the community and carry on the tradition started by the Clark family more than 100 years ago,” says funeral director T.J. Sampson. Clark-Sampson Funeral Home encourages families to see what they have to offer in comparison to

Clifton Gunderson LLP

Conaway Insurance Address: 2301 Village Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 232-8441 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1978 Address: 3510 Messanie St., Suite F, St. Joseph, Mo. Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; by appointment any time, in-home appointments available Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 3

Clifton Gunderson is one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and consulting firms. The local office has served St. Joseph and surrounding area businesses since 1932, becoming affiliated with Clifton Gunderson in 1978. Founded in 1960, Clifton Gunderson provides a multitude of services that include auditing, accounting, governmental services, tax and financial planning, technology consulting, business valuation, forensic services and employment benefit services. The firm serves not-for-profit organi-

zations, contractors, manufacturers, transportation, agribusiness, media, retail and individuals. Clifton Gunderson offers clients the strength of a national firm with the service of a hometown firm to help them achieve their financial goals. The firm expands on its dedication to clients through community involvement. Staff members volunteer on various civic and philanthropic initiatives and serve on a multitude of area business boards of directors and professional trade organizations.

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“It’s About You.” When you think about your auto or home insurance, do you think about saving money? You should. Your State Farm agent in St. Joseph, Gina Conaway, is focused on helping you with your insurance and financial needs. Gina has more than 11 years of prior management experience with State Farm and more than three years of financial investment experience with American Century Investments. Gina, a native of St. Joseph, graduated from Missouri Western State University. She is licensed to provide full financial services

other funeral homes. ClarkSampson Funeral Home offers basic and elegant services. “Our service continues beyond the time of the funeral, as we continue to serve our families 24 hours a day for any of your needs” Sampson says. “We service all cemeteries and accept prepaid funeral services from any funeral establishment.” Clark-Sampson Funeral Home services include the following but are not limited to: pre-arranged plans, cremation services, funeral services, monument services, video tributes, after-care services and miscellaneous memorabilia.

as well as all of your personal insurance needs. With all of the insurance agents in St. Joe, why should you choose Gina Conaway Insurance? Because she and her staff will ask questions, listen to your answers and take the time to get to know you personally so that your property and your future are protected. With the availability of after-hours and in-home appointments and 24-hour customer response, you will always have a good neighbor with State Farm and Gina Conaway Insurance. Let’s talk! Call (816) 232-GINA (4462).

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Creviston and Son Jewelry Address: 510 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Mo. Additional location: 1002 S. Main St., Maryville, Mo. Business hours: St. Joseph location — 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Maryville location — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Year established: 1908 Creviston and Son Jewelry is celebrating 103 years in business. St. Joseph’s oldest jewelry business is proud to be family-owned. Founded by Jeff T. Creviston Sr. in 1908, Creviston has evolved from a wholesale and manufacturing business to the retail jewelry business it is today. For the past 13 years, Creviston has been voted St. Joseph’s favorite jewelry store through the NewsPress Readers’ Choice Awards. We

have received the Gold, Platinum and Diamond Awards, the highest possible. The staff at Creviston believes these awards result from customers’ appreciation for the selection of quality diamond and colored-stone jewelry and timepieces. Of course, Creviston’s outstanding customer service is another reason customers return for all their jewelry needs. As always, Creviston is also a great source of estate and consignment jewelry of all kinds. Plus, Creviston offers top dollar for gold. For more information about Creviston and Son Jewelry, contact Jim Deatherage or Craig Obermier at the St. Joseph store or Tim Creviston at the Maryville store. And remember to visit

DGS Total Range LTD Address: 5415 State Route 169 N.E., St. Joseph, MO 64505 Phone: (816) 364-6937 Business hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Year established: 1967 From hunting to home security, DGS Total Range LTD can help with all your firearms buying, selling and trading needs. Established in 1967, they have been offering a diverse variety of scopes, ammunition, gun safes and firearms. They provide minor gunsmithing, an indoor shooting range and Conceal to Carry classes. DGS can help you with all your small and large firearms needs. They also offer free delivery within a 10-mile radius of St. Joseph.

Dunn & Davison, LLC Address: 700 S. Riverside Road, Suite 200, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 364-4044 The law firm of Dunn & Davison would like to thank our clients for their business during the past year, which has enabled our law firm to increase in size despite the difficult economic times we are all experiencing. In 2010, Dunn & Davison opened offices in North Kansas City as well as Houston, Texas. Also by virtue of a merger, we have acquired an immigration law firm in order to better serve the needs of our growing client base. Dunn & Davison thanks you for your patronage and wishes you the best in 2011. “Hometown Accountability with National and International Experience”

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East Hills Mall Address: 3702 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 279-5667 E-mail: Business hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Year established: 1964 Number of employees: 30 East Hills has been a proud member of the St. Joseph community for more than 45 years. East Hills is anchored by JCPenney’s, Dillard’s and Sears, and boasts more than 50 small shops, specialty

retailers and restaurants, including The Buckle, American Eagle, Champs, Foot Locker, Maurice’s, Kay’s, Texas Road House and Carlos O’Kelly’s. New additions in 2011 include both Gordman’s and The Children’s Place. East Hills offers family restrooms, a children’s play area, soft-seating areas, a floor-toceiling fireplace and a lounge with flat-screen TVs. Whether you are perusing the shops or enjoying the amenities, there is something for everyone at East Hills, “Where Fashion, Family, and Fun Connect!”

Where FAMILY, FUN and FASHION Connect. East Hills Shopping Center has been a part of our community for over 45 years. We’ve undergone a redevelopment to ensure we will remain a premier shopping destination for the next 50 years.

New amenities include a children’s play area, vintage carousel, family restrooms, leather sofas, flat screen TV’s and a floor to ceiling fireplace. All of this comfort combined with a great mix of retail and dining. East Hills is located at the corner of Frederick Ave and Belt Highway. Come make a connection today!

Located at the corner of Belt Highway & Frederick Avenue Open Monday thru Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday Noon-5pm

Eisenberg’s Better Living

Ellison-Auxier Architects Inc. Address: 2204 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 364-6065 or (800) 279-4249 Additional locations: 7711 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, Mo., (816) 420-0700 Address: 924 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 233-8003 E-mail: Year established: 1908 Number of employees: 8

Eisenberg’s Better Living offers the largest display of sewing machines and vacuums in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas. The Quattro 6000D 4-in-1 unit provides a computerized sewing machine (with the famous My Custom stitch), embroidery, machine with built-in Disney characters, quilting machine and crafting capacity. The popular Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-is 40 and Innov-is 80, as seen on TV, also are in stock and on sale. The vacuum display includes

the USA-made Oreck and Riccar models made in St. James, Mo. Seven Oreck models and 24 Riccar models are on display, along with models from Sebo, Hoover, Royal, Dirt Devil and more. Several air filtration systems are available at great prices. Biosmart, Edenpure, SunTwin and Riccar portable heaters are still our most popular merchandise. At Eisenberg’s Better Living, we carry belts, bags and parts and provide local service. Come in and check out our large selection of Miche purses and accessories, jewelry, watches, bracelets, necklaces, greeting cards, purses and more.

able and successful project types we have extensive experience with is recreational projects. This includes community centers, YMCAs and most recently the Griffon Indoor Sports Complex, which houses the Kansas City Chiefs’ training facilities at Missouri Western State University. We have satisfied clients Ellison-Auxier Architects Inc. from local community centers that is the continuation of an archihouse meeting and food service tectural firm established in St. Joseph in the early 1900s, providing events and YMCA projects that include multiple gymnasiums, top-quality architectural services walking/running tracks, fitness to the St. Joseph area for more than 100 years. Some of our clients centers, pools and associated spaces. We have provided architectural have been with us for many years. services on community centers and In turn, we have been fortunate YMCAs in the following communienough to give back and support ties: St. Joseph, Marshall, Seymore, many of our community’s nonAlbany, Trenton, Chillicothe and profit organizations and agencies. We were recently recognized for 30 Mexico, Mo., and Red Oak, Okoboji and Greenfield, Iowa. years of continuous membership in the St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce. One of the most enjoy-

Gertsema Wealth Services Inc. gertsemawealth Address: 3727 Gene Field Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816)364-3334 Year established: 2002 Number of employees: 5

Express Flight Inc. Address: 300 N.W. Rosecrans Road, St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 233-3444 E-mail: Business hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Saturday Year established: 1980 Number of employees: Varies This year, Express Flight begins its 31st year of operation at Rosecrans Airport. Our full-service fixed base operation (FBO) specializes in fueling operations for

transient and based aircraft. We also offer pilot flight training, executive air charter, aircraft hanger storage, aircraft sales and rental, car rental, in-flight food catering, pilot supplies and aircraft cleaning and detailing. On-field aircraft maintenance also is available. Drop in and fill up with our 24-hour self service Avgas facility in addition to our full-service truck-delivered fuels. Our fast service, modern facilities, mid-continent location and friendly and helpful staff are the main attractions for pilots stopping here in St. Joseph.

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In 2002, the first local Raymond James Financial Services office opened in St. Joseph. In 2006, we became Gertsema Wealth Services, specializing in helping clients focused on retirement planning by designing portfolios based on individual goals, risk tolerance and income needs. Nine years later, with expanded offices, three advisors and two client service associates, the Gertsema Wealth Services Team is local, working with clients through a consultative one-on-one approach that examines all aspects of their

financial lives. We’ve made great progress, but some things haven’t changed — the way we care for our clients. Whether you are retired, plan to retire or are concerned about retirement, the team at Gertsema Wealth Services will work to help you meet your needs and goals, while providing you unparalleled service. Our desire is to ensure you “Experience the Difference” when working with us! Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.


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Heartland Technology Solutions E-mail: Address: 819 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Additional locations: Harlan and Ames, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Joplin, Mo.; Newton, Kan.; Muskogee, Okla. Phone: (816) 232-9919 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1985 (company), 1994 (St. Joseph) Number of employees: 80 Heartland Technology Solutions (HTS) has been providing business technology solutions to clients throughout the Midwest for more than 25 years. In late 2010, HTS acquired CNS Inc., an established company in St. Joseph for the past 17 years. With the expanded capabilities of HTS, we are excited to provide even more services for the right combination of IT consulting, procurement and technical services to sup-

port our clients’ business objectives. HTS has several locations across the Midwest in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, HP Elite Partner, SonicWall Gold Solution Provider and Mitel authorizedPARTNER, and with our continually expanding array of solutions and services, we are uniquely qualified to serve your organization and develop a solution that will not only help your business run, but help it grow. From network monitoring and management and backup and disaster-recovery solutions to digital signage, website development and more, HTS is more than a technology provider — we are your Trusted Advisor for “everything IT.”

Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel Address: 3609 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Additional locations: 307 S. Sixth St., Savannah, MO 64485 Phone: (816) 232-3355 St. Joseph; (816) 324-3355 Savannah Year established: St. Joseph 1842; Savannah 2010 Founded in 1842, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden is the oldest business in St. Joseph and the oldest funeral home in Missouri. Tradition is the foundation of our business. As a fourth-generation funeral home, we have served the St. Joseph community for more than 160 years. With the addition of our location in Savannah, we continue to offer sincere and sympathetic service to families in Northwest Missouri. Tradition again plays a large role in the


Images of You Address: 201 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 232-9750 Business hours: 24 hours a day, seven days per week Year established: 2003 Number of employees: 350 Employment information: www.hy-vee. com Twitter: STJOSEPHHYVEE Facebook: Address: 518 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 233-1414 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Year established: 1994 Number of employees: 7

St. Joseph’s “Favorite Grocery Store” since it opened in 2003, Hy-Vee is the place to get your groceries, grab a bite to eat at its many restaurants, take care of your errands, live a healthier lifestyle by talking to Hy-Vee’s on-staff dietitian or just socialize with all of the people you see in Hy-Vee. St. Joseph HyVee is now offering a full-service

sushi bar, serving Fujisan Chef Select Sushi. In response to the popular demand for sushi, Fujisan launched Chef Select to provide a quality in-store sushi program. Our professionally trained sushi chefs make fresh in-store sushi at Hy-Vee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Customers may either order the sushi in-store or buy the sushi in the showcase that was prepared fresh that day. We currently carry products and a menu that meet the needs of our customers from a wide range of demographic backgrounds. Hy-Vee is “Making lives easier, happier and healthier.”

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Clientele depend on the talented stylists at Images of You to create fashionable new looks for every season, occasion or just because it’s time. These stylists pride themselves on being versatile. They can create the classic beauty of traditional styles as well as the edginess of bold hair design. Experienced in the art of weaves and hair extensions, Images of You can add length and body to your hair in an afternoon. Stylish updos for formal events such as prom

restoration of the historic Greaagory Home which is now Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. We offer a wide variety of service options to commemorate the life of your loved one. We provide prearranged funeral planning, traditional funeral services, cremations with memorial services or direct cremations. At Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel we believe in accommodating the wishes of every family.

and weddings are popular requests as are the hip, modern cut and color combinations. Using all-natural Aveda products, Images of You can help repair and heal hair that has been chemically or naturally damaged. Pretty nails have become a must-have for many women in the 21st century. Images of You uses a unique process for nails that can be removed by soaking so that the natural nails aren’t damaged by repeated fill-ins. Full services at Images of You go beyond haircuts, permanents or color. Waxing of eyebrows, upper lips, chin and cheeks is available. Eyelash extensions, as well as hair extensions and weaves, allow clients to change their appearance dramatically. Clients also can enjoy body wraps and massage services. The professionals at Images of You can help you decide on a look that is right for you. It is a good idea to call for an appointment, but walk-ins are also accepted.

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John Rauth Construction Co. Address: 26th and Patee streets, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 233-2225 John F. Rauth founded John Rauth Construction Co. and Rauth Kitchen Concepts in January 1953. One of the oldest family-owned residential remodeling companies in the St. Joseph area, the company does professional remodeling, room additions and kitchen and bath remodeling. Customers appreciate the added value of well-designed planning and attention to detail. Customer referrals have helped John Rauth Construction Co. grow and prosper for 58 years. Customers enjoy the savings advantage of working with a single contractor from the design stage through the completion of their project. John Rauth Construction Co. has

developed an outstanding reputation for quality. The combination of fine craftsmanship, highest quality materials, experience, honesty and dedication to customer needs have been keys to the company’s success. The company’s reputation and success have extended past the St. Joseph region and expanded its market into the Kansas city area. “We are proud to have built our reputation on quality, and we thank our customers for their loyalty and for recommending us to their friends and neighbors,” Michael Rauth said.

Kat & Company Antiques & Gifts Address: 3709 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 749-4232 E-mail: katandcompanyantiques@ Business hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Year established: 2010 Number of employees: 4 Kat & Company Antiques and Gifts is home to 114 individual “shops.” We offer 20,000 square feet of home decor, ironwork, candles,

vintage clothing, candies and food mixes, handbags, chic jewelry, antiques, and, of course, furniture. There is truly something to satisfy everyone’s taste. Kat & Co is your ideal mall for a total room revamp or simply to pick up the perfect dishware before a big family dinner. The vendors restock daily, so each visit will be a new experience. Kat & Co is not only a place to indulge in your shopping needs, but also to make memories and share a laugh. We welcome you to stop by and enjoy a day with us.

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Keller Construction Co. Address: 20798 N. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64508 Phone: (816) 232-5406 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1950 Number of employees: 10 Keller Construction Co. is a family-owned business that specializes in commercial asphalt paving and repairs. The company has been doing business in St. Joseph for nearly 60 years. “Our company doesn’t do any highway paving, so we can concentrate on the individual customer,”

says owner Tony Keller. “We treat each job as if we were doing the work for ourselves.” Keller has done everything from filling potholes to total reconstruction of large parking lots. The company also has contracted to pave several subdivision streets in recent years. Repairing winter damage to parking lots is a Keller specialty. “There is always a lot of repair work to be done on area parking lots,” he says. “We will be happy to look at the lot and make suggestions about the best way to repair it.”

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Address: 1611 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 279-6406 E-mail: KenSmithAutobody@ Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Established: 1958 Number of employees: 15 Ken Smith Autobody, first opened in 1958 by Ken Smith, has always been at the same location. Purchased by Mike and Mary Brown in 1986, the shop provides quality repair and painting of all makes and models. “Our customers choose our shop for many reasons — honest, friendly customer service, up-to-date equipment, ongoing training for employees,” Mike Brown says. “We live up to our motto: ‘Where pride of workmanship comes first.’” Ken Smith Autobody’s employees are certified technicians who take

pride in restoring the customer’s vehicle back to pre-accident condition. Ken Smith Autobody has received the St. Joseph News-Press Reader’s Choice award 13 years in a row and is a charter member of the Certified First network program. “Certified First affiliates have to meet the network’s stringent criteria for group facilities,” Brown says. “This includes having modern equipment, trained technicians and a staff that is committed to complete customer satisfaction. With the Certified First program, we have the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.” And, Brown adds, “We work with all insurance companies and would like everyone to be aware that it is their choice where they get their vehicle repaired. If you choose our shop, we will guarantee the repairs to your vehicle, treat you with respect and help you with your insurance claim.”

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Mercantile Bank Address: 1602 S. Riverside Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Additional locations: 301 W. Main St., Savannah, MO 64485 Phone: (816) 279-5900 E-mail: Business hours: St. Joseph location — Lobby 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to Noon Saturday Savannah location — Lobby 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Year established: 1906 Number of employees: 170 Employment information: Contact any branch for an application or e-mail your resume to Mercantile Bank, founded in 1906, has operated continuously and grown substantially for more

than a century. Today, Mercantile has grown to include nine locations and remains dedicated to its mission to serve and support the financial needs of individuals, families, businesses and organizations in and around the communities it serves. Mercantile Bank is a subsidiary of Mercantile Bancorp Inc., a community bank holding company focused on meeting the financial needs of its markets by offering competitive financial products, services and technologies. It is engaged in retail, commercial, agricultural banking and asset management. Its core products include loans, deposits, trusts and investment management. Headquartered in Quincy, Ill., Mercantile Bancorp Inc. has banking facilities located throughout west-central Illinois, northeastern and western Missouri, west-central Indiana, eastern Kansas and southwestern Florida.

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Address: 1623 Olive St., St. Joseph, MO 64503 Phone: (816) 232-5593 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday Year established: 1979 Roger W. Merritt, owner and president of Merritt’s Office Systems, started his business more than 30 years ago. “He wanted to give St. Joseph and the surrounding area good, honest, caring and reasonable service for their copiers, fax machines, scanners and printers,” says Norma Moyer, vice president of the company. “He has done this and will continue to do this.” Call Merritt’s for

the best service in St. Joseph and the surrounding area. Roger Merritt personally guarantees a speedy response for all of your service needs. You can be sure you will get excellent service when you need it.

Midwest Federal E-mail: Address: 2915 S. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64503 Phone: (816) 364-5686 Business hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Year established: 2001 Meyer Floors is locally owned and operated by the husband-wife team of John and Denise Meyer. At Meyer Floors, we specialize in providing residential and commercial customers with the highest quality flooring solutions within your budget. We provide expert advice in helping you select the products that are right for your space after an on-site visit. From there, we install your products

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with expert craftsmanship and show you how to keep your floors looking great for years to come. Meyer Floors has been serving St. Joseph and the surrounding area for nearly nine years. We invite new customers to give us the opportunity to meet all your floor-covering needs. Stop by our show floor, or give us a call with your next project.

18 Profiles of Progress, March 27, 2011, St. Joseph News-Press Address: 1901 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Additional locations: Corner of Belt Highway and Beck Road E-mail: customercare@midwestfederal. com Business hours: 19th & Frederick location: Lobby and drive-up hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Belt and Beck location: Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drive-up hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. A 24-hour drive-up ATM is also available at this location. Phone: (816) 233-5148 Year established: 1923 Number of employees: 12 This past year, Midwest Federal opened another full-service banking location, hired additional staff

members and introduced new services for individuals, families and business customers. As a St Joseph-based bank with local ownership and leadership, Midwest Federal is celebrating 88 years in the community. Midwest Federal opened a full-service banking facility at Belt and Beck in July 2010. Customers can now enjoy the convenience of banking at either location. The Belt Highway location is also convenient for new personal and business customers, who are discovering what sets Midwest Federal apart from other banks. Midwest Federal is committed to providing a better banking experience.


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Napoli’s Italian Restaurant Address: 614 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 233-5475 E-mail:

Monroe’s ATA E-mail: Address: 106 S. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 671-1133 Business hours: 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday Year established: 2005 Mr. and Mrs. Monroe have been involved in ATA since 2000 and have owned their own school since 2005. As their family has progressed through the ranks, they have made it a family sport and watched their

boys grow up in a positive, healthy surrounding. Mr. Monroe holds a fourth degree, their two sons, Michael and James, each hold a third degree and Mrs. Monroe has a second degree. Class offerings include Tae Kwon Do for ages 3 to adult, Cardio Fit Boxing, Krav Maga, women’s self defense and Tai Chi.

When you visit Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, you’re in for a treat. Experience our off-the-pierfresh seafood, hand-cut beef fillets, scrumptious stews or any of our other mouth-watering dishes. Our chefs are renowned for their creative combinations of spices and sauces. Our charming atmosphere will instantly relax you while our attentive staff spoils you. Weekly menu specials offer unique flavors and pairings. Napoli’s Italian Restaurant is the perfect destination for your

next night out, whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a large group celebration. We serve dinner six nights a week. What’s our secret? Simple great food, affordable prices and excellent service. And if you feel you did not get any of these, please let us know. Catering is available for all your needs. Call now for pricing.

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Old Mill Nursery E-mail: Address: 805 S. 36th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 232-7500 Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday Having a hard time finding a good garden center? Well we are here. No, seriously, Old Mill Nursery is STILL HERE! Although there has been a garden center on this property for 56 years, people have had difficulty locating us since we made the bold

move to relocate from the Belt Highway to our own backyard, on 36th Street. Despite what you have heard, Old Mill Nursery did not disappear. As a matter of fact, we still provide the very best in greenhouse and nursery stock, along with a variety of grass seeds, fertilizers and bird feed. We also offer landscape design and installation, turf management and irrigation services. Stop in and see some of the same familiar faces that have been with Old Mill since 1997. We guarantee you can be the envy of all of your neighbors if you let us help. All you have to do is find us.

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Come for the science. Stay for the humanity. Boehringer Ingelhelm Vetmedica, Inc., a growing world-class scientific company, is pleased to offer excellent opportunities in animal health science, research, management, sales and marketing to select professionals who also expect a high quality of life for themselves and their families. St. Joseph, Missouri, located squarely in America’s heartland, is a mere stone’s throw from bustling Kansas City, and even closer to the homespun amenities of a small-city or rural life. Work in St. Joseph, but live like you want. For career opportunities visit Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., 2621 North Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506-2002, ©2011 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. St. Joseph News-Press, March 27, 2011, Profiles of Progress 21

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Pickup Palace Address: 4403 S. Leonard Road, St. Joseph, MO 64503 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Phone: (816) 233-6233 E-mail: Year established: 1987 Number of employees: 6 Employment information: Come in and fill out an application A family-owned and operated business since 1987, Pickup Palace

offers topof-the-line truck accessories and installation, from running boards and bed liners to custom graphics and Tonneau covers. We have all-performance and recreational truck products that any truck lover would want. In addition to all the great truck accessories, we offer a line of game room supplies and tables, as well as a barbecuer’s dream of supplies, grills and smokers. Address: 3921 Oakland Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Additional locations: 1002 N. Fourth St., St. Joseph; 5325 Faraon St., St. Joseph; 402 S. Highway 71, Savannah Phone: (816) 279-5656 E-mail: Business hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday Year established: 1928 Number of employees: 18 Postal & Community Credit Union provides financial services to people who work or reside in Buchanan and Andrew counties in Missouri and Doniphan, Atchison and Leavenworth counties in Kansas.

PCCU offers a full range of financial services, including auto loans, home equity loans, mortgage loans, savings accounts, kids’ savings, teen savings, platinum club savings, checking accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit and IRAs. Our credit union offers many conveniences, including Internet account access, debit cards, three locations in St. Joseph, one location in Savannah, five ATMs, drive-up facilities and our website. Since our credit union is notfor-profit, we focus on excellent service. Our credit union offers lower loan rates, higher savings rates and lower fees to help people save money. Our goal is to provide members with great rates and great service. Join today!

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Heaton-Bowman-Smith Address: 1214 S. Ninth St., St. Joseph, MO 64503 Additional locations: 202 E. Fifth St., Mound City, MO 64470 Phone: (816) 232-7997 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday; closed Sunday Year established: 1978 Number of employees: 9

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R&W Towing has fulfilled all personal and commercial towing and recovery needs for our customers with attention to detail and professionalism since 1978, specializing in difficult and delicate jobs that our competitors often cannot handle. In addition to offering local towing, we also provide long-distance towing and hauling of heavy equipment and machinery across the continental United States. R&W Towing also sells wreckers and wrecker equipment, including the BA Product line, Towmate LED Lights and Matjack Air Cushions.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors Address: 2225 N. Belt Highway, Woodlawn Shopping Center, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 279-2104 E-mail: Business hours: Open for scheduled classes, private parties, open house events and Saturday mornings. Year established: 2010 Number of Employees: 1

Rock, Paper, Scissors is a familyfriendly space for arts and crafts: painting, sewing, collage, fashion art, batik and origami. Classes rotate monthly to meet the various interests and ages of our patrons. The mission of RPScrafts is to provide a time and place for families to create items to wear or use in the home, garden, playroom or to give as gifts. Classes such as “Mommy & Me

Roderick Sign Co. Art,” “Fancy Fashion Fun,” “Slimy Science,” “Aussie Art,” “South Pole Science,” “Sewing Club” and “Origami” are offered after school. “Drop-ins” are welcome on Saturday mornings for informal family outings. Private birthday parties, Scout activities and social gatherings are available upon request and availability.

Address: 1621 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Additional location: Screenprinting of St. Joseph, 1619 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 232-7005 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1931 Roderick Sign co. was established in 1931 by Jim Roderick. Three generations and 80 years later, we are still supplying sign and screen-printing services for St. Joseph residents and those in the surrounding area. The Rodericks involved in the

Sav-On Furniture Mart Address: 2900 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday Phone: (816) 279-4433 Year established: 1975 Number of employees: 15 “Here at Sav-On, we like to offer the absolute lowest prices on home furnishings and accessories in the area,” says assistant manager Shawn Sanders. With the present economy, it is more important than ever for people to have a place they can find high-quality, name-brand furniture at affordable prices. Since 1975, SavOn Furniture Mart has been that place. Its huge on-site warehouse and major buying power with leaders in the furniture industry continue to enable Sav-On to bring

business are Rodney, Jeannie, Scott and Jeff. Our signs are made for places ranging from casinos to hospitals and churches to department stores, and for international business franchises such as restaurants, gas stations and retail outlet stores. We have service trucks for any sign maintenance you may need. Our capabilities include screen printing, neon and digitally printed signs, illuminated and non-illuminated signs, awnings and banners, as well as message centers, marquee signs and much more. There is no job too big or too small.



816-232-5406 customers the very best products as the lowest prices. Whether you are in the market for a single item or an entire houseful of furniture, Sav-On Furniture Mart is your best choice, now more than ever. “In addition to our great selection and prices, Sav-On Furniture Mart is also a great place to shop with friendly, hometown employees who are here to help you get the best possible deal,” Sanders says. “Come by when you can, have a look around, visit with our friendly staff. Remember, ‘Bargains are our business’ at Sav-On Furniture Mart.”

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We commit ourselves to quality service, achieving long term relationships based on dedication from our entire staff to serve each customer with their special needs. Our diversity in high levels of service in the Mechanical and Electrical industry will serve with a high level of confidence to maintain long lasting relationships with a continuation of service reducing overall customer costs.

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Shirley’s Cake Decorating, Mr. C’s Appliance Repair Address: 5908 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Mo. | 2618 Messanie St., St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 233-4759 | (816) 233-5080 Year Established: 1995 | 2007 Shirley’s Cake Decorating Supplies at 5908 N. Belt Highway in St. Joseph, was started in 1995. We carry all the supplies you need to create one of your more important memories. Whether you need cake decorations, wedding accessories or candy-molding supplies, we have it all. We also have several styles of monogram initials available. Mr. C’s Appliance Repair at 2618 Messanie St. in St. Joseph, was started in 2007. We service most major brands appliances. Whether your washer is wrung out or the trash compactor won’t compact, we do it all. We have a complete parts department to help you piece your appliance back together. The repair department staff members all are factory trained and authorized to service your Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung and Woods appliances.


St. Joe Harley-Davidson Address: 4020 S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64503 (Exit 44 off I-29) Phone: 233-9061 or (888) 634-6100 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday Year established: 1969 In 1963, Dewey McCreary took a job as manager at Harley-Davidson of Kansas City. And in 1969, the McCrearys planned to open their own Harley-Davidson store. They chose St. Joseph, opening a store at 402 S. Ninth St. The business experienced difficulties during those early years, but they stuck it out. In 1981, the McCrearys’ youngest son, Clay, came to work with them, attending service school in 1983 to become a certified technician. He later worked in parts and then in management. In 1989, their other son, Mick, came

to work at the family business. He worked in parts and in bike sales before moving into management. Today, the business has grown to the next level, with the McCrearys designing and building a new 17,500square-foot dealership at its present site. “We offer the same downhome attention as we have for 41 years,” the McCrearys say. “Please stop by and see us and our new store. Stop by and enjoy our personal touch that only the McCreary family’s HarleyDavidson store can provide.”

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Tron’s Goshen Auto Service Address: 824 S. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 364-1040 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday or by appointment. Year established: 2010

Address: 8003 N.E. St. Rt. Hwy. 6, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 667-9190 Year established: 2003 Employees: 4

Taylor, Thompson & Hausman, LLC was created when three established certified public accountants came together to form one new accounting firm. Helen Taylor opened her professional practice in 1984. Judith Hausman started a private tax and accounting practice in 1986. In October of 2010, the two firms merged and Ronilu Thompson, CPA, joined as a principal with 24 years of experience in public accounting with firms in St. Joseph and Kansas City. This merger has brought together a

combination of more than 75 years of public accounting knowledge and professionalism. They offer a complete range of services to individuals, farmers and small businesses. The services include accounting, tax, financial planning, technology consulting and payroll. Our greatest strength and hallmark are the long-term relationships we build with our clients.

Tron’s Goshen Auto Service has been in business since 2003. Tron, originally from northwest Iowa, has been working on cars since he was 14 and professionally since 1982. He came to St. Joseph in 1983, working for GM dealers until 1997. He then was part of a couple of business partnerships. Tron has a great reputation for honesty, integrity and quality. He saw a need for a business with radical integrity that would really stand behind its work. Tron’s is a one-stop-shop for all needs bumper to bumper, from oil

changes to major repairs/replacements, for all makes and models. His technicians are ASE-Certified and take great pride in their work. They stand behind everything the business puts its hands on. Tron says, “We all work together as a great team! Praise the Lord! Don’t believe us just on what we say.” As Tron puts it, “See for yourself, and ask around. We stand by what we do.” “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

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Village Flowers By Rob Address: 3841 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. Additional locations: 5005 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. (inside Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory) Phone: (816) 232-3326 Business hours: Daily until 9 p.m. “Distinctive Flowers with a Difference.” Village Flowers By Rob (1983) was formerly Stuppy’s Floral Company, established in 1873. We are St. Joseph’s oldest professional florist and one of the oldest established businesses in St. Joseph. Proud to be locally owned and operated, we provide personal, quality service and are still doing business with a traditional flair. We are absolutely pleased to provide beautiful, fresh flowers, artfully created and designed. 28 Profiles of Progress, March 27, 2011, St. Joseph News-Press

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The City of St. Joseph Address: 1100 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 279-4YOU Year established: 1843 Number of employees: 667 The city of St. Joseph was incorporated in 1843 and has operated under a council-manager form of government since 1981. The governing body is the City Council, which is comprised of eight council members and the mayor. Each council member operates on a nonpartisan basis for a four-year term. In 1989, the city charter was amended by vote of the people to divide the city into five districts. Each district elects a council representative. Three council members serve as representatives at-large. As chief policymakers for the city of St. Joseph, the council considers resolutions and ordinances and

makes appointments to advisory boards from the citizenry. The council also hires and commissions the city manager and city clerk. The city manager is the chief administrative officer for the city. In this role he is directly responsible for the daily operation and administration of the organization. The city manager hires department directors and employees to assist the directors in their individual areas. The annual budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, totaled approximately $148 million, including $92 million for basic ongoing city services and $56 million for major, one-time capital improvement projects. The largest expenditures go to public works, parks and recreation and the general fund, which includes public safety. Thirty-seven percent of all fiscal year 2010-2011 revenues are expected to come from collected sales tax, property taxes and utility franchise taxes.

Camp Geiger Shooting Range Friends and C.O.P.E. Course of the Shelter Address: 9525 Co. Road 388, St. Joseph, MO 64505 Phone: (816) 233-1351 Camp Geiger is your local Boy Scout camp located northwest of St. Joseph near the K Highway exit off of Interstate 229. Recently, two large complexes were constructed for the continued enjoyment of our Scouts — the Geiger shooting range and C.O.P.E. Course. It’s important to know that these two facilities also are available to the public on a rental basis. The Geiger Shooting Range, with the new Herzog Lodge, offers an excellent alternative for group/business meetings or client

entertainment. The Sporting Clays course provides a variety of targets suitable for all skill levels. Project C.O.P.E. is a national program of the Boy Scouts of America. C.O.P.E. is an acronym for “Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience” and is designed to provide all participants challenges that encourage teamwork and leadership skills. Today’s new state-of-theart course offers quite a variety of high and low stations. For more information, contact the Pony Express Council office at (816) 2331351. Also visit our websites at www.ponyexpress and Packages can include meals, overnight stays and, of course, tons of fun!

30 Profiles of Progress, March 27, 2011, St. Joseph News-Press Address: 701 Lower Lake Road, St. Joseph, MO 64504 Phone: (816) 271-4877 Business hours: 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday We have always cherished pets, but a newfound awareness of the inner lives and minds of animals has drawn us closer than ever to our non-human companions. We know the consequences of overpopulation and abandonment that result from neglecting to spay and neuter pets. We train our pets by humane methods. We have leash laws instead of letting them run free. Older pets have so many options to make them more comfortable. There are service

dogs, therapy dogs, police dogs and cats that comfort the dying. For every advance in how we care for pets, it seems they repay us a hundred times over. The bonds that exist between humans and pets are powerful and continue to thrive. No matter what happens in the world, pets provide a deep friendship that touches us unlike any other. What does it take to adopt a pet from the St. Joseph Animal Shelter? Food, shelter, play time, veterinary care and your companionship is all that is needed to make both of you content. Many pets have the basics but lack for human companionship, and then the pet acts out due to boredom and loneliness. If you can provide all of those things, seek out your local shelter or check the websites and

Grace Evangelical Church

Missouri Western State University Address: 5103 S. 50th St., (FF Highway) St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 279-2090 E-mail: Business hours: Sundays 8:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1984 Number of employees: 10 full-time employees, 13 part-time employees Address: 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Additional locations: Downtown University Center, 515 N. Sixth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501; Kansas City Northland, 6336 N. Lucerne Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151 Phone: (816) 271-4200 Business hours: Most offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1915 Number of employees: 535 Employment information:

2010 was a year of growth and outreach for Grace Evangelical Church. The church completed a major building expansion and renovation project in 2009. The focus for Grace Evangelical Church has been to involve its congregation in volunteering with various service projects and organizations in the St. Joseph community. Each month, the church’s Social Concerns Committee picks a service project and a local organization to work with and then re-

cruits volunteers from the church to become involved in the project. On another level, Sunday school classes and care groups select their own outreach projects and organizations to minister alongside. Grace Evangelical Church holds two morning worship services each Sunday at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes offered between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. An evening worship service is held at 6:30 p.m. Nursery care is provided at all services, and Children’s Church is offered through fourth grade. Informal small group studies for all ages are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church also has a radio ministry program, “Grace for Today,” which can be heard Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on KJO 105.5 FM and again at 9 a.m. on KGNM 1270 AM or 102.5 FM. Information can also be accessed on the church’s website at

Missouri Western State University is setting the pace for St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri: g EcoNomic lEAdEr — Western is St. Joseph’s 11th largest employer, with an estimated annual economic impact on the community of $183.5 million. Western athletics has hosted three national championship events in the past year with a combined economic impact of more than $2 million. In 2010, Western became the summer training

camp home of the Kansas City Chiefs. g Arts lEAdEr — Western hosts dozens of art exhibits, concerts and theatrical performances every year and partners with many area arts organizations to expand cultural opportunities. g sciENcE lEAdEr — The recent renovation of Agenstein Hall and construction of Remington Hall approximately doubled the space for science and mathematics instruction and research, enhancing Western’s role in preparing students for the life sciences industry that plays a key role in the region’s economy. Western students participate in research and other applied-learning activities that allow them to regularly compete with students from the most prestigious universities in the world. As the fastest growing public university in the state, with record enrollment each of the last six years, Missouri Western State University is positioned to lead the region for decades to come.

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library

St. Joseph News-Press Address: 1904 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Additional location: 514 W. Main St., Savannah, MO 64485 Hours: Belt branch — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Savannah branch — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Phone: Belt branch — (816) 232-5479 Savannah branch — (816) 324-4569 Number of employees: 30-plus Employment information: Administrative office, 1912 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library serves the residents of Andrew and Buchanan counties with a variety of services. We have almost 200,000 items in our collection,

including books, magazines, audio books, music CDs and movies. We offer computers for the public to access the Internet, use for word processing and search a variety of informational and educational databases. We have lowvision reading equipment. We also provide a wide range of programs for all ages, including author visits, children’s story times and events for senior citizens. We have study rooms and meeting rooms of all sizes for the public to use. In addition to our branches in Savannah and St. Joseph, we take materials to more than 20 nursing homes and smaller communities in the two counties. Patrons can check their accounts, reserve items and use many library databases at our Web site, Our motto is “Explore the past, enhance the present, create the future,” and the library is just the place to do that.

Address: 825 Edmond St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 PHoNE: Main number — (816) 271-8500 Circulation — (816) 271-8600 Classified — (816) 271-8666 Toll-free — (800) 779-6397 BusiNEss Hours: Classified advertising: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Circulation: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; 6 a.m. to noon weekends Year established: 1845, as the St. Joseph Gazette Number of employees: 150-plus in the downtown office; 75-plus at the printing facility

Employment information: Mail in resumes or apply in person The St. Joseph News-Press and Gazette Company provides the most complete local news coverage in Northwest Missouri with a dynamic group of media series and exceptional local journalism. The St. Joseph News-Press and offer in-depth news stories, featuring award-winning journalists and opinion columnists with local perspectives. The News Press’ commitment to providing news, weather and outstanding journalism in multiple mediums is a continuation of a community service legacy that dates back to 1845, when the first issue of the paper was published.

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St. Joseph Christian School Address: 5401 Gene Field Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 279-1555 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; Closed in July Year established: 1988 Number of employees: 37 St. Joseph Christian School is an inter-denominational, private Christian school serving pre-K through 12th-grade students. It is an accredited school that uses curriculum taught from a Christian perspective and operates in the traditional, graded system. Art, computer, vocal music and physical education are additional course offerings for elementary students. Band is offered beginning in the fifth grade. Sports programs, art, choir, band,

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MERRITT’S computer, Spanish and French are examples of programs being offered in the upper seventh through 12th grades. Bible class is taught each day, and chapel is held once a week. The mission of the St. Joseph Christian School is to provide students a biblically-based pre-K through 12th-grade program that strives for excellence in the development of young men and women who serve Jesus Christ with all their hearts, minds, and strength. SJCS will partner with parents, churches, and the community to provide students a wide range of education, mission and service opportunities based on biblical world view.

St. Paul Lutheran School Address: 4715 Frederick Blvd. St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816)279-1118 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday E-mail: Year established: 1987 St. Paul Lutheran School is part of the largest Protestant parochial school system in the nation. Lutheran schools believe in quality education with an emphasis on God’s love in our lives. St. Paul Lutheran Church, School and Day Care offer academic programs from infant through eighth grade. Children are taught to be responsible, loving and involved. The current curriculum, controlled class sizes, innovative teaching, modern computer lab, technology class, music class including recorder and bells, a


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Angie’s Salon & Day Spa Address: 6209 King Hill Ave., St. Joseph, Mo., 64504 Phone: (816) 238-2232 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Year established: 1991 Number of employees: 10

Since 1991, Angie’s Salon & Day Spa has been the place to be for all your salon and day spa needs. Not only do we offer the traditional haircut, color, perms and waxing, but we offer manicures and pedicures with three state-of-theart pedicure chairs. We have a full line of natural and artificial nail services, including nails done the traditional way with no drills. With our five tanning beds and one stand-up bed, get ready for swim suit season. After a hard day, stop by for a deep-tissue or hot-stone massage; they offer pregnancy massages for the tired mother-to-be.

With everything Angie’s offers, customer service and knowledge of the latest trends is the top priority to help keep you looking your best. We are constantly educating our staff to serve you better. The large, open area caters to wedding or special event parties. We also carry jewelry and handbags as well as hair care and tanning supplies to finish your look. At Angie’s Salon and Day Spa, we do it all to make you look great.

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Dr. Fred Potts, IV, MD, LLC Address: 400 Jules St., Suite 440, St. Joseph, Mo., 64501 Additional location: Kansas City, Mo. Phone: (816) 634-1911 E-mail: Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Year established: 2009 Number of employees: 9 Address: 3921 Sherman Ave., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 233-3700 Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday Year established: 2002 Number of employees: 21 Allergy Testing: Improve the Quality of your Life

At Christensen Orthodontics, we believe your smile is one of the most important aspects of your appearance. It’s the cornerstone of your expression, not to mention the first thing people notice about you. No matter what your age, you can have a straight beautiful smile, allowing you to talk, laugh and show the world your personal-

ity with confidence. We recognize that every patient has individual needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. We offer multiple state-of-the art treatment options including; Damon braces, Insignia (TM) custom braces, Invisalign (R) clear aligner system, and lingual braces that go on the inside of your teeth. Braces are one of the best investments you can make in your appearance and overall health, so we offer a variety of payment choices to meet your needs, including paid-infull discounts, interest-free financing, and no down payment options. Call us for a free consultation and we will help you get the smile you’ve always wanted!

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Dr. Fred Potts, IV, MD, LLC has partnered with United Allergy labs to offer custom allergy solutions. We offer precision allergy testing and customized medications (immunotherapy) that can help you say goodbye to those allergies. Our medications are custom-formulated and can help desensitize you to many of the pollens, molds and other triggers that cause your symptoms. This pain-free process begins with a skin test in our office. A tiny

comb gently scratches the skin surface. Test results are available within 15 minutes. Adults and children older than 2 are eligible for the testing. After an initial training period of three visits, you can actually give yourself the therapy in the convenience of your home. Most insurance plans cover the allergy testing and immunotherapy. Feel free to stop by our office or give Brenda Moor, RN, a call with any questions at (816) 233-3700.

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Women’s Health and Wellbeing Address: 1335-B Village Dr., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 233-7258 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday E-mail: Elaine Greer, RNNPC, is a graduate of the Missouri Methodist Hospital and Medical Center in St. Joseph. She began her career working at the TBK Clinic under OB-GYN doctors. Elaine then worked with the Family Planning Clinic until she attended college in Milwaukee, Wis., to become the first nurse practitioner in St. Joseph. She returned to the Family Planning Clinic to finish a 20-year career. She also worked with the Social Welfare Board for 14 years before deciding to go into a private practice.

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She began her private-practice career working as the first female provider with Women’s Health in 1990. She now has her own office at 1335 Village Drive in St. Joseph. Elaine enjoys working with women of all ages and helping them from puberty to menopause. She offers organic, or natural, ways of medication, as well as traditional medicine. She helps women think about their body as a whole, not just addressing symptoms, but searching for the causes. She offers the Gardasil vaccine for young women as well as other vaccines. She is devoted to giving her patients compassionate care to help solve their problems or find the correct source that can. Women’s Health and Wellbeing is now accepting new patients.

36 Profiles of Progress, March 27, 2011, St. Joseph News-Press Address: 5325 Faraon St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Additional locations: Heartland Regional Medical Center, Heartland Clinic, Heartland Foundation and Community Health Improvement Solutions Business hours: Heartland Regional Medical Center is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day; For hours of Heartland Clinic, Heartland Foundation or Community Health Improvement Solution, please visit our web site at Phone: (816) 271-6000 Year established: 1984 Number of employees: 3,425 A great year ... but it’s just the beginning. Heartland Health received the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for quality and organizational performance excellence. The Award is given by the President

of the United States to businesses — manufacturing and service, small and large — and to education, health care and nonprofit organizations that are judged to be outstanding in seven areas. Also in 2009, Heartland Health was the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Foster G. McGraw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in health care. Each year, this prize is presented to a healthcare organization that provides innovative programs that significantly improve the health and wellbeing of its community. The Foster G. McGraw Prize is sponsored by the Baxter International Foundation, the Cardinal Health Foundation, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Health Research and Educational Trust.

Helen Nguyen, M.D. Address: 1314 N. 36th St., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 279-1113 Years in business: Serving the community for more than 29 years According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, an estimated 12 million Americans, of which 4 million are children, suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the lung airways characterized by shortness of breath and wheezing. Annually, the disease accounts for 15 million physician visits, 479,000 hospitalizations, 1.2 million emergency visits and 10 million missed school days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of asthma deaths has progressively increased since 1982, from 3,000 to 5,000 per year, with mortality significantly higher in African-Americans. In 1992, the

asthma death rate was five times greater among African-Americans than among Caucasians. Referral of asthma patients to an allergist achieves better outcomes of care and cost savings. Studies of care by allergists have documented fewer hospitalizations, shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits and fewer sick care visits, in addition to less work time lost, increased worker productivity and greater patient satisfaction. The economic impact of this chronic disease can be measured in direct costs, such as hospital care, physicians’ services and medications, estimated at $3.6 billion per year. Asthma also has indirect costs of $2.6 billion per year for lost workdays for adults suffering from asthma or caring for children with asthma and lost future earnings from premature deaths associated with asthma.

Hughes Family Chiropractic Address: 1918 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: 279-3319 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Year established: 1917 Number of employees: 8

Dr. Joseph Spencer Hughes founded the Hughes Chiropractic Clinic in 1917, starting a family tradition in the chiropractic field. Spanning more than 90 years and four generations, eight members of the family became doctors of chiropractic, with two currently practicing. Dr. Chuck Hughes graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic college in 1985. Dr. Rick Hughes graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic college in 1991 and joined the family clinic

in St. Joseph. He operated his own practice in Springfield, Mo., for several years until moving back to St. Joseph. Dr. Roger Hughes graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic college in 1961 and joined his father, Dr. Glenn Hughes. During the fall of 2010 Dr. Roger Hughes retired after 49 years of practice. Hughes Family Chiropractic currently offers manipulation, acupuncture and aqua massage therapy. In June of this year, we will be welcoming Dynthia Haynes to the practice as our massage therapist. She will specialize in Swedish, deep-tissue, medical and hot-stone massage.

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Ideal Weight Loss & Wellness Address: 3922 Sherman Ave., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 671-0091 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Year established: 2010 Number of employees: 5 Steven Brushwood, DO, of Gower Family Care began offering the FDA-approved Ideal Protein Protocol to his patients last June, and in November he expanded to Ideal Weight Loss & Wellness of St. Joseph. Ideal Protein is a physician-designed, muscle-sparing, four-stage protocol resulting in an average weight loss of three to seven pounds per week without the use

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of drugs, stimulants or carb-blockers. In addition, you will re-set your pancreas, eliminating the dreaded yo-yo effect. Retired Air Nation Guard Colonel Larry Weigler was concerned he would be hungry and sluggish.“I have energy, feel very satisfied. The rapid loss of unwanted fat is amazing.” His wife Sandy agrees. “The IP foods are delicious. Doing this together has actually been both fun and rewarding.” Personalized coaching, education and workshops are provided at no additional cost and have no program fees or contracts. “We focus on healthy weight loss and wellness for a lifetime. I love making a difference in people’s lives,” says manager Lisa Bodenhausen.

38 Profiles of Progress, March 27, 2011, St. Joseph News-Press Address: 904 S. Hall St., Savannah, Mo.,, 64485 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Phone: (816) 324-3185, ext. 240 E-mail: Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 3 full-time and 1 part-time employees LaVerna Village has four therapy staff members with more than 45 years of experience, allowing us to offer the best inpatient and outpatient therapy in the surrounding area. Those who require a short-term, skilled stay will be offered a private room (as space allows) while in therapy. Our expertise will enable you to return home faster after an injury, illness or surgery. LaVerna also has enhanced its occupational therapy department to include a realistic home living space. This new environment

includes a kitchen and living area resembling many patients’ homes. This enables patients to practice daily activities and utilize mobility equipment in a realistic living space. The entire staff of LaVerna Village is excited about the newly expanded therapy center. “Our therapy center overhaul gives the staff more room to work, along with advanced rehab and occupational tools to use. We are excited to offer our residents and outpatients a more enjoyable and enhanced rehab experience,” says Jeremy Sybert, PT and director of rehab services for LaVerna Village.

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NW Behavioral Health

NW Behavioral Health

Aref Zaman, MD

North End Health Center

Vicky Myers, LCSW

NW Behavioral Health

Cristyn Watkins, MD

South Side Health Center

Patrick Trauernicht, DDS NW Family Dental

Judy Rogers, DO

Family Medical Associates

Katie Gilmore, FNP

Oregon & Savannah Medical Clinics

Chris Sandberg, MD

North End Health Center

Michael Stroud, FNP

South Side Health Center

Chery Wormington, FNP Family Medicine Associates

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Living Community of St. Joseph Address: 1202 Heartland Rd., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 671-8500 Year established: 2004 Number of employees: 217 Sometimes life gets too busy and we forget to prepare for the future, then before you know it, you’re

in the midst of a health care crisis. One decision is all that’s necessary when moving to Living Community of St. Joseph. Residents enjoy a full continuum of care featuring 49 independent-living apartments, 32 assisted-living residences, and a 96-bed skilled-nursing facility with rehabilita-

Libel Hearing Aid Address: 1105 S. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 676-2900 or toll-free (800) 456-3020 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Additional locations: Cameron and Chillicothe, Mo., and Atchison and Hiawatha, Kan. With more than 50 years of experience, Libel Hearing Aid Center’s national board-certified hearing instrument specialists are committed to helping their patients achieve better living through better hearing. For various types and levels of hearing loss, Bernard Libel and his team have one common goal: to help find the best-fitting instrument for any ear and lifestyle. The staff works individually with

tion therapies. One decision makes life easier as residents move through the

Bermard Libel National board-certified hearing instrument specialist

patients to provide a perfect match of hearing aid to patient. Libel Hearing Aid Center is equipped with audiometric testing systems, live speech mapping and a video-otoscope system — some of the most modern technology available — to ensure that each hearing aid device is matched exactly to the needs of each patient. To enrich the post-purchase experience, Libel Hearing Aid Center offers a variety of perks for loyal customers. Free hearing aid cleaning is available for any hearing aid purchased at any center location. Additionally, Libel Hearing Aid Center sponsors drawings, offering patients the opportunity to win prizes, and hosts Patient Appreciation Days to remind customers of the value of their business.


continuum of care to meet their changing health care needs. A caring community of support with friends and neighbors right down the hall as well as familiar staff of 217 makes the continuum a perfect fit when preparing for the future. Living Community tailors programs to meet the resident’s unique needs. Services and amenities focus on maintaining the highest level of mental,

physical, emotional and spiritual health. Living Community of St. Joseph is a member of the Benedictine Health System and follows the same mission and core values of hospitality, respect, justice and stewardship. To learn more about Living Community and to schedule your personal tour, call Ed Gorsky or Peggy Evans at (816) 671-8500.

Midwest Laser Aesthetics Address: 3925 Sherman Ave., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 232-SKIN (7546) or (866) 603-4772 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 8 At Midwest Laser Aesthetics, we offer a variety of services to help you look and feel your best. Let our fully trained staff help you meet your weight-loss goals with our amazingly successful take shape for life program. We also offer therapeutic and relaxing massage, hydrafacials, a variety of laser treatments, including hair removal, vein removal, laser resurfacing and removal of brown spots, and a variety of chemical peels.

This year, we are pleased to announce our new Midwest Laser Aesthetics Platinum Club exclusive VIP membership. This special offer rewards our best clients with the best products and services at the best value of any spa in the region. For a minimal monthly membership fee, that also applies to future purchases, members will receive guaranteed discounts on Botox, Radiesse and other injectables. Platinum members also will receive a 10 percent discount on products and 15 percent discount on services. Midwest Laser Aesthetics — we’re here to create a new you.



4020 S. 169 Hwy. • St. Joseph, MO 64507 Exit 44 Off I-29 Hwy. 888-634-6100

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Performance Plus

Northwest Health Services Address: 1802 N. Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 232-5113 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to noon Thursday Year established: 1991 Number of employees: 11

Live Life, Get Hurt, See us! Our mission is to help you leave your pain behind. To accomplish that goal, we combine the best chiropractic and physical therapy care under one roof. We effectively meet your health needs and quickly return you to your normal daily activities. Performance Plus is dedicated to the health and wellness of our community. We are proud sponsors of the Pound Plunge and have educated many on how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Dr. Allyn Smith also has expanded his “Performance Life Strategies” program offered at no charge to the area. These motivational and

Address: 2303 Village Drive, St. Joseph, Mo., 64506

informational presentations focus on ways to reduce and manage stress as well as ways to improve our overall health. This May, we are the sponsor of the 2nd Annual Dash & Dine 5k run/walk at Krug Park. This has been an exciting year for Performance Plus. We added a doctor of chiropractic and a therapist to our professional team. We treat neck, back, shoulder, hip knee and ankle pain as well as conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, TMJ disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, MS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, balance disorders, orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, neurologic conditions and much more. Live Life, Get Hurt, See Us!

St. Joseph locations: Family Medicine Associates, North End Health Center, South Side Health Center, NW Behavioral Health, RAISE (HIV/Aids Program), NW Family Dental Rural locations: Savannah Medical Clinic, NW Dental Services-Savannah, NW Pharmacy Services-Hamilton, Hamilton Medical Clinic, Braymer Clinic, Cainsville Medical Clinic, King City Clinic, Mound City Clinic, Mound City Dental Clinic, Oregon Clinic Business hours; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (Please see website for rural clinic hours)

Northwest Health Services is a group of federally qualified health centers serving Northwest Missouri. Our mission is to provide excellent and affordable healthcare to the communities we serve. We proudly accept Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and we offer a discount program based on income for those who qualify. Our services include primary and preventive medical care, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, homeless outreach, an HIV/AIDS program, health education and much more. To set up an appointment at any of our locations or for any questions, please visit our website,, or call us at (816) 271-8261.

Phone: (816) 271-8261 Year established: 1983 Number of employees: 180



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Stevenson Family Pharmacy / The Apothecary Address: 6201 King Hill, St. Joseph, Mo. Additional locations: The Apothecary — 1517 St. Joseph Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 238-2424 The Apothecary (816) 279-2590 Business hours: Stevenson: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday; The Apothecary: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: Stevenson: 1987; The Apothecary: 1980 Number of employees: 21 Stevenson Family Pharmacy, Inc. has been providing prescription and other ancillary services for 25 years throughout the City of St. Joseph. We have a proud tradition of personalized, professional service dedicated to serving the community from our two locations. The Stevenson family and its staff Hear the precious memories that are created everyday... provide numerous services. Clinical screenings are available for diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure, along with an immunization program for influenza, shingles, tetanus and other inoculations. We provide pharmacy service to patients in long-term care facilities and group homes in Missouri and Kansas, with citywide delivery services. Advice is available for Medicare Part D insurance plans. We accept most prescription insurance plans, including Missouri and Kansas Medicaid. The Stevenson Family Pharmacy and The Apothecary Pharmacy welcome the opportunity to serve our community. As an independent, locally owned pharmacy practice committed to providing a caring, professional service we feel you deserve.


Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-1pm Financing Available.

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Success Weight Loss Address: 3603½ Woodlawn Terr., St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 232-5673 Business hours: 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday classes only E-mail: Year established: 2009 Number of employees: 8 Success Weight Loss is a weightloss and fitness center. We offer affordable and personalized instructions and programs to lose weight. We can show you how you can make lifestyle changes to lose and keep your weight off for good.

We also offer a wide variety of fitness classes. Our signature class is Boot Camp.You use a resistance band and a peanutshaped ball to strengthen and tone your entire body. We also offer 50/50, Flirty Girl, Chair Fit/Dance, Pole Fit/Dance and Zumba. We also offer Bachelorette parties, birthday parties, plus everyone’s favorite, GIRLS NIGHT OUT! We offer walk-in class prices and classes at a discount when you sign up to purchase a punch card. Another bonus is that punch cards never expire. No contracts, just fun.

For 58 years now, John Rauth Construction Company has been providing the very best in quality kitchen and bathroom remodels, additions, repairs, and new construction. The reputation of fine craftsmanship, highest quality materials, experience, and honesty are the keys to the company’s success. Though kitchens and baths are our specialty, we have the skills and expertise to transform your entire home.


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The Spa at NorthPointe

Water Doctor Address: 5210 N. Belt Highway, Suite 200, St. Joseph, Mo., 64506 Phone: (816) 271-8888 E-mail: phronsie.first@heartlandhealth. com Business hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday Year established: 2010 Number of employees: 10

Address: 2602 Pear St., St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 279-0084 Year established: 1966

The Spa at North Pointe, a Murad Inclusive Health Center, is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical spa offering a complete range of life-changing inclusive health treatments — including face and body therapies, waxing, mineral makeup, laser therapies, BotoxŽ, JuvedermŽ and comprehensive, customized Murad Inclusive Health programs for optimal wellness.

The Murad Inclusive Health program treatments are based on the extensive research of Dr. Howard Murad, a board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist and associate clinical professor of medicine (dermatology) at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Dr. Murad’s unique and revolutionary method looks at the body as an integrated system that can be transformed by building health at the cellular level. These exclusive inclusive health treatments use a threepronged method that comprehensively address the need for topical skin care, internal nutritional care and emotional self-care to make the whole body healthier from the cellular level up. Results include an improvement in overall health, energy levels and wellbeing — plus a vibrant, more youthful appearance.

“Wow, what a year it has been at Water Doctor,� says owner and water specialist Larry Cunning. “We have seen phenomenal growth in business, even with all of the negative news around the country.� When Ivan and Velma Cunning started their own water conditioning company in 1966, they had already been users of soft water to aid in the skin care of their seven daughters and three sons. The soft water also created a savings on laundry soap, and with that many children, that savings was significant to Velma. Ivan was determined to run his new business with the same vigor and energy he had while growing up on farms in southern Iowa and northern Missouri. He knew the one

thing he could offer was fair and honest prices and durable equipment. Today, the third generation of Cunnings is proud to run the oldest continuously family-run water-treatment dealer in Northwest Missouri. “Today, Water Doctor is poised to continue to provide the very best in water conditioning for another 45 years,� Mr. Cunning says. Water Doctor offers a full line of Water Treatment Systems from water conditioning to the Pure Water Systems that produce fresh, clean, clear drinking water without the need of a bottle. They offer lease/ purchase programs so that any family can enjoy the benefits of soft skin and clean clothes and still save money on soap and plumbing repairs. Larry and his sons are following the same work ethic as his parents. Larry II & Michael have both achieved Level 1 certification, through the Water Quality Association. They plan to achieve the same Level 6 certification as their father and grandfather. They have set the wheels in motion for continued progress to 2066.


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Industry & Agriculture International Paper Address: 4725 Easton Rd., St. Joseph, MO 64503 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Phone: (816) 364-2341 Year established: 1968 Number of employees: 138

The facility that houses International Paper was built in 1968 as part of the Mead Containers group. In 1987, the facility was purchased by Weyerhaeuser and conducted business under that name for more than 20 years. In 2008, International Paper took ownership and continued production in St. Joseph. As one of International Paper’s top producing facilities, IP employees work extremely hard to earn their reputation as the best work force in the country. Employees at International Paper are actively involved in the safety, quality and productivity at the facility. The St. Joseph facility is an OSHA-certified ‘Star’ site in the Voluntary Protection Program.

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vision by expanding our biological building. The expansion was started due to business growth in our swine segment. Now in the final stages of completion, the expansion has added and filled 185 jobs at our local site, which will ensure the plant operates more efficiently. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica is proud to employ more than 800 people in our St. Joseph and Kansas locations.


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Brooner Construction & Crane Service www.broonerconstructioncrane. com Address: 802 S. Fifth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 232-5418 E-mail: brooner@ broonerconstruct Year established: 1961 A PROGRESSIVE PAST. A PROMISING FUTURE. Our commitment to quality begins with the careful selection of quality people and suppliers who can deliver outstanding quality service and materials. And for more than 50 years we’ve been doing just that — delivering quality construction on time, on target and on budget.

Brooner Construction & Crane specializes in new commercial and industrial construction remodeling and renovation, industrial plant retrofitting, metal buildings and millwright and equipment services. Cranes for construction or rental include nine pieces ranging from 4-ton to 150-ton capacity. Our newest additions include four tractor-trailer rigs, a 3-ton straight truck for hauling and loaders, backhoes and other forklifts. St. Joseph News-Press, March 27, 2011, Profiles of Progress 47

Dave’s Diesel Service Address: 4702 S.E. U.S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 232-4542 E-mail: Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment Year established: 1974 Number of employees: 18 David and Theresa Gach started their diesel repair business in 1974. Dave’s Diesel Service, Inc. began in a shop next to their home. Less than two years later, in 1976, they purchased the adjacent land and moved into the building. Since then, the business has continued to grow. With nearly 20 employees and a building triple the original size, the trucks keep on rolling in. They repair over-the-road trucks, dump trucks,

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grain trucks, buses, fire trucks, some agricultural equipment and much more. Dave’s Diesel Service, Inc., is an authorized dealer for CAT and Cummins engine parts and service as well as a satellite dealer for Freightliner. Dave’s stocks a large inventory of parts and can usually have special orders within 24 hours. Dave’s expert mechanics can repair just about anything between the headlights and taillights of a truck. Dave’s Diesel Service would like to thank its loyal customers as well as its dedicated employees for the success during the past 37 years. We look forward to many more years of service in the St. Joseph area.

Nestle Purina Petcare Address: 4502 Packers Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64504 Business hours: 24-hour operation Year established: 1985 Number of employees: 246 Nestle´ Purina Petcare is one of the leading manufacturers of pet food in the world. The building that Nestle´ Purina Petcare calls home in St. Joseph was originally built in the 1880s as a frozen meat plant and terminal warehouse. During the course of the next 100 years, the building had several owners, including the Carnation Company. Nestle´ purchased the facility in 1982. In 1985, wet cat food production was under way with the launch of

the Fancy Feast brand. Today, the Packers Avenue plant remains one of only two plants in the United States that produces Fancy Feast. Nestle´ Purina Petcare is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, and provides about 246 jobs for residents of St. Joseph and the surrounding communities. There have been two major expansions at the facility in the past few years, and we recently celebrated our 25th anniversary. These expansions brought the Beneful Prepared Meals line of dog food exclusively to the facility to be produced in St. Joseph. In 2008, the Chef Michaels brand also began production at the St. Joseph plant. Address: 2811 S. 11th St., St. Joseph, MO 64503 Phone: (816) 279-1651 Year established: 2001 Number of employees: 135 Lifeline Foods LLC will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. In 2001, the ownership group of AgriMarke Quality Grains (AQG) started groundwork to form one of the agri-industry’s top “state of the art” corn-milling operations in the country, LifeLine Foods processes area corn crops into food ingredients, animal feed and industrial products. Our facility and business offices were once part of the Quaker Oats Company. In 2006, AQG, whose 600 plus

members across the four-state area, teamed up with ICM Inc. ICM is an industry leader in the design, construction and support of ethanol plants. The key advantage to Lifeline’s business model is the unique ability to extract maximum value from the corn kernel and capitalize on both the food and ethanol production with sales in domestic and international markets. We are proud of our evolution and of our presence as an employer in the St. Joseph community.

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Offering • Precision Allergy Testing • Customized Treatments • Billable Through Insurance Why Suffer with Allergies any longer? Call us to get relief.

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Roberts Roofing Address: 1601 Buchanan St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; emergency service available Phone: (816) 232-0644 E-mail: Year established: 1985 Number of employees: 60 Employment information: Walk in Roberts Roofing prides itself on maintaining a high level of integrity and a strong reputation in the community. “We are a certified Master Elite Roofing Contractor and among the top 2 percent of all U.S. contractors,” says Barbara Snipes, executive administrator. “Not only are we qualified because of our certifications, we are qualified by experience. With more than 200 ultimate roof systems installed every year, we know every

detail of what must happen for a successful job to be done.” For more than 25 years, Roberts Roofing has had the Midland Empire’s roofing needs covered. “While roofing materials and application methods have changed over the years, our priorities have not,” says Steve Roberts, company president. “Customer service has always been our top priority; quality workmanship, reasonable prices and good service are what bring customers in. No job is too small or too large.” Roberts’ quality-oriented workmen are factory trained and authorized by all roofing manufacturers. They are continually updated in the latest roofing technology and product availability. “This enables the company to provide warranties that can cover installed flat or steep roofs for up to 20 years,” Roberts says. Other services offered by Roberts Roofing include standing seam metal roofs and installation, custom sheet metal fabrication and seamless guttering, which is custom made at the job site.

Snyder & Associates Address: 802 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 364-5222 E-mail: aemacias@snyder-associates. com Additional locations: Maryville, Mo.; Ankeny, Des Moines, Atlantic, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs, Iowa Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Year established: 1977 Number of employees: 220 Employment information: Snyder & Associates begins its seventh year in St. Joseph and Maryville. Accomplishments in 2009 include the planning and design of the following:

g Highway 759 and Lower Lake Road signalization and truck staging (to be constructed this summer) g Greystone subdivision

g Village of Country Club wastewater plant g Riverside sewer extension g Varco-Pruden expansion New projects for 2010 include: g Savannah streets and drainage g Buchanan County bridge g Bessie Ellison sewer improvements g Uptown streetscape improvements g Windfarm services The firm continues to expand its services to areas in which our clients need assistance. These include adding environmental specialist and water and wastewater engineers to our staff.

Seaman & Schuske Address: 1215 S. Fourth St., St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 233-3337 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1870 Seaman & Schuske Metal Works and Roofing Co. is the oldest sheet metal shop west of the Mississippi. During the past few years, we have increased our market and now have customers in Des Moines, Omaha and the Kansas City area, as well as in St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri. We also are supplying ductwork for a national HVAC supplier for resale to their customers. We use a state-or-theart Iowa precision coil duct fabrication machine that uses large metal coils to form complete pieces into ductwork in less time than by hand

fabrication. By using coils instead of flat sheets of metal, we are able to buy our materials at a better price. We use a Spiromatic Spiral shape pipe fabrication machine and a QSE plasma-cutting machine in addition to our Cybermation plasma-cutting machine to fabricate duct fittings. Prior to the advent of these machines, all ductwork and fittings were laid out and cut by hand. Our craftsman can fabricate and install galvanized, aluminum and stainless-steel ductwork in a wide range of commercial, pharmaceutical and industrial applications, including fabrication and installation of commercial and institutional kitchen exhaust systems. They also fabricate custom items such as service platforms to fit your equipment, stainlesssteel countertops, carts, hoppers, machine guards and almost anything else you can come up with.

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St. Joseph Tractor Address: 3525 Pear St., St. Joseph, MO 64503 Phone: (816) 233-3149 St. Joseph; (785) 742-2867 Hiawatha Additional locations: Skyview Equipment, Hiawatha, Kan. Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Year established: 1974 Number of employees: 24 Dean and Karen Habrock and their family moved to St. Joseph from Lincoln, Neb., to take over operation of St. Joseph Ford Tractor, Inc. located at 3252 Pear St. in April of 1974. The name has changed in the last few yours to St. Joseph Tractor, Inc. Brian Emmen-

dorger and Daron Bauerle recently purchased both locations from the Habrocks. The company has continued to grow in the last 30 years and offers New Holland tractors, combines, hay tools and construction equipment. We are proud to offer Kinze planter, Bush Hog and Landpride equipment. We have received many awards from New Holland for parts excellence and service shop excellence. Our continued success is due to the experience of our sales, parts and service departments. We are committed to taking care of our customers. Thanks to all who have done business with us during the past 34 years. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Waldinger Corporation Address: 4410 S. 40th St., Suite B, St. Joseph, MO 64503 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; by appointment Phone: (816) 232-6500 Year established: 1906 Number of employees: 38 The Waldinger Corporation has been serving the local community with highly qualified service personnel for 30 years. Here are some of the services we provide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:

O HVAC — Service and repair of all manufactures of equipment, chillers, air-conditioning, boiler, boiler combustion analysis and new equipment

installations. O Refrigeration — Service, repair and new equipment installations of most manufactures. O Electrical— Industrial, commercial, light commercial, tenant finish, IT, fiber optics, automation, integration, programming and service. O Plumbing/Pipefitting — Domestic water, medical gas, carbon steel welding, SS food processing piping, orbital welding, back-flow certifications and more. O Food service — Repair, service, and sales of all manufactures of equipment.

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We also specialize in design build and negotiated projects. Certified Water Specialist Level VI Certified Installer Larry Cunning CWS VI & CI

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St. Joseph Title Address: 3901 Oakland Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Additional locations: 520A Lana Dr., Cameron, MO 64429; 112 Marshall Road, Platte City, MO 64079 Phone: (816) 279-3499 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1984 Number of employees: 13

buyers and sellers, real estate professionals, loan originators, commercial property specialists, real estate attorneys, home builders and others involved in residential and commercial property transactions. Our clients come to us for both our technical expertise and the personal way we do business. With more than 100 years of combined experience, our staff is committed to being accessible and responsive to all of your needs. We have locations not only in St. Joseph Title opened its doors St. Joseph, but also in Cameron and in 1984, with our goal to provide Platte City so that we can provide customers with fast, accurate and title insurance and closing services dependable service. We take great for the entire Northwest Missouri pride in our local ownership and region. The primary reason you provide the products you need should choose St. Joseph Title is bewithout sacrificing the personalized cause we strive to make sure your service you expect. sales close smoothly and efficiently. St. Joseph Title services home

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Realty Executives, NWMO Address: 426 Court, Savannah, MO 64485 Additional location: 2921 N. Belt Suite U-14, St. Joseph, Mo. Phone: (816) 324-5916 Year established: 1963 Number of employees: 8 Realty Executives, NWMO is located in the Landmark Building on the southwest corner of the square in Savannah. The building was constructed in 1963. In 1975, it was purchased by Terry Utley and opened as Landmark Realty. In 1994, the Realty Executives franchise was purchased by Roger Schlottach. Mary Kay and Marty Lyle purchased the building and franchise on December 31, 2009. The main office in Savannah has recently undergone some renovations. The St. Joseph office is located at 2921 N. Belt. Realty Executives is a member of the St. Joseph Regional Association of Realtors and MLS as well as a

member of the Kansas City Board and Heartland MLS. Marty Lyle is the broker of the Savannah office, and Art Dean serves as the broker of the St. Joseph office. Both are licensed brokers in Missouri and Kansas. Other agents licensed with Realty Executives, NWMO are Cathy Davison, Brenda Kemper, Virgil Davison, Ron Hazzard, Gerald Heckman and Mary Kay Lyle. Sarah Miller serves as the office manager. Realty Executives agents are diversified to sell residential, farm and commercial properties. Two offices serve as a convenience for agents as well as for clients. Our agents are professionals, ethical, helpful and knowledgeable. Combined, they have a more than 80 years of experience to assist you in purchasing or selling one of your most valuable assets. For customer service, call one of the agents at the office of Realty Executives, NWMO at (816) 324-5916 or (816) 232-2603.

Advantage Title, LLC Address: 1801 Oak Ridge Circle, Suite 101, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 279-8484 E-mail: leisamosser@advantage Year established: 2003 Number of employees: 4 At Advantage Title, LLC, we offer a complete line of residential and commercial title insurance services, along with full escrow and closing abilities. Evening closings are featured with a scheduled appointment. Discounts and re-issue rates are given on all title insurance with previous title work. Owner Leisa Mosser is a native of St. Joseph with 34 years of experience in the abstract and title insurance business. Shawn Lorenz and Kim Furgeson comprise the title insurance

and researching team and have a combined 26 years of experience. Cathy Norman is our closing agent and has 17 years of experience. All are licensed producers with the Missouri Division of Insurance. We believe that whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, your experience with us should be a pleasant one. All transactions are handled professionally and in a timely manner, while maintaining your privacy and protecting your investment.


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Brittany Village Apartments Address: 1601 N. 36th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 233-7626 Brittany Village Apartments located on N. 36th Street, offers 280 affordable, spacious one- two- threeand four-bedroom apartments. The complex is laid out between the 1400 and 1800 blocks and consists of 28 buildings. Each apartment offers range and refrigerators furnished, and utilities

— gas heat, water, sewer and trash paid. Air and heat are controlled individually, and there are on-site laundry facilities in each of the 28 buildings. Brittany Village offers a childoriented environment with two large playground areas as well as an on-site, after-school and summer kids’ program. The apartments are conveniently located in close proximity to schools, and a city bus stop is located adjacent to the property.

Copeland & Associates Construction, LLC and Copeland Home Inspections, LLC Address: 3703 Robin Lane, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 676-2619 E-mails:; Year Established: 2006 Mike Copeland and Bryson Copeland launched Copeland & Associates Construction, LLC in 2006 with 30 years of construction and home remodeling experience. From classic, craftsman, vintage, and Victorian homes to large and small businesses, not only has their design and project experience brought these classics back to life, but back to life with dramatic new kitchens and baths, outdoor rooms, beautiful front porches and more functional living spaces. Mike Copeland is a code-certified home inspector who has a passion

for educating homebuyers in the Northwest Missouri and Kansas City metro area. This passion and sense of commitment radiates when he is performing inspections and teaching homebuyers at their follow-up appointment. In 2006, Mike took his years of experience along with his passion, integrity and technical expertise and founded Copeland Home Inspections, LLC. He takes this knowledge and provides clients with peace of mind. This enables them to make confident decisions during negotiations of real estate transactions. Individuals looking for a company with integrity, compassion and experience need look no further. The combination of “real life” experience and field-related certifications make these two companies an invaluable asset to any real estate team.

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her caring staff are committed to treating patients like their own family. Patient care is a top priority. The staff strives to help people become healthier and live painfree with gentle chiropractic care, physiotherapy, ion cleanses and a variety of professional massage therapy services. At Back to Health, Dr. Heather specializes in activator methods 2010 was a year chiropractic techniques.This is of changes for a gentle and precise method of Dr. Heather and chiropractic that is safe for the her staff. The entire family. Back to Health office moved into enjoys working with patients of all a larger, newly renovated facility to ages. The staff strives to help each better accommodate patient reach an indipatientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs. The vidual wellness goal. office was renamed Whether you have Back To Health. pain, motion problems, Formerly Reid Chiheadaches or just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ropractic, the group feel like yourself, Back wanted a new image to Health is there for more complimenall your health care tary to a mission to needs. The bottom line promote health. is, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve GOT YOUR Dr. Heather and BACK!

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Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce Address: 202 E. Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485 Phone: (816) 324-4720 E-mail: Business hours: 10 .m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday Year established: 1972 Number of employees: 4 Address: 200 S. 10th St., Atchison, KS 66002 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Phone: (913) 367-2427 E-mail: Year established: 1919 Number of employees: 5 full-time, plus seasonal employees Employment information: Apply in person or inquire by e-mail

In 2010, the Andrew County Museum was awarded a Governor’s Humanities Award for exemplary community achievement for its 4,000 sq. ft. exhibit “A Rural Way of Life.” The exhibit explores the history of life “On the Farm” and “In Town” from the 1840s into the

21st century. The exhibit certainly represents a community achievement. Andrew County residents contributed to a capital campaign to essentially remake their museum. In addition, they donated many of the images and artifacts that illustrate the history of Northwest Missouri for a period of more than 160 years. Museum goers visit a general store, enjoy a selection from a silent movie, learn about the evolution of farm technology and see how work in the kitchen was transformed by the availability of electricity. For a list of public and school programs offered by the museum, visit

Established in 1919, the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce continues to be the leading business organization of the community. With the support of more than 400 member investors, the Chamber delivers programs and services

that make our community a better place to live, work, raise a family and visit. With a focus on tourism opportunities, the Chamber strives to bring visitors to the Atchison area, both improving the quality of life in the area and keeping our many diverse retail shops full. The Chamber also focuses on the attraction, growth and retention of jobs and businesses in Atchison County and the legislative issues facing its member businesses. The Chamber offers a wealth of opportunities for its members and the community, including a gift certificate program, weekly newsletter, free publicity, a trolley and coach service, after-hours and ribbon-cutting events, legislative events and several tourism events throughout the year.

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Benedictine College Address: 1020 N. Second St., Atchison, KS 66002 Phone: (800) 467-5340 Year established: 1858 Benedictine College has been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by the “Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College” and a leader in educational excellence by the “Colleges of Distinction” guidebook. This year, First Things magazine named Benedictine College one of the top 20 colleges in the nation alongside such elite institutions as Stanford, Princeton, Notre Dame, Duke and Columbia. With the new Mother Teresa Center for Nursing and Health Education, a full slate of engineering degrees (chemical,

civil, electrical and mechanical), and a leading undergraduate theology program, Benedictine College is truly becoming one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation. Adding to that image is the new 57,000-square-foot Academic Center, currently under construction. The new center will house the School of Business and the departments of education, theology and philosophy. Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college with a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

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Citizens Bank and Trust Address: 101 N. Main St. Rock Port, MO 64482 Additional locations: Craig and Mound City, Mo. Business hours: Rockport location Lobby: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday. Drive-up: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday Year established: More than 100 years old

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Founded more than 100 years ago, Citizens Bank and Trust is a full-service bank offering traditional personal checking and savings. We handle commercial and agricultural loans and business accounts. We also provide online banking with bill pay, ATM/debit cards, travelers’ checks and cashier checks. Citizens Bank and Trust is a Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

A few of the services we provide: • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy • Hospice Services • Respite Care • Parkinson’s Care • Alzheimer’s Care • Bariatric Services • Wound Management

LaVerna Village Rehabilitation Services Why travel when you can do your Rehab right here in Savannah? Ask your doctor about our services today! Three full-time therapists provide inpatient and outpatient therapy using traditional land based and Aquatic Therapies. Rehab and therapy is a must after surgery, illness or an accident. It can also be beneficial for chronic pain due to past injury or arthritis! Short-term, skilled stays will be provided a private room. (as space allows) Outpatient appointments available Most insurances accepted

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Countryside Pharmacy Address: 402 E. Price St., Savannah, MO 64485 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday Phone: (816) 324-5111 E-mail: Year established: 2001 Number of employees: 6 Countryside Pharmacy is located inside CountryMart Foods in Savannah. This makes it handy to drop off your prescription, shop for food and have your prescription ready when you are. We take pride in our fast, friendly service. We want to make your day

brighter â&#x20AC;&#x201D; especially if you are not feeling well. More important than our convenience is our experienced and knowledgeable staff. Our goal is to keep people healthy. Anne Barr, our pharmacist, is available to answer questions about your medications and your health in general. Misty, our certified diabetic shoe fitter, is here to help diabetics find the right shoes in a style they are proud to wear. Jeanette and Shannon are our Medicare D experts and can answer most questions about coverage.

The Farmers State Bank of Wathena Address: 211 E. St. Joseph St., Wathena, KS 66090 Phone: (785) 989-4431 E-mail: Business hours: Lobby hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Drive-up window hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday Year Established: 1903 commitment to the community by Number of Employees: 15 offering a wide range of products After 107 years, The Farmers State Bank of Wathena continues a

and services, now including online banking and bill pay. Debit cards and ATM cards also

are offered for the convenience of our customers. In addition to deposit accounts, a full line of loans are available, including personal, auto, agricultural and mortgage loans. The Farmers State Bank of Wathena is locally owned and strives to maintain friendly hometown service.

full hot and cold deli and catering service, a beer cave and one of the largest selections of wine and liquor in the area, FC Foods is more than just another small store in rural USA. At the center of FC Foods is R&L Meats, whose top-notch

reputation of quality and service is second to none. R&L Meats is proud to cure and smoke most of its own products including, a full line of sausages, all of which they will ship anywhere in the United States. Even with all that FC Foods offers, each customer is treated as the No. 1 priority every time because quality and service is the goal.

Food Country Phone: (660) 744-6075 E-mail: Address: 201 W. Highway 136, Rock Port, Mo. Business hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Year established: 2009 FC Foods is not a typical grocery store. With almost 12,000 square feet of space and 42 doors of frozen foods, a full line of produce,

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Head To Toe

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Address: 322 Saint Joseph St., Wathena, KS 66090 Phone: (758) 989-3600 Business hours: Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Year established: 2010 Number of employees: 4 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personal Attentionâ&#x20AC;? is the motto of Head to Toe Salon in Wathena, Kan. It strives to make your pampering experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible. The one-on-one treatments will leave you feeling rejuvenated and energized. The quaint little salon is just a 10-minute drive from St. Joseph in historic downtown Wathena. The brand new spa is very clean and has state-of-the-art equipment, which allows Head To Toe to


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provide you with the best services available today. Head to Toe offers manicures, pedicures, tanning and a multitude of professional massage therapy services. The most popular nail service is the â&#x20AC;&#x153;shellacâ&#x20AC;? manicure. It is applied to your natural nails and can last up to three weeks or more. Whether you want new nails, to jazz up your own nails, to get your tan on, or just to relax, Head To Toe will take great care of you. By offering a personal hometown touch to your experience, you will leave feeling like a princess. Get pampered for any special occasion or just because.

The Law Office of Brett Hurst, J.D., L.L.C. Address: 319 Main St., Tarkio, MO 64491 Phone: (660) 736-4450 Email: Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, or other times by appointment Year established: 2009 Number of employees: 1 The Law Office of Brett Hurst is a general practice solo attorney law firm located in Tarkio, Mo., that handles criminal defense, civil litigation, family law, estate planning, juvenile law, DWI and more. Aside from attending law school, Brett has lived in the Tarkio area all of his life. After school, he decided to return to the area to help the residents with their legal needs. Brett is ready to take on almost any case with vigor and knowledge. Please call today for an appointment.

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Ingersoll Insurance Agency Address: 510 W. Main St., Savannah, MO 64485 Phone: (816) 324-3133 or toll free (866) 324-3133 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Ingersoll Insurance Agency, located at 510 W. Main St. in

Savannah, Mo. is an independent insurance agency. This means that unlike most of our local counterparts, we work with many different companies to find you the best coverage at the best price. We sell and service all types of insurance for home, auto, life, liability and business needs. Please be in touch so we can help you with your insurance needs!

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Every Tuesday and Friday in Legends’ Loft targeting professionals primarily age 35 and above. It offers an intimate, secure atmosphere for relaxation, socializing and fun. Club Diamond activities include:  Weekly

special events such as wine tasting, dance lessons or other activities followed by dancing with music provided by a live DJ playing 70s, 80s, and 90s music along with your other favorites (no hip-hop or rap)  Holiday special events  An affiliated St. Joe Singles Club  Non-smoking atmosphere  Business casual dress  Other discounts at participating retailers Memberships to Club Diamond are only $10 per year. For more information, call The Belt Sports Complex at (816) 233-1054, ext. 1408.

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Lawns UnLimited & Country Hills Greenhouse Inc. Address: 11447 N.E. Highway 69, Cameron, MO 64429 Business hours: Lawns UnLimited: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Country Hills Greenhouse: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Phone: Lawns UnLimited: (816) 6326007, (816) 279-5009, (800) 3795009; Country Hills Greenhouse: (816) 632-6004 E-mail: Year established: 1982 Number of employees: 12 Lawns UnLimited Inc. was established in 1982 with a designed service to provide the best possible lawn care needs and an affordable price. Those words have never changed during the 29 years of business and have grown into “Service has been our business since 1982.” We are a company with diverse services, including ir-

rigation design/installation/maintenance and landscape design/installation/maintenance. Our lawn care service dates back to 1982. We have a strong history of employee retention that provides a high-end professional service. Country Hills Greenhouse started production in 1995 and houses 12,000 square feet of production/ retail space. We provide a great product with the most experienced staff available. A third company on the grounds is Lake Site Storage, a Morton built facility that houses 77 units of various sizes and rates.


M.J. Bliss!/ MJBLisshomedecor Address: 321 Wathena St., Wathena, KS 66090 Phone: (785) 989-4911 Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Year established: 2006 Number of employees: 1 We have all of the latest trends and styles for girls of all ages. In our “Baby Boutique,” we offer adorable spring dresses, headbands and baby accessories. There is a “Princess Boutique” for the budding diva, with junior handbags, bows, princess dresses and everything to make her feel like a

princess. For the modern woman, our main showroom showcases handbags, belts, hats of all kinds, jewelry and accessories. Stop by and find a hot, trendy gift for that special someone along with all of your home decor and seasonal decorating needs.

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McElroy Metal Center

Minter Funeral Chapels Address: 30000 US Hwy 69, Winston, MO 64689 Phone: (660) 749-5404 Year established: 1963 Number of employees: 7 Address: 217 N. Main St., Rock Port, Mo. Additional locations: Tarkio, Mo. Phone: (660) 744-2323

Since 1963, McElroy Metal has served the construction industry with quality products and excellent customer service. Today, McElroy has 10 manufacturing facilities and 20 service centers across the United States. McElroy Metal’s architectural division is focused on helping the architectural and design community find solutions in metal. Here are some of the traits that make McElroy an industry leading metal components supplier: AIA continuing education programs, quicker than the industry norm

lead times on most products, Kynar 500® coating standard on all McElroy products, special color-match capabilities, extensive product offering and technical service support. McElroy offers one of the most extensive product lines in the metal components industry. McElroy products are used in the pre-engineered, post frame, commercial and architectural construction segments. We are proud of our products and people and hope you will have an opportunity to join our list of satisfied customers. Quality... Service... Performance. Since 1963 these traits have been the cornerstone of McElroy Metal’s business philosophy and success.

Shawn Douglas and Jodee Lynn Minter began employment with Minter Funeral Chapels in 1994. After graduating from Rock Port High School in 1982, Shawn continued on to graduate from Missouri Western State University with a degree in biology and from Kansas City Kansas Community College with a mortuary science degree. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1984 and a licensed embalmer since 1995. In 2008, Shawn was elected Atchison County Coroner after serving as the deputy coroner for 12 years. Jodee graduated from Craig (Mo.) High School and continued on to receive a degree in agricultural economics from Northwest Missouri State

University. Jodee became a licensed funeral director in 2000. In 1993, Shawn and Jodee moved home to help his parents, Mike and Fran Minter, work their farming operation and the funeral business. Following Mike and Fran’s retirement in 2008, Shawn and Jodee purchased the funeral homes, Minter Funeral Chapel in Rock Port and Davis Funeral Home in Tarkio. They find it rewarding and an incredible blessing to serve the communities in the area. Shawn and Jodee have four sons, Mitchell, Corbin, Braden and Gabriel.

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North Country Lumber & Truss Address: 4890 E. Highway C, Maysville, MO 64469 Phone: (816) 449-5778 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1998 Number of employees: 4

ing nationally as an instructor and speaker. Both Nancy and Sue have more than 20 years experience managing apartment communities. Additionally, nLee Management and Consulting has opened a new branch of services in the new office. This includes small business management and payroll services. With all that business experience it only seems fitting to help other business owners with their paperwork so they can concentrate on creativity and building their own business.

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of 1998, we started manufacturing engineered roof trusses. Presently, we manufacture trusses for ag buildings.” Also made by North Country are trusses for garages and all types of buildings. In addition, the Sommerses design and build whole-house roof systems. “Our company has added Timber Technologies laminated columns for the pole building industry,” John says. “Give us a call for your wood truss needs.”


In 1970, the second floor of the Muchnic family home was dedicated as an exhibition space for the Atchison Art Association. Today, the mansion is known as the Muchnic Gallery. The Muchnic Foundation, owner of the historic property, has allowed the home to be available to the community as an art gallery and for art-related functions under the management of the Atchison Art Association.

Formerly Bionic Real Estate Services in St. Joseph, nLee Management and Consulting has found a new home in Wathena, Kan. Founded by Nancy Lee-McQuillan in 2005, this company has specialized in both affordable and market-rate apartment management for many years. Nancy and her staff are experienced in all facets of apartment and business management. “We have a great compliance department and can boast that one of the nations best affordable-management instructors works right here with us!” Sue Streck is well known for her expertise and knowledge in the affordable-apartment-management sector, travel-

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Poland-Thompson Funeral Home Address: 222 W. Third, Cameron, MO 64429 Phone: (816)632-2158 E-mail: Year established: 1905 Number of employees: 7

Poland-Thompson Funeral Home is one of the oldest businesses in Cameron, Mo. Poland-Thompson Funeral Home was established in 1905 by J.W. Poland. The Thompson family became a partner in 1965. At Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, we help make a difficult time easier with our compassion and understanding.

We are a family-owned funeral home that can help with the most modern, contemporary and traditional services and also have memorial and cremation services at our chapel, a church or graveside. Your choice of service will be handled with the utmost professional care to fit your needs. We are proud to be a part of and support our community and provide services to the Cameron and surrounding areas. Poland-Thompson Funeral Home can help you and your family with prearrangements, at-need services, monuments, cemetery spaces and aftercare. Let our family help your family during a difficult time.

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Leading the Area in Coverage, Customer Service, Cost and Community Involvement for 20 years. 1218 S. Main, Maryville, MO (660) 582-3334 • (800)-331-6341 Mon.-Thur. 8-6, Fri. 8-5, Sat. 9-2 Agent Locations: Albany One 36 Realty & Owners and Sons, Burlington Junction: IAMO Telephone, Grant City: Rural Missouri Insurance, Mound City: Laukemper Motors & Midwest Data Center, Oregon: Oregon Farmers Mutual Telephone, Rock Port: Rock Port Telephone, Stanberry: McCarty Farm Loan & Big 4 Hardware, Tarkio: Midwest Data Center

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Porter’s Building Centers Address: 807 Roseport Road, Elwood, Kan. Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Phone: (913) 365-1500 Additional locations: Cameron, Kearney, Mosby, Kansas City, Laurie and Greenview, Mo. Year established: 1952 Number of employees: 40 Employment information: Pick up application at front desk in store Porter’s Building Centers has been in business for 57 years. The Elwood location, a full-line lumberyard and home center, opened in February of 2004. Porter’s of Elwood offers a nextday guaranteed delivery Monday through Friday and can often get the delivery out the same day.

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Porter’s also offers a convenient “pay at the gate” option for those who only need yard items. This system allows the customer to pull into the yard and preload with the help of yard personnel then stop and pay for merchandise on the way out the gate. Porter’s employees are some of the most experienced in the area. They are dedicated to helping customers find the answers to finish a project the right way. Porter’s prides itself on service and experience. The company’s slogan — “We’re here to help” — sums it up.

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River Cities Community Credit Union was established in 1958 as McCormick Midwest Employees Credit Union for employees of Midwest Solvents and McCormick Distilling Company. Today they are two of the nine sponsor employee groups that are a part of RCCCU. Membership is offered to anyone who lives, works, worships or is a member of an organization in the counties of Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson and Leavenworth. Once established, membership continues even though that credit union member would not be eligible for new membership. RCCCU in Atchison, Kan., vests its interest in improving the financial interest and wellbeing of our members not only in the present but in the future. RCCCU strives to provide the best service and financial security while also providing a stable and consistent financial performance.

In 2010, RCCCU was awarded the “StandOut CU of the Year” and our manager was awarded “Employee of the Year” by the NE Chapter of the Kansas Credit Union Association. We offer several different products and services, including savings, low-cost loans, payroll deductions, loan protection insurance, notary service and discounted tickets for amusement parks. Unlike other financial institutions, credit unions are owned and run by their members. Your savings will grow faster and loan rates are usually more reasonable. Members are what make us special. Contact us to join RCCCU today!

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“Savannah is a great community and we’re proud There are many things a person to call it our needs, and insurance is one of home.” them. It is Jodi Nellesen’s perThe agency sonal mission to provide excellent is convenientinsurance services to the people ly located west of Northwest Missouri and the of the courtsurrounding areas. Not only do house in Savannah. Jodi and staff she and her staff offer excellent member Cathy Freeman can help insurance products, but her agency you with your auto, home, farm, is filled with honest and caring indi- business and life insurance needs. viduals. She is licensed in Missouri, “I come from a rural background, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. so I am familiar with the insurance “Not only did I want to provide needs of the farming life,” Jodi says. insurance services to Missouri “Shelter has a variety of insurance residents, but I wanted to products that meet these be able to help those in the demands.” surrounding areas.” She stresses the imporJodi has more than seven tance of having your inyears experience in the surance policies reviewed industry, having been emon a frequent basis. ployed at Shelter’s corpo“Stop by my office or rate office in Columbia, Mo. give me a call. I’d love to As a native of Northwest Missouri, help you review your policies and she is happy to be among friends. serve as your insurance agent!”

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patrons and is happy to have the opportunity to operate a business in her hometown with so many supporters. The Rock Port Café is a nonsmoking establishment featuring home-style cooking. Our homemade tenderloins are the highlight of our business. We have wonderful Reubens, fresh-baked pies and featured daily specials. Tuesday is “Taco Tuesday,” our Mexican day. On Friday nights, we feature a fish fry and an all you can eat shrimp dinner. For those who are chicken lovers, we also have broasted chicken dinners. We enjoy catering to the patrons on a quick lunch break, so our daily specials are prepared and ready to go on a plate or in a carry-out box.

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Jessica L. Studer Agency Address: 2016 S. Main St., Maryville, MO 64468 Additional locations: St. Francis Family Health Care, St. Francis Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, St. Francis Family Life Services Year established: 1894 Number of employees: 500 Address: 209 St. Joseph St., Wathena, KS 66090 Phone: (785) 989-3555 or (888) 9899625 E-mail: Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings by appointment only Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 3

St. Francis Hospital & Health Services was founded in 1894. We have 500 employees and 31 physicians on our active medical staff. We have the following facilities: St. Francis Hospital, St. Francis Family Health Care (medical provider office), St. Francis Orthopedic & Sports Medicine (medical provider office), St. Francis Family Life Services (medical provider office), St. Francis Preschool & Child Care, St. Francis Grant City Clinic (medical office in

Grant City), West Nodaway Health Center (medical provider office in Burlington Junction) and St. Francis Hardin Medical Clinic (medical provider office in Bedford, Iowa). St. Francis Hospital has earned the Missouri Quality Award three times — in 1996, 2004 and 2008. St. Francis’ public website (see above) has been redesigned, adding new content and valuable resources to better serve patients and individuals seeking more hospital and health care information. One of the new services initiated in 2009 at St. Francis was the extended hours program for St. Francis Family Health Care, the physician organization. Three physicians cover the expanded hours clinic Monday through Thursday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Francis Orthopedic & Sports Medicine location, across from the emergency room at the hospital.

We are proud to offer personalized service. Jessica and team members Laralee Shelton and Melanie Stallsworth are fully licensed, trained and committed to assisting you in making educated decisions to protect your future. We are licensed in both Missouri and Kansas to assist you with your insurance and financial service needs. The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as evenings by appoint-

Ware’s Home Center Address: 502 W. Market St., Savannah, MO 64485 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Phone: (816) 324-3622 E-mail: Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 5 Rodney and Suzanne Ware purchased Bowe Hardware in January 2008. Rodney managed the store for five years and had previously owned Kabinet Krafters. Ware’s Home Center offers a smalltown atmosphere with a large product offering. “Our affiliation with the Do It Best buying network, which is made up of 4,100 hardware stores, home centers and lumber yards worldwide, means we can provide

ment. The office is conveniently located in downtown Wathena, so give us a call or stop by to visit. State Farm’s Good Neighbor Service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you need State Farm, we are there for you! State Farm offers a broad range of products and services such as auto, home, life, health and business insurance as well as providing financial services. We invite you to Jessica Studer’s agency to help you discover the best fit for your needs.


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Wathena Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Address: 2112 U.S. Highway 36, Wathena, KS 66090 Phone: (785) 989-3141 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; operates 24/7 365 days a year Year established: 1974 Number of employees: 54

Wathena Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has changed names and owners several times in the 36 years since its inception, but one thing has never changed: Its commitment to quality care in a small hometown setting. We pride ourselves on treating your family like our family. Wathena healthcare provides short-term rehabilitation therapy services, outpatient therapy, skilled nursing, day care, longterm care or respite for your loved one. With a higher than average staff-to-resident ratio, we treat our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve. Unlike

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larger care centers, many of our staff are longtime employees, born and raised in Doniphan County. We care for all our residents as if they were our families and neighbors because many of them are. Our memorial garden creates a peaceful setting for family barbecues or storytelling by the fire. Spend time in the spacious backyard playing miniature golf or volleyball, taking a leisurely stroll or simply watching the wildlife along the creek. Certified to receive Medicare and Medicaid payments, we are also the only contracted service provider for United Healthcare in the area.

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