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Creating a Legacy of Community Care Brad volunteers with the 4th Grade Challenge.

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2015 Profiles of Progress | Directory

Profiles of Progress is an annual publication of the St. Joseph News-Press offering advertisers the opportunity to describe their business and tell customers and potential customers about their products and services. SECTI ONS Commerce ........................................................6 Community ....................................................20 Health ..........................................................56 Industry and agriculture ..................................60 Real estate ....................................................66 Region ..........................................................70 ADVE R TISE RS PROFILE Adams Fine Jewelry.............................. 22, Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer ....58, Advantage Metals Recycling ................... 22, Alert 1 Pest Management Systems ............ 8, Alexander Blinds and Drapery Shop ........... 8, Altec ............................................... 23, Ameliore Hair Solutions.......................... 8, Ameliore Medispa & Laser .....................58, American Family ................................. 23, Andrew County Museum........................ 72, The Apothecary Pharmacy ..................... 24, Archer Lawn Care ................................ 24, Atchison Chamber of Commerce .............. 72, Barbosa’s ......................................... 26, The Battery Man ................................. 26, Best Brands Plus ................................ 27, Big Brothers/Big Sisters........................ 27, BJ Office Products................................ 8, BJ’s Auto Collision, Inc. ........................ 28, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica ............. 62, Café Pony Espresso ............................. 28, Carpet Masters ................................... 9, Cindy White/BHHS ..............................68, Clark Sampson Funeral Home ................. 28, Comfort Center................................... 28, Conception Abbey ............................... 74, Cook Hearing Aid ................................58,


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PROFILE AD Country Squire .................................... 9, 31 Countryside Pharmacy .......................... 75, 75 Creviston and Son Jewelry ..................... 10, 27 Dave’s Diesel Service, Inc...................... 29, 30 David Smith-Prudential ......................... 76, 85 Delish Bakery..................................... 29, 86 Don Tolley Insurance Agency .................. 10, 37 Dynamic Industrial Services ................... 62, 4 East Hills Shopping Center ..................... 11, 54 Fairway Independent Mortgage ............... 30, 72 Farmhouse Collection/Wholly Cow ........... 76, 78 Fantastic Fido’s Pet Resort and Day Spa .... 30, 12 First Christian Church........................... 30, 11 Flower Peddler ................................... 31, 81 Ford’s Drive In.................................... 31, 87 Foster’s Martini and Wine Bar................. 32, 87 Friends of the Animal Shelter .................. 32, 29 Generational Buildings..........................63, 78 Grace Evangelical................................ 32, 26 Graybill Tire & Repair ........................... 32, 73 Ground Round ....................................33, 87 H&M Country Store.............................. 76, 79 Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden .....33, 87 Helen Nguyen .................................... 34, 39 Help at Home..................................... 34, 23 Hillyard Technical Center ....................... 34, 19 HNB Bank ......................................... 11, 26 Hogue Lumber.................................... 76, 85 Hy-Vee ............................................. 12, 88 I&M Machine .....................................63, 69 Independent Farmers Bank .................... 34, 85 International Paper.............................. 35, 43 Jamesport Builders .............................. 77, 79 Jamesport Community Association ............... 80,15/79 Jodi Nellesen-Shelter Insurance .............. 35, 75 John Saunders Real Estate..................... 36, 85 Johnson Controls ................................ 36, 64 Keller Construction .............................. 36, 68 Ken Smith Autobody............................. 36, 15 King City Lumber ................................ 37, 77 Kruse’s Auto Center ............................. 37, 41 Lanham Music .................................... 12, 37 Laverna Village ...................................38, 49 Lawns Unlimited .................................80, 48 Lawson’s Quick Stop ............................80, 85 Lewis Agency Insurance ........................80, 85 LifeLine Foods ....................................64, 54 Lucky Tiger........................................38, 86


PROFILE Matheson Gas ....................................38, Matt Thrasher ....................................38, McCarthy Baptist Church ...................... 39, MediSearch Clinical Trials ......................58, MERIL ....................................................39, Midwest Data Center, Inc. .................... 81, Midwest Mini Barns .............................84, Missouri Western State University............ 40, Mod Podge ........................................ 40, Mosaic Life Care ................................. 59, Dr. Dennis Myers ................................ 40, Nestle Purina ..................................... 40, Northwest Missouri State ......................84, Nick Koeteman State Farm Agency ........... 14, Nodaway Valley Bank ............................... Old Cookstove .................................... 41, On-Site Golf ...................................... 14, Ottman Electric ..................................84, Pappy’s ............................................ 41, Performance Plus ................................ 42, Pickup Palace .................................... 14, Plasma Biological Services .................... 42, Porter’s Building Centers....................... 42, Puppy Love........................................ 42, Rauth Construction Co.......................... 44, Realty Executives of Northwest Missouri....68, Red Barn Yarn Farm ............................. 15, Remax ............................................. 44, Remington Nature Center ...................... 44, Richardson Construction ....................... 44, Riviera Tan & Beauty ............................ 15, Robert J. Brown Lumber ........................ 14, Roberts Roofing Co. Inc. ......................64, Rock Ridge Steel ................................. 65, Roderick Sign..................................... 45,


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PROFILE Rolling Hills Library ............................. 45, Rupp Funeral ..................................... 46, Seaman & Schuske .............................. 46, Shearwood Crossing ............................84, Simply Tea ........................................ 16, Smooth Endings.................................. 16, Snyder & Associates............................. 46, Social Welfare Board............................ 46, Spectacular Settings ............................48, Sprague Excavating ................................. St. Francis Hospital and Health Services .... 59, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church............48, St. Joe Boot....................................... 16, St. Joe Frontier Casino.......................... 16, St. Joe Harley Davidson ........................48, St. Joseph Beauty University .................. 17, St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore ... 49, St. Joseph Public Library ....................... 49, Stephen Lorenz...................................50, Stevenson Family Pharmacy ...................50, Stoney Ridge Custom Processing ............. 85, Summit Truck Group.............................50, Sweet Herb’s .....................................50, System Builders .................................. 65, Thompson’s Grading, Excavating ............. 17, Trinity Presbyterian Church .................... 51, Triumph Foods .................................... 51, United Electric-Maryville ....................... 52, United Electric-Savannah ...................... 52, Ware’s Home Center ............................ 52, Wathena Healthcare ............................ 52, Wholesale Tire & Service ....................... 18, Wildman Family Fitness ........................54, WJ’s Reflexology ................................. 59, Zulima Lugo-Knapp..............................54,


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Employees have started working at the new Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedia Inc. global packaging and distribution warehouse. 6 March 2015 | PROFILES OF PROGRESS

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German firms spur Eastowne progress By RAY SCHERER

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ast year’s launch of an animal pharmaceutical company’s warehouse is bringing more momentum to the Eastowne Business Park. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. unveiled its new packaging and distribution center to the public in late August. It was a move that’s been followed by the entry of Schutz Container Systems into the park. Both companies have headquarters in Germany. A shell building proved to be an important key in luring Schutz, said Brad Lau, vice president of economic development for the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. “They’ve added on to the shell building,” Mr. Lau said, referring to the packaging firm’s preparations for a manufacturing and distribution center. It’s anticipated Schutz will be in full production sometime this spring, he added. A road in the park was completed in September. “We have that complete loop, which improved the overall facility,” Mr. Lau said. Development officials currently have

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Bottles in an assembly line contain animal vaccine are shown at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

a contract on about two acres of land, he said, with hopes to complete the agreement in spring. Business prospects have not been disclosed. An entrance marker and landscape buffer also have been finished over the past six months, with trees planted along Pickett Road. Mr. Lau said it’s clear there would be no space for the city to offer the companies without Eastowne. “You have to develop the land,” said Patt Lilly, the chamber’s president and chief executive officer. “That’s what companies are looking for.” Part of an incentive package calls for Schutz to have 50 employees at its new plant. During 2014, 83 percent of the packaging equipment and supporting personnel were transferred to the warehouse

from Boehringer’s sites on Gene Field Road and in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Remaining equipment and personnel transfers are destined for a mid-year finish, according to Steve Muenks, executive director of the U.S. supply chain. The packaging planning, packaging engineering and final quality assurance release departments were transferred to the facility. The activity supported the requirements of daily operations for Boehringer’s domestic and global packaging and distribution. There are about 100 full-time and temporary employees working at the warehouse, supporting three shifts six days a week. Dr. Albrecht Kissel, Boehringer’s president and CEO, said about 60 percent of the company’s products manufactured in St. Joseph are exported to more than 50 nations from the warehouse. “Combining our labeling, packaging and distribution functions into one centralized location is paramount to our ability to remain competitive and to deliver products efficiently to our customers,” he said. Companies in the Netherlands and Japan represent just part of Boehringer’s customer base at the warehouse. Ray Scherer can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @SJNPScherer.



Alert 1 Pest Management Systems Address: 407 W. Main St., Savannah, MO 64485 Phone: (816) 324-0001 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1989 Number of employees: 9 Founded in 1989, in Maryville, Mo. Alert 1 Pest Management Systems now provides service to more than 4,000 customers throughout Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. We provide protection against termites, rodents, fleas, bed bugs and other pests threatening human health and safety. Offering a diverse range of residential and commercial pest control services, we are committed to delivering more than what is required of us with the distinction of being a leader in our field.

Alexander’s Blind and Drapery Shop Address: 2207 N. Belt Highway, Suite H, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 232-4877 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

With the exceptional warranty we provide in our bed bug elimination program, we are the company that homeowners, property managers and commercial businesses turn to when their own pest control provider fails to deliver the desired results.

Ameliore Hair Solutions

Year established: 1985 Number of employees: 2 For 30 years, Alexander’s Blind and Drapery Shop has served the community with its knowledge of draperies, blinds, shades, shutters and more. With free, no-obligation appointments in your home, office or business, the qualified decorating

BJ Office Products

Address: 1419 Village Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Address: 2207 N. Belt Highway, Suite J, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

Phone: (816) 279-1188

Phone: (816) 364-1623

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Year established: 2015

Year established: 1979

Number of employees: 6

Number of employees: 3

Ameliore Hair Solutions is the newest upscale salon in the St. Joseph area, with more than 40 years combined experience in the hair/nail industry. We are part of a MediSpa to provide you with a full range of services, with very competitive pricing that just cannot be beat. Keeping up on the latest trends, we help each client have a truly one-of-a-kind experience. We cater to men, women and children alike. Allow us to put your fabulous at the forefront where it belongs. Call for your appointment today!

BJ Office Products has been a staple in the St. Joseph community for more than 35 years. Within the last year, BJ Office has been extremely busy throughout the community providing furniture and space planning on large furniture projects. These projects include Anderson Ford Plaza and P-1 Electrical Group.


consultant can help you choose products, styles and colors to reflect your personal tastes to fit within your budget. Alexander’s Blind and Drapery Shop guarantees quality installation from experienced fabricators and installers to ensure complete satisfaction with function and operation of all products. If you need any repairs to your blinds, shades or draperies, bring them in and the staff will repair them for a minimum $15 repair fee. Come by our showroom in the Anderson Ford Plaza and view our large selection of fabrics and samples. We are an authorized dealer of Hunter Douglas, Lafayette Venetian Blind and Draper Screen Shades.

“Our showroom showcases the newest contract furniture lines available in the market today. It’s a niche that businesses have been seeking, and I’m proud to be able to offer quality office furniture here in St. Joseph. There is no longer a need for local businesses to source office furniture from Kansas City,” said Barb Burns, branch manager. BJ Office Products has a staff of three, which includes sales and a customer service call center. BJ Office Products Inc. offers world-class customer service and more than 50,000 brand-name and private-label products for the workplace, making it the hometown office resource for everything from traditional office supplies and computer accessories to janitorial, break room and everything in between.

Carpet Masters

began to boom in St. Joseph, Carpet Masters boomed as well, and in 1999 Address: 1804 N. Woodbine Road, the company began construction St. Joseph, MO 64506 on its current location at 1804 N. Woodbine Road. The timing couldn’t Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to have been better because at that 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; moment, Mohawk Carpets began a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday dealer/manufacturer relationship Phone: (816) 279-3299 with their best dealers. Carpet Masters became Mohawk’s choice Year established: 1990 for the program, now called Mohawk Floorscapes. Carpet Masters is now Number of employees: 4 one of the largest dealers in a sevIn 1990, after being honorably en-state region, supplying St. Joseph discharged from the U.S. Navy, and neighboring communities with Tim Westcott returned to his Mohawk carpet, hardwood and Conhometown, St. goleum sheet vinyl. Joseph, and started In addition to a flooring business excellent customer from his home. The service, Carpet business became Masters has the best successful, and soon installers available he purchased an old and guaranteed installations. It building on Main Street and Carpet also offers custom tile showers Masters was born. and baths, heated tile kitchens and Carpet Masters immediately whole-house installations, along began to grow and began hiring with the best warranties in the employees. When new housing business.

Country Squire Address: 1602 Buckingham St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone: (816) 233-4200 Year established: 1990 Number of employees: 30 Retirement is supposed to be fun, relaxing and enjoyable. At Country Squire, we think so, too. After a lifetime of hard work and responsibility, it’s time to relax and enjoy yourself, and that’s what independent retirement living is all about. It provides independent seniors (those who don’t require specialized care) with a comfortable home they don’t have to maintain, a satisfying, enriching

life among a community of their peers and a sense of comfort and belonging. It’s the ideal setting for seniors who are ready to simplify their lives and live the carefree lifestyle they’ve earned. If that’s the retirement you’ve envisioned, we invite you to discover all that Country Squire has to offer. Your carefree, independent lifestyle includes: your own spacious apartment suite, three delicious chef-prepared meals each day (made from scratch), a full calendar of activities, transportation to appointments and errands, all utilities and basic cable included, plus much, much more. Living at Country Squire will simplify your life, and moving here is even more simple. Just give us a call to set up a private tour and complimentary meal. Call, visit our website or come in today!

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Creviston and Son Jewelry Address: 510 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Year established: 1908 Creviston and Son Jewelry is celebrating 107 years in business. St. Joseph’s oldest jewelry business is proud to be family-owned. Founded by Jeff T. Creviston Sr. in 1908, Creviston and Son has evolved from a wholesale and manufacturing business to the retail jewelry business it is today. For the past 17 years, Creviston and Son has been voted St.

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

Don Tolly Insurance Inc. Address: 2335 N. Belt Highway, Suite B, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 232-8400 Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment Year established: 2013 Number of employees: 4 Don has been with American Family Insurance for more than 25 years and is currently licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. As the prior director of Commercial Lines and Farm/Ranch, Don has a complete understanding of your insurance needs. His prior corporate experience allows him to tailor an insurance package to protect all of your dreams.

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East Hills Shopping Center 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 Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Year established: 1965 East Hills Shopping Center is celebrating 50 years of being Northwest Missouri’s premier shopping and dining destination. Opened in 1965, East Hills continues to expand with J.C. Penney, Dillard’s, Sears and Gordmans as its anchor stores. Other tenants include Victoria’s Secret, Off Broadway Shoes, Charming Charlie, Maurice’s, Bath and Body Works, Christopher and Banks, numerous sporting goods stores, children’s apparel, jewelry and contemporary clothing stores. Take a break at Center Court


while shopping at East Hills and enjoy the floor-to-ceiling fireplace, free Wi-Fi, soft leather furniture or your favorite show on our large flatscreen televisions. Be pampered with a salon visit, treat yourself to a great meal at one of our restaurants, or simply enjoy our family-friendly atmosphere offering family restrooms, children’s’ play areas and an old-fashioned carousel. East Hills believes in providing the customer what they want: a beautiful shopping center filled with famous brands at reasonable prices, helpful staff ready to assist, and a fun, safe, accessible atmosphere.

HNB Bank Address: 1602 S. Riverside Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Additional locations: 11 other locations in Missouri Phone: (816) 279-5900 E-mail: Business hours: drive-up: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; lobby: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Number of employees: 10 HNB Bank, which was originally organized as the Bank of Hannibal, has been in business for more than 125 years. The staff specializes in providing financial solutions for customers by

offering a full line of banking services, including loan and deposit products as well as trust and brokerage services. HNB has an exceptional staff of lenders who offer personal, commercial and real estate loans with competitive fixed rates. Long-term, fixed-rate agricultural real estate loans are now available with HNB Bank. A full-time trust officer is also available for consultations. With 12 locations in Missouri, including a branch at 301 W. Main in Savannah, Mo., HNB is expanding the banking possibilities of its customers. Banking services are not limited to our brick and mortar locations.


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Lanham Music

Address: 201 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Address: 2401 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Additional locations: In eight states in the Midwest Phone: (816) 232-9750

Business hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday


Phone: (816) 233-5142

Business hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week Year established: 2003 in St. Joseph Number of employees: 390 Voted St. Joseph’s favorite grocery store 11 years in a row, the St. Joseph Hy-Vee is setting the standard for one-stop shopping. The store has a full food court with made-to-order sandwiches, Chinese, Italian and American cuisine. It also has the largest salad bar in town and sushi made fresh daily.

Year established: 1978 Number of employees: 6 Lanham Music was purchased in April of 2014 by longtime employee and former guitar instructor Aaron Old. While many aspects of the business remain the same, there are several key areas of improvement. With the addition of one of the area’s top repair technicians, turnaround time has improved and nearly all amplifier, electronic and stringed instrument repairs are now done in our shop. With a sec-


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E-mail: If eating healthy is important to you, you won’t find a health market anywhere like the one in Hy-Vee. Order flowers, drop off your dry cleaning, get your prescription filled, fill up or detail your car or drive-through for Caribou Coffee at the convenience store — it’s all available in your St. Joseph HyVee. Sign up for “Operation Digital”, the new “green” way to receive your weekly advertising insert. Ask for details at the store.

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ond repair technician, our expert sound installer is now better able to serve churches, schools and businesses needing any kind of sound, lighting or projection systems. Our lesson program has been an area of focus and added excitement for our students. Now with 15 instructors, we are able to teach more than a dozen different instruments. Our annual rock camp for kids has been a great success and will continue to grow. An acoustic guitar room has been added for our Taylor brand and other high-end models, and a vastly improved website will be launched in the spring of 2015. An emphasis has been placed on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff with firsthand experience using the gear that we sell. Lanham Music is proud to be a store of local musicians, and we look forward to serving the community for years to come.

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Nick Koetman — State Farm Agency Address: 2407 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Phone: (816) 233-0040 State Farm’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. At Nick Koetman’s State Farm Agency, we work hard every day to make that

mission a reality in the St. Joseph community. We finance homes and cars through State Farm Bank, assist with retirement planning, and write home, auto, life, health and business insurance, all supported by the No. 1 brand in the insurance industry. We are focused on and care about the city of St. Joseph and we show it by volunteering and supporting many local organizations for the betterment of our city. We are very blessed and thankful for the opportunity to serve St. Joseph!

Pickup Palace Address: 1213 N. Belt Highway, Suite A, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Phone: (816) 279-3673 Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 5 On-Site Golf is Northwest Missouri’s only authorized fitter and retailer for Titleist, PING, Callaway, TaylorMade, Adams, Cobra, Mizuno and Cleveland Golf equipment. While the store has been open for seven years, new lines are continually being added, which included the introduction of Titleist, FootJoy and Scotty Cameron equipment in the fall of 2014. Locally owned and operated, On-Site Golf has become a premier destination for golfers who seek quality customer service with a focus on custom fitting and a full

Address: 4403 S. Leonard Road, St. Joseph, MO 64503

Business hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to noon Saturday

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Phone: (816) 232-6752

Phone: (816) 233-62233

Year established: 1940


Number of employees: 6

Year established: 1987

Robert J. Brown Lumber Co. has been a family-owned business since 1940. With a store that is open to the public, Robert J. Brown Lumber Co. specializes in commercial lumber and building materials, including hardwood and tools with brands such as Milwaukee, DeWalt, Carhardt and Penofin. Robert J. Brown Lumber Co. offers a full lumber yard with free delivery available.

Number of employees: 6

room supplies and tables, as well as a barbecuer’s dream of supplies, grills and smokers.


selection of brand name golf equipment and accessories. In addition to a full line of golf equipment, On-Site Golf carries golf shoes, apparel, bags, golf GPS, laser range finders and grips. Golfers can even demo clubs inside the state-of-the-art indoor simulator. On-Site Golf is the one-stop shop for everything golf!

Robert J. Brown Lumber Co. Address: 801 S. Fifth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Employment information: Come in and fill out an application A family-owned and operated business since 1987, Pickup Palace offers top-of-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

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Riviera Tan & Beauty

Address: 107 N. 36th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506

Address: 1311 N. Belt Highway, Suite E, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 279-5147

Business hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday; closed on Sunday and Monday

Year established: 1985 Number of employees: 8 hair stylists; 3 nail techs

Phone: (816) 752-5373 E-mail address: Redbarnyarnfarm@ Year established: March 1, 2014 Number of employees: 1 to 3 Red Barn Yarn Farm is a locally owned/operated business that originally opened at the family farm, 10 miles south of St. Joseph, but the yarn shop has now moved into town. The Red Barn Yarn Farm offers a wide array of yarns made not only from our own alpaca fiber, but

also merino wool, bamboo, silk and much more. We offer classes for the beginning knitter/crocheter on up to more challenging projects for the experienced crafter. The farm still has fun events, like our annual shearing, that are free for the public. Please like us on Facebook to stay informed of when we have events at the farm or specials at the shop. Visit our website for class schedules at

Riviera Tan & Beauty was established in 1985 by Cherly Cattan, originally located on the Belt Highway in St. Joseph. Throughout its 31 years of business, Riviera Tan & Beauty has become well-known throughout our community. The salon has transformed and progressed to accompany its devoted customers, and in

2015, Riviera Tan & Beauty is focusing on bringing a more intimate and personalized experience to its clients. Rather than allowing stylists to set up at a typical styling booth, Riviera now is transitioning to giving its stylists and clients their own private suites. The new suites will enhance the relaxation of the clients and give the ultimate hair-styling experience. Now with eight total stylists and three nail techs, Riviera Tan & Beauty is really looking to take a new approach to strengthen its relationships with its clients. Come on in and see your favorite stylists and nail techs and get your gossip on!

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Smooth Endings Address: 3606 Beck Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Address: 3613 Beck Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday

Business hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday

Phone: (816) 676-2007

Phone: (816) 749-4946


Year established: 2010

Year established: 2009 Simply Tea, established in 2009, brings the culture and exotic flavors of the world to St. Joseph in the form of traditional loose-leaf teas. We offer countless accessories for our teas, such as teapots, tea cups and tea diffusers and have myriad flavored teas that can make anyone a tea drinker. Our herbal teas can treat many ailments naturally if that is your

Number of employees: 4

desire. Check out our new addition, the Simply Tea Cafe. Our menu features healthy choices and we offer tea by the pot or to go. But don’t worry, we still have a few sweet baked goods, too.

St. Joe Boot Co. Address: 3749 Pacific St., St. Joseph, MO 64507 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday Phone: (816) 232-8128 E-mail: Year established: 1976 Number of employees: 16

St. Joe Boot Co., a local family-owned business, has been supplying St. Joseph with everything from dress boots to work boots for 39 years. With the only shoe repair shop in town, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at St. Joe Boot Co. is ready to assist customers. With more than 17,000 pairs of discounted boots in stock, St. Joe Boot Co. offers something for everyone in your family with brands including Double H, Ariat, Wolverine, Corral and many more!


Originally opened in 2010, Smooth Endings is under new ownership and management as of Aug. 1, 2014. Owner Jerry Wheeler, manager Patrick Sherer, and customer service professionals Katie Scheneker and Thad Hunt, have made, and continue to make, many renovations — inside and out — to make Smooth Endings your destination for all of its specialties and exceptional customer service. With the largest selection of

fine wines, craft beers, whiskeys and cigars, Smooth Endings has something for everyone, including a brand new, state-of-the-art humidor, smoking lounge and beer coolers. With Friday night wine tastings, customers are invited to relax, chat with friends and enjoy a glass of wine from many of our amazing vendors. We invite you to hang out and enjoy your drinks in our atmosphere, or take your favorite adult beverage to go.

St. Jo Frontier Casino Address: 777 Winners Circle, St. Joseph, MO 64505 Phone: (816) 279-5514 Gaming is all about enjoying yourself, and at the St. Jo Frontier Casino, FUN is served up by the boatload. We feature more than 500 of the Midwest’s best slots and video poker machines. Plus, there’s even more action at any one of our many table games. St. Jo Frontier Casino gives you countless ways to have a great time with friends and enjoy some of the Midwest’s best gaming action. We also have great food at delicious prices! If variety is the spice of life, then you’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat dining experience at the River’s Edge Buffet

& Lounge. You’ll find an endless variety of tasty foods being served every day or you can try out one of our specialty dinner buffets such as Seafood Tuesdays, Prime Rib Wednesdays or Steak and Shrimp Thursdays. Planning an event? We have two beautiful banquet rooms to accommodate your every need. Both rooms are perfect to hold a wedding reception, class reunion or a holiday party. Call our sales manager for details. You can find everything you need only five minutes away at the St. Jo Frontier Casino.

St. Joseph Beauty University Thompson’s Grading, of Hair & Nail Design Excavating & Waterproofing Address: 2207 N. Belt Highway, Suites C and D, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 279-3519 Year established: 1952 In 1952, the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology issued a school license to William and Helen Gilchrist for St. Joseph Beauty University, located at 805½ Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, Mo. In July of 1966, the school moved to 22nd Street and Mitchell Avenue in St. Joseph, where it remained for 40 years. In September 2006, the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology approved a change of ownership and a new license to Cheryl Cattan, and the business was moved to its current location in 2008.

St. Joseph Beauty University is located at 2207 N. Belt Highway in St. Joseph. The current building has 4200 square feet with a large open clinic floor, classroom, facial room, manicure/pedicure area and administrative offices. The facility can accommodate a maximum of 50 cosmetology students and six manicuring students. The school began with only three students and has grown to what it is today. The mission is to provide quality education and instruction by highly qualified instructors in the fields of cosmetology and manicuring and to promote strong work ethics as well as instilling professionalism in each student.

Address: 10800 SE 140th Road, Gower, MO 64454 Phone: (816) 261-1741 Year established: 2003 Thompson’s Grading, Excavating & Waterproofing has been in business since 2003. We specialize in basement digs, backfills of basements, yard grades and site prep. Waterproofing includes new foundations, as well as existing basements with water problems. We use Mar-Flex products that



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come with up to a 15-year warranty. We pride ourselves on giving the customer options to water problems. In some cases, the foundation doesn’t always have to be dug up; the grading and slope of the yard may be the problem. We are able to correct either problem that may be causing a wet basement. We also install SUT fencing. Affordable and dependable, give us a call today! Thompson’s Grading, Excavating & Waterproofing, 10800 SE 140th Road, Gower, MO 64454, (816) 261-1741.


Wholesale Tire & Service Address: 3421 Gene Field Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday Phone: (816) 279-1572 Year established: 2015 Number of employees:8 Wholesale Tire & Service was started by father and son Jarrett and Tristan Rowland. Mr. Rowland has more than 20 years experience in the automotive repair industry and holds a degree in automotive and diesel technology and management. The pair were not planning on starting the business. Jarrett recently finished a biology and chem-

istry degree from Missouri Western State University and was accepted to medical school in January. Tristan was planning on joining the U.S. Navy in 2015. Their love of fixing vehicles and the chance to spend some time together fixing the community’s vehicles made the decision an easy one. The opportunity came about to move into the old Tadlock Tire/ Dipstix building at 3421 Gene Field Road, and the two men took it. Their goal is to build and staff the business with the best repair and maintenance people to serve the needs of the community. The business provides full automotive and diesel repair and service, fleet repair and maintenance.


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Spratt Stadium could see $7.8 million in renovations. Renovations to the 35-year-old stadium include moving the field, upgrading general seating, installing a new video board, replacing and expanding the existing press box and adding up to 14 private suites. 20 March 2015 | PROFILES OF PROGRESS

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Renovations coming to campus, community By KRISTIN HOPPA

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opes for the soon-to-be renovated Spratt Stadium at Missouri Western State University set the pace for community progress. Spratt Stadium, originally built in 1979, was cited as “unsalvageable” when the university’s master planner, Clark-Huesemann, depicted areas of improvement at the campus. While deferred maintenance was an issue throughout the school, Spratt Stadium was deemed much-needed. “I’d say we are a little behind, which is fine, because of a lot of things have happened since we made the announcement (for the upcoming renovations),” said Kurt McGuffin, Missouri Western’s athletic director. “We’ve been meeting every week about the stadium project and will go to bid in March to select a contractor and see the project come open.” Renovations and enhancements to the 35-year-old athletic facility became reality in November 2014 when the university’s Board of Governors approved the issuance of $5.5 million in bonds for a $7.8-million renovation and approved Ellison-Auxier Architects as the project’s architectural firm in December. Enhancements will include a state-of-the-art video board, luxury suites, a new press box and replacing turf for the football field. Western’s soccer and football teams will benefit from the new renovations, but progress will take time. “We are going off the assumption that the building of the stadium will not be done for the football season,” Mr.

McGuffin said. “Our biggest (objective) is to move the field, replace the turf, get the video board going and replace all the seats in the stadium proper.” Missouri Western President Dr. Bob Vartabedian said the high cost proved to be an immediate need after initial findings from the university’s master planner. He added that not only will the changes prove to be safer, the fan experience also will be enhanced. “Besides the many inherent advantages of having overall upgrades of the facility, the playing field will be closer to the spectators,” Dr. Vartabedian said. “Also, the new digital scoreboard should further involve and energize the crowd. Last, the added new suites should provide a nice amenity for the members of the press and patrons using them.” While the stadium will be under construction for the season, the field will be able to be played on for athletic events. Mr. McGuffin said the renovations may prove to be difficult in managing viewing footballs games, but the athletic department hopes the community will understand. “I really feel that the stadium, the seating in the main stadium, the video board, the field and the visitors’ side will all be done,” he said. “We will probably have to use a lot of Porta-Potties and a lot of makeshift press boxes to try to make it through until we are finished.” Donor intent also provided fundraising success toward the renovation cost. Mr. McGuffin said he continues to add resources and amenities to facilities during his tenure and added that fans, players and community members will be able to see dynamic improvements by late fall. Kristin Hoppa can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @SJNPHoppa.


Adams Fine Jewelry

Advantage Metals Recycling

Address: 3007 N. Belt Highway, Suite G, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 233-0955

Address: 750 S. Fourth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Business hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Phone: (816) 279-7403

Year established: 1991

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; closed Sunday

Number of employees: 2 Adams Fine Jewelry has been a family-owned business in St. Joseph for 24 years and is now located at a bigger, better, more accessible location in the Swiss Highlands, one block north of North Belt Kmart. We offer a full selection of fine jewelry, including the largest selection of engagement, wedding and anniversary rings in the area. We offer flexibility to pick the mounting and

Year established: 1900 Number of employees: 22 diamond of your choice, to fit your budget. We are the exclusive dealer for Ear Pins. All of our jewelry repair is done in-house, and we believe that taking the time to do a quality job is of utmost importance. We sell the best and repair the rest. Shop here before you pay too much somewhere else — just look for the diamond on the roof!

Advantage Metals Recycling offers an opportunity for people to make some extra cash by selling us their scrap metal. Scrap metal can be anything from aluminum cans, copper wire/pipe, brass and steel to appliances and vehicles. Recycling these various types of scrap metals can help reduce the amount of unnecessary materials going to the landfill. The process is fast and simple — all you need in order to sell scrap is a valid state issued ID.

Within the past few years, Advantage Metals Recycling has made a significant effort to focus on bettering the experience for our customers. To increase the value of the experience, we’ve relocated the truck scale and added a second one, making the process of selling scrap iron much faster. We’ve also improved the non-ferrous entrance by opening up the area and creating an organized space for customers to back in their vehicles.

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Altec Address: 2102 S. Riverside Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 364-2244 Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs and contractor markets. We deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Altec, Inc. is the hold-

ing company for Altec Industries, Global Rental, Altec NUECO, Altec Worldwide, Altec Capital, Altec Supply and Altec Ventures LLC. For more than 80 years, Altec has been a company committed to excellence. Our products are the industry leaders and consistently raise the bar through innovative product design, integrated safety features and continued dedication to total customer satisfaction.

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American Family Insurance Address: 4802 Mitchell Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64507 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Phone: (816) 364-1541 Year established: 1927; St. Joseph office, 1958 Number of employees: More than 750 American Family Insurance is a hit among consumers in St. Joseph and throughout our 19 operating states. American Family’s independent contractor agents serve as local, expert and trusted advisers to our customers. They get to know

you like family. Our customers like the changes we’ve implemented in recent years — customer satisfaction and customer loyalty measures are at record highs. Across our 19 operating states, American Family helps preserve our customers’ dreams. We will continue to refine our products and services, and we’ll also start serving customers in new parts of the country. We are also one of the largest employers in the St. Joseph area, and our agents and employees are not afraid to roll up their sleeves for a community project. We are prouder than ever to help make St. Joseph a great place to live!

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Help at Home, Inc. has been providing in-home care in the St. Joseph and surrounding area since 1998. November of 2011 they earned Joint Commission Accreditation for skilled home health services. They are accepting New Private Duty Nursing cases and New Medicaid Skilled Home Health patients as well as also offering services for the developmentally disabled, respite services, caregiver support, consumer direct services and in-home care.

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Archer Lawn Care Inc.

Address: 1517 St. Joseph Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64505

Address: 5201 N.E. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64505

Phone: (816) 279-2590

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Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1980 Our goal at The Apothecary Pharmacy is to provide you with personal, professional and prompt service for all your prescription needs. Locally owned and operated, we have developed a reputation for

providing outstanding service and a friendly smile when you visit The Apothecary Pharmacy! Our staff invites you to experience the excellent service we provide each patient. We’re located adjacent to the North End Health Center and just north of historic Downtown St. Joseph.

E-mail: Year established: 1999 Number of employees: 20 Twitter: @archerlawncare Facebook: Archer Lawn Care Inc. is based on the principles of providing a complete and quality solution to all of your maintenance, landscaping and snow and ice management needs at an affordable price. With this philosophy, we have grown at a steady pace while still maintaining those values. We service both

residential and commercial accounts, including everything from single-family homes, apartment complexes and condo communities to commercial businesses, shopping centers and industrial complexes. We are locally owned and operated and service all of the surrounding communities with an experienced and knowledgeable Landscape Industry Our certified staff is equipped to maintain your property on a priority basis, from the smallest to the largest details.

With a dedicated workforce of approximately 2,800 employees, Triumph Foods provides a variety of pork products both domestically and internationally to some of the highest quality food producers in the world. This commitment to quality, and the dedication of our workforce, is what separates Triumph Foods from others in the industry. Triumph Foods job opportunities are NOW ONLINE! We always have needs for laborers and often have professional openings, so check online frequently to join our team! To apply online please visit 75039582 24 March 2015 | PROFILES OF PROGRESS

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Regional Office: 816-364-1541 4802 Mitchell Avenue, St. Joseph, MO Discounts may vary by state, property policy form and company underwriting the auto policy. Discounts may not apply to all coverages on an auto or property policy. American Family Mutual Insurance Company and its Subsidiaries, American Family Insurance Company Home Office - Madison, WI 53783 ©2012 005598 Rev. 8/12 75039802



Battery Man Supply Inc.

Address: Barbosa’s Castillo, 906 Sylvanie, St. Joseph, Mo.; Barbosa’s East, 4804 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, Mo.

Address: 1729 Commercial St., St. Joseph, MO 64503 Phone: (816) 279-2172

Phone: Barbosa’s Castillo, (816) 2334970; East, (816) 232-0221 Business hours: Castillo, open at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday; East, open at 11 a.m. seven days a week In 1891, a “fabled castle of fantastic medievalism” had risen at 906 Sylvanie in St. Joseph, by Mr. J.B. Moss. The floor of the entry area is mosaic tile, which was imported from Italy and done in a Romanesque design. The delicate imported stained-glass windows enhance the charm of the circular waiting room

E-mail: Batterymansupply@gmail. com adjacent to the front door. The roof garden on the second floor quickly became a vine-covered area of beauty and charm. No other garden of this type was ever constructed in a residence in the four-state area, according to architectural records. In 1930, the house was sold to the Knights of Columbus. They retained possession for 44 years, during which time it was used as a combination office and clubhouse. In early 1974, it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Barbosa, and after extensive remodeling and redecorating, the house was reopened as Barbosa’s Castillo in May of 1974. Gift certificates and carryout are also available for on-the-go meals.

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; emergency service available 24/7 Year established: 1929 Number of employees: 3 Battery Man Supply Inc., a fam-

ily-owned-and-operated company for more than 85 years, offers automotive electrical supply and repairs, including batteries, starters and alternator sales and repair. Their services range from automotive to agricultural, industrial, marine, motorcycle and even include ATV, UTV, etc. Battery Man Supply Inc. also carries new exchange units. You can expect same-day service and installation service on site. Everything “STARTS” here!

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Best Brands Plus Radio Shack Dealer

Address: 2605 S. Main St. Maryville, MO 64468

Address: 1202 S. 28th Street St. Joseph, MO 64507

Phone: (660) 582-2815

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday Year established: 1939 Number of employees: 6 Best Brands Plus is a retail sales repair center for major appliances and electronics in Northwest Missouri. Established in 1939, we have evolved from a radio shop to a full-line electronics store, adding major appliances in the 1950s. In the 1960s, we had a change of ownership and the addition of the country’s 130th Radio Shack franchise store. The 1970s brought the addition of car audio to our

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph Phone: (816) 671-4090

store. In the 1980s, another change of ownership occurred, and in 2000 ,we moved to an exciting new store with more room and parking. In 2008, we created our sleep center with all American-made products. At Best Brands Plus, we service the products we sell, and we sell name brands with as many American-made products as possible. Our Nuvo H2O Water Purifiers, Holland grills, Oreck sweepers, Sleep Center Products, Sun Heat heaters and most GE and Frigidaire appliances are American made.

E-mail: Year established: 2008 Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBS offers at-risk children a long-term developmental relationship with a caring adult volunteer. Bigs

serve as a friend, mentor and role model, helping youth gain greater self-confidence and leadership skills. As you think about what you would like to accomplish in 2015, we hope you will consider becoming involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph by offering a child the invaluable gift of friendship or making a donation.

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BJ’s Auto Collision Inc.

Address: 114 S. Eighth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Address: 22261 N. U.S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64505

Business hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday; closed on Sunday

Phone: (816) 279-2886 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1990 Number of employees: 7 B.J.’s Auto Collision Inc. has been in business since 1990, and we are a family-operated business, run by B.J. Rosmolen, Vicki Rosmolen and our son, Tyler Rosmolen. We work on all makes and models, new and old alike. We also work

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with all insurance companies. B.J.’s Auto Collision is by far more than just a body shop. We take care of your car after it has been in an accident, and we also do all kinds of mechanical repairs, from small general repairs to major engine repair and replacement and transmissions. We keep up to date with the latest information and training. Remember B.J.’s Auto Collision Inc. the next time you are in an accident, you need service or that darn check engine light comes on. We are more than just a body shop.

Clark-Sampson Funeral Home Address: 120 Illinois Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64504

Café Pony Espresso offers a unique blend of healthy food and drink options, spirited conversation and fine arts from the local community. We serve organic, fresh-brewed coffee, espresso and specialty drinks, such as lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate, chai lattes, teas and a wide variety of smoothies. Our lunch menu includes homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. We

The Comfort Center Address: 1804 N Belt Highway, St Joseph, MO 64506

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

Phone: (816) 238-0601 — available by phone 24 hours a day.

Phone: (816) 279-1511

Year Established: 1908

Clark-Sampson Funeral Home encourages families to see what they Clark-Sampson Funeral Home has have to offer in comparison to other been providing sincere and professionfuneral homes. Clark-Sampson al service to the St. Joseph community offers basic and elegant services. since 1908. The funeral home has been “Our service continues beyond owned and operated by the Sampson the time of the funeral, as we confamily for more than 25 years. tinue to serve our families 24 hours “We are proud to be a part of a day for any of your needs,” Sampthe community and carry on the son said. “We service all cemeteries tradition started by the Clark famand accept prepaid funeral services ily more than 100 years ago,” said from any funeral establishment.” funeral director T.J. Sampson. Clark-Sampson Funeral Home services include the following but are not limited to: pre-arranged plans, cremation services, funeral services, monument services, video tributes and after-care services. 28 March 2015 | PROFILES OF PROGRESS

also offer a few light breakfast items and fresh-baked muffins and cookies. Cafe Pony Espresso offers a wide variety of music, books and magazines, as well as games and free WiFi. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff of baristas includes artists, musicians and even fire spinners. Located in the Missouri Theater complex at 114 S. Eighth St. in historic Downtown St. Joseph, Cafe Pony Espresso also provides a cozy space for small meetings and special events.

Year established: 1981 Number of employees: 13 The Comfort Center has been serving St Joseph and Northwest Missouri since 1981, with more than 5,000 square feet of showroom, offering six gas-burning units, including logs, inserts and fireplaces

to keep you warm in the winter, and more than 12 models of hot springs portable hydrotherapy spa displays to offer you water therapy in your home for stress relief, arthritis, chronic pain and other discomfort. The Comfort Center strives for excellent customer service to build your backyard dream and to offer products that are keeping you comfortable all year long. Our retail store offers all the pool and spa chemicals and accessories including games, floats, steps, pool and spa filters, and our trained staff can assist customers. To learn more about our business, visit our website, call the office to speak to a sales associate or come visit our showroom floor.

Dave’s Diesel Service Inc. Address: 4702 S.E. U.S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 232-4542 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to noon 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, they purchased the land that the current building sits on, and they moved in 1976. Since then, the business has continued to grow.

With nearly 20 employees and a building triple the original size, the trucks keep rolling in. The business repairs over-the-road trucks, dump trucks, grain trucks, buses, fire trucks, some agricultural equipment and 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. Our service manager is second to no one. Ben Gach does a tremendous job of running the service department. Dave’s expert mechanics can repair just about anything between the headlights and taillights of a truck. Dave’s Diesel Service Inc. would like to thank its loyal customers, as well as its dedicated employees, for the success during the last 41 years, and the owners look forward to many more years of serving the St. Joseph area.

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Delish Bakery Address: 114 N. Seventh St., St. Joseph, MO 64505 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday Phone: (816) 901-9202

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hand at this charming bakery. Cakes, cupcakes, pastries, lunch and drinks are offered daily. We offer a cozy dining nook that is perfect for brunches, showers or parties in a private setting. At Delish Bakery, we truly love what we do and it shows.

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Located in historic downtown St. Joseph, Delish Bakery offers sweets and eats for all occasions. Quality ingredients and attention to detail go hand in

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Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

Address: 1807 N. Woodbine Road, Suite C, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Address: 6108 North Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday

Phone: (816) 390-8898 E-mail:

Phone: (816) 364-0988

Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; evenings and weekend appointments available Number of employees: 7 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. offers a full line of residential mortgage processes, such as Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA and MHDC. The local office of professionals has combined experience of more

E-mail: Year established: 2005 than 75 years of mortgage lending. We offer no-cost, no-obligation pre-qualifications and have an online application available at www. Our office originally opened in 2000 as First Horizon Home Loans and then MetLife Home Loans, and we have the same staff continuing to serve the St. Joseph area as Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. since February 2012.

Number of employees: 7 Monica Davis has more than 40 years of experience, and she spends 30 hours each year with continuing education. Our staff is extensively trained in dog behavior and health, and we are dedicated to a clean and

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safe environment. We love animals and truly believe that your pet will not be loved or cared for better anywhere else. Boarding and day care is offered with indoor and outdoor supervised play and exercise for every dog. Boarding pets have several sleeping accommodations to choose from to support every pet’s needs. Pet stylist Julie has 10 years of experience and can get your pet groomed without it having to stay in a kennel all day. Basic to advanced training and behavior modification are offered. Group, private, in-home and boot camp training are also available.

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wonderfully and awesomely made, and God loves you just as you are, without conditions. If you know nothing else, you must know this simple truth, this good news. If you have a church home, we encourage you to attend regularly. If not, come explore the wonders of God’s love with us this Sunday morning. We’ll save a place just for you. Christian education: 9:40 a.m. Sundays. Worship: 10:45 a.m., or listen to the Rev. Brian Kirk’s sermons on our website. 30 March 2015 | PROFILES OF PROGRESS

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Flower Peddler Address: 310 St. Joseph St. Wathena, KS 66090; P.O. Box 265, Wathena, KS 66090

Phone: (785) 989-3431 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday

Years established: 4 Karen Gaither bought this locally owned and operated small-town flower and gift shop in 2010.

Flower Peddler is proudly serving the Doniphan County and St. Joseph, Mo., areas. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts backed by service that is friendly and prompt. This is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect. Flower Peddler enjoys serving you in times of celebration, sorrow and day-to-day life. Give the Flower Peddler a call today at (785) 989-3431.




3208 S. 169 Hwy. • St. Joseph, MO Fax (816) 364-5913

A place to call home. Our all Inclusive Lifestyle Includes:

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Address: 5028 Lake Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64504

Business hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday

Phone: (816) 238-1573 Number of employees: 17 Ford’s Drive-In has been in existence for nearly 50 years, under the names “Henry’s” and “Tubbs” to its present name. This nostalgic restaurant is presently owned and operated by Cecil Bratton Jr., who often can be seen and heard cooking and serving the delicious fast food that folks in the South Side and surrounding areas have come to know and love. Ford’s Drive-In continues to serve generous portions at reasonable prices.

Each order is made to individual request with speedy and friendly service. In 2013, Ford’s was recognized as having the “Best Tenderloin” by the St. Joseph NewsPress. Patrons are encouraged to come and experience the entire menu, though must-trys are the “All-American” hamburger, as well as the cheddar balls and the

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Foster’s Martini & Wine Bar Address: 726 Felix St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Business hours: 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday

Year established: 2006 Number of employees: 7 With 39 different martinis, a selection of top-notch bourbons, highend scotches and whiskeys and an appetizer menu, Foster’s Martini & Wine Bar is a top choice in St. Joseph to relax, spend time with friends and enjoy an adult drink. A key player in the restoration and revitalization of Downtown St.

Joseph, Foster’s is in a prime location on the corner of Eighth and Felix streets across from Felix Street Square. In the center of Downtown, Foster’s is the perfect spot to grab a drink while enjoying many arts and entertainment options in St. Joseph. With a large involvement in the art community, Foster’s is proud to be a supporter of the Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival, the annual Rockabilly Car Show and the Irish Festival, which all take place outside Fosters’ front door at Felix Street Square. A new addition to Foster’s Martini & Wine Bar is the “Otherside,” which is available for parties and meetings, with a separate bar, restroom and outside patio.

Grace Evangelical Church Address: 5103 S. 50th St. (State

Route FF), St. Joseph, MO 64507

Phone: (816) 279-2090 In the past 30 years, Grace has grown from a congregation of 40 people to an average attendance of more than 900 people. This growth has led to many expansions, including building expansions, service additions and technology advancements. Beginning March 8, 2015, Grace will institute three new Sunday morning service times to help accommodate the recent growth of the congregation. Worship services will be held in the main sanctuary at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Two sessions of Sunday school classes offered from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m., and 10:55 to 11:55 a.m. Junior and senior high youth classes will be offered during the second

session. Children’s ministry will take place during all services, with Sunday school being offered during the middle service time. Small-group Bible studies will take the place of a regular Sunday evening worship service, with larger events and special services held occasionally. Since its beginning, the mission of Grace Evangelical Church has been to “reach the lost and hurting of our community and world in the love of Christ, involving them in the word, worship and service of God.” The church continues to fulfill this mission through small-group ministry, community outreach and service projects and worldwide mission support and teamwork. If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to come and see if Grace is right for you.


Friends of the Animal Shelter of St. Joseph Address: 701 Lower Lake Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507

Phone: (816) 271-4878 or (816) 271-


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.

Year established: 2000 Established in 2000, Friends of the Animal Shelter and St. Joseph Animal Control have made great strides. We (Shelter and Friends) have established the Puppies for Parole program, Adopt-A-Cat programs, a memorial area for volunteers and staff, Caturday (a halfoff day for cats the first

Saturday of each month), and a fostering program for animals needing a extra care until they can be adopted. Please visit our event-specific Facebook page (Friends of the St. Joseph Animal Shelter’s: Run/ Walk for the Paws 5K 2015 or volleyball tournament) for more information, registration details, fees and prizes. You can register for the race at Enter2Run. com. Hope to see you all there to support our beloved shelter pets!

Graybill Tire & Repair

Address: 1301 225th St., Rock Port, MO 64482

Phone: (800) 279-4288 Business hours: 7 a.m. to midnight

Monday through Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Email: Year established: 1984 Graybill Tire & Repair was established in 1984 by Vic and Marcialea Graybill. We began our business in a small shop right off Interstate 29 at exit 110 in Rock Port, Mo. Our vision was to provide our customers with lowpriced and high-quality chrome products and shop services with a handful of employees to start. Within 10 years, our business had grown nationwide. Our products range from the smallest of nut covers to the largest turbo wings.

For every truck type, we have various vendors that use the finest stainless steel and chroming techniques to manufacture a selection of high-quality products. Our website provides 24/7 access for placing orders on our products. We are dedicated to meeting the needs and wants of the thousands of truckers out there. Our educated staff is eager to help find what our customers are looking for. As a company, we strive to make long-term commitments to our customers in terms of price, selection and knowledgeable staff. Although we started in a small shop, we have since built a new extraordinary shop. It has five bays in addition to the attached chrome shop. We offer a variety of services, from oil changes to tire repair. We have experienced employees who have the knowledge and tools to meet all your repair needs.

The Ground Round

Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel

Address: 119 S. Sixth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 671-1906

Address: 3609 Frederick Ave., St.

Business hours: Restaurant hours —

Joseph, MO 64506

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day; the bar remains open later

Additional locations: 307 S. Sixth St., Savannah, MO 64485

Year established: 1969 Locally owned and operated, The Ground Round has been a St. Joe favorite since 1969. Now located in historic Downtown St. Joseph, we offer a vast selection of great menu items, from ole time favorites to flavorful seasonal specials that will be sure to keep you coming back for more. You can bring in the family for a nice Sunday dinner or

relax after work in our sports bar while sipping a happy hour special. We have something for everyone! Planning a special event? We have the space for up to 200 guests in our loft room with a fantastic panoramic view. This space is perfect for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners and anniversary, birthday, holiday and office parties. Call for details.

Celebrating 125 Years 1890-2015

Phone: (816) 232-3355 Year established: 1842 We are honored and privileged to have served families for more than 170 years. Founded in 1842, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel is the oldest business in St. Joseph and the oldest funeral home in Missouri. Tradition is the foundation of our business, serving the St. Joseph communi-

ty as a fourth-generation funeral home. 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 restoration of the historic Gregory Home which is now Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. We offer a wide variety of service options to commemorate the life of your loved ones. 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.

Welcome to The Apothecary Pharmacy! Our goal at The Apothecary Pharmacy is to provide you with personal, professional, and prompt service for all your prescription needs. Locally owned and operated, we have developed a reputation for providing outstanding service and a friendly smile when you visit The Apothecary Pharmacy! Our staff invites you to experience the excellent service we provide each patient. We’re located adjacent to the North End Health Center and just north of historic downtown St. Joseph!



1517 St. Joseph Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64505 75041953 •

Trinity Presbyterian Church : StJosephTrinityPresbyterian

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Helen Nguyen, MD Address: 1314 N. 36th St., Suite B, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 279-1113 Dr. Helen Nguyen and staff are proud to be part of the St. Joseph community and have been serving our area for more than 30 years. Our office addresses the following conditions: allergy-related diseases of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, allergy-related skin disorders, adverse reactions to medications, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies such as hay fever, chronic sinusitis, recurrent upper respiratory infection, recurrent ear infection, recurrent pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, eczema, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis and allergy to aspirin. We also have alternative treatment for allergies that do not require shots. No two allergy sufferers have the same set of allergic responses, so you have to treat your allergies

according to your symptoms. While some people may be able to treat their mild allergies with over-thecounter medications, many people benefit from seeing a board-certified allergist who can diagnose exactly what they are allergic to and create a personal treatment plan. While there isn’t a cure for spring allergies, there are many treatments our office can prescribe or provide. For more severe symptoms, two types of immunotherapy are available: allergy shots and tablets. Immunotherapy not only provides symptom relief, but also modify and prevent disease progression.

Address: 3434 Faraon St., St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 671-4170 Year established: 1943 Number of employees: 49 Hillyard Technical Center was founded in 1943 through the persistent efforts and generous donation of time and wealth by Newton Scott Hillyard. The school was a leader in job training for defense plant workers during World War II and later for retraining veterans for civilian jobs after the war. The technical center relocated to its current $10-million facility in 1982. HTC is operated by the St. Joseph School District and serves adult students as well as students from 17 area high schools. HTC has post-secondary accreditation through AdvancED and is in

Address: 3110 Karnes Road, Suite 100, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Additional locations: Georgia, Illinois,

Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama

Business hours: 8 a.m. to noon.

and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

E-mail: Business hours: Monday through

Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; 1 and 5 p.m.; on-call after hours and on weekends.

Phone: (816) 671-9100 Year established: 1998 Number of employees: 150 We provide a wide variety of services from simple homemaker services, such as housekeeping, laundry, shopping, errands and companionship, to more complex care, such as bathing, medication

Hillyard Technical Center

Help at Home Inc.

candidacy status for post-secondary accreditation with the Council on Occupational Education. HTC offers customized training and personal enrichment classes as well as 17 full-time programs in health sciences and skilled technical science. In 2011, the St. Joseph School District Foundation and the St. Joseph Board of Education forged a partnership to make the vision of an addition to HTC, known as the Advanced Science Research Center, a reality. The Advanced Science Research Center’s approximate 10,000-square-foot addition to HTC will house a science lab that will be comparable to private sector labs. The project is aligned to the nation’s push to increase opportunities for students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


reminders, assistance with ambulation, assisted transfers and overall personal care assistance. In many of our locations, we also offer skilled nursing services for pediatric care. Skilled care is accredited through the Joint Commission. People who have developmental disabilities are offered the option of programs that range in intensity and setting according to their individual goals and desires. If you or a loved one needs care, give us a call at (816) 671-9100.

Independent Farmers Bank

Address: 201 W. Main, Maysville MO 64469

Additional locations: King City, Mo., and Stewartsville, Mo.

Business hours: Lobby: 8:30 a.m.

to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Drive-up: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Phone: (816) 449-2182 E-mail: Year established: 1894 Number of employees: 29 Celebrating its 121st year, the goal of Independent Farmers Bank is to provide relevant and comprehensive fairly priced financial products with a superior level of service and integrity. Included in our goal is maintaining a safe and

sound institution, which allows for meeting the continued needs of borrowers and provides stability for depositors. Independent Farms Bank provides a full range of financial services and products. Independent Farmers Bank strives to support the charitable, cultural and economic needs of rural Northwest Missouri.

International Paper

Jodi Nellesen Agency Inc.

Address: 4725 Easton Road, St. Jo-

Address: 104 S. Fifth St.,

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-

Phone: (816) 324-4311

seph, MO 64503

Savannah, MO 64485

day 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 employ-

ees 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.

There are many things a person needs, and insurance is one of them. It is Jodi Nellesen’s personal mission to provide excellent insurance services to the people of Northwest Missouri and the surrounding areas. Not only do she and her staff offer excellent insurance products, but her agency is filled with honest and caring individuals. She is licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. “Not only did I want to provide insurance services to Missouri residents, but I wanted to be able to help those in the surrounding areas,” Jodi said. Jodi has more than 15 years experience in the industry, having been employed at Shelter’s corpo-

125 years

Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications and contractor markets. We provide products and services in over 100 countries throughout the world. Altec promotes an environment built on teamwork where knowledge is shared and innovative solutions are the result. The expertise of our Team is as critical to our success as is the effectiveness of our products and solutions. At Altec, you can personally excel and work with peers to build the industry’s most innovative products and solutions.

2618 Seneca Street

Sunday Masses: Saturday 4:00 and 6:00 pm Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church has been serving the St. Joseph Community for 125 years. We offer opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ through vibrant liturgies, lifelong Christian formation, social outreach. We have more than 60 ministry opportunities. We invite you to visit us.

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rate office in Columbia, Mo. As a native of Northwest Missouri, she is happy to be among friends. “Savannah is a great community, and we’re proud to call it our home,” Jodi said. The agency is conveniently located west of the courthouse in Savannah. Jodi and staff member Cathy Freeman can help you with your auto, home, farm, business and life insurance needs. “I come from a rural background, so I am familiar with the insurance needs of the farming life,” Jodi said. “Shelter has a variety of insurance products that meet these demands. Our goal is to make sure you are protected. She stresses the importance of having your insurance policies reviewed on a frequent basis. “Stop by or give me a call. I’d love to help you review your policies.



John Saunders Real Estate

Address: 1507 N. Main St., Suite C, Stewartsville, MO 64490

Phone: (816) 669-8143 Listing a farm, a home or other property for sale is an important decision. John Saunders Real Estate is your source for Northwest Missouri real estate services. At John Saunders Real Estate, we understand the importance of ownership and strive to bring a personal and professional approach to: a) assisting sellers in marketing and closing the sale and b) assisting buyers in purchasing a property. We are a multi-list member of both the St. Joseph and Heartland Regional Association of Realtors, serving the greater Northwest Missouri area. What does this mean for you? It means your listings are generated for hundreds of agents to

see. We also have our own personal website that sources all listings to more than 40 public sites such as, Trulia and Zillow, just to name a few. This means maximum exposure for any seller or buyer. As a full-service brokerage, including auction services, we at John Saunders Real Estate still believe in the personal touch. Our professional staff would be happy to assist you with all your real estate needs. We invite you to contact John Saunders, broker, or Pete Bram, Jane Bram or Rebecca Yager, agents. Please visit us at www.john

Keller Construction Co. Address: 20798 N. U.S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64505

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 65 years. “Our company doesn’t do any highway paving, so we can concen-

trate on the individual customer,” says owner Tony Keller. “We treat each job as if we’re 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,” Keller says. “We will be happy to look at the lot and make suggestions about the best way to repair it.”


Johnson Controls Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share, we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful.

Ken Smith Autobody, Inc. Address: 1611 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 279-6406 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Year established: 1958 Number of employees: 18 Ken Smith Autobody, first opened in 1958 by Ken Smith, always has 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. The Browns are happy to announce that their sons, Chris and Kevin, have become part owners of Ken Smith Autobody, Inc. “Our customers choose our shop for many reasons — honest, friend-

ly customer service, up-to-date equipment and ongoing training for employees,” Mike Brown said. “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 News-Press Reader’s Choice award 17 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 said. “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.”

King City Lumber Co.

Kruse’s Auto Center

Address: 208 E. Putnam, King City, MO

Address: 901 N.

Fourth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501


Phone: (660) 535-4337

Phone: (816) 364-

Year established: 1967


King City Lumber Co. provides all types of post-frame and all-steel structures. These structures can be used for a variety of purposes, from garages, machinery storage and riding arenas to homes. Each building is custom designed to meet our customers’ personal needs. In addition to our buildings, we also stock a full line of post-frame building components, ranging from metal building trims to sliding


door parts. We have, in stock, all components to complete your project for do-it-yourself builders. King City Lumber has long been recognized as a leader in quality engineered, post-frame buildings. Let one of our professional sales representatives help you get your new building project under way. Contact us at (660) 535-4337.

Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Year established: 1995 Number of employees: 5 We have been servicing the St. Joseph community for 20 years at our current location. We do everything from oil changes to engine replacement, all with an 18-month or 18,000-mile parts and labor warranty. Our facility features ASE master technicians as well as ASE service

consultants to make your visit a pleasant one. We are the only AAA approved auto repair facility in St. Joseph. While your vehicle is being repaired, we can provide you with free shuttle service, free loaner vehicles and an after-hours drop box. Kruse’s also has a comfortable waiting lounge with Internet access for those who may be having a minor repair or oil change service being performed. We offer a Car Care Club Membership, which can save you more than $317 in auto repairs. We also have fleet programs for your business. To learn more about our company, visit our website at or ask friends and colleagues.

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LaVerna Village Nursing and Rehab Address: 904 S. Hall Ave., Savannah, MO 64485 Additional locations: 1317 N. 36th St. St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: Savannah, (816) 324-3185; St. Joseph, (816) 676-1630 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday E-mail: Year established: Savannah, 1974; St. Joseph, 2013 Number of employees: 150+ LaVerna Village of St. Joseph was purchased by Platinum Healthcare Aug. 1, 2013. The facility provides quality therapy and nursing services to both inpatient and outpatient clients. The building has seen extensive remodeling during the last year and now includes an open

dining atmosphere, a sitting room with a fireplace and large 55-inch TV. The therapy department also has been remodeled and includes a private speech therapy office and state-of-the-art therapy technology. Built in 1974, LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah, Mo., is a Medicare and Medicaid skilled care facility, licensed by the state of Missouri. It is located 10 minutes north of St. Joseph and just 50 minutes north of downtown Kansas City, Mo., in the beautiful small town of Savannah. The 120-bed facility features both semi-private and private rooms and a spacious 20-bed special care unit for Alzheimer and related dementia care. LaVerna Village also houses its own therapy department, which includes aquatic therapy.

Matheson Gas

The Lucky Tiger Address: 718 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 284-3104 E-mail: Business hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Year established: 2012 Number of employees: 3 Established in Downtown St. Joseph in 2012, The Lucky Tiger carries a large selection of vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry from multiple eras, with an emphasis on wearable vintage and costuming. This locally owned shop also offers the largest selection of vinyl records in the city, perfect for both lovers of music and the audiophile. Unique gift items help to round out the store, giving patrons an opportunity to browse through the curiosities procured through

Matt Thrasher Agency Inc.

Address: 4722 S.E. U.S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 364-0095 Matheson is a single source for industrial, welding, medical and specialty gases, as well as a full line of gas handling, welding and safety equipment. Including our gas plants, research facilities, supply depots and retail stores, Matheson has more than 200 sites in the United States. We work hard to hold onto our local values, with personalized service and a real interest in understanding — and resolving — your gas use and management requirements. Throughout our 85-plus years of serving customers, Matheson always has placed a premium value on the relationship we build and maintain with every one of our customers.


the proprietors’ travels. The Lucky Tiger has been working with other businesses to coordinate First Saturdays Downtown St. Joseph, a monthly event that brings together local artists, musicians and business owners in an effort to cultivate the arts and revitalize the business district in the heart of St. Joseph. This monthly series of free events has featured musical talents from across all genres and from all over the Midwest, as well as showcased the talents of multiple painters, sculptors and other artists from the community.

Address: 301 Illinois Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 238-1121 Email: Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Monday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday by appointment

Year established: 1999 Number of employees: 2

Matt will celebrate his 16th year as an American Family Insurance agent this November! Tiffany will have been with Matt 13 years in June. Makinze has been with us for one year and is also in the Air Guard. We are active in our community and proud to be a part of St Joseph. We offer many lines of insurance to fit your needs and a friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you along the way. From home, auto and business to life insurance, we strive to be the insurance agency you rely on. Having an experienced agent and staff you can build a relationship with is what sets us apart.

McCarthy Baptist Church Address: 2710 S. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64503 Business hours: Sunday fellowship groups: 9 a.m.; Sunday worship service: 10:30 a.m.; office hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday Phone: (816) 279-2432 E-mail: cyndeelonge@mccarthybaptist. org Year established: 1940 Number of employees: 5 McCarthy Baptist Church, located at the corner of South Belt Highway and Pickett Road in St. Joseph, is a multi-generational congregation. The church is “growing in grace together” during Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., weekly Bible studies in fellowship groups and activities for all ages including senior adults, youth and children. Everyone is invited to worship at McCarthy Baptist Church during

Passion Week services at 6:30 p.m. from Monday, March 30, 2015, through Thursday, April 2, 2015. Easter Sunday service will be at 10:30 a.m. on April 5, 2015. The congregation’s 75th anniversary will be celebrated this year by serving the church and community for 75 consecutive days. More information about this special emphasis can be found at www.mccarthy baptist. org. Vacation Bible School is planned for June 22 through June 26, 2015. Through faith based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the congregation encourages spiritual growth, fellowship and service. McCarthy Baptist Church is Growing in Grace ... Together.

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Address: 4420 S. 40th St. St. Joseph, MO 64503

Additional Locations: 4402B S. 40th St. St. Joseph, Mo. (Administrative offices); 2416B S. Main, Maryville, MO 64468

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: (816) 279-8558; 1-800-MERIL4U Email address: Year Established: 1994 Number of Employees: 51 MERIL is a community-based, non-residential program designed to promote independent living and to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities, people who are aging and people who need skilled nursing and therapy services in the comfort of their home. Our focus is to empower people to control and direct their lives and

thus participate actively and independently in society. If you are interested in receiving MERIL services, please contact an information, referral and options consultant for determination of eligibility for services at (816) 279-8558 or toll free at (800) MERIL4U (800-637-


Angels Home Health (now also a service of MERIL) is also committed to helping you maintain your independence by recovering in your own home with skilled nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapy, wound care and much more. Call (816) 364-0900. Bridge Interpreting provides sign language interpreting services as well as, including sign language courses, internships and mentorship programs for interpreters, workshops and business training. For Bridge Interpreting Services, please call our 24/7 number (816) 244-0834.



Missouri Western State University

Address: 4525 Downs Drive,

St. Joseph, MO 64505 Additional locations: The Village at Burlington Creek, 6364 N. Cosby Ave., Kansas City, MO 64151 Phone: (816) 271-4200 Business hours: most offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday Year established: 1915 Number of employees: 535 Missouri Western State University has a proud tradition of providing a high-quality, affordable education to students in the state of Missouri and beyond. More than 25,000 alumni have transformed their lives, and the lives of their families, through the power of a Missouri Western education. From its founding as the St. Jo-

seph Junior College in 1915 to becoming a comprehensive, master’s-granting university in 2005, Missouri Western has remained committed to being a university where all students, from all backgrounds, have the opportunity to succeed. Students hail from throughout the United States and more than 25 countries. Missouri Western alumni live and work around the world. From its humble beginnings in 1915, Missouri Western continues to deepen its impact on the community, region, nation and world. To learn more about Missouri Western’s history, please visit www. centennial.

Dennis T. Myers DDS, PC

Address: 3115 Ashland Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64506

Additional location: 102 E. Walnut St., Troy, Kan.

Phone: St. Joseph, (816) 232-9790; Troy, (785) 985-2555 Business hours: Vary by location Year established: 1985 Number of employees: 10 Dentist Dennis T. Myers expanded his practice in 2011. Growth has been constant for Dr. Myers since expanding his Troy, Kan., practice and opening a second location in the U.S. Bank building at 3115 Ashland Ave. in 2007. Dr. Myers has accepted responsibility to provide quality dental care for the patients of retiring St. Joseph dentists Donald Roberts and Wayne Echterling and Savannah dentist Thomas Rucker. Patients enjoy the friendliness Dr. Myers

and his professional team provide along with the comfort of his stateof-the-art office. Dr. Myers takes pride in helping patients maintain healthy teeth and provides a variety of affordable products and cosmetic services, including dental implants, crowns, bridges and dentures for a lifelong bright, vibrant smile. Patients of all ages are taking advantage of new teeth whitening services available with Dr. Myers, including the new 45-minute Zoom! Whitening technique, along with in-office and at-home options of the Venus Whitening System. Appointments to see Dr. Myers and his caring team can be made online at or by phone at (816) 232-9790.


Mod Podge Boutique & Design Studio

Address: 624 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 279-0577 E-mail: Business hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Year established: 2007 Number of employees: 3 The name Mod Podge translates to a modern design with a vintage flair and an eclectic mix of pattern, material, texture and design. My shop is absolutely unique because we are not only a ladies’ boutique but also a design center. The upper floor of the shop is designated for design and construction. In this area is a large table holding three sewing machines and a Serger.

Ladies can bring in their vintage materials, such as scarves and ties, and I then create a modern design of handbags, skirts, aprons and other accessories. We are located on the northeast corner of the historic Kirkpatrick building at Seventh and Francis streets in Downtown St. Joseph.

Nestlé Purina Petcare

Address: 4502 Packers Ave. St. Joseph, MO 64504

Business hours: 24-hour operation Year established: 1985 Number of employees: 254 Nestlé Purina Petcare is one of the leading manufacturers of pet food in the world. The building that Nestlé 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 Co. Nestlé 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 produce Fancy Feast. Nestlé Purina Petcare is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, and provides about 254 jobs for residents of St. Joseph and the surrounding communities. There have been two major expansions at the facility in the past few years. 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.

The Old Cookstove Address: 119 S.E. Rosa Road, Maysville, MO 64469

Business hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Phone: (816) 449-2285 Year established: 2007 Number of employees: 3 The Old Cookstove is a unique country store. Homemade breads, pies, rolls and cookies are made on site and are available fresh daily. Along with a large variety of baked goods, The Old Cookstove welcomes special orders and wholesale orders. The Old Cookstove also carries a wide variety of bulk foods, snacks and candies. Homestyle jams, jellies, pickles and relishes are available as well. Javataza coffee is served at The Old Cookstove. Javataza is grown


in the sun-rich mountains of Costa Rica. The Old Cookstove offers a full line of coffee drinks. A large variety of deli meats and cheeses is another popular feature. “Our lunch menu consists of soups and deli sandwiches,” says owner Wanda Sommers. “In the morning, we offer waffles and breakfast burritos.”

We were one of the first independent restaurants to go smoke-free in 2012. Address: 2501 Messanie St., St. JoOur menu has improved and seph, MO 64501 increased since 2005 with the Business hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday addition of dozens of new burgers, sandwiches, salads and wings. Our through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. great-selling tenderloins have won Friday and Saturday. Best Tenderloin in St. Joseph four years in a row. In 2011, we rolled Phone: (816) 390-9550 out a line of unique hamburgers, Year established: 2005 which have made Pappy’s the new place to go for burgers. After 30 years in the mortgage inMost of our wonderful, devoted dustry, Steve and Michelle Margustaff have been with Pappy’s for lies made a huge decision in June many years. 2005 to open Pappy’s. We are proud We strive to keep your visit to be celebrating our 10th anniverto Pappy’s an enjoyable and fun sary this year. experience every time you come in. Our philosophy has always been Many of our customers know each relatively simple and has never other from the outside, but so many changed: offer customers a clean, met because they made Pappy’s pleasant place to eat with reasonable their favorite place to eat. prices and a friendly, caring staff. Pappy’s serves breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday and is open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Most Insurance Accepted

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Address: 1602 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Address: 1802 N. Woodbine Road, St.

Phone: (816) 901-9770

Additional locations: Platte City, Mo.,

Business hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

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Phone: St. Joseph, (816-) 232-5113 Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Year established: 2007

Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Number of employees: 45

Year established: 1991 Number of employees: 22

Since 2007, Plasma Biological Services has assisted the St. Joseph community in saving lives. The company is a family-owned business originally from Memphis, Tenn., and has been in business since 1949. Our mission is to provide the safest and most effective means of collecting plasma

Performance Plus has been in the community for more than 20 years and has successfully treated thousands of patients for pain. We now have three locations: St. Joseph, Gower, Mo., and Platte City, Mo. We are the region’s only facility that combines both doctors of chiropractic and doctors of physical therapy in one location. Our professionals create individualized

treatment plans and work one on one with each patient. In addition, our St. Joseph location has an in-house, state-of-the-art aqua therapy pool. We effectively treat back pain, neck pain, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle pain, neuropathy, TMJ disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, orthopedic conditions, arthritis, strokes, neurological disorders, sports injuries, auto injuries and more.

Porter’s Building Centers Address: 807 Roseport Road,

Address: 302 S. Woodbine Road, St.

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Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday

Year established: 1952 Number of employees: 20 Employment information: Pick up applicated at front desk in store Porters Building Centers, a family-owned business since 1952, offers five locations, including four in Missouri: Kearney, Cameron and two locations near the Lake of the Ozarks in Laurie and Greenview. The Elwood, Kan., location opened in February 2004 and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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from our donors. The plasma we collect is altered into life-saving medications, vaccines and tests. Our fully trained and certified staff offers a friendly and efficient atmosphere, and we strive to make each donor’s experience fast and enjoyable. We have recently updated all of our equipment to better serve our donors. We hold certifications from the FDA, GHA, IQPP, PPTA and CLIA and are constantly striving to shine a positive light on donating plasma in the community. Save lives and earn cash!

Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. Porters of Elwood offers nextday guaranteed delivery Monday through Friday and can often get the delivery out the same day. Porters of Elwood employees are some of the most experienced in the area and are dedicated to helping customers find the answers to most any project. Porters prides itself on service and experience. The company’s slogan, “We are here to help” sums it up!


5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday

Phone: (816) 232-7877 E-mail: Year established: 2007 Number Employees: 6 Puppy Love Dog Salon has grown from a small grooming facility to a full-service pet grooming spa, with an adjacent full-charge day care and boarding facility. The addition of a newly constructed expansion will open in the spring of 2015. The 2014 award of “Best of St. Joe” is a testimony to the fact that Puppy Love Dog Salon and the new Play ‘n’ Stay Resort are everything you look for when it comes to pet

care. The grooming facility offers full service grooming and spa specials for your dog or cat, performed by accomplished groomers who care for your family members as if they were their own. Your “babies” will beg to come back! The day care and boarding facility is “just like home” where your furry family members are fed, exercised, played with and loved until you return. We’re all about puppy lovin’.

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Rauth Construction Co.

Address: 2447 Patee St., St. Joseph,

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MO 64507

Phone: (816) 232-2225

Address: 1119 N. Woodbine Road,

John F. Rauth founded John F. Rauth Construction Co. in January 1953. One of the oldest family-owned residential remodeling companies in the St. Joseph area, the company focuses on professional remodeling, room additions and kitchen and bath remodeling. Clients appreciate the value of well-designed planning, attention to detail, highest-quality materials and fine craftsmanship the company has become known for. Working with a single contractor from the design stage through implementation and final completion has been an important aspect to the clients. The combination of fine craftsmanship, honesty and dedication to customers’ needs

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Phone: (816) 233-2300 E-mail: Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

have been a key to the company’s long success. The company’s reputation and success has extended beyond the St. Joseph region with an expanded market in the greater Kansas City area. As we enter our 62nd year in business, we thank our long list of clients for their loyalty, their appreciation of fine quality and craftsmanship and for the friendships created over the years.

Remington Nature Center

Address: 1502 McArthur Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64505

Phone: (816) 271-5499 E-mail: Business hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday

Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 5 The Remington Nature Center of St. Joseph provides an opportunity for education and interpretation of nature and conservation, relative to the significance of the Missouri River and Northwest Missouri. The City of St. Joseph utilizes the 13,000-square-foot center for educational purposes in an entertaining and enjoyable environment. With the variety of dis-

plays and information available, the center appeals to people of all ages and interests. Several interactive components allow people to use their senses to learn about and appreciate the natural environment, as well as the events that impacted nature in and around Northwest Missouri. The nature center has many displays featuring animal habitats, including a beaver dam, beehive and 7,000-gallon native fish aquarium. The area surrounding the nature center includes several additional features, such as natural habitats for birds and animals, prairie and wildflower areas and a paved walking trail. The Remington Nature Center also features an outdoor and indoor classroom area, meeting rooms with full audio visual components and multiple wildlife viewing areas.


Year established: 1976 Number of employees: 15 RE/MAX Professionals of St. Joseph is a full-service real estate company that assists buyers and sellers of residential and commercial property. Locally, RE/MAX has had a presence in the St. Joseph community since the 1970s. Worldwide, the RE/ MAX brand has more than 90,000 agents in more than 80 countries.

People all around the world look for and recognize the RE/MAX name. “Our company is unique in that all our agents are full-time professionals in the real estate industry. When you select RE/MAX Professionals of St. Joseph, you come first! Real estate is not a hobby for our agents, it is their business,” said broker-owner Scott Mears.

Richardson Construction

Address: 302 S. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 259-5014 E-mail: derrickrichardson885@ Year established: 2009 Number of employees: 3 At Richardson Construction, we strive for customer satisfaction one job at a time. We offer a wide range of products and services, and we have recently opened a showroom for the public. We are a second-generation, local, family-owned business that provides services for your interior and exterior needs. “Big or small, one call does it all” has been our motto for 28 years. We offer 28-foot Sequoia select premium siding for fewer seams. We also offer windows, doors, siding, decking, railings, stone and roofing.

Stop by our showroom and see what we have to offer. We proudly serve St. Joseph and the surrounding areas. If you are looking to build your dream home or you simply just need some home repair, we are the construction company you are looking for! Call or stop by for your free quote today.

Roderick Signs

Address: 1621 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 Signs Co. was established in 1931 by Jim Roderick. Three generations and 84 years later, we are still supplying sign services for St. Joseph residents and those in the surrounding areas. Our signs are made for places including casinos, hospitals, churches, department stores and international business franchises such as

restaurants, gas stations and retail outlet stores. We also have service trucks for any sign maintenance you may need. Our capabilities include neon and digitally printed signs, illuminated, LED-illuminated and non-illuminated signs, letters, logos, awnings and banners, as well as message centers, marquee signs and much more. There is no job too big or too small.


Rolling Hills Library

Address: 1904 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Additional locations: Savannah branch,

location along the Belt Highway. Our bookmobile makes monthly visits to communities, schools and nursing homes from Bolckow at the northern edge of Andrew county to Rushville in southern Buchanan county. We’re adding a new community stop in Gower, Mo., this year. The used bookstore recently moved upstairs to 1908B N. Belt Highway and was renamed Books Revisited.

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514 W. Main St., Savannah, MO 64485; administrative office, 1912 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: Belt branch (816) 232-5479; Savannah branch, (816) 324-4569 Business 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. Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Year established: 1961 Number of employees: 37 What started in 1961 as a bookmobile service for the residents of Andrew and Buchanan counties has grown into a library system with two branches, a bookmobile service and now a bigger, more visible retail


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Rupp Funeral Home

Address: 6054 Pryor Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64504

Phone: (816) 238-1797 E-mail: Year established: 1939 Number of employees: 7 We are a full-service funeral home providing a variety of funeral, cremation and prearrangement services. From an elaborate traditional funeral to the most basic direct cremation, we aid families from every walk of life in creating unique ceremonies that reflect a

life well lived. Our first responsibility as dedicated funeral directors is to the families we serve. We are committed to providing families with courteous professional service, respect and dignity, which serve as the hallmark of the funeral industry. We are guided by the same principles today as we were in 1939. We are here to carry out the wishes and plans of the families we serve. We work for you, and it is our privilege to be of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as we are needed. Sincerely, JL ROBERTSON

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Snyder & Associates

Address: 802 Francis St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Additional locations: Maryville, Mo.;

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Phone: (816) 364-5222 Email: aemacias@snyder-associaties.


Year established: 1977 Number of employees: 200 Snyder & Associates is a full-service civil engineering firm providing design and construction services to cities, counties and developers. Snyder & Associates begins its 13th year in St. Joseph and Maryville, Mo., and is proud to list the following planning and design accomplishments for 2014. Projects that have both economic and quality of life improvements include:

Eastside Sewer (St. Joseph), FedEx Facility (Eastowne Business Park), St. Joseph YMCA Campus and Altec Site Improvements. Exciting new projects for 2015, to name a few, include: finalizing site planning and design work for U.S. Highway 36 Diamond Interchange, Agri-Business Expo Center, Green Acres Phase 4, Blacksnake Sewer Separation, Krug Park Improvements and numerous bridge projects in Buchanan, Andrew, Harrison, Daviess and Nodaway counties. Water quality improvement projects include planning and design for a new water plant in Gallatin, Mo., as well as design of a new wastewater treatment facility in Bethany, Mo.


Seaman & Schuske

Address: 1215 S. Fourth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Phone: (816) 232-3337 Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to

4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Year established: 1870 Number of employees: 40 “Throughout the years, lush or lean, we’ve taken the hurdles together.” This was the byline in 1943, written in an ad by Seaman & Schuske in the News-Press, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Joseph. That mantra still rings true in 2015, when Seaman & Schuske is celebrating its 100th year as a member of the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce and its 145th year in business.

Seaman & Schuske employs 30 to 45 quality craftsman a year and that is what has contributed to its longevity. Its employees are the lifeblood of the company, and the quality of the work they produce is what keeps the customers coming back. We offer custom industrial, HVAC and architectural fabrication and installation from a variety of metals, as well as laser cutting and custom welding. Also, in addition to the metal, we do commercial flat, tapered and built-up roofing.

Social Welfare Board

Address: 904 S. 10th St., Suite A, St. Joseph, Mo.

Medical: (816) 233-5188 Dental: (816) 233-5189 Women’s Health: (816) 344-5233 E-mail: Year established: 1913 Number of full time employees: 22 The Social Welfare Board of Buchanan County is a not-for-profit agency that provides medical and dental care to residents of Buchanan County that are underserved. The women’s health clinic provides gyn/breast services to women with earnings 300 percent or below the poverty line with no residential restrictions. (See chart) Our care is patient centered and delivered in a safe, respectful and compassionate manner.

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Spectacular Settings LLC

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Address: 118 N. Seventh St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Business hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MO 64507

Monday through Wednesday, and by appointment

Phone: (816) 244-4242 E-mail: Year established: 2012 Spectacular Settings LLC is a wedding and event decorating business located in Downtown St. Joseph. The business is owned and operated by Katie Peterson, a Northwest Missouri State alum who interned for the previous owner before taking ownership herself in December of 2012. Since then, she has decorated more than 150 events. Spectacular Settings has all of

Address: 2618 Seneca St., St. Joseph, the inventory needed to decorate any type of event. Some of the inventory includes, but is not limited to, chair covers, table linens, table runners, centerpieces, ceiling décor, backdrops and fabric draping. The best part is that Spectacular Settings comes to your event space, sets everything up and tears everything down at the end of the event. It takes the hassle and headache out of event décor. Whether it is for a holiday party, baby shower or wedding, Spectacular Settings has what you need to create your dream event décor. Call or e-mail to set up your free consultation and receive a complementary estimate for your next event!

Masses: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon Sunday Phone: (816) 232-8449 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church has been serving the St. Joseph community for 125 years. We offer opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ through vibrant liturgies, lifelong Christian formation (including a preschool through eighth grade, vibrant youth groups,and adult faith formation opportunities) and social outreach (including opportunities to serve at our House of Bread food pantry, Open Door Food Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, a Community Garden, Hillcrest Transitional Hous-

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Address: 4020 S. U.S. Highway 169, St. Joseph, MO 64503

Phone: (816) 233-9061 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday

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Year established: 1969 St. Joe Harley-Davidson is a family-owned-and-operated store, and was voted the No. 1 motorcycle shop in St. Joe in 2014. We build “Custom Baggers,” and whatever the people ask for is what we do. St. Joe Harley-Davidson continues its heritage by sponsoring the

Pony Express Hog Chapter. We invite you to experience the family environment at the St. Joe Harley-Davidson. We are closed on Sundays so our employees can spend time with their families and go to church. “Let’s ride!”

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St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Address: 827 S. Ninth St.,

St. Joseph, MO 64501, on the corner of Ninth and Olive

Phone: (816) 279-5607 E-mail: Business hours: Open to the public: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month

Year established: 2011 Number of employees: 2 Habitat’s ReStore is a discount home improvement center that sells new and used building materials, furniture, home accessories and appliances at reduced prices to the general public. Area businesses, organizations and the public donate their items to the ReStore, which then are “re-purposed” for our ReStore. The benefit to you is shopping

for needed items at a reduced price, donating your unwanted household items and reducing landfill waste. Proceeds from the ReStore help continue our mission of transforming lives and neighborhoods in our community. St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity ReStore is always accepting donations and looking for outstanding volunteers. ReStore resale outlets provide an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep good, reusable materials out of our landfills.

St. Joseph Public Library Address: Downtown Library, 927 Felix St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Additional locations: East Hills Library, 502 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506; Carnegie Library, 316 Massachusetts St., St. Joseph, MO 64504; Washington Park Library, 1821 N. Third St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 Business hours: Downtown Library: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday; East Hills Library: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday; Carnegie Library: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; Washington Park Library: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday E-mail: Year established: 1890 Number of employees: 53

The St. Joseph Public Library, which is celebrating 125 years of service, has four branches offering public-access computers, meeting spaces, voter registration, job-search assistance and online databases. Our public computers and secure Internet access help St. Joseph residents stay connected. We issue library cards to borrow books, e-books, e-magazines, audio books, including downloadable audio books, CDs, DVDs, career guides and large-print books. Local newspapers and magazines are available in print. Text the library at (816) 249-1377 or chat with a librarian via the website feature, “Ask a Question.”

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Address: 1109 N. 26th St., St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 901-9200 E-mail: Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday; weekends and evenings by appointment

Year established: 2003 Number of employees: 3 Here at the Stephen D. Lorenz Agency, we are excited to share our award-winning customer service with you. We offer a wide selection of quality insurance products through American Family Insurance Co. Products that are custom fit to individual needs include personal auto, high-risk auto, home, life, commercial and farm/ranch. Stephen has been in the insurance industry for 17 years and is

always eager to assist customers in matching the right insurance products to their specific need. Office manager Robin Stapleton has been in the insurance industry for 15 years and has the certified insurance service representative (CISR) designation. Phyllis Cunningham is a customer service representative (CSR) with more than 20 years in the industry. Lori Swafford recently joined our agency and assists with marketing and advertising efforts. We are conveniently located just north of Frederick Avenue on 26th Street in St. Joseph. It would be our pleasure to invite you into our agency to see if we can assist with your personal insurance needs.

Stevenson Family Pharmacy Address: 6201 King Hill, St. Joseph, MO 64504

Phone: (816) 238-2424 Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Year established: 1986 Number of employees: 10 Stevenson Family Pharmacy, Inc. has been providing prescription and other ancillary services for 29 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 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.

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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 plans, including Missouri and Kansas Medicaid.

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Phone: (913) 365-5500

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Summit Holdings is a privately held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus and Summit Lease & Rental. The company operates 31 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Summit delivers a higher standard of value with more than 1,300 employees, 440 technicians, 458 service bays and more than $30 million in allmakes stocked parts. Since the announcement of our newly formed company, Summit Holdings continues to grow and deliver a higher standard of value

in the markets we serve. Our full-service dealership locations in St. Joseph, Kansas City, Mo., Topeka, Kan., and Kansas City, Kan., have all experienced an investment into the transportation markets we serve. Our St. Joseph location recently purchased 5.8 acres of land adjacent to our property for future expansion and growth in the St. Joseph market. At Summit Truck Group and Summit Lease & Rental, we are committed to delivering a higher standard of value to those who have needs in the transportation market of Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.


Year established: 2013 Sweet Herb’s features delicious hometown favorites in a family-friendly environment. The menu includes specialty hand-pattied burgers with fun names and unique toppings, hand-breaded tenderloins and french fries with 30 different flavors of seasonings to choose from. Our seasonally updated menu features mostly madefrom-scratch items, with specials

offered on Fridays and Saturdays year-round. Chef Herbie does catering in addition to running the restaurant. Minutes from Downtown St. Joseph, quick delivery is available to both St. Joseph and Wathena. Please view our website or Facebook page for more information.

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites, St. Joseph. Midweek Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, East Hills Shopping Center

Phone: (816) 232-5583 (office at Turning Point Church of the Nazarene) E-mail: “Whoever you are, and wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome in this place.” Almost 11 years young, Trinity Church is in the middle of an exciting faith journey where all are welcomed in the name of Christ. In 2014, we left our aging building behind and began worshiping at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites near the North Shoppes. Our weekly Bible study moved to the food court at the

East Hills Shopping Center, and our offices moved in with Turning Point Church of the Nazarene. We believe that Jesus calls each of us to works of mercy and mission, so you will find us serving our community. We serve at food kitchens and help the homeless, and we work at the library, Judah House, the Haven and the Calvin Center. We sew layettes for infants, deliver Meals on Wheels and support world missions by our donation dollars. Local missions this year will also include Easter Sunrise services and Traveling Day Camp. This is our passion as well as our mission. Our informal and energetic Sunday worship services and monthly fellowship dinners bring us closer to God and each other, and mold us into a community of God’s love where all are warmly invited.



Triumph Foods

Address: 5302 Stockyards

Expressway, St. Joseph, MO 64504

Phone: (816) 396-2700 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Year established: 2006 Number of employees: Approximately


Triumph Foods, a producer-owned pork processor headquartered in St. Joseph, began operation of its state-of-the-art processing facility in January 2006. The company has continued to invest in the community and now employs more than 2,800 people. Triumph Foods takes pride in producing the highest-quality pork product in the industry, and our success is evident as we continue to increase sales and expand our presence in the global market. Today, we are one of the industry leaders in the export of pork products, with

approximately 25 percent of the products produced in St. Joseph finding their way to export customers. Triumph Foods is the second-largest pork processing facility in the United States, generating more than $1.6 billion in revenue. Our success is the result of the work of our outstanding team of employees. Whether it’s the production worker, the financial analyst, the genetics scientist, the nurse in health services or the human resources professional, everyone is focused on making Triumph Foods the very best in our industry. At Triumph Foods, we pride ourselves in focusing on our organizational commitments of quality, stewardship, sustainability, innovation and employee connectivity.

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United Electric Cooperative United Electric Cooperative Inc., Maryville Inc., Savannah

Address: 30208 U.S. Highway

Address: 401 N. U.S. Highway

136, Maryville, MO 64468

Phone: (800) 748-1488 “One of the main goals of United Electric Cooperative is to improve the quality of life for our members,” said CEO Gene Dorrel. “Not only does United Electric take care of all your electrical needs, our subsidiary business, United Services, offers an array of critical services including fiber and wireless broadband services.” In addition to supplying reliable electric service, United Electric also can perform energy audits for your home, help with evaluating heating and cooling systems and assist in making better and more efficient use of electricity. In 2012, United also introduced

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our much-anticipated Fiber-to-theHome (FTTH) broadband project. We have installed more than 1,300 miles of fiber on our 4,000 miles of electric plant. Through this advanced fiber network, United Services offers high-speed data, voice and video services capable of delivering broadband speeds and capacity far superior to those available in many of America’s largest cities. “Whether you are looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient or access the Internet at amazing speeds, United Electric is providing these world-class services locally from a company you know and trust,” Dorrel said.

Ware’s Home Center

Address: 502 W. Market St., Savannah, MO 64485

“One of the main goals of United Electric Cooperative is to improve the quality of life for our members,” said CEO Gene Dorrel. “Not only does United Electric take care of all your electrical needs, our subsidiary business, United Services, offers an array of critical services including fiber and wireless broadband services.” In addition to supplying reliable electric service, United Electric also can perform energy audits for your home, help with evaluating heating and cooling systems and assist in making better and more efficient use of electricity. In 2012, United also introduced

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Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Phone: (785) 989-3141 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (816) 324-3622 E-mail: Year established: 2008 Number of employees: 5

Monday through Friday: operates 24/7, 365 days a year

Year established: 1974 thousands of items in our store and access to more than 65,000 products from our warehouse to help you maintain your home.” Ware’s Home Center offers equipment rental, close to 4,000 flooring samples, paint matching, cabinetry by Koch, electrical, plumbing, tools, Stihl power equipment and service. Ware’s strives to earn your business offering the service and selection that only can be provided by your hometown home center.


our much-anticipated Fiber-to-theHome (FTTH) broadband project. We have installed more than 1,300 miles of fiber on our 4,000 miles of electric plant. Through this advanced fiber network, United Services offers high-speed data, voice and video services capable of delivering broadband speeds and capacity far superior to those available in many of America’s largest cities. “Whether you are looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient or access the Internet at amazing speeds, United Electric is providing these world-class services locally from a company you know and trust,” Dorrel said.

Wathena Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Address: 2112 U.S. Highway 36, Wath-

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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 small-town 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 you with incredible selection and great values,” Ware said. “We have

Phone: 800-748-1488

For decades, Wathena Healthcare & Rehab has treated our residents with the dignity and respect they deserve. With a higher-than-average staff-to resident ratio for our 60-bed facility, we pride ourselves on treating your family like our family. We are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a five-star facility, a rare distinction for nursing homes in Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri. Our Hallmark Rehabilitation therapy team uses the Accelerated

Care Plus method to manage pain, strengthen muscles and speed healing. We feature new equipment, including the OmniCycle and Omni Virtual Rehabilitation. We also provide speech therapy. On Feb. 2, 2015, Wathena Healthcare & Rehab, part of Skilled Healthcare, was purchased by Genesis Healthcare. The combination of the two companies has created one of the largest skilled-nursing and post-acute care providers in the country, with more than 500 skilled-nursing and senior-living centers in 34 states. Later this year, we are expecting to unveil a new name and logo as part of the transition. While we may change in name, we will still provide the same quality services you have come to trust since our inception.

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We have a long history of providing effective animal health solutions Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is the 5th largest animal health company in the United States and a global leader in the animal health industry. BIVI is in the business of researching, developing, producing and marketing market-leading vaccines and pharmaceuticals to prevent and treat disease in the food-animal and companion-animal markets. Headquartered in St. Joseph, BIVI is a proud member of the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. Most recently, BIVI was named one of Missouri’s “Best Places to Work” and was listed by the Kansas City Business Journal in their 2014 Book of Lists as the Largest Employer for Animal Health.

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Wildman Family Fitness WildmanFamilyFitness

Address: 2808 Pembroke, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Business hours: 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 1 through 5 p.m. Sunday

Year established: 2013 Number of employees: 9 Wildman Family Fitness Center is a relatively new fitness center, owned and operated by Cecil Bratton Jr., that offers individuals and families a facility to accomplish a vital component of healthy living, which is physical activity. This large facility offers a room of free

weights for the serious lifter, with 6,000 pounds of weights and a women’s-only area for those ladies who like a little more privacy. Nautilus equipment is also present for developing muscle tone. There are a variety of fitness classes available in the early morning through the evening hours, and Cardio-Vision in our cardio room allows you to watch your favorite TV program while exercising on treadmills, ellipticals, stepper and stationary bikes. Our facility offers racquetball, basketball and volleyball courts, not to mention a large outdoor swimming pool. After you have experienced a satisfying workout, there are male and female locker rooms, showers and saunas. Best of all is the free child care offered to all of our members at no extra cost! Come in and see Wildman Family Fitness Center for yourself.

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2015 Profiles of Progress | Health

Mosaic move plays key role in Downtown revitalization By JENA SAUBER

A St. Joseph News-Press

mid efforts to revitalize Downtown St. Joseph, Mosaic Life Care’s use of the German-American Bank Building has the potential to be a key part in bringing new businesses and patrons to the area. “The investment in Downtown is going to be huge,” said Becky Boerkircher, executive director of the St. Joseph Downtown Partnership. “The number of people coming Downtown is very exciting. Any time you get an opportunity to get that many good-paying jobs is always a great thing for any area.” About 200 employees will move to the historic building from their current business plaza location on the Belt Highway, which the hospital rents. The move is expected to occur in 2017 after the completion of a $20 million renovation project that broke ground in January. “We’ve already seen some impact,” Ms. Boerkircher said. “We’ve already seen some additional property owners change hands of their property, and we are seeing people that are actually investing in property Downtown to rehab it. We’ve seen some new businesses coming Downtown. It’s already starting to have a trickle-down effect.” A strong downtown can help attract new businesses to the city, said Brad Lau, vice president of economic development with the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce.

“Whenever we have a new company that looks at St. Joseph from the standpoint of bringing a new facility to St. Joseph, they always want to tour the Downtown because most companies see the downtown as kind of the core of the community,” he said. “They want to ensure that a community is investing in itself in a location that they want to invest millions of dollars in a new facility.” Sherry Trout, owner of Keeping Good Company, decided to relocate the home decor and gift store Downtown from the Belt Highway earlier this year. “She had a lot of people talk to her about Downtown being revitalized and thought that maybe there would be a great opportunity for her to get in here, in the beginning of the revitalization,” said employee Julie Arnold. They are optimistic about the future of the area, Ms. Arnold said. “We are bringing in new products and we are very hopeful that this will be a draw,” she said. “We are hoping that Downtown becomes a destination place, that people come Downtown just for the businesses that are here.” Encouraged by investments already made, both Ms. Boerkircher and Mr. Lau anticipate there will be more changes in the next six months. Future projects will continue to make the Downtown more pedestrian-friendly as well as bring new businesses and services to the area, Ms. Boerkircher said. “I think, investment begets investment,” she said. “You see people around you investing, and it makes you more comfortable to invest.”

The Downtown area provides an atmosphere that can’t be replicated, Mr. Lau said. “Your downtown is where you have your unique amenities,” he said. “Anyone can build a Zona Rosa or the The Shoppes at North Village facilities that can try to replace a downtown, but there is no way you can replicate the synergies, the architecture and so forth that you have in your downtown.” One of the challenges specific to St. Joseph’s Downtown is its size, Mr. Lau said. Even compared to larger cities, St. Joseph’s Downtown is extensive, he said. “Ours is a huge Downtown with huge buildings going back to the gold rush days where we had all the wholesale dry goods companies in the Downtown,” he said. “We have a number of changes that have been made, but because our Downtown is so large, they aren’t always side by side.” Despite challenges, there have been many changes in the last 20 years, Mr. Lau said, when Felix Street Square was a gravel parking lot that “tumbleweeds would roll through.” He is optimistic about the area’s future. “I think you are going to continue to see growth and progress,” he said. “... With the Mosaic announcement, I think you’ll see more of a focus of businesses potentially looking at the Downtown as a viable office location again. I think you’re also going to see more services because you will have a number of new employees in the area that are coming down on a daily basis.” Jena Sauber can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @SJNPSauber.


Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center www.advanceddermatologyscc. com Address: 1419 Village Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday; closed Friday Phone: (816) 364-1507 Year established: 2007 Number of employees: 25 Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center is one of the most progressive and well-rounded dermatology practices in the region. Established in 2007, Dr. Melody Stone, board-certified dermatologist, acquired the 40-year-old practice from Dr. Gary Dyer, a well-respected dermatologist in St. Joseph. The practice has grown tremendously,

and Dr. Stone and her highly trained staff are known for providing exceptional customer service and cutting-edge treatments to their patients. In addition to providing routine dermatological care for conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and warts, Dr. Stone offers state-of-theart treatments for skin cancer. Dr. Stone is one of the few dermatologists in the United States trained to perform MOHs Micrographic surgery for skin cancer. This surgical procedure has the highest cure rate of any treatment for skin cancer. In addition, the practice offers Superficial Radiotherapy, a painless, non-surgical treatment for skin cancer, and Photodynamic therapy, a special light treatment for the treatment of pre-cancer, which offers the patient a way to eradicate the abnormal cells before they become cancerous.

Cook Hearing Aid Inc. Address: 1419 Village Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday Phone: (816) 364-1623 Year established: 2012 Number of employees: 7 We here at Ameliore Medispa and Laser believe that each person represents beauty in a unique and wonderful way. Our services

Address: 1419 Village Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 232-7337

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday by appointment only Phone: (816) 364-1515 E-mail: cmhughes@medisearchderma. com company to progress and grow. Their daughter, Annette, joined the company and completed her master’s degree and clinical fellowship year in audiology and a lifetime teaching certificate in speech pathology. In 2002, Annette completed her doctor of audiology degree at the University of Florida. Bill has 45 years of hearing aid fitting experience and Dr. Annette has 33 years.


include: facials, micro needling, Ulthera, CoolSculpt, LHR, Botox, fillers, chemical peels, Fraxel Hydrafacials and so much more! We use the most advanced treatment options to maximize results while assuring that our clients’ safety, comfort and confidentiality remain a priority. We continue to provide the most current and proven treatments available. Ameliore can offer private parties or couples appointments. Enjoy a relaxing time in our jacuzzi or dry sauna while sipping on a glass of wine. Come in and allow us to put your fabulous at the forefront where it belongs.

MediSearch Clinical Trials www.medisearchderma. com

Address: 2401 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64506

On July 1, 1976, Bill and Zelma Cook purchased the Zenith office in Downtown St. Joseph. Needing extra space in 1986, Cook Hearing built an office at 2620 N. Belt Highway, in St. Joseph. In 1994, they purchased Hearing Aid Center of St. Joseph. In 2004, the Cooks built on North Woodbine for handicap access convenience, and they are still located there today. Numerous technology changes in the hearing aid industry have provided improved hearing for St. Joseph area customers. We are thankful for the opportunities St. Joseph has provided our family

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Year established: 2013 Number of employees: 5 MediSearch Clinical Trials is a dermatology research center dedicated to serving our community by providing access to cutting-edge treatment for a wide array of dermatological disorders. Before a new medication or treatment is made available to the public, several phases of clinical trials must be completed to assess its

safety and efficacy. Clinical trial participants are otherwise healthy volunteers with dermatological conditions that require treatment. Our clinical trials are conducted on an outpatient basis and often provide access to free medical care, treatment and compensation for time and travel. Patients are not required to have insurance to participate. MediSearch has clinical trials currently accepting adults and children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, ringworm and athlete’s foot. We are also excited to announce that we are one of a select few research sites that have been chosen to conduct a trial for a new vaccine intended to prevent the reoccurance of melanoma in patients with Stage 11B-111 disease. We expect patients from all over the region to participate in this trial at MediSearch due to the inability to access this treatment elsewhere.

Mosaic Life Care Address: 5325 Faraon St., St. Joseph, MO 64506 Year established: 1984 Number of employees: 3,700+ In 1984, Missouri Methodist Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital came together and became Heartland Health. On Nov. 12, 2014, Heartland Health began a new chapter, becoming Mosaic Life Care, offering a new kind of care to help people become as healthy as they can be. Instead of just focusing on diagnosing and treating a patient, life care looks at the whole

person, including health, lifestyle, career, finances, creativity, relationships and inner peace. Life care is a total change in the patient experience with more focus on disease prevention and wellness. The focus on health and wellness is why Mosaic Life Care began 2014 donating 250,000 pounds of fresh produce to Second Harvest Food Bank for Backpack Buddies and other programs serving individuals in food deserts. Mosaic Life Care rounded out the year with success as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), one of the few across the country, showing quality health care reduces costs while improving the health of those we serve.

WJ’s Reflexology Address: 6408 King Hill Ave. (Grimm Southside Chiropractic), St. Joseph, MO 64504 Additional location: 3915 Beck Road (Activate Your Health), St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, by appointment Phone: (816) 238-1200 or (816) 6769100 Year established: 1996; certified in 1998 Address: 2016 S. Main St., Maryville, MO 64468 Additional locations: Satellite medical clinics are located in Maryville, Savannah and Bedford, Iowa Business hours: 24/7, 365 days a year Phone: (660) 562-2600 Year established: 1894 Founded in 1894, St. Francis Hospital & Health Services was launched on a journey of distinction by Mother Augustine Giesen, whose philosophy was to turn no one away yet be first class. As a

member of SSM Health and under the sponsorship of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, St. Francis has continued its legacy of compassionate, quality care under the leadership of world-class authority. St. Francis is an 81-bed, not-forprofit, acute care hospital located in Maryville, Mo. Medical, surgical, mental health and obstetrical units offer patient care along with physician clinics, an emergency department, diagnostic services and rehabilitative programs for treatment needs. With primary services being delivered through inpatient, outpatient and emergency settings and a large compliment of supporting departments including a preschool and child care center, residents of Northwest Missouri and southwest Iowa have access to a full-service health-care facility close to home.

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Wilma Randall has been practicing reflexology since 1996, becoming certified in 1998. Currently, she sees 60 percent women and 40 percent men. Intense training, hours of

continuing education and lots of experience have allowed Wilma to become a valued asset to her clients in their search for better health. The process reduces the stress and tension in the body. The method brings about balance as a result of relaxing the reflexes relating to the nerve for the various organs, glands and parts of the body. Ref lexology does not make any condition worse. In fact, the opposite is true, because it permits medicine to work efficiently and healing time is shortened. Ref lexology helps with quicker and improved results, ultimately allowing clients to feel better sooner. Due to the level of expertise, Wilma has clients driving more than an hour to see her for treatment. WJ’s Reflexology specializes in feeling better and is located at 6408 King Hill Ave., and 3915 Beck Road, both in St. Joseph.

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Dennis Merritt, director of Hillyard Technical Center, poses in his office at 3434 Faraon St. 60 March 2015 | PROFILES OF PROGRESS

2015 Profiles of Progress | Industry and agriculture

Research center to boost life sciences in region By JESSICA SHUMAKER

P St. Joseph News-Press

lans remain on track for the addition of a 10,000-square-foot research facility to Hillyard Technical Center. Dennis Merritt, director of Hillyard Technical Center, said the planned Advanced Science Research Center has secured the necessary funding from the St. Joseph School District Foundation and partners like Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. The center is a collaborative effort between the foundation, St. Joseph School District and Hillyard. The center also is expected to strengthen ties to Boehringer and the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator. Tentative plans are to present more detailed plans for the research center to the district this fall, get working on it by next spring and have the project completed around fall 2016. “We’re quite a ways out still,” Mr. Merritt said. “Right now we’re honing in on what actually the classes are going to need for equipment and space.” In addition to private funds and the foundation, Hillyard has found support from both the city of St. Joseph and Buchanan County commissioners. Last year, the City Council and county com-

missioners each committed $50,000 for the center. The total cost of the center was estimated to be $1.4 million. St. Joseph Mayor Bill Falkner said the city wanted to play a role in the center to help meet local work force needs. “You have businesses here that are looking for this skill set and so we’re trying to provide the citizens here with a way to get a pinpoint education on certain items to where they would be valuable to an employer,” he said. “It’s trying to hook the employees up with the employer and try to give them the skill set they need to accomplish it,” he said. He added that work force development is key to attracting new employers to the area, too. “The more we can educate our work force, the better it is for our employers looking to relocate here because they want to know these things,” he said. “Work force development and work force attraction are two major issues that we have to keep on.” Mr. Falkner said the partnerships shown are representative of the local community. “That’s what makes this community special, because it’s not so much ‘me,’ it’s ‘we,’” he said. “We’ve got a common goal and we work toward that.” He added that sense of community has been rewarding. “Any time you get a group together, special things happen,” he said. “Because it’s for the common good of the community ... we have a real car-

ing community here and that’s what makes it fun.” Mr. Merritt said the partnerships are nothing new for the center. “We’re really used to that here at Hillyard because we have advisory committee meetings, we meet twice a year with industry professionals,” he said. He noted they receive guidance on what to teach from professionals in different industries represented at Hillyard. Mr. Merritt said the facility will be used for agricultural science. Plans are in the works to use it as the location for high school science activities, too, serving all three city high schools in one location. Discussions are in the works to open it up to nearby rural schools as well. He said the aim of the center is to connect students with future jobs. “I think it will give our students the opportunities to plan for their future and to get an up close look at what they actually do in the industry,” he said. “They’re probably not going to let a lot of kids into those facilities, but if we can duplicate some of that here, they can see it.” He added another hope is to get students plugged into areas that engage them. “It’s all about getting them focused and finding the fit where they can succeed (and find) what makes all the gears in their heads turn,” he said. Jessica Shumaker can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @SJNPShumaker.


Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.

Address: 2621 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: (816) 233-2571 Year established: 1981 Number of employees: 950 At Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI), our love for keeping animals healthy drives who we are and what we do each day. BIVI is the fifth largest animal-health company in the United States and a global leader in the animal health industry. BIVI is in the business of researching, developing, producing and marketing market-leading vaccines and pharmaceuticals to prevent and treat disease in the food-animal

Dynamic Industrial Services Address: 901 S. Eighth St., St. Joseph MO 64503

and companion-animal markets. During the past 34 years, BIVI has provided solutions for the prevention and treatment of diseases in animals. The vision of the animal health business is to foster the health and well-being of mankind by contributing to an adequate supply of safe food and promoting the emotional and physical benefits from the animal-human bond. Beyond what we do as a business, our people have considerable talents to share. BIVI has roughly 1,000 employees in the state of Missouri and is proud to be an employer with such a diverse work force, not only for highly skilled entry-level positions but also with positions capturing the top talent in the animal, bio and life science segments from all over the country and world.

Phone: (816) 364-3409 Year established: 2004 Number of employees: 2 Dynamic Industrial Services is celebrating more than 10 years in business, providing special attention to electric motor sales, service and mechanical repair and rewind. A number of various categories are: Repair services troubleshooting (dismantle, quote, strip and clean and consult); rebuilding (motors, gear reducers, pumps, variable speed drives, welders and generators) and rewind (up to 1000 HP motors, AC and DC, form windings, class F and H insulation available). Machine shop (cast sleeves/

welded shafts, turn and undercut commutators, balancing, Babbitt Bearings and mechanical repair; assembly: dip and bake twice, assemble and test, customized painting); field service (balancing, laser alignment, troubleshooting and vibration analysis); and product sales motors (single phase, three phase, AC and DC, new and used, fractional, O.D.P., T.E.F.C., X.P., premium efficiency, metric). Mark and Garry offer emergency service 24/7.

Alert #1 Pest Management Systems is a trusted leader among pest control companies. We take pride in the quality of our work and our expert staff knows how to quickly and safely regain control of any pest, termite or bed bug infestation.

Pest Control Service Termite Control Bed Bug Elimination Guaranteed results for an affordable price with our monthly or quarterly service. One time, no contract service also available, as well as free annual inspection.


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Generational Buildings LLC I&M Machine & Fabrication

Address: 31367 State Highway 6, Jamesport, MO 64648

Phone: (660) 684-6044 E-mail: info@generationalbuildingsllc.


Year established: 2010 Number of employees: 8 Generational Buildings’ owners have been in the construction business for more than 30 years. We are excited to present to you a high-quality post-frame building with concrete pier system, which uses a pier bracket placed over a hole filled with concrete. Once the concrete sets, the post-frame is bolted onto the brackets. The concrete pier system utilizes a bracket that has an engineer’s stamp, assuring code compliance. A commercial bracket that also

carries an engineer’s stamp certifies that it can carry the moments and the forces of a 6 x 8” laminated column. Concrete piers provide a neat, clean look on the inside, without columns being spliced and roof purlins run continuously end to end. Piers are on grade, which allows prefabricated walls installed on the ground. Builders can put trusses on end walls with door headers pre-installed, which saves labor. What sets us apart from the rest? Our posts are guaranteed not to rot off for generations. Call or visit our website at www. for more information.

Address: 401 S. Third St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 233-6841 The list of new equipment and capabilities at I&M keeps growing, allowing it to become even more of a complete service to quickly take care of customers’ needs. The “one stop shop” allows I&M to provide machined and fabricated parts made to customer specifications, including many

industrial finishes such as powder coating and plating. With I&M’s expanding customer base and existing customers’ ever-growing requirements, I&M needs to expand its second and third shifts to employ more people to run all departments at full capacity, similar to first shift, currently employing 150 people. I&M is always seeking exceptional candidates to fill these positions in order to expand its team and continue the growth of the company.

We are a Design/Build Contractor with full service capability. Utilizing Pre-Engineered Building Systems allows us to economically provide quality buildings for commercial, retail, industrial, institutional and religious applications.

Full Service Design/Build Contractor:

• Professional Design/Autocad Capability • Stamped Engineering drawings • Schedules and budgets • Steel framing designed around Varco Pruden Pre-Engineered steel • Utilize any wall system, tilt-up, block, brick veneer, glass, EIFS • We can take the project from your concept through completion of construction



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LifeLine Foods LLC

Address: 1601 Buchanan Ave.,

Address: 2811 S. 11th Street Road,

St. Joseph, MO 64501

St. Joseph, MO 64503

Business hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Phone: (816) 279-1651

Monday through Friday; emergency service available

Year Established: 2001 Employees: 125 LifeLine Foods LLC processes food-grade yellow corn into high-quality food ingredients for some of the nation’s largest food producers. LifeLine strives to add value to the local market by continuing to strengthen the demand for food-grade corn by adding high-quality jobs to the commu-

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nity and by providing additional business opportunities to local companies. We would like to thank our community, employees and investor/ owners for the continued support and look forward to the coming years!

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

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every year, we know every detail of what must happen for a successful job to be done.” For more than 30 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,” said company president Steve Roberts. 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, custom made at the job site.

Rock Ridge Steel Address: 901 Woodsdale St., Wathena, KS 66090

Phone: (913) 365-5200 Business: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

Year established: 2011 We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and referrals for Rock Ridge Steel as a supplier for their steel needs. We understand how important service is to you when you are in the field and in need of steel to fix a broken plow while faced with a deadline to finish planting or harvesting. We offer 24-hour, seven-day-aweek service to any business that runs two or three shifts. We also are proud to offer the services of our 10-gauge shear by 10-foot band saw and burn table.

System Builders Inc. Address: 621 S. Fifth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501

Phone: (816) 232-8000 Year established: 1974 We are a full-service design/build contractor who can take your building project from concept to completion. System Builders of St. Joseph has been providing solutions for your building requirements since 1974. We build the best-designed, highest-quality, most-efficient commercial and industrial buildings available. Whether it is a warehouse or manufacturing plant, a church, school or retail store, System Builders specializes in design/build and build to lease, utilizing both pre-engineered building systems and tilt-up concrete methods. Repeat business is very important to us. System Builders

develops a relationship of special confidence and trust with our customers, and we have many satisfied customers who have come to think of us as “their builder.” Thanks to exceptional employees who make sure the job is done right, ours is a quality-conscious approach often promised but seldom found in today’s market. System Builders of St. Joseph is a proud recipient of the Top Metal Builders Award in both 2012 and 2013. When we say “owner satisfaction is our No. 1 priority,” we mean it.



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A four-bedroom, three-bath house for sale at 4401 Fieldstone Court is shown in the Greystone subdivision, where more homes are under construction.


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Construction, new home sales steady and rising “I am very upbeat about our current market,” said Mary Jo Siela, a Realtor with ReeceNichols Ide Capital Realty, ew home conwhich markets Greystone. “Values are struction and sales are steady, starting to raise again and demand seems to be steady to increasing. The and could rise, two new phases in Greystone are openin Northwest ing at the perfect time, we believe.” Missouri. New home sales saw an 18 percent According to increase in January, representing a 36 the St. Joseph percent increase in total sales volume. Regional AsCurrently, St. Joseph has a lower insociation of Realtors, new construction ventory of resale properties headed into areas in the St. Joseph market have started off on the right foot. Many of the 2015, with an 11 percent decline in new listings for January. completed homes in the area have gone Builders are preparing now and the under contract in 2015. public will see a number of new homes For example, the Greystone Subdivistarted in March and April in an atsion, located to the north of Cook Road tempt to keep up with the expected and east of Woodbine Road, is ahead of demand, according to the association. last year’s numbers. There were only “There are people definitely having two sales in the first quarter of 2014 us bid homes, especially customs,” said compared to six sales for the year-toScott Gann, owner of Scott Gann Condate for 2015.


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struction and past president of Midland Empire Home Builders Association. “We’ve had a lot of people talking about, looking for numbers and actively pursing new homes. There’s no doubt about that.” Between consumer interest and low inventory of existing homes in St. Joseph, Mr. Gann and other home builders are optimistic about 2015. Greystone will have 38 new lots available this spring between its two new phases. And spring is about the time crews will break ground on new projects. Mr. Gann said new home construction is a process, beginning with plans and designs to the bidding process. “We jumped from nothing to building again,” he said. “We’re nowhere near some of the good years, like the early 2000s. But definitely better than it was.” Jennifer Hall can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @SJNPHall.


Cindy White — Berkshire Hathaway Address: 1007 E. St. Maartens Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Phone: (816) 294-3308 E-mail: Cindy White is a multimillion-dollar-selling Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stein & Summers Real Estate. As a native of the St. Joseph area, Cindy is familiar with the region and the real estate mar-

ket. Cindy believes one of the most important things an agent can do is listen to clients and understand their needs. No two circumstances the same. Everyone has their own individual wants and needs. As your real estate agent, Cindy’s goal, whether buying or selling, is for clients to be happy and feel good about their decision. Buying or selling, you can be sure Cindy will be there with you every step of the way. Call (816) 294-3308 today for an appointment.

Realty Executives of Northwest Missouri

Number of employees: 9

Address: 426 Court St., Savannah, MO 64485

Realty Executives of NW Missouri is a great team of agents serving Andrew, Buchanan and the surrounding counties. Our strength is greater than our history! Our agents are licensed in Missouri and Kansas and are members of Heartland MLS (Greater Kansas City region), and St. Joseph Regional Association of Realtors. It gives us great pleasure when our expertise in the realty market is requested. We strive to make each transaction pleasant and successful on all fronts. Our greatest pride is receiving a referral from a previous client. New agents are always welcome! We encourage those looking for a career home to contact us at (816) 324-5916.

Additional location: 2921 N. Belt Highway, Suite U14, St. Joseph, MO 64506 Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; off-hours by appointment Phone: (816) 324-5916 E-mail: Year established: 1973

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I & M Machine & Fabrication Corp Address: 401 S. 3rd St., St. Joseph, MO 64501 (816) 233-6841 Phone: (816) 233-6841 After celebrating their 40th year in business, I&M Machine & Fabrication Corp. is still growing at a fast pace now requiring expansion of the 2nd & 3rd shifts to run all departments at full capacity as 1st shift currently does. I&M is a “One Stop Shop” offering Custom Metal Fabricated & Machined Products with Industrial Metal Finishing. Their many departments include CNC-Sheet laser, tube laser, waterjet, plasma or oxy-acetylene cutting; the saw, shear, form, roll, punch, stamp, milling & turning departments and/or weld, assemble & large fabrication. Products may also need to go through their Wheelabrator, blast & paint booth or the large batch line & automated powder coat lines. Once completed parts can be delivered by one of their many delivery trucks here in town or the four state areas of IA, KS, MO & NE. These made-to-order products have been shipped to all 50-states and to other countries. With their continued expansion of trained workforce and state-of-the-art equipment I&M produces high-quality products that comply with the international quality standards of ISO 9001:2008. I&M has very competitive prices for customers in all types of fields from automotive, agriculture, advertising, medical, packaging, mining, railroad, aerial lifts, utility vehicles, cranes, forklifts, material handling systems and more. I&M said: Yes-to “Go Green with Solar Energy” last year when they

installed four 25kw solar energy systems on their facility rooftops. To this date they have produced enough energy to power nine Missouri homes. They not only desire to service their community by producing renewable energy and jobs for families living and/or working in town but to also work on local projects like the “Benton Fence Project” done for the St. Joseph School District. Fence parts and steel panels with the Benton High School Cardinal image were cut on their laser cutting machines eight in total; two of which are part of the newest additions; the Trumpf 3050 Laser Center producing 5,000 watts of cutting power with an auto loader and the Fiber Optic TruLaser 5030 with the BrightLine fiber option for outstanding cut quality and performance for the processing of thicker stainless and aluminum plates up to 1” thickness. This machine by Trumpf features a TruDisk solid-state laser and has cutting speeds up to 3-times faster. I&M due to past need, purchased a tube laser cutting system to help with production lead times. This tube laser is able to cut precision holes in round, square and rectangular tubes, angle or channel up to 8” with only a beam of light! There were a lot of tubular steel parts required on the Benton Fence Project and the LT8 BLM Tube Laser Cutting System was able to accommodate the need. All the components were then sent to Hillyard Technical Center where welding students received hands on training. They took those sub-components and welded them together to make the Benton fence. The completed fence panels were brought back to I&M to be powder coated black. The fence now surrounds Benton High School’s football stadium.


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Kawasaki powers Maryville economic engine Economic Development for helping Kawasaki and other local employers he economic engine make Maryville a thriving community. Mr. Bratt said he hoped the compaof Maryville, Mo., ny’s decision to formally join the city has shifted into will allow it to take a more active role high gear, due in in development in the city’s southern part to a big year corridor. from Kawasaki. “We felt that being outside the city Kawasaki Molimits we wouldn’t have a lot of input,” tors ManufacturMr. Bratt said. “Now that we’re in the ing set the tone city limits, maybe we’ll get to be part of for a banner year in March 2014 with the discussion.” the production of its 8 millionth unit, Josh McKim, director of Nodaway followed by the plant’s 25th anniversary celebration in August. December County Economic Development, said it was encouraging to see established brought a voluntary annexation deal companies like Kawasaki investing in that officially made the company a the community, as roughly 80 percent part of the city of Maryville. Not long after the calendar flipped over to 2015, of economic development traditionally comes from a town’s existing economic the Maryville City Council passed a base. resolution to start the ball rolling on “It’s a slam dunk for a community,” $25 million in bonds to pay for a plant Mr. McKim said. “You’re doing someexpansion. Steve Bratt, vice president and plant thing right as a community if your local businesses that know the community manager, was one of the original are continuing to invest in it.” employees when Kawasaki opened its While Kawasaki’s plans drew headdoors on the south edge of Maryville lines, several other projects have been in the late 1980s. He credited the city announced in recent months. Wells government and Nodaway County


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Bank of Platte City, Mo., announced in January that it will open a branch in Maryville that will anchor a 25-acre retail and housing development along south Main Street. ClearPath Senior Holdings completed a 50-bed senior housing facility called Oak Pointe. Casey’s General Store and Dairy Queen also have plans for new facilities in various stages of planning and construction. At Northwest Missouri State University, the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship continues to serve as an incubator for high-tech businesses that give students valuable experience and potentially lead to jobs in the community. Mr. McKim said the recent passage of a school bond and continued investment in local infrastructure show business leaders that Maryville has a strong future. “I’m high on Maryville,” Mr. McKim said. “I haven’t been this excited about the direction the community is going in a long time. Clinton Thomas can be reached at Follow him on Twitter: @SJNPThomas.


Andrew County Museum and Historical Society

ber these or, if you don’t know the answers to these questions, a trip to the Andrew County Museum might be added to your bucket list. The museum has been located in Business hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. its current facility since 1989, with Tuesday through Saturday an addition including the Duncan Phone: (816) 324-4720 Gallery added in 1992. The museum engages visitors in learning about E-mail: the county’s past to understand and Year established: 1972 appreciate a rural way of life, by collecting, preserving, researching Employees: 3 full-time, 1 part-time and interpreting the history of AnHave you drew County — its families, farms, seen a cream town, social life and community separator? spirit — through dynamic exhibits, Do you programs, publications and events. know what The permanent exhibit, “A Rural a “shock” of Way of Life,” was completed in 2009, corn or oats and in 2010 it received the Governor’s is? How long Humanities Award for Exemplary would it take a Community Achievement through team of horses the Missouri Humanities Council. to plow a The Duncan Gallery is used for temporary exhibits and for month40-acre field? If you remem- ly programs. Address: 202 E. Duncan Drive, Savannah, MO 64485-0012

Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce 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 Established in 1919, the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce contin-

ues 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. The chamber also focuses on the attraction, growth and retention of jobs and businesses and the legislative issues facing its member businesses.

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Conception Abbey

Number of employees: 75 to 80

Address: 37174 State Route VV, Conception, MO 64433

Conception Abbey is located in Conception, Mo., in Northwest Missouri’s Nodaway County. A monastery of the Swiss-American Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation, Conception Abbey is a vibrant community of around 60 monks. They meet six times a day to pray as well as operate Conception Seminary College, The Printery

Phone: (660) 944-2809 E-mail: Business hours: Please contact our Abbey Guest Center to schedule a visit Year established: 1873

House and the Abbey Guest Center. The monks also serve as parish priests and hospital chaplains. Guests of all denominations are wel-

come to join the monks for prayer. Please contact our Abbey Guest Center to schedule your visit. Visit Conception Abbey and experience the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine monasticism right here in Northwest Missouri. Whether you come for a personal retreat, directed retreat, workshop, tour or just to get away, we hope that after one visit, you’ll never be a stranger to Conception Abbey.

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Countryside Pharmacy Address: 402 E. Price Ave., Savannah, MO 64485 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Countryside Pharmacy opened in October 2001. Our mission is “keeping people healthy.” We provide

many services that help us meet our goal, including flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations, along with blood pressure readings. Countryside Pharmacy is accredited by Medicare to provide diabetes testing supplies, ostomy and urostomy supplies, diabetic footwear and nebulizer medications. Misty and Anne are certified diabetic shoe fitters. We fill pre-

following year. Maggie is very knowledgeable about this program and explains to our patients the differences in how their medications will be covered by the various plans. We fill prescriptions with care and are always available scriptions for people of all ages and to answer any questions. Free delivaccept most prescription insurancery is available inside the Savannah es. Our Medicare Part-D patients ap- city limits. Amanda delivers for us preciate the help they receive from on most days and our customers us when choosing their plan for the enjoy her visit.

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Prudential, David H. Smith, Financial Planner Address: 201 W. Clay St., Albany, MO 64402 Additional location: Smith Insurance (subsidiary), 1170 Kansas St., Liberty, MO 64068 Phone: (660) 726-3396 E-mail: Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Year established: 1990 Number of employees: 3 Since its inception more than 135 years ago, Prudential has focused on providing financial security to middle-class Americans. In addition to our full line of term

and whole-life insurance plans, Prudential offers one of the most attractive variable annuity product lines in the industry designed to guarantee income for a lifetime. We offer regular and Roth IRAs, 529 Education Plans, Small Business Simple IRAs and simple 401K retirement plans for the family farm. In keeping with this tradition, we offer Qualified Health Insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act through our Smith Insurance subsidiary. Later this year, we will offer small business group health plans or “SHOP” under the ACA. At Prudential/Smith Insurance, for more than 23 years we have proven that we can provide the insurance products and investment plans to fit your needs.

Farm House Collection Address: 113 S. Broadway, Jamesport, MO 64648 Phone: (660) 684-6704 E-mail: Jamesport_farmhouse@yahoo. com Farm House Collection is a family-owned company based in the small Amish settlement of Jamesport, Mo. The Farm House is best known for high-quality, handpoured candles. Father-son owners Mike and Travis hand pour more than 50 premium fragrances in 10 different sizes into U.S.made glass. We’re very excited to announce that the candle-making process is now going to be a handson interactive experience with

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Address: 21910 State Highway 190, Jamesport, MO 64648 Phone: (660) 684-6848

Address: 107 E. Clay, Albany, MO 64402

Year established: Under current management since 1989 Jamesport, Mo., is known for the Amish community and the homemade products they sell. One picturesque Amish-run store, located just one mile south of Jamesport, is H & M Country Store. The store got its name from Henry and Mary Swantz, who owned the store in 1983. Since 1989, it has been family-owned and operated by Mose and Ida Graber and their son-in-law and daughter, Lavern and Sue Beechy. H&M Country Store offers aisles and aisles of a variety of items, some of which you expect and others you will be pleased to find, including jams, noodles, homemade pastas, snack mixes, old-fashioned candies, pickled foods and 24 different varieties of Ohio cheeses.

Business hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Phone: (660) 726-5522 In addition to food products, H&M Country store offers an array of kitchen supplies, including wood spoons, salad dressing containers, pots and pans and an abundance of all different shapes and sizes of cookie cutters, plus much more. Located between a bakery and a fabric store, H&M Country Store is one mile south of Jamesport on State Highway 190. The store is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; it is closed on Thursday and Sunday.


visitors. The candle-pouring shop will be moved into the front of the first building of the Farm House, and this will allow customers to have a front row seat and be able to interact with our candle pourers. The Farm House also offers a full line of bath and body products, from goat’s milk soap to whipped shea butter with jojoba and sweet almond oil. The Farm House also features Missouri- and U.S.-made décor and gifts, such as locally made pottery, signs and rugs. The Farm House is one of the largest retail suppliers of Crow Canyon Enamel and Splatterware. The Farm House offers its customers a unique shopping experience by pairing quality merchandise, one-of-a-kind service, as well as weekend entertainment from local musicians and artisans. We hope to see you soon!

Year established: 1973 Number of employees: 6 Hogue Lumber Co. was established in 1973 and is fam-

ily-owned by lifelong Albany residents Gene, Sherrie, Matt, Nick and family. The company offers retail building materials for a variety of projects, including new construction (homes, additions), pole buildings and decks, along with a full line of hardware to finish the job. If a remodel is in your future, Hogue Lumber Co. also offers kitchen cabinets, countertops and bathroom furnishings such as tubs, showers and fixtures and carpet, tile, vinyl, laminate and luxury vinyl tile to finish off your project, no matter the size. Once you are finished revamping the inside of your home, Hogue Lumber is also your stop for any landscaping needs, including blocks, mulch and soil.

Jamesport Builders Address: 32137 State Highway 6, Jamesport, MO Phone: (660) 684-6931 Victor Graber has been in the construction business since he was

16 years old. He’s done everything from house framing to working on hag barns, interior work and remodeling. So when, as the foreman for a construction crew, he realized there was more work than they could handle, he decided there was room for another construction company in the area and branched out on his own. In 2006, Mr. Graber started James-

port Builders. He began with just four employees and the desire to do quality work at a competitive price. The model has worked; Jamesport Builders has grown to include several crews for a variety of jobs. Graber credits the growth to the company’s commitment to quality and affordability. He says Jamesport Builders can tackle everything from a small hunting blind to commercial projects, including everything a home or farm might need, like a pole barn, home construction, horse barns and garages.

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Jamesport Community Association Phone: (660) 684-6146 E-mail: The Jamesport Community Association is a proud supporter of many events in the area including: The 17th Annual Quilt Show & Auction: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, doors open at 7 a.m.; Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015; Quilt Viewing, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. For more information, call (660) 684-6146. Spring Open House: March 27 and 28. First Saturday in Jamesport, flea market, swap meet and bazaar: April through November.

May Days — Mother’s Day craft show with “Old Time” contests: Friday and Saturday. Annual car show: June 2, 2015. Fourth of July: Two-day Amish Auction. Heritage Days: Third Friday and Saturday of September, two-day craft show with fun events. The 17th Annual Quilt Show & Auction: 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, doors open at 7 a.m.; Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015; Quilt Viewing, 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. For more information, please call (660) 684-6146. Fall Open House: Nov. 6 and 7 “Step Back in Time” Craft Show: Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Lawson’s Quick Stop Address: 104 Hill St., Stewartsville, Mo. Additional location: Clarksdale (Mo.) General Store Phone: (816) 669-3396 Business hours: Stewartsville: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday Year established: 1971 Opened by John Lawson in 1971 as a real estate building, Lawson’s Quick Stop has seen many expan-

sions through the years. Starting out as a basic convenience store with beer, liquor, chips and only four coolers, the once-APCO station is now the one-stop shop for more than 40 different types of drinks in various sizes, a variety of snacks and Chester’s Chicken. David Lawson and his wife purchased Lawson’s Quick Stop in 1989, and the upgrades haven’t stopped since. Now a Sinclair station, the Lawsons have added walkin coolers, providing the opportunity for more beverage choices. The Lawsons try to treat their customers as they would like to be treated and keep their loyal customers always coming back!


Lawns UnLimited Inc. Address: 11447 N.E. U.S. Highway 69 South, Cameron, MO 64429 Phone: (816) 632-6007; (816) 2795009; (800) 379-5009 Fax: (816) 632-1131 Mobile/pager: (816) 596-1925 commercial properties of any size. Workman knows the result of any service begins with a quality plan. Lawns UnLimited Inc. was estab“It’s like taking a family vacation lished in 1982 and has been serving and planning out how you will get to St. Joseph and the surrounding communities for 33 years with quality where you are going. In our business, service at an affordable price. Owner you need to know what you want in the end so that when you are finished and president Zack Workman takes with the project, there are no surprisgreat pride in the attention to detail in all of the ser- es. It’s just as you expected,” he says. In fall 2014, Lawns UnLimited Inc. vices offered. added another service with the conLandscape/ struction of a new climate-controlled irrigation destorage facility, Lake-Site Storage. sign, installation and main- With motion detection lighting, keyless fob entrance, and 360-degree tenance can cameras, the facility brings a new be provided to dimension to storing items. residential or E-mail:

Lewis Agency Insurance Address: 101 W. Vermont St., King City, MO 64463 Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment Phone: (660) 535-4391 E-mail: Year established: 1989 Number of employees: 1 Locally owned and operated by Danny Lewis, the Lewis Agency

has delivered quality insurance solutions to individuals in Missouri, specializing in auto, SR-22 filings, farm and homeowner’s insurance coverage with a variety of payment options. The Lewis Agency is committed to helping you find a policy that fits your needs and will focus on providing personalized attention and quality customer service to create an experience that’s difficult to find in today’s market. With a variety of companies to choose from, The Lewis Agency will work with you to ensure that you and those you care about most are protected.

Midwest Data Center, Inc. Address: 214 S Main St., Rock Port, MO 64482 Phone: (660) 744-5343 Now more than ever, information technology plays an important role in the success of any business. Deploying robust and secure IT solutions can lead to the increased

productivity and profitability that every business desires. Midwest Data Center Inc (MDC), located in Northwest Missouri, provides professional, managed IT solutions for businesses large and small across the United States. Areas of specialty include managed IT services, cloud services, managed firewalls and intrusion prevention. Managed IT services include

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A Mission Of Service For 120 Years St. Francis Hospital & Health Services is proud of its long relationship and strong roots in northwest Missouri. On September 8, 1894, the same year of the St. Louis Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair, we began as St. Joseph Hospital, a 12-bed facility located in a house on three acres of land next to St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church (now St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholic Church). Our first patient, Thomas Kidney, was admitted a week before we officially opened, heralding a commitment to patient care that has long been a hallmark of this hospital. Today, St. Francis Hospital & Health Services is a 81-bed, Joint Commission Accredited, full-service acute care facility, with advanced programs in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, surgery, sports medicine and mental health to name just a few. As we look forward to our future together, St. Francis Hospital & Health Services remains committed to this community and will continually strive to provide the highest quality of healthcare!



Midwest Mini Barns Address: 3008 U.S. Highway 69, Winston, MO 64469 Phone: (660) 749-5310 Year established: 2001 Midwest Mini Barns has been family-owned and operated since 2001. Our goal has been and will continue to be great workmanship using high-quality materials, giving you a building that will last for many years. With display lots in St. Joseph,

Winston, Mo., and Wathena, Kan., Midwest Mini Barns has a large service and delivery area for its variety of styles, sizes and color storage options. Storage sheds are available to purchase or rent to own, and delivery and installation is always free. Midwest Mini Barns looks forward to serving you in the future for all of your storage sheds. We are also the headquarters for fine outdoor poly furniture! Please give us a call or come by and see us. Our specialty is building what you specifically want.

Ottmann Electric Address: 17180 State Route E, Rock Port MO, 64482 Phone: (660) 744-6241 Year established: 1995 In the summer of 1995, Chad and Mandy Ottmann began operating Ottmann Electric out of the garage of their home in Rock Port, Mo. The business quickly grew and soon it was necessary to add a full-time employee to help Chad while Mandy took over managing the office fulltime. The business continued to grow, and in 2007, Chad and Mandy bought a building and lot near their home to house the

business offices. Today, Ottmann Electric employs three full-time workers. We offer the services of a bucket truck and trencher, and we recently purchased a scissor lift to make doing jobs that require being high off the ground both more convenient and safer for our workers. We are a licensed dealer for Milbank Standby Generators, Jug cattle waterers and also for AgriDry grain quality control solutions. Ottmann Electric specializes in all areas: residential, agricultural and commercial work. We offer custom lighting design in homes as well as Warm Zone radiant floor heating to keep your home warmer in cold months. We are fully insured, licensed and bonded. We are thankful to our customers in Northwest Missouri for supporting us the past 20 years. We look forward to serving you in the future!


Northwest Missouri State University Address: 800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Phone: (660) 562-1212 E-mail: Year established: 1905 Number of employees: 700 Northwest Missouri State University is a four-year regional university that offers 124 undergraduate, pre-professional and graduate degree programs.

The university offers more than 175 student organizations and is ranked No. 1 in 10 of 12 areas on the student satisfaction national survey. Upon graduation, 97.4 percent of students secure employment within six months (99 percent for graduate students). Laptops and textbooks are included in tuition, ensuring that every student is well-equipped for success and saving students an average of $7,200 over four years. This fall, Northwest ranked as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri on U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2015 Best Colleges.”

Shearwood Crossing Address: 1091 State Route U, Jamesport, MO 64648 Business hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday Phone: (660) 684-6121 Year established: 2003 Visit Shearwood Crossing, a variety of handcrafted furniture, quilts, crafts and Christian books with three stores in one building. Oakridge Furniture is a tradition of excellence. From start to finish, each piece is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen. They specialize in quality custom pieces that leave a

lasting impression. They will help you design and create your dream pieces into reality with an emphasis on comfort. Heirloom-quality furniture can be found at affordable prices and can be passed down to many generations. Hardwood is a product from nature and will have variations in color and grain. Hardwood characteristics will provide their own unique touch on each piece of furniture, and even though we use the same building and finishing process, no two pieces will be exactly the same. All of our pieces come with a lifetime guarantee and we hope you will enjoy your pieces as much as we did making them. Shearwood Quilts & Crafts is a large selection of handmade quilts, baskets, candles, jams and much, much more! The Christian Bookstore offers a variety of books, from toddler to adult Christian fiction, true stories, Bibles and Bible stories. Check out the half-price shelf!

Stoney Ridge Custom Processing Address: 25504 State Highway 190, Jamesport, MO 64648

Besides Merle Yoder and his wife, they have five part-time employees. Mr. Yoder says he has super employees and a super clientele. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. According to Mr. Yoder, “Customer satisfaction is our priority!” Please feel free to contact Mr. Yoder at (660) 6846850.

Phone: (660) 684-6850 Stoney Ridge Custom Processing, located at 25504 State Highway 190 in Jamesport, Mo., is a guru in the processing of all types of meat: beef, swine and deer. They specialize in meats curing and smoking with natural woods.

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