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Blue Moon Market brings unique shopping to downtown Joplin

Home décor, jewelry, clothing, shoes, purses and furniture are all products that can be found at the one-of-a-kind boutique Blue Moon Market. In March 2011, the creative minds of Jeanene Eberhart, Rebecca...

Senior Taylor Kalbfleisch tops pepperoni pizza before loading it into their woodfire oven.

JJ’s Woodfire Pizza thriving after first year of business

Lakin Adams, Managing Editor December 8, 2012

Statistics say that most new businesses fail in the first year.JJ’s Pizza in Webb City just passed its year mark is and going strong.“You really have no idea of the amount of work that has to be done...

Photo illustration by Curtis Almeter

Instructor opens business with help of students

Nathan Mills, Editor-in-chief February 10, 2012

“It ain’t every day a nutty professor starts a business with students and lets the students run the business.” JJ Spurlin is an associate professor of criminal justice at Missouri Southern. He’s...

Joplin economy rebounds

Bekah Collins, Staff Writer February 10, 2012

In the recent months following the May tornado that devastated most of the Joplin area, city officials are pleased to see business booming despite the loss of several prominent businesses in town.  Sam...

Business takes events ‘way beyond’

Gabi Markovich, Staff Writer February 10, 2012

A new local events company, Way Beyond Events, is working to make its mark in Joplin and help the community flourish.“We all meet over the summer through various Chamber of Commerce events,” Niki Corcoran,...

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