News in brief, June 15
Tom Kunke Art Studio & Gallery showing paintings for the last time June 25
Tom Kunke wants to refocus on his creative side.
There’s a saying common among CrossFit members: Come for the fitness, stay for the community.
Independence call center employs 240 and still hiring
FCR, a call center in Independence, has hired 240 people in about nine months and is on its way to one of the top employers in the county.
Local officials see Polk County’s job market, labor force growing
In Chelsea Metcalfe’s opinion, Dallas has a “good problem.” Metcalfe, the executive director of the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce, said she’s been trying to help a local family fulfill their business dream, but has run into a roadblock.
Critelli Sweets in Dallas offers homemade baked goods and candy with the touch of a family tradition
After a lifetime of experience with her father’s gift for cooking Italian food that would bring the neighbors knocking when they smelled the garlic in the air, Kerner asked him, “Why don’t you open a restaurant?”
Monmouth Hardware has been at 225 Main St. E. since the mid-1960s, but owners Brenda and Tom Pell have decided to move down the street.
A job fair on March 23 will bring 31 businesses and organizations to Central High School.
Elegant Floral brings variety of gifts, shopping experience to downtown
The owner of Elegant Floral, which opened on Feb. 12 on Mill Street in Dallas, seemed destined to be a flower shop owner. It’s just taken some time for her to make that leap.
American Gas & Technology (AG&T) founder Ray Tate Jr. said the company is developing the “21st century gas station” and its vision is as big as the facility it’s remodeling to build its dream.
Return of classic Blue Garden sign highly anticipated
It was a moment 30 years in the making.
The classic Blue Garden building facade will be completed this week
For the first time in about 30 years, the old Blue Garden sign will add its light to Main Street in downtown Dallas.
Vineyards and wineries from Polk County were well-represented in Wine Spectator’s February issue, which was on newsstands Tuesday.
Fashion Sense, located at 427 E. Main St., Monmouth, celebrated its grand opening on Jan. 16.
The deadline for filing personal property tax returns has changed for businesses.