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Sanguinetti tours Dot Foods, lends ear to challenges business faces


MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti used a stop in Mount Sterling to illustrate the need for ongoing reforms in Illinois. Sanguinetti on Thursday toured Dot Foods' newest warehouse and its truck garage, even climbing into one of the company's newest trucks, as part of an effort to visit all the counties in the state. More>>

New Quincy business ready to motivate, develop clients


Amy Schmiedeskamp's goal is to make sure everyone leaves her business feeling better about themselves than when they walked in. "We want to make sure everyone who walks through our doors has value added to their lives," she said. Schmiedeskamp recently opened MindTree Personnel Enrichment, 428 N. Sixth. The company's goal is to help clients reach a different type of "personal fitness." She hopes to help people develop leadership qualities. More>>

County Market Express makeover nearly complete


WEST QUINCY, Mo. - County Market Express workers have faced some inconveniences as their workplace has undergone remodeling for the past three months, but they're looking forward to a new look and feel in the convenience store. Store Director Grant Hellenthal said loyal customers have still been able to find their way around scaffolds. Business has remained brisk. More>>

Long-awaited launch for new iPhones more low-key in Quincy


QUINCY -- Six people waited outside the Quincy AT&T store at 520 Broadway on Friday morning as the latest version of the Apple iPhone was released to customers. Trent Lyons, a store manager, said the launch of new iPhone 6s and larger 6s Plus is more subdued than past releases but the store will stay busy throughout launch weekend as more people come in to upgrade their phones. More>>

Peoples Prosperity Bank holding company OKs acquisition


Town and Country Financial Corp. of Springfield announced Friday that it has agreed to acquire West Plains Investors Inc. More>>

Fred Meyer Jewelers to close in Quincy Mall


QUINCY -- Fred Meyer Jewelers officials plan to close their store in the Quincy Mall on Oct. 12. Anaise Berry, director of marketing for Cullinan Properties Ltd., which owns the mall, said the jewelry's store's... More>>

DAISY Award Program will honor Blessing nurses


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BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Goodwill plans to open thrift store in Quincy; OSHA class at JWCC


Lincoln Land Goodwill Industries plans to build a new thrift store along Quincy's Broadway corridor next year. Pat Anderson, vice president of marketing for Lincoln Land Goodwill, said the store will be built just... More>>

Illinois jobless rate falls, along with total jobs


Unemployment rates continue to fall, but Jeff Mays, director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, is not running any victory laps."The workforce participation rate also is going down," Mays said. "What we need is growth."Illinois reported a jobless rate of 5.6 percent in August, down from 5.9 percent in July. Yet the state lost 900 jobs. More>>

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