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Rebecca Martin (Reporter)

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E-mail: rebecca@newstribune.com
Rebecca Martin is assistant city editor of the News Tribune. She also reports on business news in the Jefferson City area.

Hookah lounge gone in a puff

Published Oct. 14 2016

After five months in business and five months of back-and-forth with city officials, Golden Smoke Hookah Lounge is closing up...

Fischer Body, Julie Smith showcased

Published Oct. 13 2016

What does it take to be the biggest name in business in Jefferson City?

City lowers occupancy limit for hookah lounge

Published Oct. 9 2016

Community concerns surrounding a hookah lounge near downtown Jefferson City have centered mainly on the crowds that congregate outside the...

BizBeat: Summit Villa doubles capacity with expanded long-term care facility

Published Oct. 2 2016

Summit Villa Assisted Living's new 46-bed expansion is officially open for business.

Missouri outpaces neighbors in business growth

Published Sep. 25 2016

Missouri's business community saw a net growth of more than 8,700 private-sector employers in 2015, a 5 percent gain over...

Governor opens first Cybersecurity Summit

Published Aug. 31 2016

One of Gov. Jay Nixon's most memorable cases as attorney general — or at least most memorably named — is...

Nurse turnover down at area hospitals

Published Aug. 28 2016

A national shortage of qualified nurses has plagued hospitals for years, and Missouri isn't immune, according to the Missouri Hospital...

The 'two-edged sword' of Jefferson City's underemployment

Published Aug. 14 2016

"Underemployment" applies to individuals who possess skills and/or training levels that exceed the responsibilities of their current job, as well...

Jefferson City ranks high among small cities for new businesses

Published Jul. 21 2016

Just last month, Jefferson City welcomed two new antique stores and a new pizza restaurant to its business community.

Traffic concerns delay Mission Drive development

Published Jul. 17 2016

A planned commercial development is still in the works for the area in Jefferson City northwest of Mission Drive where...

BizBeat: Longtime photographer opens Holts Summit studio

Published Jul. 17 2016

After 27 years in photography, Elizabeth Nilges finally has her own studio.

Bizbeat: New 'treatery' cools down Holts Summit

Published Jul. 17 2016

A cool new Holts Summit hangout opened July 1 and is serving up sweet treats for the community and its...

Jefferson City TIF Commission rejects Truman Hotel proposal

Published Jun. 23 2016

The Jefferson City TIF Commission voted 7-1 on Thursday to reject the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan for the...

New Truman Hotel funding plan proposed

Published Jun. 19 2016

The Jefferson City TIF Commission will consider a new version of the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to redevelop the...

Make reading a real treat

Published Jun. 9 2016

You might leave your next family trip to Culver's with more than a dish of frozen custard.

Truman Hotel TIF decision delayed again

Published Jun. 1 2016

The Jefferson City TIF Commission voted Tuesday to continue its public hearing regarding the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for...

BizBeat: Dollar General celebrates grand opening in Linn

Published May. 29 2016

Dollar General celebrated the grand opening of its relocated Linn store on Saturday.

BizBeat: Bakery is sweet addition to Holts Summit

Published May. 22 2016

When Melisa Stone started culinary school, she had no idea her own bakery would be rising so quickly.

Program changes encourage diversity in state projects

Published May. 21 2016

Proposed changes to Missouri's Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) program could make it easier for businesses to apply for the certification,...

BizBeat: Railwood Golf Course scales up to 18 holes

Published May. 15 2016

The outlook for Railwood Golf Course was unclear last fall when management announced it would scale back from 18 to...