Thursday, February 28, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about starting a business in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking business. Thinking about starting your own business, but not quite sure where to start? Patch wants to help you find answers to your questions this week, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: Have a question? Ask our experts in the comment section below!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mrs. B's offers home cooking with daily specials.
Chad Brown's mother ran a restaurant in Potosi for 15 years, so maybe it wasn't such a stretch when the Cottleville police officer decided to try his hand at the business. Chad and his wife Jennifer, who live in Cottleville, opened Mrs. B's Country Kitchen at 403 Luetkenhaus Boulevard in Wentzville just before Christmas. The restaurant serves their full menu all day, so if you're someone who loves an omelet for lunch (as I do!) you can get it. (And I did, the day I visted Mrs. B's—a HUGE and very tasty four-egg omelet.) Hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. B's is closed on Mondays. "On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we're pretty busy," Jennifer said. For breakfast, the Browns offer eggs, bacon…
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Thursday, December 13, 2012
On the third day of Christmas, Downtown Wentzville has for me: 3 groovy guitars.
Whether you're looking for a valuable vintage instrument for a experienced guitar player or a something suitable for a beginner, you can find what you need at Old Friends Vintage Guitars. Old Friends Vintage Guitars in downtown Wentzville offers a variety of guitars and amplifiers and other guitar equipment and accessories such as picks and replacement strings. The shop also offers parts (such as tuning knobs) and can repair some problems, and they can also order parts not in stock. Owner Emmett Taylor has created an attractive, relaxed atmosphere where guitar players can interact with other players and "jam." Beautiful vintage instruments like a late 70s Les Paul electric guitar are displayed on the walls, and a grouping of comfy sofas …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Organic Cave bakery features gluten, dairy, soy, and casein-free items.
A 30-day gluten-free challenge led Nichole and Angel DiGiuseppi to a new career path. On Sunday, they opened The Organic Cave, a Paleo bakery, in New Town. About a year ago the couple, who live in St. Peters, eliminated gluten, grain, soy and dairy from their diet for 30 days in an effort to address allergies and migraines. "We felt amazing," Nichole DiGiuseppi, 42, said. "We realized we felt great not eating those things. We didn't realize we felt so bad until we got rid of those things." The DiGiuseppis adopted the Paleo diet, but found they missed eating cookies, cakes and muffins. They found it difficult to find prepared items at stores that didn't have soy or dairy. So Nichole DiGiuseppi decided to make her own treats. In May, she…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in the Wentzville/Lake Saint Louis area. “The Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce encourages all residents to shop local this holiday season!” said Tony Mathews, President/CEO. “When you shop local you are supporting local business …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
City staff noted that the former fast-food restaurant has fallen into disrepair.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting Wednesday night, Nov. 13, for approval of a redevelopment of the old Burger King property on Veterans Memorial Parkway and Pic Parkway. The applicant, Thomas Schlansker of Wentzville, wants to remodel the building for use as a gun shop and indoor shooting range, which will require approval of a 4,854 square foot addition to the existing building. With potential noise being an issue, city staff noted in its recommendation to the board that no residences are located closer than 1,350 feet to the proposed shooting range. The closest structure is the former U.S. Fidelis building now occupied by Roberts Marketing Group.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Carol Clark and her family have run the local publication for 30 years.
The Lincoln County Journal reported Monday that Newstime, the Lake Saint Louis-based newspaper that has been covering local news since 1982, has been sold to Lakeway Publishers, Inc. Owner/publisher Carol Clark and her family first ran the monthly paper from their basement. The offices are now located at 11102 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lake Saint Louis. The paper started covering Wentzville news in 1989. Lakeway Publishers, Inc. publishes 10 other papers in Missouri, including the Lincoln County Journal, the Troy Free Press, the Elsberry Democrat and the Bowling Green Times. Lakeway also publishes eight papers in Tennessee and six in Virginia, as well as four magazines and two shoppers. Michael Short, the manager of the Elsberry …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
No, there's not a catch. SCORE's experienced mentors will help you take your business to the next level.
When it comes down to it, behind just about every small business is an entrepreneur hoping to turn their passion into a paycheck. But, as many wise business advisers have noted: Hope is not a strategy. Business owners need support to turn dreams into reality. That's why Patch is pleased to announce a new partnership with SCORE, a nonprofit organization with 12,000 business experts nationwide who provide free mentoring to small business owners. The partnership makes sense because we believe that when local commerce grows, the whole community gets stronger. Patch already provides free listings for local businesses and other tools to help build local brands. Whether you're a 10-year-old jewelry designer or a 79-year-old who carves wood knives…
Friday, July 27, 2012
We nominate a restaurant. You review it. That's right, you're the local expert—and we want to hear what you think.
When it comes to restaurants, Wentzville has it covered. We have some great local places that many would consider community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets. But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. That's where you come in. We could throw some money at a professional food critic, but that's not exactly what Patch is all about. We'd much rather know the opinion of the fine folks that eat there day-in and day-out. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark. That's why we have The Friday Food Critic column, where each …