Ark City store collecting donations for Safe Homes

An Arkansas City retail store is working to collect donations for Cowley County Safe Homes. Factory Connection, 2135 N. Summit St., has become a drop-off point for donations that ultimately will help Safe Homes in Winfield to continue offering necessities to its clientele. “I never have a deadline for donations. […]

Land Rush Antique Mall to hold grand opening

Land Rush Antique Mall opened for business at the beginning of April and the store at 208 S. Summit St. hasn’t stopped gaining momentum since. It currently has more than 30 vendors who sell everything from antique glass to canned goods. The antique mall is having a grand opening June […]

From Almost Homemade to Pamalou’s

Pamalou’s is coming soon to Graves Drug in Arkansas City, just in time for the summer season. Pam Hess just started working in the soda fountain and has many ideas to spice up the menu. “They (Graves) made it too tempting to say ‘No,’” Hess said. “I love cooking. I […]

Jensations expands offers, opens location

Jensations owner Jen Ross is no stranger to making a business succeed. “I have been very blessed with all of the encouragement and support, and faithful client friends and recent new ones,” Ross said. The Jensations mobile massage parlor began in 2013. Ross used her mobile table to bring full […]

Business Highlight: Bee’Tween Friends

Three broke girls wanted to open a business. It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s actually the beginning of Bee’Tween Friends. Doneita Pappan, Sissy Kingsbury and Tracy Pingry are co-owners of the downtown business. The trio bought the building from Danny Thompson in August 2010. They […]

RCB Bank to acquire CornerBank

RCB Bank is growing its presence in the Sunflower State with the acquisition of Kansas-based CornerBank. The sale, pending regulatory approval, is expected to be finalized early in the third quarter of 2016. All nine CornerBank locations, located in Arkansas City, Douglass, Lawrence, Oxford, Wellington, Wichita and Winfield are included […]

Bland resigns as Chamber of Commerce director

Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Sydney Bland has resigned her position, effective June 20. “I am resigning my position as CEO of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. I am proud of what we have accomplished during my three years of employment at the chamber/CVB,” said Bland […]

New car wash being constructed

Construction has begun on a new car wash near the intersection of Summit Street and Radio Lane. The car wash falls in the Community Improvement District (CID), which was created in 2015 at Summit Plaza and includes both Westlake Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree. The proposal turned in to the […]