Business

Chamber coffee July 14 to preview Christmas in the City

Christmas is visiting Arkansas City early, courtesy of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members are invited to attend a special chamber coffee at 10 a.m. July 14 at the chamber office, 106 S. Summit St. There will be opportunities to sign up for Christmas in the City […]

Double Eagle dedicated to helping people

Double Eagle Firearm and Pawn is a local business that dedicates itself to helping people while also giving them a place to purchase firearms. Double Eagle is located at 104 S. Summit St. and was founded by owner Darrin Green. Green first started selling just firearms in 2008 and it […]

Sewing classes offered all summer at McDonald’s

Dalene McDonald, of McDonald’s Sewing & Vacuum, is offering sewing classes all summer and has had good turnout for the classes. There are many classes from which to choose. Most include a class fee, but they range in skill level from beginner to advanced. Some of the more advanced classes […]

Is millennials’ debt killing entrepreneurship?

You have heard time and again that student loan debt is taking over the lives of millions of millennials. Well, the situation may be even more bleak than previously thought, according to new data collected by the U.S. Department of Education: “The total amount of outstanding direct student loans stood […]

Pieper purchases Riverstone Family Dental from Snowden

Dr. Daniel Snowden’s dental practice has changed hands, according to an Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce press release. “Dr. Benjamin Pieper, along with his wife, Jamie, and their four children are thrilled to have made their way (back) to Kansas,” the release states. “It is our mission at Riverstone […]

Dillons offers free fruit to local children

Children of Dillons grocery store shoppers now are able to snack on free fresh fruit while in the store, located at 425 N. Summit St. in Arkansas City. “We are excited to introduce ‘Free Fresh Fruit for Kids’ program,” said community and public relations manager Sheila Lowrie. “Anyone shopping with […]

Downtown Arkansas City to be host to sidewalk sale

Downtown Arkansas City will be host to a sidewalk sale June 25, although some vendors will have their sales inside due to the heat. The sidewalk sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizer Jill Wineinger, owner of Willow Fashion, said approximately 20 stores will offer sales. […]

Steamy Joe named top Arkansas City restaurant

Steamy Joe has been named the No. 1 restaurant in Arkansas City by tripadvisor.com. The coffee house, located at 216 W. Central Ave., opened just last year. Its grand opening was Sept. 1, 2015. Owner Ruth Ryel, and her husband, Randy Ryel, converted the 111-year-old residence into a coffee shop […]

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 […]