Business

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 […]

CVB mulls separation from Chamber of Commerce

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) have long co-existed, sharing administrative costs. However, due to “gray areas” in the policies that govern the two entities, the CVB board recently voted to restructure the CVB so it would be solely responsible for the […]

Taylor Drug offers free vitamins for children

One local pharmacy is offering free vitamins to the youths of Arkansas City. Taylor Drug, located at 201 S. Summit St., is offering multivitamins to children aged 2 to 12 years old. “The parents have to come in and sign the child up,” said one staff member. The parents are […]

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 […]