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Volume 1, Number 27

People in the News
Dan LaDue, Extreme Sports Scuba
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer
Newton County Dive Team member Dan LaDue has received his dive master certification, after logging more than 450 dives.

John Emmert, Missouri Department of Transportation
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer
John Emmert has been promoted to the position of construction inspector with the Carthage construction office of the Southwest District of the Missouri Department of Transportation.  

Kim Mackney, Constituent Service Center
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer
Kim Mackney of Joplin has joined Southwest Missouri Roy Blunt’s staff as a staff assistant in Constituent Service Center in the NorthPark Mall.

Banking and Finance
General News
Featured Article
Community roots important to regional bank
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer
PARSONS, Kan. � As the roller coaster of bank mergers and acquisitions continues across the country, smaller cities start getting nervous when larger banking systems eye their hometown financial institutions for assimilation.

Health Care

Ozark Center adding dimension
Joplin Business Journal
JOPLIN, Mo. – Ozark Center broke ground Aug. 14 on a new 24-unit apartment complex dedicated to meet the needs of the chronically mentally ill. Magnolia Heights is a $2.3 million complex funded by a Section 811 Housing and Urban Development grant.

Todays News

RES: nuisance lawsuit settled
CARTHAGE, Mo. — It appears that the public nuisance suit filed by the City of Carthage against Renewable Environmental Solutions LLC has been dismissed.


Don't go business casual
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer
A corporation offers business owners many rewards. Certainly the most important advantage is that one’s personal assets cannot be accessed if the corporation is sued. This protective shield surrounding a corporation is a wonderful benefit; however, maintaining it requires a definitive degree of separation between your corporation and your personal assets. 

Grand Lake Manufacturer’s Council named good partner
Joplin Business Journal
The Grand Lake Manufacturers' Council received the prestigious Partners for Progress Award for its contribution to the development, promotion and progress of Oklahoma's technology center system during the 2006 Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Summer Conference, held August 1-3, at the Tulsa Convention Center.

Small Business
Special Report
Small business tends toward trends
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer

Joplin small businessman Dan Harrison talks about his success with an ink cartridge refilling franchise, and how it lead him to "semi-retire" from his insurance business.

It's a decision many people are making—becoming their own bosses in businesses of their own creation or in franchises of national brands that have already done the research work for them.


What is e-commerce?
John Derrick, Journal Guest Writer
Electronic Commerce, or e-commerce, is the trade of products and services by means of the Internet or other computer networks. E-commerce follows the same basic principles as traditional commerce--that is, buyers and sellers come together to swap commodities for money.

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