Tag: Entrepreneur

Handcrafted in Hillsboro

Driving from Springfield to Vandalia, I was contemplating which Casey’s to stop at for coffee as I passed through Hillsboro, IL. The town of about 6,000 people supports two of the regional convenience stores and I’m quite familiar with both. The town has been both a destination and a travel stop through the years of

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Small Town Big Money

I had never been to a Book Release Event. Never had a desire to. Have never really anticipated the release of a book. This was different. It was local and I knew the author. There was music, comedy, readings, food, a variety of people, late night in downtown Sikeston, MO. Something compelled me to be

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Parengo Coffee

Parengo Coffee opened a small shop on Malone St. in 2013. It was a comfortable space with counter service and a somewhat detached seating area. Parking and access were a bit limited by the location on Sikeston’s major east-west thoroughfare which is also Highway 62. But Colby Williams and staff built a good business of

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