Title: Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Location: Huck Boyd Center
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Start Time: 06:00
Known to traveler’s worldwide, The Chubby Pickle in Phillipsburg serves up specialty hamburgers, sandwiches and homemade soup. And of course, with every “burger” and sandwich, a pickle is included! The chef is so easy to get along with, she will even change anything to your taste. Just ask!
Thank you for your generosity of funds for my dance studio. Operating my own dance studio has always been a dream of mine. Thank you for helping make my dream come true! Your program is truly wonderful for the Phillipsburg community. I greatly appreciate your assistance!
Amy Reiner – Owner, Studio 4 Dance Center
The month of May was another milestone for the Witmer family. Witmer Drug spent the month celebrating its 75th year in the same location in downtown Phillipsburg. And 80th years of service to our area.
In 1930, Raymond Witmer moved to Phillipsburg to manage the Curtis Drug. Raymond purchased the pharmacy in 1947. Since that time, there has been a Witmer standing behind the pharmacy counter to fill prescriptions for area residents. In 1955, son Jack joined his father in this business. Raymond partially retired in the 1960′s and died in 1978, leaving Jack to run the store by himself.
In 1986, Phillipsburg native Steve Schick came to work for Jack and joined him in serving our community.
Jack’s son, Eric came back to Phillipsburg in 1991, to be apart of this longstanding family business. Jack sold the business to Steve and Eric on January 1st, 1997, where they continue to serve the area as the pharmacists.
Phillips County Economic Development Board and Staff thank the Witmer family for their loyalty and service to our area. We are fortunate to have such dedicated individuals in our community.
Congratulations on 80 year in business!Information for this post was taken from The Advocate of Phillips County, Vol. 10 – No. 45. Thursday, May 27, 2010.
In 2008 we realized we had overgrown our existing facility and had a vision of a bigger store offering products and services that we knew the community desired but that we couldn’t provide due to lack of space. The perfect location was available, we were eager to expand and the timing was perfect. The problem was that we didn’t have enough funding to go through with an expansion. However, the communities’ desire to see us expand gave us the drive and ambition to find a way to make it all happen.
The board members of Phillips County Community Foundation (PCCF) and also the board members of Phillips County Economic Development (PCED) saw our vision as well. Without their support, we would not have been able to complete our expansion. The Entrepreneurial Business Enhancement Fund (EBEF) is what finally made our dreams a reality. Without the grant we received from this fund, we would not be open in our new location today.
As a result of PCCF, PCED and the entire community believing in us, we have expanded from less than 2000 square feet to over 5000 square feet and opened our new facility in November 2009. We now offer a full line of medical equipment, therapeutic shoes and Oxygen and CPAP services in addition to expanding our other departments as well. As a result of the expansions we now have eleven employees on staff and anticipate adding one more employee within the next six months. We are blessed to live in a community with so many wonderful people and economic development tools at hand.
Sincerely, Stacie Wenzl
TEC Communications has been a part of the Phillipsburg business community since 1972. Tim Ellenberger owner, has been selling and servicing commercial FM two way radio products since that time.
TEC offers a full line of radios, antennas and commercial headset project. No system is to larger or small for Tim or Shawn to provide a bid or quote for your electronic system needs.
They do custom manufacturing on commercial headset products and controllers which are designed for FM Two Way Radios. This manufacturing is done in the business, at 224 State Street in downtown Phillipsburg. The website is:
Please contact Tim or Shawn Ellenberger for any of your electronic needs. Phone numbers are 785.543.2313 or 1.888.268.8229.
Wenzl Drug in Phillipsburg opened in their new location on Monday, November 23rd. In 2007, a Southside committee was formed to clean up the southside of the square in Phillipsburg and prepare it for redevelopment. Wenzl’s building continues the restoration efforts and is a wonderful addition to the downtown district.
Wenzl’s new building includes the addition of durable medical equipment as well as a larger gift inventory. Be sure to stop by and check out this new addition to downtown Phillipsburg.
A dream has became a reality for Nicolina Coulimore. On October 5, 2009 Couli Kaffee opened in downtown Phillipsburg. After months of planning and remodeling, the espresso shop located at 761 3rd Street was launched. Couli Kaffee”s mission is of serving quality food and drink in a comfortable, fun, and friendly atmosphere. Couli Kaffee offer their customers “bottomless cup” and “Fridays are Friends Day” specials. On Fridays, get a second “Delight” FREE when you buy two 16oz or larger drinks* and one delight at regular price. The bottomless cup special is an in house special offering free refills.
In addition to the remodeling already done, Couli Kaffee has started facade renovation. They will continue to operate their normal hours during this time.
Couli Kaffee hours are Monday – Friday 6am – 4 pm; Saturday 6 am – 2 pm.
Couli Kaffee is More than an espresso shop, it’s an experience.
Sneak a peek at Coulikaffee.com
Since opening it’s doors in 1989, Ron’s Restoration, Inc. has restored or built over 180 vehicles consisting of antiques, classics, streetrods, customs and pickups. You will also find the business restoring that childhood pedal car or Cushman scooter. The vehicles have found their homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.
Ron’s Restoration, Inc. employs full-time technicians: including an ASE Certified Master Technician for mechanical, Certified and award winning re-finishers, bodywork and frame fabrication technicians. The business also maintains up-to-date equipment for the fabrication, refinishing and assembly of it’s projects.
The president of the company, Ronald Kester, was born and raised most of his life in the Phillips County Kansas area and has always been a car buff. He credits his father for the love of cars. As a young man he bought his first vehicle for $35 when he was just 13 years old and still has that car, a 1930 Model A.
Ron has been in the automobile business since 1959, as a vehicle salesman, mechanic and bodyshop technician. He sold new and used Chevrolet and Ford vehicles for 30 years. When he and his wife, Sondra, were married in 1959, they would spend their spare time in area quarter-mile strip racing. After graduating on to legal racetracks in the late 1960’s, Ron qualified for the World Finals in Dallas, Texas amd is a charter member of the National Hot Rod Association.
In the late 1970’s he switched his car building attention to the upcoming Street Rod era building him and Sondra a 1932 Ford. The car made two trips to the east coast and back before selling it, and building for themselves a 1933 Buick 4 door. He and Sondra still have this car and is a favorite among their children and grandchildren. Ron is a member of the Buick Street Rod Association and the National Street Rodder’s Association.
Many of Ron’s projects have found themselves award winners and publication features. In 1992 the company restored a 1960 Chrysler 300 F Convertible for a realtor in Hastings, NE that won two National Chrysler 300 awards. The car was then sold at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Auto Auction in Arizona in 1998 with the purchaser being Tim Allen of the hit tv show “Home Improvement” It was re-purchased a few years later by a collector in the state of New York. That person had Ron’s restore another Chrysler for him during the years of 2004-2005.
A gold medallion award was received by Ron’s on a 1957 Ford Thunderbird Convertible at the CTCI meet in July 2000. This is the highest award than can be earned through the Thunderbird Association.
In the March 2001 issue of Classic Truck you will find featured a 1960 Ford pickup built by Ron’s equipped with a 4.6 Ford police car package drive train and a 1994 Ford step-side box.
Northern Rodder magazine featured in three of their monthly publications a 1935 Chevrolet, a 1937 Pontiac and a 1933 Ford Roadster completed by the business. The 1933 Ford Roadster was also picked by Rod and Custom Magazine as one of their top 100 cars during the year 2001 and won Boyd Coddington Pro’s Pick at the GoodGuys Mid-Western Nationals in Kansas City in 2004.
During the year 2002 the business completed a custom 1971 Ford Mustang with a 502 Chevrolet Ram Jet Fuel injection engine and Vortech Super charger. The car was invited to the Daryl Starbird show in Wichita, KS at the end of January 2003 and won a Comp D’Elegance gold award. From their it traveled to the ISCA World of Wheels show in Kansas City and won 4 awards. It was the featured article in the September 2003 issue of Super Rod magazine and the April 2004 issue of Car Craft magazine.
Nebraska Street Rod of the Year, Outstanding paint and Best in it’s Class at the 2004 ISCA World of Wheels show in Omaha was awarded to a 1935 Chevrolet Master Deluxe Coupe built by Ron’s. The car was also featured in the May 2004 issue of Street Rod Builder.
In June 2004, Ron’s Restoration completed the changes to a 1967 Corvette qualifying it for Bloomington
This article and pictures taken from the website: http://www.ronsrestoration.com/
BIH Plumbing and Electric in Agra, Kansas is another example of the loyalty and dedication small town business owners have to Phillips County. BIH is in it’s 27th year of business in this community.
This business has been an active part of the Agra community since 1982. Originally located adjacent to the grocery store in downtown Agra, BIH built a new building at 919 Frontage road after a fire damaged their original location.
BIH provides certified plumbing, electric, well repair, heating and air conditioning services to the surrounding area. In their showroom, not only do they have an inventory of plumbing and electrical needs, they also carry Martin-Senour paint.
BIH is owned by David Hesterman and currently employees 4 individuals. Contact Dave or Jan at 785-638-2335 for any plumbing or electrical services needs.