- Employed many local people at the USGS building.
- Used almost entirely local contractors for work done in the building.
- Made many upgrades to the building.
- Fought to keep the USGS in Rolla, MO.
- Made many contributions including those to the Phelps County Historical Society and the Rolla Mission.
Pictured is Harold Helmkampf
The Webster University Rolla Metropolitan Campus was founded in 1996, and hundreds of students have earned graduate degrees since that time. The first program offered at the Rolla campus was the Master of Arts in Counseling degree, and that is still the most popular option for Rolla students. Other degree programs now offered at the Rolla campus include the Master of Arts in Human Services, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Health Administration. Classes at the Webster Rolla campus are offered in the evenings in a convenient nine-week format. All of the campus’s professors still work in the fields in which they teach, and they regularly bring their real-life experiences into the classroom. Many of the professors have been part of the Rolla campus for several years, including David Duncan and Bennie Shriver, who both have been on the faculty since the very beginnings of the campus.
Dr. Greg Edwards serves as the Webster Rolla director, and other members of the Webster Rolla staff include Tracie Isakson, representative, and Melissa Ganz, department assistant. The campus is located at 1103 Kingshighway in Rolla. For more information about the Webster University Rolla Metropolitan Campus, visit www.webster.edu/rolla or email email@example.com.
Phelps County Industrial Solutions, formally known as the Rolla Area Sheltered Workshop, mission is to provide meaningful employment to people with disabilities and enhance the quality of life for people served through vocational growth, experience, and community inclusion.
PCIS first opened its doors in April 1970 and will be celebrating 50 years of business and service in April 2020. They continue to strive towards assisting individuals with disabilities in expanding their work skills to reach their desired level of independence. Through partnerships throughout the community, Phelps County Industrial Solutions continues to support their employees with inclusion in all aspects of community life. Through these actions, PCIS defends each person’s right to be productive and contribute toward their own welfare and that of their community.
Wiggins Abstract has been a respected member of the Rolla Business Community since the 1950’s, and a longtime Chamber member. Wiggins Abstract is the oldest operating Title Insurance Company in Phelps County, with roots back to the early days.
With seven full time employees and two part-time employees, the Wiggins’ staff offer more than 110 years of combined experience. The company offers title insurance, real estate closings, and service to all residents of Phelps County.
Wiggins Abstract is located at 308 N Rolla Street in Rolla. Call (573) 364-3521 for more information.
“USA Express has been serving the Mid-Missouri area (Rolla & Fort Leonard Wood) for over 20 years. We have served well over one hundred thousand customers and driven over 5 million accident free miles! All of our vehicles are late model, well maintained, clean and smoke free! Our drivers are safe, reliable and courteous. In most cases we come to your door step to pick you up, even at Fort Leonard Wood.
Our vans are equipped with GPS tracking devices. Just one of the many safety aspects of our company.
We offer airport shuttle service as well as transportation for one day or multi-day trips. USA Express will travel if there is 1 person or if you have a group as large as 14 people. No worries if you have more than 14…give us a call we have motorcoaches available too!”
For more information visit usaxonline.com
Al West Collision Center has been serving customers in Rolla, St. James, Waynesville, St. Roberts, Salem, Cuba, Edgar Springs, Licking, Houston and beyond for over 45 years. At Al West Collision their goal is to provide exceptional quality work throughout each stage of repair and to ensure customers are completely satisfied. They have two locations: 713 Houston Rd in Rolla and 25515 MO-17 in Waynesville. Contact Randy and his team at (573) 364-8999 or visit alwestcollision.com
Benton Square Salon & Spa was name Business of the Month at the August Luncheon, August 15, 2018. Benton Square Salon & Spa opened in 2009 in the 100 year old Benton School Building, located at East 6th Street in Rolla. In 2015, the Salon was purchased from the original ower and in 2016 Benton Square qualified to become an Aveda salon.
The Salon & Spa occupies the top two floors of Benton Square and offers Aveda Color Services, Precision Cuts, Wig Styling, Facial & Body Waxing, Gel Manicures, Pedicures, Massage, Event Makeup, Spray Tans, Lash & Brow Tinting, Murad Facials, and Retinol Peels. Benton Square Salon has 15 stylists; 10 are independent booth renters and 5 are employed by Benton Square as Aveda Artists.
The Spa houses 3 massage therapists and 3 estheticians. Employees are provided continuing education and encouraged to be active in the community. A unique feature to the Salon & Spa is that they offer private suites for guests that have privacy needs such as due to religion or special needs.
Benton Square Salon & Spa is located at 400 East 6th Street, Rolla MO. You can reach them at (573) 426-4310. For more information visit bentonsquarerolla.com
Red Door Gifts has been located on Pine street in downtown Rolla for 13 years. It is a fun destination for trendy jewelry, purses, home decor, baby gifts, candles, seasonal florals and decor, and more. The owner, Katy Langston Combs, joined the team 10 years ago as the Manager when her Mother, Marilynn Langston owned Red Door Gifts. 3 years ago Katy was able to purchase Red Door Gifts from her mother and also started a clothing boutique next door, More Red Door Boutique. Last fall they were able to knock a hole in the wall to connect the two stores into one fun shopping destination that now includes trendy and affordable women’s clothing and shoes in addition to everything Red Door offered. They are excited to carry quality lines including Kendra Scott jewelry, Brighton jewelry, Vera Bradley, and Mariana jewelry, just to name a few.
Katy’s main goal is for customers to have an amazing shopping experience that includes awesome customer service and unique items that are hard to find elsewhere. Our staff strives to help customers find the perfect gift, perfect outfit, perfect home decor item for that certain spot.
New exciting things that have happened just in the past couple of months at Red Door is the launch of their “Happy Boxes” which is a subscription box that is delivered right to the customer’s door. Katy purchased a vintage camper to take to events and home parties as a mobile boutique. Also in the works is Corporate Happy Boxes for you to send to your business associates, staff, board members, and more.
Red Door Gifts is located at 700 N. Pine Street in downtown Rolla. Visit reddoorgiftsrolla.com for more information.