Business: Water line break means sidewalk — and tax-free – sale at GoGo. Honors for River City Bank. Mount Vernon growing again in Trion.

Business: Water line break means sidewalk — and tax-free – sale at GoGo. Honors for River City Bank. Mount Vernon growing again in Trion.

GoGo at the Shoe Box with an impromptu sidewalk sale Wednesday. Details below.

GoGo at the Shoe Box had a breaking sidewalk sale on their hands off Martha Berry. On Wednesday, co-owner Jay Stephenson found the store’s floor flooded because of a line backup. So as ServiceMaster by Twins moved in, the racks moved outside for a sidewalk sale. Adding to it all: no sales tax today through Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Friday; until 6 p.m. Saturday. For more, Facebook.


River City Bank has achieved another Superior 5-Star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premiere bank rating firm. In the 30-plus years that Bauer has been analyzing banks, there has been a rise of increasingly complicated investments as well as burgeoning regulation.  “This is the beauty of community banking,” said Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial. “The success of a community bank directly correlates to the success of the community it serves. Community banks don’t need exotic investment instruments to make money for their shareholders. They much prefer to invest in local businesses and reap the benefits along with their neighbors. This approach has served River City Bank very well as River City Bank has earned and maintained Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for five consecutive quarters.” The bank is at 228 N. Second Ave.


 Mount Vernon growing Trion operation. From Textile World: In response to increased demand for its flame resistant products, Mount Vernon FR has announced the expansion of operations at its Trion facility. The additional 4,500 square feet of production space will be home to new state-of-the-art FR treatment equipment that will increase Mount Vernon FR’s production and finished fabric capacity by 20 percent.

“This is an exciting time for Mount Vernon FR, but our rapid growth has presented challenges with space to accommodate the equipment required to manufacture an ever-expanding range of FR products,” said Mike Woods, vice president of flame resistant fabrics for Mount Vernon FR. “This additional square footage will allow us to better serve current and future customer demand.”

Mount Vernon FR experienced year-over-year growth for physical year 2018. The expansion is part of the company’s plan to expand its production footprint for flame resistant fabrics to fulfill increasing demand. The project will be complete in the third quarter of 2019, with operations beginning shortly after.

“Our fabrics are Made in the USA from fiber to finished yard, all under one roof,” Woods added. “As our business continues to innovate and grow, the expansion enables us to provide customers across the globe with access to durable, high-performing fabrics from Mount Vernon FR.”

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