News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Sweets & Eats–Two Shopping Treats–New Businesses in Downtown Blue Springs

clock February 25, 2011 10:16 by author Jeff Quibell

Several years ago the city put in place new zoning and policies to encourage business development in the Blue Springs downtown area.  Our ongoing efforts to bring new businesses to the downtown continue to be a challenge, yet local business owners continue to step up and take the risks necessary to make it happen.  Recently two new businesses opened in downtown Blue Springs. 

Hattey’s on Main is located at 1005 W Main Street.  The feature Antiques, Consignment Sales, Estate Sales by Bonnie, Home Décor and Gifts, Lady Jayne Stationary Towers, Harney and Sons Teas, Custom made Floral and Jewelry.  Wanda and I visited the store recently and really enjoyed visiting with owner Bonnie Hutchcroft.

Memories on Main Street Tea Room & Café has also opened in downtown Blue Springs.  I have visited them also and believe that this gem of an addition to our downtown could rapidly become a gathering place for friends and neighbors for personal fellowship and just keeping up on what is going in our our great city.  Their menu includes Quiche, Salads, Soups, Sandwiches, Homemade Desserts, Flavored Teas and Specialty Coffees and Lattes.  They are located at 1105A W Main Street.

Sometimes we forget that there are open businesses in our downtown area, so the next time you find yourself crossing through the main street intersection on Highway 7, turn west and take the time to thank these local entrepreneurs for investing in our city by visiting there business!

Heritage Philharmonic performs Memorable Marches!

clock February 24, 2011 16:24 by author Jeff Quibell

You are invited to join the

Heritage Philharmonic

in concert on

Saturday, March 5, 7:30pm

We will be performing

Memorable Marches!

Williams-Imperial March from Star Wars, Gounod-Funeral March of the Marionette, Strauss-Radetsky March

Berlioz-Hungarian March, Gould-American Salute, Elgar-Pomp & Circumstance No. 1, and more!

The concert is at Tri-Cities Ministries

4500 Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO  64057

Admission is FREE--donations appreciated.

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Progress in Blue Springs

clock February 20, 2011 10:34 by author Jeff Quibell

clip_image002Webster’s dictionary defines progress as a “gradual betterment” or “forward movement”. The progress in Blue Springs, while admittedly gradual, is exciting to see and experience. Our Blue Springs citizens and local businesses have many opportunities to help move our community forward, to achieve the objectives identified by our citizen surveys, taskforces and focus groups. Local businesses and citizens are making a difference, by choosing to become involved. The spirit of community engagement flourishes when dedicated individuals work together for the common good. It’s happening in Blue Springs!

My business is CPros, a custom software and IT services company, providing services to individuals and businesses for twenty-four years. We sell Dell computers, assist businesses and non-profit agencies develop and maintain their computer networks, clean viruses off of computers, and build service oriented computer software programs to help businesses provide quality service to their own customers.

During my term of service on the Blue Springs City Council, I advocated for policies that promoted cooperation between the city and the business community, looking for changes that would make it easier for business in Blue Springs to be successful. I’m proud of my involvement, and hope to enjoy another term as a City Councilman, should the voters of District 1 choose to elect me on April 5th.

Adams Dairy Landing is an excellent example of successful growth made possible by business friendly policies. By actively encouraging the development community to economically support our schools, and seek the support of the school district in all incentive programs that are considered, successful public-private partnerships evolve. It is crucial to ensure our continued progress that we carefully consider every opportunity, weighing the potential benefits against proposed cost and risk.

Strategic planning and advocating for our city is vital in positioning Blue Springs as a community of choice, both for citizens and businesses. CPros is a founding member and investing partner of the Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation, and I’m proud to serve as a City Appointee on their Board of Directors. The EDC works closely with our city, identifying opportunities and facilitating investment with businesses seeking to locate here.

At CPros, my staff and I are here to help you with all of your computer issues. If you need to purchase a computer or computer software, if your business requires support for its computer systems, or your computer gets a virus, give CPros a call. For businesses with specific computer software requirements, let us build it exactly to your specifications.

My father carried the following poem in his coat pocket and I carry it now in memory of him:

"This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or grow in its light. What I do with this day is important, because I have exchanged a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it."
-Author Unknown

Jeff Quibell, President, CPros, 1401 NW Jefferson in Blue Springs, 816-224-2890.

Bob Fasl Comments About My Run for Blue Springs City Council District 1

clock February 19, 2011 17:46 by author Jeff Quibell


Check out You will see how hard Jeff works for Blue Springs every day. I also suggest you speak with him as he is very approachable and will listen to your every word and give them due consideration. I support Jeff in his desire to serve. I have known him for some time now and highly recommend him for the job of representing Dist.1.
Bob Fasl