Chamber News


Chamber Business of the Week

The Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Week is Trillium Trust, 1380 Bill Virdon Blvd., a non-profit corporation whose short mission is to “help support and sustain the Ozarks’ spirit.”

Jim McFarland heads the corporation and is focused on promoting the Howell County area’s history.

Trillium Trust hosts the Access Kitchen, a 3,000-square foot kitchen available for groups, churches and individuals in order to start their own business or assist with preparing and selling food.

McFarland said the corporation has 20 quick response metal cards in the West Plains area. McFarland plans on having hundreds more and sent to various places in the Ozarks. Each card has a quick response code to scan with a cell phone. The code has information about the history of the area where the card is.

For example, one card near West Plains Bank on the court square tells of the Barker gang, the murder of the sheriff and other historical information. There are cards now placed around the West Plains Court Square, West Main Street and Washington Avenue.

The Access Kitchen is located behind Wages Brewery in East Towne Village on Bill Virdon Boulevard. For more information on the kitchen, call McFarland at 274-3176.