Three local businesses are generating some exciting buzz.

A downtown favorite, YoYums is a great place to try eight interchanging flavors of frozen yogurt, 40 different toppings, tie-dye parties, and don’t forget about YoYums Reads days for children. Looking to try something new? Stop in and create your own frozen masterpiece with their special topping of the month!

“This business is so unique to me because it is truly all about the customer experience and what they enjoy. Frozen yogurt has a ‘you rule’ aspect where the customer gets to choose the exact serving size and flavor combinations. We have customers that get the same thing every time and others that never repeat a combination. Either way, I know I will get to see something new every day.”

— Owner, Rachel Alexander

122 E. High St. | (573) 644-7581 |

Family-owned and operated, Barberic Creations offers high-quality, decorated sugar cookies and other small treats that can make your events a little extra special. With a wide variety of designs, these cookies are perfect for every occasion.

“We are a husband-and-wife duo that started making cookies in 2015 for one of our son’s birthdays and just never stopped! We’ve always enjoyed baking, and cookies just became another avenue to express our creativity. We love being able to offer high-quality, decorated cookies and treats in the place where we put down our roots and started our own family.”

— Owners, Eric & Kelly Barb

(573) 578-6300 | | @barbericcreations

At The Colonel Bolton Home, its picturesque settings can accommodate everything from weddings, bridal showers, and formal dinners, to afternoon teas, luncheons, birthday celebrations, and graduation parties. Not only is the home rich in history, but it’s also the perfect space to create memories with friends and family.

“Our favorite part about our business is sharing an oasis of peace with people as they entertain their guests in the grandeur of a unique gathering place on the Osage Bluffs, rich in Missouri history, and creating memories with family and friends. We are grateful for the opportunity to offer this unique gathering place to the community.”

— Owner, Mary Markway

9125 Winkelmann Platz | (573) 496-3069 |