A closer look at new and emerging businesses

TNC Trading Post

TNC’s Trading Post is a new, local source for biker and Western leather apparel. Owners Thom Nichols and Cindy Andrews are fulfilling a long-term dream of opening such a store. While out riding one day, Thom realized that Jefferson City needed a leather store, so their journey began. A wide selection of leather jackets, vests, chaps, gloves, belts, hats, wallets and purses are available. Other items include travel bags, totes, jewelry and T-shirts, and they soon plan to carry dog coats, collars and leashes as well. Can’t find what you want? Thom and Cindy encourage you to ask, and they will do their best to provide it. Store hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Contact: Thom Nichols and Cindy Andrews, 120 E. High St. 573-632-0063., Tnctradingpost@yahoo.com

U.S. Rents-It

After longstanding general manager, Jim Rau, recently retired, Steve and Janice Houser purchased their family’s business. Originally opened in 1939 by Hugo (HP) Gentges, Janice’s uncle, the store has been a mainstay rental supplier with stores in Jefferson City and Columbia. The Houser’s are fortunate to maintain many seasoned employees who love serving customers. As owners, Steve brings an extensive background in sales and community work while Janice has a hospitality and management degree and was trained by the Ritz Carlton Management Company. The business offers equipment and furnishings in several different categories, including commercial rental equipment, homeowner rental equipment, trucks and trailers, party and wedding (sales and rental) and RV offerings in sales, rental, merchandise and service. U.S. Rents-It has a longstanding
motto: “Can Do Country.”
Contact: Steve Houser, 1513 Industrial Dr., Jefferson City, 573-635-6171 and 1600 Old Hwy. 63, Columbia, 573-449-0066

Capital Investment Realty

Capital Investment Realty, LLC is owned and operated by Nick and Lindsey Pantaleo. The firm is an innovative full-service real estate company that focuses on property management and assisting investors. The Pantaleo’s have personally been investing in real estate for more than a decade and understand the value of property management. Lindsey’s family owns and operates two locations in southern Missouri, which manage more than 2,000 commercial and residential units. Capital Investment Realty, LLC offers 24-hour maintenance, online listings and tenant applications, 3D virtual tours, professional photography and monthly financial reports to owners.
Contact: Nick Pantaleo, 423 E. High St., 573-263-0597


Make your next event extra special by arriving in a luxurious chauffeur-driven Mercedes Sprinter Van. ValetLuxe is mid-Missouri’s exclusive luxury van rental service. The van transports up to 12 guests in style with luxury seating, big screen satellite televisions, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Whether your needs are for a night on the town, corporate events, group tours, sporting events, weddings or birthday parties, ValetLuxe will make your experience an unforgettable memory.
Contact: Kelly Jackson, Info@ValetLuxe.com, 573-837-5893

Horse and the Hare

Rebecca Rademan and Jamie Wade have teamed together to open this unique pop-up thrift shop. The boutique, open two Saturdays each month, specializes in one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items. Every showing will have a different influx of handselected furniture, décor, artwork, jewelry, books, oriental rugs, accents and more. Find unique and interesting pieces to adorn your home, or find just the right style for repurposing into the popular shabby chic look. You can also bring in items of your own to be considered for resale. Stop by the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Contact: Rebecca Rademan, 907 Missouri Blvd., 573-230-5858

Coleman Chiropractic

In pain? Why suffer? Coleman Family Chiropractic brings quality patient care to Jefferson City. Thrilled to be back in mid-Missouri, Dr. Coleman and wife, Sofie, are committed to providing a truly unique patient experience. Dr. Coleman offers a wide range of treatments specific to each case for patients of all ages. They are an exclusive provider of K-LASER therapy and specialize in treating migraines, headaches, sciatica, fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel, sprains/strains, neck and back pain, sports injuries and other chronic pain. Most insurances are accepted.
Contact: Sofie Coleman, 1515 E. High St., 573-635-0327

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