ANDERSON — A sizable crowd was seen on Saturday during the annual McDonald County Business Expo, held at the high school.
Area businesses had the opportunity so showcase their business and tell the public about their products. Booths ranged from financial institutions to household services to travel and to other services. One of the businesses that was represented was Main Street Fitness, located at 103 Main St., Anderson.
The Neosho Daily News asked the office manager, Melissa Qualls, some questions about the business.
NDN: How many years have you been open?
Qualls: For about five or six years.
NDN: Tell us about the business?
Qualls: We are actually reopening. We are open from 3-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. We offer gym membership, tanning membership and we have aqua massage.
NDN: Why were you closed for a while?
Qualls: We were closed for a little while, (closed) for the economy.
NDN: Do you do personal training for the customers?
Qualls: We don't, we just kind of let people do their own thing. Whatever they want to do as far as the treadmill or work out on the abs machine.
NDN: Are you seeing more and more people coming in as it is getting closer and closer to spring and summer months?
Qualls: Yes, definitely, especially prom, a lot of high schoolers coming into tan.
NDN: Have you participated in this expo before?
Qualls: This is our second year to the business expo.
NDN: How important is it for your business to come out and participate at this business expo today?
Qualls: We definitely want to spread the word that we are back open, get people into the shop.
NDN: How pleased are you to be the office manager of Main Street Fitness?
Qualls: I am so excited to get in there and to meet people, see everyone's familiar faces, because I do live in town. I am ready to get the business going.
Main Street Fitness can be contacted at 845-1292.