PlumFit: a New Fitness Option in NW Missouri

Oregon, MO – John and Rachel Plummer recognized a need in their local community and decided to rise to the challenge of opening a new business. They will soon have a business celebration to welcome PlumFit to town. This 24/7 fitness center is the only locally-owned center within 30 to 45 minutes of their location.

Although the couple acknowledge that opening a new business during a pandemic has been a struggle, they offer these words of wisdom: “Opening a business isn’t as scary as it may seem, keep goals realistic and you can be successful.” They credit Keli Morris of Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation for her help over the rough spots. “Besides coming to our home to personally meet with us, Keli Morris also updated us frequently with emails and assisted on banking, loans, marketing, networking assistance and more. During the pandemic, she emailed often to check in and help where she could,” says the couple.

As soon as PlumFit opened its doors, clients began coming. One client says, “I highly recommend PlumFit if you’re looking for a place to work out and get motivated.” The owners are delighted to be able to provide this service in their community. They say, “We look forward to maintaining personal relationships with clients and bringing new improvements to the facility as time goes on.”
Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation is hosting a business celebration to welcome PlumFit on Saturday, July 11th at 10:00 A.M. PlumFit is located at 100 South Main, Oregon, Missouri 64473 and the business phone is 660-446-2770.
If you are interested in starting or retaining your own business, Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation (NWMEF) can help. NWMEF is an economic development project which serves six counties including Andrew, Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth. Services are offered free and are strictly confidential. NWMEF is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, contact Keli Morris, facilitator, at (816) 262-9400 or facilitator@nwmef.org. The Resource Board is comprised of more than 70 volunteer board members from each county as well as regional representation. Certain project costs have been underwritten by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Neighborhood Assistance Programs.