Journey Canvas and aliceCBD celebrate two years in business

Owner Tammy Brown wants Journey Canvas Co. to be a gathering place with encouragement through books, painting and coffee.

The downtown business was certainly a gathering place Friday morning when Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce members conducted a Cash Mob there.

Open for two years in June, Journey Canvas offers art classes and encourages walk-in painters.

Tammy and her husband, Rick Brown, have traveled on a ministry to the Congo, and returned with a desire to help the country’s four million orphans.

One way they do that is by donating the proceeds  from their strawberry lemonade sales. Tammy says each $5 glass will feed a family of five in the Congo for a week.

Another way is that the baristas are donating all of their tips toward the purchase of a water well to be installed in a village in the Congo, which will cost $14,000.

Journey Canvas Co. is one of many shops that will be offering specials Saturday during the annual Shop Hop in downtown Webb City.

Normal hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A Webb City Chamber Cash Mob was welcomed Friday by Rick and Tammy Brown (center) at Journey Canvas.

After starting at her house, aliceCBD has now had a storefront north of the roundabout for two years

Alice Mangan cuts the ribbon signifying the second year of business for aliceCBD at 530 N. East St.

Alice Mangan celebrated the second anniversary of her alice CBD store Tuesday with the help of the Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce.

The store, located at 530 N. East St., features all types of CBD, the most popular being in the form of paste and drops.

Alice, a registered nurse and military veteran, says she personally turned to CBD because traditional medication wasn’t working for her. Now she’s an advocate of CBD  to help others.

Although alice CBD is not a medical marijuana dispensary, Alice provides cannibas consulting and helps people get a medical marijuana card. Though she says some customers return after getting their card because they prefer the benefits of CBD.

“It’s not just a fad,” Alice says.

Alice Mangan can tell you authoritatively about hundreds of CBD products. She has opened her second store south of Joplin at 5399 MO HWY 43.