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September 2017

On The Town September 2017

Chip in Fore Kids Golf Tournament It was a splendid day for the MFA Oil Chip in Fore the Kids Golf Tournament presented by Manor Roofing & Restoration. Thirty-nine teams played throughout the day to support the youth in the community.…

Knot News

Kelly Wilson and Joshua Gaskins were wed on June 3, 2017, at the Olivet Christian Church. The couple met in eighth grade at Jefferson Junior High. They immediately became friends and began dating in February of 2007. They dated on…

Hiring for Attitude

Whenever you’re sifting through resumes to hire for a new position, it’s often tough to weigh candidates who are more experienced and qualified against those who have a great attitude but not as many years in the profession. Hiring for…

Simple Starts

Photos by L.G. Patterson Admittedly, Clayton Neuner may be a little green when it comes to business, but that hasn’t stopped him from establishing a small startup and learning as he goes. At 18, this Columbia native’s venture began to…

The Right Fit

Photos by L.G. Patterson Columbia’s human resource professionals use every tool at their disposal to best fill positions and retain employees for their companies and organizations. In August, a group sat down to lunch at the CEO Roundtable…

Economic Development in Missouri

Every day, Missouri is engaged in a global competition for jobs, business expansions and relocations, and private sector investment in our economy. In the 21st Century, businesses can locate nearly anywhere in the world, and we want…

Meet Your Baker

Photos by L.G. Patterson From Pinterest to Etsy, consumers are on the lookout for unique art to brighten up their homes — and their party menus. Many of these consumers take notice of true craftsmanship, and are willing to pay a little…

Wonder Woman

It’s been said that the entire universe is contained in a single atom, but for Bea Doheny, the weight and wonder of the cosmos can be found on her wrist instead. As the owner and founder of the jewelry line AstronoBEAds, Doheny sits at the…

Pizza. Beer. No Brainer.

The best part about pairing beer with food is that you can come at it from all sorts of angles. Pizza is no different. You can get a beer that’s bitter or highly carbonated to help cut the fat from the meat, cheese and heaviness from the…

Chicken Kofta With Babaganoush

As we wind down from summer, don’t hesitate to keep firing up the grill. Take advantage of those farmers market eggplants to make a quick and easy dipping sauce for these grilled chicken kofta that are amped up with some Moroccan spices.…

A New View: Vacation

Assignment: Vacation The Location: North Captiva Island I rarely take a vacation. I consider myself lucky because I enjoy my work. What I do doesn’t really feel like work. That’s why I named my company Recess, Inc., because it’s…

Poetic License

Photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson In 2008, Governor Matt Blunt appointed Ashland resident Walter Bargen as Missouri’s first Poet Laureate. The position allowed the prolific poet to interact with Missourians in a unique way, as media…

Just Ask Joe

Mulling over a kitchen remodel? Unsure how to begin? KraftWerks’ owner Joe Coke has remodeled dozens of kitchens in Columbia. Here he offers advice to kickstart your project. ADDING SPACE The first question I usually get is, “Can we…

They Hit It Out of the Park

photos by Ashley Turner photography Brianne Bond and Piper Graves exchanged wedding vows June 4, 2016, at Blue Bell Farm in Fayette. They both attended Rock Bridge High School but did not become acquainted until college when a mutual…

Trail Time

What is trail running? For me, if the surface is not paved, I’m trail running. Rocky, narrow singletrack through the forest, a grassy mowed path through the prairie or a crushed limestone bike trail along the Missouri River all add to the…

Mighty Micros

photos courtesy of Rebecca Allen On Saturday mornings the Columbia Farmers Market draws thick crowds eager to fill their bags with fresh produce, baked goods, local meats and more. Wandering through is a sensory experience, filled with…

All The Right Moves

Photo courtesy of L.G. Patterson One of Columbia’s most eagerly anticipated festivals returns to Stephens Lake Park the weekend of Sept. 29–Oct. 1. A mass of music fans hungry for great listening, great eating and an all around great…
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