Faces Behind the Places

- SPONSORED CONTENT - Brian Buchheit never intended to go into the family business. As a child, Buchheit’s father, All Star Automotive owner Bob Buchheit, would bring him to work on Saturdays as a way to spend time together. Those…

Faces Behind The Places

Veronica Herzing was discovered by her profession. Before she joined her husband at Fortified Roofing and Siding, Herzing worked for the state for 20 years. Herzing knew her experience and skills would be an asset to her husband as they…

Faces Behind The Places

Justin Riley is a legacy at Dryer’s Shoe Store. His grandfather and Dryer’s founder, Newton Riley, taught him from an early age how to be a sucessful businessman and treat customers with gratitude and respect. Learning the family business…

Faces Behind The Places

Lisa Byrd has worked as a nurse and a family nurse practitioner in cardiovascular surgery for Missouri Heart Center for the past 19 years. Throughout that time, she has assisted Dr. Richard Mellitt with cardiac and thoracic surgeries while…

Faces Behind The Places

Kenda Bond never intended to have a career in the automotive industry. Twenty years ago, Bond met fate when she started with All Star Automotive, and instantly hit it off with the owner, Bob Buchheit, and her coworkers who made…

Faces Behind The Places

Veterans United Home Loans has a huge heart for veterans in our community. So much, in fact, that two employees, Joan Govero and James Chapman, have led the way in their commitment and passion for making a difference through Welcome Home.…

Faces Behind The Places

Dr. Richard Mellitt has been a vascular surgeon with the Missouri Heart Center for 18 years. As its names suggests, the practice specializes in cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. He feels the center has one of the best heart surgery…

Faces Behind The Places

Amy Briscoe discovered her passion for helping customers find proper fitting shoes at a young age. When Briscoe went on shopping trips with her mother, she didn’t follow her siblings to the toy department Instead her mom would find her…

Faces Behind The Places

For Tim Rich, serving others is a way of life. Born into The Salvation Army as a home church, Rich was a third-generation member of the organization and spent many holiday seasons working the Red Kettles with his family. In 1984, Rich’s…

Faces Behind The Places

Megan Teck’s determination lead her to her career at All Star Automotive. At a young age, Teck worked on cars with her father and enjoyed taking trips to the demolition derby and dirt tracks. Her interest in listening to loud engines drove…

Faces Behind the Places

Megan Herzing’s desire to learn from her father brought her into the business of contractor services for roofing and siding installation. Watching her dad get to know his customers while he worked to restore their homes, Megan took the…

Faces Behind The Places

For the last five and a half years, Chris Routledge has found a professional home at Dryer’s Shoe Store where he’s proud to get to know his customers and their needs. Having previously worked in a larger corporate retail company, Chris was…

5 Ways to Celebrate NYE at Home

New Year’s Eve is definitely known as one of the biggest “party holidays.” But if you’re not a party person or you’d just rather spend the build up to the New Year at home, there are still tons of things to do. Check out our list of five…

Great Gift Ideas

For those who are shopping for the person who already has everything, we’ve compiled a list of local gifts that might just help you out this holiday season. Or send this list to someone who might be trying to buy for you.

Best of Columbia 2017

Columbia's home to a whole host of wonderful stores and services, and we asked you for your favorites. The votes have been tallied and we're pleased to present the winners in the final category of our 2017 Best of Columbia contest: Shopping…