Inside Columbia

Jaclyn Rogers

AI Painting Plus

What kind of prep work is needed before painting my cabinets? The most crucial part is to clean thoroughly with a household degreaser. This is important to do before sanding to avoid forcing any surface contaminants further into the wood. Then, sand the surface vigorously with 220-grit sandpaper. This will promote the adhesion of the […]

Alice Leeper

Home Town Como

Will 2024 be a buyer’s or seller’s market? For homebuyers and sellers, 2024 will look much like 2023 – confused. Inventories of homes for sale are still low, which usually benefits sellers with higher prices, but this year it hasn’t. Mortgage interest rates are still high, and though this should slow buyer demand, it hasn’t. […]

Peter Riney

Critter Control of Central Missouri

Will eliminating a mole’s food source (i.e. grub control) resolve my mole issue? Grub control does not resolve a mole issue because grubs only make up 10-20% of the mole’s diet. The majority of a mole’s diet (70-80%) consists of earthworms, which are a beneficial organism for the soil. Peter Riney Owner Peter Riney has […]

Brian Wear

Brian Wear Plumbing

Why does my sewer back up so much? There could be a variety of reasons why a sewer is backing up. There may be a break in the pipe or an older sewer with a pipe allowing root intrusion at the joints. It’s also possible something is getting flushed down the drain that shouldn’t, or […]

Dr. Deepti Bahl

Burrell Behavioral Health

Along with medications and psychotherapy, what other treatments can be used for depression? At Burrell Behavioral Health, we offer Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), which is a non-invasive outpatient treatment used for depression. TMS can often help if a client’s depressive symptoms have not been controlled by either medication alone or medication and psychotherapy. TMS treatment […]

Dr. Jacqueline Byrd

Missouri Eye Consultants

What can I do to address my child’s progressing nearsightedness? Interventions are now available to slow down the progression of myopia, which in kids, tends to result in a higher prescription for your child year after year. This not only has a significant impact on day-to-day activities but puts a child at greater risk for […]

Wally Inskeep

Columbia Dent Company

What is paintless dent repair? Paintless dent repair, or PDR, is a relatively new form of automotive dent repair. The PDR process requires no sanding, filling or repainting. Instead, certified technicians use specialized knowledge, training, tools and techniques to restore dents and dings back to factory condition. When done properly, PDR is both safe and […]

Steve Hotsenpiller

Steve’s Pest Control

What is the best way to protect my family and property from insect pests, mice and termites? Call us at Steve’s Pest Control to schedule a free on-site pest evaluation. We will perform a quick assessment of your home or business and identify areas of concern. We also will discuss some commonsense things to help […]

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Aurora Medical Spa

What are the best aesthetic treatments to address the aging process? We cannot stop the aging process, but we can age gracefully. There are several services including Botox, dermal fillers/collagen stimulators, laser treatments, medical grade skin care, bioidentical hormones and weight loss that can all help with graceful aging. The key is to consult with […]

Phyllis Nichols

Having a good work-life balance is what Phyllis Nichols considers to be the key to a happy and full life. She says it’s important not to focus so much on work that you miss out on life. “Don’t forget to make a life while you are making a living,” she says. Thanks to State Farm […]

Sarah Harley

Sarah Harley is passionate about helping others — it’s what led her to real estate, where she works each day to ensure everyone has an opportunity to find a home. “Housing is hard to find, especially for those with lower credit scores, but we all deserve a place to call home,” Harley says. For Harley, […]

Amber Klempke

Amber Klempke and her husband have been helping people buy and sell their homes for the past six years. “We love what we do and wouldn’t change a thing,” she says. For Klempke, working in real estate isn’t just a job; it’s about making a difference in people’s lives while simplifying what can be a […]

Melodi Wisswell

While Melodi Wisswell, owner and stylist at Platinum Paws, has always had a love and passion for animals, she never thought she would end up working as a groomer. “When I was younger, I thought about becoming a veterinarian,” Wisswell says. But, thanks to a job at PetSmart, Wisswell discovered that grooming dogs was where […]

Jen Hedrick

Jen Hedrick has always had a drive to create. As a child, she was always building with Lego bricks and Lincoln Logs, sketching, painting and drawing floor plans. Combined with her natural aptitude for math and science, architecture seemed like a perfect fit for Hedrick. Now president of SOA Architecture, Hedrick is able to put […]

Leslie Shock, M.D.

Becoming a doctor was a childhood dream for Dr. Leslie Shock. Plastic surgery combined her love of art, science and helping people. Following undergraduate study, Dr. Shock spent four years obtaining a medical degree and six years of technical training in plastic surgery. This spring, she opened Shock Plastic Surgery & Spa, a luxury spa and plastic surgery clinic. “We uniquely provide a […]

Yvette Chambers & Angie Nickell

For Angie Nickell and Yvette Chambers, being able to help families is their driving force at ParentLink. “We work with kinship caregivers to prevent what they can, manage what they must and reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences to help children thrive,” says Nickell, associate director of Kinship and New Programming. ParentLink, within the […]

Alissa Gerke

Alissa Gerke, Broker and owner of Select Realty Group, started her company 10 years ago and has worked hard to ensure continuous growth year over year. “Real estate can be a very rewarding and exciting career, but it also requires a lot of problem solving, negotiating and consistent hard work,” Gerke says. “While the real […]

Holly J Greenup

Holly J Greenup has always loved art, but she had always focused more on drawing and painting. It wasn’t until college that she began to find her true passion in film and digital photography, taking photos of friends and family in 2012 and slowly starting to build a client list. In 2019, she launched her […]

Kaitlyn Nolte & Samantha Woolridge

At Regeneration Salon & Spa, the goal has always been to provide a comfortable environment for people to be themselves. “We both wanted a salon and spa where people feel safe to work and experience services,” says Kaitlyn Nolte, co-owner. “We care for people, not just the business side.” Co-owner and stylist Samantha Woolridge agrees, […]

Megan Herzing

Megan Herzing has spent most of her life in the roofing industry. Even before taking on a lead role at Fortified Roofing and Siding, Herzing would accompany her father on inspections and listen to him talk to customers. The experiences in her formative years made Herzing a natural fit to join the business later and, […]