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Boost Employee Morale

Every employer wants his or her team to work well together. Working toward a shared goal is one of the best ways to encourage bonding between your employees. And sometimes, you just have to kick back and have fun to really get people to…

Keeping The Pipeline Full

photos by L.G. Patterson Warmer weather is conducive to the construction of new buildings, roads and infrastructure, and the stakeholders coming together for the summer CEO roundtable at the Broadway Hotel are the designers, builders and…

COU Reaches New Heights

December 31, 2007 - (Columbia Mo) - Columbia Regional Airport - CLOSED. As a result of continued declines in passenger numbers and the inability to secure a reliable air service provider, the City of Columbia will close Columbia Regional…

Team Building

The team's the thing. Although nothing can replace excellent management skills and a respectful work environment, more and more companies are getting their employees out of the office and into team building experiences. Their aim is to…

How To Be A Better Leader

Not all managers are great leaders. Some have the strengths to lead and rally employees while others are stronger when systematically executing plans. The key to being an effective manager is to recognize your strengths and weaknesses and…

Quick Lane Opens In Columbia

Photos by L.G. Patterson A new service center that can assist with all makes and models of vehicles opened mid-January. Quick Lane is associated with Ford dealerships but technicians can work on all makes and models. Quick Lane is one…

The Holy Grail in Health Care

High quality, low cost, instant access, online quick fixes, new technology, the costs associated with all of that and hospital food were topics on the table at a CEO Health Care Roundtable discussion in early February. Key Columbia…

Cobbling Together

Photos by LG Patterson Bob Wood, owner of Dawson Shoe Repair, takes his position each morning behind the vintage wooden and glass counter at his shop at 212 S. Eighth St. If he looks out the large storefront window directly before him,…

Hotel Tower Expansion

The Broadway Hotel opened for business in 2014, giving visitors a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Columbia. The hotel also offered Columbia residents an eighth floor Rooftop Bar and meeting space with one of the best views downtown…

The Gift of Cigars

As the holidays sneak up on us once again, you may find yourself searching for last-minute gifts that don’t seem like last-minute gifts. If there’s a man on your list who enjoys an occasional cigar, you’ll be pleased with the options you…

In It for the Long Haul

John Berghager runs his I-70 Towing and Recovery business out of a remodeled bowling alley at 2116 Vandiver Drive. It’s a building with a history in Columbia; and it’s a building that will certainly have a role in Columbia’s future. “I…

CEO Roundtable

photos by L.G. Patterson With the new year coming fast, area business and government leaders sat down to lunch in early November at The Roof at an economic roundtable to discuss where we have been, where we are and what might be ahead.…

Tax Season Nears

As we look forward to a new year, the last thing we want to think about is taxes, but guess what? Filing season is right around the corner and there are a few important things you need to know for the upcoming year. Deadlines are changing.…

Employee Happiness And Loyalty

If you need to increase your company’s competitiveness and profit, where should you start? Should you focus on your employees first, or should you start by focusing on your customers first? In reality, you need to do both. It is almost…

Protecting Taxpayers

A business-friendly proposal will appear on Missouri’s Nov. 8 general election ballot: Amendment 4, The Taxpayer Protection Amendment, which will protect Missouri consumers and businesses from a new sales tax on services we all use every…

CEO Roundtable

photos by L.G. Patterson One good way to chase away the summer doldrums is to gather a collection of local business leaders for a rousing discussion of the season’s most pressing issues. And that’s just what Inside Columbia’s CEO…

Fireworks

Bob Gerau spends every Fourth of July surrounded by fireworks, yet he seldom gets to see a single dazzling shell streak across the sky. For the past 51 years, Gerau, owner of Bob’s Fireworks, has spent the Fourth, along with his kids and…