Faces of Columbia

2023 Faces of Columbia

When we interact with a business, we’re connecting with a person, maybe several people, who then serve as the “Face” of that local company. It’s through that face that we are able to get a personal connection between the business and the community it serves. In the following special section, you’ll learn about a variety of local businesses and the face, or faces, behind them. We hope you’ll take a moment to get better acquainted with some of the people behind these successful businesses that make our community a great place to live and work. Learn more about their stories and why they are eager to serve you.

Kari Vogt of Senior Benefit Services

The Face of Medicare

Helping seniors is something Kari Vogt has always been passionate about. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM and licensed agent for Senior Benefit Services, Vogt wanted to help fill the void she saw as many retirees have questions about Medicare and get overwhelmed by the process without many resources to guide them. Since joining the SBS

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Joel Eisleben of S&E Consulting

The Face of Employee Retention Tax Credit

The pandemic was difficult for nearly every business, many of which are still working to recover. Joel Eisleben, CPA, employee retention tax credit specialist for S&E Consulting, wants to make sure businesses are aware of the funds available to them. “Hardly anyone expects to receive money back for what they lost the past few years, so

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Gina Mauller-Crane

The Face of Wealth Management

Gina Mauller-Crane, CFP®, has always been passionate about helping others. It’s what led her to become a financial advisor and what keeps her driven with each new day. “I wake up every morning excited,” she says. “I get to solve problems and puzzles daily.” Knowing that she is helping multigenerational families reach their financial dreams gives

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six mile ordinary

The Face of Distilleries

Entering the field of distilled spirits was exciting for Maury and Melissa Allen. The owners of Six Mile Ordinary say they were attracted to the industry five years ago, eager to take on the opportunity to create high quality products at a reasonable price. But there’s much more to it than that.“Ultimately, for us, the attraction

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The Face of Residential Electrical Services

Since 1996, Withrow Electric has been providing electrical solutions for communities throughout mid-Missouri. With more than 90 years of combined electrical experience, you can rest easy knowing that this family-owned business will work with you to manage needed electrical services. Owner Rich Withrow says the electrical industry is the most rewarding trade. “Our work is meaningful

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J Jones Homes, LLC

The Face of Design Built Dream Homes

John Jones has only ever wanted to design and build homes. And after nearly 30 years of doing just that, he launched J Jones Homes to continue his work of building dream homes for years to come. “I love running into former clients when I am out and realizing how many lives I have touched over

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The Face of Signs

Society lives off signs. Whether it’s a business sign, a road sign or a digital sign, each serves an important purpose.It’s why David Goodson is proud to be president andCEO of Impact Signs Awnings Wraps, Inc., where the mission is to help businesses thrive. “It gives me a sense of pride that our company can help

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The Face of Women’s Fitness

At BLUSH Boot Camp, fitness is a way of life. Kinsley Judd, club manager and head trainer, spends her time showing clients just how life changing fitness can be.“You realize how many years you can add to your life, or throw away, based on your lifestyle,” she says. “How you work out, how you eat, how

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Dogwood Solar

The Face of Solar

For Dan Shifley, working in the solar energy field allows him to solve problems every day. As the owner of Dogwood Solar, Shifley is able to assist people with high energy bills who want to improve our environment. “We get to help solve these problems, and it is gratifying,” he says. “Clients are excited to talk

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tiger towing faces

The Face of Towing

It was the fast-paced nature of the towing business that first drove Tyler Doyle and his wife, Jenny, to purchase Tiger Towing in October 2021. And since then, they’ve enjoyed being able to help people who need their vehicles towed at a reasonable price. The Doyles say they’re proud of two things in particular about their

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