Inside Columbia
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Five Women, Four Businesses, One Trend

There is no single profile that fits all female business owners. Why should there be? Business knows no gender. It’s a trait that springs from the mind, spirit and experience. The five women who are profiled in this issue of CEO do have one…

Healthy Holidays

Holidays traditionally imply joyous times and celebrations with family and friends. However, with the holidays comes the stress of managing chores such as shopping, decorating the house and juggling professional and personal commitments.…

Serve Up Some Holiday Cheer

The classic Champagne toast will do for New Year’s Eve, but what about the rest of the holiday season? This cocktail, dreamed up by Dan Dethrow, beverage director at Flyover, will add something special to your holiday party drink menu. Pair…

Still Swingin’

Ask three locals where you can find battered and fried green peppers served up hot with a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar, and odds are at least two of them will know exactly where to send you. The same goes for Bob’s Bobs and Blue…

A Gathering Place

It was Nov. 1, 2013, and as the leaves were giving way to new shades of autumnal gold and crimson, Kelly Gilion was entering a new season in her life. On that day, her 40th birthday, she turned the key and opened the door to her new shop,…

Making Magical Memories

Cookies With Santa is a time-honored Inside Columbia tradition for many parents, grandparents and children in the community. Over the course of more than a decade, thousands of Columbia kids have enjoyed the free event, featuring…

How Well Do You Know CoMo?

Because of the generosity of the people in Mid-Missouri, Columbia has no shortage of nonprofit organizations and charitable institutional projects! But, how familiar are YOU with them? Take our quick quiz to see if you can identify a few…

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

The holiday shopping season is upon us and if you have a loved one who enjoys gardening, whether vegetables or flowers, here are some gift ideas that are sure to please: “All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew – Even…

Voices of War

Kirk Klingler has always been a fan of history. From the time he could read, Klingler said he naturally gravitated to the history section of the library, specifically military history and stories that reflected this country’s battles and…