Resolution Solutions

The holidays are over and it’s time for the New Year and the overwhelming burden of New Year’s resolutions. More often than not, your New Year’s resolutions barely survive through January and you end up promising yourself that next year…

The Man Behind The News

You know what they say about opinions. Imagine riding herd with 280 businesses who publish their opinions every week. These publishers — and their editors, reporters and photographers — form the Missouri Press Association. For nearly 150…

The Music Maker

Ironically, the biggest loss to the local music scene in 2015 wasn’t a local at all. Producer/bandleader Lou Whitney died at home in Springfield in October. Recording at Whitney’s Column One Studio had been a rite of passage for Boone…

BOOTS TO BUSINESS

War is hell … and for some veterans, so is civilian life. When disabled veterans finally make their way back home from a tour of duty, it can be hard for them to feel like they truly belong in their community, much less in the workplace.

CONSTRUCTION ZONE

Construction knows no season this year in Columbia. As 2015 winds down, it seems the cranes and the bulldozers are gearing up. Here’s a sampling of some of the major projects that will alter the landscape and the skyline of Columbia in…

2016 Sentiment Survey

The dark days of the Great Recession may finally be receding with the years in Columbia’s collective memory as the economic recovery slowly takes hold in the local business community. Our latest CEO Sentiment Survey reveals a…

Why I Give Back

While I'm still in the eyes of the world a young individual, I've personally noticed, at least during the last several years, as people age they tend to go in one of two directions. The first is they look towards themselves and…

Gifts To Give & Get

As your calendar fills with places to go, people to see and parties to attend, you may find yourself short on grab and go gifts.  My secret weapons to savoring the holidays are consumable gifts!  They can be enjoyed, used up and you…

Look Before You Leap

Tradition and superstition have ruled wedding ceremonies for centuries, but over the past few years, modern couples have been making room for new ideas. One of these trends is the popular “first look,” which is when couples see each other…