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Businesses help United Way fund local programs

Columbia Area United Way volunteers coordinate community assistance through mid-Missouri agencies providing family, youth, nutrition,…

PYSK: Debbie Sheals

Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Consultant AGE: 48 JOB DESCRIPTION: My work divides into two main categories:…

Economically Speaking: Reaching out to employers and entrepreneurs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) is continuing its efforts to enhance services to…

PYSK: Jeffrey R. Williams

University of Missouri-Columbia Director of Access and Urban Outreach Co-Chair, Columbia Vision Committee AGE: 53…

Boone Hospital Center should end lease, renegotiate with BJC

While late in coming, there has been a groundswell of support in the community for…

Area incumbents, candidates agree on selling MOHELA assets

Answers are from (in order) Jeff Harris, District 23, Patrick Crabtree, District 23, Ed Robb,…

PYSK: M. Dianne Drainer

Executive Director, MIZZOU Flagship Council AGE: 57 YEARS LIVED IN COLUMBIA: 32 ORIGINAL HOMETOWN: Carrollton,…

Business Profile: Cameras and computers, not revolvers and rough stuff, are investigator’s tools of trade

During his 12 years as a private investigator, Ron Rugen has learned that husbands and…

Barrage of negative political ads has a negative effect on democracy

“Thank God, it is almost over!” That seems to be the collective sentiment of the…

Staffing company leaders address industry trends

The Columbia Business Times asked the owners or managers of four employment services companies in…

Talent, McCaskill diverge on stem cell research, minimum-wage, immigration

The neck-and-neck race between Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill is…

PYSK: Elaine Blodgett

President, Columbia-Boone County KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Providing leadership for an organization with diverse interests, all relating…