Jeremy Essig

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Stepping down, branching out: MU business dean focusing on economic development efforts

After spending decades laying the foundation for the business leaders of tomorrow, MU’s outgoing business school dean plans to devote more of his time leveraging university resources to lure their companies to Missouri.
During Bruce Walker’s 20-year tenure as dean, the Trulaske College of Business expanded enrollment, gained a national reputation, nurtured relationships with the city and alumni and moved into a new $30 million building, Cornell Hall.
More than 85 percent of the college’s current faculty and staff members were hired during Walker’s watch.

Vinyl Revival: Record stores selling more vinyl albums

*Vinyl Revival*Old school records give the music industry a boost with the sweet sounds of nostalgia.

Career Center adapts to workforce needs, opportunities

*Workforce Training*Columbia Area Career Center meets the needs of Boone County employers by providing training for high-demand ields.

Music Maestro

Since 1980, Richard King has consistently lured famous and soon-to-be-famous artists to our little college town.
The Blue Note celebrates its 30th anniversary on July 30 with a Ninth Street concert featuring Snoop Dog and Ice Cube.

Columbia, a musical proving ground

Although The Blue Note has been importing some of the biggest names in music to…

Bankers critique federal bill

Mid-Missouri bank executives believe some of the proposed federal banking regulations being debated in Congress…

First State to keep Premier staff, locations

Premier Bank customers might initially notice little more than a change in signage after the…

Landmark, BCNB develop social networking sites

Two local banks have moved beyond their websites to serve Columbia’s virtual community. Landmark Bank…

Deal-making resumes at car lots

Fueled by newly acquired Nissan and a rebounding Ford, Joe Machens is in the driver’s seat of Columbia’s resurgent auto market. Car and truck sales at Columbia dealerships have increased by more than 16 percent for the first four months of 2010 compared with the same period the previous year, according to Missouri Department of Revenue data The local numbers mirror national sales, which also increased a little more than 16 percent, according to data from Autodata, a motor vehicle analysis firm based in New Jersey.

Linen King hiring in July

Linen King, an Oklahoma-based provider of laundry services to the health care industry, plans to…

REDI director turns attention to "economic gardening"

Columbia, in Mike Brooks’ opinion, needs to focus on seeding new industry. At the City…

‘We’re No. 4!’ Dave & Dan, the anti-dealers, brag

Rather than standing among a shining sea of new cars and shouting about great deals,…