Joanna Schneider

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For the pet who has everything: Locally owned shops offer specialty products and top-notch service

Gene Hill, author of multiple books illustrating his life with dogs, made the clever point…

Get Lost… in a cozy downtown bookstore

*Business Profile*Get Lost Bookshop owner Meghan Gilliss keeps Columbia reading.

Grocery Glut

The expansion of supermarkets in Columbia has been exceeding the population growth for years now, and Hy-Vee is about to give local shoppers even more options when deciding where to buy their groceries.
The recession is causing more people to pick up groceries and cook meals at home rather than eating in restaurants, but store operators and industry observers say shares of the supermarket pie are bound to shrink when Hy-Vee opens its second store next month in the south and its third store next spring in the east.

Eco Brokers interpret ‘green living’ costs, benefits

When people are hunting for a new home or planning renovations, “eco-friendly” is quickly rising…

Menu Maker Foods slowly gobbles up competition

*Business Profile*Menu Maker Foods sees growth by out-performing the competition

Columbia employers support continuing education

The job market is tight, and so more adults are going back to school, education…

CASA changes lives of children

In 2005, Casy Berndt, a Columbia attorney with a background in family law, teamed up…

Vespa dealership fills demand for low-cost transportation

*Scooter Power*Vespa dealers on a roll as scooters become more popular

Personal pampering keeps priority status during recession

*Salon Market*Salon business still booms in bad economy

MU students run online, eco-friendly clothing store

*Business Profile:*MU students run online, eco-friendly clothing store

The Mississippi Fish Shack is Southern Fried, Family Friendly

Mississippi Fish Shack owner Kim Perry learned to cook from her grandmother, and she displays photographs of her grandparents and her suave father in the entryway of the restaurant, which opened on Broadway downtown six months ago and serves home-style dishes.