Robert E. Thomas

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New online service modernizes Yellow Pages

*Business Profile* eliminates the middleman and connects customers with service providers, modernizes the Yellow Pages

Job Point prepares employees for market

*Job Point*Local business trains employees on how to find work in a difficult market.

Grove leaves Little Dixie Construction after 35 years

*Personality Profile*Bob Grove leaves Little Dixie Construction after 35 years.

Tom O’Connor cut his electric bill 80 percent, and says you can too

*Home Energy Conservation*Tom O’Connor shows how to drastically reduce electric bills.

Financial planner hooked on fishing industry

For Jared Reynolds, you could say fishing is in his blood. The year he was…

Tom, the Schnucks guy

*Shopping for Superior Customer Service*Grocery checker wows customers with personal service.

Employment service founder navigates economic storms

*Business Profile: Job Finders*Employment service founder has navigated economic storms for three decades.

Gauging the recession’s impact

*Tough Times*CBT Snapshots follow local businesses coping in a tight economy

In a pinch? Diamond Banc serves the suddenly not so well-off

As the nation’s bear market affects more affluent people, Diamond Bank offers people averse to…

After layoff, factory worker trains to become police officer

His classmates call him Gramps or Grandpa. Dorie Clark, at age 65, is the oldest…

Business Profile: Service Master

*Business Profile*ServiceMaster handles aftermathof fire, flood, and chemicals.

Columbia crime increase raises interest in security-related businesses

Bob Cron bought his wife an unusual gift for Mothers Day—a Smith & Wesson 38 special. The handgun weighs 15 ounces and comes with a crimson laser grip that indicates the point of impact. Cost: $1,000.

Cron, a salesperson for Target Masters, 4141 Rangeline Road, said his gift really isn’t so unusual. “I sold four of these to women in the past few weeks,” he said.

Such purchases may reflect a growing concern among citizens about the recent rise in violent crimes in Columbia.