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What’s New? Technology is a Gift — and a Curse

It’s a question we toss around in conversations, sometimes as a mere social nicety, and…

The Shops at Sharp End ribbon cutting

From the Mayor: Innovation in Government

Columbia’s mayor, Barbara Buffaloe, discusses innovation in our local government.

Jodie Jackson Jr and Kim Ambra at 20U40 in 2023

Publisher’s Letter: Up in Here Making Changes

I love change! I am the personality type that thrives on trying new things and…

Sewing Threads

The Tapestry of Relationship: Defined By Our Connections

According to the dictionary, a relationship is how two or more concepts, objects, or people…

Kim Ambra and her Forever Friends

COMO Editor’s Letter: Forever Friends

Although we are technically still in the middle of winter, this issue warms my heart.…

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Mayor Buffaloe: Transcending Titles for Growth 

In January, we hosted the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. It was lovely to see community…

Crab Rangoon Dip by Hoss Koetting

Cookin’ With Hoss – Crab Rangoon Filling

Have you ever ordered crab rangoon at your favorite Chinese restaurant? You get crispy little…

Junior Achievement Booth

Junior Achievement Promotes Boundless Possibilities

Columbia’s landscape of vibrant nonprofit organizations can be likened to a grove of trees growing…

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‘That’s What She Said’ Columbia 2024

The stage is set for Columbia’s second “That’s What She Said” event featuring nine women…

Barbara Buffaloe at the Jiangsu American Heartland Cities Cooperation

Forging Global Connections

As the mayor of Columbia, Missouri, I recently had the privilege of representing our vibrant…

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Woodhaven Champions Embracing All Abilities

In the Columbia of 1961, parents of developmentally disabled children had no resources available to…

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The Last Word: Health & Wellness

Kim Ambra, Editor-in-Chief It looks different every day! It may be an extra cup of…