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Quality Assurance: Small business benefits from Six Sigma

During the last few decades, quality assurance has taken many forms, including Six Sigma and…

Riversong Spa rubs its clients the right way

When Frances and Greg Vadner opened Riversong Spa and Salon in Jefferson City in 1998,…

Interior design players trade spaces in local furniture market

On the surface, it would appear that two staples of the Columbia interior design market…

Odd Jobs: Chloie goes behind the bar at Grill One 5

A writer walks into a bar… OK, so this time it’s not a joke; it’s…

Proposed tobacco tax ignites debate fueled by convenience stores

Ron Leone, a lobbyist for Missouri convenience store owners, is a small player in the…

Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of America’s Conservative Revolution

Brian Mann has Kansas and Missouri in his blood, even though he now lives in…

MU’s College of Engineering launches regional center to focus on energy efficiency

A national center promoting industrial energy efficiency has opened at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Funded…

Confessions of a Mystery Shopper

Sales pitches, personalities affect customer’s experience at tire stores One of the jobs of a…

Odd Jobs: Keeping movie on track is Groundhog Day experience for projectionist

I’ve daydreamed at times about how cool it would be having a different job, one…

Past leaders knew value of good city streets

When I was an ROTC student at Mizzou in the early 1950s walking along Rollins…

SBD Board must remain vigilant to keep downtown business scene vibrant

SBD Board must remain vigilant to keep downtown business scene vibrant When I opened my…

From the Editor

Blame political leadership void for likely state minimum wage hike The Missouri Chamber of Commerce…