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Restaurants Reimagined

As the co-owner of Pizza Tree, along with her husband, John Gilbreth, Amanda Rainey has…

Building a Stronger Community

Backed by a talented and committed team of 86 employees who work day in and…

Taxes & the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has seeped into every aspect of American life, from death to, inevitably,…

Banking on Columbia

It is July 1865.  The Civil War ended in April. The first public university west…

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Work Where You Play

“We work where we play,” American Outdoor Brands CEO Brian Murphy says, motioning towards the…

The Talent Gap

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic noticeably impacted the national and local labor market across all…

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Impact COMO 2021

This past year continued to provide unexpected opportunities for innovation in the ways our local…

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Not An Island

“I’m always in walk mode,” says Chris Cottle, walk manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater…

Combined Efforts

Many of the 142 Columbia-area nonprofits focus on poverty and social services. We can’t write…

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A student at Columbia Independent School engages in a STEAM activity.

Private School Advantage

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to quickly pivot and reimagine the 2020-2021 school year,…

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Playing the School Lottery

Lottery schools give Columbia residents options where they originally might not have had one.  Which…

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For All to Know

A college education promises abundant knowledge and experience, but for many, a degree is not…